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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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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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Syncing bookmarks between iCloud and Firefox

I use Windows 7 and I've just got myself a lovely new iPhone. I've installed iCloud and it synchronizes my iPhone's calendar with Outlook, which is great, but I also prefer Firefox over Safari, but ...
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How to start Firefox web browser from terminal in private mode?

Simply put, how do I open the Firefox directly from Mac OS X Terminal in private mode?
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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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How to change bookmarks in Firefox shortcuts with right mouse button?

If I right click on a bookmark in my shortcuts, there are no options to modify it. Usually in other operating systems, you can change a bookmark with the right mouse button. (The only way I found out ...
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Send args to Firefox when launching from terminal

Additional arguments on start of Google Chrome from Terminal app are send in a following way: open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args -myArgs="ARGS" What is the syntax to sending arguments ...
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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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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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How do you enable retina display support on Firefox?

Firefox 16 does not have retina display support out of the box. Is there a way to enable it?
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How to move bookmarks *with icons* from Firefox to Safari

I dumped my old Dell for a new MacBook Pro. Firefox looks gawdawful on my retina display, so I'm trying Safari. I had 20+ bookmarks in FF's Bookmarks Toolbar. Each had it's own icon, either grabbed ...
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Where do terminated incomplete downloads go when using firefox?

Where do terminated incomplete downloads go when using firefox?
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Why is Firefox randomly reopening itself after quitting?

I've had a strange problem that's been bugging me for awhile. It seems that every couple times I quit Firefox, it will reopen itself automatically. Basically: I'll hit cmdq Firefox will shut down ...
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Thunderbird not being scaled properly on Retina display when an external display is also connected

If I use Thunderbird with only the Retina screen of my MBP it's fine. However, if I connect my MBP to an external display with normal resolution, then Thunderbird won't scale properly according to ...
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How do I configure my browsers not to save passwords for specific websites?

There are certain web sites whose passwords I don't want saved, for security reasons. I want to type them in manually whenever needed. How do I configure Safari, Chrome and Firefox on Mavericks to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How do I force OSX to always save file extension?

When saving a file without an extension not even OS X is able to open that file anymore. Still it is very easy to accidentally save a file without an extension. Example: When using Firefox and you ...
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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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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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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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how to force an update with firefox 38

With the old firefox, one could force an update by clicking 'firefox' on the menu bar and then 'About firefox' etc. However, with the new firefox 38 this menu only contains the single entry 'Quit' -- ...
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Is firefox hiding from the energy monitor?

Since Firefox 38, it is no longer showing in the activity monitor in the energy tab, are other people experiencing this? How can a process hide from the energy monitor in the first place? I think ...
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How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know?

How to Change the Dock Indicator Lights Color in Mac OS X only for an app that I'm using right know? I have 10 Firefoxes in my Dock with 10 different profiles, and sometimes I'm lost - I'm not sure ...
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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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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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Firefox: double-click on titlebar maximize window instead on open new tab

Recently, I noted that Firefox started to behave differently when I double-click on its title-bar / tab-bar. It maximizes the windows as if I clicked on the semaphore + button, instead of opening a ...
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How to ignore the invalid SSL certificate error in Firefox on iOS?

I've just switched to Firefox from Safari in iOS just after its release. How can I ignore the invalid SSL Certificates error and bypass it in the newly released iOS version of Firefox? I can't find ...
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kernel: firefox/safari[…] unable to quarantine: 13

I have updated my OS X to the new El Capitan version and now I have an issue in the Firefox/Safari browsers with downloading of the small files to a location on a network share. Most of these ...
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Glitch / Blink video on OSX (Macbook pro 15' mid-2012 no retina) and firefox 40+

I currently have a problem with my macbook 15' mid-2012 (No retina) with Yosemite. When I watch videos (e.g. Youtube) via Firefox, sometime for a microsecond the video becomes blue then comes back to ...