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How to open local files in Firefox 100 snap?

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I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox.

It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and run `firefox /tmp/test.html`, it returns a file not found error. Why?

I don't have the problem with files in my home directory.

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox. It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and run `firefox /tmp/test.html`, it returns a file not found error. Why? I don't have the problem with files in my home directory.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Just for kicks... Try downloading another copy of Firefox, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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It worked for me. see screenshot

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20220521 KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.94.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.17.9-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 4600

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Just for kicks... Try downloading another copy of Firefox, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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There might be sandbox restraints with the snap version, so you can try Firefox from the Mozilla server like posted above to see if that works better.

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jonzn4SUSE schrieb

Just for kicks... Try downloading another copy of Firefox, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

Thanks. All problems gone, I can load local files again, the open file dialog does not crash Firefox anymore, downloads go where they should, startup is again at 1 seconds instead of around 15 s … feels like Firefox again and not like crap. Thanks!

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For those who arrived and want to know why, see the following:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/snapd/+bug/1972762

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treznor1337 said

For those who arrived and want to know why, see the following: https://bugs.launchpad.net/snapd/+bug/1972762

and a shortcut to the current best available solution: remove the snap and install the mozilla debs:

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/how-to-install-firefox-deb-apt-ubuntu-22-04