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Did Firefox 5 drop the ability to display RSS feeds?

With previous versions of firefox, i could load an rss feed and it would display in the main window, nicely parsed and styled. this functionality seems to have disappeare… (read more)

With previous versions of firefox, i could load an rss feed and it would display in the main window, nicely parsed and styled. this functionality seems to have disappeared in firefox 5. load an RSS feed such as http://feeds.nytimes.com/nyt/rss/HomePage and you get an opportunity to create a live bookmark, but the rss/xml is not displayed in the main window. "live bookmarks" still work, but i'd like to see the firefox display the RSS natively without an RSS-reader plugin. Has this feature been intentionally dropped, or is this a bug? or am i missing something?

Asked by jj_firefox 10 years ago

Last reply by beek 9 years ago

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To make firefox handle mms protocol here is a technique that works well. [SOLVED for some versions]

Okay folks. Mozilla is playing their cards very close to their chest with this one, though I can't understand why all the secrecy. 2012 EDIT Since version 7, Firefox a… (read more)

Okay folks. Mozilla is playing their cards very close to their chest with this one, though I can't understand why all the secrecy.

2012 EDIT Since version 7, Firefox appears broken and unable to recognize mms protocol. HOWEVER, if you copy your mms:// URL to a tab in the browser and edit it so that it begins http:// instead of mms:// then the browser will successfully hand the task onto your audio player, such as mplayer or vlc. So this provides a way to successfully skirt around the problem. There is nothing further in this thread applicable to versions newer than 7, so you can close this tab and go try it. Good luck!

2011: HERE'S THE SOLUTION for handling mms protocol for Firefox version 3.6 and versions near that, but not version 7 or later. This is Linux specific; I can't help you with Windows solution. Sorry. Windows users maybe look here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol#Firefox_3.5_specif... or try the Gecko suggestion given by cor-el in a reply in this thread.

Linux Solution

I'm using Firefox 3.6.9 with these plugins: mplayer,quicktime,realplayer,shockwave flash,windows media player

In the firefox address box type this simple but weird-looking URL about:config and open it. Then right-click on any entry in the long list that comes up. Right-clicking brings up the menu we will use to create a new entry. Select new and of type boolean. Carefully type in the name of the new preference as network.protocol-handler.expose.mms and then select for its value false. We are finished with this window, so you can close it.

We now need a page with an mms link to click on. (For this step, it really must be a clickable link. It won't work if you just type the URL yourself.) Here's a page http://beelinetv.com/ with plenty of mms links including a delightfully-named Al Karma. Go there now and left-click on Al Karma. You'll see a window open. Double-click on Select an application and navigate through your file system to a media player you have installed which will handle mms streams. I have mplayer, and its pathname is /usr/bin/mplayershell. (You might have gxine, or totem, or VLC, or ... etc.) Click the box to Remember my choice. We're now done. Your new configuration info will get saved when you quit the browser. Now, whenever you click on a mms link, whether it's a movie, or radio or a television channel, the browser should automatically hand the job of playing it to your chosen player. Though I found I had to select the player a few times before it eventually remembered; firefox can be a slow learner.  :(

If you want your browser to also accommodate rtsp:// links, repeat the above. For handling rtsp audio stream, I use the helix player, through many will use realplayer. Don't forget, you'll need to find a page with a clickable rtsp link to set this up. Or you can create your own link, it doesn't need to have an actual stream. To do this, create a text file, say text.html containing this line of code:

<a href="rtsp://1.1.1.1/">rtsp link</a>

and open it in a new TAB in your browser, using a URL something like: file:///path/text.html. You should see a link to click on.

The job is done. You can ignore the remainder of this thread.

Any problems? Add a message to the end of this thread.


Note: my solution has nothing to do with the gecko player

Asked by pawpaw 10 years ago

Last reply by FedoraFFuser 9 years ago

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How do I get the bookmark drop-down button to display on the nav bar instead of the bookmark bar?

I just updated to Firefox 4 and most things are great. My problem is that it seems that if you choose to display the bookmarks toolbar, then that becomes the only place … (read more)

I just updated to Firefox 4 and most things are great. My problem is that it seems that if you choose to display the bookmarks toolbar, then that becomes the only place you can put the bookmarks drop-down button (the one that is normally next to the home button on the nav bar). If I right click and choose customize, then the bookmark button automatically switches back to the nav bar where I want it - but as soon as I click done, it moves back to the bookmarks toolbar. I don't want to get rid of either the toolbar or the button - I just want to move the button back to the nav bar.

Asked by solaraeus 10 years ago

Last reply by Bad.Designers 10 years ago

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how do I restore the "Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts" prompt to my recent Firefox 4 update

My previous version of Firefox always asked the following questions when I closed firefox & several tabs were open: "Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the ne… (read more)

My previous version of Firefox always asked the following questions when I closed firefox & several tabs were open:

 "Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts" 

I just downloaded the Firefox 4 update and it no longer asks if I want to save the open tabs - it only gives me a warning that I am about to close all the tabs - I often like to keep the tabs I've opened in the midst of search if I do not have time to work thru all the sites and have to close the browser.

Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Asked by sammygayle 10 years ago

Last reply by Poobik_THE_Hare 10 years ago

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last computer i was able to make 3 profiles and run 3 windows. each time it asked for the profile when i wanted to start each window. how can i set that up again

ast computer i was able to make 3 profiles and run 3 windows. each time it asked for the profile when i wanted to start each window. how can i set that up again

Asked by chilled1 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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No matter what I do in toolbar it will not remember passwords or ask to remember them!

Fire fox does not always bring up the "do you want me to remember password" especially if I was at that site several time. I have to keep typing in the password and use… (read more)

Fire fox does not always bring up the "do you want me to remember password" especially if I was at that site several time. I have to keep typing in the password and username. I have do all the right things in the toolbar options What Next??

Asked by berniekatz 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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How can I turn off Location-aware browsing?

Got notice of upgrade. Downloaded 3.6.15 and installed. On your page describing new features, you prominently mention "Location-aware browsing," as well as the fact tha… (read more)

Got notice of upgrade. Downloaded 3.6.15 and installed. On your page describing new features, you prominently mention "Location-aware browsing," as well as the fact that I can turn this spyware off, but after looking through all the "Tools" area, I cannot find a way to turn it off. I am absolutely disgusted that Mozilla has been allowing people to spy on me all these many years I have been using your browsers clear back to Netscape. How can you get away with this without asking my permission? NOW TELL ME HOW TO TURN OFF THIS INSIDIOUS PIECE OF *!

Edited for language - TonyE

Asked by Ubifuisti 10 years ago

Last reply by tovasmugler 9 years ago

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Why won't Firefox always inset my saved username and password into my Favorite websites?

I save my passwords and usernames to the various websites I visit often. I like that feature. But I don't save usernames and passwords to sensitive sites like my bankin… (read more)

I save my passwords and usernames to the various websites I visit often. I like that feature. But I don't save usernames and passwords to sensitive sites like my banking! I memorize those.

Anyway, this comes in handy when I want to check the weather or night sky or whatever when I can just go to the website and my username and password are already filled in the blank. All I have to do is just click the Sign In button and I am there.

My problem is that sometimes Firefox will not fill in the blank even though the password and username have been saved and remembered (when it asks me if I want Firefox to remember this username and password) . I still have to type it in manually.

And that's not all. Sometime Firefox fills in the blank everytime. Sometimes it finishes filling in the blank when prompted. In other words, when I start to manually fill in the blank by typing the first letter, Firefox will then go ahead and finish filling in the blanks.

Sometimes , when I have two similar starting names (say passwords that start with an S), I type the S, then Firefox displays a choice between the two with a drop down menu. I choose the one I want and Firefox does the rest. It works well in doing that.

Sometimes there are several different Log In pages that get asked to be remembered by Firefox. I don't know why this is happening either. But even with that, Firefox will not even pick from those two or three (of the very same username and password) to fill in any blanks.

And then once again, sometimes Firefox will ask about remembering the username and password and I say Yes, then it simply does not remember to fill it in the blanks.

I want consistency from Firefox. I simply want it to remember all those passwords and usernames like it says it will do.....then apply that information to fill in the blanks each and every time.

Can someone please tell me what I need to do to get Firefox to do that?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by Inspector86 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Protection fault trying to access printer preference option menu

Yo Dudes & Foxes: Dell 720 printer, Windows XP system. From any web page or print ready sub-frame when I select file-->print-->properties to change print quali… (read more)

Yo Dudes & Foxes:

Dell 720 printer, Windows XP system. From any web page or print ready sub-frame when I select file-->print-->properties to change print quality, framing, print on both sides, or whatever Firefox issues a popup error: "Function address 0x0 caused a protection fault ( exception code 0x0000005 )"

It will not proceed after closing the popup. This does not happen in IE9. Any suggestions?

Asked by PORTOLA120 10 years ago

Last reply by xc800can 10 years ago

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How can I rearrange the order of the different toolbars in Firefox?

I have one toolbar that has a dropped down box (Google) and interferes with the toolbar below it (Roboform). How can rearrange which toolbars are on top and which ones a… (read more)

I have one toolbar that has a dropped down box (Google) and interferes with the toolbar below it (Roboform). How can rearrange which toolbars are on top and which ones are on the bottom?

Asked by Rufus 10 years ago

Last reply by Xircal 10 years ago

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Syncing Search Engines

Once I create a sync relationship between my computer and laptop and mobile phone, can't I have my computer Firefox custom Search Engines synced across all of the install… (read more)

Once I create a sync relationship between my computer and laptop and mobile phone, can't I have my computer Firefox custom Search Engines synced across all of the installations? I was under the impression that the custom search engines were saved with the bookmarks info. In any event is there any way that I can have my computer's custom search engines on my laptop Firefox install?

Asked by tinpanalley 10 years ago

Last reply by v5point0 10 years ago

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With Firefox 4, how do I go back to getting auto-fill choices listed alphabetically?

The new Firefox version 4 seems to be listing them with the most often used at the top of the drop-down list, which makes it very time consuming to find the currently des… (read more)

The new Firefox version 4 seems to be listing them with the most often used at the top of the drop-down list, which makes it very time consuming to find the currently desired one from a list of perhaps 30.

Asked by dsshaw033 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Where is the "REFRESH" button/option-it's not in the New version!?

Where is the "REFRESH" button or option? It used to be under "View" Tab. I use this button a lot, and need it back. I already tried to customize my toolbar but it's not… (read more)

Where is the "REFRESH" button or option? It used to be under "View" Tab. I use this button a lot, and need it back. I already tried to customize my toolbar but it's not there either. Where is it??

Asked by diane.tierney 10 years ago

Last reply by James 9 years ago