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How can I unload a tab manually?

Firefox has a setting "Don't load tabs until selected" (see How do I make Firefox 13 Load All My Tabs on Startup or when Resuming Reload). I like that behaviour. I am searching for a way to ...
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How to track url redirects in browser?

I have typed http://example.com/load/ in my browser window and pressed "ENTER" key. Now on press of enter this website redirects me to http://example.com/load/1/ and then http://example.com/load/2/ ...
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Firefox - always show the tabs in fullscreen mode

Full screen can be more fun if I can always see my tabs (by default you can see when you hover your mouse around that area) and my taskbar. I know how to make taskbar always appear. Any idea how to ...
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How to enable the new 3D page inspector view in Firefox 11

With firefox 11 there is a new feature called 3D page inspector which I would like to test because I think is really useful. However, I can't really find where this should be enable or how to do it! ...
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Google Chrome plugin/bookmarklet: “open in Firefox”?

Is there a plugin or a bookmarklet for Chrome which opens the current page in Firefox? Update: Thanks Phoshi for the suggestion. Here is my AutoHotKey script (not messing with the clipboard...): ...
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How to bypass the “secure connection failed” warning in Firefox 33

Since installing Firefox 33 a "Secure Connection Failed" error is no longer bypassable using the "I Understand the Risks" button - it's gone! Is it still somehow possible to ignore certificate ...
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Website is securely not secure

I am accessing Pandora via SSL and notice a few icons by the URL. First is the exclamation point in a triangle, indicating the page is not fully secure: Next to it is a shield? This one says ...
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How to add a custom search engine to Firefox?

Is there a way I can add a custom search URL to the Firefox search bar? e.g. I'd like to provide a URL such as http://blahblah.com?search=%s, where Firefox replaces the %s with the content of the ...
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How to re-open closed tab?

I just upgraded to Firefox 4 and can't seem to find a feature I used quite often: If I accidentally close a tab, I could right-click and select an option to reopen the closed tab. Where is this ...
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Switching back to last tab on Firefox

Is it possible to switch back to the last tab used (tab toggling)? I often like this behaviour on the Mac OSX when switching between apps with the CMD + Tab shortcut key.
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How do I reset the zoom level in Firefox?

How do I reset the zoom level in Firefox back to the default?
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How to do DNS through a proxy in Firefox?

I am using Firefox 3.5.7 with FoxyProxy. I have an ssh tunnel forwarding 8080 through to an HTTP proxy server on the other end. With FoxyProxy, I send work traffic direct but everything else goes ...
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Blocking facebook's Like button in firefox [closed]

Many sites today use widgets from facebook such as the Like button, list of friends who are fans of that site and so on. While it may be a nice feature, I perceive it to be a serious privacy ...
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How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?

The bad thing about Flash video was that it required a third-party plugin to play the content. The good thing was I could select which content to play; using the click-to-play feature in Firefox and ...
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How can I get Firefox/Chrome to reach IPv6 websites?

I have been experimenting with IPv6 using a Windows7 client with the default Teredo IPv6 tunnel enabled. I can reach IPv6 hosts (ipv6.google.com & www.v6.facebook.com) successfully using PING ...
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Firefox cannot render icons from Font Awesome webfont set

In Firefox (Windows 7), icons and glyphs that are called from the Font Awesome package do not render properly. An example of this can be seen on the Khan Academy website. Below the video the icons are ...
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Make Firefox use the favicon as window icon under Linux

Is there a Firefox feature, setting, or add-on that arranges it so that the favicon of the currently open web page becomes the icon of the browser window in Linux/X11? In particular, it ought to show ...
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Change the default search engine for Firefox's address bar

I love the ability to just type something into Firefox's address bar and do a Google search. But I was wondering if there was some way to customize what search engine Firefox used?
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Do Bookmarks slow-down firefox start-up?

I have observed many people suggesting to delete unused bookmarks, as tips to overcome slow start-up of firefox, is there any technical reason behind it?
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“Task Manager” addon for Firefox?

Are there any addons for Firefox that can replicate the performance monitoring of Task Manager in Windows - seeing memory and CPU used - but for all the tabs in the current Firefox session? I want to ...
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Pentadactyl with DuckDuckGo as default search engine

I'd like to set DuckDuckGo as Pentadactyl's default search engine. I added DuckDuckGo's query URL to about:config's keyword.URL variable. I also installed DuckDuckGo's engine via "Add to Firefox" ...
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Firefox: Using multiple instances with different profiles?

Let's say, Firefox's instance is running with profile 1. Is it now possible, to start a new Firefox instance with profile 2? Normally, when Firefox is already running, no new instance is created. ...
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Can I keep Google from stealing my cursor in Firefox?

I have iGoogle as my home page. Every time that I start up Firefox with the intent to go to a specific page, I end up typing half the URL in the Google search box when iGoogle steals focus away from ...
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Make browser give a custom made note when re-visiting websites

Lately I've been browsing through hundreds of ads on a website similar to craigslist. Due to the similarities of the ads, I have to read through almost the entire ad to decide if it's interesting or ...
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How to prevent Flash components from blocking Firefox's keyboard shortcuts?

Whenever a flash code takes control in Firefox, Firefox's keyboard shortcuts stop functioning. Is there a way to fix this?
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Is there a Chrome version of Firefox Tilt?

Tilt is a cool new developer-oriented FF extension that lets you visualize a page in 3D. Is there something similar for Chrome?
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How do I use Firefox' “sessionstore” files to restore my crashed session?

My Windows XP system crashed. Usually about:sessionrestore shows me my previous session. But this time, after I rebooted, the page appeared blank. I was able to find my sessionsstore files in my ...
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Firefox extension to organise tab groups

In Firefox, I often have 80 or more tabs open in 25 or more tab groups. My tabs are nicely organised in the tab bar, but my tab groups are all over the place. I try to keep the organised, the same ...
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How can I only display top comments for Google+?

Is there an extension (for Chrome or Firefox) that allows viewing of comments only with only a certain number of votes for a post on Google+? I am considering writing one myself, but if it already ...
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Why does Firefox developer edition use chrome:// urls to load scripts? [duplicate]

I just downloaded a copy of the new Firefox Developer Edition browser and started to fiddle around with the dev tools. I noticed that some of the links and scripts were loaded over chrome:// urls, ...
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Why does my browser connect to unknown third party sites when I visit different webpages?

When I visit a site, It connects as it should, however I notice it also connects to unknown third party sites automatically. In the Mozilla Firefox Browser, an add-on called Lightbeam shows the third ...
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How can I add a Firefox bookmark as toolbar button?

I have a bookmark that I use to 'zap colours' from websites: ...
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Can I get an alternative browser (Firefox/Chrome) on Win8 RT?

Where can I find Firefox or Chrome for Win8 RT? I checked both google.com/chrome and firefox.com, but they seem to only have x86 version of the browser, but not ARM.
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What is Pando Web Plugin?

Does anyone know what the the Firefox Plugin Pando Web Plugin 1.0.0.1 is?
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Firefox addon to imitate Google Chrome's built-in notification system

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 4 and I would like to be able to receive notifications similar to Google Chrome's built-in notification system, like so: Is there an addon like this or similar?
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Firefox / Google Chrome plugin to enable multi-session browsing

The traditional way to browse a site with multiple sessions is by using multiple browsers at the same time. Are there any Google Chrome / Firefox plugins that can do the same using a single browser?
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How to order windows of the same program on taskbar

I'm using Windows 8 and appreciate the ability to reorder my programs at will in the taskbar. However, for different windows of the same program - I have three Firefox windows, for instance - I can't ...
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How can I disable SSL (https) google search in FireFox?

I know that Firefox 14 has enabled Secure Sockets Layer (SSL or https) search for its Google search plug-in. How can I disable it? Thanks,
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Can Firefox tell what it uses CPU for?

Each time I open a new page in Firefox, 1 CPU core is maxed out for 30 sec. Can Firefox give some kind of information about what it uses the CPU for?
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How safe is the password manager in browsers?

For example, Opera has a "wand" feature that remembers user names and password you typed across various sites. Let's say you get a trojan, which steals data from your PC. Can the trojan decrypt ...
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How to block annoying facebook and other social network widgets

We have facebook buttons, twitter buttons, linkedin buttons, google+ buttons, stumbleupon buttons, younameit buttons. These social network buttons and widgets are creeping up the internets like the ...
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Firefox asks for proxy details, but only when accessing facebook

At work, all requests are forwarded to a central load-balancing, caching Squid proxy server. If I try to access Facebook from within Firefox, I get the standard proxy authentication dialog: The proxy ...
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Get Firefox to ignore HTML 5 autocomplete tag setting?

With HTML 5 there is a new attribute called autocomplete. If it's set to autocomplete=off, then the browser does not store the password. How can I override this setting, short of modifying the ...
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Firefox needs 1 GB of RAM

I work as a web developer and for that I'm using Firefox with Firebug. Recently, I have noticed that after two hours of work, the firefox.exe process needed more than 1 GB of my working memory! ...
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How to download the entire webpage with css/javascript?

For learning purposes, I'd like to download the html/css/javascript of sites. Using Firefox now only seems to download the html page, images/css/js are not downloaded. Is there a plugin to do this ...
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How can I make Firefox word-wrap text/plain files?

When I view this IRC log in Firefox, long lines do not wrap. But I wish they would! Anyone know how to make Firefox word-wrap text/plain files? this file is served as gzipped plain text; try HEAD ...
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How to restore Status bar in Firefox 4?

In FF4b7, I think, the status bar went away, and so now when you hover over a link, it tries to squeeze this into the right half of the URL bar. I'm always looking at something like this: ...
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Is there a way to escape keyboard focus from adobe flash?

I've been trying to use the mouse less when web browsing. However, if a flash program gets the focus, it will capture the all the keyboard strokes, making it impossible to do anything without moving ...
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How can I make a tab in Firefox falsely believe that it still has the focus?

In Firefox I would like to pass to another tab while an ad is playing in the current tab, but the pesky thing will pause when its tab loses the focus. I would like to trick the ad to believe that it ...
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Scroll down half the screen size in Firefox

Is it possible to have the spacebar not scroll down the entire page in Firefox? Scrolling one line at a time (with the down arrow) is very slow, but scrolling the entire screen (with spacebar) sets me ...