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Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?

I try to launch Firefox over SSH, using ssh -X user@hostname and then firefox -no-remote but it's very very slow. How can I fix this? Is it a connection problem?
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Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)

Sometimes Firefox doesn't release the mouse after dragging, so I need to kill the application to force it to release its pointer grab. Is there any command to force an application to ungrab the ...
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how to make firefox read stdin

echo '<h1>hello, world</h1>' | firefox cat index.html | firefox These commands don't work. If firefox can read stdin, I can send html to firefox via pipe. Is it possible to make firefox ...
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Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version

According to my browser (Firefox 34.0) the installed version of the Shockwave Flash plugin appears to be 11.2.202.424. This version is considered to be insecure: ...
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Is there any advantage of using Iceweasel and Firefox?

I used Mozilla Firefox in Windows, and now I'm using Iceweasel in Debian 6. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems ...
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How to set window size and location of an application on screen via command line?

I want Firefox window to be opened in a specific size, and location on screen using a shell command, for example: firefox myfile.html size 800x600 location bottom-left Is there such a command?
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Starting firefox on a remote host (over ssh) opens a new window locally: what is happening?

I have never noticed this behaviour before, and am a little confused as to what is happening. I have a local copy of firefox running, then ssh (ssh -X <url>) into a remote server and start a ...
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Refresh/reload active browser tab from command line?

I'm trying to set up a custom toolchain where the browser (Firefox or, preferrably, Chrome) is often/frequently/constantly forced to refresh from the commandline. (The idea is to instantly see the ...
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Map a symbol to a specific key

I have the following problem: I use the intl variant of gb keyboard layout, i.e., what you get with: setxkbmap -layout gb -variant intl I use gmail in Firefox, and for some reason, the gmail ...
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saving in /tmp is not really saving?

Open e.g. a mail attachment from Firefox (without previously saving it); this is a Libre Office document, you edit it, and then push save (not save as) and close both text editor and browser. Then the ...
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How to force applications to not start maximised in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: ssh -X user@host firefox (or some other X application). Maximise the window. Close the application. Open the application in Awesome WM (tried only locally, but should also work ...
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Is there a way to store Firefox passwords in a local encrypted database in Linux?

I want Firefox to "remember" my passwords so I don't have to type them in; unfortunately, the built-in password manager stores them in plain text, which is too high a security risk. I'd like to find a ...
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How can I run Firefox on Linux headlessly (i.e. without requiring libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0)?

I’ve got Dreamhost shared hosting, and I’m trying to run Firefox 3.0 on it headlessly for use with Selenium. When I try to run it (~/local/bin/firefox/firefox), I get the following error message: ...
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How to tell Chromium-browser to run a url as single instance not multiple instances?

I have a web application which crawls data and any browser download it first the second one will not get that crawl informations. While using Chromium-browser in a PC i start as below: $ ...
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How to make Firefox open mailto: links with mutt in terminal

All I want to do is pass mailto: links to urxvt -e mutt -F ~/path/to/muttrc with the rest of the mailto: URL appended. I've tried every script I can find online that purports to do this, from simple: ...
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Firefox unable to access domains defined in /etc/hosts if Network Manager is disconnected from a network

For developing web sites, I define test domains in /etc/hosts : 127.0.0.1 example.org I can then access example.org in the browsers. However I when the Network Manager is not connected to any ...
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Download Manager for Linux

I need some good download manager for Linux (like IDM on windows). I want it to be able to install a browser plugin too, which allows you to download movies from youtube or other sites easily. It ...
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Launch a GUI browser on server without a GUI? [duplicate]

What's a simple way to launch a browser on an server that doesn't have a GUI, but needs a GUI-like browser? Something like Firefox or Chrome. I need to trigger a page load but it needs full javascript ...
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How to change Firefox icon shown on panel and menus?

I installed Firefox on Linux Mint Debian Edition with the Cinnamon desktop. This Firefox package doesn't use the regular Firefox icon, with the fox curled around the world ; it has what I call the ...
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Xvfb or Firefox throwing errors & gratuitously logging

per the answer to this question, I'm running Xvfb to make a virtual display so firefox will run on my CentOS server. (I don't need to see firefox or do any actual key or screen input/output with ...
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Why does Stackoverflow in Iceweasel cause high CPU usage for Xorg?

If I go to the front page of this site, and hit page down/page up repeatedly, it's pretty quick, and firefox-bin (iceweasel) uses maybe 50% CPU, Xorg uses maybe 40%. If I go to Stackoverflow's main ...
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How to measure Firefox's startup time?

I would like to measure how much time it takes for some softwares to start. I know the command time but in the case of firefox (iceweasel for me on Debian), this command prints only the time I let ...
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Force Firefox to remember passwords on particular sites

Usually, when I log into a website with username and password, Firefox asks whether it should remember the login details. When I click yes, next time I visit the website, the username and password ...
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Where does firefox get the “default” applications for opening files from?

By default, the Firefox (33.0) on my FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT has the default application for opening PDF files set to Inkscape. Firefox does remember my previous choice, evince, in the “What should ...
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Finding session information about Firefox

I'm currently developing a piece of software whose functionality is dependent upon knowing the state of the current Firefox session running on the user's Ubuntu computer. The information it will need ...
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Printing webpage using browser via CLI

I want to automate printing. From URL in text file, the webpage is printed. I have tried using wget and the results are very inferior than when printed via browser. Somehow FF and Chromium both manage ...
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Can we run firefox and Nightly simultaneously?

When I start nightly, new window of firefox is starts again, so I have to close firefox and start nightly, then if I open firefox Nightly's new window opens. What I am asking is can I run them both ...
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Remove green from Linux Mint browser

When I use Firefox in Linux Mint, everything has a kind of green shade to it. The monitor is fine. I'm guessing it's Mint branding. How do I remove it? Edit My original question wasn't clear - it's ...
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Firefox circular-dependency hell on Linux Mint 13

Having difficulty re-installing Firefox, after an installation to resolve places.sqlite issues. It appears that I'm trapped in circular dependency hell. Need to resolve firefox dependency hell to ...
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Firefox mimetypes.rdf

Is it possible to create a default mimeTypes.rdf file for all the existing and new users ? So that whenever a user opens the firefox for the very first time, he will get the specified rdf file in ...
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sound in firefox via ssh -X

I have a headless debian box with speakers. Suppose I'm at my laptop and I do $ ssh headless -X $ audacious then audacious' window pops up on my laptop's screen. If I open a file then it ...
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H.264 support in Firefox (Iceweasel) 24

I am using Firefox (Iceweasel) 24 in Debian Wheezy. When I go to https://www.youtube.com/html5 it shows me that my browser does not support H.264 When I go to the same URL with Chrome, it shows H.264 ...
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Flash Player on Linux

I'm going to switch to Linux with my new computer. I've read something weird about Firefox not supporting Flash on Linux (Chrome seems to support it, but I wouldn't want to switch if possible). The ...
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Where does Firefox store its cookies on Linux?

Where does Firefox store cookies in Linux? I searched everywhere but did not find anything.
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How/why can Firefox packages work on all Linuxes?

How/why can a Firefox 64bit (or 32bit) package work on different Linux distributions since each Linux distribution has a different version for gcc, glibc, linux kernel, etc. ?
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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How to set firefox homepage from terminal?

I am trying to configure firefox from a script. I have already hit a wall establishing the deafault homepage. Found some old info what does not work anymore: echo ...
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How to install Aurora (Firefox) on Debian?

How to install the latest Firefox build (called Aurora) on Debian unstable? Are there any packages or repositories?
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How to install JRE on firefox with fedora (64bits)

What do I need to run Java web applications on firefox with my 64bits fedora 17? I can't pass this test but I have installed the x64 rpm from there. What is missing? Additional note: I tried to ...
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firefox multiple profiles

I have two instances of firefox running under separate profiles: $ firefox -P default & ... $ firefox -no-remote -P second & Now I can open a new tab from the command line with: $ firefox ...
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Playing MP3 in Firefox on Debian

Is there a way to get MP3 playback within Firefox 31+ without installing plugins? I know about the entire encoding issues, but I have read somewhere that Firefox will look for native OS encoders like ...
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How to set downloaded Firefox to default web browser in Debian?

How do I set a manually downloaded Firefox as my default web browser so that clicking a link in another application will open the link in this Firefox? I tried these commands, but they didn't seem to ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird cannot resolve host names - anything else can

One night my firefox just started showing "Server not found" for all websites (i.e. "Firefox can't find the server at www.mozilla.com."). I noticed that it can find websites if make an entry in the ...
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How to prevent the auto creation of the “Desktop” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again? When I upload files via Firefox, the Open File dialog appears and the Desktop ...
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Where does Firefox 10 look for plugins?

I installed Firefox 10 into ~/firefox. I've downloaded Adobe Flash Player into ~/flashplayer. In the past, I could symlink libflashplayer.so into ~/firefox/plugins. But now, when I look, there is no ...
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uninstalling iceweasel with apt-get autoremove

When I try to uninstall iceweasel it wants to uninstall dependencies like 'gnome' and 'gnome-core', which of course I don't want. I tried to follow several instructions in apt-get - autoremove wants ...
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How is FireFox running on a virtual machine that has no display?

I am using a Red Hat virtual machine, accessible only remotely. However when I use the top command, one of the displayed processes taking up the most memory is firefox, located at ...
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How do I deploy Firefox Bookmarks for all Users in Network?

I have a bash-script for installing Firefox which is downloaded and executed from every client workstation in the network. The script is on the server and all workstations are running Ubuntu. Now I ...
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Escape closing parentheses from URL with firefox -remote

I have this command (for detailed info see Shortcut to google selected text): sh -c 'firefox -remote "openURL(http://www.google.com/search?q=$(xsel),new-tab)"' But when I select a text which ends ...
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Firefox ignores settings in userContent.css (sometimes)

I have following code in my $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default/chrome/userContent.css: input, textarea { color:#000 !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255) !important; } The purpose ...