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Open markdown file with md extension in Firefox

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as p… (read more)

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as plain text. However, Firefox opens a download prompt. How can I teach Firefox to display the file as text?

Asked by Gorgor 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Firefox Headless ---Screenshot not working for local HTML files

I'm unable to generate a screenshot of a local HTML file using Firefox's (v60.9.0) [headless mode][1] Here's the command I'm using: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Fir… (read more)

I'm unable to generate a screenshot of a local HTML file using Firefox's (v60.9.0) [headless mode][1]

Here's the command I'm using:

   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P AJ --screenshot test.png "file:///C:/html_export.html"

I've tried with and without a profile and with different numbers of slashes after file. There are no errors in the command line - it just doesn't generate an output.

This command works fine when I substitute the file:// with an external website like:

   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P AJ --screenshot test.png google.com

Could it be related to the [redirect bug mentioned here][2]?

Any help is appreciated! Perhaps theres a way to turn on output verbosity for --headless mode?

 [1]: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Headless_mode
 [2]: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1546062

Asked by ajkrell 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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HI, Last two days I have face problem for calling facebook sharing window it is thirdparty call so pls allow call in firefox browser other browser it is working

I have give Facebook third-party call on client page but currently it is not working on Firefox it shows the "X-Frame-Options" issue please solve it.

Asked by mark27henry 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Downloads

Prior to the last update, whenever I had finished or cancelled downloading a file, I would go to the "All Downloads" page and click "Clear All Downloads" to get rid of an… (read more)

Prior to the last update, whenever I had finished or cancelled downloading a file, I would go to the "All Downloads" page and click "Clear All Downloads" to get rid of any that were done and they would go away. Now they don't anymore. Is there a different way of doing this?

Asked by Ken 10 months ago

Last reply by Ken 10 months ago

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On the Home Page, how do I get the little boxes to show a picture for my favorite websites rather than just a letter in the center of the box?

The Opera Homepage has changed a lot, since the last time I used it. First, let me say, this question has NOTHING to do with assigning a homepage. When I open the Fire… (read more)

The Opera Homepage has changed a lot, since the last time I used it. First, let me say, this question has NOTHING to do with assigning a homepage.

When I open the Firefox Home Page, it brings up a watered down version of Opera's Speed Dial Screen. It's marginally okay. I hope it gets better.

My question is, when I open a favorite website, and I want to make it a favorite and have it appear as an option in the Firefox Speed Dial (homepage) screen. Then I want it to show an icon for the website I accessed. It currently shows a single letter (the first letter of the website's name) in the middle of the little box. As it currently stands, I have three little boxes all containing the letter A. Having an icon makes it much faster for me to find and access the website I want.

I want an icon (picture) to indicate the website site, not just a single letter. I found a place to edit the little box, where I can enter a URL for a custom icon. I have not a clue where to find such a URL. I guessed at various things and they all get an error message that it's an invalid URL. When you put a website on the Opera Speed Dial, they give you a choice of 3 or 4 icons specific to the website. So it is possible for those icons to be automatically found, without me having to figure out where to find them.

How can I make the Speed Dial page appear as I've described? Thanks for your help.

Asked by morlaine 1 year ago

Last reply by morlaine 1 year ago

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Determine version of Firefox last used by a profile backup

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) prof… (read more)

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) profile in the compressed archive filename (e.g., userinfo-firefox-56.0_date). I also make a semi-regular sync backup of the currently used profile. So far, so good.

My currently synced backup, which has not been compressed and archived, is about a month old. (I did say semi-regular.) I would like to compress and archive it before syncing, but I am no longer sure of the exact version of Firefox it used. I usually run updates when released, and can suppose Firefox 65.x, but what if I would like to be more exact? After running a search of files containing "version" in the main profile, I came across a file named compatibility.ini, which resides in the root directory. The contents are as follows:

[Compatibility] LastVersion=65.0.1_20190211233335/20190211233335 LastOSABI=WINNT_x86_64-msvc LastPlatformDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox LastAppDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser

Is this a reliable way to detect the last version of Firefox used by the profile?

Asked by michapma 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I prevent redirecting to SPAM websites?

Is there any way to prevent a website from redirecting me to a SPAM website? Some websites will do that even if you right click on a link that you wanted to open in a new… (read more)

Is there any way to prevent a website from redirecting me to a SPAM website? Some websites will do that even if you right click on a link that you wanted to open in a new tab. Then after the website you were on redirects you to an annoying useless website, and you return to the original website is the only time that link you wanted to open will work.

Asked by ninja404 1 year ago

Last reply by ninja404 1 year ago

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Resetting lost passwords

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Del… (read more)

I thought this might be a Windows issue, but it appears more likely to be a Firefox problem...... Almost every time Firefox updates itself on one of my several PCs (a Dell), all of my saved logins are removed.

After some checking, I found that the actual logins file had been changed from "logins.json" to "logins.json.corrupt".

Why Firefox is doing this is anybodies guess, but it may have something to do with the actual passwords themselves containing characters that it doesn't like.......

Easy resolution - find the "corrupt" file and rename it!

Using Windows Explorer, you will need to make hidden files visible, then go to (User)>Appdata>Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox>Profiles>(71r822oe.*********), then scrol down to "logins.json.corrupt" - select, rename, "logins.json", agree to the change warning, and exit. All now works as before.

(The bits in brackets will be your own name and registry entry)

Please, Mozilla - can you try and stop this happening in the first place ?

Asked by MichaelM46 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to type (spanish) accents if my keyboard does not have a number pad (i.e. á)?

I'm using Windows 10 in a Microsoft Surface. I don't have a number pad on the side, nor embedded on my keyboard. I write regularly in Spanish and need to use Spanish char… (read more)

I'm using Windows 10 in a Microsoft Surface. I don't have a number pad on the side, nor embedded on my keyboard.

I write regularly in Spanish and need to use Spanish characters.

Is there a way to do this? An add-on that would do it (I couldn't find any)?

Asked by ncachanosky 1 year ago

Answered by Shadow110 1 year ago

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How can I create a simple macro that will type my full email address when I type just a few keys?

How can I create a simple macro that will type my full email address when I type just a few keys? That's all I'm looking for and I've looked everywhere but can't find an … (read more)

How can I create a simple macro that will type my full email address when I type just a few keys? That's all I'm looking for and I've looked everywhere but can't find an answer.

Asked by JimH 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I can no longer take screenshots of pdf files like a couple of weeks ago

Up until a couple weeks ago right clicking on a pdf and selecting to take a screenshot was doing just that - allowing me to take a screenshot of the pdf in the page. Sinc… (read more)

Up until a couple weeks ago right clicking on a pdf and selecting to take a screenshot was doing just that - allowing me to take a screenshot of the pdf in the page. Since then whenever I try to do the same, I get an error saying that this is not a standard web page. Any advice?

Asked by jrsall92 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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need script to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the desired value

I am looking for a script to execute the below tasks for more than 50+ servers for this i need a powershell or vbscript to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the d… (read more)

I am looking for a script to execute the below tasks for more than 50+ servers for this i need a powershell or vbscript

to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the desired value, which improves the browser performance. The optimal value is configured to 20 MB. This optimization does not clean the cookies and browsing history. Supported Firefox Version: 30

Asked by mail2vij 2 years ago

Last reply by mail2vij 2 years ago

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how can i save passwords

I have AVAST running on my computer in passive mode; I simply have not bothered to remove it, fearing screwing something up. Now, AVAST has stripped all my saved password… (read more)

I have AVAST running on my computer in passive mode; I simply have not bothered to remove it, fearing screwing something up. Now, AVAST has stripped all my saved passwords from FIREFOX. Can I load these back into Firefox from my renegade AVAST?

Asked by GREENGHOST 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I want an incognito-only blacklist and a homepage highlights blacklist. How do I request them or create them myself?

A lot of websites are difficult to use when they track, and I'd rather access them only in incognito mode. Is there a way to create a list of websites that only open in i… (read more)

A lot of websites are difficult to use when they track, and I'd rather access them only in incognito mode. Is there a way to create a list of websites that only open in incognito (preferably just automatically launching an incognito window)? If not, can I request it as a feature?

I'd also like to create a blacklist for websites from appearing in highlights on my homepage. Can I do that? If not can I request it as a feature?

Thanks so much!

U.

Asked by Uriel-238 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How to search for functions with a dot (eg. tf.nn.relu()) from the adress bar without getting 'site could not be loaded'?

I just switched to Firefox from Chrome and so far Im loving it, except for one tiny bit, which unfortunatly drives me crazy: When I use the search from the adress bar to … (read more)

I just switched to Firefox from Chrome and so far Im loving it, except for one tiny bit, which unfortunatly drives me crazy:

When I use the search from the adress bar to look up functions with dots '.' in them, Firefox always assumes these are websites, add 'www.' and takes me to ' Site could not be loaded' instead of using google to search.

Is there any way to change this behaviour in the adress bar?

Asked by DoubleSteakhouse 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Sleep

I have been a user of firefox for many years . BUT lately when I use firefox it will not let my PC (NUC6i5syh) go to sleep I don't want to say this but when I went to an… (read more)

I have been a user of firefox for many years . BUT lately when I use firefox it will not let my PC (NUC6i5syh) go to sleep I don't want to say this but when I went to another browser today to test my theory's it worked and my PC would sleep. Hope you can help me with this problem. Kind regards. Alex.

Asked by Alexmailo 2 years ago

Last reply by mattcamp 2 years ago

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In Firefox 55 (2017) does it still make sense to move the cache to RAM?

I refer to the classic case where I have an SSD and don't want to "consume" it by watching endless videos on YouTube (and/or other sites) that are being buffered to the d… (read more)

I refer to the classic case where I have an SSD and don't want to "consume" it by watching endless videos on YouTube (and/or other sites) that are being buffered to the disk. Or does the buffering of such videos occur in RAM by default in Firefox?

I also want to speed up Firefox at the maximum.

What are the downsides of having the entire cache in RAM and, if none, why isn't the default instalation with no cache at all on the disk (browser.cache.disk.enable = false) ?

What is the best configuration of Firefox (regarding cache) on a laptop with the an SSD and 4 GB of RAM?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by PopStarWannabe 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago