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How can I play mp4 videos in external player?

In customization I added AVI to the list to make that file type open in VLC video player. The process was when I downloaded an AVI file it popped up a dialog which offere… (read more)

In customization I added AVI to the list to make that file type open in VLC video player. The process was when I downloaded an AVI file it popped up a dialog which offered me an "always do this" option that put the file type into that list.

I am trying to do something similar for MP3 and MP4, but am not able to prevent them from opening and running in Firefox. If I left click, the video downloads and runs. If I right click, there is no "download" option on the menu. In the customization page there is no way to add file types to the list, as the search box above the list appears to be nonfunctional.

There was an article from some years ago to change the "media.windows-media-foundation" in "about:config" from true to false, but that configuration does not appear to exist in my Firefox version (69.0.3 64 bit).

So, the question: how can I get MP4 videos to play in an external player?

Asked by Jayhawk 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to enable Adobe Flash permanently

With the latest version of Firefox (69.0) I am unable to choose 'Always Enable' for Adobe Flash Player. This is not helpful especially on my own website - www.cheadlehulm… (read more)

With the latest version of Firefox (69.0) I am unable to choose 'Always Enable' for Adobe Flash Player. This is not helpful especially on my own website - www.cheadlehulmeweather.co.uk which I run.

The Adobe content is world city times and an image of the moon's phase. I visit my weather site each day and have to enable Flash every time. Why can't you allow the user to make the decision themselves how long they wish to enable Flash for? How about a list of sites it can be enabled permanently for? That way the user can make their own choice.

Asked by Ray 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Gmail fails to load with code "Numeric Code: 1"

For some reason firefox has problems with Gmail. I always end up with "Numeric Code: 1" . I can get in my account after refreshing, but it takes time and it is very frust… (read more)

For some reason firefox has problems with Gmail. I always end up with "Numeric Code: 1" . I can get in my account after refreshing, but it takes time and it is very frustrating. I have tried after cleaning up everything, disabling all plugins, but at no avail. Could you please help me?

Asked by Office Desktop PC 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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FireFox 69.0.1 and JW Player don't play nice

On websites that use JW Player for video, I get an error that the video cannot be played. These are free / non-subscription websites. I there a setting in Firefox that is… (read more)

On websites that use JW Player for video, I get an error that the video cannot be played. These are free / non-subscription websites. I there a setting in Firefox that is preventing JW Player from playing?

Asked by kenlcarter 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can't load PDF bank statements with new version of Firefox Sept 2019

I used to get my PDF bank statements with no problem. Recently I go into the bank's site, ask for the statement, and instead of seeing the actual statement I see a scree… (read more)

I used to get my PDF bank statements with no problem. Recently I go into the bank's site, ask for the statement, and instead of seeing the actual statement I see a screen like the one in the attached image. I called the bank and they said it was an issue with the new version of Firefox, and I was able to access the statements using the Edge browser. How can I fix this in Firefox? I use Win 10 64 bit.

Asked by hospes.primus 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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cookies.sqlite is missing

Hi, First time posting on these forums. I am trying to learn how to defend myself against annoying tracking cookies, without downloading third-party software (just becaus… (read more)

Hi,

First time posting on these forums. I am trying to learn how to defend myself against annoying tracking cookies, without downloading third-party software (just because).

As I am using FireFox I had a quick search on the web for the storage location of cookies from FireFox.

I've found the profile folder where cookies.sqlite should be but it isn't there. All there is is a few folders, listed:

cache2 jumpListCache OfflineCache safebrowsing startupCache thumbnails

Most of the folders have files that are encoded somehow so I can't read them. cache2 has two interesting folders in it, one in particular called "doomed". I opened one of the random files in it and it is some (presumably) JavaScript file that identifies itself as a "SurveyGizmo Interceptor Survey Beacon".

I am running the latest version of Windows 10

Can anyone point me where I need to go, please?

Asked by stephen.wilkinson1984 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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The title bar is present when disabled (Linux)

I noticed that the title bar is present and opened the 'customise' page. "Title bar" is unchecked. I have tried checking and unchecking it using this and other system t… (read more)

I noticed that the title bar is present and opened the 'customise' page. "Title bar" is unchecked. I have tried checking and unchecking it using this and other system themes and have also tried that from another system. In about:config the setting "browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar" is true. I have long had css code which places the tab bar below the location bar. Above the location bar I have the menu bar which, in addition to the classic menu, has toolbar buttons and the "bookmarks toolbar". Bookmarks Toolbar is not checked in the list. That has been my setup for years; the current profile is over a year old and previously had no title bar. Some months ago I showed the title bar to facilitate moving buttons on the menu bar then disabled it. I am attaching images.

Asked by ender21 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Instagram stories have no sound. It just started yesterday 10/08/2019. What can I do to fix this?

When I play any Instagram story there is no sound. I checked the Volume Mixer is registering that there is sound coming through. Also if I go into the app there is sound.… (read more)

When I play any Instagram story there is no sound. I checked the Volume Mixer is registering that there is sound coming through. Also if I go into the app there is sound.

Asked by jfox520 1 year ago

Answered by WMagicModel 1 year ago

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Firefox says that it is being managed by an organization, but this is my own computer, and when I click to see active policies there is nothing there.

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization.… (read more)

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization. But it has no mention of any settings being restricted, and when I clicked the notification to check the policy the page was entirely empty. I also checked the Firefox program folder and there wasn't any sign of an Autoconfic file that I could notice. One user mentioned on Reddit that this issue is often caused by antivirus companies forcefully inserting their own SSL certs to intercept your encrypted traffic, he then suggested turning off "web scanning" but my antivirus (which I only use Malwarebytes and Windows Defender) already had them disabled. After doing some research on my own I found out that the antivirus Avast used to cause this issue, and I had uninstalled Avast a while back, so I figured that the reason that the policy wasn't there was because Avast was uninstalled, but, I never saw this notification before today. So if anybody can help me pinpoint what this is and how remove it would be much appreciated. But all I really want to know if is this is something that I should be worried about or is it simply a bug. Also one other question is why the top sites and search bar is really close to the address bar after the latest update. Is this just a design change? Or is this something I need to be concerned about? Because I didn't notice this on Firefox on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Corn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to reduce the number of rows for "Recommended by Pocket"?

I love pocket, but there are WAY TOO MANY rows of it for me to even bother with. I need to be able to reduce this to one row so that my highlights are not 20 articles bel… (read more)

I love pocket, but there are WAY TOO MANY rows of it for me to even bother with. I need to be able to reduce this to one row so that my highlights are not 20 articles below it. I tried dismissing each one, but now I just have 6 rows of blank pocket cards.

Asked by Jim Mulvaney 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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can not open attachments from email using gmail through firefox

I can not open any attachments from my gmail account when using Firefox as my browser. If I open my emails in other browsers I can open the attachments no problem. This… (read more)

I can not open any attachments from my gmail account when using Firefox as my browser. If I open my emails in other browsers I can open the attachments no problem. This started about 3 days ago.

Asked by pmlparenteau 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I backup firefox's password database?

When I tried to backup my firefox appdata from synctoy, it kept throwing an error on logins.json, which is required to copy my passwords over. I tried to manually copy th… (read more)

When I tried to backup my firefox appdata from synctoy, it kept throwing an error on logins.json, which is required to copy my passwords over.

I tried to manually copy the file, and it threw an error saying I don't have permissions. I checked permissions, I do have permissions. Mozilla somehow hard coded the file with some kind of superlock, and I need to find a way to get past it so I can backup firefox. I'm kinda pissed because now my data is at risk on a computer that is failing and I have to sit here and wait for a damn answer while my laptop motherboard dies a little more each day.

Asked by Vas 1 year ago

Answered by Vas 1 year ago

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On new laptop the userchrome.css I've been using for years doesn't put the tabs on the bottom anymore.

This exact same userchrome.css still works fine on my pc,both computers are running the same,latest version of Firefox [69]. It also worked fine in my old laptop...like,t… (read more)

This exact same userchrome.css still works fine on my pc,both computers are running the same,latest version of Firefox [69]. It also worked fine in my old laptop...like,two days ago before I sold it. I think everything else in the userchrome.css seems to still work on this laptop...spacing,tab height,search box,address bar clear instead of cloudy etc etc...but not the tabs on bottom part.

First pic [capture 1] is the pc with tabs on bottom,how I want them..second pic is this laptop...tabs on top. Any ideas to restore the tabs to the bottom would be greatly appreciated,thanks.

Asked by Haruna 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't remember Applications

I've set PDF's to open in Options, Applications. I've checked it. Yet each time I click, even the same file!, it asks me how I want to deal with this PDF. Is Firefox a… (read more)

I've set PDF's to open in Options, Applications. I've checked it. Yet each time I click, even the same file!, it asks me how I want to deal with this PDF. Is Firefox allergic to PDF's? What is the big deal? Why can't this browser seem to remember anything? I have this problem in other areas of Firefox. Then I selected my PDF reader to open it and checked it to remember. Of course it asked me the very same thing over and over.

Asked by moz2u 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where to Submit Firefox Feature Requests?

Hello. The title says it all. I have a constructive feature request, but I have not found an appropriate place or URL on Mozilla.org where I can submit it. Would it be vi… (read more)

Hello. The title says it all. I have a constructive feature request, but I have not found an appropriate place or URL on Mozilla.org where I can submit it. Would it be via the bugzilla website? Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by WordWeaver 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Http failure response for (unknown url): 0 Unknown Error when i try to log into mixer?

Http failure response for (unknown url): 0 Unknown Error shows when I try to log into mixer. I just downloaded the newest firefox update. what needs to be done with fire… (read more)

Http failure response for (unknown url): 0 Unknown Error shows when I try to log into mixer. I just downloaded the newest firefox update. what needs to be done with firefox so that i can log into my account/s?

Asked by fleetsbane 1 year ago

Answered by fleetsbane 1 year ago