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FIREFOX(1) Linux User's Manual FIREFOX(1)

NAME

firefox - a Web browser for X11 derived from the Mozilla browser

SYNOPSIS

firefox [OPTIONS] [URL]

/usr/lib/firefox/firefox [OPTIONS] [URL]

DESCRIPTION

Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability.

USAGE

If there is an Firefox browser already running, firefox will arrange for it to create a new browser window; otherwise it will start a new instance.

OPTIONS

A summary of the options supported by firefox is included below.

X11 options

--display=DISPLAY
X display to use
--sync
Make X calls synchronous
--no-xshm
Don't use X shared memory extension
--xim-preedit=STYLE
--xim-status=STYLE
--g-fatal-warnings
Make all warnings fatal

Mozilla options

-h, -help
Show summary of options.
-v, -version
Print Firefox version.
-P [profile]
Start with profile. When no profile is given, displays the Profile Manager. May require -no-remote, see below.
-migration
Start with migration wizard. May require -no-remote, see below.
-ProfileManager
Start with profile manager. May require -no-remote, see below.
-no-remote
Don't connect to a running Firefox instance. This option can be necessary in conjunction to several of the options above, that won't have any effect when an Firefox instance is running unless -no-remote is used at the same time.
-UILocale locale
Start with locale resources as User Interface locale. By default, it is guessed from environment and available locales for Firefox.
-safe-mode
Starts Firefox in safe mode, i.e. disabling all extensions and showing a bit more debugging messages.
-jsconsole
Start with Javascript Console
-new-window URL
Open URL in a new window in an already running Firefox process.
-new-tab URL
Open URL in a new tab in an already running Firefox process.
-chrome url
Load the specified chrome.

ENVIRONMENT

MOZILLA_DISABLE_PLUGINS - when set, totally disables loading browser plugins (the ones that appear at the about:plugins url)

FILES

/usr/bin/firefox - symbolic link to /usr/lib/firefox/firefox.

/usr/lib/firefox/firefox - Firefox executable.

/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin - Legacy executable.

BUGS

To report a bug, please visit http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ and/or report bugs to the Debian Bug Tracking System, as usual.

AUTHORS

The Mozilla Organization
http://www.mozilla.org/about.html
November 4, 2004 firefox