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Can Firefox automatically return to a file with a media link after the media has played?

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WIndows XP, Firefox 33.11. html documents have lines of dialogue text and a link to the audio of each dialogue line. The audio is sometimes mp3, sometimes wav. Clicking on a link plays the audio OK, however when the audio finishes, one has to manually click back to the document. This is inconvenient when sifting through numerous lines of dialogue. Is there a way to automatically re-display the document as soon as the audio finishes playing.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

OK - I get it. You are referring to the Minimise, ..., Maximise buttons. That did not `gel' with me as their use is reasonably obvious to any windows user, I assumed you must have been referring to some other facility I had not encountered.

They don't help because the page with the links is also under a tab and clicking on the minimise button drops everything, including the page I want to be looking at.

Anyway, I think I have asked the wrong question and need to consider the appropriate HTML5 code to achieve what I want - visibility of the links when listening to the sound. So I will close this, even though not quite `solved'. Thanks to all for the suggestions.

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HI sayang, I understand that opening an audio file in the same tab disrupts the viewing of the previous website you were browsing.

There is no feature built into Firefox that does this, however there are some features that you can try to have an alternative: For example, opening the audio file in a new tab by right clicking on the link is a possibility. Also using the hot key Alt + Enter when clicking on the media url.

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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800

Having more than one version of a program may cause issues.

Flash is notorious for not cleaning out the older version as part of an update. Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Then reinstall the latest version.

Flash Player v15.0.0.223 http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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Thanks for your help on this one.

The links are in a local html file (not that that matters). What I was hoping was that I could click on a link, hear the audio without the audio display covering the links file, so I could then click on another link without having to close the audio display first. The right click and Alt+Return does sort of work that way except one adds a new tab every time a link is clicked. Before I realised how it worked, I inadvertently created 277 tabs. Maybe there is way to `re-use' the same tab?

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Thanks for the `Heads up'. I have followed through and now have only one Flash Player plug-in.

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Open your HTML file. Click on one of the links. After the viewer is running, go to the upper right corner and button that drops it to the task bar. Or, open whatever you want on top of the viewer.

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You can add a target attribute to the links (<a target="myplayer-tab" href="..." >) to make them open in the same tab/window.

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Thanks for your suggestion.

I am using XP. I don't see anything that fits your description in the upper right window. In any case, it seems to imply a `click' on something to get back to the link screen. That can be done in any case by clicking on the back arrow, upper left. Possibly I should have phrased the question "Is there a way to click on a link such that a sound file referenced by the link is played without the browser covering the link"?

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Thanks for the suggestion about avoiding opening multiple tabs. However, it still requires one to click on the original tab to re-display the file with the link.

I think I should have phrased the question something like "Is there a way to click on a link such that a sound file referenced by the link is played without the browser covering the link"?

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This should be in the upper right corner of the window.

1) Drop window to the task bar 2) Changes window between full and partial size 3) Close window

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Thanks for the example upper right image. I don't see any thing like that. Are there some preferences I need to set? I have attached the upper right of my FF window with about three tabs open.

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Your background is dark blue. Mine is light blue. Look again above your home page icon (house), they are right there.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

OK - I get it. You are referring to the Minimise, ..., Maximise buttons. That did not `gel' with me as their use is reasonably obvious to any windows user, I assumed you must have been referring to some other facility I had not encountered.

They don't help because the page with the links is also under a tab and clicking on the minimise button drops everything, including the page I want to be looking at.

Anyway, I think I have asked the wrong question and need to consider the appropriate HTML5 code to achieve what I want - visibility of the links when listening to the sound. So I will close this, even though not quite `solved'. Thanks to all for the suggestions.