I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Local files are tough to handle between the mime types, operating systems, Firefox… Hopefully the support will improve with future Firefox versions, but I’m afraid there’s nothing more the add-on could be doing.
- Rated 5 out of 5by atoad, a month agoIt does everything it should, but my new lines don't get rendered unless I double them.
When I write something like this:
It gets rendered as
When I write
it gets rendered as
I am using Notepad++ to write the .md file and it uses [CR][LF] (Windows standard I think) as new line indicators.
Updated my rating because I was just using it wrong.
Developer responseposted a month agoHi @atoad that’s correct, as specified by the markdown spec (see https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#p). To do a simple line break you can finish the line with either a single backslash (\), an html line break tag (<br />) or 2 spaces ( ).
- Rated 4 out of 5by 白墙壁, 7 months agoWhy was I prompted for save option when I open .md file even after installed this addon??
Developer responseposted 7 months agoUnfortunately this issue is linked to how Firefox on Linux detects and handles file types. There’s nothing that can be done from within the addon, but our README does provide a few ways to configure Firefox or your system to fix the issue. To allow addons to directly handle file types we are waiting on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1457500
- Rated 3 out of 5by Wicaksono, a year agoI really like this addon. It makes me able to view markdown files from my local drives. But it's like 60% works. First md file after firefox startup always rendered, then after i made some changes to the file, then refresh it, it doesn't get rendered. Maybe it's not the addon's fault, maybe it's firefox. I don't know. But either way keep up the good work!
Developer responseposted a year agoHi @Wicaksono, this is weird behaviour. Could you come and describe the issue over on github (https://github.com/KeithLRobertson/markdown-viewer/issues/) with more details on your system etc?
- Rated 4 out of 5by valvaldon, a year agoOn Windows (8.1) this extension works impeccably. It is indispensable for markdown viewing around the web and on local files.
That being said, I had issues making it work on Ubuntu (21.10). None of the solutions on the README page seemed to work (although it did previously). Finally (after many hours) I found the culprit: the snap installation of Firefox. After removing this problematic snap installation and reinstalling Firefox via get-apt, it started working again.
If I had this extension on Windows only, then I'd give it 5 stars hands down. However, the lack of a streamline installation on Linux systems brings it down to 4 stars. Nonetheless, it is an excellent extension imperative for markdown files.
Developer responseposted a year agoThanks for your feedback @valvaldon. snap was quite new at the time and we weren’t sure why it messed with the extension − but this has quickly been fixed, and the docs have been updated to reflect how to handle mime types correctly on Linux, with or without snap.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Tom Davey, 2 years agoI had a Markdown file (*.md) on disk I needed to render and print. It took about 30 seconds to install this extension, drag-and-drop the file onto a Firefox window, and boom, there's the rendered version of the file displayed as intended. I'm using Firefox 84.0.1 on Windows 10. Thank you!
- Rated 1 out of 5by James Cherry, 2 years agoThis used to work really well. With firefox 83.0 on OSX 14.1 it cannot render a local file. I wasted way too many hours trying all the work-arounds described in the github page and on superuser. None of them worked.I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Local files are tough to handle between the mime types, operating systems, Firefox… Hopefully the support will improve with future Firefox versions, but I’m afraid there’s nothing more the add-on could be doing.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Firefox user 15884064, 2 years agoThe syntax highlighting options are nice, but if you have an URL in a code block, the double-slash is interpreted as a JS comment.