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How to create Firefox Extension to send active tab URL to its Native, similar to chrome native messaging and install it through msi

I have already developed a C# win form application and a chrome extension with native messaging (another C# console app) to fetch user's active tab url. I have also devel… (read more)

I have already developed a C# win form application and a chrome extension with native messaging (another C# console app) to fetch user's active tab url. I have also developed an msi setup in WiX to write under the registry (HKLM/SOFTWARE/Wow6432Node/Google/Chrome/Extensions and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts) programmatically and tested the installation of the chrome extension by running the setup on different Windows 7 machines. I am publishing this extension on chrome web store and then I shall install the extension on several client computers.

I want to accomplish the same with Mozilla Firefox. I am newbie in this field and going through some Firefox developers guides (XPCOM, js-ctypes etc.) and getting little confused with multiple links.

It would be of great help if anyone can guide me towards the exact solution. Please note that, 1) I have to install the extension programmatically through the same msi package which already contains my own C# app and the chrome extension with native app and 2) the client machines will be Windows only but any version (XP (optional), 7, 8, Server anything).

Asked by bisCoder 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Best option-reset or reinstall Firefox?

Because of an unresolved issue with my ISP and their email program (won't keep me logged in) it has been suggested that I reinstall Firefox which I think is a bit drastic… (read more)

Because of an unresolved issue with my ISP and their email program (won't keep me logged in) it has been suggested that I reinstall Firefox which I think is a bit drastic. My question is this- would I be better off using the reset feature of uninstall Firefox and do a clean install? I know that either way I will have to reinstall ad ons , plug ins and probably other stuff. So if it were you which option would you take? Thanks Bob

Asked by FoulRift 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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http://nickpjason.github.io/html5loop/ keeps popping up unsolicited.

While using FireFox this NickPJason.github.io page launches without my having asked for it. Is Mozilla pushing this page? Or is it malware? … (read more)

While using FireFox this NickPJason.github.io page launches without my having asked for it. Is Mozilla pushing this page? Or is it malware?

Asked by AllEars 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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Aspect ratio of home screen and websites; vert vs horizontal way off

Discrepancy of aspect ratios: horizontal is reduced, vertical, including text is expanded for home screen and all sites, Text is enlarged and one line is superimposed on … (read more)

Discrepancy of aspect ratios: horizontal is reduced, vertical, including text is expanded for home screen and all sites, Text is enlarged and one line is superimposed on the preceding. I tied Internet Explorer and sites display properly.

Asked by jim_stevens 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Whenever I update FireFox all my ID's and Passwords vanish from Password Manager

For several recent updates of FireFox all my ID's and passwords (saved in password manager) disappear. I have been able to retrieve them by swapping one or more of three … (read more)

For several recent updates of FireFox all my ID's and passwords (saved in password manager) disappear. I have been able to retrieve them by swapping one or more of three files from a previous version ("Key3.db", "Logins.json", & "Prefs.js") UNTIL THE LAST THREE OR FOUR UPDATES. This fix no longer works and I am therefore reluctant to update any more. I would like to know... a) Has this bug been fixed? b) If it hasn't, how can I store my ID's & Passwords elsewhere so I can quickly re-install them or at least see them in a list so I can manually copy them all back in again? c) How can I stop an annoying pop-up telling me to update FireFox (other than by updating it)?

I have used FireFox happily for many years but this problem is very annoying and I am looking to change (very reluctantly) to some other browser if another update loses all ID's & Passwords and I have to re-install an older version to get them back. Please help if you can -- and thanks for considering this problem.

Asked by rickchat 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox is not accepting my mouse interaction

Firefox is not allowing me to interact with certain elements on webpages. Here is a list of some of the websites that I have trouble with: - http://railsapis.codeschool.c… (read more)

Firefox is not allowing me to interact with certain elements on webpages. Here is a list of some of the websites that I have trouble with:

- http://railsapis.codeschool.com/levels/1/challenges/1 and http://railscasts.com/episodes/417-foundation?autoplay=true

 I can't use the video controls

- https://soundcloud.com/jo-o-anderson-1/loreen-euphoria

 I can't use the seekbar.

- http://yashry.com/search?q=iPhone

 The arrows of the price range slider don't drag. Instead, the underlying text is selected.

I tried using Firefox on a friend's Mac and it's working properly. I guess it's a problem with an entry in my about:config, but I don't even know what to search for to describe this problem.

I'm using Firefox 33.1.1 on Mac OS X 10.10.1 (14B25).

Asked by RaMin0 5 years ago

Answered by RaMin0 5 years ago

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Refresh button too small, in wrong place

The refresh button in Firefox is too small, and in the wrong place. With Chrome it is left of the address bar and is an appropriate size. In Firefox, it is too small and … (read more)

The refresh button in Firefox is too small, and in the wrong place. With Chrome it is left of the address bar and is an appropriate size. In Firefox, it is too small and on the right size.

How can I increase the button size and move it to the left of the address bar?

Asked by Zenoxio 5 years ago

Answered by Zenoxio 5 years ago

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Kept getting sync error message for the past few days

I haven't been able to sync my accounts for the past few days. Below is the error message: "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Firefox Sync server maintenance is un… (read more)

I haven't been able to sync my accounts for the past few days. Below is the error message: "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Firefox Sync server maintenance is underway, syncing will resume automatically. Sync will automatically retry this action."

My latest error log is below:

1416113749815	Sync.ErrorHandler	DEBUG	Flushing file log.
1416113749817	Sync.Service	DEBUG	Exception: Login failed: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance No traceback available
1416113749817	Sync.Service	DEBUG	Not syncing: login returned false.
1416113749817	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: error.login.failed => success.status_ok
1416113749821	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok
1416113749821	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok
1416113749840	Sync.ErrorHandler	DEBUG	Log cleanup threshold time: 1415249749840
1416113749844	Sync.ErrorHandler	DEBUG	No logs to clean up.
1416114123789	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok
1416114123791	Sync.ErrorHandler	DEBUG	Beginning user-triggered sync.
1416114123791	Sync.Service	DEBUG	User-Agent: Firefox/33.1.1 FxSync/1.35.0.20141113143407.
1416114123791	Sync.Service	INFO	Starting sync at 2014-11-15 21:02:03
1416114123792	Sync.Service	DEBUG	In sync: should login.
1416114123792	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok
1416114123792	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok
1416114123793	Sync.Service	INFO	Logging in the user.
1416114123793	Sync.Service	DEBUG	Caching URLs under storage user base: https://sync-129-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/9195458/
1416114123795	Sync.BrowserIDManager	DEBUG	_ensureValidToken already has one
1416114124226	Sync.Resource	DEBUG	mesg: GET success 200 https://sync-129-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/9195458/info/collections
1416114124227	Sync.Resource	DEBUG	GET success 200 https://sync-129-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/9195458/info/collections
1416114124227	Sync.Service	DEBUG	Fetching global metadata record
1416114124227	Sync.Service	DEBUG	Weave Version: 1.35.0 Local Storage: 5 Remote Storage: 5
1416114124227	Sync.Service	INFO	Sync key is up-to-date: no need to upgrade.
1416114124227	Sync.Service	DEBUG	Fetching and verifying -- or generating -- symmetric keys.
1416114124227	Sync.Service	INFO	Testing info/collections: {"prefs":1415684960.1,"tabs":1416002806.09,"clients":1415999571.59,"crypto":1411776108.31,"meta":1413417019.06,"bookmarks":1415995802.11,"addons":1415981896.19}
1416114124227	Sync.CollectionKeyManager	INFO	Testing for updateNeeded. Last modified: 0
1416114124227	Sync.Service	INFO	collection keys reports that a key update is needed.
1416114124228	Sync.BrowserIDManager	DEBUG	_ensureValidToken already has one
1416114124424	Sync.Resource	DEBUG	mesg: GET fail 503 https://sync-129-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/9195458/storage/crypto/keys
1416114124424	Sync.Resource	DEBUG	GET fail 503 https://sync-129-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/9195458/storage/crypto/keys
1416114124425	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.login: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance => error.login.reason.server
1416114124425	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed
1416114124425	Sync.ErrorHandler	DEBUG	Got Retry-After: 3600
1416114124425	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.login: error.login.reason.server => error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance
1416114124425	Sync.Status	DEBUG	Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed
1416114124425	Sync.SyncScheduler	DEBUG	Got backoff notification: 3600000ms
1416114124425	Sync.SyncScheduler	DEBUG	Fuzzed minimum next sync: 1416117724425
1416114124425	Sync.Service	WARN	Got status 503 fetching crypto keys.
1416114124425	Sync.Service	WARN	Failed to fetch symmetric keys. Failing remote setup.
1416114124425	Sync.Service	WARN	Remote setup failed.
1416114124425	Sync.SyncScheduler	DEBUG	Clearing sync triggers and the global score.
1416114124426	Sync.SyncScheduler	DEBUG	Next sync in 4079084.8112176084 ms.

Asked by v4ever 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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switching between tabs no longer possible after update

I just updated to the latest version of Firefox, know I am no longer able to switch between tabs. I can open a new tab with +, but I cannot go back or switch between them… (read more)

I just updated to the latest version of Firefox, know I am no longer able to switch between tabs. I can open a new tab with +, but I cannot go back or switch between them.

Asked by jver69 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Want FF windows at restart same as when I exited.

I always maximize my Firefox windows, usually leaving a few open when I exit FF before nightly shutdown. I deliberately have turned on Session Restore in my FF Options to… (read more)

I always maximize my Firefox windows, usually leaving a few open when I exit FF before nightly shutdown. I deliberately have turned on Session Restore in my FF Options to get back to where I was when I shut down FF. When I start FF next, I get all my expected windows & tabs, but all the FF windows are reduced in size instead of maximized as they were when I shut FF down.

It's a minor problem, but I consider it a nuisance. My previous session is NOT completely restored to its previous state.

I've been using Firefox for over 10 years, & I don't think this was always what happened. I running Firefox 33.1.1, but the problem has been around thru several releases.

Asked by SF_Frog 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox has trouble displaying whitespace in HTML maths formulas

I've had this problem with a few wikipedia articles, most recently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*-algebra. The line given by * {{math|size=120%|1=(x y)* = y* x*}} doesn'… (read more)

I've had this problem with a few wikipedia articles, most recently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*-algebra. The line given by * {{math|size=120%|1=(x y)* = y* x*}} doesn't display properly, the spaces in x y and y* x are replaced by squares with the letters THSP in them. This problem occurs throughout the page. The same problem occurs regradless of the font I choose, but two fonts called "Clean" and "Fixed" do better than the others; they display all spaces properly apart from the space in λ x in the line given by :{{math|size=120%|1=(λ x + μy)* = λ′x* + μ′y*}}. I don't have the same problem in Chromium, which is using the same fonts.

Asked by Joe_K 5 years ago

Answered by Joe_K 5 years ago

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How do I enlarge font on other sites I visit in firefox

I just upgraded to a newer used laptop, the first to use Windows 7, for me. This is my first day, so I still have a lot to learn. I went to open Facebook, but the loggin … (read more)

I just upgraded to a newer used laptop, the first to use Windows 7, for me. This is my first day, so I still have a lot to learn. I went to open Facebook, but the loggin page font was so tiny. It looked like the page had shrunk. Not all sites do this. YouTube will have a normal size video screen, but all the list at the right is similarly like a 2 point font, unreadable. I opened the control panel to adjust the font size there. It made all the Windows based pages quite large, but did not change my browser.

What??? I clicked the button on this page to automatically add a troubleshooter and a window opened to install Sinc or something. that didn't seem right?

Asked by Hybridizer 5 years ago

Answered by CoryMH 5 years ago

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How do I prevent my cookie exception list from being programmatically amended?

I have Firefox set to never accept cookies, and I have an Exception list that specifically allows cookies from sites of my choice. Trouble is, this exception list is some… (read more)

I have Firefox set to never accept cookies, and I have an Exception list that specifically allows cookies from sites of my choice. Trouble is, this exception list is somehow being expanded with sites that I haven't included, and in some cases, sites that I've specifically blocked. For example, I have explicitly blocked cookies from Google. Yet, when I check the list, I find both the rule I entered blocking Google, and a new rule that I didn't enter specifying that Google may drop cookies for First Party Only.

Question: Who (besides me, the user) is allowed to expand the Exception list, and why? Seems to me this makes the promise of the list nearly worthless.

I'm running Firefox 33.1.1.

Asked by Nemo564 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Favourite add-ons vanish between sessions

When I boot my computer lately,about three of my favourite FF (ver 33.1.1) add-ons are no longer installed.These include Lazarus,X-notifier,and Theme Font and Size Change… (read more)

When I boot my computer lately,about three of my favourite FF (ver 33.1.1) add-ons are no longer installed.These include Lazarus,X-notifier,and Theme Font and Size Changer.I can reinstall them manually,but it is becoming a pain to do so.I find that when I DO reinstall,the add-ons seem to remember my previous settings,such as X-notifier,which still has my Hotmail accounts and passwords when I reinstall it. Please advise,thanks!

Asked by Newbeak 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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shorten firefox 33.1 address bar for longer bing bar

earlier versions of Firefox had "spacers" to add to accomplish such things. They are not to be found in the present version, at least not by me. Thanks, George Kunkel… (read more)

earlier versions of Firefox had "spacers" to add to accomplish such things. They are not to be found in the present version, at least not by me. Thanks, George Kunkel

Asked by gwkunkel 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why is my profile gone?

Dear FF volunteers, Thank you for your service!!! FF showed note that start process is slow and I should reset settings. I did so. And also deleted the profile and crea… (read more)

Dear FF volunteers,

Thank you for your service!!!

FF showed note that start process is slow and I should reset settings. I did so. And also deleted the profile and created a new profile just to be safe and start from a very clean slate.

The new profile worked for a few hours fine, but when I start Firefox now, it opens with a new profile, i.e. all bookmarks and extensions are gone, except for the Lastpass and Avast plugin.

Why?

I had installed these extensions: Lasspass, Avast antivirus, easy copy, Adblock plus, Bbuffer, Fireshot.

Is one of them corrupting the Firefox profile?

When I press the "Automatically add" button for Troubleshooting information here in this form, I get the error message that it can't connect to the mozilla server. I had the same problem when installing the lastpass extension. Which I then did my manually installing it.

I appreciate your help!

Joerg

Asked by Joerg42 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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How to get the intro video off my google homepage screen I have already seen it, it is where the firefox logo used to be.

How to get the intro video off my google homepage screen I have already seen it, it is where the firefox logo used to be. I started with the latest upgrade that I reload… (read more)

How to get the intro video off my google homepage screen I have already seen it, it is where the firefox logo used to be. I started with the latest upgrade that I reloaded.

Asked by LeedaJoy 5 years ago

Answered by Brains Solutions 5 years ago