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Is there a way to launch an external application from a Bookmarks Sidebar bookmark?

So let's say that I have a bookmark in my Firefox bookmarks sidebar with this as the 'Location': file:///E:/Name%20Of%20File.txt If I were to click that bookmark, the con… (read more)

So let's say that I have a bookmark in my Firefox bookmarks sidebar with this as the 'Location': file:///E:/Name%20Of%20File.txt

If I were to click that bookmark, the contents of that text file will appear in the browser which allows me to read the contents of the file.

I want to be able to left-click that bookmark from the Firefox bookmarks sidebar or right-click it and select from a context menu and have that .txt file launch in a separate Notepad window, as in launching Notepad as an external application separate from Firefox.

Is that possible with some tweaking and hacking or whatever?

Asked by gaveitatry 4 months ago

Answered by gaveitatry 4 months ago

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Firefox not showing images on some sites

I suddenly have a problem with Firefox NOT showing certain images (linked ones I think) on various websites. It's not across the board, just about a dozen or so websites.… (read more)

I suddenly have a problem with Firefox NOT showing certain images (linked ones I think) on various websites. It's not across the board, just about a dozen or so websites.

I briefly got some kind of Webp message that quickly blinked off before I could see what it said. I'm including two screenshots to show the problem I'm having.

Asked by Black Knyght 4 months ago

Answered by Black Knyght 4 months ago

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Search engine does not work

Please HELP! I have Google as my search engine. When ever I type something in, Yahoo gives me the results! Their in NOTHING in my programs that show Yahoo Thank you Kurt … (read more)

Please HELP! I have Google as my search engine. When ever I type something in, Yahoo gives me the results! Their in NOTHING in my programs that show Yahoo

Thank you

Kurt

Asked by kurtbazner 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Cannot connect to one specific website (weather.com)

As of about a week ago I have been unable to connect to https://weather.com using Firefox 78.0.1 64bit on Windows 10 Pro. As far as I have found in my regular browsing t… (read more)

As of about a week ago I have been unable to connect to https://weather.com using Firefox 78.0.1 64bit on Windows 10 Pro. As far as I have found in my regular browsing this is the only website with this problem; other websites open properly. The problem with https://weather.com occurs no matter how I try to connect - selecting a bookmark that worked in the past or typing directly in the address bar. If I am using an empty blank window what I see is a window that remains blank. The name that I typed in shows in the address bar but there is no padlock icon and no trackers shield. I am attaching a screen shot.

If I open Firefox in a private window I AM able to connect to https://weather.com as I could before in the ordinary window. I am also able to connect to https://weather.com using other browsers.

Any suggestions as to what has happened and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by richard.smith1 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Separate search engine for private mode missing, no option to search selected text in private mode

In firefox 77 I could choose different search engine for example duckduckgo as default search engine in private mode. In 78.0.1 this setting is missing, no way to search … (read more)

In firefox 77 I could choose different search engine for example duckduckgo as default search engine in private mode. In 78.0.1 this setting is missing, no way to search selected text privately or set different search engine for private mode. Only workaround is to go to about:config and enable "browser.search.separatePrivateDefault.ui.enabled". This fixes both problems. Is this still in beta and not officially available or are my settings wrong?

Asked by Piterk 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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email

Hi Can anyone help? when i opened firefox it automatically brought up my email (gmail) as a small box at the top left corner next to firefox tab, however just opened it … (read more)

Hi

Can anyone help? when i opened firefox it automatically brought up my email (gmail) as a small box at the top left corner next to firefox tab, however just opened it up now and the email tab has disappeared?? where, how and can i get it back.

Thanks

Asked by yorkshireborn75 4 months ago

Answered by philipp 4 months ago

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Missing bookmarks

Hello, Last night I went to bed and all my bookmarks were there. Today I woke up and all the bookmarks are gone on my laptop and the open tabs, add-ons etc. I am signed i… (read more)

Hello,

Last night I went to bed and all my bookmarks were there. Today I woke up and all the bookmarks are gone on my laptop and the open tabs, add-ons etc. I am signed in. Restoration does not help (last backup is with today date). But on my smartphone I see them in bookmarks-> desktop bookmarks. How do I save them? I really don´t want to lose them.

Thanks a lot for any advice,

Cyril

Asked by cyril.sup 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Bookrmarks missing

I have re-installed my windows on my PC. Then after installing firefox I've signed in with my account. All my extensions are restored ind installed automatically. But the… (read more)

I have re-installed my windows on my PC. Then after installing firefox I've signed in with my account. All my extensions are restored ind installed automatically. But there is no any of my bookmarks. I'm sure that is was synced before installing windows. However, now I don't have my bookmarks. Is there any way to check from server side, were my bookmarks saved or not. Maybe they are still on server but cannot sync to my PC?

Asked by mateking 4 months ago

Answered by mateking 4 months ago

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Downloaded PDF files are opened in Firefox again

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Manjaro Linux and on Windows 10. The same happens for both OS. A few days ago (not at the latest update, but maybe the one before that?), the … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Manjaro Linux and on Windows 10. The same happens for both OS.

A few days ago (not at the latest update, but maybe the one before that?), the behaviour regarding PDF files changed.

Before: When clicking on a link to a PDF file, it was opened in Firefox. When I downloaded it and then clicked on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file was opened in my system's PDF viewer. After: After downloading, when I click on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file is opened in Firefox again.

The system default for opening PDF files has not changed, i.e., when I open a PDF file locally from the file system, it opens in the PDF viewer, and not in Firefox.

Changing how PDF files should be opened in "Settings - Content" does change the behaviour for both cases simultaneously. Is there any way to change this back to the old behaviour?

Asked by Harmageddon 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Problems with videos

2 related problems. 1) Lately having difficulty playing vids on Twitter. Sometimes fine, other times they start, then reboot, repeatedly and won't play. 2) I used to see … (read more)

2 related problems. 1) Lately having difficulty playing vids on Twitter. Sometimes fine, other times they start, then reboot, repeatedly and won't play.

2) I used to see prompts on explore.org for 'pop cam', to create a new window of just the live-cam. This prompt no longer appears in FF. When I open the site in Vivaldi, it appears, as you can see in the screenshot I've attached. Eg., https://explore.org/livecams/africam/olifants-river

I have read through a number of FF articles, tried changing audio/visual permissions, cleared cache. No difference. I have way too many tabs open, though not loaded. I sincerely hope this isn't creating the problem, as my brain is very slow, it takes me a long time to complete things I've been researching. And until very recently, there were still many tabs, without my current problems.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by maveet 4 months ago

Answered by Andrew 4 months ago

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Extensions

In reply to my query about extensions, which was expertly answered by Andrew, he said: Safer Search - not sure what this is. Can you provide a link to it? Here it is: htt… (read more)

In reply to my query about extensions, which was expertly answered by Andrew, he said: Safer Search - not sure what this is. Can you provide a link to it? Here it is:

https://safety.yahoo.com/SafetyGuides/Search/index.htm

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it

Asked by mlgoodman2 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Site block

Hello there, my trouble is: sometimes and very often opening a site page it will be redirected to this (see pict) and does not permit to go forward. The redirecting is ca… (read more)

Hello there, my trouble is: sometimes and very often opening a site page it will be redirected to this (see pict) and does not permit to go forward. The redirecting is casual, it blocks visiting sites in Firefox but it may open in other browsers... What is it? Thank you

Asked by linttisari 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago