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How do I open a file with the Firefox browser?

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How do I open a file with the Firefox browser?

I'm trying to create an HTML document with Notepad, and my text book told me what to type, to save the file, and then to open it with the Firefox browser. I can't figure out how to do this.

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Re: How do I open a file with the Firefox browser?

Tulsabravo,

I'm glad to hear that you're learning how to be a web dev! You'll love the possibilities with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Anyways, to do what you want, perform these steps from within Notepad:

File>Save As...>Type your file name with a .html/.htm file extension. Like this: myfile001.html or myfile001.htm.>Save

Now, open your file explorer, and right-click on myfile001.html. Select Open With>Firefox. Firefox will launch and show your webpage.

Or, you can enter the location of the file in Firefox's Awesome Bar, and hit Enter. Best wishes!

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Regular User

Re: How do I open a file with the Firefox browser?

Tulsabravo,

I'm glad to hear that you're learning how to be a web dev! You'll love the possibilities with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Anyways, to do what you want, perform these steps from within Notepad:

File>Save As...>Type your file name with a .html/.htm file extension. Like this: myfile001.html or myfile001.htm.>Save

Now, open your file explorer, and right-click on myfile001.html. Select Open With>Firefox. Firefox will launch and show your webpage.

Or, you can enter the location of the file in Firefox's Awesome Bar, and hit Enter. Best wishes!

Shooting Star

Re: How do I open a file with the Firefox browser?

If you were looking for a menu option, you can find it by clicking the Firefox button in the top left corner, then New Tab, then Open File.

If the menu bar is displayed instead of the Firefox button, click the File menu, then Open File.


You can also open files using any of the following methods.

  • If Firefox is your default browser, simply double-click the file in Windows Explorer.
  • Press Ctrl+O (hold down the Ctrl key, and press the O key).
  • Drag and drop the file from Windows Explorer onto the Firefox window.
Regular User

Re: How do I open a file with the Firefox browser?

Yes, that too. Thanks!

Keep up the epic!