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