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This is what I answered in a similar question. It did the trick for me. I had the same problem with NetBeans and this is what worked for me: sudo killall launchservicesd sudo killall Dock I hope this helps. I based my answer in this post: Can't kill Preview app and in previous knowledge. Check my answer here: App crashes, dock icon ...


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Here is what I did to fix the issue: In OS X Terminal, find your currently used Firefox profile directory (something like): $ cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/ $ ls -l if you have multiple profiles, list the one with the most recent date $ cd rAnd0m.default $ ls -la remove the hidden parentlock file $ rm -v .parentlock try to start ...


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Firefox Firefoxes is a shell scripts that will install all major versions of Firefox on OS X, and set up separate profiles so you can use them simultaneously. Currently it installs: Firefox 2.0.0.20 Firefox 3.0.19 Firefox 3.5.9 Firefox 3.6.28 Firefox 4.0.1 Firefox 5.0.1 Firefox 6.0.1 Firefox 7.0.1 Firefox 8.0.1 Firefox 9.0.1 Firefox 10.0.2 Firefox 11.0 ...


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You can skip the download step, and mount it directly over the internet like so: hdiutil attach https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/43.0.4/mac/en-US/Firefox\ 43.0.4.dmg Saves a step, time, and storage space!


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Ok... I figured it out. Disable the block sudo spctl --master-disable Launch Firefox and allow the update to complete then re-enable the block. I bet this will also resolve other software not opening as well. sudo spctl --master-enable Thanks to @Mark for the reminder about the Beta forums.


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You can disable or change the shortcut for Dashboard in System Preferences - Mission Control for Mac OS X 10.7+. In older versions of Mac OS X the appropriate preference pane should be called Exposé. After you changed the shortcut, it should correctly activate Firebug instead when Firefox is active.


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No. iMessage (rebranded as Messages) service is only implemented on Apple hardware and it is not available for other desktop/mobile/web platforms. Apple does offer web apps for other parts of iCloud but not iMessage or FaceTime. You need an Apple device, specifically running either iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), macOS (Mac desktops and MacBook portables) ...


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So after downloading Vuze a while back, I wound up with api.mybrowserbar redirects and a bunch of stuff pointing at some thing called Spigot, deterministically finger banging my bandwidth and internet experience in general. Sorry, this assumes some knowledge of the command line and file structures. The solution, grep is your friend. Open Terminal and ...


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When I got this message I only had to kill the stray process, no lock was involved for me. % ps -wwax | grep -i firefo 81106 ?? 711:45.58 /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -foreground 28986 ttys000 0:00.00 grep -i firefo % kill 81106 Despite the process still being "secretly" alive, there was no Firefox visibile in the cmd-tab task ...


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I have had this exact problem for weeks, and it's been driving me crazy, but I've finally found a solution. I found this thread on the Apple Support Communities, where “stevendeluxe” says the following: Problem fixed! I compared the system preferences for each user and found out that I had several languages activated in the language/region settings. So ...


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ftp access to ftp.mozilla.org was turned off (see this, thanks Davïd). However, you can use curl from the command line: curl 'https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/43.0.4/mac/en-US/Firefox%2043.0.4.dmg' >~/Desktop/'Firefox 43.0.4.dmg' That gets the latest (as of this writing) US English release for Mac OS X of Firefox. You can get a directory ...


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Opera is the next biggest after the main lot Opera also has a mobile version, the idea of Opera is to load all of the HTML and files before it displays anything, so it loads full web pages faster than most The next important thing about Opera is that it has support from webmasters. If you look at Apple source code on their websites it mentions support for ...


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Put one of these snippets in your userChrome.css file, depending on your Firefox version: Firefox 69 Toggle toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true in about:config as well as userChrome.css modification. Firefox 29 (Australis) .tabbrowser-tab[pinned][titlechanged]:not([selected="true"]) > .tab-stack > .tab-content { background-...


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Google and Bing are your friends. A Memory Leak is due to bad memory management of the application. Basically, it allocates memory but fails to release it when finished. Therefore, as the application continues to run, it keeps allocating free memory until there is no more. The fact that certain browsers use more or less memory has nothing to do with ...


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pingsender is a component of Firefox used by Mozilla for telemetry. The ping sender is a minimalistic program whose sole purpose is to deliver a telemetry ping. https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/components/telemetry/docs/internals/pingsender.rst


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If you have a jailbreakable iOS device, you can install the Remote Messages package. Remote Messages Features(from the package description): SMS and iMessage support File/media attachments Camera roll access Drafts Emoji support Message searching Typing notifications Contact pictures Custom Themes Phone status icons Connects to Address Book SSL Support ...


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To type this character, type ⌥+E, then ⇧+E. "É" is the character I get. In Lion, I understand one can hold down the key, a la iOS, and get a list of possible characters with accents for many of the keys:


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French layout? Press caps lock ⇪. Press the é key (that's the 2 on a QWERTY). Press caps lock ⇪ again. But you need to make sure you're using the French layout, and not French - numeric (“Français - numérique”, French flag with “123” beneath it). Otherwise, you're explicitly asking the system to use the caps lock key as a shift lock for the numbers bar ...


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The difference is likely to do with the architecture and interprocess communication choices of each browser. Modern web browsers render pages in separate processes. Apple has a framework called IOSurface that provides a streamlined way for one process to pass an image to another process. This framework was introduced in Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, for ...


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You should try opera Opera 12 download it fast and works well. Caveat: Opera only works on Macs with Intel-based processors. If you have a PowerPC chip (G5), good luck. Opera 12 won't work.


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By default there's no way to do this in native Firefox, but there is an extension called Toolbar Autohide that should do exactly that! It allows you to use your mouse to make it appear again by hovering at the top of the screen where the toolbar would normally be. Simply install the extension at that link and restart Firefox when it prompts you to do so. ...


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The standard dead-key combo for a French layout is ⌥ + Shift + &, then Shift + E.


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1st thing to try Open Firefox Open Preferences (Firefox > Preferences, or Command + ,) Select the Applications tab Search for "pdf" Change action to something else, then change it back to "Always Ask" Verify this is set correctly Open Finder Search for .pdf Right (Option) Click the first PDF that appears. Click Get Info Expand Open With (if it isn't ...


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For the impatient: You have two possibilities: PowerPC-based Mac: TenFourFox and no Flash. Intel-based Mac: Opera (thanks to Cybermatatu for this one!) with older Flash 10.3 (beware, Flash 10.3 is an archived version and is no longer supported nor updated with security fixes by Adobe). Long version: If you use an Intel processor you can use Opera: ...


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I have had some success in a Flash-less world by using Safari, and enabling the Develop menu. Then when I get to a page that requires Flash, I can set the User Agent to report as an iPad and I will get videos streamed in a QuickTime player rather than Flash-based.


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I did some digging and documented my findings. The plug-in is used to produce the below dialog. It can be triggered by Apple from inside any other web browser. It is unclear when and where this is used.


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You can start Firefox directly in a private window, at least two ways, in a Terminal. The first is using the open command. open -a Firefox --args -private-window In a Terminal, type man open and press Enter for a synopsis of the open command. Note: When passing command line arguments to the application being opened by the open command they go with and ...


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To remove Firefox.app: Login with an administrator account sudo rm -rf /Applications/Firefox.app/ You get the same result by just dragging the Firefox app from /Applications/ to the trash. If the crashes continue after reinstalling, deleting preferences and support files in the user library may help: ~/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox* ~/Library/...


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Safari has a reading list function to save articles for later reading while offline. Have you investigated that option for some of the easier pages that are static and amenable to reading offline. Xcode has an option to cache various reference libraries for offline viewing and I personally much prefer that interface over a web browser due to search ability ...


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I am assuming that you already have a connection via Terminal to the school server. You need to download the .dmg first. Goto the directory in which you want to download the dmg file (command cd \PATH\TO\DIR) Then enter this into the terminal: curl http://mozilla.mirrors.tds.net/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/mac/en-US/Firefox%2025.0.1.dmg -o ...


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