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Adding New Filetypes to Download List

I am following directions on this page, which is supposed to be applicable to my version Firefox 78.0.1 on my Windows 10 Pro 64 system: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/… (read more)

I am following directions on this page, which is supposed to be applicable to my version Firefox 78.0.1 on my Windows 10 Pro 64 system:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file#w_adding-download-actions

But when I come to the subheading, "Adding Download Actions", it shows a dialog window which is unlike the one I get. Of the two images I've attached, the article shows the larger while I am offered the smaller. The article says the "Do this automatically" checkbox may be disabled, but doesn't mention it being absent: "Is Do this automatically for files like this from now on disabled? This can happen if the website's server incorrectly specifies the Internet Media type of the file. It also can happen if the server assigns "Content-Disposition: attachment" to the file. Could be the case here. Whether it is or not isn't important. What is important, is adding filetypes. I have no qualms with editing the registry if necessary. Can someone help me out with this?

Asked by fsawtelle 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

online image processor results blocked by ff as "potential security risk"

I'm using an online image processing service. OK until recently when the resulting jpeg file download is blocked by ff for "potential security risk". [Literally the DL re… (read more)

I'm using an online image processing service. OK until recently when the resulting jpeg file download is blocked by ff for "potential security risk". [Literally the DL report says blocked but my photo software shows a jpeg file created that cannot be read.] An ff clone browser gets the file OK. Also there is a manual over-ride in ff that works one file at a time. I don't see any way to automate for batch or site itself. Manual for each file is a nuisance. I really don't know what I'm dealing with here but I doubt there is a virus or security danger for my home (not networked) pc. Thanks for any assist.

PS: I see in download help here, the threat warning of PSR [potential security risk] is ambiguous. Compared to "may harm your computer", a higher level. PSR says "uses an insecure connection . . . may be corrupted or tampered with during the download process". I read this knowing that another browser, and the ff override, get the file no problem. Can a security threat be concealed in a jpeg file? FF is relying on google-based protection, I believe.

Asked by persister 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Social site buttons

I want to unclutter the screen. How can I remove these Social site buttons down the left side of the screen? There's also a large font number with the word shares underne… (read more)

I want to unclutter the screen. How can I remove these Social site buttons down the left side of the screen? There's also a large font number with the word shares underneath, what that means I've got no idea, I don't own any shares. Can that be got rid of too?

Asked by Vicr 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 22 hours ago

Add-ons not installing anymore

Out of the blue my add-ons are disabled (see picture of my about:addons screen) and cannot be reinstalled. Every time I try to install an add-on I get: "Installation abor… (read more)

Out of the blue my add-ons are disabled (see picture of my about:addons screen) and cannot be reinstalled. Every time I try to install an add-on I get: "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt."

Setting xpinstall.signatures.required and xpinstall.whitelist.required to false in about:config did not resolve this issue as well.

Asked by alimar 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

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It seems I can still sideload add-on in the Nightly Firefox 74.0a1, but Mozilla blog says it will stop supporting sideloading

I installed Nightly Firefox 74.0a1 and I am still able to sideload extension. But based on this article https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/10/31/firefox-to-discontinue-… (read more)

I installed Nightly Firefox 74.0a1 and I am still able to sideload extension. But based on this article https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/10/31/firefox-to-discontinue-sideloaded-extensions/, sideloading will not be supported in Firefox 74. I tested both of sideloading methods (https://extensionworkshop.com/documentation/publish/distribute-sideloading/?utm_source=blog.mozilla.org&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=2019-sideloaded-discontinued) and the extension was able to be sideloaded successfully in both ways. Does anyone know the reason?

Asked by xiaofei.ren.js 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Photo I was going to send does not work

I'm the one who said I would send you a copy of a problem, but it won't paste into your program. Sometimes I use the Snipping Tool hit copy and paste it wherever I want i… (read more)

I'm the one who said I would send you a copy of a problem, but it won't paste into your program. Sometimes I use the Snipping Tool hit copy and paste it wherever I want it to go, but it did not want to be pasted into your question box. I'll try this: "Applications" Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing. CONTENT TYPE Portable Document Format (PDF)PNG filemailtoJPG fileircsirciCalendar Filehpsupportassistantext+treestyletab" THEN I'M SUPPOSED TO TELL YOU UNDER THE HEADLINE: ACTION: Search file types or applications. Then a long list of file types are already listed, INTERNET EXPLORER or ALWAYS ASK or USE OUTLOOK, and on and on. I have no idea what I'm supposed to chose, there's options for photos, do I have to go to Options each time I have a photo or a document and change the action, since it only allows for one selection.

Asked by Rhonda 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to disable ALT key default behavior from javascript

I am writing a canvas-based RPG game. I use keyboard to control the player, including 'press and hold ALT key to highlight items'. Problem - when player is done highlight… (read more)

I am writing a canvas-based RPG game. I use keyboard to control the player, including 'press and hold ALT key to highlight items'. Problem - when player is done highlighting and releases the ALT key, top level browser menu pops up, even if I call event.preventDefault(). Question - is there a way I can tell Firefox to not to do that - i know that end user can disable this behavior via about:config flag, but I can't just go and ask every user to do that... (Firefox 73) Thank you!

Asked by Serg Nights 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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FF73 somehow screwed my YouTube double tap to fullscreen functionality (desktop vs tabled behaviour shenanigans)

I have a problem with FF73 on my Windows 8 tablet. So in FF72 and all previous versions double tapping on YouTube videos switched between fullscreen and windowed modes of… (read more)

I have a problem with FF73 on my Windows 8 tablet. So in FF72 and all previous versions double tapping on YouTube videos switched between fullscreen and windowed modes of said videos, yet with FF73 for some reason double tapping now does fast forward/fast backwards 10 seconds actions depending on where I tap on the screen, which is something I understand is an expected behaviour on Android and other mobile oriented operating systems. I hate it and want double tap to go to it's old functionality. Going back to FF72 does fix the problem, so the problem is not on YouTube's end. Also going back to the previous version of FF creates a whole set of annoying problems, so it's obviously not optimal. I wonder if there is some hidden config setting introduced in FF73 that tells YouTube I'm on a tablet specifically, which was not previously shared? Any ideas?

Asked by Klimat 1 year ago

Last reply by Eve 1 year ago

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address bar does not "highlight". Have to delete/backspace previous address now???

Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to … (read more)

Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to type a new one. How do I change it back? I just switched to a Linux OS from Windows.

Asked by zvoto 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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ShockWave Plugin always stays disabled on Firefox with no option to activate it

This problem started occuring 1-2 days ago only. Only websites having flash stopped loading then I checked and ShockwaveFlash was disabled. I am on latest firefox versio… (read more)

This problem started occuring 1-2 days ago only. Only websites having flash stopped loading then I checked and ShockwaveFlash was disabled. I am on latest firefox version and cant find option to enable.(it's greyed out as u can see in snapshot) How to enable it.

Asked by parikhparth1994 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Is there any way to check extension history?

Used to have an extension for site translations but the current google translate one i have is just not that great so i would love to see witch one i used to have before … (read more)

Used to have an extension for site translations but the current google translate one i have is just not that great so i would love to see witch one i used to have before this one.

Asked by Makta 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I have to install the qlearly add-on everytime FireFox starts

Every time I start up Firefox, it has forgotten my recently addad Qlearly add on. I must install that add on manually. Then it will be a temporary add on. How can I make … (read more)

Every time I start up Firefox, it has forgotten my recently addad Qlearly add on. I must install that add on manually. Then it will be a temporary add on. How can I make that add on a Non-temporary add on, so it will stay!

Asked by joost001 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I disable the url-thingy in the corner? Anytime I watch a video, or hover over a link, it just stays there and it's really annoying.

I switched from chrome because I just couldn't stand the URL box in the bottom left following me all the time, when watching videos, when playing games, etc. How do I dis… (read more)

I switched from chrome because I just couldn't stand the URL box in the bottom left following me all the time, when watching videos, when playing games, etc. How do I disable it or do I have to find another browser to use?

Asked by Erion 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago