Questions tagged [firefox]

Free and open source web browser managed and developed by Mozilla Corporation. Questions here about Firefox are expected to be about the interaction of the browser with a specific web application.

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Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar

Lots of web sites have an option to export events as an ICS file that can then be imported into a desktop or web-based calendar (for example if you're invited to a Facebook event there will be an ...
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Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
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Does Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Offline work with Offline Storage in Firefox?

I currently use Google Gears with Gmail and Google Calendar to keep an offline copy of my mail and calendar. I use Firefox 3.6, but I'm looking at upgrading to Firefox 4. I read that HTML5 has ...
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How to search Twitter for tweets citing a blog post, correcting for URL shorteners?

Say I want to find all tweets that link to a particular blog post, such as this one, and considering that most tweets would actually use URL shorteners, is there a way to find those tweets, taking ...
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A clear understanding about Mozilla Firefox web applications

I have seen lately a concept of installing open web applications in Firefox and Google Chrome just like extensions here . While the site says it as a installable websites. It looks very similar to ...
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Stop autoplay on YouTube but enable buffering

There's already a question asking about how to stop YouTube videos from automatically playing. However, the solution there doesn't satisfy me as it prevents the video from buffering in the background. ...
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Can I mitigate Spotify's memory leak?

I need to use Spotify's web player because I cannot install the player on my work PC. Unfortunately I have noticed that after 30 mins - 1 hour of continuous play, Firefox starts lagging; a few moments ...
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Internet Bookmarks

In Firefox I have on the order of 10^3 bookmarks. I need a tool which provides the following features: Grouping (tagging / categorization - either is acceptable) Browser (prefer Firefox) integration (...
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How to save a PDF which is directly viewed in Firefox into Google Drive?

I am looking for a possibility to directly save/send a PDF which is opened in Firefox into Google Drive. The solution should work without having the Google Drive client installed on the computer. Are ...
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Why my Gmail goes partially unencrypted whenever I start writing a new message?

When I enter my Gmail account (Ubuntu precise, Firefox with a few addons—AdBlock, WOT, Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere) the encryption of the page works normally (snapshot 1), and keeps on doing so until I ...
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How to make Google search not redirect [duplicate]

When I click an entry in the Google search results, it first queries Google server and then redirect to the page. For example, search foobar gives: <a href="/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=...
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How can I get Firefox to remember passwords for banking sites? [closed]

I wish for Firefox v4 to ask to remember passwords on Windows 7 for many banking sites that somehow cause this feature to be suppressed. Is there a way in Firefox or a plug-in that will allow these ...
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Why can't I paste into comments in Facebook in Firefox?

For more than 3 months Ctrl+V doesn't work when I want to paste something into Facebook comments. I can only drag and drop into the comment box. But my friends say they don't have problems with it... ...
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Disable Google keyboard shortcuts

I'm currently using Firefox on Ubuntu 12.10 and disabled Google keyboard shortcuts, mainly because if I wasn't typing in the right box, I would suddenly be doing weird things to my inbox. But ...
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How to hide Facebook register/login message?

I don't have a Facebook account and I don't want any. The problem is many companies use their public Facebook pages as their websites these days, especially pubs, small shops etc. When I enter their ...
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How do I print a Google Docs document directly from Firefox?

Using Google Docs/Spreadsheet. If I open a Google Doc and select print (either via the menu, ctrl+p, or toolbar icon) from within Chrome or Opera it then opens a print preview screen where I can ...
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Google Docs brings Firefox to a grinding halt

I've found recently that when I open a not-too-large* spreadsheet in Google Docs, within about 5 minutes of leaving it in a background tab, Firefox starts hogging 100% processor time. Closing the main ...
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Using Pandora in Firefox without Flash possible?

I recently installed the great FlashHider addon for Firefox which blocks Flash for sites that don't really need it. Now I tried to listen to Pandora but it says Please ensure you are using the ...
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Earth View as default for Google Maps

I frequently use Earth View (the one like in external Google Earth program) on maps.google.com as I find it more pleasant and quick rather then the laggy map and satellite views. However, every time ...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox

WhatsApp Web does not work with Firefox 47.0.1 on Windows 7 64-bit OS. I have tried making it work after disabling the add-ons and restarting Firefox in safe mode, yet this did not resolve the issue ...
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Google Trends keeps coming up in Chinese

I'm having a problem with Google trends: it keeps coming up in what it looks like Chinese. I tried to eliminate several potential causes: Signed out of my Google account -> still in Chinese. Signed ...
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How to get Monthly view in Outlook Web Access in Firefox 4.0?

Using Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access in Firefox 4.0 to work with my calendar, I'm only able to get one day up at a time, with a small monthly calendar on the side. In Internet Explorer it lets ...
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Google Doc: Cannot edit multi-paragraph selection

I find the Research mechanism built into Google Docs quite useful when researching and documenting some activity. However, there is one impediment that is wasting my energy since I have to workaround ...
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How to prevent Gmail from knowing my name?

I care very much about the privacy and always surf the Internet using the private mode of the Firefox. Also, I never let any browser to save my account and password. Theoretically, the web browser or ...
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How to use Delicious 2.3.4 Firefox plugin on Linux?

I have been happily using Delicious with Firefox for years but in the last time the plugin where I just hit CTRL+D to get a native window to add a bookmark and CTRL+B to browse my bookmarks doesn't ...
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Why don't the markers show up in Google Maps when using Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 10.0.1 with no add-ons or extensions. A few months ago (possibly with a Firefox update?) the markers (the upside down teardrop shaped ones) stopped appearing in Google Maps. I can ...
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How can I get gmail to stop asking me this question on recovery email address being correct?

For the last few days, I am now suddenly getting the following alert in yellow at the top of my GMail session: Hey, this is important: If you ever lose access to your account, we can send password ...
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Facebook makes emoticons graphical — how to disable this behaviour?

Facebook started turning emoticons used in comments on status updates graphical: How do I turn off this behaviour? Preferably inside Facebook, but otherwise with a user-side script or user-side ...
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Stumbleupon favorites in bookmarks

I use StumbleUpon a lot, but with the update to Firefox 4, the bookmarks folder with all the stuff I favorited is gone. I now have to go to their site to view my old favorites. Anyone have any idea ...
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Twitter randomly fails to load in Chrome [closed]

I've been noticing over the last few weeks that when I try to load Twitter through Chrome, it will randomly decide to hang on trying to load the page, showing nothing but a blank white page, like the ...
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Diigo functionality similar to SessionManager?

Does Diigo have anyway of managing browser session like the Firefox Session Manager Add-on, where you can group urls together (like you can in Diigo with tags), but also open all of them in the ...
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Mobile version of Gmail on desktop Firefox

It would be useful to be able to check the mobile version of Gmail when my internet speed gets capped. I tried switching my user agent to iPhone 3, but this didn't display properly (appeared in a tiny ...
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Recent installation of Opera imported Gmail session from Firefox

My Firefox had a Gmail session active, then I was needed to make a fresh install of Opera browser. After the installation of Opera finished, I pretended to log in into my Gmail, I was expecting it was ...
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Adding a keyword shortcut for Google Maps on Firefox

I tried to add a keyboard shortcut for searching Google Bookmarks using the option in the right click menu, but when I try to use it, only a blank search box appears. How can I make this work?
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Gmail Unread Messages Favicons

How can you get Gmail to show the number of unread messages in the favicon? Specifically, are there any plugins for Chrome that allow me to do it with both regular Gmail and Google Apps? I've used ...
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How to tell if YouTube is rendered in HTML5 or not?

I read in the Inquirer and elsewhere that YouTube uses HTML5 by default in some players, including beta Firefox. What does that mean? What is the case with Firefox 36? How can one tell when HTML5 is ...
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Is there any new information on the YouTube HTML5 video format?

I remember somewhat recently that YouTube was using the H.264 codec for their videos in HTML5 format. This is a proprietary format, and Firefox is open source, so they only support Theora and Ogg ...
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Enormous green disk

When I open a Google Docs document anonymously from my desktop computer (Windows 7 + Firefox esr 52), I always get this enormous green disk at the bottom right: Clicking on it has no effect, except ...
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Is there a way to get rid of the ad for Edge in Outlook.com?

I use Windows 10, Firefox and Outlook.com. Since yesterday I get a (not so) small ad reading "Try Outlook.com in Microsoft Edge. A faster, more secure browser designed for Windows 10." each time I ...
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Google bookmarks, delicious, and chrome sync

I'm not certain if I should ask this here or on SuperUser. Since Chrome OS is (mostly) all in the cloud, here goes... I heard this morning that Yahoo is shutting down delicious. (Edit: This may not ...
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Why I can open Reddit in Chrome but not in Firefox?

Instead, I got this: Basically, Firefox complains that Reddit has a certificate for firstmedia.com firstmedia.com is my ISP. In Indonesia, ISP is required to block bad sites and Reddit is one of the ...
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Why does YouTube fullscreen no longer work in Firefox if I customize the user agent string?

I'm asking this question mostly out of curiosity as it probably has little practical value. I've noticed that if I change the user agent string for my Firefox browser using about:config -> general....
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Is it possible to have some LastPass sites stored locally when using Firefox?

I use LastPass on my laptop, and I often use my laptop at mobile wifi hotspots. Lastpass won't autofill the form to connect to the wifi network because, until the wifi network is connected, Lastpass ...
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How to disable autoplay on Spotify web site?

Every time the browser starts, the music does too. Rather than navigate away (since I listen a lot) I'd like to simply never, ever hear music from a Spotify tab before pressing Play somewhere. Is it ...
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Firefox Gmail Corrupted Content Error

Just today, all the sudden my Firefox can't access to Gmail. When I try to login to my Gmail, it will shows: Corrupted Content Error The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/ has experienced a ...
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Updated to Firefox 16.0.2 - Trello not opening now

Both myself and a colleague updated our main browser (Firefox 16) to the latest version (16.0.2) this morning and now we can't access our Trello board - nor the Development or Help ones. Still works ...
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How can I read an updated book version on Amazon Cloud Reader using Firefox?

I got an email that an e-book I purchased from Amazon was updated. I logged on to Amazon, found the book in my Kindle library, and clicked the link to update the book. I figured out how to update the ...
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Search YouTube favorites?

Can anybody that has Chrome and can actually do it, answer? Also, for Firefox 3.6 (latest version of ff), only those that can do it. I'm not looking for somebody just pointing to an extension, but ...
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Gmail scrollbar disappears

There is a feature of Gmail that drives me nuts. I have a lot of labels. Some of them are listed in a sidebar on the left. The scrollbar behaves like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. I ...
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Control YouTube Video Speed Without Plugin

I am wondering if there is a way to control the speed on ANY video on YouTube without using a plugin.