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Questions tagged [firefox]

An open-source web browser developed by Mozilla. If relevant to the question, also include the tag of your operating system.

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How do I get Firefox to ignore the content type and use the extension to open a file?

I am often emailed links to files on an internal website. These files all have a ".p4r" extension. When I click on the link, Firefox (v63) prompts me to download the file. I am not given the ...
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Criterias/test to chose a browser [on hold]

In order to choose a browser (as standar browser) for a specific company-work environment... What kind of tests or criterias do we need to follow in order to base our decission in empirical ...
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Why firefox behaves so weirdly/annoying?

Occasionally FF starts very heavy activities, performing huge amounts of I/O (On my HDD) and considerable CPU usage for a long time (More than 10 minutes is really normal for it) that there is no ...
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Synchronize Firefox bookmarks but use different “views”

My aim is to synchronize Firefox bookmarks on different devices but without merging them simplistically; instead, I would like the bookmarks from each device, although accessible by all devices, to be ...
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Program Firefox-ESR to pass a custom value with all requests it makes [on hold]

We're using a script to set up Firefox on a bunch of Debian-powered terminals for internal use. Is there a way to include some custom values (host machine serial number, GPS, etc.) with all requests ...
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Site is killing my internet connection on PC [on hold]

I have an issue with a site is killing my internet connection on PC I am a developer and expert computer user and never experienced similar issue, It took me half a day to debug this issue but after ...
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Firefox tracks downloads, but are uploads logged somewhere?

Is there a way to find the history of uploaded files like there is for downloaded files? If there is not a GUI for this, is there a log file I can comb through for this information? I am looking for ...
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Firefox 60.3.0 ESR on Debian 9.5 AMD64 zooming bug?

Purpose I need standard zooming functionality to work properly on Firefox 60.3 ESR. Problem description I run Firefox 60.3 ESR. Preferences are default, about:config is default. No extensions in ...
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How to use Firefox in Private mode with only *some* add-ons?

On Chrome browser, you can select which extensions are active in private mode (incognito). How to do the same in Firefox please? (By default Firefox allows all add-ons in Private mode).
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How to enable SSO when using private mode in Firefox?

In Firefox, I can enable SSO (Single sign-on) or Integrated Authentication using these two options: network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris It works as expected....
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Is the new Firefox Content Blocking similar to Ghostery? [on hold]

I have been using the Ghostery plugin with Firefox for a while now as my main tracking and ad blocker. I've noticed that the new Firefox 63 also has content blocking. Do I no longer need Ghostery ...
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Why firefox works on Linux but it cannot be ported on Minix? [on hold]

Andrew Tanenbaum in a seminar mentions that firefox is too complicated to be ported to Minix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS4UWgHtRDw#t=38m10s I searched and could not find the reason. Why does ...
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How to use uBlock Origin to block just the page stackexchange.com without blocking the entire stackexchange network?

I've found HNQ are really distracting to me, so I want to block them. This question has some ways to block them in the sidebar, but the same list exists over at https://stackexchange.com/. I want to ...
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Why is it not possible to bypass SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_CERTIFICATE on serveral browsers?

I have tried to open https://utox.io which has right now the following error: SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_CERTIFICATE (FireFox) NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID (Chrome) DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_DATE_INVALID (Internet ...
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How to improve font rendering in Firefox

I'm Firefox 64 developer edition under Linux. Fonts look uglier than Chrome. What can I do to improve them? Firefox vs Chrome fonts What I've tried so far, without any improvement: disabled ...

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