firefox man page

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


firefox [Options] [URL]

firefox-bin [Options] [URL]


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


firefox is a simple shell script that will set up the environment for the actual executable, firefox-bin.


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

GTK options

--gdk-debug=FLAGS Gdk debugging flags to set

Gdk debugging flags to unset
Gtk+ debugging flags to set
Gtk+ debugging flags to unset
Load an additional Gtk module

X11 options

X display to use
Make X calls synchronous
Don't use X shared memory extension
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.
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
Start with Javascript Console
-chrome url
Load the specified chrome.
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.
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.
Open the preferences dialog.
Start firefox in private browsing mode.
Toggle private browsing mode.
Set firefox as the default web browser.
-search term
Search for term with your default search engine.
Start with migration wizard.
Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.


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




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

See Also



The Mozilla Organization

Referenced By

gozilla(1), groffer(1).

Explore man page connections for firefox(1).

firefox August 07, 2001