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when typing in "?" into the url bar how do you stop everything from being converted to lowercase? like "/watch?v=XxXx" becomes invalid "/watch?v=xxxx". thanks.

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firefox converts links to lowercase that have "?".

windows cant have filenames that contain ":" "/" "?". so i put japanese ":" "/" "?" in filenames to replace.

so metadata for a youtube download can have the link.

example; "youtube.com/watch?v=XxXxXxXxXxX" can be written as; "youtube.com/watch?v=XxXxXxXxXxX"

if i enter "youtube.com/watch?v=XxXxXxXxXxX", into firefox it works fine. but if i enter "youtube.com/watch?v=XxXxXxXxXxX", the question marks causes everything to go lowercase. so it becomes "youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxxx".

so requesting firefox to keep letters as they are. even after converting "?" to "?" in links.

please help, anyone.

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Are those valid characters in a URL in other parts of the world?

I can't figure out what feature of firefox is figuring out that com/watch?v= should be interpreted as com/watch?v=. Perhaps it has something to do with internationalized domain support??

Also, if you need to change a Windows file name, why do you also need to change the URL (shortcut target) associated with the name? Can't you leave that in its original form?

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).