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How to investigate why my firefox is so slow?

My Firefox v3.5.2 has loads of extensions (48 total, 33 enabled), also considerable database of visited pages and in general rather old profile. Flash is disabled by NoScript, so this is not an issue. ...
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Multiple parameter keyword searches in firefox (or chrome)

I love using firefox's (and chrome's) custom keyword searches. One lookup I often do is a company directory using people's first and last names. I was wondering if I could substitute 2 parameters ...
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How to find and diagnose poorly-performing Firefox addins?

I use a lot of addins in my Firefox. One of them is causing periodic freezes when watching video. Super annoying. Aside from doing a binary search of disabling addins to narrow down the problem ...
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How can I disable the Backspace button's “Go Back” functionality in Firefox?

I am editing a lot of data in a web application using Firefox, and occasionally I hit the backspace key without focusing on a field, and FireFox goes back one page, erasing all the data I entered. ...
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Prevent URLs from specific domains from being saved in Firefox history

I want to prevent or block URLs of specific domains from being saved or shown in my history. I want to be able to go to these certain websites normally, just not have them saved and not have to use ...
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Analyzing performance and crashes of Firefox plugins

I'm looking for something a bit like Windows Task Manager or top from Linux, (or heck even like the Task Manager in Google Chrome) that can monitor how many resources (CPU and hard disk drive usage) ...
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How to easily copy hyperlinks in web pages

Two related questions that come up for me in Firefox and perhaps elsewhere in Windows 7 when coming across a link like this: How to Select Hyperlink Text in Google Chrome? While reading html/a web ...
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Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode?

Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode? On the PC, it would be F11 for Firefox or IE... but on the Mac, the F11 is for volume control (sound), and ...
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Saving Firefox tab state for reopening?

If I have six or seven tabs open in Firefox, and I need to close it down for performance or other reasons, is there a way to save that state of tabs so the next time I open Firefox it'll reopen those ...
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Search engine short-cut missing in Firefox 34

In the past version of Firefox you could define short-cuts for search engines. (by clicking on the black small arrow/triangle) and then "Manage Search Engines" - then you could define short-cuts) ...
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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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Listing all Firefox keywords at the same time?

This thread, Search keyword conflict in firefox, illustrates how it possible to see what keywords your bookmarks have in Firefox. However, when you select Bookmarks > Show all bookmarks and add the ...
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Two Google accounts in firefox for email/reader/openid

I usually checking my personal gmail account account at work, and I have another gmail account for work/professional purpose. Now I am starting to see more sites using OpenID. The problem I am facing ...
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Firefox addon for searching with different search engines

I want to be able to right click on the selected text and, instead of Search Google for [whatever is selected], I want to have a submenu that allows me to choose the search engine I want. The list of ...
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How to limit download traffic in Firefox

Is there a setting in Firefox to limit the download traffic speed? For example, I want to download some files using Firefox with max. 200 kbps whereas I want to use the remaining limit to download ...
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How can I override website themes to surf with a 'dark' theme

e.g. black background, grey text. surely there must be a firefox extension for this?
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When tab groups are loaded, Firefox becomes unresponsible for minutes (Unresponsive script)

I have several tab groups (~ 20) in Firefox. I can start the browser without any problems. However, as soon as I … click at the "Group tabs" icon in the toolbar, or right-click on a tab and hover ...
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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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Are flash cookies from different firefox profiles stored separately?

Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location? Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?
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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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Some websites prompt to download PHP script after some time, but only in Firefox

This happens only in Firefox - NOT in IE or in Safari (all 3 tested only on a Windows system). Always, viewing a page shows most of the content, and then the browser prompts to download some sidebar ...
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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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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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How can I disable searching and domain guessing from the Firefox Address Bar, while keeping other features?

I used to know how to configure this, but I can't seem to find it again. Here are some special features I would like to keep in the Address Bar, and some I would like to disable: To Keep: ...
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How to associate a softphone with a phone url

I'm trying to get click to call to work using Qutecom for a softphone and a Greesemonkey script to turn phone numbers into clickable urls. Whenever I click on the phone number link I get an error ...
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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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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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Where can I find really old versions of Firefox?

I am looking for an old version of Mozilla Firefox from before it was called Firefox. It used to be called Mozilla Phoenix before it was ever called Mozilla Firebird. I am looking for some of the ...
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Remove URLs by domain from Firefox history and awesome bar

At my job, we recently move a lot of back-end services (e.g. ticket tracking, reporting, admin) from one server to another. Unfortunately, the way that our servers are configured, we're not using ...
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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 ...