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

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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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Firefox option to paste plain text into HTML inputs, similar to paste special?

This is something that's been annoying me for a while. With the current trend towards "rich web applications" it seems that some application developers are doing something funky with textarea elements ...
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Is there a Firefox add-on that enables emacs keyboard shortcuts?

For example, I'd love to be able to press ctrl-a to get to the beginning of a line in an input field and ctrl-k to delete that line, etc. P.S. Not sure if it matters, but I use Arch Linux.
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Can I have tabs on the left stacked vertically?

I found an extension tree style tab - it can move tabs to the left, but it stacks them horizontally - while I want the stacked vertically. I would like the following layout in Firefox: The ...
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How to Download Youtube Videos into different segments

I am aware of tons of Firefox Addons that enable downloading of Youtube videos. However, I am in a situation where my net connection frequently breaks and the download process is reset. I plan to ...
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How to backup Firefox User Styles?

I would like to backup Firefox User Styles (from Stylish plugin) used in my installation and import later in a brand new setup. Can you suggest how to perform this operation?
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firefox addon Stylish gives me random error message

I'm running on Ubuntu 12.04. I installed Stylish addon today. I write a new style: @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); @-moz-document domain("weibo.com") { #pl_content_pullylist { ...
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Can you force Chrome / FF to a spec. width in full screen mode?

Is there any kind of extension to make Chrome or Firefox a specific width while in full screen mode? For example like Pages does with it's full screen option. It would be very nice to be able to have ...
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Remember password automatically on Firefox 12

There have been many question with accepted answer on similar topic but none of those deal with newer version of Firefox. So I'm asking how to enable Firefox to remember password automatically on ...
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How to highlight a text in pdf opened in web browser

When pdf file is opened in browser, extensions like Diggo cannot highlight the text in the pdf. Are there any extensions or ways in which this can be achieved? Or opening a pdf using a application ...
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Searching Google in Firefox causes a download dialog

Searching Google in Firefox causes a download dialog which detected JSon Activity ! It happens several times and interrupts my typing. I disabled half of my addons that I thought were suspicious. I ...
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Extensions not showing on Extensions tab of Add-ons Manager in Firefox 12

I don't know what happened but my list of extensions does not show up on the extensions tab of the Add-ons Manager on my Firefox 12. Is there any about:config settings to show the extensions or some ...
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Get an alert when my parents browser reach a certain domain

I recently noticed that a Firefox toolbar get frequently installed on my parents computer. I managed to trace back the method it is using to get installed (through a link that looks like a Firefox ...
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Force Firefox to cache a URL for a specific period of time

One of the companies I work with has a web app hosted over a slow DSL line. There is something amiss with the configuration of their server or version of software they are using which means that every ...
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Can't do Google UK searches with Firefox Search Box when HTTPS Everywhere is active

When HTTPS Everywhere 2.0.2 extension is active, searches in the built-in Firefox Search Box go to https://encrypted.google.com (instead of https://www.google.co.uk as desired). This means that I ...
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Browser which can access only one website? [closed]

I have a web based back-office application for my company. I am hiring a new employee and want to give them access to the application, but they are not allowed to use a traditional web browser (for ...
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Viewing just one div from an html page

I am speaking from the perspective of the end-user. Suppose I am visiting a website, which has a log divs. Most of them are displaying ads, menus, etc. but one of them is displaying the main content ...
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How do I add additional parameters to query string of a Firefox Search Plugin?

I have just installed the DuckDuckGo add-on in Firefox 11.0, running on XP SP 3. I would like to add additional parameters to the query string. However, any changes I make are not reflected in the ...
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Is there an offline HTML validator for Firefox working on OS X?

Is there an offline HTML validator for Firefox 10+ working on Mac OS X?
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Batch downloading available pages in Google books?

I am using Google Book Downloader addon to Firefox. It generates links to individual image per available page, but if I would like to download multiple pages' images using selecting the links and ...