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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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How do I prevent pages I visit from overriding selected Firefox shortcut keys?

In Firefox, how can I prevent pages from overriding Firefox built-in keyboard shortcuts through Javascript on a per-key basis? Preferably on a per-site basis, too? The most frustrating override is the ...
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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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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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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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How to make Firefox to spellcheck in multiple languages simultaneously?

I want to Firefox to assume that text may be in a mixture of languages and words should be looked up in multiple dictionaries. (For example, everything in en-GB, en-US, ru, be and be-classic should be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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How to override the CSS of a site in Firefox with userContent.css?

In Mozilla Firefox, I want to create userContent.css which overrides the CSS of a site, say this one. Where should I create the file? Could you please describe it based on Windows 7?
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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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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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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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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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Blocking only flash and animated gifs

What options are there for blocking flash and animated gif ads while keeping static image and text only ads? I'm interested in solutions for Firefox on Windows/Linux and Safari on OSX
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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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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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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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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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Next Firefox version: how to *easily* check extension/add-on compatibility?

Question: I currently use Firefox 3.6. Before I install the next version of Firefox (Firefox 4 at this time), is there an easy way to check which of all my installed extensions/add-ons are ...
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Displaying Unicode on Chrome vs Firefox

Unicode Rendering: Firefox vs Chrome OS: Windows XP SP3 My question is about the rendering of this post on Firefox vs Chrome. I can see a lot of boxes on Chrome, not so much on Firefox. Firefox: ...
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Where does Firefox store the opened windows/tabs/urls for Session Restore after a crash?

In which location and file does Firefox save the last windows I had opened (when Firefox crashed)? I have a complete "hot dump" copy of a file system and need to restore the state Firefox was when ...
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How to stop downloading of a streaming video

This is a problem I have in my mind for a long time and now I want to ask Super Users. I often watch streaming videos on various video sharing sites and Facebook. I click on the "Play" button on the ...
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What is the 2007 Microsoft Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator?

After installing Office 2007, the following plugin shows up in Firefox: 2007 Microsoft Office system   12.0.4518.1014 Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator What exactly does it do?
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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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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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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 ...
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Disable/enable the proxy on a tab by tab basis in Firefox

Is it possible to disable/enable the proxy connection on a tab-by-tab basis in Firefox? I can access the internet with the proxy enabled, and I can access our internal servers with the proxy ...
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Firefox, two Linux machines, one X-server

I have a Linux machine I regularly log on to via ssh (putty) from Windows. I'm running VcXsrv X-server on my Windows desktop. I mainly use this to run a debugger (ddd) and firefox to access our ...
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Log in with two accounts (e.g., in Gmail) in a single Firefox window

I have two Gmail accounts. I'd like to log in to both of them at the same time in a single Firefox window. How would I go about it? I know one suggestion is IETab, but that fix has too much of a ...
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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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Firefox Addons to go with Vimperator

Being a ViM fanatic, I recently discovered and began using the Vimperator addon for Mozilla Firefox. I've really enjoyed using it so far, and there is even a list in the Vimperator wiki for some ...
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How do I associate magnet links with Ktorrent in Firefox?

I'm on Kubuntu, Firefox 3.5.
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Can I make Firefox's address bar behave like Chrome?

In chrome I can type a single word, such as 'cats', and it will google search it. In firefox, it tries to go to cats.com or something. This functionality annoys the hell out of me, especially as I ...