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Firefox 29: Please share your favorite extensions, themes, and scripts

Also Greasemonkey and Stylish [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jun 8, 2014 - 17 answers

Default Browser Setting, Where Art Thou?

I've decided to switch over completely to Google Chrome, and on my work laptop it's NBD. My home laptop, however, asks me EVERY DAMN TIME I START CHROME if I want to make it my default browser; clicking OK does nothing (Firefox is still the default). More inside... [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Youtube downloading in 2014

Now that SPOI's Youtube Options has gone subscription-only, what options are there for downloading Youtube videos in Chrome or Firefox? Userscripts.org seems to have finally bitten the dust, and the scripts it had were out of date.
posted by anemone of the state on May 12, 2014 - 14 answers

Something like an ad-blocker for related links?

Is there a way to block links to other articles from showing up on the web? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on May 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Is there a way to hide a specific emoticon in a web forum?

I read a forum that uses emoticons a lot, and there is a specific one I'd like to hide. I don't mind the rest, so a solution that excludes/disables that single file would be preferred. However if there are only ways to hide them all, I'm open to that, too. I'd prefer solutions compatible with Chrome and OSX 10.9.2, but I use other browsers and operating systems as well, so all suggestions are helpful. [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Mar 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Need to find something that will warn me I'm posting on a Public FB post

I'm running Firefox and have greasemonkey installed. I need to find an addon, or script that will alert me to when I'm commenting on a Public post. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Nov 5, 2013 - 6 answers

A Life, Truncated.

I'm having a devil of a time getting my long Wordpress pages to print properly. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Google Web Fonts are rendering horribly on my Firefox/Chrome browsers?

I apparently have bad or damaged Google Web Fonts installed on a Windows 7 machine. Fun fact, they are not in the Windows Fonts directory. Text is coming up gnarly, super aliased, big and chunky in both FireFox and Chrome as they appear to be loading a local cache of the font(s) as opposed to hitting Google for them. Where are they? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Sep 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Firefox tab organiser plugin recommendations ?

I used to have a very useful Firefox plugin which would allow me to manage my numerous tabs. I lost it during a machine crisis and I'm looking for a replacement. [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 26, 2013 - 2 answers

YouTube + Firefox issue.

For the last few days, I've had trouble getting YouTube videos to play in my browser of choice, Firefox. Not even advertisements will load and I suddenly get the error message: "An error occured, please try again later." However, the video works perfectly in Chrome. [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Sep 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Copying Mozilla Firefox Preferences

Is there a way to copy Firefox preferences from one computer to the next? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Flaming fox doesn't appreciate interruptions...

Help me make Firefox less cranky when losing/restoring tethered network via android phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 26, 2013 - 4 answers

AT&T Uverse software bug screwing up Chrome's functionality?

Chrome won't let me access the Metafilter homepage--among other issues. I am not having this problem with Safari or Firefox. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Problems with Firefox fonts in Windows 7?

The past few days (beginning of this week?) I've been having a problem with fonts acting wonky in Firefox at work... They look like partially loaded progressive JPEGs. I'm using Windows 7 (a dell computer, nothing fancy). I feel like it's trying to render them progressively and then the cleartype isn't functioning properly, so only some of the colors load, leaving a sort of "blocky" look to it. [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Jun 13, 2013 - 4 answers

How add feeds to The Old Reader in firefox?

I'm supposed to use "http://theoldreader.com/feeds/subscribe?url=%s" in the firefox feed handler, but I'm unclear exactly HOW. I know that replacing the "%s" with the url I'm wanting to add works, but I don't know how to get firefox to replace the '%s' with the current url. Adding it as a bookmark doesn't appear to work. Thoughts?
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Youtube userscript or add-on recommendations?

I love YousableTubeFix for Firefox, which sets global preferences for things like preferred resolution (the most important feature to me), default player size, and whether to autoplay videos on channel pages. The problem: it's still blocking ads even though I told it not to. Could you recommend any other Youtube-preference-modifying Firefox userscripts or add-ons that have a similar purpose but without accidentally blocking the ads? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me understand event handling in different browsers

Question about Javascript, Backbone.js and clicking forms. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Dec 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Chrome vs. Firefox Extension Security

Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

You got facebook on my firefox

Where did these facebook buttons come from on my firefox? they just appeared this afternoon and I haven't added any add-ons in a long time. I'm running firefox 17.0 according to the about page.
posted by Might quack on Oct 25, 2012 - 3 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

How to take a full-web-page screenshot

How do I take a screenshot of an entire webpage (difficulty: using functionality built-in to Firefox 9+ or Windows 7, and I accidentally did it yesterday)? [more inside]
posted by pla on Sep 15, 2012 - 8 answers

There is probably an easy solution to this, but damned if I can find it.

I have a Macbook with OS X 10.5.8 and Firefox 13.0.1. The printing scale under File -> Page Setup in Firefox has randomly started defaulting to 60%. So every time I restart Firefox, I have to go in there and change it back to 100% before I print anything. I can't figure out how to change it back. Is this a Firefox thing, or a printer thing? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find the right "X" in firefox

I keep 15 to 30 tabs open in firefox and have a hard time distinguishing which "tab close X" is the active one and which ones are greyed out. [more inside]
posted by aliksd on Jul 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Google and Firefox not playing well together?

Google and Firefox not playing well together? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Firefox Tiny Printing

Recently when I print with Firefox, it tries to squeeze everything into 1 page. The text is TINY. I have tried "Print 100%", Scale to Fit, Print regular in preferences (HP Laserjet 4200). I have tried to print with different drivers. Nothing I do save "Print 200+%" works, and that's absolutely absurd to have to do each time. Chrome prints things fine, but I really don't want to have to use a different browser each time... Anybody have an idea? Any info I seem to find on the web comes up with old FF2 and FF3 printing issues. Nothing with a more current version on the mozilla forums.
posted by symbioid on Jun 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Unintentional Glitch Art

Weirdest Firefox problem ever. Some text, across different sites, appears scrambled -- or, more accurately is rot-2. Uninstalling, deleting profile and re-installing did not help. WTF? [more inside]
posted by rottytooth on Jun 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Firefox - new is not always better

Firefox - how to be only a little bit up to date ? Selenium (and a whole swag of other plugins/addons/extensions) don't work under FF 12 - what to do ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

No, Firefox, Don't reload it!!!

How do I make Firefox not reload the page that made it crash? [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Apr 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Ubuntu & Firefox troubleshooting

Yesterday, my firefox install on ubuntu started misbehaving. The bookmarks toolbar only shows up if I remove it and and add it again. There are no URLs in Address bar and no URL display down where the status bar used to be. Several plugins have stopped working without being disabled. Sometimes tabs can't be closed. No session management and on and on. The problem seems to be some interaction of a ubuntu update and firefox not cooperating. After googling I have nothing and am at a complete loss for how to fix it. Where do people turn for support for ubuntu firefox problems that don't require them to be on either development team? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Apr 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I view Tweets in Firefox, only better?

I'm looking for a new Twitter client that lives "inside" Firefox. (Windows 7) [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Mar 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Why won't you remember me, firefox?!

Why doesn't my browser remember me on one partciular site when accessed from my desktop when it does on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Feb 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Firefox update confusion

Firefox update change doesn't take me straight to where i want to go anymore. [more inside]
posted by revikim on Feb 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Firefox mp3 plugin

What is a good Firefox plugin that will let me pause and change the playing point of online mp3s? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Feb 9, 2012 - 3 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

Firefox 8 is missing my magic arrow

My work computer just upgraded to Firefox 8 (which I've had at home for a while and that's been fine) and I can't figure out how to do this one thing it did in old Firefox. So in whatever version I was using previously, I could click on a tiny downward-pointing arrow on a tab (or right near a tab, I don't remember, or maybe right near the back button) and get to that tab's recent history, so I could go back to recent searches or whatever else (the regular Recent History doesn't work for this, as I have multiple tabs open at a time, and the titles appear the same on my internal database). How do I bring this magic arrow back to new Firefox? I really need to be able to view a specific tab's recent history.
posted by leesh on Dec 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Why does one version of firefox allow me to facebook, and the other does not?

Why would one browser version circumvent my company's internet blocking software, while an updated version does not? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Dec 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does IE see the same html two ways?

Why does Internet Explorer's rendering of my web page change when it is uploaded to the server? How can I troubleshoot/fix it? [more inside]
posted by itesser on Dec 1, 2011 - 15 answers

GMail not working with Firefox?

What happened to my GMail messages? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Note-taking Firefox extension?

Are there any Firefox (or Chrome or Safari, I guess) add-ons that will allow me to make a blank tab that I can type text into? In other words, any extensions that will allow me to take notes inside FF rather than in another program?
posted by OmieWise on Nov 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Turn two hyphens -- into M dash – and three periods ... into ellipsis … in Firefox?

Firefox / WIN7: I type in two hyphens IE -- and word processor (LibreOffice Writer) changes them into M dash IE – which is what I would love to see happen in Firefox. Alternately, if this cannot be done, is there a simple way to do this with some sort of macro on my puter? Plus, hey, while we're here, can we turn three periods IE ... into an ellipsis IE … ? (Hewlett Packard HP 630 laptop, if it matters.) [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Nov 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Hanged by the neck until dead, in Firefox

Firefox hangs. All the time. I tried to fix it. But I can't. [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Nov 6, 2011 - 24 answers

Why doesn't ctrl+home take me to the top of the page in Firefox?

Why doesn't ctrl+home take me to the top of the page in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Nov 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Back off, Zuckerberg.

I hate intrusive facebook. My favorite facebook blocker is 3 versions of firefox behind and doesn't appear to be actively updated anymore. What's more, with the latest redesign, FB has a new social plugin thing on other sites that I can't figure out how to block. What's the best way to keep facebook and its assorted APIs, plugins, sniffers, trackers and malware on its own damn webpage?
posted by T.D. Strange on Sep 22, 2011 - 13 answers

I miss you, Firefox.

Firefox fail. [more inside]
posted by simulacra on Sep 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Do you have a bookmark bar starter pack?

Is there anywhere online that provides a generic bookmarks file? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Aug 1, 2011 - 6 answers

'site:'

How can I use the Google operator "site:" through the Firefox 5 'Awesome Bar'?
posted by nam3d on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 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

Just one html answer can help prevent premature balding

Please help me insert line breaks in a Wordpress site that will appear the same in IE and Firefox. [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity on Apr 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Recipe for super-duper website cookies?

Some websites I use log me in automatically (Facebook) with full access to the site. Some automatically log me on, but require PW confirmation if I want to do something that may potentially compromise my security (LinkedIn, Amazon). Some websites demand a login each time I access the page (banking/trading sites; some of which save my login ID, none of which save my PW).I know precious little about this stuff. Cookies, is it? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 30, 2011 - 5 answers

How to view Telugu script in Firefox?

How do I view Telugu in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by jihaan on Mar 25, 2011 - 3 answers

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