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Can't bookmark a page in Firefox

I haven't been able to bookmark a page using keyboard shortcut command + D or star icon in the address bar for about a month. At first, I assumed this shortcut might've been removed in upgrade to ...
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Run multiple instances of the same version of Firefox with different profiles simultaneously

I have an existing installation of Firefox. I've been using this installation for a long time so theres a lot of data (history, bookmark, browser preferences, addon preferences). Now I want to split ...
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Why do my internet browsers stop working?

I have a 13″ mid 2009 MacBook Pro. For a long time now my browsers just decide to stop working. The 1st occasion Safari kept crashing every 10 minutes so I downloaded Firefox but after a while the ...
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Delete downloaded files in Firefox and Safari

I have a Mac Pro with Firefox and Safari as browsers. I have tried several methods to delete individual downloaded files while in both browsers. How can I delete downloaded files?
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Distinctive slowdown across browsers on 10.9.1

I've noticed a strange pattern of delays when trying to fetch websites; the behavior seems extremely distinctive, and is easy for me to reproduce so I'm fairly confident of most of the details below. ...
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Strange message in terminal when visiting a website

I have my terminal open most of the time. Today while I was searching for a software, search results took me to http://download.cnet.com. I didn't like the software, closed the page and carried on. ...
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How do I set up Firefox to keep only cookies from select sites, when I use Firefox-Sync?

I use Firefox on a desktop iMac, a MacBook and my Android Samsung Galaxy S III mobile phone. All installations of Firefox are set to sync over Firfox's inbuilt Firefox-Snyc feature. On my desktop ...
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Keeping Firefox's places.sqlite file from consuming too much space in Time Machine bakckups

My Time Machine backups often consist of Firefox's places.sqlite file (which, as I understand it, contains both history and bookmarks) and little else. When I clear my browsing history the file ...
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Changed DNS server, now can't connect to internet on Safari, Chrome or App Store

I'm using Mac 10.7.5. Attempting to speed up my internet connection, I downloaded namebench and changed my DNS server per the suggestion given by namebench. After restarting my computer, I can no ...
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How should I analyze and solve issues with web browsers?

Currently I am getting pretty mad about "web-browsing" using my mac (os x 10.9). Of course I tried all the major browser, like chrome, firefox and safari, but unfortunately they are driving me ...
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How to get rid of booby-trapped pop ups to update flash player?

I'm coming across a malicious pop up to update my flash player. The message in the pop up: Warning! Your Adobe Flash Player version is outdated. Security risks. Please update now. I've seen this ...
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Add item to Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility

I am trying to give a flash application access to accessibility features. The plug in lives in Macintosh HD > Library > Internet Plug-ins. I cannot drag and drop this into the Security & Privacy ...
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Playing MIDI in Firefox and Chrome

Playing midi files in either Chrome or Firefox used to be easy: it just worked by invoking Quicktime. However, Quicktime stopped supporting midi after version 7.6.6. After upgrading, the same websites ...
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How to install firefox using the terminal app

I am trying to install Mozila Firefox on the school's server via ssh. Given that I have authorization to install it on the server, could someone guide me through the steps to install firefox? It has ...
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What's Firefox's default browser helper plugin?

On a freshly installed Firefox there is a plugin named: Default Browser Helper 537 It seems to be something from Apple but i couldn't find more information about it. What is it and why it ...
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Sound muted in Firefox (MacBook Air OSX 10.8.5)

I am quite new to using Macs - so apologies if this is super trivial. When browsing Youtube / Vimeo all sounds are muted. I have checked that the sound is correctly set on the video player. This is ...
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How to further determine what rogue Firefox (upload) processes are doing

Config and issue I have a late 2011 MBP, running Mac OS X 10.7.5, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, with 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3. I have just updated my firefox 20 to 25, this issue also occurred with v 20. When I ...
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Embedded vimeo videos can't be run in fullscreen mode in Firefox

Once when I opened a Vimeo video in a fullscreen mode, I was prompted whether I want to allow Vimeo to use fullscreen mode. I checked "do not ask again" and clicked "No" by accident. It was embedded ...
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UI controls in Firefox, Opera, etc. are broken, old-fashioned or blurry (Retina)

I got these ugly controls in Mountain Lion when I bought my MacBook Pro with Retina display. After upgrading to Mavericks the problems still persist. Blurry drop-down list and other old-fashioned ...
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Firefox - Shortcut for activating bookmarks in Bookmarks Toolbar?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for activating bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox? (Similar to the +1, +2, ..., keyboard shortcuts for Safari.)
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Clearing cache and cookies freezes Firefox on Mac

Every time I try to clear my cache or cookies, the system freezes and crashes. The spinning wheel continues and I have to force quit/reboot. How can I clear my cache & cookies without Firefox ...
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Some Software Manager for Mac OS X like Synaptic in Ubuntu

Is there some software manager like Synpatic in Ubunut for Mac OS X.... Right now, I am using kind of old Mac OS X 10.5.8 and want to install softare on it... Like Opera, Firefox... I don't mind that ...
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Why is Netflix more effecient in Safari than Firefox?

I've noticed that when I play Netflix video in Firefox, my Macbook Air's fans spin up to maximum, but under Safari, it stays silent. Why does Safari cause less of a load?
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Sites blocked in /etc/hosts often doesn't work

I'm using a Macbook Pro as a productivity/work machine and have Facebook and reddit blocked with /etc/hosts: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the ...
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Firefox keyboard conflict: Command key, Control key, and Contextual Menus

I am using OSX 10.8, Firefox 17, and ruTorrent, a front-end webapp that displays a list of files on a server. Clicking on files while holding down the command key only highlights the newly clicked ...
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Is there a way to limit Firefox / Chrome RAM usage?

I would like to know if there is any kind of setting to limit the RAM browsers can use. It's annoying that even if you have 30GB of RAM available eventually it will be all used by the browser.
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How do I change the Firefox 23.0 icon back to the old one?

In firefox 23.0 they use a new icon that doesn't look so much 'flat' as 'blurred' or 'smudged'. How do I go back to the old one from Firefox 22.0?
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Command + Click not opening links in new tabs

Strangely, Command + Click has stopped opening links in new tabs on my computer. It opens them in the same tab, as if I hadn't pressed Command. This problem occurs with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. My ...
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SSH on Mac to fresh install of Firefox on 64-bit CentOS 6.4 runs but generates errors: RANDR and GLib-GIO-WARNING

I just installed (64 bit) Firefox 18 browser on my Linux CentOS 6.4 server (64 bit). I SSH into the server from my Mac OSX Snow Leopard from X11 application using # ssh -Y mydomain.com. Now that the ...
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Is it possible to hide title bar of Firefox 22 in OS X 10.8.4

Is there any way to hide or remove Firefox 22 title bar in OS X 10.8.4?
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Firefox doesn't display Japanese symbols

On my system, Firefox doesn't display Japanese characters, for example on the main page of the Japanese Wikipedia. Safari has no problems with this, so what is wrong with my Firefox installation? ...
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How can I stop Firefox from always floating on top in Parallels 7 with Windows 7?

I've got set up with Parallels 7 running Windows 7, and I'm finding that Firefox is forever sitting in front of all my other windows. I'm unable to even tab to them, I have to actually move Firefox ...
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⌘+Delete does not work in Firefox

Firefox, for whatever reason, doesn't support the OS X-standard ⌘Delete shortcut for deleting the current line of text. How do I get it back? 10.8 with FF22, but this behavior has been around for ...
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Portable Firefox for Mac

If some person tells me how to have a nice portable Firefox on my Mac, this person will have my eternal gratitude.
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How do I remove the default margins when printing (when “Page Setup” options don't work)

I'm trying to print a web page that I've created with a custom paper size of 4.5x10.25 inches. I want the page to be printed right to the edge of the paper, with no margins at all. I've been reading ...
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Can't download iTunes

I wish to download iTunes to my MS Windows (Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit) computer. So I surf to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and discover a "Download iTunes" header. Beneath it is I fill ...
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Command+Click does not work in Google Scholar + Firefox

For example, see this page: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=cancer&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C33&as_sdtp= When I do command+click on the article titles, Firefox does neither open a ...
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How can I browse offline my already visited websites?

OK, I am online half of the day and offline the other half using a MacBook Pro. As I am coding primarily on this Mac, I am interested in caching all the websites I visit: especially forums, blogs, ...
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Clearing the cache/history not removing form field values

I am using Firefox and Opera in OS X 10.5.8. I have cleared the cookies, history, private data number of times. But when I visit gmail/facebook, the email ID is still auto filled up. Is there anyway ...
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FTP: active vs. passive, command line vs. browser

Here's a weird one for everyone. I'll use AskDifferent because my test bed is on a Mac, but I don't know that the underlying issue is specifically Mac. My Mac is behind a NAT wall. Let's call my ...
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How do I install one extension for all Firefox profiles?

I run many firefox profiles simultaneously. Since moving to the mac, I've lost the British English dictionary. I can install it as an extension on each profile, but I'd like to install it once across ...
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GMail compose on Firefox on Mac cmd+leftarrow cmd+rightarrow

I am using GMail and I cannot move to Firefox from Chrome, because the Cmd+LeftArrow and Cmd+RightArrow do not work in Compose window as "Move to the begining of the line" and "Move to the end of the ...
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how to disable Firefox's app tab glow?

I recently switched from Linux to Mac OS X, and one little tweak that didn't survive is disabling the blue highlight "glow" that Firefox adds to App Tabs when they have updates. Any idea how to do ...
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Is there a web browser I can use safely on Mac OS 10.5.8?

Sometime in 2012, Adobe Flash asked me to update it. I tried, but it didn't work because my browsers (firefox and chrome) didn't support the newest flash. I tried to update my browsers, but neither ...
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Applescript to automate drop-down selection in Mozilla Firefox

I'm trying to automate the selection of a value from a drop-down box in Mozilla using an applescript. What I want it to do is to tab to the drop-down box and enter down twice to select the third item ...
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Install X11 version of Firefox on OSX 10.8.2

I'm trying to install a x11-enabled version of Firefox on my OSX 10.8.2, so it can integrate nicely with xmonad. My problem: Firefox in macports is extremely old (7.x) and building 17.x from source ...
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After installing Adobe Acrobat, can I revert to Preview for handling PDF from Firefox?

I was used to download PDF from Firefox and open them with Preview PDF. Yesterday I installed Adobe Reader and now each time I click on a PDF link Firefox tries to open the PDF with Abode Reader. And ...
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Unable to view secure web pages from one particular user account

My dad's computer is running OS X 10.5.8, and is almost always unable to open secure web pages from his account. It's not that he can't log in—it's that the servers never even send a reply. ...
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How to start a service automatically after openning an application?

For example, I have a service that I want it to be started automatically when I open Firefox. I know how to write scripts as services in automator, but I don't know how to make a hook that when ...
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Is there a Firefox Task Manager?

The previous question provides answers for Windows and other addons are for older versions of FF, or do not answer the question. This is a specific question for OSX. Chrome has a built in task ...