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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

USAGE

firefox is a simple shell script that will set up the environment for the actual executable, firefox-bin. If there is a Firefox browser already running, firefox will arrange for it to create a new browser window; otherwise it will start the Firefox application.

OPTIONS

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

GTK options

--gdk-debug=FLAGS Gdk debugging flags to set
--gdk-no-debug=FLAGS
Gdk debugging flags to unset
--gtk-debug=FLAGS
Gtk+ debugging flags to set
--gtk-no-debug=FLAGS
Gtk+ debugging flags to unset
--gtk-module=MODULE
Load an additional Gtk module

X11 options

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

Mozilla options

-height value
Set height of startup window to value pixels.
-h, -help
Show summary of options.
-installer
Start with Mozilla 4.x migration window.
-width value
Set width of startup window to value pixels.
-v, -version
Print Firefox version.
-no-remote
Don't connect to a running firefox instance.
-a application-id
Check for a running Firefox started with the specified application-id. When firefox is invoked for the first time with a particular application-id, a new Firefox application is started; subsequent invocations of firefox with the same application-id will cause the already-running Firefox to bring up a new window. The default is -a firefox.
-CreateProfile profile
Create profile. Implies -a firefox--profile, or -a default if profile is default.
-P profile
Start with profile. Implies -a firefox--profile, or -a default if profile is default.
-ProfileManager
Start with profile manager. Implies -a with a fresh unique application-id.
-UILocale locale
Start with locale resources as User Interface locale. By default, it is guessed from environment and available locales for Firefox.
-contentLocale locale
Start with locale resources as content locale. By default, it is guessed from environment and available locales for Firefox.
-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.
-jsconsole
Start with Javascript Console
-chrome url
Load the specified chrome.
-safe-mode
Starts Firefox in safe mode, that is disabling all extensions and showing a bit more debugging messages.

Debugger options

-g, -debug
Starts Firefox through a debugger (gdb by default).
--debugger program
Use program as a debugger for Firefox. Implies -debug.

ENVIRONMENT

FIREFOX_DSP - configures the /dev/dsp wrapper to use. Accepted values are "auto", "arts", "esd" or "none" (default). Do not use this feature to select "auto" or "esd" as this will involve using "esddsp" which is known to be buggy and to make Firefox unstable.

FILES

/usr/bin/firefox - shell script wrapping firefox-bin
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin - firefox executable
/etc/firefox/firefoxrc - file containing environment variables to be passed to Firefox.
${HOME}/.mozilla/firefox/rc - file containing environment variables to be passed to Firefox. Overrides /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

BUGS

To report a bug, please visit http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

SEE ALSO

R mozilla(1)

AUTHORS

The Mozilla Organization
http://www.mozilla.org/about.html