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Open the payload of a HTTP error

I'm a software developer working on backend services, always juggling between Firefox and Chrome (because none of them fully satisfy my needs). What I need from them is t… (read more)

I'm a software developer working on backend services, always juggling between Firefox and Chrome (because none of them fully satisfy my needs). What I need from them is to behave the way it will be most practical for me, which isn't necessarily aligned with the majority of users.

My current problem is this. I work with APIs which in my daily work often return various HTTP errors. These errors also contain a payload which describes the problem in detail. I want to be able to see this payload easily in the browser. Yes, I can use other tools like Postman for this (which I do), but for simple GET requests without special request headers it would be much more practical to just use a browser.

Currently, when my API opens an error (for example a 400 Bad Request), Firefox decides to just silently go back into the previous page (undos the URL change). If I open the Network tab in the Web Developer view, I can however see the failing response with all of its details. Still, this is too impractical for me.

BTW, the response contains a custom Content-Type which isn't recognized by Firefox by default. But Firefox isn't downloading the payload as a file (like it would usually do for a successful page load of an unknown Content-Type), it just silently doesn't do anything. I've installed an extension to handle my custom Content-Types (called "Open in Browser"), but since Firefox isn't attempting to open this one, I can't use it in this case.

So, how can I force Firefox to stay on that URL and show the response payload in the window? If not in vanilla Firefox, any plugins? I've already kind of spent too much time on this for my liking. :/

Asked by marko.vodanovic 17 hours ago

Last reply by AKASH kUMAR 1 hour ago

Trend Micro Add-on for Windows 10

Recently as of two (2) updates ago the Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on is no longer available. Is this an oversight? Would like to have Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on back onl… (read more)

Recently as of two (2) updates ago the Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on is no longer available. Is this an oversight? Would like to have Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on back online, thanks!

Asked by Golden Ratio 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Adblock Plus opens new window each time I start and won't keep settings

Somehow I got Adblock Plus and it's been nothing but trouble. First I noticed ads that weren't there before, then it kept opening new windows about just downloading ABP a… (read more)

Somehow I got Adblock Plus and it's been nothing but trouble. First I noticed ads that weren't there before, then it kept opening new windows about just downloading ABP and it won't keep my settings. Last week I wrote an email asking for help and didn't get a reply. This ABP Plus is a MESS.

1. It won't keep my settings.

2. Right now I have no fewer than 5 "Installation" tabs in my browser. How do I make them STOP? It started after this last time that I updated your program.

3. Right now I don't even know if it's working right. How can I go back to the last version that didn't foul up?

Today, I went to Firefox website and was going to download to plain old Adblock but that page said it was not monitored. see attachment. So I went to the Mozilla website. see attachment. When I clicked on "Recommended extensions may also be found while browsing with FF...." it took me to a page that didn't have anything about AdBlock. Over an hour later, I ended up right back where I started from. I'm exhausted and I give up trying to follow links that take me back again and trying to describe how it's taking me round in circles. How do I go back to the old AdBlock? It worked well for me, didn't make me reset every time I open my browser and actually blocked ads. Firefox, Windows 8.1 latest versions. Please reply in simple English I am a senior and techy words just make my head swim. If someone replies and I don't reply back, it may be that I can't get on the internet, the wifi here is lousy at best and most of the time, not at all. I try to get on the internet several times a day, if someone replies I will reply as soon as I can. Don't give up on me. Thanks, Bernadine

Asked by BernadineAD 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Restore old style address bar

Hi, I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following sett… (read more)

Hi,

I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following settings to false;


   browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
   browser.urlbar.update1
   browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
   browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

I'm not sure if something updated between last night's shutdown and this morning's bootup but the ugly giant bar is back again and when I checked those settings in config they're all set to false. I tried toggling them true to false again but I can't get the old style bar back. I don't really want to revert to an older version as I know that's not secure. Does anyone have a way to get the bar back to how it used to be or is it time to use another browser?

Thanks!

Asked by heinekenmacaroni 1 day ago

Last reply by nucleozap 12 hours ago

Disable the new address bar features in Firefox 77

Hi, I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work. I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it in… (read more)

Hi,

I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work.

I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it interferes with viewing the page, and it very much feels to me like change for the sake of change.

If someone can pass this on to whoever makes these unilateral decisions :

Don't make changes to the user interface that are not optional. How do they not understand that changing the UI for hundreds of millions of people is not a good idea?

So my question is, how do I disable the new urlbar "features" and return to a plain static one?

Asked by Deirdre Young 2 days ago

Last reply by VickyEmma 14 hours ago

Can you change the new pop-out thing the URL bar does now?

So with the new update, the top URL bar will pop out slightly when you click it to type in a URL, or when you open a new tab. This is very distracting to me, why can't it… (read more)

So with the new update, the top URL bar will pop out slightly when you click it to type in a URL, or when you open a new tab. This is very distracting to me, why can't it just stay the same like before?

Is there a way to stop it from doing this?

Asked by Xirix 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 15 hours ago

expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 1 day ago

Last reply by mckendrick 18 hours ago

icons fro Add-ons on the toolbar

with the installation of Firefox 77 all the icons for add-ons have disappeared from the toolbar and I cannot restore them. I can't easily use their features nor tell if I… (read more)

with the installation of Firefox 77 all the icons for add-ons have disappeared from the toolbar and I cannot restore them. I can't easily use their features nor tell if I am in Private Browsing mode. Help

Asked by barrut405 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago

drop down arrow restored in address bar

How do I restore the drop down arrow in the address bar? I have tried the solutions suggested here with no success: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284173 in… (read more)

How do I restore the drop down arrow in the address bar? I have tried the solutions suggested here with no success: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284173 including: 3. Search for the following preferences and set them all to FALSE

          1. browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
          2. browser.urlbar.update1
          3. browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
          4. browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips
          5. browser.urlbar.update1.view.stripHttps

Asked by BOBSCHRO 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Add-Ons removed from Toolbar (& stop working) when I ask Firefox to Never Remember History

As the Title suggests. My Add-Ons are all removed from my Toolbar and stop functioning whenever I set my History settings to "Never Remember History." I have tried uninst… (read more)

As the Title suggests.

My Add-Ons are all removed from my Toolbar and stop functioning whenever I set my History settings to "Never Remember History."

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the Add-On's, refreshing Firefox, uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox. But none of this works.

I want to be able to use my Add-On's AND have Firefox not remember my history. It used to work before, but now it just won't let me.

Any suggestions?

Asked by penndumonium 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

homepage

After installing the most recent update of Firefox, Firefox will no longer open with the designate homepage. Instead, it opens with a blank page. When I click on the Ho… (read more)

After installing the most recent update of Firefox, Firefox will no longer open with the designate homepage. Instead, it opens with a blank page. When I click on the Homepage icon in the toolbar, the designated home page will open, but it will not open automatically when Firefox is initially launched. Until the update, whenever Firefox was launched it would open with the homepage, which is what I would now like for it to do. I've checked the applicable settings and they are as they always were. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Steve

Asked by sff1 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Why does Firefox remove my searchbox with every update?

<rant> It is just so tiresome to repetitively figure out how to restore my searchbox after major updates. I *don't* want to use the combined address/search tool. I… (read more)

<rant> It is just so tiresome to repetitively figure out how to restore my searchbox after major updates.

I *don't* want to use the combined address/search tool. I use the search box as intended with about 8 search tools in the select field to choose from.

It is just arrogance on FF's part to remove it over and over.</rant>

Asked by GStark 1 day ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 day ago

Add-ons Logging Out After Every Restart

Hello. I need help with stopping websites, extensions (which required one to stay signed-in to be able to use them) from logging out every time I shut the browser. I know… (read more)

Hello. I need help with stopping websites, extensions (which required one to stay signed-in to be able to use them) from logging out every time I shut the browser. I know I am doing something wrong with the settings for cookies, but I can't pin down how to go about solving the issue. Thank you.

Asked by athmikatarun 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago