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If you’ve been sent here, you asked a variation of the question in the title.

Depending on your needs you may get by with @deanishe’s Firefox Assistant, which works via a custom browser extension. If your requirements are more complex than that, the answer becomes “you can’t do it”. Not without convoluted GUI automation—unreliable and error prone—or building your own complicated solution.

Firefox is the only major browser without support for meaningful automation through AppleScript (most other browsers get it for free from the Chromium engine) and the bug report for it is two decades old. If you need your automation more than you like Firefox as your daily driver, your best bet is to switch browsers.

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