firefox man page

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.

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

--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

Firefox options

-h, -help

Show summary of options.

-v, -version

Print /usr/bin/firefox-bin version.

-CreateProfile profile

Create profile.

-P profile

Start with profile.

-ProfileManager

Start with profile manager.

-remote command

Execute command in an already running Firefox process.  For more info, see: http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html

-jsconsole

Start with Javascript Console

-chrome url

Load the specified chrome.

-no-remote

Don't connect to any other running instances of firefox. Use this if you want to run firefox in an entirely new process. By default, firefox will delegate a command to an already running instance.

-safe-mode

Start firefox in safe-mode. This disables all third-party extensions, and may be necessary if you are having problems with an extension you installed.

-new-tab url

Open url in a new tab.

-new-window url

Open url in a new window.

-preferences

Open the preferences dialog.

-private

Start firefox in private browsing mode.

-private-toggle

Toggle private browsing mode.

-setDefaultBrowser

Set firefox as the default web browser.

-search term

Search for term with your default search engine.

-migration

Start with migration wizard.

-new-instance

Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.

Files

/usr/bin/firefox - shell script wrapping firefox
/usr/lib/mozilla/firefox-bin - firefox executable

Version

1.0

Bugs

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

See Also

mozilla(1)

Authors

The Mozilla Organization

http://www.mozilla.org/about.html

Referenced By

gozilla(1), groffer(1).

August 07, 2001 firefox Linux User's Manual