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Firefox opening infinite number of tabs when trying to open .m files from link in UBUNTU

I am trying to open a link to a .m (MATLAB) file directly in the Firefox browser (from a local site). On windows this works fine and when the link is followed a new tab i… (read more)

I am trying to open a link to a .m (MATLAB) file directly in the Firefox browser (from a local site).

On windows this works fine and when the link is followed a new tab is created with the .m file converted to a HTML page.

On Ubuntu however it seems like Firefox is iterpreting the file as Objective-C source code and when I am trying to use Firefox to open the file (preferences -> applications -> Objective-C source code -> use Firefox) it keeps on repeatedly opening new emtpy tabs. I can set it so that the file is opening in e.g. gedit, but I would like to have the same behavior as on Windows i.e. a new tab with the file converted to HTML format. Is this possible? Is there a Firefox extension that I am missing? I read that you should use preview in firefox, but I don't seem to have that option (I have included a screen)

I am using Firefox Version 65.0 (64-bit)

Asked by user9015897 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago