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Allocate more RAM to Chrome?

I have a lot of RAM on my computer, and recently allocated a bunch more to Firefox using this article: (http://smallbusiness.chron.com/set-ram-cache-firefox-41282.html) I'd like to now do the same ...
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Why do images from some Tumblr pages not load, but using wget on them works?

Helping a friend out with their internet connection because “some pages won’t load”, I noticed that the problem was certain images from specific Tumblr pages weren’t loading, specifically, the very ...
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unable to open phpmyadmin Error during session start; please check your PHP …etc

I have installed xampp on ubuntu. I can access on firefox localhost/xampp. However when I go to phpmyadmin on the left it comes up with "phpMyAdmin - Error" Then underneath that it has this: "Error ...
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How to recover Firefox and Chrome bookmarks after upgrade from Windows Vista to 8

I upgraded a laptop from Windows Vista to 8, doing a format & re-install first. Before the format, I used both Windows Backup and Easy Transfer (7) first. I imported the user accounts into ...
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How to edit FF passwords without extensions (directly in FF config files)?

How to edit FireFox passwords manually ? Here I've been given answer how to do this with extension: Saving passwords for pages that redirect on login ( Chrome and FF ) How to do this without ...
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How to transfer all filters and exceptions from Adblock Plus to uBlock?

I have collected a bunch of filters, both subscriptions and custom, and set a lot of exceptions and specific rules on ABP on my Firefox. Trying out uBlock, Is there a way to cleanly transfer all those ...
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How to monitor and control what is sent by computer while not active [duplicate]

While i was NOT using computer, wich was opened, connected to the internet but NO applications running, i notice disk grinding and modem light flickering. Suspicious i opened the Windows 7 Task ...
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How do I disable HTML5 validation in Firefox?

I'm looking for a setting (about:config) that will turn off browser validation of HTML5 input elements like type="email" and max="5", etc. I'm not looking for a plugin, and the novalidate attribute ...
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Flash overrides Firefox keyboard shortcuts — how to turn that off?

I often cycle through my Firefox tabs using Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab. But whenever it reaches a tab that is running a Flash (or similar) plugin, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab won't work anymore, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select any word and search the default search engine using the selected word(s) as the keyword

I want to search google or whatever the default search engine is set in the browser, by selecting a few words in the web page. Can I do this with a simple shortcut, instead of copy pasting the word in ...
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Windows 7 won't close programs even in task manager

Last week I noticed this happening for the first time. Firefox froze up and wouldn't load any new pages. The internet was working fine but the browser was stuck. So I closed the window and when I ...
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Configuring firefox to use a chain proxy

I live in college and I access internet through a local http proxy. I want to access internet through external http/SOCKS5 proxies which are freely available. How to configure Firefox to do that? ...
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Why is Google Chrome not sending If-None-Match headers in HTTP requests?

I'm hitting this url: http://www.spotlight.com/photo/~30x50/ffffff/crop/1/M195605.jpg in Google Chrome 40.0.2214.115 m and in Firefox 33.0.2 In Firefox, when I press F5 to refresh the page, it ...
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How Do I Add a Custom Language in Firefox?

Firefox has a list of built-in languages that are used to set the HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE header. How do I add a custom one that's not on the list?
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Redirect web traffic (SOCKS proxy) for a specific domain

I have YouTube blocked at my work because reasons. I’m a scientist and I need YouTube because most of the conferences and talks that I’d like to see are available there. Yes, I actually need YouTube, ...
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How to remove mystartsearch.com from browsers [duplicate]

Today, my sister accidentally downloaded an adware/spyware into my PC. Now, every-time I open up any browsers, I will see mystartsearch.com homepage. I tried all the best I can based on my knowledge ...
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Open a new tab/window in an existing Firefox instance on Linux

I would like to open a URL from the command line and have this open as a new tab or window in an already running and responding instance of Firefox. I'm using Debian's Sid branch. If I do the ...
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Is there a way to search the text of my browsing history in Firefox?

I often find myself in the situation where I know I saw something in a web page recently, but don't remember where. I would therefore like to be able to do a full-text search of the contents of my ...
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Have Firefox prompt whether to open PDF in browser, or in external application, or for saving?

How can I get Firefox to give me a prompt, -- either natively, or through a plug-in, -- which will ask me: if I want to preview the PDF in the browser using pdfjs, or if I want to open the PDF in ...
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IIS Express fails binding to IP

I'm having trouble viewing my in-development websites on some remote devices like iPad, Nexus phone, etc. I'm using IIS Express. I've set up the bindings this way: <site name="WebApplication1" ...
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Element Hiding Helper stopped working today in Firefox

Ever since it came out, I've used Element Hiding Helper with AdBlock Plus in Firefox. I have not installed anything, updated anything, changed any settings, or done anything differently with my ...
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Determine which tab in Firefox is using CPU resources?

Is there anything in the current Firefox 3.x similar to shift-esc in Google Chrome? There is something that occasionally takes up enough CPU to make Firefox unresponsive - but with multiple windows, ...
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Firefox - How to preload newtab page

I set my new tab page to http://www.google.com and it takes a while before it fully load up. I want it be preloaded on the background or directly to my memory so that if I open a new tab it will ...
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Does Firefox use some default “chrome.css” from which I can learn how to change my own userChrome.css?

I want to change the way Firefox (or Iceweasel in my case) handles highlighting of tabs. This is how it is done as of now (the bottom tab is highlighted, the top is colored). I basically want to ...
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Why does the Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus recommends against binding a rule to every domain?

I'm running Firefox with Adblock Plus and Element Hiding Helper on a Windows 8 laptop. I use Element Hiding Helper to hide all sorts of annoyances and distractions, including the "You Might Also ...
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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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Inspecting dynamic web page using Firebug or Chrome Dev Tools when the contents keep changing

If I want to DOM Inspect some web app which changes its DOM structure too often Firebug and Chrome inspector reflecting those changes not allowing me to actually inspect them. If I focus on one ...
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Is there a way to view a site from a web browser's cache?

A website I saw on my local network recently appears to have gone down. I don't have control over the device that serves the site, so I can't simply bring it back up or troubleshoot it directly ...
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How do you stop Firefox from always opening an HTML document?

How do you stop Firefox from always opening an HTML document? I downloaded an HTML practice file and must have chosen Firefox to "always open the file". Now when I right-click on the file, the only ...
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Who pays for Firefox Hello? [closed]

Firefox recently introduced the new Firefox Hello feature, a VoIP service powered by Spanish telecom company Telefònica. History in a sentence: we know that worldwide availability of broadband and ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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Problems with Chrome and Opera

I have been having more and more problems with Google Chrome. I try to open my webmail (charter.net) and it always locks up when logging in. Just shows a plain white screen. I tried using Opera and ...
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Getting a URL from search results based on a query, and updating in a web page

Trying to find a way to do this process on a daily or even hourly basis: Go to Amazon and search for "item" Find a specific product in the search results (it will always have the same title) Capture ...
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What is being send to/received from “safebrowsing.google.com” when I open Firefox?

When I first open Firefox, I always get this notification from my firewall within about 30 seconds-ish. It does not matter if I'm yet browsing the web, I could just have a blank page up, or I could be ...
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Why does Firefox create inbound firewall rules?

We were poking around in the Windows 8.1 Advanced Firewall interface and we are noticing that there are two Inbound program rules created for C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Private ...
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Firefox - block authentication dialog

Is there any way to block authentication dialogs? I tried the AdBlockPlus addon. This does not seem to prevent Authorization required. I'm using selenium for browser automatisation. When there comes ...
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How to add custom scripts to Firefox context menu?

In Opera I was able to add an item to the context menu which was bound to a script on my filesystem. So, for example, when I right-clicked an image and clicked on this menu-item, the URL was passed to ...
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Firefox doesn't update?

![enter image description here][1]I am using firefox 35.0.1 and tried to update to 36.0 today morning, I opened the "About Firefox" dialogue box to update firefox, it shows ![Checking for Update][1] ...
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How to disable the default browser dialog with firefox -no-remote -P options

I have a profile called "some profile" I invoke it from the command line like this: firefox -no-remote -P "some profile" Each time I do so I get this annoying popup: Clicking on Don't ask me ...
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Firefox: what is the parameter to know if the cache will be cleared when closing the browser?

in the list of paramters after outputting about:config, what is the parameter to know if the cache will be cleared when closing the browser?
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Tool to measure the energy consumption of Laptop's display [closed]

I know that black color need less power than any other color.Is there any Software(preferred open source) to calculate it. Actually, this is my project on environment subject to create a addon type ...
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How to recover lost add-ons in Firefox?

When I upgraded to Firefox 7, all my add-ons (except for a few) were lost. Is there any way I can recover those add-ons (or at least find out what add-ons I had installed before the upgrade broke ...
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Why 'This Connection is Untrusted' for practically every site on Mozilla Firefox?

This started a couple of months ago and pops up for just about every site, including Google, Macy's, DSW, Outlook.com, etc. These are all regularly visited sites so there should be no problem. There ...
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BetterSurf Firefox extension appears to be malware

When I was browsing (a local copy of a site off my own hard drive), I was greeted by a pop-up that took up the entire bottom half of my screen that detected that I was on the site that had a menu of ...
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How to add resources to firefox cache database manually?

My ISP blocks websites from time to time. Recently I cannot access https powered sites. Firefox cannot load https://ajax.googleapis.com/.../jquery.min.js ... But I can still access ...
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Local storage Flash player

I've recently moved to Firefox from Chrome. On each site that uses Flash Player I cannot watch anything because 'local storage is locked'. I've tried to change settings from 100kb to unlimited, tried ...
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How to hide McAfee site advisor icon from firefox?

My work machine comes with McAfee siteadvisor installed and it places the most inconvenient icon in firefox This makes it very difficult to add new tabs or navigate to the tabs right under the ...
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How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks?

How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks? As I, currently, understand, Google Chrome puts bookmarks seperatly from Google Bookmarks, which is accessible in Firefox by ...
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Long unknown process when closing browsers?

Over a period of months, I've noticed heavy use of the hard drive when I shut down browsers. The worst of the worst is MSIE, which can take 10 minutes or so before it stops. Given the amount of time ...
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How to run a regex search on Google Chrome or Firefox?

How can I search for expressions like 'foo|bar' on webpages using browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox?