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Change website colors in Firefox

I'm using Firefox to read sites that contain a lot of black text on white background (much like this one). What is the simplest way to give Firefox the option to switch the font and background color ...
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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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What's the Firefox add-on to dim the whole page of a site?

I upgraded my PC and foolishly thought I knew all the add-ons that I used so wouldn't need to write them down! Basically I had an add-on that I thought was called something like 'lights out' or ...
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How can I make clicking on an iTunes (itms) link in Firefox open the link in iTunes?

When I click on an itpc link in Firefox, e.g. itpc://rss.conversationsnetwork.org/series/stackoverflow.xml it brings focus to iTunes but doesn't change what's displayed there. Does anyone know ...
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How can I merge multiple bookmark (html format) files?

I am looking for a way to merge a bunch of different bookmark files without importing duplicates (or creating empty folders ... im looking at you firefox+bookmarkdd!). I'm not looking to sync amongst ...
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Is there a way to open a bookmark in the sidebar in Firefox without clicking on the bookmark in the bookmarks toolbar?

I currently use Remember The Milk and have a bookmark for my task list set to open in the sidebar (as described here). I don't typically have my bookmarks toolbar displayed in Firefox (same with the ...
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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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Why Firefox on Linux looks different than Windows/Mac?

Beyond each platform toolkit of course. How come Firefox UI looks, mmhh well, not that good on Linux, it's pretty decent in Windows and it definitely rocks on OSX? Is it a single product recompiled ...
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Firefox PDF plugin to view PDF in browser on Windows

Is there any plugin or extension so I can view any PDF directly within Firefox 3.5 on Windows just like with Safari on a Mac? It's annoying to always download and open the file. So I'd like to be ...
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Why won't some apps start after a reboot?

I had Adobe and Norton nagging me to reboot, so I did a normal reboot. After it came back up, a bunch of apps won't start: The first one I noticed was Firefox. It would flash the disk light ...
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Where does Spotify Beta install?

I used both locate & whereis to locate post apt-get install proc specd by Facebook, but cant the locate the helper app for firefox to use.... natty narwhal 11.04
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Is it possible to run FF3.x and FF4RC side by side?

As far as I know, mozilla firefox creates a directory in home folder/local settings in case of windows. So when I try to run firefox 4 rc and firefox 3.x only one is launched, is it possible to have ...
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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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Can FireFox be Installed with a Fixed Set of Extensions that cannot be Changed by End-Users?

There is a way to bundle FireFox with a fixed list of extensions and that users won't be able to install/uninstall them after ? A big company with lots of IE6 search a way to do that, they'are afraid ...
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How do I install the Flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu offline?

I've got a libflashplayer.so that I've downloaded beforehand, but I have no idea what to do with it. How do I install the Flash plug-in for Firefox on Ubuntu offline?
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downloads stall at 99% or so

Often when I try to download a large file, it stalls at 99% or so and never completes. I think I read somewhere that this problem could have something to do wireless routers. What can I do about ...
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Get pictures in the source code of a web page

As we know, we can get the source code of a web page with Firefox. I'd want to get the pictures in the page via the source code. Is there a way for it? Or any addons of Firefox to achieve it? Thanks a ...
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WebMatrix/IIS Express only works with Opera!

When I try to test (or "Run"...) my WebMatrix website (PHP) (IIS Express), only Opera works. All other browsers refuse to connect to the server ("http://localhost:55555/", for example). Internet ...
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Why is YouTube buffering/loading behavior so horrible in Chrome?

I have been suffering from this for months, possibly even years, and I still don't have the slightest clue about the cause. Let's say I open a video on YouTube in Chrome, like Jamie Hyneman's ...
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How to disable permission to read 'System Fonts' and 'Browser Plugin Details' in Chrome and Firefox

Going to http://panopticlick.eff.org/ I can see that that Firefox and Chrome expose more about 'System Fonts' and 'Browser Plugin Details' than I prefer. How can the permission of a web page to ...
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Vimperator copy/pasting

I'm trying out Vimperator. I mainly wanted it for the hjkl scrolling, and I like its "hint" system for following links. These two features are really all I need; I think. I don't mind the other ...
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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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Changing Firefox Tab Cycle Order

When you use Ctrl-Tab in Firefox, you move through tabs in the order that they are listed in the tab bar at the top of the window. I would prefer that when I use Ctrl-Tab the next tab that I switch ...
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Is there a HTML5 Validator plugin for Firefox?

Is there a plugin for firefox to validate HTML 5? I've always used this but if my webpage has a <!DOCTYPE HTML> doctype it complains about it not having a doctype at all. I specifically would ...
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Full-screen mode in Firefox on Mac OS X?

Does anyone know of a solid solution for adding a full-screen mode to Firefox (3.5) on OS X? I've come across a few possibilities involving either Javascript bookmarklets or outdated add-ons, but ...
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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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Google Chrome as alternative to Firefox

I have been using Firefox for long time. Recently i had switched to chrome to find that its much faster than Firefox, but addons like greasemonkey, adblock plus, tweeterfox etc. keeps me wanting to ...
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Firefox: non-Vimperator way to do mouseless browsing?

Is it possible to do efficient browsing with Firefox using only the keyboard (like in Opera)? By efficient I mean something faster than using TAB - this takes far too long. The arrow keys should be ...
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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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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 customise what search engine it used?
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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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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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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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How to download the entire webpage with css/javascript?

For learning purposes, I like to download the html/css/javascript for sites. Using firefox now only seems to download the html page, images/css/js is not downloaded. Is there a plugin to do this in ...
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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 - 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 do I disable font smoothing/hinting/anti-aliasing on Firefox 4?

Full disclosure: I'm predominantly a Chrome user on Windows, but I finally let Firefox download and install the latest version, 4.0. Considering this version has been in development forever, I frankly ...
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How to get Firefox to use MS TrueType fonts for Helvetica, Times, etc?

I'm using (Windows) TrueType fonts on my Ubuntu workstation (details), and am mostly happy with how fonts look, both in desktop apps and on the web (using Firefox). However, on some web pages, like ...
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How to stop Flash Player from upmixing stereo to 5.1?

I'm using Flash Player 11.6.602.171 in Firefox 19.0.2 with Windows 7 and a 5.1 sound device. I just noticed that when playing stereo sound in Flash (e.g. Youtube, Soundcloud), Flash is upmixing ...
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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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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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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 / 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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Firefox addon to write annotations/notes for a web page?

is there any addon that lets you add annotations/notes for a particular part of a web page, and is able to save the annotated page as html files to your hard disk? ScrapBook lets you add sticky ...
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How to set Default Browser on Ubuntu from command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Fluxbox. Since I installed Chromium-browser, it has been set as the default system browser (don't know why, don't know when, maybe I clicked accept somewhere without ...
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How to set up Firefox to absolutely never to delete any history items?

Is there a way to set up Firefox in a way that it absolutely never removes any items from its history (automatically)? In the past maybe there were a 'keep all history items', then you could set it ...
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What is the Shortcut Key for the Firefox Orange Button?

What is the Shortcut Key for the orange button at the upper left portion of the Firefox 4 window? I tried ALT+F, but this only brings up the hidden "File" menu.
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How to save the currently opened tabs (URLs) of Firefox into a text file?

Is there a way to save the currently opened tabs (URLs) of Firefox into a text file?
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How to search for bookmark folders in Firefox

The search box in the bookmarks bar only searches the bookmarks themselves, yet I have arranged the bookmarks into folders and subfolders. Sometimes I can't see the folder that I know I have, so I ...
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How to get a warning from Firefox before you close when downloads are in progress?

I sometimes close Firefox while I have downloads in progress that do not support resuming. Then when I open Firefox again I have to go to the original download location and start from scratch. It ...