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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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How to open a list of URLs in Firefox or SeaMonkey?

I have a list of URLs in a text file, for example, http://url1 http://url2 http://url3 I wonder how to open them each in one tab in Firefox (or SeaMonkey), without the hassle of creating a new tab, ...
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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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Add-on for blocking sites in Google Search

I want to block Yahoo Answers for Google Search. As there is no option from Google for that. Is there any extensions for Chrome or add-ons for Firefox that can block sub-domain results from Google ...
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Copying unicode symbols from Firefox address bar as is

Let's say I open a webpage with some Unicode characters, say, Cyrillic, in the address like this: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Функциональная_закреплённость When I try to copy it from 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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Website downloader (cache?) to view sites offline

Is there a portable way to download or cache all pages of a website for viewing offline? I have a cross country flight tomorrow, and I'd like to be able cache a few webpages (particularly the python ...
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What can I do to preserve tabs when restarting Firefox?

In the Add-ons window, if I enable/disable an Extension, a yellow bar with a "Restart Firefox" button appears. This tells me "Firefox will try to restore your tabs and Windows when it restarts." I ...
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How do I change the language of Firefox 4?

I've just downloaded Firefox 4. I can't find an option to change the language (I would like to change it from Hebrew to English). EDIT: I'm talking about the language of the browser user interface. ...
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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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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 mask the Firefox browser signature?

Does anyone know of a way to mask the Firefox browser signature, so that it looks like Internet Explorer to the rest of the world? I know there is a plugin to use the IE rendering engine, but that ...
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Does Chrome use a different DNS server from Firefox and IE which use the OS default?

Is the common set up for Chrome that it will use a different DNS server, while Firefox and IE will use the OS networking default? My Chrome (including one on virtual PC) will sometimes show ...
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Vimperator and Ctrl+K

This is related to my other question about copy/pasting in Vimperator. In normal Firefox, Ctrl+K gives the focus to the search bar. How can I do this in Vimperator? The weird thing is that it ...
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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 prevent Firefox converting 'localhost/*' URLs into search queries?

Since upgrading from Firefox 3.6.x, my address bar has a quirk that never used to be there. When I type in, for example: localhost/my_dir/index.php Firefox turns it into a search query, my search ...
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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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How to make high performance cluster out of 2 laptops I have at home [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to combine processing power of 2 computers? Hi, I have 2 laptops at home. Could someone please suggest some free cluster softwares using which I can make ...
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How can I block social share buttons in webpages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to block annoying facebook and other social network widgets A great many pages have these "Like", "Tweet", "G+1", "share" row of buttons all over the place and in ...
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Firefox is capturing Ctrl + Shift + g from Eclipse

I use Eclipse and Firefox on Windows 7. Ctrl + Shift + g in Eclipse is supposed to do a search for references, but instead it does a Google search in Firefox. Why is this happening, and how can I ...
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How do you sync tabs between computers with Mozilla Firefox Sync?

Mozilla says that with Firefox Sync if you are working on one computer with 5 tabs open you can then switch to another computer or device and Sync can or will update the second computer with those ...
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Tool to highlight and annotate text on websites?

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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How can I enable touch-like scrolling in Firefox or Chrome?

I want to enable point-and-grab scrolling on Linux in Chrome or Firefox. Is there an extension, script or setting that enables this? For an example of what I mean, take a look at most touch tablet ...
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Why is my browser using so much memory?

I've recently had problems with Firefox running very slowly when I have many tabs open; say 20 tabs. My whole system would slow down. I decided to give Google Chrome a try, and it started out fine. ...
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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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Finding the bad Firefox plugin

I'm using firefox with a handfull of plugins, probably like everyone else. Now somehow, firefox locks up a few times a day, with CPU usage going up to 100% and staying there. Now here's the question: ...
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Can websites see my Firefox Addons? [duplicate]

I know when you visit a website, they can actually see a lot of your personal information, like browser type, but can they also see which addons I've installed? What about something like Mozilla ...
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How to create an exception for third-party cookies in Firefox?

Both IE and Firefox allow you to block third-party cookies. In Firefox the option this option is under Privacy tab in Options dialog. IE browser allows users to set up an exceptions. For example I ...
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Firefox 29 - how do I delete history entries visited fewer than x times

Context: I've been using my Firefox profile for a couple of years now. My history file has become huge, naturally. I got Firefox Sync set up between my main desktop PC and my laptop. HW configs: ...
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Images not loading in Firefox and Internet Explorer

I have missing images in Firefox and IE. While most of the website works, there are images that just won't load in these two browsers. I just installed Chrome and everything is working fine. What ...
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How can I manage computers using my Firefox Sync account?

I`m using Firefox Sync on a bunch of computers. I would like to manage my account, by removing some computers. I can't find the place to do this, it should be on the Firefox Sync page, but the ...
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Firefox - Get “Highlight all” button to be on by default

I usually have to type Ctrl+F, type the search string, and then Alt+A to toggle "Highlight all", because only one match is highlighted by default. I want the "Highlight all" button to be always on, ...
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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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Tweaking Firefox for Performance

As an avid Firefox user since it began, I've been looking to make some under the hood changes to it, in order to optimize it for speed and performance. I'd also like to limit my RAM usage with it. Are ...
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Is having a Firefox profile in the Dropbox a good combination?

I was pretty excited to see sites as Lifehacker and such say how Dropbox can also do synchronisation for Firefox for us. It would also allow me to sync extensions and configuration settings. After ...
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Firefox: keyboard shortcut for 'Highlight all' in find bar

In firefox, I can't find any keyboard shortcut for the 'highlight all' feature in the Find toolbar at the bottom of the FF window. Is there a keyboard shortcut, and if not, what is the easiest way to ...
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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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How to set up Firefox on Windows to ignore registry settings?

It seems that a number of vendors are silently installing Firefox extensions via registry settings. I would like to prevent Firefox from reading any Windows registry settings at start-up. Does anyone ...
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What is the modern day equivalent of Firesheep?

Firesheep came out on the scene in 2010 and rocked the world... and never made it to version 1.0. Mozilla has since released 15 major versions of Firefox and is incompatible with the extension. Is ...
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Any way to have a vertical toolbar in Firefox?

I would like to have a vertical toolbar on the left side of my Firefox windows. Not a bookmark bar, not the tabs, but a regular toolbar that I can drag buttons and elements to. I've been looking for ...
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How can I avoid Firefox's “you have chosen to open” dialog when I try to download a file?

I just want it to save the file to disk, not bring up a dialog and make me click "Save File" each time. The file types that I'm downloading are not listed in Firefox's Applications preferences, and I ...
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Firefox: Viewing a specific SVG file turns the system unresponsive

Important: Several SuperUser regulars are currently trying to narrow down the scope and cause of this issue. We are currently seeking willing volunteers to fill out the form here after performing ...
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How to disable CSP in Firefox for just bookmarklets?

Today I have noticed that I am unable to run bookmarklets on https://github.com/ due to Content Security Policy (CSP) restrictions. Is there a way to disable CSP in Firefox for just bookmarklets, and ...
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How to remove distro-specific “branding” from Firefox in Linux Mint

I just switched from Ubuntu to Mint and I'd like to remove the mint branded Google custom search "feature" which does some strange things to the styling of the results page. I went into synaptic and ...
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Number Tabs in Chrome or Firefox

I like to use the Ctrl or Alt + Number shorcut to jump quickly to a specific tab. Problem is: When you have a lot of tabs open it is hard to look at them and quickly know which one is tab number 7. ...
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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 diagnose firefox freezes

How can I find what is causing firefox to periodically freeze?
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Inserting a tab character in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typing the tab character in browser text boxes Firefox makes it hard to insert a tab. Whenever I hit tab it changes the focus. Currently, the only workaround I know of ...
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Make Firefox cache a webpage so that I can view it without a reload after a restart

I want Firefox to be able to cache webpages such that I can read the pages later after a restart. I've tried setting the cache size to 350MB but it still doesn't work as intended. Opera seems to do it ...
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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 ...