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How do I download an XPI without Firefox trying to install it?

Mail Redirect, a TB addon, recently switched to Sourceforge because MozDev was shutting down or something. However, attempting to download the latest XPI from Sourceforge… (read more)

Mail Redirect, a TB addon, recently switched to Sourceforge because MozDev was shutting down or something. However, attempting to download the latest XPI from Sourceforge (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mailredirect/mailredirect-0.7.7-sm%2Btb.xpi?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fmailredirect%2F%3Fsource%3Ddirectory&ts=1370301869&use_mirror=iweb) fails, because Firefox assumes the download is supposed to be an install of a Firefox addon, and Mail Redirect's metadata is set to be incompatible with Firefox.

There is no way to override this and force an actual download; clicking "Direct Link" on the page does the same thing, and dragging either of the links to the Downloads window (Ctrl-J) downloads an HTML document with a .XPI extension, which is obviously useless. What's more, Thunderbird has no convenient way of opening arbitrary webpages.

I finally caved and used IE to download it. It took about 30 seconds.

Asked by Web-Crawling_Stickler 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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What is a "Content Encoding Error" and how do I fix it?

I can't access certain sites from my laptop anymore due to a Content Encoding Error message. I've contacted the site owner in question and it's running fine. I can also a… (read more)

I can't access certain sites from my laptop anymore due to a Content Encoding Error message. I've contacted the site owner in question and it's running fine. I can also access it on my other desktop computer using Firefox.

No other browsers are able to access the site, either, from my laptop. My laptop is a Windows 8. I have Avast Antivirus and Malwarebytes installed, if that makes any difference. I tried allowing the app through Windows Firewall and it didn't help.

I've tried refreshing Firefox, restoring my laptop to an earlier date, and going into the about:config menu and following steps from other articles concerning this problem. I've cleared my Cache and my Cookies. Nothing fixes it.

Does anyone have any advice? I figure it's a problem with my laptop, but I've never run across it before. Help?

Asked by Brandy Miller 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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I am unable to successfully install Firefox on my Win10 64bit desktop

I will detail the steps when attempting to install Firefox. Screen prints attached. 1. Go to the "New Firefox" webpage 2. Run is not an option, so exe file is saved to "D… (read more)

I will detail the steps when attempting to install Firefox. Screen prints attached. 1. Go to the "New Firefox" webpage 2. Run is not an option, so exe file is saved to "Downloads" 3. FFox installer indicates "Now Installing" 4. This process runs, and runs, and runs until the blue bownload arrow is clicked (top right hand corner) 5. This closes the Now Installing Window and a box appears indicating "Completed". I presume the installer has fully downloaded... ? 6. Clicking the exe file in downloads folder starts the installation process. 7. After 2 or 3 minutes an installer message appears indicating "Hmm, for some reason we could not install Firefox". The suggestion is try again, which I have done 3 times with no success.

Asked by Grahame 3 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 years ago

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File I downloaded then saved is now gone.

I downloaded a word document yesterday. When I was prompted to save it or open it, I chose to just open it. I then made some changes to the word document, and clicked "sa… (read more)

I downloaded a word document yesterday. When I was prompted to save it or open it, I chose to just open it. I then made some changes to the word document, and clicked "save". Today I was looking for the word document, but couldn't find it. When I open Firefox's download menu, the option to open it or open its containing folder is grayed out.

What I'm very confused by is the fact that when I clicked "save" in MS Word yesterday when I finished editing the document, MS Word saved the file. Normally, when I "open" a word document directly from Firefox (as opposed to saving it to a specified location), if I edit the document and then click "save", MS Word will direct me to the "Save As" menu where I choose a folder to save the document in. This time, MS Word saved the file as if it were a file I had downloaded. So I had no idea that the file was not in a secure location (probably was in a temporary download folder).

The changes I made to the document were extremely important and I'm very very disappointed that I've lost the file. Is there anywhere it could be? How can I prevent this from happening in the future (other than saving the file directly from Firefox)?

Thanks

Asked by applesunshine 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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layout.css.scrollbar-width.enabled not working

I just upgraded to Firefox 79.0, and now the scrollbars on outlook.com are narrow with no scroll buttons. I fixed this problem long ago by setting layout.css.scrollbar-w… (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 79.0, and now the scrollbars on outlook.com are narrow with no scroll buttons. I fixed this problem long ago by setting layout.css.scrollbar-width.enabled to false. It's still set, but now the scrollbars are back to being narrow.

Asked by perl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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clearing cache

I read instructions on clearing cookies and cache. Question, If I check the box to clear the cache, which your instructions said will require websites to reload images a… (read more)

I read instructions on clearing cookies and cache. Question, If I check the box to clear the cache, which your instructions said will require websites to reload images and data, will I lose all my photographs that are on several websites such as twitter and pinterest?

Asked by maryconstancelowery 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloadhelper won't download certain videos

It works on most videos but there are several that won't download properly. Whenever I try it says "0 bytes" and the video won't play with Media Player, Realplayer, or an… (read more)

It works on most videos but there are several that won't download properly. Whenever I try it says "0 bytes" and the video won't play with Media Player, Realplayer, or any other program. Does anyone know how to fix this or another Firefox addon for me to try? I also tried downloading the videos with Realplayer's download too but that won't work either.

Asked by Iamafish 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Firefox.exe - Application error

Hi everyone, I'm using Windows 8 on my notebook. The mozilla firefox software just got updated automatically to Firefox Quantum 57.0(64-bit). There is a window popped up … (read more)

Hi everyone,

I'm using Windows 8 on my notebook. The mozilla firefox software just got updated automatically to Firefox Quantum 57.0(64-bit). There is a window popped up when I was trying to start the program. It shows:

firefox.exe - Application Error

The exception Breakpoint A breakpoint has been reached. (0x80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x6ccb4b9e.

Click on OK to terminate the program

After that, I tried to uninstall and install the program but nothing has changed. Any help to get it fixed? Thanks a million

Asked by pyrojack 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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The OCSP response is not yet valid (contains a date in the future)

I receive this message when I try to go to any of the websites linked from the Add-ons Manager in Mozilla Firefox browser. Furthermore, the 'Get Add-ons' tab as well as m… (read more)

I receive this message when I try to go to any of the websites linked from the Add-ons Manager in Mozilla Firefox browser. Furthermore, the 'Get Add-ons' tab as well as mozilla.org pages will not load properly - they load as basic html, without any formatting or pictures. All other websites are loading properly, and I only have this problem when using the Firefox browser. I am using Windows 8.

Asked by lht333 7 years ago

Answered by lht333 7 years ago

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Buttons are unclickable, text boxes won't accept text

Ever since upgrading to 57, I have trouble with certain webpages with buttons that are unclickable, or text boxes that won't accept text. It very frustrating after I fil… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to 57, I have trouble with certain webpages with buttons that are unclickable, or text boxes that won't accept text. It very frustrating after I fill out a bunch of information, and get to the bottom of the screen, and the submit button does nothing. I have to redo everything in Internet Explorer, which takes a lot of time and is double work. I'm about to start using IE exclusively so I don't have to do everything twice (I really don't want to) Yes, javascripr is enabled.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Asked by bfirefox 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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All of my passwords disappeared after 32.0 even though privacy set to "remember history"

I have used Firefox since it was introduced and have had it remember my passwords for as long as that's been possible. Suddenly, last week, after the 32.0 upgrade, all of… (read more)

I have used Firefox since it was introduced and have had it remember my passwords for as long as that's been possible. Suddenly, last week, after the 32.0 upgrade, all of my passwords completely disappeared. I have the Privacy settings set to "Firefox will Remember History". Why would they have disappeared, and how can I retrieve them? Is there anything nefarious I should be worried about (could they have been stolen)?

I am running Windows 8.0 on a 64-bit computer with 4GB RAM/1TB HDD. Today, I upgraded to 32.0.1, but the passwords are still missing. I have Sync enabled.

Asked by Michael R. Barnard 7 years ago

Answered by Michael R. Barnard 7 years ago

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Find my old bookmarks

I have had lots of problems with my pc and this morning when I was trying to get it started I was offered a "Refresh your Pc"option which I did, My Mozilla Firefox browse… (read more)

I have had lots of problems with my pc and this morning when I was trying to get it started I was offered a "Refresh your Pc"option which I did, My Mozilla Firefox browser seems to have disappeared since then since then and I was offered to open a Firefox account which I did thinking that would get my bookmarks(or Favourites) back but it hasn't. I think this new account does not recognise me. I don't have any bookmarks or favourites on any other browser. Is it possible to retrieve my oroginal Mozilla Firefox account which has got dozens of Bookmarks on it for me ? Thank you.

Asked by Pibear1 1 year ago

Answered by Senali Madawala 1 year ago

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Cannot run Java with Firefox

I have tried anything for 5 hours and nothing works. New dell laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bits. Firefox version: 37.0a1 (2014-12-05). Install Java twice via jxpiinstall.e… (read more)

I have tried anything for 5 hours and nothing works.

New dell laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bits. Firefox version: 37.0a1 (2014-12-05). Install Java twice via jxpiinstall.exe and jre-8u25-windows-i586-iftw.exe. 32 bits version. Java test page https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp reports that 'java is disabled or not installed'. Java console shows that Java is enabled for browsers. DOS Command line 'java -version' shows java running. I have even put the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_25' in the global PATH variable and created a JAVA_HOME variable with this directory. I went into regedit and change the rights on all mozilla mozilla.org keys.

Finally, I downloaded Chrome and it works after some configuration. Regards.

PS: the register process to be able to ask a question is the most impossible (being polite) that I have ever seen.

Asked by jp_fayolle 6 years ago

Answered by finitarry 6 years ago

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Bookmarks - Convert from places.sqlite to .xlsx (Excel) - How?

I have installed SQLite Manager 0.8.1 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/ Go to File Explorer / Show Hidden items (so you can see App Data, nex… (read more)

I have installed SQLite Manager 0.8.1

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/

Go to File Explorer / Show Hidden items (so you can see App Data, next)

Put a copy of places.sqlite in C:\temp (work from a copy)

C: \ Users \ Username \ App Data \ Roaming \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles \ long string \ places.sqlite

Go to the FF drop down menu in the top left / Web Developer / SQLite Manager

. . . it opens the program in a new window

Within the program, go to:

Database / Connect Database / C:/temp/places.sqlite

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You will see many Tables. The two pertinent ones I think are:

moz_bookmarks / Browse & Search tab

all the new bookmark Titles are in here at the bottom, even ones not in the Unsorted folder, but the URLs are not here!

the Titles appear to be added in sequential order, according to the id


moz_places / Browse & Search tab

all the new bookmark Titles, and URLs, are in here, they are not readily identifiable, you have to use Ctrl+F

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To export the tables:

right-click on the table / Export Table /

CSV tab / [check] First row contains column names

Comma, Double quotes, Save CSV Export Settings

Ok / Save it to desktop as a CSV

Open the CSV, and then save it as an xlsx

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Question: How can I get my Title and URLs?

There are over 17,000 rows in moz_places.

I would be putting all new bookmark in Unsorted though, so the question is, how do you identify them?

This seems possible.

Alternatively, if I could add the URL column to moz_bookmarks, then I could just export that. I would work from a copy . . . but it doesn't look like SQLite Manager will let me do this.

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I have also installed: SQLite Database Browser, Version 2.0b1

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sqlitebrowser/

I try to open places.sqlite with it, and nothing happens. Any idea why? Thx.

Asked by sludge7051-x 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Why Can't Firefox 22 Import Profiles?

I've upgraded to Windows 8 and FF 22, unfortunately there's no profile manager and no way that I can find to import any old preferences. The info in the Support section s… (read more)

I've upgraded to Windows 8 and FF 22, unfortunately there's no profile manager and no way that I can find to import any old preferences. The info in the Support section seems hopelessly out of date.

And a Google search brings up nothing helpful.

Does anybody know if there is a way to import your old FF settings?

Thanks

Asked by mdg333 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Open links in the same tab?

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my … (read more)

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my tabs gets longer, like ten in one window.

Asked by iSkyiera 8 years ago

Answered by ideato 8 years ago

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when i download a file, when it's finished the file is gone. the moment the download finished the file is gone. what happened?

i'm using windows 8 32 bit these past weeks i've been unable to open my downloaded file whether doc or jpg or anything everytime i finish downloaded a file it's gone from… (read more)

i'm using windows 8 32 bit these past weeks i've been unable to open my downloaded file whether doc or jpg or anything everytime i finish downloaded a file it's gone from the saved folder

Asked by aidha_07 8 years ago

Answered by aidha_07 8 years ago

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In Youtube video only plays in the upper left corner of screen.

Okay. The issue is that since the update to Firefox 37.0.2 I am having video playback issues on Youtube.com and Sometimes Newgrounds.com. In Youtube many videos I play on… (read more)

Okay. The issue is that since the update to Firefox 37.0.2 I am having video playback issues on Youtube.com and Sometimes Newgrounds.com. In Youtube many videos I play only now show in the upper left hand corner of the screen and the size of that video does not change even in full screen. it remains the size of a small tile. I have tried disabling add ons, and pretty much everything suggested on various web sites. On New Grounds some videos and some games are flipped upside down and backwards as the occasional video but the video issue on Newgrounds is not as bad as the issue Firefox has with some of the games.

I have tried the exact same videos and games on Internet Exploder and I do not get any of these issues. This only began to happen after the update to 37.0.2.

I am using Windows 8 (FULLY UP TO DATE) and I have the latest version of Flash. I have managed to narrow this down to a Firefox issue and many others have stated in various sites addressing this issue as a bug in Firefox. I have to agree with this observation. Likewise my video drivers are up to date as well. My computer uses the Intel 4600 drivers.

Comp specs pertaining to this issue: ASrock Z97 Pro3 Intel graphics (onboard) 16GB of RAM

Asked by Dr.Motorfinger 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago