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Populate Name field of bookmarks automatically

I have been stung by a bug in Firefox that hasn't been fixed in nearly 6 years, though I wasn't aware of it until now. The bug report is here: "Name field of bookmarks saved via "Bookmark All Tabs" ...
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Why does firefox open to Bing ads on awakining from sleep mode?

Why does firefox open to Bing ads on awakining from sleep mode? and that is with firefox closed not open, also it does not do this every time.
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Google chrome / firefox change modal/javascript based popups into internal tab messages

I'm looking for an extension (or an option) for both google chrome, firefox that has ability to convert authentication modal dialog boxes (for example SharePoint) where it blocks the whole browser ...
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How to add a cache file to browsers like Chrome/Firefox/etc.?

For example, there is a website hosting a Shockwave Flash app which is restricted to be used on that specific site. However, the network of the site is poor so that loading the entire .swf from the ...
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What are these characters Ö and Þ supposed to be and how do I configure firefox to load them properly?

tl;dr: My internet browser is not configured properly so characters are not loading properly. I am using the default Firefox 24.0 in Linux Mint 16, and have not installed any typesetting software. I ...
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Computer must be restarted to complete a previous upgrade of Firefox, but updates are disabled in preferences

I have been trying to pin Firefox to an older version (17.0.11 ESR) on both a Windows XP and Windows 7 host. I have to do this to test a few things. I need to have Firefox stopped from updating ...
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How to edit Firefox URL autocomplete weights

I'm used to using the URL autocompletion in Firefox to access my favorite websites. It's quicker and more convenient than mucking around with the mouse to access bookmark lists -- just Ctrl-L, a few ...
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Why is Aurora Firefox continually throwing sync errors?

Firefox keeps giving me this error: Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action. I am able to log in, but some minutes later... bam! ...
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Firefox will not exit properly

I'm running Firefox 27.0.1 on debian 7.2 and if I close firefox, wait, then start it up again it complains that it's already running somewhere. I have to first killall firefox before running it again ...
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How can I get Google Hangouts chat to work via Tor browser?

My friend's company is blocking Gmail access. I directed her to the Tor browser bundle. She was able to login to her Gmail account successfully (via https://www.gmail.com/ URL). However, the Google ...
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How do I use multiple copy & paste of non-contiguous text?

I often need to select multiple lines of text and save them as a note in Firefox using some of the note taking add ons, such as Scrapbook, Evernote or Memonic. The problem is that it doesn't work with ...
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Internet Explorer is messing Firefox & Chrome

I there: I am developing a system in PHP (language) using Apache as a web server (WAMPServer 5.4). My site (located in http:\127.0.0.1) works fine in Firefox (my main browser). I tested in ...
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Import Firefox passwords into KeePassX or KeePass2

I have an XML export of my Firefox Passwords in the form (I replaced real passwords with *): <xml> <entries ext="Password Exporter" extxmlversion="1.1" type="saved" encrypt="false"> ...
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Locating and modifying Services in OS X

So, I'd like to be able to add a website viewed in Firefox to the Reading List feature in iOS so I can check stuff on my iPhone. I was inspired by ...
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What's the file format to move an html bookmark file into Firefox 26

Running Firefox 26.0 under XP, I exported my bookmarks to an Html file, to clean up and then import them to my new computer running Windows 7 64-bit professional. The file is down to about 2500 url ...
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Redirection to wireless login pages - avoiding losing your current sites

It is common for public wifi access points to include login pages, even at times, when they're free (i.e. starbucks, many airports, hotels, etc). I'm often in a situation where I'll open up ...
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Display already visited highlight on pic.twitter on popular browsers

I'm a heavy twitter user and I follow a lot of people and companies. As you can imagine when searching to discover new things a lot of people share images! The problem is that the pictures are ...
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Is there a way to force caching of javascript / css with GET parameters?

There are some pages on the internet that I want to load as fast as possible, but caching of their dozens of javascript/css files is being thwarted by the presence of GET parameters on the resource ...
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How to clear all history and disable all plugins and extensions in FireFox 26.0

I'm trying to fix a problem viewing Yahoo and when I went to disable all plugins and clear everything stored I noticed a few surprising things 1) All pages still appear the same even with add-ons ...
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gmail inline images don't show in firefox?

I can drag and drop or copy-paste images into the gmail compose-window in firefox 25.0.1 (win7) and they seem to be sent correctly. But the inline images won't show when looking at the mail in "sent ...
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Is there a work-around for Firefox not properly handling file actions without a mime type?

When a web application delivers a file to the browser without a mime-type (such as providing a WAV file as binary/octet-stream rather than audio/wav), Firefox will always display the dialog asking you ...
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Reload Browser Page (And Resources) Entirely From Cache

I'm currently working remote on a specific web project. Their VPN connection is quite unreliable, so it can be difficult to refresh a page because the database lies on one of their local machines. At ...
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Mac OS X can only view online PDF in Safari

I use Chrome and Firefox to view PDFs online almost every single day. However, from yesterday I noticed that PDFs cannot be opened in both of them. The only browser can open a PDF document online is ...
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Firefox - Focus menu on alt+tab

I'm having a strange issue with firefox 25.0.1 on my desktop computer. Whenever I alt+tab to firefox, it automatically displays top menu bar and highlights "file". As a result of this, the focus from ...
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Firefox lowers its position in the window stack after loading page

I'm running Windows 7. It's been some time now, and I'm not sure why this is happening, but once I load a page in Firefox and the page finishes loading, if I've got another Firefox window in the ...
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Lastpass and key bindings

I'm using lastpass in Firefox (on Ubuntu 13.04 with the latest stable rev of Cinnamon). Each time that I begin to fill in a text field and attempt to press the down arrow to select a list Firefox ...
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How to minimize active tab on click and change back to the last used tab in Chrome

I like to use Opera, and it provides the feature of clicking on the active tab minimizes itself and changes back to the last used tab. Very handy feature. When I had to use Firefox, I eventually find ...
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Firefox Address Bar Search Returns Web Server Running?

When I type "trends" in Firefox 25.0 address bar, it returns what looks like a web server running on my PC, although I am not running a web server. I don't have the score to post the screen shot, but ...
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How to remove that extra text from URL titles in Firefox browser?

I am using Firefox with Vimperator. On Mac I use Shiori to bookmark. I also use Pinboard's default add-on (on both Mac and Windows, but mainly on Windows as there's no Shiori). When I used to ...
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I need help calibrating color across multiple programs

I have recently gotten a new computer, and I am having trouble calibrating the color. Up until this point, the color in the web browser is accurate, and continues to be for most images, but I am ...
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Can I highlight a word with a right click in Firefox?

I mean, I click on a word, it highlights, and the context menu shows up as well.
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Multiple profiles using the same history/bookmarks etc.?

Sometimes I need to use Firefox with a lot of different settings (like turn off several addons and change some settings to get a lower bandwidth usage). I have the idea of having multiple profiles ...
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Incomplete downloads reported as complete - Firefox - regular occurance

I am having a problem with Firefox where downloads are incomplete, but they are reported as complete. This happens with multiple file types (exe's, zips, videos). There is no circular arrow icon ...
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how to prevent third party program installs from changing browser settings without permission

I'm sure everyone knows how it is. You install a third party program and it wants to install 101 'useful' toolbars and change your search and homepage; some even install add-ons that spam you with ...
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Redirect URL Warning (like Firefox) equivalent for IE, Firefox, & Maxthon

Firefox has an option (Option | Advanced | General): Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload a page. This isn't precisely the behavior I want (lots of pop-ups and slows things down) but it ...
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Can I make Firefox save video snapshots as PNG instead of JPEG?

I noticed that when I right-click a video (that is, an HTML5 <video> tag), the context menu has an option to take a snapshot of the current frame. However it's only giving me the option of ...
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Determine command name in vimperator

I would like to customise vimperator using the .vimperatorrc file. For now I am doing things like :cmap <C-g> <Esc> so that C-g cancels inputing a command, just as does. However, I ...
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userContent.css - GMail Compose Same Color as “about:blank”

I have some code in my Firefox userContent.css that sets the background color for the about:blank page. However, the about:blank color also seems to apply to the text area background for creating ...
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Linux/KDE and “greedy” hotkeys

I've recently switched to Linux again, and this time I've decided to install KDE. I've set the layout cycling hotkey to Ctrl+Shift, but the problem is that it clashes with every other hotkey that ...
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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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Tunnel HTTPS traffic through a proxy on Mac OS X

I am trying to route all my browser traffic through an HTTP proxy for debugging reasons. I have tried mitmproxy and burp, with Firefox, Safari and Chrome on Mac OS X. The problem I'm having is that ...
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Why do I need disable DNS prefetching / network prediction in Firefox, Chrome for them to be usable?

I've installed the latest Firefox and Chrome on my Windows 7 64 PC (using a wifi connection to my ADSL2+ router) recently. In both cases loading various commonly visited sites such as wikipedia, ...
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Upgrade/install/remove Firefox 22 went really wrong

I just tried to upgrade my Firefox 19 to 22, but after this something went wrong. The last time I tried to upgrade, the same problem appeared and I cannot solve it. So, I downgraded to Firefox 19 and ...
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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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Firefox acrobat plugin inconsistant

The firefox acrobat pdf plugin is displaying the PDF files in an inconsistent way. Sometimes it's like the left, where there's only a few buttons floating at the bottom, and sometimes it's like ...
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Adobe PDF Reader blocks my keys in Firefox

When previewing a PDF in Firefox and clicking into the content of the PDF, I am not able to use keyboard combinations like Ctrl+T to open a new tab any more. Is there any keyboard action to take ...
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How to FIX the Aurora (Firefox) v23 OS DPI for Scaling Page Zoom when OS is120 DPI?

The issue is Aurora v23 (Firefox Browser) now uses OS DPI for scaling pages (websites) which expects the default 96 DPI (Legacy XP) setting, but when the OS DPI is set higher like 120 DPI, ...
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Mac OS-level Version of Chrome's Redirector Extension

There is a really handy extension for chrome called Redirector which allows you to specify regular expressions which match against URLs seen by the browser and automatically hijack/redirect your ...
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Lost passwords after running PC cleaner in firefox V21.0

I have been really stupid and let this cleaner run. The profiles in appdata roaming are missing passwords etc. But is it possible to get them back from the appdata local profile folders?
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Stop Firefox maximizing itself after clicking new link followed by minimizing instantly

Whenever I open a new link in Firefox 20.0.1 followed by minimizing it instantly, Firefox maximizes itself as soon as the new page starts loading....its quite annoying when you are multi-tasking with ...