FIREFOX(1) Linux User s Manual FIREFOX(1)

NAME firefox - a Web browser for X11 derived from the Mozilla browser


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 Dont use X shared memory extension



--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:

-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 exten- sions, 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


BUGS To report a bug, please visit

SEE ALSO mozilla(1)

AUTHORS The Mozilla Organization

firefox August 07, 2001 FIREFOX(1)