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how to get verifications codes from imessage to show in firefox

So when im using Safari and im logging into a website that sends out 2 step verification codes by imessage, when the imessage arrives i get the option when in the browser page to select the code as it ...
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how to recover an HTML file from cache?

Using Firefox on MacOS. I want to recover an HTML file I might still have on the browser somewhere, because I deleted it by mistake on the server. Is there a way to do that? I know the exact url, and ...
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Firefox a way to export multiple opened tabs from IOS

where is Firefox storing list of all opened tabs on IOS in normal / private mode? Why i am asking is that I have so may tabs opened after using iPad... now I need / want to export all of these to my ...
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How to get my passwords out of keychain access (and Firefox) from my CCC backup without a Mac?

My MacBook Pro (running 10.11.6) has a swollen battery, so I shut it down promptly and am sending it in for service. I have an up-to-date backup (a bootable backup) made with CarbonCopyCloner. The ...
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Is it possible to enable a Firefox addon using a terminal command on the mac?

Is it possible to enable and possibly even configure a Firefox addon using terminal? Every now and then I need to temporarily disable an addon. I often then forget to re-enable it but it is really ...
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Firefox keeps opening on wrong screen

I use a 4K monitor as my main monitor, with my laptop off to one side. Nearly every app I open opens correctly on the 4K monitor. But Firefox always opens on the laptop monitor, even when its windows ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts Firefox

I want to remap focusing the address bar to cmd+D vs cmd+L Reference: Remapping keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox? I've tried everything on that page and it doesn't seem to be working.
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How to make Firefox/Chrome quit when I close it?

There is a weird issue with Firefox/Chrome browser where if I close it using the red close button, it loses all the opened tabs. If I right click on it in the Dock and "Quit", it remembers ...
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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR on 2 of my 3 WordPress sites but only from my MacBook Pro

I get the PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR error on two of my three WordPress sites when using current versions of Firefox and Safari on my late 2013 MacBook Pro, macOS 10.15.6. All three sites are hosted on the ...
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Dropdowns and Firefox on Macbook Pro

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Catalina 10.5.5 and when using Firefox, it has problems with dropdowns. Firefox runs well, no issues there; but the main problem is any site with dropdowns on it, e.g. ...
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Why can't Safari connect to “server.local”, when Firefox and Chrome can? Is mDNS the reason?

I have a new file server freenas.local. I can connect to it fine with Firefox and Chrome web browsers, but not with Safari browser. The server is announcing correctly on mDNS, as measured by Firefox ...
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How do I run apple script on a particular instance of Firefox?

I have three instances of Firefox called - Firefox Firefox 2 Firefox 3 They all live in the Applications folder and the difference is that they have different Firefox profiles and cookies. I'd like ...
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2017 MBP has started to degrade in performance - dreaded kernel_task

All - My normally stable mbp 2017 has started slowing down with kernel_thread dominating the CPU in recent weeks. This condition persists across reboots. My primary concern is that the machine is ...
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Downloads from browsers are broken, downloads using wget or curl are not

I restored my mac after getting it back from Apple. It had a busted logic board. After getting it back any download from any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) is flagged by macOS as damaged and ...
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Sync bookmarks between Safari and Firefox on same MacOS?

Is it possible to have same set of merged bookmarks in Safari and Firefox on same local MacOS?
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How to install Firefox on my Mac laptop [duplicate]

I want to install Firefox browser on my Mac laptop. I go to the Firefox website from Google and click on download. It downloaded a Firefox 77.0.1.dmg file. How do I install Firefox using this file? ...
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Firefox vs Chrome: how to open new tabs in foreground or background with same meta keys?

The Request How can I make the same meta keys between Firefox and Chrome do the same thing? In my macOS, currently in my environment (<click> = "mouse left click on weblink"), the following "...
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Open Firefox Developer Tools on certain display

When I hit the inspect button on a website, Firefox (developer edition, on display 1) opens the developer tools on display 3 (I have three monitors). Is there a way to tell Firefox (or Mac) to open ...
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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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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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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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