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How can I tell which tab or plugin is crashing Firefox?

Every so often while I'm developing, Firefox will max out on CPU usage and I have no option but to quit it (sometimes I have to force quit). Is there a plugin/extension that is like the Chrome ...
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Is it possible to find the CPU hogging tab in Firefox?

First of all, I did my homework and found those similar questions, but they seem to cover particular firefox addons. My scenario is different: I don't run a ton of addons, but still periodically CPU ...
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Web browser memory usage

How come web browsers are so heavy in memory? I have Firefox opened with two tabs, and it takes over 800 MB of RAM, Chrome with four tabs takes over 1.2 GB! I mean, what's up with consuming ...
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Force Firefox to remember passwords for the sites that don't let users save them

With Firefox 3.6.10 on Windows XP (I haven't tried other combinations), it seems like some websites prevent visitors from saving their password. That happens a lot with bank websites (for obvious ...
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How to setup keyboard shortcuts to bookmarklets in firefox?

i'm using the wonderful bookmarklet Readability by Arc90, and it's been useful to the point where i almost always load it on pages i intend to read. I'm using firefox 3.5 and/or 3.6 (depends if i'm ...
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How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox?

How do you hide installed plugins in Firefox? This website shows that too much about you can be seen: http://centralops.net/asp/co/BrowserMirror.vbs.asp Most plugins don't need to be seen by content ...
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Is it possible to have different pinned app tabs per tab group?

I have Firefox 10 and I want to have 2 main group of tabs. My personal tabs, with pinned tabs like my personal gmail, facebook, etc. And another group of tabs for my work, with pinned tabs like my ...
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Firefox (on windows) constantly consuming 10% CPU - is there an add-in to find the rogue tab? [duplicate]

I often have many Firefox windows open, each with many tabs. Now and then one of the tabs will be running a web page that for some reason consumes lots of resources. Right now, I have a tab ...
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How does Netflix know my password?

Whenever I go to the Netflix main page in Firefox, I'm automatically logged in. However, when I open up Firefox's list of saved passwords, I notice that Netflix is not among the sites Firefox is ...
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How can I sync two firefox's that run on different Operating Systems?

I have a machine that I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04. I have Firefox 3.5 installed on both. I'm always switching back and forth and have one bookmark in one but not the other. How can I sync ...
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“install Chrome” Ad on IE8

Why does the "Install Chrome" ad appear on IE8 when opening Google home page and not for Firefox?
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Is there any way to stop specific sites appearing in browser history? [duplicate]

I am using Firefox and Chrome. There a few websites only which I don't want anyone to know I visit. But they appear in browser history or when I start typing they also come as auto complete. I have ...
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How to remove Firefox's “inspect element” button?

This is driving me crazy! When FF 12 came out, Firefox's own 'Inspect Element' button on the right-click menu took the place of there the Firebug 'Inspect Element' button used to be. As I've been ...
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Ruler to measure in browser (firefox)

I'm looking for a good ruler to use to measure distances in a browser. I use Firefox. Any good suggestions that are currently being used by other developers. I have firebug, but I don't think it has ...
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Preventing Firefox from replacing “open URL” with “Switch to tab”

How can I prevent Firefox from displaying "Switch to tab" under my address bar when I enter a URL I have open in another tab? For example, say I have one jsbeautifier open, and I want to open ...
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How can I remove a website accidentally added to Firefox's list of HSTS sites?

I host two domains on my webserver. One uses HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security), the other does not. My webserver was misconfigured for a short period, thereby accidentally setting HSTS on the ...
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Make Firefox automatically set zoom level for new webpages

When Firefox goes to a new webpage I don't want it at 100% zoom but at a different percentage that I specify, and I want it to always use this zoom for all pages that it goes to. How can I do that?
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How to maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer?

Suppose we are working in Firefox. Now I have opened 3 tabs. In all 3 tabs I need to work on an application e.g. gmail account. i.e. Tab 1 has Account 1, tab 2 has account2 and tab 3 has account 3. I ...
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How to make Firefox always stop a script when it's not responding

On some pages I get the "Script not responding" error with an option to stop it and a checkbox to never ask again. Later I get the same question again, with that pointless checkbox. How do I make ...
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How to force Chrome to reload proxy configuration file?

I frequently move my laptop (OSX) between different wifi areas, but my home base has an ethernet connection and relies on my organisation's proxy.pac file. When reconnecting after a stint on the road, ...
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How do I change Firefox's user agent via about:config?

My work has blocked Internet access with Firefox. I know how to change the value of “general.useragent.extra.firefox” through about:config, but when I try to change it to IE, I still can’t access any ...
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Firefox 3.5.2 on Ubuntu Jaunty

How should I go about getting Firefox 3.5.2 installed on Jaunty, are there any semi-official places I can pull a deb from?
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Firefox homepage is changed. Now they're displaying a game. How to change it back?

The Firefox homepage is now displaying a game with 'Click Me' call to action button. How to change it back to normal (previous) homepage?
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Speedbit has hijacked my Firefox home page

How can I get rid of the Speedbit address that has been set as my Firefox home page? I am unable to change my home page to Yahoo, Google, etc. through usual methods. How can I fix this?
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Is there a Google Chrome extension that acts like Firefox's keyword quicksearch bookmarks?

I'm trying out Chrome, but I use this Firefox feature all the time so I strongly feel its absence. I've searched Extensions and Google in general, but couldn't find anything and don't even know if ...
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How do I display the full title bar in Firefox 29?

With Firefox 29, it no longer displays the full title. For example, in this screen shot here, it only display the beginning of "The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia". How ...
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How do I make Firefox 13 Load All My Tabs on Startup or when Resuming Reload

Firefox 13 (Released June 5, 2012) has introduced a new default setting to Load Tabs on Demand. This causes the browser to only restore the currently selected tab when resuming a session on startup, ...
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How to specify wildcards in proxy exceptions in Firefox?

IE supports wildcards in proxy exceptions like: mycompany-*; *.mydomain.org; 192.168.1.* What I have to insert in the proxy exceptions in Firefox? I read wildcard * is not supported at all, but found ...
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How do I repair a corrupted Firefox places.sqlite database?

I had some problems with my RAM (bluescreen several times, Windows XP) and now are my Firefox databases damaged. Firefox is working, but my history is gone and it's reporting several inconsistencies ...
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how to throttle http requests on a linux machine?

EDIT: here is the summery: i need to reduce max connections preferably system wide on Ubuntu 11.04 but at least within Google Chrome. i do not need or want to throttle bandwidth, Verizon seems to only ...
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What are the differences between browsers, programmatically?

Where can I find a breakdown of the difference between web browsers from a developer's prospective? I always wanted to know what makes IE different than Firefox from Chrome, Opera, etc. Please let ...
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Pentadactyl: how to disable menu bar toggle by <Alt>?

Using Pentadactyl, when I press the Alt key, it toggles the menu bar, and the --MENU-- mode. This is very embarrassing for me, as I use dwm window manager at the same time, where Alt is the most ...
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A way to enable flash for specific sites only?

Using Firefox or Chrome... Is there a way to control which sites are allowed to run flash and disable it for all others?
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How to set default “Page Setup →Page Size” as A4 in Firefox?

In my Firefox (linux) I can change the page as A4 in File → Page Setup → Page Size. Doing this, I inform the browser to print my pages as A4, instead of the default of Letter. My printer doesn't have ...
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How to enable NTLM for all intranet sites in Firefox?

I know I can add specific URLs in the network.authmatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris and separate them by comma, but I would like to enable NTLM for all intranet sites. I tried http://* and http://. but ...
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How to disable address bar search option in Firefox

I couldn't access subfolders in my wamp www directory through Firefox 12.0 a few days ago by typing this in the address bar: http://localhost/folder/subfolder Firefox 12.0 starts Google search when ...
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“A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.”

I cannot start Firefox on my Mac. It just says "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." I have tried restarting the computer. Any fixes? You have ...
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Disable message bar asking to allow a hidden plugin

I've set Firefox to always ask me whether to activate a plugin when a site uses them. Normally, I will see a grey box on the page where the plugin is used, in which I can click to activate it. For ...
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Override DNS in Firefox

I'm looking for a way to override DNS entries in Firefox, for development/testing purposes. I know the normal way to do this is via the hosts file, but I cannot edit it since I don't have admin access ...
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Can I convert an existing Firefox installation to ESR without a re-install?

It took some jumping through hoops (including a mailing list subscription that I apparently didn't need) but I finally found where to download the Firefox ESR. This is great for fresh installs, but I ...
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Middle click tab opening stopped working in Firefox

Today I booted up my PC, opened Firefox, and went through my usual habit of going to some pages, middle clicking every interesting new link to open it in a new tab, and then casually working my way ...
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How to change TAB font size in ANY BROWSER

I just can't work near PCs anymore my eyes hurt - I am developer. I use browser a lot. I tried all of them: IE, Safari, FF, Chrome - they all are bad at the most simplest thing - large font size for ...
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What do the acronyms mean after the slash in the Firefox dictionary?

What do these capital letters mean after the / character in the en-US.dic file found in the \Firefox\Dictionaries folder? For example: collectivism/M collectivist/MS collectivity collectivization/M ...
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Create Firefox Profile via Command Line

Is it possible to create Firefox profiles via the command line? I need to programatically launch Firefox with different proxy settings. From my understanding, I can do this via creating a profile. ...
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Cannot browse any stackexchange sites using FireFox without clicking through 5-10 “moz-proxy” popups on each page

I am experiencing a very annoying problem with FireFox 11.0 on Windows XP SP3, and unfortunately it is making it very difficult to use one of my favorite sites!!! This problem appeared several weeks ...
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How to save the currently opened tabs (URLs) of Firefox into a text file? [duplicate]

Is there a way to save the currently opened tabs (URLs) of Firefox into a text file?
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Ugly fonts on several Google sites in Firefox and Chrome

On several Google sites the fonts are rendered ugly in Firefox and Google Chrome under Windows 7 and 8: I turned off Clear Type because most of the fonts are ugly with it. Firefox and Chrome have ...
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Firefox requests the master password twice

I've set a master password for Firefox. When Firefox starts, it strangely opens two separate password request windows. When I type in the master password and hit enter, Firefox opens without problems, ...
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How can I delete everything in my Firefox history older than N days?

I set FireFox to store my history for 90 days, and I think this is slowing down the AwesomeBar. I set it to store history for 45 days, but I don't know how to delete everything in my existing history ...
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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.