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Changing Firefox Smooth Scroll Settings (Using About:Config) to Be Like Default IE 11 Smooth Scroll Settings

I am trying to adjust the Firefox smooth scroll settings using about:config in order to achieve smooth scrolling like the default settings in Internet Explorer 11. Is this possible? Do you know ...
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How to install libav manually for Video Download Helper on Windows 7?

I'm trying to get the Firefox Extension "Video Download Helper" (VDH) to convert and record videos. The suggested way of doing this is to install a precompiled version of libav called "Convert Helper" ...
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firefox 38.0.1 runs slow in virtualbox guest windows

I am making a new windows virtualbox image today, and just installed firefox from https://www.mozilla.org I have used firefox for years, and it has always being very fast and as responsive as my cell ...
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I keep getting unresponsive script error in firefox for jQuery script

Yesterday I started getting unresponsive script errors like 6 times a day. And I know it has something to do with jQuery because I always get this in the error report: Script: ...
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Change color of links in dropdown menu of Firefox's address bar

Basically I am having the same problem as Change color of URL in dropdown menu of Firefox's address bar However, the "fix" accepted by the author in that thread involves changing the background ...
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Win7 Plug&Play-Daemon slows down Internet browser

I currently have a strange problem on a windows 7 system at work. Browsing the web with Firefox or Chrome is awefully slow. Even the browsers themself are slow. e.g. highlighting a button with a ...
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Adding URL's to Firefox History (Mac)

A site that I visit often changed from http:// to https://. I prefer not visiting the same pages on the site, and use the "Visited" add-on to keep from doing that. Now my history is incorrect because ...
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Regex excluding [about:] pages in firefox

I'm trying to get stylish style sheet to be deactivated on about: pages. I believe the regular expression below should be able to do just that, but firefox seems to be of a different opinion. Could ...
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SSH breaks after sending traffic through it using a socks5 proxy (Write failed: Broken pipe)

I run the following command at home on my local Linux machine: ssh -D 10.0.0.1:443 -C user@internet-server -p 21 This opens a listening socket on port 443. Then on another computer I connect to ...
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Where is the vimperatorrc file in Windows? [duplicate]

I want to remap control A to something else. Presently it's overriding select all. I can't seem to find where this file would be located.
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Change Activation (Tab Focus) Behavior for Vimperator Mappings

I want to create a new vimperator key mapping that duplicates the functionality of undo, but opens the tab in an unfocused/background tab. I know that tabopen uses the flag ! to toggle activation ...
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Why am I suddenly signed out of all of my internet accounts?

I went to facebook yesterday evening and it struck me that I had to type in my password to be able to log in (normally I'm already signed in or have autocomplete do it for me). I went to my email ...
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Create an hidden location for HIstory [firefox]

I have got a desktop computer XP with Firefox 38.0.1 How to create another location [a second location] for Firefox history so that when someone deletes it closing Firefox automatically and/or ...
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Reducing the height of the tab/address bar in Firefox (OS X)

I would like to save those extra few pixels, since I'm often on the go on a laptop and overall customize FF. Is there a way to shave off those extra pixels here? (Picture for reference)
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Firefox on X11 — Can I use the multitouch gestures with a touchscreen?

Firefox has support for some multitouch gestures on desktop (pinch and swipe at least) -- is there any way to get them working with a touchscreen right now, or will they only work with a touchpad?
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examine sessionstore.json for unsaved text field recovery

When SeaMonkey or Firefox crashes, some of the text you write within various HTML forms is supposed to be recoverable through the sessionstore.json within your profile. The issue is that the ...
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How do I manage trust exceptions in Firefox?

Through the course of using Firefox over the years, I've had to manually trust certificates for a number of HTTPS sites for various reasons. I'm trying to find a way to view the list of these sites, ...
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Firefox 10 developer console jumps down the screen when disconnected and the current webpage is interacted with, on Centos 6.3

If I disconnect the developer tools (via the position menu and select window), and press/hover over buttons or try to press the 'clear' button on the console, on Firefox 10, it jumps down the page. I ...
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How to troubleshoot “Secure Connection Failed” in Firefox appearing since the version 38?

Since I upgraded Firefox to the version 38 I encounter problem while sending a certain form on the website https://usercenter.checkpoint.com/ Most of the website works normally but sending a form ...
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How can I remove all the customizations imposed by Linux Mint 17.1 on firefox?

I have found two solutions for the same: Downloading and installing .tar.bz2 package (firefox) from mozilla.org (Problem:Package provided is portable and is not installable). Installing firefox from ...
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Advertising banner in Firefox - where does it come from and how to remove

I get an advertising banner at the top of all webpages I view in Firefox. I would like to know where this comes from and how to remove it. UPDATE I just realized, that when going with the mouse ...
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How can I import my Google Chrome history to Firefox?

I'm trying to import my Google Chrome browser history into Firefox. It doesn't seem to be working. I've tried the import option while selecting only cookies and history (deselected bookmarks) but even ...
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Certain Windows 8.1 desktop apps will not start

I'm using a 64-bit Acer laptop running Windows 8.1. When I try to start certain desktop apps, I get the error message (translated:) This application could not be started because the Side-by-Side ...
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How to stop the Browser from automatically opening a new window of ad.adsmatte?

when i load the SO and when I click login it opens a new window for ad.admatte.com,when i click questions/Tags or any option available on any site like this it is automatically opening a new window ...
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Firefox 38.0.1 : ssl_error_renegotiation_not-allowed

I cannot access a website even my certificate is valid. Since I got the Firefox update 38.0.1 I get the error code: ssl_error_renegotiation_not_allowed. In the about:config I cannot find it. What can ...
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Is there any way to block javascript pop-overs in Firefox or Chrome? [duplicate]

Like the kind pointed to in this image Many sites have these, and I find them highly annoying. Often you'll be reading an article and suddenly the pop-over blanks out the page and asks "WOULDN'T YOU ...
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YouTube videos black, only audio in Firefox

When I play a YouTube video on my computer, it seems to play fine, but the whole video is black. This happens only when I play the video in Firefox. I'm using Windows 8.1 What I did so far: ...
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Xserver becomes non-responsive due to aggressive swapping

cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness 1 free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.7G 579M 1.6G 1.1G 1.6G 1.8G ...
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Block chrome or firefox from accessing localhost

is there a way to block chrome or firefox from accessing anything located in localhost? I built my web application on top of a LAMP stack @ localhost and it's kind of big (for me) and i would like ...
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Firefox V IE downloading

I am running the latest versions of Firefox and IE. It seems that IE is much quicker and more resilient at downloading Large files (over 700Mb). Does anyone have any ideas, or suggestions why this ...
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command to press a key after delay ubuntu

I'm trying to make firefox automatically fullscreen on startup. I've tried a couple extensions that all crash firefox. Firefox also automatically starts on system startup. I think the easiest ...
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noscript - Allow the main/originating site by default

I have NoScript installed in Firefox. I see that it blocks all script by default. But every site has at least one JS that it needs to function properly, and it's usually hosted on its own server. ...
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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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firefox downloading something hiddenly

I just detected high data usage by Firefox even when no web page is opened.it's really a problem because all my data consume by Firefox quickly . this is a snap shot My question is can i identify ...
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Pentadactyl tabopen all matching links

I'd like to open a whole mess of links, each in there separate tabs. I've got a pattern (here's its as simple as @ to identify all the links. So, i could type F@ and see all the links I want to open ...
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Firefox is using Times New Roman for its UI

For some reason, Firefox decides to use Times New Roman for its UI: Not only the menu, but everything (except the webpage itself): and So how do I change it back to its original font, if ...
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Can I use e10s (multiprocess) in Firefox Dev Edition?

I am using Firefox Developer Edition because I need the browser toolbox features for my work creating add-ons. However, I really like speed boost from the new experimental multi-process feature ...
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How do I take a screenshot from a YouTube video?

My Prt Sc button is on the same button as my Home button. The Prt Sc is circled and under the word Home. I assume that you push Shift+Home to get Prt Sc to work. That is how it has worked in past ...
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VirtuaWin, Firefox, New Window

I use VirtuaWin as window manager. Usually when I open new applications, new instances are opened on the current desktop. In Firefox, when I click on a link from outside (i.e., when the Windows URI ...
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any one have a workaround in Linux for firefox's bogus “video can't be played because the file is corrupt” message

Systems are Xubuntu 14.04.2, 64-bit running (currently) Firefox 37.0.2 (provided by Canonical). attempts with firefox to open training videos by clicking on the website-provided links at (e.g.) ...
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Firefox html5 only 360p

This got fixed with the recent firefox patch 38.0.1! I already tried this Only 360p on Youtube with HTML5 but it did not work. I also tried restoring default firefox (deleting all addons and ...
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How to set firfox proxy to chrome proxy settings?

I'm using Linux Mint 17 and I'm using chrome. I have browsec extension and I want to use its setting for my firefox. My question is how I can set my firefox proxy settings to the ones in the chrome? ...
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How to make default Firefox browser use custom profile when open external links?

Firefox is my default browser and i want to set it to use a specific profile when opens external links. The registry location for the default browser is in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command ...
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How to always get iMacros sidebar opened in Pale Moon / NewMoon?

When I open NewMoon the first time - iMacros sidebar is opened. When I close all tabs & press CMD+SHIFT+P - iMacros sidebar is closed. In Firefox it's always open. How can I make it to be ...
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Update Flash in FireFox in Linux Mint?

I am trying to update Flash, but I still get a massage telling me to update it. I'm using Firefox 37.0.2 and Flash 11.2.202.425 on Linux Mint. I followed this tutorial, but it did not work for me.
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Strange networking issue in Linux

My problem is hard to explain. I can’t open some sites. For example some sites provided by Google. I can open the Google search engine, however I can’t open YouTube, the download page for Chrome (the ...
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Firefox 37.0.2 mailto: launches MS Live Mail app in Windows 8.1 but without a compose window

After a Windows 7 to 8.1 upgrade, email links in Firefox 37.0.2 now launch my mail client (Windows Live Mail) but not a compose message window in that app. In Windows 7, the Firefox option "Email ...
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Constantly can't open youtube on Linux but being able to load it on Windows machine

My problem is that for some reason Youtube sometimes stops, I get "problem loading page" with Firefox and the same on Chormium, I'm using Backbox(based on Ubuntu). The problem is that I can open ...
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How to use bookmarks as shorthand for URLs?

Suppose there's an URL which I've bookmarked. I can access it as a bookmark but I'd like to be able to simply type in the name of the bookmark on the URL like (you know, Altd) and have FF take me ...
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Firefox - how to show a standard Downloads popup instead of redirecting to “about:downloads” tab?

Well, it's really surprising me that I can't google anything on this problem, but what makes the new version of my Firefox to change its old behavior after clicking Tools --> Downloads? Now, it ...