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Old 03-26-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question Viewing source of Firefox with Terminal

Hello all!

I have a question that may seem somewhat odd. I've got a n HP Thin Client that automagically launches Firefox in kiosk mode for our end users. There are no controls for Firefox except typing and clicking on the buttons provided. The problem I'm having is that I need to be able to view the source of one of these deployments to view a generated URL from the login page. We run Citrix, and a server connection is assigned after initial login.

Is there a way for me to view the source of a web page via the terminal, from an already running Firefox instance?

Thanks all in advance for your assistance!
Old 03-26-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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just download the source for ff 28 or 29 testing
it is on the firefox site

or on the ftp page
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John, you should read the question before replying. Now this thread is not showing up in zero reply posts any more with no useful replies.
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I shall agree, and try and abide by it. A new member.
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Kiosk mode is usually a Firefox extension. If you manage to get Firefox in safe mode, there should be no kiosk mode. If you hold down shift while Firefox is starting, it will start in safe mode. But it might be disabled. Is Firefox running on a Citrix server or on the client? If you have a linux command line terminal, you can start Firefox in safe mode with this command:

firefox -safe-mode

Another way: If you have the location bar and can write in it, you can add "view-source:" before the address. For example:

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That's more the problem. Our thin clients are set up to automagically launch FF. I have little control over that, unless I'm sitting in front of the machine BEFORE the issue is present. As we all know, that's not possible.

FF launches, I can't control how it's launched. I've got over 750 users on the exact same setup. I need to view the web source (the HTML). I was hoping I could use SOMEthing to get it. wget only returns the requirement for javascript to be enabled...
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Anyone have any input for me?


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