FIREFOX

Section: Linux User's Manual (1)
Updated: November 30, 2017
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NAME

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

 

SYNOPSIS

firefox [OPTIONS ...] [URL]

firefox-bin [OPTIONS] [URL]

 

DESCRIPTION

Mozilla 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.

 

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
--g-fatal-warnings
Make all warnings fatal

 

Firefox options

-h, -help
Show summary of options.
-v, -version
Print Firefox version.
-P profile
Start with profile.
--profile path
Start with profile at path.
--migration
Start with migration wizard.
--ProfileManager
Start with ProfileManager.
--no-remote
Do not accept or send remote commands; implies --new-instance.
--new-instance
Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
--UILocale locale
Start with locale resources as UI Locale.
--safe-mode
Disables extensions and themes for this session.
--headless
Run without a GUI.
--marionette
Enable remote control server.
--browser
Open a browser window.
--new-window url
Open url in a new window.
--new-tab url
Open url in a new tab.
--private-window url
Open url in a new private window.
--preferences
Open Preferences dialog.
--screenshot [path]
Save screenshot to path or in working directory.
--window-size width[,height]
Width and optionally height of screenshot.
--search term
Search term with your default search engine.

--jsconsole Open the Browser Console.

--jsdebugger
Open the Browser Toolbox.
--wait-for-jsdebugger
Spin event loop until JS debugger connects. Enables debugging (some) application startup code paths. Only has an effect when --jsdebugger is also supplied.
--devtools
Open DevTools on initial load.
--start-debugger-server [ws:][port|path]
Start the debugger server on a TCP port or Unix domain socket path. Defaults to TCP port 6000. Use WebSocket protocol if ws: prefix is specified.
--recording file
Record drawing for a given URL.
--recording-output file
Specify destination file for a drawing recording.
--setDefaultBrowser
Set this app as the default browser.

 

FILES

/usr/bin/firefox - shell script wrapping firefox
/usr/lib64/firefox/firefox-bin - firefox executable

 

VERSION

57.0

 

BUGS

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

 

AUTHORS

The Mozilla Organization
http://www.mozilla.org/about.html
Tobias Girstmair
https://gir.st/


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
USAGE
OPTIONS
X11 options
Firefox options
FILES
VERSION
BUGS
AUTHORS
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