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Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar

Lots of web sites have an option to export events as an ICS file that can then be imported into a desktop or web-based calendar (for example if you're invited to a Facebook event there will be an ...
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Disable the Google Plus red notification number on Gmail, Google search, etc

How can I disable the big red number showing on the Google account bar that comes from Google+ activity? Whenever there are new notifications from Google+ the box turns red showing a number or count ...
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How to fix smilies in Gmail showing as “J”

Is there a way to fix smilies in received emails that looks like "J" in Gmail? Other mail clients (such as Outlook) changes ":)" to smile character in Wingdings font that is letter "J". Although, in ...
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Does Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Offline work with Offline Storage in Firefox 4 and above?

I currently use Google Gears with Gmail and Google Calendar to keep an offline copy of my mail and calendar. I use Firefox 3.6, but I'm looking at upgrading to Firefox 4. I read that HTML5 has ...
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How does YouTube know my Google identity without my explicitly connecting?

I've found that recently when I visit YouTube, I am automatically logged in with my Google/Gmail Account. I don't like this at all. I do not want my video browsing history tied up with my Google ...
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How to search Twitter for tweets citing a blog post, correcting for URL shorteners?

Say I want to find all tweets that link to a particular blog post, such as this one, and considering that most tweets would actually use URL shorteners, is there a way to find those tweets, taking ...
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Internet Bookmarks

In Firefox I have on the order of 10^3 bookmarks. I need a tool which provides the following features: Grouping (tagging / categorization - either is acceptable) Browser (prefer Firefox) integration ...
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A clear understanding about Mozilla Firefox web applications

I have seen lately a concept of installing open web applications in Firefox and Google Chrome just like extensions here . While the site says it as a installable websites. It looks very similar to ...
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Stop autoplay on youtube but enable buffering

There's already a question asking about how to stop youtube videos from automatically playing, however the solution there doesn't satisfy me as it prevents the video from buffering in the background. ...
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How to make Google search not redirect

When I click an entry in the Google search results, it first queries Google server and then redirect to the page. For example, search foobar gives: <a ...
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How can I get Firefox to remember passwords for banking sites?

I wish for Firefox v4 to ask to remember passwords on Windows 7 for many banking sites that somehow cause this feature to be suppressed. Is there a way in Firefox or a plug-in that will allow these ...
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Why my Gmail goes partially unencrypted whenever I start writing a new message?

When I enter my Gmail account (Ubuntu precise, Firefox with a few addons—AdBlock, WOT, Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere) the encryption of the page works normally (snapshot 1), and keeps on doing so until I ...
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YouTube videos reload when I replay them?

When you start a video, there is a light grey bar which indicates the loading of the video. How come when I replay the video (by clicking the 'replay' button or by clicking somewhere random on the ...
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Webapps on the desktop - options for [closed]

I've been playing around with Mozilla Prism to bring a WebApp to my desktop, it works pretty well but I was wondering what alternatives there are? Edit for clarification: I am using Windows 7 and ...
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Google Trends keeps coming up in Chinese

I'm having a problem with Google trends: it keeps coming up in what it looks like Chinese. I tried to eliminate several potential causes: Signed out of my Google account -> still in Chinese. ...
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How to get Monthly view in Outlook Web Access in Firefox 4.0?

Using Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access in Firefox 4.0 to work with my calendar, I'm only able to get one day up at a time, with a small monthly calendar on the side. In Internet Explorer it lets ...
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Google Docs brings Firefox to a grinding halt

I've found recently that when I open a not-too-large* spreadsheet in Google Docs, within about 5 minutes of leaving it in a background tab, Firefox starts hogging 100% processor time. Closing the main ...
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How can I get gmail to stop asking me this question on recovery email address being correct?

For the last few days, I am now suddenly getting the following alert in yellow at the top of my GMail session: Hey, this is important: If you ever lose access to your account, we can send password ...
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Facebook makes emoticons graphical — how to disable this behaviour?

Facebook started turning emoticons used in comments on status updates graphical: How do I turn off this behaviour? Preferably inside Facebook, but otherwise with a user-side script or user-side ...
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Stumbleupon favorites in bookmarks

I use StumbleUpon a lot, but with the update to Firefox 4, the bookmarks folder with all the stuff I favorited is gone. I now have to go to their site to view my old favorites. Anyone have any idea ...
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Twitter randomly fails to load in Chrome [closed]

I've been noticing over the last few weeks that when I try to load Twitter through Chrome, it will randomly decide to hang on trying to load the page, showing nothing but a blank white page, like the ...
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Diigo functionality similar to SessionManager?

Does Diigo have anyway of managing browser session like the Firefox Session Manager Add-on, where you can group urls together (like you can in Diigo with tags), but also open all of them in the ...
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3answers
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Why don't the markers show up in google maps when using Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 10.0.1 with no add-ons or extensions. A few months ago (possibly with a Firefox update?) the markers (the upside down teardrop shaped ones) stopped appearing in Google Maps. I can ...
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Do not show email address in google start page

My start page in firefox is always google, and as I use my account, everybody can always see my google email address, which I do not want to show. Is it there an option for not showing it when you are ...
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1answer
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Adding a keyword shortcut for Google Maps on Firefox

I tried to add a keyboard shortcut for searching Google Bookmarks using the option in the right click menu, but when I try to use it, only a blank search box appears. How can I make this work?
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Gmail Unread Messages Favicons

How can you get Gmail to show the number of unread messages in the favicon? Specifically, are there any plugins for Chrome that allow me to do it with both regular Gmail and Google Apps? I've used ...
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Is there any new information on the YouTube HTML5 video format?

I remember somewhat recently that YouTube was using the H.264 codec for their videos in HTML5 format. This is a proprietary format, and Firefox is open source, so they only support Theora and Ogg ...
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Disable Google keyboard shortcuts

I'm currently using Firefox on Ubuntu 12.10 and disabled Google keyboard shortcuts, mainly because if I wasn't typing in the right box, I would suddenly be doing weird things to my inbox. But ...
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How did Firefox on the Linux side of my computer know my Facebook name had changed?

I have Windows 7 and Mint Linux on my computer. I had changed the e-mail address I use to log into Facebook (and I did this on Windows). The next time I logged into Linux it had the updated e-mail ...
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Google bookmarks, delicious, and chrome sync

I'm not certain if I should ask this here or on SuperUser. Since Chrome OS is (mostly) all in the cloud, here goes... I heard this morning that Yahoo is shutting down delicious. (Edit: This may not ...
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How to use Delicious 2.3.4 Firefox plugin on Linux?

I have been happily using Delicious with Firefox for years but in the last time the plugin where I just hit CTRL+D to get a native window to add a bookmark and CTRL+B to browse my bookmarks doesn't ...
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How can I preview various Google services in Firefox?

With iGoogle shut down I haven't been able to replicate my homepage through other services. I'm not asking for a generic replacement for iGoogle, but how to accomplish a specific use case whether ...
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Getting a “The page isn't redirecting properly” when logging into Tumblr [closed]

Up until now (even earlier today) logging into Tumblr has worked perfectly. But I just tried to log in, and Firefox gave me this error: The page isn't redirecting properly Firefox has ...
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Earth View as default on Google Maps

I frequently use the Earth View (the one like in external Google Earth program) on maps.google.com as i find it more pleasant and quick rather then the laggy map and satellite views. However, every ...
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Mobile version of GMail on desktop firefox

it would be useful to be able to check the mobile version of Gmail when my internet speed gets capped. I tried switching my user agent to Iphone 3, but this didn't display properly (appeared in a tiny ...
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Updated to Firefox 16.0.2 - Trello not opening now

Both myself and a colleague updated our main browser (Firefox 16) to the latest version (16.0.2) this morning and now we can't access our Trello board - nor the Development or Help ones. Still works ...
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Is there any web site where you can upload JSON Firefox bookmarks file and then manage the bookmarks?

Is there any web site where you can upload JSON Firefox bookmarks file and then manage the bookmarks?
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How can I read an updated book version on Amazon Cloud Reader using Firefox?

I got an email that an e-book I purchased from Amazon was updated. I logged on to Amazon, found the book in my Kindle library, and clicked the link to update the book. I figured out how to update the ...
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Control YouTube Video Speed Without Plugin

I am wondering if there is a way to control the speed on ANY video on YouTube without using a plugin.
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Rearranging the Google Bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change links of the Google bar? How do you rearrange the Google Bar in Firefox using CSS? I know there's an add-on (You Google Bar), but I'd prefer a CSS ...
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Specific Japanese/Foreign Language text not rendering in modern desktop browser(s)

I've recently come across an issue where some Japanese text on certain web pages won't render properly no matter what I do. I've tested many browsers, changed character encoding and even gone as far ...
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No SSH link with Internet Explorer

With Firefox You can clone with HTTPS, SSH, or Subversion With Internet Explorer You can clone with HTTPS, or Subversion Why is Internet Explorer missing the SSH link?
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New Yahoo Mail interface unread messages not shown in bold

As you may have noticed Yahoo Mail's new interface is now a lot like Gmail. I like it, however the unread messages is not showing in bold font. There doesn't seem to be an option to change this in ...
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save all open webpages for offline browsing [closed]

Is there a way to save all the open web pages in the browser to a disk? If several webpages are open and just one click saves all those to a disk it would be very handy. One would not have to rely on ...
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Pearltrees doesn't work in Firefox, but works in Chrome

In Firefox, if it's the first time I visit Pearltrees, the Pearltrees progress bar goes until the end, then it stays a fully loaded bar and nothing else happens. If it's not, the Pearltrees progress ...
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Gmail “standard view” is not working in Firefox 3.6.10, even JavaScript is on and I've cleared the cache

Gmail "standard view" is not working in Firefox 3.6.10, even JavaScript is on and I've cleared the cache, and restarted. I get the following message. JavaScript must be enabled in order for ...
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New replies to conversation threads not seen on long open tabs

I am not sure if this is just me, or if this is a wide spread issue and I am just not googling it right.. but I am facing this problem for a long time and I am not seeing any references to similar ...
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Google Chrome shows “Get @username's tweets emailed to you” and Mozilla doesn’t

Google Chrome shows Get @username's tweets emailed to you when we visit the URL https://twitter.com/username without logging. But this option is not shown in Mozilla Firefox. Is there a way to hide ...
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using Yahoo Messenger to send SMS

When using Yahoo Messenger to send SMS, I get: Sorry, but Yahoo! Messenger is currently unavailable. Please try again later. I receive this error message after step three below: To send SMS ...
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Amazon website not loading completely

For the last few months now, I've been having problems with the (German) Amazon website. One day, the website stopped loading correctly. Since that, my browser (Firefox as well as Internet Explorer) ...