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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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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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Can't Clear “Form and Search History” in Firefox

I am attempting to clear the "form & search history" in Firefox, and the box is completely grayed out and will not allow me access. Any thoughts or suggestions about how to fix this?
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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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Modify plist.info so program uses different icon based on command line arguments

I have an application, Firefox, I launch it with different command line arguments: -P "dev profile" -no-remote -P "ext testing" -no-remote -P "Main" -no-remote I would like to tell the plist.info ...
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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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Keyboard shortcuts not working in Safari and Firefox after update to Yosemite

After updating two distinct Macs (a MacBook Air and a Mac Mini, both using the same iCloud account) from Mavericks to Yosemite, I noticed the following weird bug: All keyboard shortcuts in Safari and ...
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Safari displays blank pages for some sites [duplicate]

Some pages, sometimes on Apple's on support site simply display as blank pages. The same page displays perfectly on Firefox or Chrome. What is this strange behaviour? For example, this link: ...
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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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Why am I unable to use app store urls in windows?

When I want to research an app I am thinking of buying for my ipad and I don't have my ipad on me, because the computer I mainly sync with does not connect to the internet I use another computer which ...
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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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Is it possible to permanently disable firefox fullscreen feature?

My iMac is an old model, the first one to have a Core2Duo chip and it only gets to Snow Leopard. Since Firefox 32, it always (or most of the time) starts in fullscreen and it's really annoying. Is ...
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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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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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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 does command + click work differently inside some sites

I'm using Firefox as a web browser and I have noticed that on some sites doing command + click on a link will open a new tab but leave me on my current window while on other sites the same combo will ...
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Safari and Firefox default to Chrome and webmail page

So when I have, say, Safari open, or Firefox, but not Chrome, and go to (in Safari) FILE>SHARE>EMAIL THIS PAGE (or the equivalent in Firefox)...suddenly Chrome opens to the Network Solutions webmail ...
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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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Pages - Value type page in Firefox

When I reboot my Mac I keep getting this page in one of my Firefox tabs: file:///Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/FunctionHelp.bundle/en.lproj/ffac6f2d7977.html with the text: value type ...
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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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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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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 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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Macbook 10.9.5 Firefox freeze

After updating OS X on my Macbook 2011 to 10.9.5 I've started facing Firefox (32.0.3) freezing for a minute when macbook is resumed from suspend. Does anyone have thoughts, where to look for a cause ...
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how to print all open tabs in chrome on Mac to pdfs?

I have a chrome\firefox on my mac. I have opened many tabs and I want to print all tabs into pdfs. I have downloaded "universal prin" addon for FF. But I cannot send to a virtual pdf printer all ...
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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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Malware or not, and how to fix?

I have a problem where advertising popups randomly appear in new windows in Firefox or Safari. I have the newest Firefox/Safari versions, and Mac OS 10.9. I do not have this problem in Chrome. Is this ...
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MacBook freezing completely, trying to identify the cause

I'm running a Mid-2013 MacBook Air with OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). I've recently run into an issue of the computer freezing completely. This has happened perhaps 3 times in total over a period of a few ...
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Installed Friefox Beta and now Bing is default search enginge in location bar

I updated from FF 31 to FF Beta (32) and when I now do a search in the location bar (the big one to the left) I get results from Bing. How do I change this back to Google?
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Firefox omnibox not working sometimes

I have a weird problem, sometimes when I type a search keyword in the omnibox, Firefox tries to connect to Google and then just stops. Be it from a new tab or a website I was already on. Same thing if ...
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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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Floating window in Firefox

When trying to read emails as I'm scrolling down sometimes the main window scrolls and the inner window where the message is doesn't scroll. It seems like I have to re-engage the pointer to get it to ...
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Save HTML as PDF without metadata (e.g. date/time, URL)

In Safari or Firefox, saving a web page as PDF (⌘P > PDF > Save as PDF...) includes the page's title, URL, page number, and date/time in the resulting PDF. Is there a way to generate a PDF without ...
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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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Firefox plug-ins save into diffent folder Mac

I use "Fire fox" as my default browser. For last couple of days, I found my browser, running very slowly. As a step of speed it up, in a phase I wanted to delete all my "Fire fox" Plug-ins. In that ...
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Firefox & Safari - always show horizontal scrollbars if needed

Today I opened this fancy photo website of a friend. It has horizontal scrolling of pictures. In Firefox I cannot scroll horizontally without first using the cursor keys. The same happens in Safari. ...
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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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How to revert the intial decision for not saving username/password in OS X Firefox?

A couple of times I clicked NO (or closed the pop-up) on Firefox suggestion to save username/password for a particular form. How to revert this decision and force Firefox to ask again.
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Firefox missing tabs

I updated Firefox to the latest 29.0.1 on OS X 10.9.1 and was exploring some of the new options. I tried "Tab Groups" and wanted to go back to the 10 or so tabs I had open, but these seem to have ...
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Silverlight for safari and Google Chrome

why does Silverlight not work on Safari and Google Chrome? Why does it also crash on Firefox? How can I prevent from happening?
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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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How can I use multiple browser versions at one time?

On Windows I can use Utilu Firefox collection (there also ie collection on his site). How can I use multiple browser versions to see how my website works in different versions of different browsers ...
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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 does only Safari have (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling in OS X?

I'm quite amazed that Safari is the only browser in OS X that manages to get (nearly) perfect inertial scrolling. Even with lots of flash content on a website, Safari's scrolling is smooth. There ...
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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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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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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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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. ...