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.

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.

--save-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/

Referenced By

gozilla(1), groffer(1).

November 30, 2017 firefox Linux User's Manual