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Idea that will rock the Firefox Marketplace....

This isn't as much as a question as this is an idea to consider. What I'm about to bring up are several ideas that could make the Firefox Marketplace awesome, a real alte… (read more)

This isn't as much as a question as this is an idea to consider.

What I'm about to bring up are several ideas that could make the Firefox Marketplace awesome, a real alternative to the Chrome Web Store, because frankly enough (don't get me wrong, I love Firefox and its marketplace), a lot of the apps are Firefox OS only and even those aren't too great. Here are some ideas to make it up-to-par with its competitors:

Firefox OS Background Emulation Push for PC Developers Third-Party Hosted Web App Links

FIREFOX OS BACKGROUND EMULATION:

A lot of apps are mainly, well, links to web apps that could definitely run on a PC. A lot of the other apps can be run in an emulator (which should be built-in, but in the background) that opens whenever one of these Firefox OS-specific apps is opened. The emulator could run in the background, and these apps would run in a window without any of the complexity or fake hardware buttons that the current emulators have. If this feature was standard, that would be great.

Now the Firefox Marketplace could seriously compete with the Chrome OS Web Store if it's app selection was bigger, and a great place to start is the already existing Firefox OS apps.

PUSH FOR PC DEVELOPERS:

Mobile Firefox OS apps are really being pushed. That isn't a bad thing (at all!!!) but if there was an equal amount of push for PC apps, we could see a bigger app store.

I mean, these are web apps! There is very little reason that you can develop an app for mobile and NOT tick the little box that puts the app on PCs. Easy fix. And besides, with the emulation feature there is literally no reason to NOT export to PC unless you have a grudge or something.

THIRD-PARTY HOSTED WEB APP LINKS

This one will be trickier to start off, but eventually it could be really good.

A lot of major companies have powerful online apps, but do not want to make an app for the Firefox Marketplace. Why? "Because there are not enough apps". This is circular reasoning. They don't want to make an app because other people don't want to make an app because other people..... it doesn't go anywhere.

So, if uploading nothing but a .manifest file that featured a link to an app accompanied by some basic information by a third-party developer is legally acceptable, I think it should be approved. Actually, the act of uploading nothing but a link to a site. Not like a hosted app, because that requires a specific .manifest file in the actual webpage code, and isn't featured in the actual Firefox Marketplace.

Thanks for reading so far, and I hope I've made a difference for Firefox and it's marketplace ;D !!!

~ Renard d'Allan

Asked by Renard d'Allan 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Latest Firefox Update

I manage a website (melissachappell.com), which has pdf articles in an iframe on the html page. After the latest update (on 07/08/2015) PDF's are now downloading to my do… (read more)

I manage a website (melissachappell.com), which has pdf articles in an iframe on the html page. After the latest update (on 07/08/2015) PDF's are now downloading to my downloads folder instead of opening on the page as intended. I don't like this because 1) it clogs up my downloads folder and 2) the page looks weird now because the iframe is blank. Is there any way to change this to have the PDF open on the page instead (as it did before)?

Asked by dflorentine 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Do firefox changes through domain

I need to set custom homepage custom book marks for every cleint and block the requested changes in the firefox.can i use the domain and do this?at least homepage? … (read more)

I need to set custom homepage custom book marks for every cleint and block the requested changes in the firefox.can i use the domain and do this?at least homepage?

Asked by Surangatj 4 years ago

Answered by philipp 4 years ago

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The address wasn’t understood (how to redirect URL to software on computer?)

When I click on a link which is: osu://b/1006632 Firefox says: The address wasn’t understood Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following … (read more)

When I click on a link which is: osu://b/1006632

Firefox says:

The address wasn’t understood

Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (osu) isn’t associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

You might need to install other software to open this address.

I have the program osu installed on my computer. How do I make the address in Firefox redirect to the osu program?

Asked by daigo1 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Problem with register certificates on Firefox version 54

I created a program which adds a certificate to Firefox to communicate with a websocket at localhost. To use it with https, I had to add a certificate to certificate stor… (read more)

I created a program which adds a certificate to Firefox to communicate with a websocket at localhost. To use it with https, I had to add a certificate to certificate stores, including the one Firefox uses. To Firefox, the command used:

certutil.exe -d [cert8.db path] -A -t "TCu,Cuw,Tuw" -n [name] -i [crt path]

Friday I noticed that it stopped working. I add, no issue reported. I use -L, the certificate is there. I even looked at Tools > Options > Advanced > Certificates, and it is there. But Firefox keep saying it's not trustable. Already closed and opened the browser.

I saw there was a update 13th June. Does it changed something about certificates part?

Asked by darakeon 3 years ago

Answered by darakeon 3 years ago

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Shopify login locks up Firefox developer edition on MacOS

I am running 59.0b13 (64-bit) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with MacOS 10.13.3 I develop a Shopify app and anytime I try to login to a Shopify stores admin… (read more)

I am running 59.0b13 (64-bit) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with MacOS 10.13.3

I develop a Shopify app and anytime I try to login to a Shopify stores admin panel. Firefox locks up and spins the CPU all the way up. I then have to force quit.

To replicate go to any Shopify store and add "/admin" to the domain.

Asked by corbinu 2 years ago

Answered by corbinu 2 years ago

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sidebar

Using firefox developer edition, aurora update channel, 60.0b2 (64-bit), macOS 10.13.3. The functionality of the bookmarks sidebar has changed recently: command-clicking … (read more)

Using firefox developer edition, aurora update channel, 60.0b2 (64-bit), macOS 10.13.3. The functionality of the bookmarks sidebar has changed recently: command-clicking folders in the side bar used to be a shortcut to "open all in tabs" for that folder. Now command-clicking selects that folder for multiple selection. Additionally the new behaviour is inconsistent with command-clicking a leaf node, which opens that specific bookmark in a new tab.

The old behaviour was incredibly useful for having categories of folders to open while still being able to select specific bookmarks. I think the new behaviour would be much better for this use case if you could multiple select a combination of folders and bookmarks, and additionally if after multiple selection there was an option for "open all in tabs". Currently having multiple folders selected does not have this option. Was the change intended? Is the only alternative (outside of enabling bookmarks toolbar) individually clicking bookmarks?

Asked by fudgekk 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Firefox Video control template

Hello team firefox! I'm building my own webpage, where some videos are played (with scenes, so there will be a back and next button). When i embeed a video with the contr… (read more)

Hello team firefox!

I'm building my own webpage, where some videos are played (with scenes, so there will be a back and next button). When i embeed a video with the controlls, everything works. But: as soon as i turn on fullscreenmode (which the videos are played in normally), my two next and back buttons dissapeer (behind the video ofc).

So my questions to you: could you please send me your video control html, css and js? Would be reaaaly cool of you!

Asked by paasi6666 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Notification "symbol" doesn't go away in pinned tabs after I open them (Version 47 of Developer Edition)

As the title says I have a problem whith my pinned tabs. Let's take facebook as an example. When I get a message from someone, the blue dot which indicates a notification… (read more)

As the title says I have a problem whith my pinned tabs. Let's take facebook as an example. When I get a message from someone, the blue dot which indicates a notification appears under the favicon. The problem is that it doesn't go away even after I check everythig that could generate the notification. I don't think it is caused by specific websites since I have different tabs that i leave always pinned, and this behaviour showed up in all of them after the update to version ~47 (I can't remember the specific one).

Asked by ERap320 4 years ago

Answered by ERap320 4 years ago

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Javascript client to control loT

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to pro… (read more)

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to provide our customers a JavaScript Solution trough Firefox I ) How we can add a Client Java Script Framework to Firefox, trough a TCP/IP LAN Ethernet. 2) IF we develop in C-C++ a dll or library ( we will support for Windows , MAC OS, Linux and Android ) that trough FireFox we can connect to our embedded rmv_Tasker (Web Server ). Regards Albert Tello

Asked by Albert 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Migrate Firefox 59.0.1 profiles/user data to ESR using account sync

We have a client that used to run on local computers running the latest ESR version, they recently changed to a terminal server environment and during the setup 59.0.1 ma… (read more)

We have a client that used to run on local computers running the latest ESR version, they recently changed to a terminal server environment and during the setup 59.0.1 made it onto their new setup. Multiple issues have arisen that were not present on the old system and we need to move them back to the ESR version on the terminal server environment. I read online that you cannot just directly import any profile versions 55.0 and up to earlier versions so I am asking if I can instead use a mozilla account to sync over their data instead without causing a catastrophe, and if anyone happens to know what I might expect afterwards if this could potentially work.

Asked by stacheman 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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None of the "sha256" hashes in the integrity attribute match the content of the subresource

We created a web site that uses resources from cdnjs. This site has been live for a couple of months but we have sporadic issues with resources from this CDN and FireFox.… (read more)

We created a web site that uses resources from cdnjs. This site has been live for a couple of months but we have sporadic issues with resources from this CDN and FireFox.

  • The error in the console for each script/style CDN resource is: None of the "sha256" hashes in the integrity attribute match the content of the subresource.
  • The error message in the network tab for each resource is: The connection used to fetch this resource was not secure

Resources that I have had issues with include these elements (as they appear in our web page):

Steps to reproduce

You can reproduce the problem with one of the above URLs and place it directly in the URL of the FireFox browser. The resource should load in the browser window but after pressing CTRL+F5 at least one time (could be up to 5 times) an error will appear. I can duplicate this from multiple PCs although we are located in the Netherlands so maybe a timing issue or something? This does not happen with any other resources from other CDNs that we are using like (we use integrity checks with these as well):

My environment:

  • Windows 10 Pro 64bit patched to latest
  • FireFox 60.0.1 (64-bit)

My question

Is this an issue that is specific to cdnjs and they must resolve this or is this an issue with FireFox or is this an issue with how we are requesting the resource? Is there anything else that we can do to get the ball rolling on fixing this (depending on the actual source of the problem)?

As a side note we also test our software on Google Chrome, MS Internet Explorer, MS Internet Explorer 11, MS Edge, and Opera and we have

Thank you in advance!

-Igor

Asked by igorw 2 years ago

Answered by igorw 2 years ago

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How can I view what the cookie content is?

I am a new developer and I'm trying to learn how cookies work, but I don't know how to view what the actual cookie value is, so that I can check if I did it correctly. … (read more)

I am a new developer and I'm trying to learn how cookies work, but I don't know how to view what the actual cookie value is, so that I can check if I did it correctly. I see where you can set the defaults you want and enable or disable cookies, but where can you view the content in FireFox browser? I know in Google Chrome you can see all the cookies and their values in settings, content, cookies, view all. Thanx, Gil

Asked by gilbert2097 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Open a IE window from parent page launched using Firefox

We have an application that was integrated with several other legacy applications in the organization. We started upgrading our application to HTML 5 standards to make it… (read more)

We have an application that was integrated with several other legacy applications in the organization. We started upgrading our application to HTML 5 standards to make it work with all modern browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Edge. Now the problem is that, our application has redirect links to 3 to 5 legacy applications that were coded for IE 7 and no where in the migration path. When the users click on these links while working on our application, Firefox opens a blank page, making them as blockers for our application uplift. 1) is there a way to force a link to open in IE while the parent page is launched using Firefox ? I have seen this link : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43615678/force-a-link-in-i-e-to-open-in-firefox , but this is for the opposite requirement...open Firefox from IE. 2) how do you run applications requiring .cab files on Firefox ? if there is an answer for this, we don't need to worry about #1.

Thanks.

Asked by Ravix5 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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User session is getting deleted when payment is done and redirecting to my site, it is happening only with Mozilla browser

On my e-commerce application, when customer is trying to pay amount, redirecting him to Payment gateway site and after payment done return back to My application, Session… (read more)

On my e-commerce application, when customer is trying to pay amount, redirecting him to Payment gateway site and after payment done return back to My application, Session is getting nil and user is getting logged off.

this is happening only with Mozilla customer, may I know that what exactly the reason for getting session nil.

Asked by Naresh534 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is re-directing to another domain on the homepage.

I was using a staging site and then went live and redirected the staging domain to the live domain. However, I then needed to re-instate the staging site. Now, whenever I… (read more)

I was using a staging site and then went live and redirected the staging domain to the live domain. However, I then needed to re-instate the staging site. Now, whenever I go to the home page of the staging site, it redirects me to the live site. Any other page or url doesn't redirect. If I put a query parameter in the url, it doesn't redirect either. I've tried the suggestions here without success: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13063496/firefox-invalidate-dns-cache

Asked by badgersnadgers 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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How to prevent Firefox from removing my extension's data when I remove debug version?

I have an extension with id setup in manifest like this: ``` "browser_specific_settings": { "gecko": { "id": "{e3ec45ef-43ba-499d-8469-6d0e2f06921f}", "stric… (read more)

I have an extension with id setup in manifest like this:

``` "browser_specific_settings": {

   "gecko": {
     "id": "{e3ec45ef-43ba-499d-8469-6d0e2f06921f}",
     "strict_min_version": "42.0"
   }
 },

```

which uses indexedDB(PouchDB). I installed that extension from addons.mozilla.org, disabled, installed temporarily version for developing and Firefox removes data of both extensions(cuz they have the same id) every time I remove only temporarily version.

This does not happen when I don't set id in manifest(temporarily version has random id in this case), but it's not a solution cuz some API's and Android version of Firefox requires id to be set manually

How to prevent Firefox from removing data of normal extension when I remove temporarily one?

Just in case someone wants to reproduce the issue:

1. Install this extension https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tagit/?src=search
2. Go to extension's page (button with eyes on browser's panel)
3. Go to "Tags" page and create any tag(write something and press Enter)
4. Disable this extension on about:addons page
5. Clone its repository and checkout to commit where id is in manifest `git clone https://github.com/DevAlone/tagit.git; git checkout 8e0d04201865fd7b7543b167279a045c89408d5c`
6. Install dependencies and build `npm install; npm run build`
7. Install that temporarily extension(`build` dir) on about:debugging page
8. Remove that temporarily extension on about:debugging page
9. Enable normal extension on about:addons page
10. Go to the Tags page again to see that database is gone

Asked by SergeyDevZ 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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Closing tabs creates a gap between tabs.

Hello. I'm try to customize the look and feel of FF by editing the userChrome.css. I almost got it, but there is one problem which i can't resolve. After closing a tab … (read more)

Hello. I'm try to customize the look and feel of FF by editing the userChrome.css.

I almost got it, but there is one problem which i can't resolve.

After closing a tab with a number greater that 40 ,there are always unfilled place left between tabs. Pls. see the image.

This is what i added to userChrome.css. Please help me to resolve the issue.

  DISABLE FIREFOX DEFAULT BACKGROUND  

#TabsToolbar:not(:-moz-lwtheme)::after {
	display: none;
}


/*===============================================
  INACTIVE TABS  
  ===============================================*/
#TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab {
	text-align: left!important;
	-moz-border-top-colors: none !important;
	-moz-border-left-colors: none !important;
	-moz-border-right-colors: none !important;
	-moz-border-bottom-colors: none !important;
	background: #BAB9A8 !important;
	border-top: 1px solid #4F4E47!important;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #4F4E47!important;
	border-left: 1px solid #4F4E47!important;
	border-right: 1px solid #4F4E47!important;
	border-radius: 3px 3px 0px 0px !important;
	color: #000000 !important;
	/*margin: 0px 3px 0px 2px !important;*/
	font-family: "Ubuntu",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
	font-size: 11px;
        max-width: 43px !important;
        min-width: 40px !important;
}

/*===============================================
  ACTIVE TABS  
  ===============================================*/
#TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab[selected] {
	font-weight: normal !important;
	border-top: 1px solid #000!important;
	border-left: 1px solid #000!important;
	border-right: 1px solid #000!important;
	border-radius: 3px 3px 0px 0px !important;
	background: #F0E68C !important;
	color: #000000 !important;
}

/*===============================================
  DISABLE AUSTRALIS TAB  
  ===============================================*/
#TabsToolbar .tab-background {
	margin: 0;
	background: transparent;
}

#TabsToolbar .tab-background-start,  #TabsToolbar .tab-background-end {
	display: none !important;
}

#TabsToolbar .tab-background-middle {
	background: transparent !important;
}

#TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab:after,  #TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab:before {
	display: none !important;
}

Asked by snoRNA 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Install extension silently in Firefox 41

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I trie… (read more)

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I tried to do:

- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\browser\extensions
- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\extensions
- Placed unpacked extension directory in another directory and added record in registry (`HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions`, key is extension id and value is full path to unpacked extension)

In all ways name of unpacked extension directory was:

- Random name
- ID from install.rdf #1 (`{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}` for example)
- ID from install.rdf #2 (`prism@developer.mozilla.org` for example)  

And, as i said, all methods don't give me expectable result. Firefox don't show extensions in list and don't show any notification. How can i solve it? What actual method using in current version of FF? Target browser is Firefox 41, system - Windows 7 x64 Thanks!

Asked by iRomul 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Is there any likelyhood that Applets will be re-introduced?

Hi all; apologies for the long post. All of the major browsers recently dumped applets or intend to, including Firefox. I have spent the last five years developing a rank… (read more)

Hi all; apologies for the long post.

All of the major browsers recently dumped applets or intend to, including Firefox. I have spent the last five years developing a ranking engine web site and software based around a 64,839 line Applet that needs to pass customised ranking criteria back to the server once the user has finished modifying the preset criteria to their needs (the ranking criteria is stored as graphs).

Web Start is simply not going to do the job and its too big a project to start from scratch and rebuild it in something else. The whole project, including test data SQL code is over 234,000 lines of code and was due to be launched in March next year. Seriously, they could not have picked a worse time to dump Applets.

The following is a bit of an overview of the engine. Please; to any Mozilla staff reading this, this engine is well worth supporting...

Even if just one browser supported Applets, I could convince people to switch browsers. This technology will change the web and computing like no other, and will attract a lot of users, so I would please ask that Mozilla consider reinstating the option of running Applets. The web site is only a product ranking engine for retail products at present, but will expand into other areas at a latter date. It can capture a knowledgeable expert's ranking knowledge, for virtually any retail product, and then make it available for anyone to use at the click of a button.

The engine is based on an abstract theory for how the human brain uses neural networks to rank things for us. The engine is capable of ranking pretty much anything the human brain can rank. Like the human brain, it is capable of ranking entities that have absolutely no attributes in common within the ranking criteria (I'm not really sure what that can be used for yet). It can also use any attribute, that the brain uses to rank things, for which we have no formal system of measurements. This is possible through the use of graphs to capture, edit and store the ranking criteria. Essentially, if an entity type has describable attributes, then it can be ranked by this engine.

If the user is always willing to accept the highest ranked entity, then it can be used to capture a large number of decision processes which use ranking of a set of options, and which do not make use of the imagination. It can then accurately emulate that decision process. This technology will allow Robotics, AI and Software Agents to make a large number of decisions the way that we do.

This theory is part of a wider theory for how the human brain generates most all emotions and feelings, including those for interactions and the Ego, using neural networks. This theory was developed over a period of 17 years. The ranking engine was merely a byproduct of this work.

This is no pie in the sky theory, the engine has been fully functional for over two years, and is currently ranking 1225 digital cameras using 89 attributes. It is only the background administration of the web site that needs finishing. I also have an Australian Provisional Patent "METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RANKING ENTITIES - AU2016900828" (http://www.ipaustralia.com.au/applicant/wegner-ronald-robert/patents/AU2016900828/). My patent attorney firm, Spruson & Ferguson based in Sydney Australia, would never allow a hoax to tarnish their reputation.

If anyone at Mozilla is reading this, please consider keeping the option of Applets!

Kind Regards, Robbie Wegner

Asked by Robbie62 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago