Questions related to extensions or plugins that enable, disable or extend the functionality of Mozilla Firefox

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Force Firefox to use HTTPS for every connection [duplicate]

Is there an addon to force good 'ol firefox to append an 's' at the end of the http on the url bar, so all connections could be https? I know not every server has SSL, but in case they do, is there a ...
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How to configure firefox built-in pdf viewer

I want to configure my pdf.js in Firefox. Specifically, I want to set the default zoom from auto to something else, say 150%. I found a pdfjs.database in about:config, which has a "zoom":"auto" in ...
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right-click “mouse gestures” on touchpad

Most touchpads support drag-and-drop (dragging with the mouse left button) using a double-tap action. Many useful software add-ons (like Firefox FireGestures) define complex gestures based on ...
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In Firefox, what exactly does “Reset Firefox” do?

What exactly does the "Reset Firefox" function do in Firefox? (Firefox->Help->Troubleshooting Information->Reset Firefox) It says that things get reset to their default state -- is there a precise ...
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How to make Firefox open all links in private tabs except those whitelisted?

In the last Firefox versions the possibility to open private tabs was introduced. Is there some way to open any link by default in a private tab except links from a whitelist? My goal is to prevent ...
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Show if I have visited a website before

Looking for an app or extension that would tell me if I have visited a website before. I am not looking for a historical website tracker in a searchable form like you would use to track where your ...
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Is there a Chrome(ium) alternative for the Firefox “Self-Destructing Cookies” extension?

I am huge fan of the Firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/ and am looking for something like this for chrome. Note: I am not looking for some random ...
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Firefox check for latest graphics card drivers? [closed]

I was wondering whether it's possible for Firefox to check the status of the graphics card drivers - in them being up to date or not. If currently not possible is this planned to be included, ...
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Fennec: Javascript at end of page load

I'm looking for resources (or even better an template-addon) on how to run a simple Javascript 'Hello World' when a specific page has finished loading in Firefox mobile on Android (Fennec). Basically ...
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Is there a print-friendly/mobile page redirector for Firefox?

When clicking through search results, you often end up on a print-friendly page or a mobile page rather than the full page you were after. Using an add-on like Redirector, one can write rules to ...
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Send a custom HTTP header to one certain host only

Is there a way (Firefox add-on or about:config setting) to send a custom HTTP header for requests to a certain host? Example: Send the header Foobar: true if (and only if) I request a resource from ...
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How do I download Firefox's new “No restart” add-ons?

I want to download the Firefox's new "No Restart" plugins without having to install them. Does anyone know a way to do this?
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Remove icon from bookmark in firefox toolbar in userChrome.css

I am trying to remove the icon of one specific bookmark in the bookmarks toolbar of Firefox (20.0). That is, the dotted box just to the left of "Read Later" in the following image: I have my ...
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How do I prevent a web page from directly embedding data from other external sites?

I browse with Firefox and 50% of the time, I am behind a proxy. The proxy firewall blocks certain sites including Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. I am unable to obtain a complete list of blocked ...
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Firefox addon to only display specified element

I want to only display one element of a website, and nothing else. (Some background: In our office we have a big screen that we want to display our app's usage stats - but only one graph of a page of ...
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newsfox forbids me add new feed

Google Reader is going to die and I am trying to be adapted to newsfox, what annoys me is that sometimes when I add a new feed it tells me that 'xxx' already reads this feed. Actually I did ...
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Firefox Portable: addons are marked as “not compatible”

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com, the program is stored in my Dropbox folder. Everything works OK, except for a few addons, namely: LastPass and URL Alias. When I finished to work ...
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Popup search results for selected text in Firefox

Often, I want to add a relevant hyperlink for a blog post, but I find the tab switching really clumsy. Is there a Firefox addon/userscript that can: search Google/Bing for selected text, display ...
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Firefox extension to save highlights with keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for something specific: a Firefox extension that will allow me to highlight text (i.e. add a yellow background to web text and save the highlight across sessions) using a keyboard ...
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How to prevent Firefox to add particular sites to history?

When I look into my Firefox history trying to find a page I've visited recently, the history is usually overwhelmed with google.com search, GMail, Google+ and Google Reader pages (and some other pages ...
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Custom search for format or pattern on a web page?

Is there a browser extension which will allow me to perform a search for text with a specific format on a web page? For example: [3 digits]-[3 digits]-[4 digits] (for a phone number) Or: 10 digits ...
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How do I copy the contents of a dropdown list to paste into a text document?

I'm looking for a tool that surely must exist somewhere... There's a dropdown list on a webpage with numerous values in it. I simply want to copy these values into the Windows clipboard and paste ...
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Different color backgrounds for firefox windows

I'd like to organize my firefox windows so that each window has a group of related tabs. e.g.One for email, one for research, one for task tracking (using our web based task tracking tool) So that I ...
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Browser plugin to resize window for brower testing

When im making a website i work on my 22" external display, which is fine, but to get a better idea of what the site will look like on smaller screens i have to resize my browser window. At the ...
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Tool for extracting “fragment URLs”? (E.g. www.example.com#section) [duplicate]

Does such a thing exist? E.g. a Firefox Extension (or other kind of browser script) where you can right-click on the subtitle in a section of any webpage you want to link to and it will give you the ...
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Macro hotkey for “Save image as…” in Firefox

Win7 64bit Newest Firefox Logitech g710+ keyboard with Logitech Gaming software Right now, I have to Hover over an image right-click click on "save image as.." click "save" on the explorer save ...
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Clear Firefox history on exit except open pages

I would like to clear the entire Firefox history on exit, except for currently open windows, tab groups, tabs, pages so that they can be opened the next time Firefox starts, by the click of a single ...
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What is the point of FireFTP? [closed]

I wanted to download a directory. It is possible only in file-by-file manner in Web browsers. Yet, Firefox allows for extensions. I installed the FireFTP plugin, open the ftp:// url and web browser ...
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Status bar not showing in Firefox 19 using Status-4-Evar extension

I have used the Status-4-Evar extension before and it always showed the status bar. However the status bar is not showing in a brand new Windows7/Firefox 19 installation. Any ideas or other similar ...
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What's the simplest Firefox extension for turning proxy usage on and off?

There are numerous proxy-related extensions for Mozilla Firefox but all of the seem too bloat for me. I don't need proxy lists management etc. All I need is a status bar button to turn proxy usage ...
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firefox - how to adjust list of “start once” tabs from add-ons?

When installing firefox add-ons, there are sometimes information tabs that are intended to be displayed only once. My issue is that everytime i open a new window, that tab keeps comming up. Is there ...
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How to invert web pages colour scheme in Firefox?

I use to browse web in a dark room and would prefer if the backgrounds would be dark and text would be light instead of the opposite which is much more common. I suppose this can be achieved with some ...
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Firefox plugin for quick text snippets inserting to forum posts

Is there any plugin / extension for Firefox that allows quickly paste (and create) small text snippets, e.g. signature for forum posts, piece of HTML code with embedded avatar, etc.? Having this ...
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How to back up and restore firefox tree style tabs?

I use the popular Tree Style Tab firefox extension. How can I back up all open tabs and later restore them, yielding the same tab tree? The backup could be saved to the bookmarks database, or to a ...
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Is there any way to auto-save all my entered text in Firefox?

I love the idea that gmail and Stackoverflow record my message so when I come again to that tab or draft I can find all the text that I have typed earlier already filled in. On Internet not every ...
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Can I impose restrictions in Google Chrome or Firefox?

Let me explain. I am an IT person in a small office. We have recently got new desktops and I installed Google Chrome and Firefox browsers on them. There's one catch -- I need to be able to control ...
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How to block loading https server resource on http pages in Firefox?

I wish to block loading of https resources in Firefox on pages that are served via http protocol. Think of these elements to be blocked/filtered: img src="https://*" script src="https://*" iframe ...
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Vimperator seems to search with Google by default – how to change that

On a Debian system I use Mozilla Iceweasel 10.0.11, with Vimperator 3.5. I want to change the search engine which vimperator (not iceweasel) seems to use by default. If I type things like :open ...
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faster alternative to firefox tab groups

I had about 200 tabs open in about 15 tab groups. Needless to say, Firefox wasn't lightning fast (even with the "don't load tabs until selected" option checked). The solution that dramatically ...
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Redirect to URL using short names in Firefox

My computer runs Windows XP. I have lots of intranet URLs in my company and they are generally big. For example, if I want to access sharepoint site, I have to type ...
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Is there a way to indicate what Firefox tab is making sounds?

I know that this is a very old issue, but it is still relevant as there has not been a solution to it in over 3 years now. But what I am essentially asking for is a Firefox equivalent to the Chrome ...
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Modify jsm in omni.ja

Platform: FF17 win32 I am trying to modify modules/AddonUpdateChecker.jsm within omni.ja. No matter what I do I cannot get FF to take any notice of my modifications. I have been through all the ...
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How to enable Flash in Firefox on Bodhi Linux?

I've installed Bodhi Linux 2.1.0 on an old Micron PC. Following the instructions, I've used the Midori browser to visit the App Center to install both Firefox and the 32-bit Flash package. ...
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How to set up firefox so that a new tab opens next to the currently open tab?

Is there a way (either through add-ons or preference tinkering?) to set up Firefox 17.0.1 (for Mac OS X) to open up new tabs next to the tab I am currently browsing in as opposed to at the end of my ...
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Firefox plugin or software to open file from clipboard

What Firefox plugin or software can open a file from the clipboard? I've asked this on Stack Overflow: How can I start a Windows GUI program using PHP? – but it seems hard to do it only using PHP ...
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Directly 'save as' an embedded image with Vimperator using hint-mode

How do I directly 'save as' an embedded image <img> chosen with hint-mode in Vimperator? Hit a keystroke, choose which image with a number (hint), and the 'save as'-window will pop up. You ...
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Convert flattr buttons to privacy friendly ones on the fly using Firefox

I know how to block flattr buttons using Adblock Plus but I'd like to use Flattr so blocking isn't a solution. However, Im concerned about the button sending a query to the flattr server even before I ...
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What is the difference between Firefox in Safe-Mode and Firefox with all extensions disabled?

I am using the latest Firefox (17.0.1) on Win XP and during the last couple of weeks I have a problem where as I increase the window's size, the tabs and other window content go blank. If I increase ...
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How to insert <gi> cursor at the end of line in the Firefox extension Vimperator

How would I use Vimperator's insert shortcut <gi> to immediate end of line? By default it is inserted at the beginning on line which is annoying, because I don't ever find myself needing to go ...
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How to write an SQL query for SQLite Manager for Firefox places.sqlite?

I am using SQLite Manager which is an extension for Firefox. I use this to inspect the places.sqlite database. I am trying to find the earliest visit date for a specific URL in the Firefox history. ...