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

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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. ...
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show/hide specific scripts from browsers (adblock)

i'm using AdBlock Plus and Element Hiding Helper to show/hide dom element. But i don't understand how can i show/hide a specific javascript script from page. For example look this page: ...
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How to open hxxp or other obscured links automatically in Firefox?

How to open hxxp or other obscured links automatically with Firefox (without copy and paste manually)? For non obscured links I use Linky Firefox add-on. From Wikipedia: hxxp://, sometimes ...
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Tab stacking in Firefox [closed]

I often use multiple tabs (30 or more). Since I upgraded to Firefox 17, the addon that I had been using to allow tab stacking is no longer compatible. (I believe Tab Mix Plus was the add-on). I'm not ...
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CookieCuller on Chrome

What's the equivalent of the Firefox add-on CookieCuller for Google Chrome?
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How to deal with Javascript that opens links in a popup window instead of a new tab?

I absolutely don't want to have Firefox open a new window. Is there an extension that could put the window back in the Firefox window as a tab ? I have already activated an option that should ...
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Same absolute path on linux and windows 7

I have windows 7 and ubuntu on dual-boot and I'm sharing the same firefox profile folder on both OSs, which is located on the windows partition (which is mounted on ubuntu startup automaticaly). My ...
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Access NoScript keyboard shortcuts

Which key combination should I press on the keyboard to toggle NoScript? The configuration (about:config) says: noscript.keys.toggle: ctrl shift VK_BACK_SLASH.|
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Changing IP every sec with Firefox [closed]

I looking for ip changer what is faster than PROXY (i tried Elite Proxy Switcher + Firefox add-on, but it's too slow. I set automatic switching to 4 sec and yes he change the ip every 4 sec however ...
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Is there a firefox add-on/chrome extension that will enlarge Gmail compose area?

Is there a firefox add-on/chrome extension that will enlarge Gmail compose area? When I'm on my laptop, half of the Gmail compose window is occupied the TO:, CC:, and the subject, so there is only ...
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Firefox extensions are broken

Extensions are broken in Firefox on my machine. I have Windows 7 and v16.0.2 of Firefox. I'm having the following symptoms: I'm able to install extensions normally. However, they do not take effect ...
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Remove Firefox's Web Console

Firefox's built-in web console is conflicting with Firebug and stealing the JavaScript logs. How can I disable/remove this built-in web console?
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Userscript to add website screenshot for each google search result?

Before the "preview pane" for google web search results came out from their labs, there already were userscripts to have a visual snapshot for each and every website in a web search query result. ...
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How can I retrieve POST data in Firefox without use of an addon?

This is a bit of an emergency. I've written a very large article without saving my progress (I know, not the brightest), and when I submitted it, I ended up being redirected to an error. If I hit ...
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All FireFTP passwords gone after auto-update

For the last six months (since the Firefox madness started and they keep on taking control of my PC) I'm terrified to touch Firefox. Problem is however, I've been using it in my business (since once ...
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How to remove Masmma search engine from firefox? [closed]

How do I remove Mamma search engine from Firefox? Firefox search loads in first tab of new window but then Mamma loads in each new tab.
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Is there a way to disable Firefox addon in a specific site?

I see Facebook being very slow when I enable the Roboform addon. Is there a way to disable this addon when I'm on Facebook?
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Hide/block/remove trackbacks and pingbacks

I'm not a blog writer so I don't know anything about trackbacks and pingbacks. I do know that they are helluva distracting when I'm reading through comments on some article. Is there a Firefox addon ...
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How to disable right click on certain websites

I am not asking this question from a web developer but from an end-user. I am using several web sites (google drive, evernote and so on) that have context menu that activates upon a right click ...
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How do I open up the Scrapbook after saving something off the web in Firefox?

I have the Firefox addon Scrapbook and have saved a site to my hard drive. How do I navigate to the site now that I have saved it, I cant find the link anywhere?
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How to access firefox history remotely

I want to monitor the Firefox history of a PC from another remotely. Is there any add on or something else which exports and uploads / syncs Firefox history to an FTP server so that I can access it ...
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Firefox add-on RestClient says Chrome://restclient/content/ how?

I have been using RestClient on OSX's firefox browser. All of sudden I have noticed the address-bar of the Firefox. Please see the indication in the image. I want to know the reason for this & ...
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How do I identify resource hogs on Firefox?

I have installed a package of Firefox extensions that installed a few extensions to my Firefox. Recently I have noticed, that the resource consumption of the Firefox process rose to unacceptable ...
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How do you stop firefox from opening links to add on information pages after each add on update?

Firefox frequently installs updates to my add ons automatically. That's fine, but every time it does one of these updates, it opens a URL in a new tab. The URL is apparently determined by the add on ...
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Which Firefox add-on is responsible for a rendering bug?

I've found a page that isn't rendered correctly by Firefox with my usual profile. It is rendered correctly with a blank profile. I have quite a few add-ons. One of them is surely the culprit. How ...
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Rogue program disabled access to Firefox's “Get add-ons” and “Extensions”. How can I get them back?

After installing a program called "FreeFileViewer", the program disabled access to Firefox's "Get add-ons" and "Extensions" options. To make matters worse, it installed the Yahoo! toolbar that I now ...
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Caching YouTube videos across loads

Is there a way to force the browser to cache loaded YouTube videos across page loads? In other words, if you refresh some video page in which the video already started loading (or is fully loaded), ...
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How can I remove a specific request header before sending a request in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm looking for a chrome or firefox extension that would allow me to remove certain request headers from all requests to a certain server. Specifically, I'm trying to disable the browser from ...
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Tell firefox to use Flash player instead of download for mp4 files

Installation order: Firefox Flash Player VLC with firefox addon (for playback) Before step 2, mp4 files were being displayed in firefox (like youTube etc). After step 3, I noticed that mp4 videos ...
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How to update Firefox Add-ons when using Firefox in a sandbox?

The SELinux sandbox works like this: If I start Firefox in a sandbox then the original Firefox directory gets copied to a temporary place, and any changes done in the sandboxed Firefox get's deleted ...
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Modifying Google Search Plugin

I want Google search results to default with a publish date. I'm trying to change the Google search plugin, but I'd be just as happy using a 3rd-party tool that does this. So I'm using Firefox ...