between google and firefox it's nearly impossible to get anything done!

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 15 13:59:49 UTC 2019

I did get that done and got an authentication code from google.  I
copied that into my clipboard then tried going back to terminal and
found out I had lost the youtube-viewer job as a result of having used
script and a typescript file to grab the url from youtube-viewer.  So
I'm about to try running mate-terminal and running youtube-viewer and
keying in the :login command.  Then control-a control-c control-l then
hit alt-f2 and run pluma and control-v to dump the clipboard contents
into pluma.  Then get the url saved in surf.txt and get out of pluma.
Then run firefox and hit f10 then open file for surf.txt and control-a
control-c control-l control-v then enter gets me to a google login.
Then I allow youtube-viewer access to my account and then copy
authentication code with control-c once on the copy button then close
out of firefox.  Then I think alt-f2 and run mate-terminal again and
then run fg and see if youtube-viewer with its code entry field comes
back.  This last part I haven't yet tried if it works I'll have a
process I'll share with the list for any wanting to login to their
youtube accounts using youtube-viewer.

On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:55:20
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: between google and firefox it's nearly impossible to get anything
>      done!
> Is there a reason you couldn't just rename the file containing the url
> to .txt so Firefox will recognize it as a plain text file, open it in
> Firefox and then do ctrl+A, ctrl+C, ctrl+l, and ctrl+v to copy and
> paste it to the address bar?
> Admittedly, I use Firefox as my primary browser, but this is how I
> handle pretty much anything that requires copy-and-pasting from the
> console to Firefox. Sadly, Firefox tends to treat plain-text files
> that don't end in .txt as binary files unless its something a web
> browser is designed to parse(e.g. if I wanted to copy and past a bit
> of source code, Firefox would just try downloading the file if I tried
> opening a .cpp or .sh file from my local filesystem without renaming
> to .txt first).
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