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Opening files in an application, like Firefox, only not Firefox

I am on a mac, and reluctantly use Firefox right now for some of my work. Firefox on the mac has become so slow and boggy, it is painful to work on. However, I download a lot of jpegs from webpages, and in Firefox, you can have the file automatically open with one click in Photoshop (or any other software), without having to download, go to the finder, and so forth. Is that feature available in either Chrome or Safari? I have done some googling, but can't seem to find anything.
posted by nanook on Mar 10, 2014 - 6 answers

Firefox is possessed!

Firefox keeps going back to previous page, but I'm not hitting the back button! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Oct 17, 2012 - 10 answers

I Destroyed Firefox. Profile is deleted & It No Longer Works.

While on Firefox (12.0) for my Mac (OS 10.5.8) I hit a mail link which caused my Firefox window to open rapidly window on window ad infinitum. It locked up my mac and I couldn't even get to Firefox Preferences/Tools etc without multiple windows opening on top. I force- quit. I restarted and this did not help. I uninstalled an reinstalled and this did not help. It hit about midnight and stupid and tired, I deleted my entire profile....The whole blasted thing in a rash moment. So unlike available articles on Mozilla for retrieving missing/lost/messed with profiles mine is simply bye-bye by my own hand. I emailed Mozilla and got these instructions: "Try to delete the profiles.ini file *http://kb.mozillazine.org/profiles.ini_file *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox" I don't have the ini file in the locations specified nor elsewhere. This link did not seem to help, either. I tried entering a terminal command for Firefox (cannot find page for that now) and no luck. If I click on Firefox, it says "Firefox is already open, only one copy can be in use." (Nothing else is open and I even restarted the computer a few times.) Any ideas? I like Firefox the best and would like to use it. And yes, I was an idiot to delete things so will take appropriate lashings.
posted by snap_dragon on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

PDFs on Firefox for Mac

PDFs on Firefox for Mac: No matter what hacks I try, it seems that I cannot get the PDF Plugin for Firefox on Mac OS X to work with either Firefox 9 or Firefox 10 beta. I feel like I must be doing something wrong because evidently other folks have gotten it to work. Would be grateful if anyone could walk me through the best way to get this extension working again. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

PDF printing in Firefox

Mac OSX 10.5.8 form PDF printing: Can anyone tell me why it might be that sites which generate a unique PDF for download will malfunction with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome? A typical example is Purolator.ca: clicking on the javascript link to print a waybill returns a cgi file but no pdf. [more inside]
posted by HLD on Apr 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Play audio webfiles on remote speakers, help?

How do I play online audio files on remote speakers? Platform: OS X, Browser: Firefox. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Oct 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Make Firefox Stop Using This Font.

Why did Firefox start using some stupid script font while I'm browsing? [more inside]
posted by goatdog on Sep 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I recover a lost Livejournal comment typed into Mac Firefox?

Lost livejournal comment in Firefox - got as far as "preview" before losing power. [more inside]
posted by seiryuu on Mar 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Can't get Cooliris to show up in Firefox browser

I downloaded Cooliris for Firefox. It shows up as enabled in my Tools > Add-ons. Firefox doesn't show the icon in the toolbar to go to Cooliris. Any help? I am running the newest version of Firefox on my Mac. thanks!
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a way to bookmark sites with corresponding screenshots?

I have a LOT of bookmarks for craft tutorials, supply places, etc. Often I can remember what the page of a tutorial looked like but can't remember what it was called, or even sometimes what it was about. ("There was this project that I remember thinking was really cool at the time... the site was really purple...") Is there a Firefox plug-in, Mac application, AIR application, or online service that lets you bookmark sites with corresponding screenshots? Thanks!
posted by cyborgirl on Jan 29, 2010 - 10 answers

You didn't really want to post that to MeFi, did you? Oops!

The latest versions of Firefox and Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 22, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get my website to stop redirecting to google.com?

Why would my website be redirected to google on my mac, but not my ibook or my iphone? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Dec 31, 2009 - 9 answers

Unless he's keylogging me, in which case he gets what he deserves, the Grinch. ;)

I need a way to keep a browser state with tabs, cookies, passwords, forms all saved but password-protected and inaccessible. I have Mac OS 10.5.7 and I usually use Firefox, kinda hate Safari. [more inside]
posted by kathrineg on Dec 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Download it with Firefox and it's borked. Download it with Safari, and it's fine. Huh?

Download a certain program with Firefox and a key feature is broken. Download it with Safari, and it runs fine. Howzzat? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Nov 19, 2009 - 13 answers

What the hell is wrong with firefox and safari right now ?

What is causing problems with my mac browser firefox/safari ? [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Nov 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Firefox Crashing on Mac every 5min

Firefox on my iBook keeps crashing :( [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jul 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Space for change

How can I reconcile Emacs, Firefox, and Cocoa controls' keyboard navigation, and still use Spaces' keyboard shortcuts? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jun 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Getting buttons to work on Firefox

Javascript (and other protocols) do not always work on Firefox/Mac. [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Apr 28, 2009 - 4 answers

iCal Data Recognition for Firefox?

Is there a Firefox extension that makes it play with iCal like Mail does in Leopard? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Mar 3, 2009 - 0 answers

Why is Firefox losing my bookmarks?

Why is Firefox randomly reverting to old versions of my bookmarks lists? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 1, 2009 - 8 answers

How to get mp3s without "save link as" option (from THIS filesanywhere page)

how do I download mp3s from fileshare? My friend plays for the orchestra these songs are there to practice for, but has no internet connection, and wants these files on cd. I want to help him. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Feb 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Facebook, delicious and flickr not loading!

My facebook, delicious and flickr aren't working, but all other sites are fine. What's wrong and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Feb 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Firefox and Spotlight on the Mac

How can I set up my Mac to search Firefox history with Spotlight? [more inside]
posted by monkey85 on Nov 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox)

Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox) [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Oct 31, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I get an email alert when a web page changes?

I need to automatically refresh a web page and be alerted via email (or run an applescript) when it changes. [more inside]
posted by tamagosan on Oct 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Explain why headlines on some sites are outlined in Firefox 3

Why are headlines on a number of websites appearing only as outlines ever since I downloaded Firefox 3? [more inside]
posted by puffl on Sep 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Let's restrict the internet!

Help me lock down a Mac! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Aug 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Will Firefox 3.0 finally allow inline viewing of pdf's on an intel mac?

Yippee - Firefox 3.0 has landed. Will this solve the most glaring problem with Firefox 2.x - unlike native Mac app Safari, Firefox can't load pdf's inline. [more inside]
posted by ericbop on Jun 17, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I make Firefox work like it did before Leopard.

I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.14 on a second-generation Macbook on which I just installed Leopard. When I was using Tiger, I could simply go to a URL by typing "apple" or "metafilter" into the address bar. Now I have to enter the .com/.org/etc. at the end, or I get taken to Embarq's annoying search page. How can I fix this?
posted by 4ster on Jun 14, 2008 - 11 answers

My Firefox navigation buttons are disappearing one by one.

The navigation buttons are disappearing from my Firefox. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Apr 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Dam you firefox, why can't you be more like Safari?

I love Firefox. I love using the Fox. I love the warm and fuzzy feeling I get from using opensource software. But, I am drawn to Safari, and for only one feature. I love the way Safari handles PDFs. I like how it opens them in the blink of an eye, letting me view the PDF and then save it with the click of a button (overlay? whatever). What I'm wondering is, is there any way to get the same behaviour in Firefox. I'm relatively new to Macs (soon to be 1 year), so I'm not too familiar with all the ins and outs, but I assume it is somehow connected to Preview.app. There was an earlier attempt at doing something similar on ask.MeFi, but that didn't really lead anywhere. Google searching doesn't help either. In case you are wondering, I like this because I deal with a lot of PDF files (journal articles, woo). I'd consider switching to Safari as a main browser if it wasn't for the little differences (FF3's address bar, Command+1/2/3/4/etc, copious amount of extensions).
posted by doctor.dan on Mar 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Firefox browser windows spawn too low

Whenever I open a new browser window in Firefox (2.0.0.11) on my Macbook (OS 10.4.10), the window opens one title bar too low. How can I force all new browser windows to spawn in the upper-left corner? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Better Browser for the Mac

I need a better browser for my Mac. I use a MacBook Pro 17". For the past year, I've been using Safari as my default browser. I like it swell except that it crashes all the frickin' time. I've installed SAFT, which allows me to restore my browsing sessions, but still -- it's a pain. Last weekend, I moved over to Firefox in the hopes that things would be improved. That's not going to work. What's with the delays for nearly every action? Ugh. (No extensions installed.) I don't yet have Leopard, but am willing to upgrade if Safari 3 offers a marked improvement in performance. What can I do to improve my web browsing experience? (Session restore is a must. Undo closed tabs is nice.) [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Nov 1, 2007 - 66 answers

Macbook keyboard functionality problems

Macbook keyboard issues: I clicked on a google search result and was sneakily redirected to one of those malware scan sites, now macbook keyboard is doing funny things. The arrows do not work and the apostrophe and forward slash keys bring up the "find" window at the bottom of the screen (firefox). How do cancel out whichever setting was changed and get my key functionality back? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Oct 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me not download .pdfs I don't want!

How do I keep Firefox from saving every .pdf file I look at onto my desktop? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Sep 19, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I keep my desktop clean?

How can I make Firefox on OS X not clutter up my desktop? Every time I click on a file, I get that open or save dialog box. If I choose open, it saves a copy of the file to my desktop, then opens the desktop copy. I don't want Firefox to save anything to my desktop unless I choose the save option. [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers on Sep 19, 2007 - 4 answers

Mac or Firefox solution to download local copies of web sites?

I'm looking for Mac OSX software or a Firefox plug-in that will allow me to create local copies of web sites to be viewed later. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop on Aug 23, 2007 - 8 answers

My Mac won't let anything but Safari connect to the internet. Help. Might pull out hair.

My Mac won't let anything but Safari connect to the internet. Help. Might pull out hair. [more inside]
posted by deinemutti on Apr 30, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I get Firefox to use the OSX Keychain?

How do I get Firefox to use the OSX Keychain? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Feb 7, 2007 - 6 answers

Firefox vs. BonEcho

Is there a difference between BonEcho and Firefox 2.01? Also, why do both programs check from plugin updates EVERY time I load either program? [more inside]
posted by bronxteacher on Jan 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Mac right-click problems with firefox 2.0

Mac right-click problems with firefox 2.0 [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Dec 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Fixing Firefox

Making Firefox behave like a Mac application... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 13, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I view a PDF in Firefox 2.0 on Mac OS 10.4.8?

Trying to view a PDF in Firefox 2.0 on an Intel iMac is even more of a pain in the butt that it was in Fx 1.5.0.7. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Nov 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Trying to get rid of a Firefox extension

I installed a Firefox extension, and now I can't figure out a way to get rid of it. [more inside]
posted by einarorn on Sep 4, 2006 - 5 answers

Firefox & Wordpress in OS X: I have to publish posts twice for links to work

When I use Firefox to create and publish an entry on my Wordpress 2 blog I have to go back and re-publish the entry to get any HTTP links I have included in the post to actually work. Am I doing something wrong? A bit more detail inside. [more inside]
posted by persona non grata on Jul 26, 2006 - 11 answers

Create folder link in TiddlyWiki in OSX?

How can I create a link to a folder in TiddlyWiki and Mac OSX? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Jun 9, 2006 - 8 answers

using flash macromedia on intel based IMac

Getting Flash/Macromedia in intel based IMac [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jun 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Why does the Firefox download manager not show up on OSX?

Why does my Firefox download manager no longer show up on OSX? [more inside]
posted by jcummings1974 on May 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there a perfect OSX web browser out there for me?

I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that... A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google, AND B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 27, 2006 - 12 answers

In Firefox, How do I add download actions for filetypes it doesn't know about?

In Firefox, How do I add download actions for filetypes it doesn't know about? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Feb 22, 2006 - 3 answers

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