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

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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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Is there a chrome or ff extension that can remove headers from requests?

I'm looking for a chrome of 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 ...
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Compress Files Directly to xpi

Some unzip tools enable to extract xpi files. I'd be glad to know if there's a program which also enables to compress files directly to xpi. Thank you.
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Firefox: Any way to specify white or black lists for the history tracker?

I use Firefox very intensively, and from time to time I clear the browser history. But unfortunately the history is being filled very fast and it always keeps the history I'm not interested in: Some ...
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Firefox: Make thumbnails of https pages not grey?

Firefox now has a new quick dial page like Chrome and Opera. It shows thumbnails of frequently visited pages. However, for some of my pages, the thumbnails are grey (most notably Facebook, and Google ...
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Firefox extension for one-click SSL override?

When I visit a site with an invalid SSL certificate, I get a message saying "This connection is untrusted". If I want to visit it nevertheless, I have to click "I understand the risks", uncheck ...
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Disable stylish on certain sites in firefox

I use dark theme in the Firefox, however sometimes I visit several sites that don't need such theme. I want to see them in original style. I found the way to enable specific features per site with : ...
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Is there a way to use the Firefox 'User Agent Switcher' addon in separate tabs, or only for certain websites? [duplicate]

I love using the 'User Agent Switcher' Firefox addon on most sites on my desktop PC, in order to trick websites into using the mobile versions by masquerading as an iPhone/Android user agent. I like ...
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Firefox extension for tab history navigation

I'm using a tree-style tab bar with many tabs open, and often jump between them. Is there a way or add-on that allows me to switch to the tab I was on before? Note that I do not mean to jump to the ...
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How To Stop Firefox Tabs From Auto-Refreshing on Tab Switch

I'm using Firefox 14.0.1. When I have multiple tabs open, and I switch from one tab to the next, the tab I select "auto refreshes" the content. This is extremely annoying, especially when I'm writing ...
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A program that combines several proxies into one and use the fastest one?

I have installed several proxy programs whose IP addresses are, for example, 127.0.0.1:8580, 127.0.0.1:9966, 127.0.0.1:7070. You may regrard them as Tor and its alternatives. You know, certain proxy ...
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How to set editor of pentadactyl on Mac?

Firefox plugin pentadactyl provides the function of setting a external editor. default: gvim -f +<line> +"sil! call cursor(0, <column>)" <file> I installed MacVim on my MacBook, ...
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Change the default URL for right-click “Search Google for…” menu in Firefox

I'm trying to change the default URL that Firefox has for Google. I don't want to change the search engine itself. I tried changing keyword.url in about:config, but it doesn't work. I tried the add ...
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Force caret / focus somewhere in the current viewport while browsing the page

Note: this is strictly Firefox question, as I have way too many addons to switch. However, if you know if I can do it in the other browser, your posts are welcome as well. I am trying to switch to ...
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FireFox Add-ons not compatible?

I am running Firefox 15 (beta) and I thought that Add-Ons where supposed to by default be compatible regardless of maximum version compatibility. I found this on a website that seems to confirm what I ...
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Set default tab url in firefox 14

In the latest firefox update, new tabs show -instead of the previously default blank page- a window of recently viewed pages. Before this was available, I had installed an 'addon' to allow this ...
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Setup Firefox to save .pages as .zip automatically

What do I want to do? I would like Firefox to save files with the .pages extension as .zip files automatically. Scenario You are browsing through your emails and you notice your friend just sent ...
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Torbutton broke Firefox?

I'm using Firefox Aurora on Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to use Torbutton for certain websites, however the add-on has been causing problems, such as constantly spitting out errors about it not being able ...
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Browser Extension to count and show data downloaded

Is there a browser extension to show the amount of data downloaded, and to group it by each website? For example: Total Data Download 50MB. Youtube.com 30MB Google.com 20MB
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How to measure Firefox extension's resource use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A Firefox plugin for analyzing the performance and crashes of Firefox Plugins? I have a "short list" of extensions that I'm considering for global installation, but ...
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How to download Firefox extensions from addons.mozilla.org without installing them?

Pages at the https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox site often feature buttons that say "Add to Firefox". Clicking on such a button causes a Firefox extension to be downloaded and installed. I am ...
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Tools for globally installing Firefox extensions?

I use multiple Firefox profiles (in a single machine). Occasionally I come across a FF extension that I would like to make available over all these profiles. I understand that the way to do this is ...
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How to add a reset button to every HTML input field in Firefox?

Is there an extension that could modify the DOM of pages so that for every input field, there would be an extra button that resets the content of the field ? I'm often in a situation where I have ...
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How do I get firefox to identify itself as Internet Explorer for certain sites? [duplicate]

My bank's website insists that I use Internet explorer > v7. I have however disabled internet explorer from windows features and use Firefox instead. How do I get firefox to identify itself as IE ...
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Are there any tools to circumvent flash video advertising?

I'm thinking about the kind of unskippable ads that play before your video starts. For what it's worth I'm using Firefox, but any solution would be interesting to hear about.
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How can I restore the automatic location bar focus with Firefox 13?

Safari does it, Chrome does it, and Firefox did it up to version 12: put the focus automatically to the location bar (a.k.a. address bar) when opening a new tab. With FF13 this behaviour changed, ...
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Upon opening new tabs through links in Firefox, does the selected tab automatically switch to the new tab or does it stay on the same tab?

That is, say I am on www.google.com I select a link to say yahoo.com be opened in a new tab. Does the selected tab automatically shifts to yahoo.com or does it remain on google.com? This is in ...
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How to disable middle click + drag with FlashGot?

I have the FlashGot extension installed in Firefox. When I middle click on a link and then accidentally move the mouse before releasing the button, FlashGot captures the link and the file gets ...
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How to open specific URLs with a custom program from Firefox?

I would like my Firefox to open specific URLs with a specific program. Concrete: I would like my Firefox to launch VLC when I browse to a video on Youtube. Is this configurable? Is there an ...
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How to permanently disable Firefox Flash plugin sound in Win 7 now that plugin-container.exe is here

I want Flash to play without sound on my machine, and I want that preference to stick so that new sessions don't surprise me with sound. Using FlashBlock while trying to remember to disable sound ...
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How can I duplicate a Firefox tab including the history with a keyboard shortcut?

Problem I want to do as much as possible with keyboard shortcuts in Firefox. One operation I still can't do with a keyboard shortcut is duplicating a tab while keeping the history. What I have ...