firefox - a free and open source web browser from Mozilla
for help using the browser.
This manpage only describes how to run it.
- -h, --help
Prints the command line options.
- -g, --debug
Starts firefox in a debugger.
- -d, --debugger
Specify the debugger in which to start firefox. The default is gdb. Used in conjunction with -g.
- -a, --debugger-args
Specify arguments to pass to the debugger. Used in conjunction with -g.
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 the profilemanager. Use this to choose the profile you would like to run firefox with. You
will need to also use -no-remote if there is already a running firefox instance.
- -P profile
Start firefox with the profile named profile. Will start the profile manager if a valid profile
name is not specified. You will need to also use -no-remote if there is already a running firefox 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.
- -v, -version
Print the current version of firefox.
- -UILocale locale
Start firefox with the specified locale locale. Use this to override your environment
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
Open the Error console. If firefox is not already running, this will open a new browser window too