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How to remove 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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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 do I install one extension for all Firefox profile?

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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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Application installer add extention to my browser. Is mavericks following the path of Windows?

I have use OS X 10.6.8 for years and just recently did a fresh installation of Mavericks. One of the nicest aspects of OS X was the fact that after three years of use and installing tons of ...
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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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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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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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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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Delete downloaded files in Firefox and Safari

I have a Mac Pro with Firefox and Safari as browsers. I have tried several methods to delete individual downloaded files while in both browsers. How can I delete downloaded files?
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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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How can I browse offline my already visited websites?

OK, I am online half of the day and offline the other half using a MacBook Pro. As I am coding primarily on this Mac, I am interested in caching all the websites I visit: especially forums, blogs, ...
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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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Keeping Firefox's places.sqlite file from consuming too much space in Time Machine bakckups

My Time Machine backups often consist of Firefox's places.sqlite file (which, as I understand it, contains both history and bookmarks) and little else. When I clear my browsing history the file ...
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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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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? Thanks.
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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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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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Can't download iTunes

I wish to download iTunes to my MS Windows (Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit) computer. So I surf to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and discover a "Download iTunes" header. Beneath it is I fill ...
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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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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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how to install firefox on Terminal server (Mac)

I am trying to install Mozila Firefox on the school's Terminal server. 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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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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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 wheter I want to allow Vimeo to use fullscreen mode. I checked "do not ask again" and clicked "No" by accident. It was embedded on ...
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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.) Thanks in advance.
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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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Some Software Manager for Mac OS X like Synaptic in Ubuntu

Is there some software manager like Synpatic in Ubunut for Mac OS X.... Right now, I am using kind of old Mac OS X 10.5.8 and want to install softare on it... Like Opera, Firefox... I don't mind that ...
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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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Why is Netflix more effecient in Safari than Firefox?

I've noticed that when I play Netflix video in Firefox, my Macbook Air's fans spin up to maximum, but under Safari, it stays silent. Why does Safari cause less of a load?
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Firefox keyboard conflict: Command key, Control key, and Contextual Menus

I am using OSX 10.8, Firefox 17, and ruTorrent, a front-end webapp that displays a list of files on a server. Clicking on files while holding down the command key only highlights the newly clicked ...
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Portable Firefox for Mac

If some person tells me how to have a nice portable Firefox on my Mac, this person will have my eternal gratitude.
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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.