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ClickToPlugin alike for Firefox?

I recently stumbled upon Pentadactyl. Its power is making me think about switching from Safari to Firefox. However there are some Safari extensions I really find useful. ClickToPlugin Reddit and ...
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Error trying to access Gmail on all browsers, “bad_mac_alert”

Recently I've been getting this error in Chrome when I try to access Gmail or other google sites. Error 126 (net::ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT): Unknown error. In Firefox it's An error occurred ...
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How do I make Firefox use Chrome's built-in Flash plugin?

How do I make Firefox use Chrome's built-in Flash plugin? I assume I can simply symlink Chrome's Flash plugin in Firefox' plugin directory—which directories do Chrome and Firefox use to store their ...
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Run bash command with current URL as parameter from Firefox and/or safari

I'd like to be able, without much hassle, add a video to my Miro Download-queue. From bash I can do this by entering open -a Miro.app http://vimeo.com/24398084 Now I'd like to do this from within ...
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Why are my browsers only downloading some files but not others?

My 12 month-old MacBook Pro just suddenly seems to not want to download certain files. This sounds like a silly noob PEBKAC but it's not! For the past few weeks, most files that I click on in my ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why do Firefox and Chrome crash on my Macbook Pro?

I have trouble running Firefox and Chrome on my Mac. Firefox is crashing from time to time: http://pastebin.com/UYYjPbZe Chrome crashes right after installation, it couldn't run it even once: ...
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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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Java won't work in Chrome/Safari/Firefox, but does in Terminal

I've updated to Oracle's 1.7 64-bit beta, and this is what my Java Preferences window looks like (you will note that the webapp checkbox is checked and I've restarted my machine since checking it): ...
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Is it possible to copy Firefox bookmarks with iOS Safari?

Quite simply I use Firefox sync on both my Macs and want to migrate these bookmarks to my iOS devices, not necessarly sync all the time, just migrate them as they currently are. Is it possible, and ...
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Firefox doesn't respond to a shortcut for window zooming, because it has another “zoom” menu item, how can I avoid this?

Firefox has a problem by which you can't assign it a shortcut to zoom the window. As it has another menu item named "Zoom" which actually has subitems for zoom in, etc. you can't map the shortcut by ...
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FTP sites open in Finder instead of in Safari

I cannot log into FTP sites on my iMac (Intel Core i5, 2.8GHz, running OS X 10.6.7). I probably created the problem when I installed Firefox and it took over as the default browser. I changed the ...
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Chrome and Firefox not remembering session

I just switched to the Mac, and I installed Firefox and Chrome. For some reason, I can't get the functionality for opening the tabs and windows from the last session to work either browser. Mac OSX ...
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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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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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Plain text paste on Firefox on OSX

ctrl + shift + V does plain text paste on Chrome and Firefox on Linux and Windows (removes all HTML formatting from WYSIWYG pasted text). I think Chrome honours cmd + shift + V, but this doesn't seem ...
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Adding “Lookup in the dictionary” in the pop-up list in Firefox?

Is it possible to add the item "Look up in Dictionary" in the right-click popup menu when you have selected a word on a web page, in Firefox (just like it is available in safari) ?
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Firefox 28 search is easily interruptible

When I search on a Firefox page (command-F) the search interrupts itself all the time. E.g., I start typing "backtick" and, right before I hit t, back disappears and I am now searching just for t. ...
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How To Sandbox Individual Applications On OS X Mavericks

I am trying to Sandbox Firefox on OS X. I know on Linux, you have AppArmor. On Windows, you Sandboxie. Is there something built into OS X that will allow me to Sandbox individual applications?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to 'clear refresh' a page display in web browsers (aka. 'hard refresh', ie. ignoring cache)?

While doing web development I often need to refresh a site I'm building with the cache ignored. What are the best ways to do this? I used to use the 'Disable cache' option in Firefox's Web Developer ...
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Swipe between pages doesn't work and unable two fingers scrolling up/down

Since this morning, the "swipe between pages" functionality doesn't work anymore on my computer! Web-browser specific description of the problem Google Chrome When I try to swipe between pages on ...
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Getting Silverlight to work on Mac OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to get Silverlight to work on Mac OS X, any browser would do. I'm not getting much success at all so far, nor help from the Web. 1) Silverlight + Mac OS X Yosemite To start with, can ...
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Remove titlebar from window like Vimperator

There's a plugin for Firefox called Vimperator which is what it sounds like -- a vim style interface for Firefox. It has the curious ability to nearly remove the titlebar of the Firefox window. This ...
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Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird as default browser and mail client

I use Firefox and Thunderbird for browsing and email. In the Safari Preferences, Firefox is set to be default browser. Each time I start Firefox, it asks if I want it to be the default browser. Same ...
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Suppress Java warnings

I'm using a website with a Java plugin (applet I think) that prompts me everytime I use it to access the local file system. These are the two pop ups: and: I already have the site in question ...
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Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?

I have a Google spreadsheet that I open every morning I'd like to open it quickly using just the keyboard after startup, as opposed to: opening Firefox going to the address bar typing in the tag ...
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Weird Browser Pictures on Mac Mavericks

Can someone please tell me what's happening here : http://awesomescreenshot.com/02c2otqbf9 This can be fixed by clearing my cache. Pictures are broken. My OS is MAC Mavericks, happens on all browsers ...
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FireFox version of Safari “text only”?

I find the "text only" option in Safari - you know, those lines to the left of the URL bar - extremely useful on my iPhone and iPad. However on my Windows laptop for work, I use FireFox and would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OS X Lion Safari, Chrome and Firefox crashing while trying to access caixa.gov.br account

For months I'm having problems accessing this link https://internetbanking.caixa.gov.br/SIIBC/index.processa from caixa.gov.br It only works when I use Opera, but it fails on Chrome, Safari and ...
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Why can I browse with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome?

I had a problem a while back where Chrome was working fine but Safari and Firefox were not. This was fixed by unchecking the "auto-discover proxy" box in the network configuration. See my previous ...
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How to Access Network services on a MBP with Lion Behind an ISA server

I have a MBP running OSX lion. I work in an academic environment where every thing is windows based. The campus runs an ISA server for security and all the services (mail, msn messenger, java ) are ...
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How can I fix Firefox's jagged scrolling on Lion?

I noticed that scrolling in Firefox on Lion is not very pleasant experience. Is there a way to optimize it for better performance? I tried smooth scrolling setting - but it didn't do anything.
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What causes Firefox to not show me a new tab? Can this be fixed?

I am using Firefox 7.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7. Often times when I make a new window, the tab bar contains only a single "+" tab, even after I got to a URL: If I make new tabs, then I cannot ...