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Open .bib files in new tab

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files,… (read more)

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files, is to just show them as text (either in the same tab, or a new tab). For example if you search for a publication on Google scholar, and click the quotation mark and then BiBTeX, you get the bibliographical information shown as text directly in the browser (see attached screenshot).

However, many other websites and journals instead give you a link to an actual .bib file, instead of just serving up the text. But since a .bib file is just a plain text file, it should be no problem for Firefox to display this text. However, when I go under settings and try to select default actions for .bib files, my only options are to either save the file, or open it with another application (i.e., not Firefox). For other file types, for example .pdf, it works to select Open in Firefox as the default action, but not for .bib files.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

I'm using Firefox 95.0.2 on Mac OS 12.1

Thanks, Tor

Asked by tor.nordam 5 hours ago

Checking for Updates Bug with Firefox

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox. In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is goin… (read more)

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox.

In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is going to cause me to pull all my hair out.

In the past the program used to check for updates and it used to work fine during this procedure.

Lately though I've been experiencing a really strange bug.

Whenever Firefox checks for updates the browser then cannot load a single webpage or anything while it is checking. Sometimes the checks can take around 3-5 minutes to complete.

Any videos or streams come to an eventual halt.

I have tried tweak a few settings in about:config such as app.update.interval

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the browser - No change. This still happens usually about 5-8 times a day.

This computer is used for medical emergencies for our clients. We need a full functioning browser. I thought Firefox was that browser but I am beginning to think about installing something else now.

In these situations lives could be put at risk and I want to remedy this problem now before the new year. I imagine we will have a lot of patients coming in. I need to quickly submit forms at times and I really need a stable browser.

a) Can I turn off updates? I would prefer to check manually for updates once a week or so via Help -> About b) Can I reduce the frequency of the checks for updates? c) Is this going to be a normal feature for Firefox from now on?

Asked by reloadedx23 1 month ago

Last reply by reloadedx23 1 day ago

router login site flagged as not secure

Hello, I connected my router to my PC via ethernet cable and I want to change the SSID and password but the site router.juplink.com is flagged as insecure. I get this mes… (read more)

Hello,

I connected my router to my PC via ethernet cable and I want to change the SSID and password but the site router.juplink.com is flagged as insecure. I get this message:

"Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to router.juplink.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details. Learn more… router.juplink.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because it is self-signed. Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT View Certificate"

Please advise.

Thank you, Mlichael Pilger

Asked by MikeLP 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 day ago

Firefox update breaks my credit union sign in.

I'm putting off the constant notice I get to update firefox because because the last couple of times I've updated Firefox my credit union account is not accessible. The c… (read more)

I'm putting off the constant notice I get to update firefox because because the last couple of times I've updated Firefox my credit union account is not accessible. The correct screen shows up but it will not progress through sign in screen. It's like the "next" buttons have been deactivated. I have windows 10 on my desktop and I'm currently having this issue on that particular computer.

Asked by KaronM 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Transferring Saved Logins from Firefox on another PC

I need to transfer saved logins from Firefox on a soon to be retired laptop to Firefox on a new laptop. New laptop has a few logins created while setting it up than I cop… (read more)

I need to transfer saved logins from Firefox on a soon to be retired laptop to Firefox on a new laptop. New laptop has a few logins created while setting it up than I copied manually knowing that when I import from the old laptop with many logins, the few on the new laptop will be overwritten. My problem is that Firefox can export logins into a logins.csv file but it seems can only import from a Microsoft browser. Is copying the key4.db and logins.json from the old to the new the only correct way to do this? The old laptops logins.json file has a recent date but the key4.db has a 2018 date even though some new logins were saved last month. Do I only need to copy the logins.json file?

Asked by MikeZZ 2 days ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 days ago

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Firefox 96 crashes made downgrade to 95.02 fail too, even after HTTP3 fix

This is what I’ve already reported (via Twitter to @FirefoxSupport, see https://twitter.com/quiet_listening/status/1481598382942703616). Read several support threads, tri… (read more)

This is what I’ve already reported (via Twitter to @FirefoxSupport, see https://twitter.com/quiet_listening/status/1481598382942703616). Read several support threads, tried the http3 fix (as indicated via e.g. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1364124), but without any success.

Asked by André Torkveen 1 week ago

Answered by André Torkveen 2 days ago

Firefox settings for tracking turned on for Domain incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org but does not stop the tracking.

I use Mint 19.3 and is attached to a hardware product Winston Privacy which due to lack of sales the piece of Hardware is no longer available but the Hardware I have has … (read more)

I use Mint 19.3 and is attached to a hardware product Winston Privacy which due to lack of sales the piece of Hardware is no longer available but the Hardware I have has a Lifetime License in the firmware. My point is the tracking that Mozilla does seems to be very high with Mozilla even though I have turned off the tracking with Firefox. As you can see with the attached file 'ScreenShot1' Pie graph Domain 'incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org' is the majority of the pie which has a count of 61 blocks. File 'ScreenShot2' shows the actual number count for the Domain.

Asked by tsin4 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Change lifetime of pull down folder menu

I'm having a really hard time trying to put proper terms into my request. Please bear with me. I believe it's a version or two ago that Firefox started imposing an arbitr… (read more)

I'm having a really hard time trying to put proper terms into my request. Please bear with me.

I believe it's a version or two ago that Firefox started imposing an arbitrary limit on how long I could explore in a pulldown bookmarks menu before it disappeared. I believe that earlier this wasn't the case: that once I was searching around among bookmarks they would be available to me to mouse around in for as long as I needed. Now they self-retract after a few seconds.

Is there a hidden pref to remove or greatly increase the time before the automatic withdrawal of bookmark menus while in use occurs?

I hope I'm being clear about this. I'm sure my terminology is less than accurate.

Thanks

Asked by Etnier 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Icons have changed

I've recently noticed that some icons on websites are showing up as "asian" characters. I haven't knowingly changed any settings, gone to any strange sites, nor added an… (read more)

I've recently noticed that some icons on websites are showing up as "asian" characters. I haven't knowingly changed any settings, gone to any strange sites, nor added any extensions. I've tried clearing the cache and even removed and reinstalled firefox and the few extensions I use, which are the common ones like adaware,etc. Nothing has seemed to work. The icons range from ones that link to facebook, twitter, etc to the search icon. If I inspect the icon it says the font is "MingLiU_HKSCS" I've checked the setting and it says the font is times new roman and even unchecked the box that says "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" but neither seems to work. Thanks for your help

Asked by wohikiv920 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How to save screenshot file as .jpeg instead of .png

Screenshots are downloaded as .png files. I am constantly using Paint to convert them to a .jpg file so they can be attached/uploaded where .png files are not accepted.… (read more)

Screenshots are downloaded as .png files. I am constantly using Paint to convert them to a .jpg file so they can be attached/uploaded where .png files are not accepted. How can I change settings in Firefox so Screenshots are downloaded as a .jpeg file?? Is it possible to have screenshots download as a .pdf file also??

Asked by brevans 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

All saved passwords associated with my accounts are removed

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what… (read more)

I have stored some password with my account. Recently from past couple of days all passwords got cleared and not no passwords are shown. Could you please let me know what needs to be done.

Asked by navneet.nigam82 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Size of Icons of the extensions, buttons, etc on the toolbar is impossibly small.

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Firefox version: latest I really, really need something to increase the size of all the icons in the toolbar. The size of the text is… (read more)

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Firefox version: latest

I really, really need something to increase the size of all the icons in the toolbar. The size of the text is fine, but surprisingly the size of the icons is ridiculously small.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1260063

This thread does not help me, because for some reason the value '1.5' decreases the size, and the value '2' makes no difference at all.

A happy new year to everybody.

Asked by anmol 3 weeks ago

Last reply by MichaelJonas 3 days ago

Version 96 problem

After auto update from Firefox 95 to Firefox 96. If net page have some video, computer freeses and Task manager come full of processes (over 20) c:\program Files\mozilla … (read more)

After auto update from Firefox 95 to Firefox 96. If net page have some video, computer freeses and Task manager come full of processes (over 20) c:\program Files\mozilla Firefox\minidump-analyzer.exe c:\windows\system32\conhost.exe.

Same happened if i load some youtube video page. Only way to correct this problem is downgrade to version 95 and disable auto update.

How i can restore my bookmarks from new version to old one ?

Windows version is server 2008 R2

Asked by rapu4949 3 days ago

Minimize, Maximise and Exit all now hiding.

I live with Firefix always in full screen. I Don't like seeing any bars or buttons of any kind. Befor the latest update, when I moved my mouse to the top of the screen m… (read more)

I live with Firefix always in full screen. I Don't like seeing any bars or buttons of any kind.

Befor the latest update, when I moved my mouse to the top of the screen my tabs popped down and in the top right corner was the standard icons for "minimize" "maximize" and "exit".

With the latest update the tabs are there but the 3 buttons have gone.

If I exit full screen (F11) then they are there again, but I dont want to have to exit full screen every time I change between programes which I do every few mins. I'd be popping pages in and out of full screen every few mins!

How do I get the buttons back all the time?

Asked by lucyblairs 1 month ago

Last reply by tiffanyboyd78 3 days ago

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Certain websites appear in some sort of "dark mode" when dark themes are enabled

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter … (read more)

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter some sort of "dark mode" when accessed.

Websites that do this include Twitter, an independent blog, and Youtube.

The website appears normally with the default light theme enabled. In the second photo, the website appears in the "dark mode" with the black Firefox theme enabled.

I have deleted cookies and cache, reinstalled Firefox, and reinstalled Extensions. I think this problem only occurs with dark themes, and nothing else. The moment I change to dark theme, the problem comes back. It is strange because the dark theme was working just fine for months until recently.

How can I keep the dark theme, preferably the same Elijah Lopez's dark theme, while using websites normally and not in this weird "dark theme" style adaptation?

Asked by rishiagrawal2002 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago