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How to open a new Firefox window with URL argument

I am trying to upgrade the existing answer How to open a new Firefox window with Terminal to accept a URL as an argument and open a NEW Firefox window. I can use open -a Firefox ...
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How can I install both Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4 beta?

I have Firefox 3.6 installed on my machine, after it I have installed Firefox 4 BETA 6. However when I try to open Firefox 4 it opens Firefox 3.6? What could be possibly wrong? How should I start ...
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Running Multiple Instances of Firefox

I am running SysInternal's Desktops 1.02 and FireFox 3.6.2. I have noticed that while I can have Internet Explorer 8 open in multiple virtual desktops, you can not do the same with Firefox. If you try ...
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Visit URL in running Firefox instance from command line in OS X

I have Firefox 3.6 installed on my OS X (10.6) box. I would like to open an URL in the running Firefox instance (in a new tab or window, no matter) from the command line. I tried several ways, neither ...
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Change Firefox address bar behavior

In Firefox, when you type java.util.Scanner into the address bar, Firefox will attempt to connect to http://java.util.Scanner, which is not what I intended. I have tried disabling ...
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How can I stop YouTube videos from auto-playing? [duplicate]

I was using "Stop YouTube Autoplay" add-on to stop autoplaying the videos thus saving bandwidth. But since 1.0.3, this Firefox plugin doesn't work anymore. Is there any other FF plugin that does ...
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How to permanently zoom in Firefox without using addons?

How can you permanently zoom in Firefox without using an add-on? Does Firefox have a zoom option similar to Internet Explorer, Chrome & Opera's zoom to x% option?
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Run multiple versions of firefox at same time

Is there a easy way to run multiple versions of firefox (3.5 and 3.6) at same time? (I installed 3.6 in normal way and for 3.5 I'm using portableapp.com version.)
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Launching Firefox into “chromeless” mode from command prompt

Does anyone know if there is a way to launch Firefox (3.*) into "chromeless" mode from command prompt? The end result I am striving for should look like one of those "chromeless" windows that can be ...
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Saving blog items as pdf's

I know of FireShot, a firefox extension, for saving up whole pages of images. And I love it. Great idea, and a very good implementation. But unfortunatelly, often on this kind of sites, you have ...
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Google search results page on my Firefox looks different

The Google's Search results page on my FF looks different than the usual page I see on other days. Attached below is the screenshot: I checked on several other computers and the Google search results ...
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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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Let Firefox automatically accept “authentication required” dialogue

When accessing sites at my work I get various "authentication required" dialogues, i.e. from the intranet proxy server. Firefox does remember the username/password but I have to click the dialogue all ...
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How to trigger a check for updates in Firefox programatically or from a command line?

Is there a command line switch for firefox.exe or an "about:" URL that will either force an update check or at least display the Help/About dialog, which checks for updates and tells if you're running ...
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Firefox: don't allow websites to override the / (slash) key

Some websites override the behavior of the '/' key in Firefox. Normally this opens the incremental search toolbar at the bottom of the page. But on some websites it places the cursor in a search box ...
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Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in

This is so weird and random that I have a problem explaining it fully. Since yesterday, those behaviors started: Some pages in Chrome are be always redirected to: ...
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Can I change the behavior of my firefox shortcut on the Windows 7 taskbar?

I have to admit that I've developed a nasty habit. When I want a new browser window, I shift+click the Firefox icon to make a new window of Firefox. Lately, though, I've been really wanting to get ...
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Adobe Reader plugin for Firefox steals touchpad scrolling input

When a PDF file is open in Firefox 4 in the Adobe Reader plugin, I am unable to scroll using the touchpad multi-touch gestures in other pages in the browser. Instead, the scrolling input is stolen by ...
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How to make ctrl-k display plain Google homepage in Firefox?

Pressing ctrl-k used to take me to the plain vanilla version of Google's homepage. Apparently, this has changed, as of Firefox 31. Pressing ctrl-k now gets me to some sort of Firefox-branded wrapper ...
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Downloading files with drag and drop

In Firefox, if you drag and drop a URL (pointing to MyDocument.PDF, for example) into Total Commander (or Windows Explorer), Firefox will create a link (MyDocument.URL pointing to MyDocument.PDF) ...
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Firefox right-click opens lengthy non-responsive context menu

When I tried to save a picture I noticed when I right-click in Firefox it opens up a long menu, that wasn't like this before. Here is what it looks like now: No matter what I click on, nothing ...
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Firefox: Add a custom Google search including pre-defined keywords

I'd like to figure out a way to have customized Google searches to choose from in the Firefox search bar in the top right corner. By customized I just mean the possibility to add specific pre-defined ...
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Firefox does not render HTML if Content-Type HTTP Header is missing

I work with Water Treatment Controllers which have embedded web servers. Some controller's that I try to connect to using Firefox do not render the HTML that is returned from the web server. Instead, ...
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Firefox 4 keeps restoring my last session's tabs

Under Options -> General -> Startup, I have the action set to "Show my homepage". However, every time I open up Firefox 4 it opens up my last session's tabs. I tried restarting, changing from "Show ...
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Make a middle clicked link open in a new tab to the immediate right of the tab which contained the link

In Firefox, a middle clicked link opens a new tab right at the end of the tab list, which is usually at the far right of the window. When you have a lot of tabs, this can mean the new tab is 10 or 15 ...
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Shortcut key for bookmark toolbar in Firefox

I'd like to have a shortcut key that shows/hides the bookmark toolbar (not the sidebar). (Yes, I've got the idea from Chrome). I've been searching for a solution to this particular itch, but found ...
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In Firefox, how can I implement a deletion policy for cookies based on their domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I tell Firefox to only keep persistent cookies from sites I want? I can deny cookies and allow some domains. I can delete cookies when they expire, or when I ...
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How to allow middle-clicks to close last tab on Firefox 3.5?

A middle-click on a tab will close a tab on Firefox except for the last tab. I know that there is some setting somewhere that allows this because I have one PC set up long ago which does this, and one ...
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Fireshot for Firefox on Ubuntu (Linux)

I used Firefox for windows with the great Firefox extension called Fireshot, I then switched from Windows to Ubuntu and somehow Fireshot isn't available for Firefox for Linux. Are there any ...
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How to change the default browser in Yahoo! Messenger

I've noticed that after I reinstalled Yahoo! Messenger 2 weeks ago, clicking on a link in a chat window opens in IE, while before it was defaulting to Firefox. How can I change the default browser ...
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how to get firefox to load faster - Windows Vista

How do I make Firefox 3.5 open faster? I love FF but use IE8 when I want to get on fast because it opens faster...I'm running Windows Vista, Home Premium.
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Set default folder for saving bookmarks in Firefox

I have Firefox 29.0.1 and would like to change the default folder a bookmark is saved in when pressing Ctrl + D. Currently when pressing Ctrl + D the folder is always ""Bookmarks Menu" but I want it ...
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How to clear Firefox search box terms after submission? [duplicate]

There didn't seem to be anything relevant in about:config.
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Firefox: Any way to specify white or black lists for the history tracker?

I use Firefox very intensively, and from time to time I clear the browser history. But unfortunately the history is being filled very fast and it always keeps the history I'm not interested in: Some ...
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Firefox status bar is missing

This is quite annoying. I was not even in the edit toolbar menu, just normal browsing. I clicked on the status bar and now it is completely missing, restarted FF and still missing. Firefox version: ...
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Upon opening new tabs through links in Firefox, does the selected tab automatically switch to the new tab or does it stay on the same tab?

That is, say I am on www.google.com I select a link to say yahoo.com be opened in a new tab. Does the selected tab automatically shifts to yahoo.com or does it remain on google.com? This is in ...
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How to save pictures from Firefox without re-downloading

A big jpeg picture file is opened in Firefox. If I do "Save As" for it it downloads the picture again to save it. How can I save the currently opened picture without re-downloading it in Firefox?
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Firefox extension to save tabs? [closed]

I'm looking for some Firefox (4 or 5) extension to save a group of tabs (better if can be done directly in Panorama view). What I mean by "Save tabs" is not to restore them when Firefox starts. I ...
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Firefox on Ubuntu can't connect to local virtualhost when network is unplugged

I'm using Firefox (3.6.17) on my Ubuntu Lucid (rel. 10.04) and noticed that if the network cable is plugged everything is fine and I'm able to browse my local virtualhost configured in Apache2. But ...
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Switching between search engines in Firefox search box quickly?

Firefox has this search box next to URL box, and to just use default search engine, it's just Cmd-K query Enter. If I want to query something else just this once - let's say flickr, it's far too much ...
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Firefox 3.6 Kiosk mode

I've developed a FF 3.6+ only web app that needs to run in kiosk mode. I has assumed that since nearly every other browser has a built in kiosk switch FF would have this too. I haven't been able to ...
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All requests seem to be going “through” something

Sorry for the title, its hard to put the problem into proper words. Basically, in Firefox or Chrome, I try to navigate to stackoverflow.com. The request fails and the URL I see in the navigation bar ...
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What is the difference between Firefox search engine keywords and bookmark keywords?

I know the obvious answer is: One is for search engines and the other is for all kinds of bookmarks. But I'm referring to the "Add a keyword for this search" functionality when right-clicking input ...
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How can I print a large web page to a single-page pdf with custom dimensions?

I am trying to convert this page to a single-page, 19 x 13 pdf file. I am running Firefox under Ubuntu and trying to use the Print To File option, but it is splitting the web page into multiple ...
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How can I disable mouse wheel scrolling of Firefox tabs?

I'm on a laptop, and my touchpad is multitouch. I'm using Firefox 22.0 By tapping with 2 fingers it can simulate a mouse middle-click. By scrolling with 2 fingers it will simulate a wheel mouse. ...
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How can I always force a reload for some url?

Is it possible, and if so how do I achieve it, that Firefox automatically force-reloads (no cache) some urls/domains? For example, say I never want to load google.com from cache. Can I set it so that ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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Black screen when attempting to watch videos on cbs.com

As of about three weeks ago, I haven't been able to watch streaming videos from cbs.com. I don't remember making any changes to my system configuration around that time. When I try to load any ...
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How do I backup my bookmarklets?

Any ideas how to backup bookmarklets so I can install them on a new machine? I'm thinking specifically of Chrome -- but I'd like to know how to do the same with Firefox too.
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Automatically refreshing a browser when a particular file in a directory changes?

Are there any add-ons that will cause a browser to automatically refresh a page when a particular file changes on disk?