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Adding New Filetypes to Download List

I am following directions on this page, which is supposed to be applicable to my version Firefox 78.0.1 on my Windows 10 Pro 64 system: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/… (read more)

I am following directions on this page, which is supposed to be applicable to my version Firefox 78.0.1 on my Windows 10 Pro 64 system:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file#w_adding-download-actions

But when I come to the subheading, "Adding Download Actions", it shows a dialog window which is unlike the one I get. Of the two images I've attached, the article shows the larger while I am offered the smaller. The article says the "Do this automatically" checkbox may be disabled, but doesn't mention it being absent: "Is Do this automatically for files like this from now on disabled? This can happen if the website's server incorrectly specifies the Internet Media type of the file. It also can happen if the server assigns "Content-Disposition: attachment" to the file. Could be the case here. Whether it is or not isn't important. What is important, is adding filetypes. I have no qualms with editing the registry if necessary. Can someone help me out with this?

Asked by fsawtelle 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Mail to: changed from outlook to gmail

When I now hit "file" then "mail to" gmail demands (https://www.google.com/gmail/about/) that I open an account instead of my usual Outlook being used. Historically, I ha… (read more)

When I now hit "file" then "mail to" gmail demands (https://www.google.com/gmail/about/) that I open an account instead of my usual Outlook being used. Historically, I have used a gmail account for other business and both have remained separate programs. I want to return to using Outlook as my default program. It is still listed and chosen by me to be my default app but it is not working that way. Thanks for any and all help.

Asked by hardingjim59 2 months ago

Default Browser box under Settings in Firefox

In Firefox, I click on settings/General settings and I see the Default Browser box. It is checked , HOWEVER the whole area is slightly blurred and I cannot uncheck the bo… (read more)

In Firefox, I click on settings/General settings and I see the Default Browser box. It is checked , HOWEVER the whole area is slightly blurred and I cannot uncheck the box. Not that I want to, but the system has taken over and will not allow me to uncheck it. At the same time this happened, Microsoft EDGE is starting to come up at various places when another app launches my web browser. Hewlett Packard is a good example. So, I tried to completely uninstall edge, with no luck. THAT uninstall box is also slightly blurred or faded, same as the Firefox default browser is. It is like Windows 10 is trying to take over my system completely. I hope you have had experience with this since they are now messing with your controls and your settings! Please help.

Asked by rhsbdld 2 months ago

Open PDF with Acrobat DC keeps being changed to Save File

I continually have change the default action for files with type PDF from Save File to Open in Acrobat DC. I will change it, then it works for a while, then next time I … (read more)

I continually have change the default action for files with type PDF from Save File to Open in Acrobat DC. I will change it, then it works for a while, then next time I click a link on any web page to open a PDF, it tries to save the file again. Sure enough, the setting was changed back to Save File by some other program.

Isn't there a way to "lock" these preferences, or to prevent third-party apps from changing them?

This is using Windows 11 with Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit.

Thank you.

Asked by bear919 1 day ago

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Close Tab button on left

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part… (read more)

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part of the operating system is absolutely nuts, so why is it not easier (or even automatic?!) to place the 'close tab' button on the left when running on a Mac operating system?

I have tried the solutions recommended here – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253751 – but without any success. Maybe someone could help me understand what I am doing wrong? Better yet, maybe Mozilla could remove the need for such workarounds and implement what ought to be a standard feature?

Asked by Kit Marsden 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 14 hours 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 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 21 hours ago

Continuous blocking when I surf the web

I try to like firefox and once upon a time I did like it. Now it seems it spends more time trying to prottect me and annoy me than anything else. Either images don't load… (read more)

I try to like firefox and once upon a time I did like it. Now it seems it spends more time trying to prottect me and annoy me than anything else. Either images don't load, or if I'm on my laptop it won't let me access mic and video for a conference call. The thing is, I have AVG I have ad blocker I know my way around them and yet FF keeps getting in my way I turn those app and extension off/on and I'm just ANNOYED. Finally I just uninstall the mothersucker. I don't even know I have a question.....Oh yes, I want a clean simple fast browser that doesnt infantilize me or make me wear a helmet if I don't want to. I'm not a new user by any means, but this browser just bugs the shit out of me. Upshot I've gone back to Chrome as my default browser.

Asked by Blackieray 5 hours ago

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Can you display history as a 'webpage' instead of a sidebar? If not natively, then add-in?

I prefer Firefox to Chrome but Chrome has it this way for preferences and history, where you can even bookmark it. It treats history, settings and downloads as a page or … (read more)

I prefer Firefox to Chrome but Chrome has it this way for preferences and history, where you can even bookmark it. It treats history, settings and downloads as a page or a tab in its own right, which can be bookmarked, which I prefer. I was wondering if you could do this for FireFox, or via an add-on or if a request could be issued.

Asked by gear 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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wrong app opens a download

I downloaded an .msp file but when I went to open it my pdf program appeared. In my file associations msp is supposed to be opened by Windows Installer. If I move the fil… (read more)

I downloaded an .msp file but when I went to open it my pdf program appeared. In my file associations msp is supposed to be opened by Windows Installer. If I move the file to another folder it opens correctly. Suggestions?

Asked by keithinoz1 1 year ago

Last reply by keithinoz1 1 year ago

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It seems I can still sideload add-on in the Nightly Firefox 74.0a1, but Mozilla blog says it will stop supporting sideloading

I installed Nightly Firefox 74.0a1 and I am still able to sideload extension. But based on this article https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/10/31/firefox-to-discontinue-… (read more)

I installed Nightly Firefox 74.0a1 and I am still able to sideload extension. But based on this article https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/10/31/firefox-to-discontinue-sideloaded-extensions/, sideloading will not be supported in Firefox 74. I tested both of sideloading methods (https://extensionworkshop.com/documentation/publish/distribute-sideloading/?utm_source=blog.mozilla.org&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=2019-sideloaded-discontinued) and the extension was able to be sideloaded successfully in both ways. Does anyone know the reason?

Asked by xiaofei.ren.js 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to disable ALT key default behavior from javascript

I am writing a canvas-based RPG game. I use keyboard to control the player, including 'press and hold ALT key to highlight items'. Problem - when player is done highlight… (read more)

I am writing a canvas-based RPG game. I use keyboard to control the player, including 'press and hold ALT key to highlight items'. Problem - when player is done highlighting and releases the ALT key, top level browser menu pops up, even if I call event.preventDefault(). Question - is there a way I can tell Firefox to not to do that - i know that end user can disable this behavior via about:config flag, but I can't just go and ask every user to do that... (Firefox 73) Thank you!

Asked by Serg Nights 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Photo I was going to send does not work

I'm the one who said I would send you a copy of a problem, but it won't paste into your program. Sometimes I use the Snipping Tool hit copy and paste it wherever I want i… (read more)

I'm the one who said I would send you a copy of a problem, but it won't paste into your program. Sometimes I use the Snipping Tool hit copy and paste it wherever I want it to go, but it did not want to be pasted into your question box. I'll try this: "Applications" Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing. CONTENT TYPE Portable Document Format (PDF)PNG filemailtoJPG fileircsirciCalendar Filehpsupportassistantext+treestyletab" THEN I'M SUPPOSED TO TELL YOU UNDER THE HEADLINE: ACTION: Search file types or applications. Then a long list of file types are already listed, INTERNET EXPLORER or ALWAYS ASK or USE OUTLOOK, and on and on. I have no idea what I'm supposed to chose, there's options for photos, do I have to go to Options each time I have a photo or a document and change the action, since it only allows for one selection.

Asked by Rhonda 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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FF73 somehow screwed my YouTube double tap to fullscreen functionality (desktop vs tabled behaviour shenanigans)

I have a problem with FF73 on my Windows 8 tablet. So in FF72 and all previous versions double tapping on YouTube videos switched between fullscreen and windowed modes of… (read more)

I have a problem with FF73 on my Windows 8 tablet. So in FF72 and all previous versions double tapping on YouTube videos switched between fullscreen and windowed modes of said videos, yet with FF73 for some reason double tapping now does fast forward/fast backwards 10 seconds actions depending on where I tap on the screen, which is something I understand is an expected behaviour on Android and other mobile oriented operating systems. I hate it and want double tap to go to it's old functionality. Going back to FF72 does fix the problem, so the problem is not on YouTube's end. Also going back to the previous version of FF creates a whole set of annoying problems, so it's obviously not optimal. I wonder if there is some hidden config setting introduced in FF73 that tells YouTube I'm on a tablet specifically, which was not previously shared? Any ideas?

Asked by Klimat 1 year ago

Last reply by Eve 1 year ago

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Had Kapersky. I uninstalled. It screens everything that I do online and blocks some things. How do I get rid of it online?

When I am on different sites, everything I do goes through a Kapersky site, even though I have uninstalled it on my computer. It won't let me search document of Ancestry… (read more)

When I am on different sites, everything I do goes through a Kapersky site, even though I have uninstalled it on my computer. It won't let me search document of Ancestry, for example.

Asked by helenp5311 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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address bar does not "highlight". Have to delete/backspace previous address now???

Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to … (read more)

Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to type a new one. How do I change it back? I just switched to a Linux OS from Windows.

Asked by zvoto 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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ShockWave Plugin always stays disabled on Firefox with no option to activate it

This problem started occuring 1-2 days ago only. Only websites having flash stopped loading then I checked and ShockwaveFlash was disabled. I am on latest firefox versio… (read more)

This problem started occuring 1-2 days ago only. Only websites having flash stopped loading then I checked and ShockwaveFlash was disabled. I am on latest firefox version and cant find option to enable.(it's greyed out as u can see in snapshot) How to enable it.

Asked by parikhparth1994 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago