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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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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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Mute specific program

Is there any way to mute a specific program? I want to be able to mute Firefox.
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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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“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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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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After installing Adobe Acrobat, can I revert to Preview for handling PDF from Firefox?

I was used to download PDF from Firefox and open them with Preview PDF. Yesterday I installed Adobe Reader and now each time I click on a PDF link Firefox tries to open the PDF with Abode Reader. And ...
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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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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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With Firefox Aurora, Mountain Lion hung - but the mouse still worked

I've just had my first Mountain Lion lockup. The screen was entirely frozen in place (I have seconds displayed on my clock in iStat Menu and even that wasn't moving) BUT the mouse still worked. I ...
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How can I remove Firefox using terminal?

I'm a beginner with Mac OS X. Would somebody please tell me how to fully uninstall Firefox using Terminal on Mac OS X Lion? I'm experiencing hangs and crashes with Firefox 5.0.1, so I want to remove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Install X11 version of Firefox on OSX 10.8.2

I'm trying to install a x11-enabled version of Firefox on my OSX 10.8.2, so it can integrate nicely with xmonad. My problem: Firefox in macports is extremely old (7.x) and building 17.x from source ...
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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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Seeking an alternative to the big browsers

Can anyone recommend any alternative web-browsers to the Big Three of Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox? I just want to try something new, because I'm not completely happy with the performance of ...
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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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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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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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Enable f12 shortcut for firebug

I was wondering, how to enable the F12 shortcut key on OS X for Firebug? I don't really use Dashboard, so I'm more than happy to disable it.
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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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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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How do I change the Firefox 23.0 icon back to the old one?

In firefox 23.0 they use a new icon that doesn't look so much 'flat' as 'blurred' or 'smudged'. How do I go back to the old one from Firefox 22.0?
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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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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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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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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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Screen tearing and redraw artifacts on any type of animation

I purchased a Macbook AIR July 2011 model about 2 months ago and I noticed in the last few weeks that animations have a lot of screen tearing. I thought at first it was Flash animations but I notice ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Are there any differences, feature-wise, between Firefox for Mac and Firefox for Windows?

I know that Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac are extremely similar. So similar that I only notice one difference for the Mac version: the green + button doesn't maximize. However, that can be ...
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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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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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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 ...