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Firefox 29 - how do I delete history entries visited fewer than x times

Context: I've been using my Firefox profile for a couple of years now. My history file has become huge, naturally. I got Firefox Sync set up between my main desktop PC and my laptop. HW configs: ...
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How can I export & import firefox addons settings

Is is possible to export (and import) firefox addons settings? I mean addons data. not their installable .xpi. For example, I've collected a custom blacklist for AdBlock on my Windows, and I want to ...
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How do you find out what Firefox Profile is running when Firefox is running?

Is there a variable, or an about:config setting, or an add-on that will tell you what Firefox profile you are running when Firefox is running? So I can come back to Firefox like 3 days later and ...
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How to Set a Running Instance of Firefox as the “Default Browser”

Salvete! In Firefox we can create multiple profiles and have multiple instances of Firefox running, each with its own addons and customizations. So I have two profiles - one for browsing and one for ...
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How do I pin more than one instance of Firefox to my taskbar?

I have several Firefox profiles and I have them pinned to my taskbar. Since i installed windows 7 SP1 I can no longer have both there. Is there a way to fix this so that I can have multiple instances ...
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Stop Firefox displaying Chinese in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail is displaying Chinese (or other?) language characters on the webmail view. I tried to eliminate it by disabling all Add-ons disabled, but it still came up the same. I found that deleting ...
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Firefox is already running, but not responding

I am using two Icedove (Thunderbird) profiles. I am starting the profiles with following commands: icedove -P "default" %u icedove -P "test" -no-remote --class test %u When I click on a link (URL) ...
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Running more than one Firefox Profile at once?

Firefox can run in different profiles, that can be setup using different plugins, for different purposes such as basic web browsing, web development, trading on ebay etc... Is it possible to run more ...
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Reading the *.sqlite files stored in the firefox profile

How would one go about reading the data in the *.sqlite files in one's profile? Trying to read them with sqlite3 was unsuccessful. $ sqlite3 SQLite version 3.7.4 Enter ".help" for instructions ...
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firefox user profile missing

On firing up firefox, I get an error as Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible I had moved my /home to a different partition and didn't backup my ~/.mozilla. So ...
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Start firefox using Another Profile, for specific file type(s)?

I have two profiles. A and B I have made shortcuts to start each profile as follows: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p A "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p B Also, I ...
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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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“Close Firefox” error on opening a link

I'm running Windows 10 with Firefox 40.0.3 as my default browser. I'm running multiple Firefox profiles simultaneously, one for development and one for browsing. One of the profiles is set as default. ...
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Run different Firefox profiles concurrently?

Purpose Because of my somewhat excessive use of tabs—which often contain PDFs'—I use 64-bit builds of Firefox. It has now gotten to a point where I want to use different profiles; one for my research ...
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A profile makes mozilla firefox killed. How to repair?

Mozilla firefox fills system memory and gets killed during startup if I use my "default" profile, even when started in safe mode. I'm using Kubuntu Linux. $ firefox -safe-mode Killed $ Upgrading ...
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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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Sync extensions and settings across profiles in Firefox

I have several (3) Firefox profiles. One is for day-to-day usage, the "master" profile, one is for sites I'd rather keep out of my day-to-day history, but still want to keep in history and one where I ...
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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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Quickly create a new Firefox profile and load Firefox with it

I want to be able to quickly create (and delete) Firefox profiles for testing purposes in Win 7 SP1. To do this, I created a batch file with the single line: firefox.exe -CreateProfile test &&...
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Is it possible to find out the exact computer an Mp3 was created on?

If a Forensics professional examined an Mp3 file, would they be able to tell the mac address of the computer that created the file, or find any information that identified the computer that created ...
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Are flash cookies from different firefox profiles stored separately?

Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location? Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?
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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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How do I clone a Firefox profile in windows?

I've copied %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myprofile1 into %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myotherprofile2 but if I do a text search inside the files of either profile directory you can see ...
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Firefox profile got deleted. How to restore it?

While browsing just a while ago, my pages were suddenly not showing proper HTML mark-up anymore. Like if a proxy was blocking images. I then restarted Firefox (A 64bit build called Waterfox to be ...
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How can I launch two Firefox windows under the same profile?

I'm running a Firefox shortcut with the flags -P default -no-remote to launch Firefox 3.6 under the "default" profile. I do this because I'm running Firefox 4 under a "beta" profile, and with ...
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How to make clicking a link in external app use running firefox profile

I use more than one firefox profile on Linux. If I click on a link in an external application, instead of opening the URL in a running browser window, I get a firefox profile manager dialog. How can ...
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Two fully functioning profiles running simultaneously

Question: Is it possible to open two different instances of Firefox, each running a separate profile, and have it so each time firefox -P <profile name> is run it will connect to the already ...
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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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Lock Firefox Settings and Changes / Addons and about:

I would like to lock my Firefox. The quest is: don't let anyone or anything change something on my Firefox. I would like to block any changes (add-ons, settings, prefs). I created: as.js with: ...
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How do I remove a device from Firefox Sync?

I've got some old devices and Firefox profiles that used to sync with my Firefox Sync account, but those devices and browser profiles no longer exist. And yet their browser tabs still appear in ...
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I am having trouble overriding Firefox default css using userContent.css file

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with dark theme , Today I have upgraded my firefox to developer edition (40.x) previously i was on firefox 38.x I use some of the sites where firefox default from.css styling ...
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How do I set a profile directory when launching firefox?

I have a system which has Firefox installed in /usr/bin/firefox that uses profiles in ~/.mozilla/firefox. I have installed a new additional firefox in /opt/myapplication. I would like for the new ...
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No folder icons in Firefox bookmarks manager

Since updating Mozilla Firefox 21 to 22 the Bookmarks Manager doesn't show folder icons anymore. This makes managing bookmarks an inconvient process. What can be the reason that I lost my folder ...
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How to Add History to a Firefox Profile

I would like to see if I can add history manually. Whether it meant creating a new profile or "managing" the one that's currently being used, it would work. There's currently no tutorial for this on ...
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How do I create default bookmarks in Firefox 17 ESR

I've started with an installation of Firefox 17.0.6 ESR on 64Bit Windows 7 and set the bookmarks bar the way I want. I've used the 'Export Bookmarks to HTML' option and stored the file as 'bookmarks....
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How to copy settings into a new profile?

I have a bug: I couldn't drag and drop windows. I reinstalled firefox and created a new profile - and it was gone. Now, how the heck should I copy all the settings and plugins and plugins settings, ...
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How to sync everything between Firefox profiles except tabs?

I want to create two Firefox profiles which are identical, except the tab saving. When creating the new profile, I select the directory for the existing profile. However, when I open the new profile, ...
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Firefox does not recognize custom searchplugin on arch linux

I'm using DuckDuckGo for all my web searches, since I prefer it's privacy over Google. But since I want some custom search settings, and don't use cookies, I'm glad that the URL parameters allow me to ...
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Firefox with arguments stripped from start menu

Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10, some of my start menu items have gone missing. Among them is one to start the Firefox profile manager, and another to launch a specific profile. They were in ...
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Reset profile settings while keeping history, bookmarks, cookies, etc [duplicate]

After updating Firefox to 40.0, the default profile fails to render any windows (including the menu bar and the rest of the GUI). However, I can navigate to any page, and copy page contents via the ...
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Disable onbeforeunload in Firefox via extension or profile

I am using Firefox to automatically navigate and capture screenshots from various websites. Some of these websites use the onbeforeunload event to capture a user's attention before leaving a page. ...
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Specific Fx Profile Not Working

A while ago my pages were loading slow so I restarted Firefox and suddenly not a single page will load. I disabled all add-ons and deleted all history/cookies, to no avail and then reinstalled it ...
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Best practices of keeping Firefox profile on ramdisk

Having plenty of RAM, I'd like to use it to speed up the browser. Goals: Have profile and cache completely in memory, so HDD is not used much while browsing and fsyncs don't reach actual HDD or ...
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how to prevent users from changing settings on firefox 20.0.1

I installed firefox20.0.1 under admin account, I was trying to make default settings and applying for all users, but non of the settings can be applied to users and users are still have permissions to ...