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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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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 equal....
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Ubuntu Trickle Will Not Open Chrome

I'm trying to open Chrome with trickle to throttle the upload speed so I can test a sites image uploading progress display, but the build in dev tools for chrome only allow throttling for downloads. ...
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Firefox 32: Download fails; cannot read from source

I'm running Firefox 32, and am currently unable to download files. This is the error message I get, for every single download: C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\Ch+rOsoW.pdf.part could not be ...
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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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Windows 7 Colors (PNG darker in browsers)

A few days ago I installed f.lux, and since then I've noticed that my PNG images look darker in Firefox. I've never encountered such a problem before. It doesn't work with it (f.lux) disabled either. ...
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Windows 7 frozen after opening the first web URL on StackExchange

This scenario: reboot do anything I want, including using Firefox open first URL on SE by any means (shortcut, link, history). When the first StackExchange HTML page is opened using Firefox: FF ...
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How to make screenshot from a responsive design rendering without having it scaled by zoom?

I need a screenshot from our web application. It will go on a printed poster, so I need it in a high DPI version. I have a 96 DPI monitor, so a standard screenshot pixelates when printed. My solution ...
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Why do fonts look better in firefox (waterfox) than they do in notepad++?

If font rendering is handled by the OS for both my web browser (firefox / waterfox), and my text editor (notepad++), why do they look so much worse in the text editor? I see the same subpixel ...
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Internet Explorer opens when I double-click firefox.exe or chrome.exe

I've been experiencing a problem for quite some time from now. I use Windows 7 and I cannot open Google Chrome or Firefox. When I click on the .EXE it opens Internet Explorer instead of Google ...
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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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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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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 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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Firefox search engine keyword reset

I use custom keywords to make a search on different search engines within my location bar. It works great. Except for one search plugin: sometimes, the keyword is simply reset, cleared. I have to set ...
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Copy paste a table from a webpage to Gmail

Edit: my original question was about IPython notebook (Jupyter), although I found that the same behaviour is with arbitrary tables from the web. I would like to be able to copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (...
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Open a video in VLC from browser (not plugin)

I'm hoping to find a way in which I can automatically open a video into VLC from a browser (likely Firefox). For example I have a video at http://ip/video.mp4. And I'd like to be able to click on the ...
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Netflix requests are returning ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE related to IpV6 issue. Why?

I am having a problem with Netflix. I posted a detailed question on another stack exchange site and was advised to ask here. The main point is that Netflix is not loading in chrome or firefox but ...
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Disable Video Buffering in Firefox

I use cellular networks for browsing. I use Firefox as my primary browser. I need to know how to stop buffering of HTML5 Videos. I have already stopped Flash Videos so as to speed up the time taken to ...
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set firefox window to open in specific position

I am using ubuntu 10.04 and i want to open firefox window in specific position ,but before calling firefox i need to execute this command metacity --replaceand after a second this command : killall ...
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Firefox-Sync Data lost/not accessible

I just reset my Windows 8 and reinstalled Firefox 36. It logged in successfully but it has not synced any of my Old data. All my old bookmarks and passwords are lost. Firefox sync has logged me in ...
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How can I stop Firefox adding more and more tiles to my New Tab page?

The New Tab page in Firefox lets you add tiles for your main shortcuts. I like this feature and don't want to turn it off, but there's one aspect I want to disable if possible as it's very annoying. ...
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Firefox not opening pdf files

I've been using pdf.js in Firefox for some time (Firefox 38.0.5 currently and Windows 7) and pdf.js was ok. However lately, I noticed that pdf.js isn't being opened anymore and instead nothing ...
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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 10....
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In firefox (or any other webbrowser) search text while ignoring (e.g.) French accents

I am looking for a way to search web pages using firefox (preferably, but any other browser will do also) in such a way that I can enter a word without accents, and it will find all accented versions ...
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Can't install Firefox Developer Edition with apt-get

I already downloaded Firefox Developer Edition (38) and unpacked it from its tar.bzip2, but i don't like to have this application in my home directory. Also I'm running out of space in that partition, ...
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Is there a way to export Stylebot styles to Stylish format in Chrome?

The whole story is this: I hate Chrome's white background and when I open a new tab or click on a link, the screen goes white, burning my eyes up. Stylebot extension doesn't seem to be allowed to ...
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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 not....
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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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OS X: How to give different icons and titles to simultaneously running instances of Firefox

I often run two different instances of Firefox simultaneously. This works great, except that the various FF instances show up as identical-looking icons in the App Switcher (aka ⌘+tab), Dock, ...
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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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Show bookmarklets in Firefox location bar results?

I'm a heavy bookmarklet user and even heavier user of Firefox keywords. Combined, they're a real powerful weapon in dealing with different situations on the web. Sometimes it's hard to remember all ...
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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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Firefox Clearing Cache - Ctrl + F5 doesn't work randomly

Running Firefox 31, Windows 7: I was running into a bug on a website that I'm testing, where some things that did exist but do not anymore, were still showing up. I tried clearing the cache by ...
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Several website functions just no longer work in Firefox for me…but maybe there's a pattern?

This is really weird, because I don't recall making any large changes or messing around with about:config in Firefox. I was on FF 30 the whole time. The problems just emerged. Here's some example: ...
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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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How do I reduce 'System Commit' (due to Firefox memory leak) without restarting my computer? (Restarting Firefox does not fix it)

As you run Firefox, it leaks memory. This is well known by now, I am sure, and it should go away by closing and reopening it right, because a process's memory is freed on closing, right? That's what I ...
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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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Populate Name field of bookmarks automatically

I have been stung by a bug in Firefox that hasn't been fixed in nearly 6 years, though I wasn't aware of it until now. The bug report is here: "Name field of bookmarks saved via "Bookmark All Tabs" ...
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How to add a cache file to browsers like Chrome/Firefox/etc.?

For example, there is a website hosting a Shockwave Flash app which is restricted to be used on that specific site. However, the network of the site is poor so that loading the entire .swf from the ...
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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 edit Firefox URL autocomplete weights

I'm used to using the URL autocompletion in Firefox to access my favorite websites. It's quicker and more convenient than mucking around with the mouse to access bookmark lists -- just Ctrl-L, a few ...
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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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Import Firefox passwords into KeePassX or KeePass2

I have an XML export of my Firefox Passwords in the form (I replaced real passwords with *): <xml> <entries ext="Password Exporter" extxmlversion="1.1" type="saved" encrypt="false"> <...
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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 ...