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Often times I'll click on a random link to a .sh or .py or .cpp or ... file in Firefox, and all I want is to view the code. I don't have a Firefox handler set up for every text file extension under the sun, and I don't want to have to. Is there an easy way to force Firefox to view the file as text instead of trying to save (or open in external app)?

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Maybe you should give this addon a try. I've never used it but it looks like it might work for you.

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I use that addon, it works pretty well. –  Powerlord Sep 18 '09 at 18:08
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Good old firefox...this was originally reported as a bug 9 years ago. This extension was made 3 years ago. Bug still not fixed...but at least I can use the extension. –  davr Sep 18 '09 at 21:13
    
Yes this is a great addon. It's really annoying that the world is moving away for this way of working (take chrome that wants to save everything) –  Davide Jun 30 at 16:31

Open options and go to the applications tab, maybe that will help. Other than that, I'm not sure. Try searching for an extension.

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Applications tab: that would require me to add something for each and every file type, I was hoping to do it all at once. extension: I looked, but couldn't find any that did what I wanted. Hence why I am asking on here –  davr Sep 18 '09 at 16:29

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