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Domain name with a dot and Ctrl+Enter

When I write superuser in Firefox address bar then pressing the Ctrl+Enter keys, Firefox goes to the superuser.com. But when I write for example math.stackexchange that has a dot in its domain name ...
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Saving Chrome bookmarks as separate .url files while preserving timestamps

I have multiple bookmarks in Chrome stored in different folders: fold1 - book1 fold2 - book2 fold2 - book3 I would like to create a structure of directories so that each directory contains the ...
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1answer
461 views

google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp but only sometimes

According to the internet when google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp, it means Search Conduit has hijacked the browser. In my case, this is what happens: ...
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1answer
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How to block particular URL only in Firefox (Not the entire domain)?

I'm using a site www.abc.com . I need to block only www.abc.com/advertisement and I have to load all other urls in that website? How can I achieve this in firefox? I really need to use that website ...
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Display already visited highlight on pic.twitter on popular browsers

I'm a heavy twitter user and I follow a lot of people and companies. As you can imagine when searching to discover new things a lot of people share images! The problem is that the pictures are ...
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1answer
186 views

Is there a way to redirect certain URLs to specific web browsers in Linux?

I'm using Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.10. I need to use Firefox for business purposes (certain websites pertaining to my work only work with Firefox). Is there a way to force Ubuntu to ...
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2answers
68 views

Is there an easy way to always redirect facebook.com to facebook.com/events/list (Firefox, Osx)

I often use facebook for communication while working. When I do, I'd rather not see the facebook newsfeed. Unfortunately it's hard to remember to not go to the frontpage and use facebook.com/messages ...
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1answer
96 views

Firefox bookmark with wildcard and keyword

In Firefox, how do I set up URL shortcuts that include a wildcard, %s? I have definitely set this up before on another computer. For example, if I wanted to view a Jira ticket, I would enter jira ...
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2answers
70 views

Why thr other URL is opening instead of the expected URL after clicking on a link received from google search in Firefox?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox on my PC. When I search something using google a list of results get displayed, till then it functions properly. But when I right click or left click on any of the links from ...
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161 views

Redirect URL Warning (like Firefox) equivalent for IE, Firefox, & Maxthon

Firefox has an option (Option | Advanced | General): Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload a page. This isn't precisely the behavior I want (lots of pop-ups and slows things down) but it ...
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2answers
77 views

How do I edit a URL so that it forces you to a particular spot on the page it opens?

When I post a link, I want to make sure the page opens at a particular place on the page by editing the URL. Is there a simple way to do that? I must say I figured this was a simple enough question ...
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1answer
51 views

Why do My Google Search Results Not Visit Page? [closed]

Hardware: Ubuntu 13.04, firefox-trunk When I do a google search for "test search," the results returned don't actually link to the URL I thought it would. Instead of pointing to wikipedia, for ...
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600 views

How do I copy hyperlinks in non-encoded format in Firefox?

When I copy the following URL from FireFox https://example.com/away.php?to=http://example.com/page/42 and then paste, I get a link like: ...
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2answers
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Why does Firefox use the “chrome://” protocol / schema in URLs?

When I want to configure an addon, for example Ghostery, the tab shows a URL like this one: chrome://ghostery/content/options.html What does it mean? Does it have something to do with the Chrome ...
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0answers
17 views

Firefox adding my own URL as my search engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a custom search engine to Firefox? How can I add my own URL (with a %s as the search item) as one of the search engines in Firefox? Right now, it only allows ...
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201 views

When I enter an address with https, Firefox (sometimes) changes it to http

What I did: I visited https://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/Main_Page (yes, there is a dot after TLD) I got an SSL error (because the cert isn't valid for the domain name with dot) I visited ...
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1answer
125 views

Keyboard shortcut to location bar without selecting all text

At Keyboard shortcut to quickly jump to the URL address field in Firefox James Burton asked about the keyboard shortcut for jumping to the location bar. This is very handy; however very often I don't ...
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2answers
815 views

Firefox: given a URL, save the file without navigating to it

Say I find a link to a .pdf file on a webpage. I can right-click and "save as" to save the file without Firefox actually loading the .pdf in the browser. But suppose I only have the text of the URL. ...
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1answer
182 views

Firefox removes http:// and treats URLs with spaces as searches

I routinely visit pages like http://trac.server/milestone/Milestone Name Here. In Firefox (11.0 on Ubuntu, but this has happened for a while), the URL is displayed as trac.server/milestone/Milestone ...
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3answers
5k views

How to prevent Firefox converting 'localhost/*' URLs into search queries?

Since upgrading from Firefox 3.6.x, my address bar has a quirk that never used to be there. When I type in, for example: localhost/my_dir/index.php Firefox turns it into a search query, my search ...
8
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1answer
2k views

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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1answer
1k views

How can I unhide the http:// in Firefox 7?

I've recently switched to FF7 through the Aurora PPA on KUbuntu. For whatever reason, they've decided to start removing http:// from the address bar: Whenever I edit a link (so that I can paste it ...
2
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2answers
349 views

How do I tell NoScript not to freak out when the Visual Studio help system calls up an MSDN web page in Firefox?

So, I'm merrily using Visual Studio 2010 Express and it's configured to get its help from the Web. I have some doubts on how some language feature works and I press F1 with the cursor on it. VS calls ...
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1answer
216 views

Focus URL in Firefox - 100% guaranteed way

How can I guaranteed, 100% ,absolutely etc. focus URL in Firefox browser? If there is Flash on page that focus is on it and CTR-L doesn't focus URL.
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where does Speed Dial firefox extension store user bookmarks'?

I've lost my URLs in Speed Dial. However I have found what appears to be a backup file (extension .speedial). How can I restore my URLs from this file? Where does Speed Dial store its user ...
2
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1answer
5k views

Setting Outlook Web Access as default mail client in Firefox

The company that I work for is nice enough to let me use Linux for work, but they use Outlook. I've been using Outlook Web Access (OWA) as my mail client, which is more or less acceptable. The only ...
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179 views

GMail not autolinking URLs in Firefox 3.6

I've noticed that when I compose an email in GMail using Firefox 3.6, it no longer automatically converts URLs into hyperlinks. On the odd occasion that I used IE, it did the automatic conversion as ...
2
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1answer
196 views

How to stop firefox from mangling domain names?

When I type in http://example/ firefox rewites the url to http://www.example.com/. Is there any way to fix this behavior without recompiling firefox? I suspect something in about:config will help, ...
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4answers
2k views

What Firefox functionality do I use to rewrite and open the URL of the active page?

Our university provides a proxy service that allows me to browse websites as if I was online via the university network. However, lazy as I am, I get tired of going to the URL edit field in Firefox ...
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2answers
3k views

Passing url parameters to Firefox but open urls in new windows, not tabs

I want to open around 10 instances of firefox using the command line like firefox.exe www.google.com www.msn.com www.yahoo.com But by default, firefox opens these web pages in tabs, i want firefox ...
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7answers
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Is there a method to export the URLs of the open tabs of a Firefox window?

If I have a Firefox window open that contains 10 tabs, is there a way in Firefox or by a plug-in to get the URLs of those 10 tabs as a text file or some other format? Right now if I want to do this I ...
3
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3answers
754 views

Cross platform bookmark files

I spend my day at work on Windows XP and at home on OS X. I use Firefox on both. I have certain folders sync'ed where I like to drag and drop links to look at later. On XP the link files are saved as ...
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1answer
691 views

How Do I Disable URL Pre-Pending in the FireFox 3 Title Bar When Opeing A New Window With JavaScript?

For (understandable) security reasons, Firefox does not allow JavaScript to open a new window without the address/location bar AND without pre-pending the page's URL to the title in the title bar. ...
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3answers
689 views

Firefox Addon that recognize url and transform it to a Link

I'm looking for an Firefox addon that recognizes URLs on a webpage that are plain text and transform it to a real link.
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2answers
7k views

How can I disable the file:// protocol in Firefox?

How to disable file:// protocol in firefox I want the users not to browse the local files on the machine. I already disabled SaveAs and OpenFile functions. I want user not to browse the local files ...
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17answers
112k views

How to download a URL as a file?

A website URL has "hidden" some MP3 files by embedding them as Shockwave files, as follows. <span class="caption"><!-- Odeo player --><embed ...