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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 do I get the Modern UI of Firefox in Windows 8?

Mozilla mentions Elm is the experimental repository where most of our Metro development work has been happening. Now, I grabbed the latest nightly from the Elm repo, installed it & then ...
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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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Opposite of IE Tab / Mozilla rendering for IE

I have an application which does not perform well in IE, but works in Firefox. Rather than installing firefox (or asking users to install firefox), is there an "opposite" of the FireFox extension ...
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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. None of the links go "outside" of this specific directory, so I'm not worried ...
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Blocking pop-up adverts in YouTube videos

I don't have a problem with unobtrusive adverts and why shouldn't websites try to make money from it's users? (someone's gotta pay for the servers!) But what I really find annoying are the adverts ...
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How to stop Firefox from updating?

Anyway here is my problem. I'm currently on beta channel (Firefox 6) which was recently upgraded and broke some extensions. Now I gather those extensions will be upgraded in the future and they'll ...
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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 allow a script to run on a single domain with NoScript?

Some forums allow direct embedding of YouTube videos, and this is slowing down my browsing a lot when a user posts several videos in a single post. I want to allow scripts from YouTube only on ...
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How to prevent Firefox from hiding the 'http://' URL prefix?

I upgraded to Firefox 7.0.1 and the 'Google Shortener' stops working. I think this happens because in Firefox 7.0.1 the http:// URL prefix is now hidden by default. How do I get the http:// back in ...
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How can I increase the number of downloads shown in the download panel?

Firefox 20 has a new downloads panel feature. But it only shows the three most recently downloaded files. How can I increase that number?
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Installed babylon in Firefox, now I can't get rid of it

While installing Digsby (an IM client) I accidentally installed the Babylon toolbar for Firefox. This was one version of Firefox ago and it didn't go away still (I had 3.5, and installed 4 and it ...
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In Firefox how do I disable “switch to tab” in URL bar?

In Firefox 4, the URL bar autocomplete pop-down now has an entry called "Switch to Tab", for URLs which are already open in other tabs. I never want this, and always end up hitting it by mistake. Is ...
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Allow HTTPS cookies but not HTTP?

I want to allow cookies for a domain but only over HTTPS -- not cookies from the same domain that come from HTTP. For example, I don't want any http://www.google.com cookies, but I do want to allow ...
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Bypass Google's tracking links

Google has an annoying practice of sometimes using tracking links, so when you click on a search result, you are first directed to a Google URL that silently gathers stats, then redirects you to the ...
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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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Greasemonkey script (or Firefox extension) to stop sites from disabling copy-paste?

Is there a GreaseMonkey script to disable the JavaScript-disabling of copy-paste in Firefox (3.0)? Or should I just run NoScript or some other extension on any site that attempts this (other things ...
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How to know which Certificates to leave in my browser, and which to remove

I would like to tighten up security a bit, so I am disabling unneeded certs from my browsers. For instance, the "WoSign CA Limited" cert from China I obviously don't need, yet "Thawte Consulting cc" I ...
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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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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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Add bookmarks to Delicious and Google Bookmarks at the same time

I have used delicious.com (or back then, del.icio.us) to store my bookmarks for a long time now, and I love it. I was looking through some of my Google services, and realized they have a bookmarking ...
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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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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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Chrome suggestions sucks. How to fix like firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Search through bookmark in chrome addressbar? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/ is the page what i want to see when i type "buddypress" in chrome. I have ...
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Blocking Experts-Exchange from my Google results and/or computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible with Google searches to ban any and all results from a domain? The site Experts-Exchange is very annoying. How can I block it from my Google results? ...
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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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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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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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Is there a setting in Firefox that will prohibit a page from resizing of my window?

I really get annoyed when a page re-sizes my window. Is there a setting in Firefox that will prohibit the windows from resizing?
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Does Adblock slow down Firefox?

You might have heard of the Adblock extension that has a massive list of URL filters to block out adverts from most websites. Does this slow down Firefox, considering that for every little image and ...
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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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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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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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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 find video in Firefox cache?

I'm trying to find youtube video (just watched) in Firefox cache folder, but I cant find the folder. win xp sp3 Firefox 16.1 I tried C:\Documents and Settings\eDIN\Local Settings\Application ...
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What does the removal of NPAPI plugin support mean to an end user?

I'm somewhat familiar with the family of legacy plugins - namely QuickTime, Flash, and the Java Web plugin to name a few. They've been kind of a mainstay of web applications for quite some time. So, ...
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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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Sync Firefox and Chrome passwords?

I'm switching from Firefox and Chrome on a daily basis. I'm tired of having to open up Firefox each time I don't remember a Password to a website. Is there an option to sync the saved passwords ...
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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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How to remove http:// adding in addressbar of google-chrome/firefox?

Chrome add the http:// when I copy address from addressbar, i often paste the address to console, to ping or ssh, it is possible to copy only hostname from addressbar ? How to switch off that feature ...
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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 search for text in all tabs in Firefox?

I have a number of opened tabs and I want to search for a word in all of them (just as you would do in any decent editor on you desktop). I found an extension Find In Tabs, but its outdated and ...
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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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Firefox plugin for proxying only specific domains

I'm having issues with specific domains on my ISP (for example cdn.arstechnica.com, and vexxarr.com), and am currently accessing these sites over the tor browser bundle. I'd like to be able to create ...
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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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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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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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Redirect ALL web traffic through TLS without a VPN

Assumptions: Server: I have a Debian Squeeze server, routable on the public Internet, with a static IPv4 address. I have unrestricted access to modify the software on the server. The server can ...
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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 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 ...