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keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work on firefox bookmark toolbar

I have set up a shortcut in keyboard setting for toggling the firefox bookmark toolbar. But the shortcut does't work, and nothing actually happens. How can I make it work?
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Firefox profile window cannot be resized

When I open the Firefox Profile Manager using /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P I get a very small window that cannot be resized: How can I make this window big enough that ...
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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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Can't open Firefox because a copy of Firefox is already open

I have multiple users on my MacBook (OS X 10.9.5). One of them has parential restrictions, but is allowed to use Firefox. Now, despite that, she is unable to run Firefox: whenever she tries, an error ...
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True Full Screen in Firefox?

In OSX, how do I have a true full screen? When I go to full screen mode, the tab and navigation bar are still showing. Those toolbars are annoying when I try to watch a movie, etc. This is the shot ...
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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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High CPU utilization due to Firefox in EL Capitan 10.11.4

Hi I am using Firefox with 10-14 open tabs (AWS console, JIRA, GitLab, etc). I mac hangs due to high CPU utilization by Firefox as per activity monitor. Can someone help me with this. Github Gist ...
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Wakeups Causing Firefox to Crash?

Using OS X 10.9.5 on a 2011 MacBook Pro and running Firefox as my browser. For a while now I've had problems with FF crashing and causing strange things to follow. After FF crashes I cannot restart ...
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Youtube full screen doesn't work properly on yosemite

Since my macbook is a 13" model, I like to use my entire screen when watching YouTube. But a problem has started. When my Firefox isn't in full screen, and I click the full screen button of my ...
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How can I use Applescript to repeat an iMacro in Firefox 8 times?

I have an iMacro created in Firefox that needs to be repeated 8 times to function properly. How can I automate the playing of the iMacro 8 times with Applescript? I've tried recording my workflow, ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600 when opening html file from terminal

I created a new test.htm file in my homedir, and when I type open test.htm it switches to Firefox, just opens an empty tab (my file does not appear), and the terminal says: LSOpenURLsWithRole() ...
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how to disable Safari import bookmarks and history from firefox

i have a third party bookmark sync app so i do not need safari to import bookmarks from firefox But it keeps prompting or even trying in the background then asking if i want to keep or don't keep ...
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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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change HTTP headers of Chrome and Firefox

Browsers send HTTP Accept headers. This is an example of one: text/html, */*; q=0.01 gzip, deflate en-US,en;q=0.8,sl;q=0.6 You can get yours here. How can I change curent headers from terminal app ...
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change firefox proxy from terminal

How can I change proxy for Firefox from Terminal app? Not the whole computer proxy settings (the ones in Network tab), but just Firefox's.
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True fullscreen browser display

I confess I'm not a regular Mac user so apologies in advance if this is a stupid question. I'm building a web page to be displayed (offline) as a projection on a wall. On the Windows PC, running ...
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Accessibility in Firefox - Change Fonts

Full disclosure: I’m not disabled. But frankly I can’t read a lot of stuff displayed in Firefox. There are ways to adjust the fonts of web pages, but I can’t read the text under the Firefox ...
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Firefox won't respond to force-quit

On http://repl.it, I accidentally created an infinite loop in Python 3. I tried to close the tab, but Firefox already stopped responding. It wouldn't respond even after a while, so I force quitted FF. ...
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Looking for an ARD/ Unix command to clear firefox history/cache on a mac

I'm trying the following but not having any success in seeing anything cleared: rm -R /Users//Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/.default/Cache Thanks!
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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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Stop Firefox from asking me about blocking Flash

Lately it seems like there's a new "critical" update to Flash every week or so. And every single time this happens Firefox begins prompting me to Allow or Disallow flash on every single website I ...
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Safari and Firefox Browers not working

I cannot open Yahoo or Google or other websites with Firefox or Safari on my Mac. I cannot open Apple either. I made sure the proxies were not checked, I emptied history and cache and cookies, I ...
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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 does one type an “É” (capital e acute) in the French keyboard layout in Mac OS X?

I've searched the web for a method to type an "É" character with a french keyboard layout in firefox. It appears I'm supposed to type ⌥+E, and then ⇧+E to achieve this, but as soon as I ...
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Preventing quit of Firefox

I'm planning to show a presentation of my websites to friends on Firefox, but I do not want them to exit full screen and terminate the Firefox application, but only to click the elements on the ...
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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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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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How to download Firefox via command line FTP

I am attempting to install Firefox on my Mac, which currently does not have a browser. From a bash terminal I have ftp installed and am currently connected to the internet. However, I have been ...
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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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Googleapis outgoing connection

I have little snitch installed on my mac. Recently I am getting an alert about an outgoing connection to gcs-eu-00001.content-storage-upload.googleapis.com. The IP address seems to belong to google. ...
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Yahoo Search has hijacked all my internet browsers (Safari, Firefox). How to remove the adware/malware?

Today I installed a program that I'm familiar with and that I have used before called Filezilla using SourceForge. I've never had a problem with it before, and I only uninstalled it because I had no ...
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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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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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Is it possible to set Firefox as the default browser in iOS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to search something using Firefox in Spotlight search? When I choose the option "search in the internet" it always open Safari. My question is then, is it possible somehow to set ...
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Can I make Firefox the default browser in iOS [duplicate]

I really want to use Firefox as my main browser but can't find a way to make it the default browser on iOS: this make it's adoption much more complicated. Is it totally impossible? Edit - Example of ...
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How to control the right browser based on used workspace?

My default browser is Chromium. I tend to use different browsers and assign them to a Space. So for example Chromium is space 1 along with an item, Firefox in space 2 with terminal, Safari 3 with ...
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Is there a way to enable text substitution in non-Cocoa apps in OS X 10.11?

If not, is there any way to enable it in Firefox 42.0 (add-on, about:config etc)? Thanks laddies/lassies!
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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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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 ...
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Firefox full screen doesn't hide toolbars

(Firefox 40.0.3 on Lion) If I go into full screen mode, all of the following remain visible, and I, rightly or wrongly, assumed they should become hidden: tab bar bookmarks bar address bar ... at ...
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Firefox “not responding”, can't force quit, doesn't show in activity monitor [duplicate]

I have entered a weird state Firefox was open. The icon appears in the cmd+tab task menu. In the dock it shows as "not responding". Force Quit does nothing though. Ok... but then it doesn't show ...
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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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Firefox's Pinned Tabs in Safari

Is there a way to mimic Firefox's Pinned Tabs in Safari on Yosemite? I love the Pinned tabs in Firefox because they allow me to easily keep a few key tabs (webmails, calendar, todo list) open without ...
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Firefox links to local pdf s don't open in Preview

In Firefox 41.0.1 on Macosx 10.8.3, file:///long/path/xx.pdf copies the pdf to ~/Documents but doesn't display it. Neither Firefox Preferences Applications->PDF "Preview in Firefox", nor "use ...
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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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Firefox Sync does not remember password

I recently activated Sync on Firefox, but I regularly get popup errors "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Incorrect account name or password." I can login each time but this is a PITA as I ...
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How to disable within Firefox that F5 reloads the page?

I have a laser pointer and its middle button (the one that turns the laser on) is mapped to F5. It ruins my html presentation, because Firefox tries to reload the page every time I want to point ...
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Website automatically going to mobile version on MacBook Pro (in Chrome, Firefox and Safari)

Whenever I go to the website www.thetrainingstationinc.com on my MacBook Pro, it always sends me to the mobile version of the site. This doesn't happen on my personal Windows computer. This has ...
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Let firefox or chrome use wifi connection

I am on a wired network that does not allow access to external websites like stackoverflow etc. but my wireless connection allows that. My mac is connected to both wifi and wired network. Is there a ...
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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: ...