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Handle custom protocol

Dear community, I am desperately looking for a way to handle custom protocols in Firefox on macOS (both up-to-date). I have seen many questions and many answers, most of … (read more)

Dear community,

I am desperately looking for a way to handle custom protocols in Firefox on macOS (both up-to-date). I have seen many questions and many answers, most of them are outdated or irrelevant.

On our intranet, some of the pages have links pointing to "ictfast:xxxxxx". The first part (ictfast) is never changing. The second part (xxxxxx) can be anything. I would like to run an external application when people click on such links.

What I have done so far: step #A1: In "about:config", I created and set the key "network.protocol-handler.expose.ictfast" to false. step #A2: I clicked on a link "ictfast:xxxxxx" step #A3: A box appeared letting me choose my external application

After these steps, if I click on a "ictfast" link, the application runs but I can't access the content in "xxxxxx".

To reproduce this, it is very simple: step #B1: open Automator step #B2: create a new Application step #B3: add the "Run Shell Script" actions step #B4: choose "Pass input" to as arguments" step #B5: remove the default content of the shell script step #B6: type in `echo "$@" > /tmp/args.txt` (without the backticks) step #B7: save and choose this app in step #A3

Now if you click on a "ictfast" link, the file in "/tmp/args.txt" is created, but is empty. There is no arguments passed to the applications.

I was naively believing that when clicking on a "ictfast" link, Firefox would internally run the command `/foo/bar/whatever.app "address"`. But it seems to be more complicated and cryptic than that.

Could anyone help me on this? Thanks!

Asked by Slagt 2 months ago

tab syncronization after deleting the app from phone

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages … (read more)

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages saved somewhere in order to have them on my pc. However now i have to change my phone and the old one will be given to my friend, and obviously i have to reset it. Now, those tabs openned on my phone, when i reset it, will be deleted from the sync? I must mark them as "favourite" or as "bookmark" in order to save them everywhere?

Asked by sinigagliaalberto 2 months ago

copy and paste not working

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, at… (read more)

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, atom—nothing.

I have tried the About:config solution to no avail. Sometimes the copy and paste will work for a minute or so when opening Firefox, but it quickly degrades.

I have looked into settings for the browser as well and I can't find anything that would affect copy and paste. This change seemed to have happen a few weeks ago with an update that was released.

What is happening?!?!?!

Asked by keri.rasmussen 2 months ago

Disable back button for pinned tab

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first c… (read more)

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first column, it often swipes a little bit too far and Firefox interprets that as a request to "back arrow" to the previous page, which is my Firefox home screen.

Is there any way to disable this behavior, so that a long left swipe will move the screen all the way to the left edge and stop there, without going all the way back to the Firefox home screen?

Asked by Chris Shaffer 2 months ago

Callers can't hear me when I'm using Google Voice

When using voice.google.com in Firefox the recipient can't hear me at all. This problem is intermittent. After I've restarted my Mac, things seem to work fine for a while… (read more)

When using voice.google.com in Firefox the recipient can't hear me at all. This problem is intermittent. After I've restarted my Mac, things seem to work fine for a while. Then, after a while, the recipient can't hear me when I make a call.

I've given Firefox permission for google to use the internal microphone. The mic symbol flashes red. Another issue: the flashing red mic keeps flashing even after the phone call is ended.

I've tried clearing out cookies/cache, closing/reopening the page, closing/reopening the browser.

I've tried google voice in Chrome. I was not mute in that call. Thanks for any help.

Asked by 777bb 2 months ago

extensions: turning on and off at once (enabled/disabled)

Does anyone know of an extension that allows user to turn all extensions on or off (enabled/disabled) all at once (rather than individually)? Thank you for your assistanc… (read more)

Does anyone know of an extension that allows user to turn all extensions on or off (enabled/disabled) all at once (rather than individually)? Thank you for your assistance!

Asked by Alfredo's Personal Firefox Account 2 months ago

Bookmarks

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've alway… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've always done but now am having a couple issues so I don't know if it is due to switching systems or if I have an issue.

In any case... I like my bookmarks in the toolbar so that is where I aim to put them. I exported my bookmarks from my PC, imported the file and thought I was fine but now I see that not all of the bookmarks are there in the toolbar, most are but not all. Then when I check the recently bookmarked, the missing ones are listed among the others but do not appear where I can find them.

Then I exported from my work PC to a file as before, imported the file and can not find any of them anywhere, keep trying and can't find them.

And now while on a page I click the blue star as I always have, have it pointed to the toolbar folder, click done, check the toolbar and not there. Keep trying and during the process I see an option to remove 3 bookmarks next to option DONE, so I suspect it is something I'm not understanding but on my PC I've never had issues with this.

Asked by needmore 2 months ago

garmin connect problems

I have recently replaced my macbook and from that point on am no longer able to get access to the garmin connect web page. I tried several work arounds, none of which wor… (read more)

I have recently replaced my macbook and from that point on am no longer able to get access to the garmin connect web page. I tried several work arounds, none of which worked. Eventually I tried using a different browser. Bingo. this works. Can anybody advise how to stop firefox blocking this webpage?

Asked by simon ball 2 months ago

macOS notifications don't appear while in full screen video mode

Recently switched over from Chrome and I'm liking it so far with one semi-major annoyance. If I'm watching a YouTube (or any site) video in full screen mode, I don't see … (read more)

Recently switched over from Chrome and I'm liking it so far with one semi-major annoyance.

If I'm watching a YouTube (or any site) video in full screen mode, I don't see any of my Mac notifications until I exit full screen. With Chrome, those notifications continue to appear while I'm in full screen.

Is there any setting in Firefox I can enable or disable to change that behavior?

Asked by briano8822 2 months ago

Firefox sign in and extensions

Hello, I have a MacBook Air with OS Catalina. I use Dashlane as an extension for passwords and other items. Everytime I restart my laptop, I have to sign in to Firefox as… (read more)

Hello, I have a MacBook Air with OS Catalina. I use Dashlane as an extension for passwords and other items. Everytime I restart my laptop, I have to sign in to Firefox as though I'm a new user, and I have to re-establish the Dashlane extension and verify it. Is there a way around this? Thanks! Polly

Asked by pgiantonio 2 months ago

Pocket List

Hi Firefox Community! Earlier today, I updated to the latest version of Firefox (79.0). Now, everything I saved in Pocket (my entire list) is gone. Also, when I clicked o… (read more)

Hi Firefox Community!

Earlier today, I updated to the latest version of Firefox (79.0). Now, everything I saved in Pocket (my entire list) is gone. Also, when I clicked on "View Pocket List", I was prompted - for the first time ever - to sign in to access it.

I'm very confused, and upset, as I had a number of web pages and articles that were very important to me.

If anyone can help, I would be truly grateful.

Thanks, Lynda

Asked by lynda.mills1 2 months ago

Can't access my Wordpress site after logging in

Hi, For the last few weeks now I've not been able to use Wordpress on Firefox. Just thought to try it on Chrome and it's working fine. Basically, I can log in fine, but w… (read more)

Hi, For the last few weeks now I've not been able to use Wordpress on Firefox. Just thought to try it on Chrome and it's working fine. Basically, I can log in fine, but when I click over from reader to sites, it gets stuck saying "loading sites" forever. What on earth is going on?

Bek

Asked by bekkyb 2 months ago

Accessing Google/Gmail

Im having issues logging on to google and gmail. I have found a loop hole to access gmail(I cant access directly on gmail.com). I cant get use google as a search engine a… (read more)

Im having issues logging on to google and gmail. I have found a loop hole to access gmail(I cant access directly on gmail.com). I cant get use google as a search engine at all. Anyone run into this?

Thanks

Asked by ptyrocc 2 months ago

Need current beta channel profile on release channel Firefox

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but … (read more)

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but work machine is locked down to release version only (not sure which one that is).

I get the following error when I try to sync or open a release channel version of Firefox

"You've launched an older version of Firefox.

Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this version of Firefox."

This error dialog offers no options for 'override'.

I need my current user profile to work across platforms and on release channel. I have customizations that I cannot recreate because FF made it too hard to find out how to recreated long-ago and necessary modifications (like killing that bleeping 'throbbing' tab slider that I cannot cope with....and others I don't even know how to describe.

I don't care about bookmarks and browsing history--I never save history and I know how to export, save, and reimport bookmarks.

I care only about my about:config, userchrome and prefs.js and the like.

How can I get around this BUG?

And: am I the only one who thinks the throbbing slider on the loading tabs is the creation of the devil? I can't avoid getting distracted by it--the visual noise is intolerable especially in a work environment.

Asked by Foxfree99 2 months ago

Thumbnails tabs visuall view more then 6

using the CTRL+TAB to show open thumbnails tabs visually is a great feature firefox have over other browsers and what encouraged me to leave chrome. have only 6 inst very… (read more)

using the CTRL+TAB to show open thumbnails tabs visually is a great feature firefox have over other browsers and what encouraged me to leave chrome. have only 6 inst very effective - this needs to be dynamic (for at least 10-15 tabs) and going over the web is seems a lot of people asked this feature.

Is there a way to change this? if not where can I ask a feature request?

Asked by simon.shkilevich 2 months ago