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Force download of mp4 files ?

When clicking on a link to an .mp4 file, Firefox navigates to a builtin video player, streaming the remote video file. When Firefox is unable to stream or display a file … (funda kabanzi)

When clicking on a link to an .mp4 file, Firefox navigates to a builtin video player, streaming the remote video file. When Firefox is unable to stream or display a file (as is the case with .mkv or .txt for example), it is downloaded instead.

I simply want .mp4 files to be downloaded when I navigate to them. I tried setting `media.mp4.enabled` to `false`, and that worked, but it also disabled most embedded media players.

Asked by thibautguenedal 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Text is sometimes yellow. On a white background it is impossible to read.

Some text, and hyperlinks are yellow. Yellow text on a white background is impossible for me to read. Hyperlinks are normally blue. Can I change the text from yellow back… (funda kabanzi)

Some text, and hyperlinks are yellow. Yellow text on a white background is impossible for me to read. Hyperlinks are normally blue. Can I change the text from yellow back to blue?

Asked by ajwh5150 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox Addons not showing up on Customize page

Hello, I downloaded Firefox on a new computer. I logged in with my existing account and synced my data This was successful. All of my bookmarks and extensions were downlo… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I downloaded Firefox on a new computer. I logged in with my existing account and synced my data

This was successful. All of my bookmarks and extensions were downloaded properly.

I went into the customize menu to alter my toolbar. However, there were no icons for any of the extensions that I added, such as Bitwarden or Ublock Origin.

Due to this, I am not able to add these extension icons to my toolbar.

I verified that the extensions were all properly downloaded and that they work as they should.

I have already attempted to restart Firefox, uninstall and reinstall certain extensions, and to reinstall Firefox entirely. However, my extension icons do not show up still in the Customize menu

I am not trying to do anything in the Private Browser.

How can this issue be resolved?

Asked by haseebrulesalot 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Terry 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to disable a specific add-on for certain websites manually?

I know that there has to be a way to edit the about:config to manually disable individual add-ons (addons) for certain sites. Some add-ons have this built into the extens… (funda kabanzi)

I know that there has to be a way to edit the about:config to manually disable individual add-ons (addons) for certain sites. Some add-ons have this built into the extension itself but others (like Honey) are either off or on, but I cannot find any documentation on it.

I would still like to use the extension without having to remember to turn it off and on all the time for websites that I do not want it to spam suggestions at me. Thanks in advance.

Asked by KD 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by TyDraniu 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Control view and download links separately

Some sites offer separate links for viewing and downloading. (I'm specifically interested in PDF files, but I think this question is more general.) I'm not sure how this… (funda kabanzi)

Some sites offer separate links for viewing and downloading. (I'm specifically interested in PDF files, but I think this question is more general.) I'm not sure how this distinction is communicated to Firefox—I'm guessing in the MIME type? But regardless of the mechanism, Firefox does not seem to offer any obvious settings that distinguish between the two cases. Are there ways to distinguish in less obvious places, such as about:config?

As a specific example: currently on a certain site when I click "View" the PDF is displayed in Firefox, and when I click "Download" the PDF is both placed in my Downloads folder and displayed in Firefox. I would prefer that the "Download" link only cause the download, and not cause the display. How can I change this without breaking the "View" links?

Asked by James6M 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by James6M 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Accessibility dots on websites won't go away even when config set to off

I have tried all the methods the internet suggests. but nothing works. I still have the red dotted outlines on everything. Any thoughts? These are the instructions Type a… (funda kabanzi)

I have tried all the methods the internet suggests. but nothing works. I still have the red dotted outlines on everything. Any thoughts?

These are the instructions Type about:config in the address bar and press Return. A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to go to the about:config page. In the about:config page, search for the preference accessibility.force_disabled. Observe the Value column of the accessibility.force_disabled row.

       If it is set to 1 then do nothing.
       If it is set to 0, double-click on it to open an editing field, type 1, then click the blue check mark button or press the Enter key to complete the update. 

(https://mzl.la/3AeW4UE)

Asked by russell22 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Can I sync pinned extensions?

I have a lot of extensions, and each time I get to a new device, I have to configure again which extensions are pinned to the overflow menu and which to hide. Is there a … (funda kabanzi)

I have a lot of extensions, and each time I get to a new device, I have to configure again which extensions are pinned to the overflow menu and which to hide. Is there a way to automate this? I'd also be fine writing a script if I knew the location this is saved at.

Asked by xerus 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

How to activate Web Developer Tool "Take screenshot of the entore page" from Python (perhaps with Selenium)

I need to capture & store "full page screenshots" using a Python program. This function is provided via the Web Developer Tool "Take a screenshot of the entire Page"… (funda kabanzi)

I need to capture & store "full page screenshots" using a Python program. This function is provided via the Web Developer Tool "Take a screenshot of the entire Page". Can I activate this tool from Python, perhaps with Selenium? Any other alternative would be OK too. Thanks.

Asked by kent.bld 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

Firefox keeps moving my toolbar icons into "more tools" - How can I stop this?

Hi folks, Since the last 109.0 update I've noticed a strange behavior with Firefox. Sometimes after watching a video stream in full screen, my toolbar changes and moves a… (funda kabanzi)

Hi folks,

Since the last 109.0 update I've noticed a strange behavior with Firefox.

Sometimes after watching a video stream in full screen, my toolbar changes and moves all my customized icons / extensions etc. into this "more tools" drop down menu. I can reproduce this by repeatedly switching from full screen to the normal view

This is so annoying and frustrating.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Asked by FallIn1337 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Tizzylou 1 isonto elidlule

Using the native Mac spell checker in Firefox

Apple's built in spell checker on the Mac is unparalleled. Not only does it integrate with the native dictionary, it also automatically detects and switches languages as… (funda kabanzi)

Apple's built in spell checker on the Mac is unparalleled. Not only does it integrate with the native dictionary, it also automatically detects and switches languages as you type. Right-clicking on an unfamiliar word brings up the "look up" option which fins the word in the dictionary. It's furthermore smart enough to detect misspelled words which are correct words in another language. I don't know how apple achieved this, it's remarkable.

Anyway, Firefox displaces this functionality on the mac with their own dictionary, which although good, is not as good as the native spell checking and dictionary.

Is there a way to enable the native dictionary for Firefox on the Mac?

Asked by fchickencs 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

Firefox Mac New Window Animation

Is there a way for the new window animation in Firefox for Mac to be disabled? Safari does not do this, but firefox has a... ~100ms animation for new windows that's extre… (funda kabanzi)

Is there a way for the new window animation in Firefox for Mac to be disabled?

Safari does not do this, but firefox has a... ~100ms animation for new windows that's extremely frustrating for those of us who do not use tabs (Apple's Exposé/Mission Control obsoletes them).

I haven't found a configuration in about:config, although I've been able to disable a few others.

Asked by fchickencs 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

New update has broken overflow menu and bookmarks bar

So this crazy new update has broken my Firefox in these ways: 1. All my bookmarks on my bookmarks bar have been deleted. 2. I can't drag any new links to the bookmarks ba… (funda kabanzi)

So this crazy new update has broken my Firefox in these ways:

1. All my bookmarks on my bookmarks bar have been deleted. 2. I can't drag any new links to the bookmarks bar 3. Overflow menu for apps is empty and will only let me drag Firefox defaults to it such as settings. Dragging apps to it is impossible. It "is" possible to pin items by using the Chrome puzzle piece..

Firefox: 109.0 OS: Windows 10 Pro

Using troubleshooting mode has no effect.

Asked by RedXIII 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by RedXIII 1 isonto elidlule

How to: Auto-Hide URL

Greetings! If this is actually a thing, I would like to know how to make it happen. If it is not a thing, this a suggestion that would be amazing to implement into the we… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings!

If this is actually a thing, I would like to know how to make it happen. If it is not a thing, this a suggestion that would be amazing to implement into the web-browser!

On my phone, when you scroll, it automatically hides the address bar and everything on it, to go 'full-screen'. I want this on my laptop. How can I make it, that when I scroll, or even just sit on a webpage for a moment, the URL bar will smoothly transition into being 'hidden'?

I want to be clear: I do NOT want to use the fullscreen, CTRL + F11 function, because then my Windows task bar is not accessible. Right now I have my taskbar hidden, which is fantastic because it gives my laptop screen a bigger feel. And if FireFox's URL could do the same... that would be beautiful.

Asked by MrNonAstute 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

How con I hide the video and mic controller when I in call

Every time I use Google Meet, Firefox show me a tiny orange controller over al my desktops in Fedora Linux. It is a bit annoying an distracting. Maybe could be great this… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I use Google Meet, Firefox show me a tiny orange controller over al my desktops in Fedora Linux. It is a bit annoying an distracting. Maybe could be great this icons appear in the os panel in linux.

Asked by Hanu 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

Installed Firefox extensions to make recording on YouTube EZ , but now some songs blurr image

Please help me either with removing extensions on Firefox , I installed them to make recording songs more EZ, but now in YouTube on some songs the image is blurred … (funda kabanzi)

Please help me either with removing extensions on Firefox , I installed them to make recording songs more EZ, but now in YouTube on some songs the image is blurred

Asked by Karla2u 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 isonto elidlule

autofil not working

this is the question dougumbarger asked in 2022. There does not appear to be a solution posted I now have the same problem. Especially noted with ticketing sites like Tic… (funda kabanzi)

this is the question dougumbarger asked in 2022. There does not appear to be a solution posted I now have the same problem. Especially noted with ticketing sites like Ticket master, Eventbrite.

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofill. In Settings, the box to autofill is checked. This has worked a hundred times before, but stopped working a few months ago. How do I get the autofill to start working again

Asked by janet19 1 isonto elidlule

Can't Select Downloads Folder

I'm running MacOS Ventura 13.2 on a M2 Macbook and Firefox 109.0 I can not select a Downloads folder and even if "Always Ask" is set, all Downloads of all types fail imme… (funda kabanzi)

I'm running MacOS Ventura 13.2 on a M2 Macbook and Firefox 109.0

I can not select a Downloads folder and even if "Always Ask" is set, all Downloads of all types fail immediately.

See quick screenshare here: https://www.loom.com/share/c5bc3563630f4d1182199ee7787e32f4

I've tried many of the common things: uninstalled/reinstalled start with add-ons disabled refreshed

None of them solved the issue.

Any thoughts/insights?

Thanks!

Asked by dave341 1 isonto elidlule