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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Unable to access most sites

Hi, I'm new to firefox, I'm trying on this new linux based config to change from chrome to firefox, and I've got an error on most of the different website I'm trying to j… (read more)

Hi,

I'm new to firefox, I'm trying on this new linux based config to change from chrome to firefox, and I've got an error on most of the different website I'm trying to join : "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." For short it's the server not found error, but I can access thoses websites from an other browser.

I'd like to solve this problem, I already tried ipv6 disabling, and dns prefetching enabling from this help page : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/server-not-found-connection-problem and it still not resolve my problem.

It often resolve alone half an hour after I started firefox, but it is way too long...

Thanks a lot for helping me !

Matthieu

PS : domains I can't access : github, my school website, youtube sometimes...

Asked by matthieu.escande 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Choose where to store my information

I would like to be able to choose where Sync stores my information. Because it might contain sensitive personal information, people should want to have control over where… (read more)

I would like to be able to choose where Sync stores my information. Because it might contain sensitive personal information, people should want to have control over where exactly the data is stored. Right now it seems to be stored in some magical cloud service somewhere in the universe.

So for example, I might want to store it as a file on my GDrive, or as a digest in my Github account, or upload a file to my own server somehow.

For personal information storage, it is absolutely vital that it doesn't go to place where I don't want it to be, and a place that I have a reasonable level of control over.

So, million dollar question: how can I set this up?

Asked by thany 9 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 hours ago

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Widevine CDM Update Schedule

Widevine will revoke Widevine Content Decryption Module which is earlier than ver 4.10.2209.0. https://www.widevine.com/news Google has already released new version of CD… (read more)

Widevine will revoke Widevine Content Decryption Module which is earlier than ver 4.10.2209.0. https://www.widevine.com/news

Google has already released new version of CDM. However, the version on Firefox 88.0b7 is still 4.10.1582.2. You can check on the following menu: [Add-ons and Themes]>[Plugin]>[Widevine Content Decryption Module]

My questions are: 1. When is new Widevine CDM coming to Firefox? 1. Can Add-on Manger provide this update to older Firefox?

Asked by otoguro 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 hours ago

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after "refresh"

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see … (read more)

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see how to disable ext one at a time. I went with a "Refresh" when I was to uninstall and install. Now, FF 87 does not remember the magnification setting. I set pages to 80%, close, launch, home page (previously set to 80%) is at 100%. Pages that are bookmarked (just set to 80% prior new launch) launch at 100%. There a multiple times during the run time of Firefox that I had gone into config and made adjustments. I do not recall having to do so for magnification not being saved. I do notice that one config change made prior does not exist now, set resolution 1440x900. I think there was a true/false for page memory in config that I had switched from default before the refresh, but seeing how the screen resolution isn't 1440x900..I assume "Refresh" reset config to default.

Sum: Now, Firefox does not save page magnification. What do I need to do, other than 'bump' the size every time? This was not the case prior the "Refresh".

Asked by Philip 1 day ago

Answered by Philip 5 hours ago

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Page actions ... button

Hello everyone, My mum's Firefox isn't showing in the ... dots area called Page actions of the bar the Take a Screenshot icon. I am able to add it from the Customize Tool… (read more)

Hello everyone, My mum's Firefox isn't showing in the ... dots area called Page actions of the bar the Take a Screenshot icon. I am able to add it from the Customize Toolbar... area but NOT back to where it was, in the Page actions area. Is there a way to do this? I tried this for 2h now and there is no explanation how that icon disappeared in the first place. Perhaps there is a way o moving icons around? Fresh install version 88.0 (64 bits), ignore Romanian language, icons are universal :)

Asked by Mircione 9 hours ago

Answered by Mircione 6 hours ago

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Firefox 88 made my blood boil

Firefox updated to 88 and just noticed right click > "View Image" was replaced with google chrome's "Open tab in new image". Bring it back for fuck's sake, sometimes I… (read more)

Firefox updated to 88 and just noticed right click > "View Image" was replaced with google chrome's "Open tab in new image".

Bring it back for fuck's sake, sometimes I need to open the image in the same tab.

Seriously, fuck you. You already ruined Firefox with version 57, might as well rename the browser to Google Firefox.

Asked by alcidese83 7 hours ago

Answered by alcidese83 6 hours ago

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screenshot function disappeared as of firefox 88.0

Suddenly as of the last update to FireFox 88.0, the embedded screen capture function disappeared. I use it a LOT... I will have to go back to previous version of FireFox.… (read more)

Suddenly as of the last update to FireFox 88.0, the embedded screen capture function disappeared. I use it a LOT... I will have to go back to previous version of FireFox.

Asked by frank.du.mee 7 hours ago

Answered by frank.du.mee 7 hours ago

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View Page Info link is gone.

Until I updated to 88.0 64 bit, when I right clicked on a page there was a link to View Page Info right next to the View Page Source link. Now it is gone. I can get the… (read more)

Until I updated to 88.0 64 bit, when I right clicked on a page there was a link to View Page Info right next to the View Page Source link. Now it is gone. I can get the info page back by right clicking the padlock icon, clicking the arrow, then clicking more info but that is a real PITA. How do I get the link back on page right click. I am 100% sure that this was not done intentionally. That would be very silly and absurd to do.

Asked by PCZero 14 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 hours ago

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Youtube

I recently switched to Firefox, on the browser i was using before i was able to link whatever Youtube video i was watching right to the Roku connected to my TV. Is there … (read more)

I recently switched to Firefox, on the browser i was using before i was able to link whatever Youtube video i was watching right to the Roku connected to my TV. Is there a way to do this on Firefox?

Asked by Neurv 1 day ago

Answered by ifv 15 hours ago

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missing print "page setup" in Mozilla v85

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF... the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It … (read more)

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF...

the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It seems as though my settings remain in place for other printing options like my physical printer but even there the options are not editable or viewable.

There used to be a "page setup" option but I have not be able to find this anywhere anymore.

I'm assuming that it has to do with the bug fix for pdf printing but doesn't seem that it should be an intended outcome of the fix.

Any work arounds anyone knows about or has found?

Asked by Cobalt TiNor 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Possible to pass application arguments in handlers.json?

Following the deprecation of the FTP protocol in Firefox I have, as a workaround, set Excel to open all ftp links in Firefox for me. However, ideally, I would like a cust… (read more)

Following the deprecation of the FTP protocol in Firefox I have, as a workaround, set Excel to open all ftp links in Firefox for me. However, ideally, I would like a custom PowerShell script to handle all ftp links for me in Firefox. But to do so you would have to pass arguments to an application (in this case PowerShell) in handlers.json file. I guess that is not possible, or am I wrong here?

Asked by loxia_01 23 hours ago

Answered by loxia_01 19 hours ago

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How can I choose in which Firefox profile to open external links?

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away… (read more)

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away (so no profile manager interference) in a random profile. I do want it to open right away, but ideally would like to easily set a priority order for profiles to open the external links without having to restart the profiles.

Asked by Marjolijn 21 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 16 hours ago

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firefox logo in front of all the pictures stored on my hard drive

I opened the area on my hard drive and found that every photo has the firefox logo in front of the picture name. I opened these same photos last week and there was no log… (read more)

I opened the area on my hard drive and found that every photo has the firefox logo in front of the picture name. I opened these same photos last week and there was no logo. How did this happen and what do I do to remove the logo. I did nothing that I know of to cause this to happen. Thank you Ken

Asked by grumpy3 17 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 16 hours ago

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hover zoom not working

"Hover text not working on Copart site, works on same version 87 with windows 7 PC but not on my windows 10. If I switch to Edge it works fine, just not on FireFox. In … (read more)

"Hover text not working on Copart site, works on same version 87 with windows 7 PC but not on my windows 10. If I switch to Edge it works fine, just not on FireFox. In the copart site under an auction item I can click on the image and then the pointer will bring up a zoomed in window to the right of the image.

Asked by eric131 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Did Firefox really changed their logo (or fox will be gone in nearby future)?

Getting Started Page Check the icon in tab header and logo. It is new logo replacing the old Firefox logo. Firefox is no doubt my first preference but without fox it fee… (read more)

Getting Started Page Check the icon in tab header and logo. It is new logo replacing the old Firefox logo. Firefox is no doubt my first preference but without fox it feels different (fox is heart of this browser).

Asked by Akash Jadav 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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What does "5 Left" in FF Relay mean?

I just signed up for Firefox Relay and the setup says "5 Left"...what does that mean; is Relay a paid service; if so, where do I find information about the cost? Thank y… (read more)

I just signed up for Firefox Relay and the setup says "5 Left"...what does that mean; is Relay a paid service; if so, where do I find information about the cost? Thank you.

Asked by MichaelJonas 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago