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How can I preview various types of text files in firefox?

I recently switched to firefox from chrome and am enjoying it for the most part, but have one thing that drives me crazy. When I click on a link for a file such as a YAML… (read more)

I recently switched to firefox from chrome and am enjoying it for the most part, but have one thing that drives me crazy. When I click on a link for a file such as a YAML file, the only options I have are to open the file in another application or save the file to disk. Most of the time, this is not what I want. I really just need to take a quick look at the file to understand its contents.

Is there a way to set firefox to automatically display the file contents in-browser rather than requiring a separate application?

Asked by Vorticity 1 year ago

Last reply by Andrew 1 year ago

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Library History Searching

So on Win 7 you can put into your search kind:=picture and it will show you every image file on your PC from png to bmp to jpg to gif. Can I do the same thing in the fire… (read more)

So on Win 7 you can put into your search kind:=picture and it will show you every image file on your PC from png to bmp to jpg to gif.

Can I do the same thing in the firefox history search and find all image types in one go?

Is there someway I can type in a keyword in the history search like kind:=picture and just get ever image type?

Asked by MellyWelly 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Run as Administrator Prompting to Make Changes to Computer - Found a Solution to Disable

Like many folks, I have somehow toggled 'Run as Administrator' and then become frustrated as Firefox asks every single time a tab or page opens if I want 'to allow Firefo… (read more)

Like many folks, I have somehow toggled 'Run as Administrator' and then become frustrated as Firefox asks every single time a tab or page opens if I want 'to allow Firefox to make changes to your computer'. Frustrating.

I've seen several answers to go to the 'Compatibility' tab and uncheck 'Run as Administrator' - but that did not seem to be solving the problem. I know it didn't for me!

It seems there is ANOTHER place to deactivate 'Run as Administrator'...and it supersedes the Compatibility input.

Firefox Properties => Shortcut => Advanced. Uncheck 'Run as Administrator'. The problem was solved for me, hope it works for you, too!

Asked by ciesicki.matt 1 year ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 1 year ago

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Expanding Address Bar

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer app… (read more)

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer appears to be possible. Why do Mozilla insist on user no longer having that option. I seem no longer to be able to use Firefox. It seems to be the domain of the computer-tech savvy and not a browser for ordinary jerks like me who don't understand a word of the jargon and have difficulty following what seem to be simple tasks to other users. All I want to do is stop that irritating expanding address bar but it seems like I have to become a fully skilled coder just to be able to get into a regular-joe website. It's not what I signed up for. Help? Anybody...?

Asked by mckendrick 1 year ago

Last reply by plasmafire 1 year ago

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SharePoint - Drag and Drop

My office recently adopted SharePoint to replace our VM Ware servers for storing shared data. My colleagues are able to drag and drop email attachments and files from Fi… (read more)

My office recently adopted SharePoint to replace our VM Ware servers for storing shared data. My colleagues are able to drag and drop email attachments and files from FileExplorer into SharePoint, but I cannot. Finally I realized they use Chrome, Edge, Explorer and other browsers and this functionality works fine. It's only Firefox where it does not. Is there an add on, extension or setting to address the shortcoming. I love Firefox, but if it cannot drag and drop to SharePoint like every other browser does, I will be compelled to (reluctantly and regrettably) make a switch. Please help!

Asked by adamg212 1 year ago

Last reply by AKASH kUMAR 1 year ago

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Is there a way to save a session to load later? (Mac OS)

I'm looking for a way to save a current session to restart later. The only thing close I've seen is the "Restore Previous Session" option from the History menu. This won'… (read more)

I'm looking for a way to save a current session to restart later.

The only thing close I've seen is the "Restore Previous Session" option from the History menu. This won't work here, because what I'm hoping to do is close the windows/tabs from a session and start a different session, after which I can load the first session back.

If this isn't possible, then is there a way to combine all my windows into tabs of one window? I would only have to use the "Bookmark All Tabs" option once if I did that.

I know about dragging each tab into one window individually, but I often have more than a few tabs open in each window, so I'm hoping for some automated "Combine" function I could use.

If neither of these are possible, I'll just continue to use the "Bookmark All Tabs" option for each individual window I have open at the time... I'm just hoping for a faster or more efficient way.

Note: I use the Mac OS version of Firefox.

Asked by xizzix22 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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What can I do to compensate for the terrible spell check ability of Firefox/Thunderbird

I use mostly Chrome browser but it's such a resource, memory and storage hog I've been using FF more. However, while spell check technically works, it's simply terrible … (read more)

I use mostly Chrome browser but it's such a resource, memory and storage hog I've been using FF more. However, while spell check technically works, it's simply terrible and frustrating to use. With Chrome, I hardly had to add words to my dictionary while with FF/TB many essential basic words are flagged.

I read some other posts where FF flags most words, that's not my gripe. The dictionary is pathetic. I can't even find any add-ons/extensions that provide a greater vocabulary.

Are there some tips and tricks besides adding words one can use here?

Asked by Confused_is_me 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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How to Download Spotify FREE content

Hello, I want to download some content from Spotify (free) in Firefox. What maybe couldhelp is the fact that I could eliminate any commercial breaks, but I actually dont … (read more)

Hello, I want to download some content from Spotify (free) in Firefox. What maybe couldhelp is the fact that I could eliminate any commercial breaks, but I actually dont know how. Sometimes Spotify wants to start some adds but after a few seconds the audiobook or whatever keeps on running. Does Spotify in some way "respect" my adblocke (ublocker origin, noScript,Private badgerr?) The idea now is,van I also download Content from spotify with anyozillaa addon. Thx for help so far Harry b. fron Germany

Asked by Harald Bachtenkirch 1 year ago

Last reply by yogyta kalwar 1 year ago

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QUESTIONS SEARCH RESULTS

Here's a great tip or suggestion. I propose that a question being asked should find some relevance in the answers presented. In my last two inquiries there has been zero … (read more)

Here's a great tip or suggestion.

I propose that a question being asked should find some relevance in the answers presented.

In my last two inquiries there has been zero relevance, even when scrolling down three pages. Not even a smidgen of relevance. this too has been the problem with finding my account's password since Firefox Lockwise took a hold of it. I dare you to prove me wrong.

Perhaps you should align yourself with the google or yahoo search companies.

Asked by cvmenn 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Consider Support Multiple Keyword Search

I just followed this instructions that given by jscher2000, in order to make things easier to search. I like this feature so much! But unfortunately, it's not supporting … (read more)

I just followed this instructions that given by jscher2000, in order to make things easier to search. I like this feature so much! But unfortunately, it's not supporting multiple keywords.

Steps to reproduce: 1. Go to YouTube home page 2. Right-click the search box and choose "Add a Keyword for this search" 3. Enter a random keyword like: "frfx" 4. Now we can use that keyword in the search bar. "frfr custom_keyword_here" (This is working well) 5. Go to YouTube search box again and add a new keyword: "frfx, you, tube" 6. Now, none of this will work anymore. Even "frfx"

Why this feature would be so great is that because we are human and we can forgot "things". Sometimes I make searches like these: i.e. "rd firefox" or "rdt firefox" or "reddit firefox". Don't you?

Thanks!

Your friendly Firefox user, since 3.0

Asked by Furkan 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Print Formatting Problem re "The Hill"

I commonly use the "Print Preview" and "Simplify Page" buttons when printing news articles, and it usually works fine, but The Hill presents some special problems: Here's… (read more)

I commonly use the "Print Preview" and "Simplify Page" buttons when printing news articles, and it usually works fine, but The Hill presents some special problems:

Here's the original article: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/501970-trump-tweets-spark-fresh-headache-for-republicans

This is what it looks like after "Print Preview" (the other pages are mostly blank):

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-06-10-08-34-49-9a296b.png

And here's how it looks after "Simplify Page":

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-06-10-08-35-56-aa6e44.png

Any way to fix this mess?

Asked by Anan 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Photo Thumbnails Do Not Show

When I save a photo to my desktop or folder from a page using Firefox, it does not display the photo Thumbnail, only the generic photo icon. A thumbnail does show when … (read more)

When I save a photo to my desktop or folder from a page using Firefox, it does not display the photo Thumbnail, only the generic photo icon. A thumbnail does show when I download from another browser as Chrome, just not from Firefox. It must be a setting, but I can not find it. I had Firefox on a previous laptop and never had this problem. How can I get photo Thumbnails to display on photos downloaded from a page when using Firefox?

Asked by Sammy 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Sorting Bookmarks in Fire Fox

I really would like to able to keep the results of sorting bookmarks. So why is that so hard If you want to keep an old sort order, then you need to keep an index by old… (read more)

I really would like to able to keep the results of sorting bookmarks.

So why is that so hard If you want to keep an old sort order, then you need to keep an index by old pointer and have a mode to revert.

But when I try to look thru 50 bookmarks for a particular one, it is so nice to see them in alphabetic order.

Mac, Kensington, Ca

Asked by Mac 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Large homepage images are reduced when they are saved and are darker

If I save larger images of a homepage with the right click, they are reduced and darker. Example: https://i2.wp.com/radical-mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/@Test-BMW-3… (read more)

If I save larger images of a homepage with the right click, they are reduced and darker.

Example: https://i2.wp.com/radical-mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/@Test-BMW-320d-8.jpg?fit=2500%2C1668

 Original Size 1,21 MB and saved with  678 KB and the Camera-Dates are deleted.

It works fine with other browsers.

How can this be solved? Thank you

Asked by ansicla 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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help in debugging in firefox

I am new to debugging in firefox. I am having a problem getting a json parse error and would just like to know how to see the data using firefox debugging. I have a break… (read more)

I am new to debugging in firefox. I am having a problem getting a json parse error and would just like to know how to see the data using firefox debugging. I have a breakpoint set: response.json().then(function(data) {

When I get here how to I see the data? Thanks very much, Mark Maleson mmaleson@gmail.com

Asked by mmaleson1 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago