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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting rid of Flash in Firefox (MIME)

After having had Flash installed and blocked with NoScript for the last few years (except on a enable-per-use base), I have recently -- a month or so ago -- grown tired of the frequent security issues ...
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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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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 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 is always using proxy server when entering single hostname

We have the following problem here: When entering a single hostname without suffix in Firefox the browser will always attempt to send this request to our proxy server. The proxy server itself is in a ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How do I convert Opera's bookmarks into Firefox' and preserve the bookmark nicknames / keywords?

Both Opera and Firefox have a function that allows you to type a nickname / keyword into the address bar, and then automatically load the bookmark URL associated with that nickname/keyword. More info: ...
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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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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 ...