by Wicaksono, 4 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
I 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 4 months ago
Hi @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?
- by valvaldon, 6 months agoRated 4 out of 5On 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 6 months 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.
- by Tom Davey, a year agoRated 5 out of 5I 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!
- by James Cherry, a year agoRated 1 out of 5This 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.
Developer responseposted a year agoI’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.
- by Firefox user 15884064, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5The syntax highlighting options are nice, but if you have an URL in a code block, the double-slash is interpreted as a JS comment.