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Is there a way to reduce the memory usage of Firefox?

On my notebook with 2GB and Windows XP, Firefox 3.5.2 uses about 150MB of the memory with 4 tabs open. Is there a way to reduce the amount of memory that Firefox consumes?
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How to Set Firefox 4 to only store History for a set period of time, i.e. one day?

I want to setup Firefox 4 to only store my history for 1 day (or some other set period of time), but I can't seem to find an option to do that in the options dialog, all I can see is "Remember ...
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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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How to recover form information for a webpage in Firefox

I filled out a lengthy form on a webpage which rejected my submission due to a server error. I can't seem to recover the form input. Is there any way in Firefox to look into caches, history, etc. to ...
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Tool to highlight and annotate text on websites? [closed]

When I read something I need to underscore what I like, or what I think is important, and to take notices about that read, near on that current paragraph. So, does anyone know a Firefox add-on or ...
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What is Silverlight and how is different from flash? Why should I install it?

I went Microsoft's website and in order to see some videos is requests me to install Silverlight? Is there any benefit? I don't really feel like installing a plugin from Microsoft, but I wonder is ...
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How can I get vimperator to scroll more than one line using the j and k keys?

I've tried using the following: :map j 3j When I do this and reload the .vimperatorrc file, it actually starts zooming in the page I'm on. The funny thing is, if I type 3j on a page without any ...
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How do I export the Browsing History in Firefox?

I lost a load of open tabs in Firefox that I want to recover. The details are in the browsing history but it is not the most friendly area of Firefox to wade through. The Export option there actually ...
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firefox: remember passwords for all sites

When logging in on some websites, these sites don't offer (I suspect intentionally) to remember passwords. This happens not only on public websites, but also in my intranet (remote web consoles, Dell ...
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How can I make the new tab page be blank on Firefox 13?

Today I upgraded to Firefox 13, and I notice that the new tab page isn't blank anymore. Instead, it shows your history or most visited pages, kind of like chrome does. Anyway, I was wondering if it's ...
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How to change the language of the Firefox built in spellcheck from UK English to US English?

For whatever reason, on my Ubuntu install of Firefox, my spellcheck tells me 'flavor' should be 'flavour' and 'initialize' should be 'initialise', etc.. At first, I thought I was crazy and had been ...
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Recursive download (`wget -r`) equivalent for Firefox?

I have a website, and I want to download all of the pages/links within that website. I want to do a wget -r on this URL. (Yes, I have a legitimate need to have an offline copy of the data! Also, none ...
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Limit CPU usage for flash in Firefox?

How can we limit the CPU usage of Flash plugins in Firefox ? I do not want to disable Flash, but I don't need to Flash objects to run at full speed either, in order to save battery power.
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How do streaming videos download works?

I use Firefox and the Video DownloadHelper plugin to download videos from YouTube, etc. How do these plugins and sites automatically obtain download links for these videos?
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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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Is there any easy way to sync your bookmarks using only an ftp-server and some app?

I realize there is already this good question How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers? about bookmark sync, but I am looking for a different solution. It is ...
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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 run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)

I noticed that Firefox, unlike Chrome and Internet Explorer, doesn't run in the Low Mandatory Level (aka Protected Mode, Low Integrity) Google Chrome: Microsoft Internet Explorer: Mozilla ...
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faster alternative to firefox tab groups

I had about 200 tabs open in about 15 tab groups. Needless to say, Firefox wasn't lightning fast (even with the "don't load tabs until selected" option checked). The solution that dramatically ...
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Change the audio output device in Firefox

I'm trying to play music through Ventrilo and currently I use Virtual Audio Cable. The way it works is that in foobar2000 (a music playing program) I set the output device in preferences to Virtual ...
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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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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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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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Why does Firefox cause high-CPU-usage “spikes” every few seconds?

When I start Firefox, I have no problems for a while, but after a couple of days, CPU spikes start to occur. During a spike, Firefox freezes and then stops. Spikes occur every seven to ten seconds, ...
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Firefox: This connection is untrusted + Behind corporate firewall

I've seen some similar issues strewn throughout Google's results about this, but none seem to be corporate-specific. I continually get the 'This connection is untrusted' screen every time I attempt ...
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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 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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How to select (& copy) only a part of a linked text? [duplicate]

Let’s take this link as an example: The artist John Doe shows us his cat! I want to copy the text "John Doe" only. Is it possible somehow? The problem is that I can't place my cursor in the ...
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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 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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Only 360p on Youtube with HTML5

I recently read that Firefox improved it's HTML5 video support, so I thought I gave it a go again, because I am not a fan of Flash. It works fairly well, but unfortunately the videos are limited to ...
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How to change characters used for link hints in Firefox Vimperator?

Instead of numbers used for link hints in Firefox Vimperator addon, I would like to display characters like in Vimium in Google Chrome. How can I change this configuration?
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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 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?