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CPU usage of coreaudiod on macOS with Apache Guacamole on FireFox

A single tab in Firefox opened with Apache Guacamole increases the use of cpu by 4-5% by the coreaudiod demon. If, for instance, I open 5 tabs, the CPU usage of coreaudiod is about 20%. When closing ...
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Firefox won't access my webcam in Google Meet; will access it for other sites

I have two webcams: One built into my laptop, and an external one attached over USB. When I go to meet.google.com, Firefox only allows me to access the internal webcam. When I go to other sites, ...
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How to “unstick” Firefox from a space?

Whenever I try to open Firefox, it shows up rapidly on the current space but then disappears to move to the space where it has been closed the last time I used it. For example : I have 3 spaces. I am ...
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firefox mac os: how to remap cmd+r to f5?

I'm used to hit the f5 key for reloading page on linux/windows. Is there a way to remap reload page shortcut cmd+r to f5 on mac os?
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Preview on Catalina fails to select or copy text in PDF

After entering the Title for this question, I see numerous links to (perhaps) similar questions regarding Preview's failure to select or copy text from a PDF document. And so this question may do ...
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How can I start firefox with a different profile on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Air (Mojave, 10.14.6) and for Testing reasons I need to be able to have several instances of firefox running with different profiles each. At the same time. How can I achieve this?
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Why can Firefox not allow permanent access to my screen?

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entire screen. But when I enable ...
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How to add a confirmation prompt window to warn before closing a window for any application?

This is about adding a Warn-Before-Closing Confirmation Dialog Window to all application windows in macOS before closing a window. How do I add a Confirmation Dialog Window when I click the Red X ...
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Script or App to auto write URL of browser-downloaded files to their respective Comments field (metadata) in the files Get Info sheet?

I'm looking for a script or any other way to automatically write the URL of a download file to its "Comments" field, as shown in a files Get Info sheet (Command+I in Finder). Anyone know if I could ...
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What's causing inadvertent “leave page” commands when typing in browser window?

An annoying thing mostly, but occasionally results in data loss. It happens when I am typing - as I am now - in a browser window in Firefox on my MacBook Pro (2016, Mojave 10.14.6). When I'm typing ...
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Set Firefox as default browser to open links in Gmail

I’m not seeing a way to choose a different default browser in the Gmail App's "Settings" dialog and I want to use Firefox: How can I circumvent Google's restriction on opening links in Gmail using ...
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Unable to start firefox profile manager on MacOS

I am trying to start the profile manager for Firefox running the following command in a terminal: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin --ProfileManager But this opens just Firefox. ...
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How do I use the right click look up feature everywhere on my Mac including Firefox?

I want to be able to double click on a word in my Firefox Browser and right click it and select look up to translate it. (or even better, double click and it shows the English dictionary explanation) ...
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macos Chrome keeps starting at login

Chrome is starting at login sometimes (not every login) but it is not part of the startup items set in System Preferences > Users & Group > Login Items. The "Open at Login" option is also not ...
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How to run multiple instances of Firefox?

My Firefox ESR installation has just updated itself to Firefox 68.2.0esr, from the previous version, and now I no longer seem to be able to run multiple instances of Firefox (using different profiles) ...
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How can I set Firefox to respect my custom Mac keyboard shortcuts?

In System Preferences, I have ⌘D set to Enter Full Screen and Exit Full Screen. I have been using these shortcuts for close to a decade now, and I'm really not interested in relearning them. ...
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Is Firefox Private Network available in iOS

From webpage https://private-network.firefox.com/, I know that Firefox Private Network is available in Firefox windows client, is Firefox Private Network funation available in the Firefox App of iOS?
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Switch tab in Firefox with swipe left/swipe right gestures

I have a MacBook and I'm using Firefox. I wish to modify the options of browser.gesture.swipe.left (or right) such that it will switch to the tab to the left (right) instead of going to previous/...
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How to pin down and fix a small but egregious bug in a Firefox profile's user prefs.js?

The latest update to my Firefox browser produced an unusable interface and content area: all instances of where a character should appear were dark garbled blobs of pixels. In menus, in the viewing ...
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“Import from Firefox..” option in Safari is not working

I want to import my Bookmarks, History and Passwords to Safari. When I open Safari and try to do it using File -> Import from -> Firefox... I do see this familiar dialog box: However when I click ...
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Firefox bookmark editor

Safari auto edits bookmarks such that the https:// and .com/... are cut off, so that one can see the book mark name without all the gak. And one can still further edit the left hand (name) column ...
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Disable MAC quarantine to distribute customized Firefox ESR by network

I am preparing Firefox ESR build with custom default addons. The problem is that after I follow the instructions from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/deploying-firefox-customizations-macos and: 1....
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Firefox Developer Edition [and others] not opening in macOS Catalina

Ok... tell me it's not just me, when I launch Firefox Developer Edition [68.0b13] in macOS Catalina [beta 2] I get the error message that it can't open because it's from an unidentified developer. So,...
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Firefox: opening PDF from desktop as new tab, not new window

Not sure if this is an Apple problem per se, but every time I open a PDF from my computer it opens in Firefox as a new window. I'd like it to be open in a new tab which is what Chrome does for example....
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AppleScript: Wait for Firefox Page to load

https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/320105/319746 I was trying to find a Firefox equivalent to the script in the link above under the line "Safari's Reload button", which monitors particular properties ...
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Remapping keybinding not workin in Firefox for MacOS (mojave) [duplicate]

Coming from Windows, I wished to change the Open Location... keybinding for my browsers. I was able to do it for Chrome by following the suggestions here, but the same process does not work for ...
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Firefox on MacOS: Default filename when downloading

When downloading from Firefox on MacOS, I would like the filename to be prefixed by the ISO-date (YYYY-MM-DD-original-filename.extension). This can be achieved with a folder action in the downloads ...
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macOS: Unable to resize/move app window, title bar stuck underneath Menu bar [duplicate]

I installed Firefox on my Mac. The problem is that upon launching it, the title bar of the window appears stuck below the macOS Menu bar and hence is inaccessible. I tried to zoom in and out, but it ...
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Send iMessage from Firefox

Ubuntu + Firefox has become my daily driver. I would like to be able to send iMessage from Firefox. I am able to login using my Apple ID in Firefox. Is there a URL that can enable me to send iMessage ...
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Is GitHub working for you right now or is it an OS X 10.7 Firefox browser issue?

EDIT: To quickly answer my question, see the bottom edit. I forgot my GitHub account, so I tried reset my password. However, I'm not receiving any email. I tried it again, but to no avail. So I ...
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How to reset or rebuild application search database in ios?

I am having a strange problem on ios. When i search for any app by typing its name in the search screen, the corresponding app shows up, WITH THE EXCEPTION, of firefox for ios. Its odd to me that my ...
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WhatsApp Web not working on macOS Mojave 10.14.2

WhatsApp Web used to work all right. It works fine on my other 2012 MacBook, but not working on my Late 2013 MacBook. When attempting to open the Web app, the QR code continues to load indefinitely. ...
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Unable to open Firefox and Xcode since my last update

I'm using OS X El Captain 10.11.6. It worked well until 14 Dec 2018. Indeed, I could use Firefox and Xcode (the main softwares I use) without any troubles. But, since 14 Dec 2018, after rebooting, I ...
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Where does Firefox (Quantum) download updates prior to restart, and what should I delete to prevent a current update to occur after a restart?

Where does Firefox Quantum download updates prior to restart, and what should I delete to prevent a current update to occur after a restart? I want to manually update Firefox every time, but this time ...
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Firefox: How to disable “delete-key goes back”?

When I'm working in Firefox, I often accidentally close a tab go-back-in-history when I press the Delete key. (For example, if I'm in Google Drive, and highlight a file, and then press Delete, the ...
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Problem loading images from googleusercontent

Recently switched from Chrome to Firefox Quantum and noticed that images from *.googleusercontent.com aren't loading because "The connection used to fetch the resource was not secure" If I attempt to ...
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How to make a modified dmg distributable?

Adding files to a dmg and redistribute it Purpose : Adding some settings files to firefox.dmg (mozilla.cfg and policies.json) in the objective of redistributing the modified dmg How the dmg is ...
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Why shift-cmd-n fails as a custom shortcut for Firefox “New Private Window”?

I created the shiftcommandn shortcut for Firefox in Syst Prefs to match other browsers' behavior. It registers in the Firefox Menubar. But pressing the shortcut opens a new non-private window, and ...
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Stop my Apple devices and PC desktop syncing Mozilla bookmarks

I have a MacBook Air and iPhone 7. I have a Dell desktop at work, and for some reason my Firefox bookmarks from my work PC are showing up on my Apple devices and I would like to remove them. At work I ...
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Broken link to iTunes keeps opening tabs on Firefox

What is wrong with this link? It keeps opening tabs as fast as it can. Warning, if you click on it do not blame me: itmss://itunes.apple.com/us/app/video-compressor-just-set/id825584875?mt=8&ign-...
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Can I snooze notifications from the browser on High Sierra?

Calendar notifications shows a Snooze button. But notifications from browsers do not. Is there any way to enable snooze on Browser's notifications too?
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Firefox Font Size Changes on Secondary Monitor Connected to iMac

One staff person's new iMac (4K, 10.13.6) has been scaled to a larger text size to make it more readable for her (one size up in the "Scaled" display settings). On her secondary monitor (default, not ...
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Macbook performance issues with browsers

I have a MacBook Pro from 2013, and I'm having issues in both Chrome and Firefox - both are slowing down to a crawl, and when I check Activity Monitor I have multiple processes (in all the 'tabs' at ...
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Update to Firefox requires administrator privilege

I have a Firefox update ready to install: 60.0.2. The message says, "This update requires administrator privileges". I'm new to Mac and am used to Firefox just automatically updating itself on Windows ...
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How to set Firefox as default client for ftp:// links?

How can I set Firefox as the default client for ftp:// links? At the moment default client for ftp:// is Finder, which I don't like. I found a similar question, which is 7 years old and the solutions ...
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Is there a Broswer on Ipad capable of “Add a Keyword for this Search” (or Quick Searches) feature?

On desktop, Mozilla Firefox has a nice feature to define a smart keyword to enable searching a website through the browser. The details can be found here. This feature is sometimes called Quick ...
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Firefox and Chrome do not share clipboard - what's wrong?

I seem to experience issues with clipboard - copying from Firefox into other apps works ok, but from Firefox into Chrome doesn't. Copying from other apps into Chrome behaves erratically. Any idea on ...
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Why do colors appear washed out on macOS Chrome and Safari versus Firefox?

I'm using a new MacBook Pro 15" with macOS 10.13.4 configured with the default Color LCD color profile. I'm doing some graphic design work and noticed that all colors in Chrome and Safari appear "...
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Is there a way to rename menu items in Firefox?

Google Chrome has a keyboard shortcut that I really like, command + shift + B. It hides and shows the bookmarks toolbar so I can use a new tab extension without worrying where my bookmarks are going ...
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Web browser opens popups as new tabs when maximized

When browsing to a web page which opens a new dialog popup window, if the browser is maximized, then the new window is not opened as a dialog but as a new tab. However if the browser is not maximized, ...

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