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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

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

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

Why can I load random websites?

Something is rotten with my Internet settings. Chrome/Firefox/Safari won't load random sites like Facebook or Amazon and it's really frustrating. I'm on a Macbook, OS X 10.5.8. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jan 3, 2012 - 7 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

Why does my framing work with Firefox but not IE?

Why does my framing work with Firefox but not IE? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Aug 2, 2011 - 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

speeding up facebook

Are there any tools for blocking out useless & slow "features" on facebook? I'm unsure the last time I actually appreciated any facebook popup. In particular, I've no need for facebook's toolbar because Adium and my N900 log into facebook's chat directly. Bonus if it'll work under MicroB on a Nokia N900. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Nov 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Cross-browser bookmark sync?

What is a good alternative to Xmarks for cross-browser bookmark syncing? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Sep 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Which browser should I use?

Which browser sucks the least for OSX? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on May 21, 2010 - 34 answers

I suppose that I could just use Safari, or something...

On Firefox, youtube only gives me the message "An error has occurred, please try again later". [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on May 18, 2010 - 13 answers

You are in a mazy of twisty little browsers, all alike.

How can I get my browser to open URLs matching a certain pattern in another, different browser program? [more inside]
posted by ymendel on Mar 15, 2010 - 5 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

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

Making Safari act more like Firefox

I'm looking for Safari plugins that will let it emulate Firefox's handling of saved passwords and superior address bar search. I'm also looking for the Safari equivalent of Linky. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Sep 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Alternative Browsers

What superior/alternative web browsers to Firefox do you use? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Aug 26, 2009 - 33 answers

synchronizing bookmarks between OSX and an iphone

Is there a way to synchronize all bookmarks from Firefox 3.5 to an iPhone running firmware 2.2? I know iTunes can synchronize the PC's Safari bookmarks onto the phone, but... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jun 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Navigating Safari 4 tabs with Firefox shortcuts?

Looking for a way to use Firefox keyboard shortcuts with Safari 4 on the Mac [more inside]
posted by mck9235 on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

I need a kid friendly Mac-based web browser

Which web browser with parenting controls for a Mac? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Apr 24, 2009 - 15 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

How to bypass my provider's annoying "site not found" screen?

How to bypass my provider's annoying "site not found" screen? [more inside]
posted by monospace on Jan 28, 2009 - 14 answers

How to manage whitelist of websites for a school lab?

How can I remotely manage a whitelist of allowed websites for a computer lab of 20 iMacs? [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons on Dec 18, 2008 - 6 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

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

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

What's wrong with my Internet connection?

Please help me diagnose this mysterious Internet problem. I can't connect to a few websites in the normal way -- for example I can't connect to IMdB.com if the URL begins with "www". But I can connect if I remove the prefix. There are a few other websites I'm having similar problems with. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Feb 14, 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

Why is Flickr so slow/broken? OS X!

Why is Flickr so very very beyond slow and maybe broken, sometimes (OS X)? [more inside]
posted by wemayfreeze on Jul 10, 2007 - 16 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

Why can't I view this website?

Why can't I view/load this website? [more inside]
posted by mule on Sep 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Web browser market share reference

What is the definitive online reference for web browser market share? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jul 20, 2006 - 16 answers

Why won't images show up in Firefox?

Why won't images show up on my website when viewed in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Jul 10, 2006 - 7 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

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

Getting password from Firefox to Safari?

How do I get a password out of Firefox and into Safari without some crazy encryption skills? [more inside]
posted by trey on Feb 9, 2006 - 7 answers

I Want My, I Want My, I Want My Cmd-1 ...

How can I configure Firefox so that I can use Cmd-1 through Cmd-9 for bookmarks on my personal toolbar, identical to the behavior Safari uses? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 6, 2005 - 3 answers

What is the best way to encode video for web use?

What is the best way to encode video for cross platform (mac, windows and *nix) use? [more inside]
posted by ikareru on Nov 3, 2005 - 16 answers

Windows Media Player Problems

Windows Media Player will no longer load in Firefox or Safari. I have reinstalled twice, I remember seeing similar problems with WMP and OS X on AskMe or MeFi (I can no longer find where I saw it) without an answer, help!
posted by scazza on Feb 16, 2005 - 0 answers

Firefox vs Safari

Can a non-Apple and non-Mozilla partisan tell me if, and the degree to which, Firefox is better than Safari?
posted by blueshammer on Nov 11, 2004 - 22 answers

Why doesn't this page display properly in Netscape 7?

HTML/CSS helpfilter: This page displays properly in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, but confounds Netscape 7.0. Why? [mi] [more inside]
posted by andrewraff on Sep 20, 2004 - 4 answers

Camino runs much more slowly on my G4 667 TiBook than on the Lombard 333 Mhz Powerbook. I need a good browser.

MacBrowserHell: I just updgraded from a Lombard 333 Mhz Powerbook to a G4 667 TiBook with 1GB RAM. Camino now seems to run dog-slow. And the others have their troubles... [more inside]
posted by weston on Aug 22, 2004 - 20 answers

Help me choose the best web browser

Mozilla? Firefox? Camino? I'm ready to try a new browser, but I'm confused by the differences between these three. Currently using Safari 1.2.2 on an iMac and an iBook, both with 10.3.4. I have a license for Opera, but it's simply more than I need. I don't need IRC and I don't need HTML (yet?). I would like for it to sync bookmarks between the 2 Macs (I have iSync and a .mac account) and to work reasonably well with AppleMail, Address Book, etc. What's the best choice for a non-geeky girl?
posted by Alylex on Jul 4, 2004 - 14 answers

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