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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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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 ...
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How do I make Firefox open a PDF in a tab instead of downloading it?

I find it really annoying, that firefox on my Mac (OS X Lion) automatically downloads a pdf instead of viewing it in a tab. On Windows this works flawless. But why is it not working on the Mac? Is ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. One of the things that's really ingrained in my muscle memory is hitting Alt+D in a browser to go to the address bar. On Mac browsers, ⌘+D creates a ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Firefox error

I just installed the Tor Browser Bundle (1.0.24). Vidalia launches with no problems. Tor connections are created. However, Firefox doesn't start. When I manually click on the Firefox app in the ...
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367 views

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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Share favorites in Firefox using Bootcamp?

I'm using BootCamp to install Windows 7 on my Mac. On both OS I'm using Firefox 6. Is there an easy way to automatically share the favorites in both OS?
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Lion: Change Keyboard shortcut CMD + ALT + Left/Right Arrow for spaces OR Firefox's next/previous tab

I'm using Firefox, where CMD + ALT + ← / → Arrow changes to the next / previous tab. This is an important feature to me. Since Lion, this shortcut changes the active space to the next and ...
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Change Firefox tab-switching keyboard shortcut

To move to the next tab in most browsers, you use ctrl+⇥. Then, to close it, you have to reach over to ⌘+W. I don't like switching modifier keys like that; I'd prefer to just use ctrl ...
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Why is this dialog being displayed when I start firefox?

I'm a beginner Mac OS user. When I open Firefox I receive the dialog below, why doesn't Firefox just start? What is the point of the below dialog?
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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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How can I read a pdf with Firefox 5?

I'd like to upgrade Firefox to the new version but I don't know if I'll still be able to read pdf on it with this this plugin. Is there another way ?
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How do I install the VLC Web Browser Plugin in Firefox?

I am running OS X Version 10.6.7 and Firefox 4.0.1. I am trying to install the Web browser plugins for 10.5 and later (release 1.0.5), there is not a newer version of the plugin at the moment. I ...
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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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Why Firefox takes so long to open in Mac OS X?

When I first boot my MacBook Pro with Core i7, 8 GB ram, and 7200 rpm hard drive running Mac OS X 10.6.7, it still takes a long time (10 or so dock icon bounces) for latest Firefox 4.0.1 to open. Why ...
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CNET on Mac - page not found

I've been having this problem for some time now - first I thought it was some temporary thing with CNET servers, but it doesn't seem so. I can see the index pages of CNET sites (download.cnet.com, ...
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Browsers won't load css/js files with https URL

Firefox, Safari and Chrome won't load any CSS or JS files when I open an HTTPS url, for example on Twitter, it will only load the HTML. When I look at firebug in Firefox I get the following errors: ...
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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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Where do terminated incomplete downloads go when using firefox?

Where do terminated incomplete downloads go when using firefox?
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Why I can’t use zoom+ or zoom- in firefox4 in mac‘s Multi-Touch Touchpad?

I can use zoom function in firefox3 and safari,but when I update to firefox4,I find I can’t use the zoom function ,how can I fix this problem?
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“View In Mac App Store” button in Firefox

Does anyone know if it's possible to get the "View In Mac App Store" button on web based pages (e.g. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jellyfissh/id416399476 ) to open the mac app store when using ...
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Stored password in Safari Versus Firefox

Is there a way to retrieve password stored in Safari as it is possible to do it in Firefox ?
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Can Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6.15 coexist on the same OSX machine?

Firefox 4 is out and I'm a little bit worried about the lack of compatibility of my loved Addons on this new version. Can I install Firefox 4 to try it without the need to upgrade the 3.6.15 version?
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How can I install the X11 version of Firefox on Snow Leopard? (Preferably without MacPorts or Fink?)

I’m doing some screen-scraping using Selenium, a framework which lets you programmatically control web browsers on your system. I’m running it as part of a web app on a Linux server, and on my MacBook ...
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Can OSX proxy settings vary by browser?

I'm moderately familiar with OSX but am attempting to solve an issue remotely. My girlfriend is in Argentina for a bit, and the IP location bars her from many "US only" sites that she frequents. To ...
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How to sync usernames/passwords between Mac Firefox & iPad Safari?

I use Firefox on my Mac and have hundreds of website passwords saved in its password store. I don't even remember my passwords half the time for the various sites that I use. How can I sync the ...
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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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Finer grained control over the default browser?

My default browser is Chromium. I tend to use different browsers and nail them to a Space. So for example Chromium is space 1 along with item, Firefox space 2 with terminal, Safari 3 with ...
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Diagnose periodic slowdowns/freezes

When I am watching a YouTube video, the video will pause and freeze for about one second, every 10 seconds on the dot. I've timed it. I have also tried watching activity monitor but it doesn't show ...
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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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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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How do I enable the Java console in Firefox?

I'm using MacOSX 10.5.8 and the default Java provided by Apple (e.g. /usr/bin/java -> /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands/java). My web browser is Firefox 3.6.12. ...
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Mute specific program

Is there any way to mute a specific program? I want to be able to mute Firefox.
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How to disable sound when switching Firefox tabs with ⌘1-⌘9

I use the keyboard shortcut ⌘1-⌘9 to switch to tabs in Firefox. In OS X every time I do this there's a sound, which can become annoying when the volume is turned up. I looked in about:config for ...
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520 views

Change search Google in Safari to use Firefox

Cmd+Shift+L searches for the selected text in Google using Safari. Can I change this to use Firefox instead?
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Finding Firefox bookmarks in Spotlight

Is there a program that will allow me to use Spotlight to search my Firefox bookmarks and open the browser window?