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How can I make non-anti-aliased text look good in Firefox on Mac OS X?

After being a Windows user for the last 10 years, I got a MacBook Pro, which I'm working on configuring to my liking. I find small-size anti-aliased text to be blurry and hard to read, so I typically ...
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Error code: ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED

I get the error code: ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED whenever I try to go to http://reddit.com on my computer. So far I have tried: setting my static DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. executing netsh ...
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Flash player in firefox doesn't update playback device without a refresh

In firefox, while a video (flash player) is playing, I cannot immediately change the playback device. After I set the new playback device, the video continues playing in the previous one, and a ...
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Use simple xpath with AdBlock Plus for hiding elements

Is there a way to block elements with their absolute /html/body/table/td[3]tr[2] or relative //div[@id="shit"]/table/tr[2] xpath or to use it as additional condition to prevert false positives? ABP ...
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Firefox spellcheck settings keep changing

The spell-check language setting on Firefox keeps changing to en_CA rather than the default of en_US. I change it back but it invariably flips... maybe in a few hours, maybe a few days. (It's hard to ...
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Puzzling apparition - RealPlayer rpchrome150browserrecordhelper.dll

I was trying to build and run an application I wrote a long time ago. It was not playing well with the new versions of the open source software it links to. At least two of the open source packages ...
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Share bookmarks to local files (file: protocol ones) between computers

I work with multiple computers and OS'es at work and regularly use a number of HTML reference documents. To save time and bandwidth, I saved those to disk. However, the bookmarks for these local ...
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How to use Firefox and other non-RFC1929 complaint programs with auth'ed SOCKS5? Local proxy chainer?

I own a SOCKS5 subscription which requires authentication. I want to use it with FoxyProxy and other programs which do not support auth'ed socks5 (just SOCKS5 with no auth). Note that you cannot enter ...
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Redmine contex-menu and member deletion/modification failure

I'm using Redmine 0.9.3.stable (SQLite) on my Ubuntu 11.04. It is all ok except for the context-menu and inability of removing the members from some project. Concerning the first problem, when I do ...
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How to combine ALT shortcuts and pinned app tabs in Firefox 4?

I usually switch between tabs using the Alt shortcuts; for example, Alt + 2 switches to the second tab. With Firefox 4 this has become problematic as soon as tabs are pinned as application tabs. Alt + ...
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Completely Disable onKeyDown/onKeyUp events in FireFox

I am using Firefox 34.0.5. I am sick and tired of websites defining their own key bindings that override the defaults in FireFox - its a craps shoot as to if a particular key binding will work or ...
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How can I make flash remember my low quality setting?

I play a web browser game but I have a very old laptop. The graphics are too heavy on my resources and setting the quality to low improves performance. But it keeps resetting to high every time I log ...
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Firefox having trouble loading websites at start up

When i start up Firefox, I try to get into amazon.com or ebay.com and the loading is just unbearable, it takes half a minute to load both of them (basically it is the same on any big site with a lot ...
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403 Forbidden error only for wikipedia site

So I was browsing the Internet and everything was nice and dandy suddenly my favorite site wikipedia gave me this: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this page. I have been trying ...
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Firefox: Disable External CSS Files from Loading

I know that I can disable the downloading of external JS files on the Firefox browser (using either about:config or certain add-ons (e.g. QuickJava)). Is there some way to block the downloading of ...
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Chrome and Firefox Crash When Bringing Up Windows Explorer

I am having a weird issue lately on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 and I have IE v10, Chrome v36, and Firefox v31. All my browsers are up to date and all Windows Updates are installed. The issue ...
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OWA printing nearly blank e-mails from Firefox

Trying to deduce an issue in my office department: when printing e-mails from Outlook Web Access (Office365) using Firefox, some e-mails are coming out nearly blank (the headers--date/url/page numbers ...
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Force text/background color in drop-down menu in Firefox

I have following code in my userContent.css, which forces all textareas and input fields to be black on white: input, textarea { color:#000 !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255) ...
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Firefox Singleton Lock

I have essentially the same question as here: Ubuntu Firefox it is saying that it is already running but not responding But I found that the selected response doesn't work for me. There is no ...
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System Resore not working

Vista 32 bit System Restore is creating restore points, but when I try to restore my system I get a message saying System Restore could not be completed and my system is returned to its original ...
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De-esser for Windows 8 audio output?

Lately I've been watching a lot of lectures online, but a good amount of them hurt my ears because of how sharp the professor pronounces any words containing "s". This is a very recognized problem for ...
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How to force firefox to use the cache?

I have firefox 27 on windows. I browse a lot of picture boards with a slow bandwidth so it is very handy not to load the images each time I click on a thread already viewed. Iron does use the cache ...
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Keeping Firefox from adding “.html” to url

I've been messing with .htaccess for a while, and have the following rule: RewriteRule ^(mypage|myotherpage)/?$ main.php?p=$1 [L,QSA] If I enter http://mydomain.com/mypage/, it displays main.php as ...
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More than two helper applications in Firefox “Open with” drop-down list

After I download a file, Firefox will present an "Opening" dialog, with an "Open with" drop-down list, where I can choose from the last two applications I used or specify "Other...". I regularly ...
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Have Google Chrome prioritize web history over bookmarks?

In Firefox, typing in the address bar prioritizes history over bookmarks: But in Chrome, bookmarks are shown first: Is there a way to get Chrome to follow Firefox's behavior?
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Firefox WebDriver crashes when computer is idle too long

I'm using a Python script and Selenium to run some tests using the Firefox Web Driver on an Arch Linux system running Awesome WM. These tests take a long time, so I don't want to sit at the computer ...
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Why doesn't Firefox accept different Ports for SSL encryption other than 443

There is an IIS Webserver with different Sites (SSL Binding) because I can't configure IIS to listen on same Address and Port with different Certificates so I set the SSL Port direction in the ...
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What configuration entries are changed through the graphical options interface?

I use a localazed version of Firefox where preferences menu entries have localazed names. When I'm discussing Firefox on international forums, it's hard to tell people what options I alter, since the ...
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OpenSearch in Firefox

I am looking for a way to add a Chrome/Chromium-like behavior to Firefox. Using Chrome you can press Tab when opening a web page using the location bar, and then search the site-specific search engine ...
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Browsers don't respond to Taskbar's context menu

Running Win8.1 RTM with patched-to-current copies of Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Attempting to start any in private/incognito mode by right-clicking and choosing the given context menu item will fail ...
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How can I automatically trust a Root CA in Firefox given a PEM file?

I have: Firefox 24.0 on Windows 7 Enterprise A frequent need to have Firefox trust a specific Root CA in Base64-encoded "PEM" format on disk, e.g. C:\foo.pem (for instance) The certificate I need ...
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Opening a file picker in any browser crashes the browser

In Windows 7 32-bit, in any browser (chrome, IE, firefox, opera) if I open a file picker either by using the main menu option e.g. 'open page' or 'save page as', or if a file picker appears from ...
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Escape key strangely captured by javascript webshell

I am using GateOne as a WebShell on my VPS (only way to SSH to it through the proxy of the place...), it uses javascript to emulate a shell by capturing keystrokes. Everything works well, yet it ...
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Firefox frozen, constantly using ~50% CPU, and at 1.6GB RAM usage

Earlier today I went to save a file in Firefox, using the keyboard to switch to the desired folder, when the explorer save box almost became totally unresponsive (The help button, near the close ...
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Firefox - A vertical tab addon that works with All in One Sidebar

I have All in One Sidebar (AISO) installed and am loving it. now, I was thinking of installing an addon that would display my tabs in the sidebar in a vertical way. Also, this sidebar should ...
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Ban a stolen device from Firefox Sync

I have my Firefox Passwords synced to my android tablet device. Now that device got stolen, and I am not sure, if i had really set a masterpassword on the stored passwords there. Can I somehow delete ...
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Firefox Browser Security - White List sites

Wondering the best way of approaching a particular problem. An enterprise deployment of around 300k User access devices uses Internet Explorer as the "Corporate Browser". There is a defined use-case ...
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Different color backgrounds for firefox windows

I'd like to organize my firefox windows so that each window has a group of related tabs. e.g.One for email, one for research, one for task tracking (using our web based task tracking tool) So that I ...
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vimperator j/k different scroll?

Like Vim, vimperator use j/k to scroll up and down. It's too slow by default so I need to remap them. nnoremap k 5k nnoremap j 5j What surprises me is that the lines that are scrolled are not ...
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Firefox loads page in wrong tab

Probably since Firefox 18 sometimes the following happens: I click at a link, which opens in the active tab While the page starts loading (or maybe slightly before it starts), I switch to another ...
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Unusual memory usage spike

Ok, on Windows 7 64 bit, I basically use Firefox to browse the web, with a DSL broadband connection.Sometimes while surfing, I see the computer slows to a crawl for a few minutes and then goes all ...
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Back/Forward Firefox navigation with arrow keys except in input

I've mapped my left/right arrow keyboard keys in Firefox to navigate back/forward in the browser history (old Opera habit). This works perfectly except when I'm entering data into input fields. I ...
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When tab groups are loaded, Firefox becomes unresponsible for minutes (Unresponsive script)

I have several tab groups (~ 20) in Firefox. I can start the browser without any problems. However, as soon as I … click at the "Group tabs" icon in the toolbar, or right-click on a tab and hover ...
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How do I stop scripts from accessing the mouse wheel in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, including the NoScript 2.5.9 plugin. Sometimes when browsing, a web site will have an embedded map or the like within it, and when scrolling down the page ...
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Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox (Linux)

Under Firefox (Firefox 3.6 and Iceweasel 10.0.9), my Iso_level3_shift key (= "Alt Gr" key) is not working. That means that on my azerty keyboard, I can't press some characters like @, |, and so on, ...
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Subdomain redirects to main domain

I'm currently working on a site which uses a subdomain. The subdomain works fine for everybody, every device and every browser I've ever tried, except for Firefox on my computer. My computer is a dual ...
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How to change the retention period for Firefox Sync data?

I'm running an own Firefox Sync server based on the following instructions: http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync.html I know that clients only appear in the client list (e.g. at ...
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When firefox prevents automatic redirection to another webpage, how do I find the distination page before allowing redirection?

When "Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page" shows on a webpage, how can I find out the destination page before hitting "Allow"? Why would I not want to check this ...
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Firefox v15.0 about:newtab inaccessible via the back button

As of this morning I upgraded my Firefox to version 15.0. Or well, it did it for me. That's when my issue began. I've configured Firefox so that when I open up a new tab via Ctrl-T that it loads the ...
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Certain running applications cause middle-click in firefox to function differently under Windows 7

If I have photoshop, vlc player, or even just the Windows task list open, when I middle click in firefox to get it to open in new tab (by depressing both buttons on my Lenovo g550 with alps touchpad), ...