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If it came in MSI format for easy installation to Windows workstations, and could be managed by GPO and Apple Open Directory then it would be perfect. It would also need to work well with things like Sharepoint, but I suspect that's an issue for the people designing sites in Sharepoint rather than Mozilla. I know there's currently a fork of firefox that is ...


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There is a great add-on for Firefox called Locationbar² that does just what you want (and some!). One of its main features is to break the URL into breadcrumbs. In the options dialog you can specify what protocols you'd like to hide: Here is what mine looks like:


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The HTTP:// string is not a prefix of the URL, it's part of the URL. Which is why you can't (and shouldn't) hide it, since the application is displaying the URL.


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Foxyproxy - I cant stand getting attacked by others when they walk over with their stats and say "Hm this Serverfault.com you wasted 5 minutes of our time on it."


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It's annoying that I'm registered by can't comment until I reach a reputation of 50. Why do i need that to comment? Anyways, to p858snake: Firefox ADM is not real GPO management, it's cheating. It's cheating by: Inject some reg keys into registry Use a .vbs as logon script to read these registries, then modify prefs.js file accordingly As a result, ...


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They need to get a group of developers at Mozilla who care about anything other than folks at home. Let's think about the deficiencies of Firefox: No good, documented way to mirror the Firefox update repository and have clients pull down updates locally when approved. No good, documented way to mirror the Firefox add-on update repository and have clients ...


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You'd have to break a feature in FF to get this working but, Pass through authentication of the Windows user credentials. We have a number of web apps that use authentication and making users logon everytime in FF would just be painful.


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I assume you mean DNS round-robin. In that case the basic way I can think of is to just edit your /etc/hosts to point to whatever backend you want to try in a particular moment: 1.2.3.4 servername You may have to restart your browser afterwards to make sure it isn't used a cached DNS answer. Also you could add additional entries in your DNS like ...


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You need to modify the HTTP Host header. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_header_fields I do this with curl: curl -H host:servername http://1.2.3.4 You may find the following plugins useful: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/modify-headers/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tamper-data/eula/33806


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Even for IT, I'd have to put FireBug at the top of the list, too much good information in there.and


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Sort of. You can apply lock down settings with mozilla.cfg. This, however, will prevent all users from using locked down features though. Administrators can of course swap in/out the config file at will. http://www.pcc-services.com/kixtart/firefox-lockdown.html Edit: Here's the list of settings we deploy via lock down. It's a K-12 environment, so your ...


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Tamper Data this is handy when you have to examine HTTP headers. This may be necessary if you have virtual hosts in a hosting environment. We also insert a field in the header to identify web machines in some of our web farms to identify problem hosts.


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ShowIP - allows me to see quickly the IP address of the server where a particular website is hosted. Assists in managing my many clients websites. DNSCache - quickly disable/re-enable Firefox's builtin DNS Cache, particularly good if your also manipulating the site's DNS at the time ScreenGrab - particularly good at capturing that error and sending to the ...


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I know of this NTLM work around for Firefox, but I am uncertain about the other browsers. 1) Open Firefox and type “about:config” in the address bar. (without the quotes of course) 2) In the ‘Filter’ field type the following “network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris” 3) Double click the name of the preference that we just searched for 4) Enter the URLs ...


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Talk to your sysadmin. They can setup a CA on your domain (assuming a Windows network here). Have the dev servers use certs from that internal CA, which will be trusted by all machines on the domain.


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If you are interested in the global Internet community not getting the warning then you are pretty much out of luck. You need to have an SSL certificate from a certificate authority that Firefox knows about, otherwise people with get that prompt. You can get very inexpensive SSL certs from CA's that Firefox is already configured to trust out of the box. ...


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StartSSL provides free community-validated certificates, it may be of interest for you. The green badge is only obtained trough Extended Validation, which isn't free. SSL is still secure against passive sniffing even with untrusted certificates. If it is for your own usage, creating your own CA is fine. Knowledgeable people will not accept to include your ...


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No, you cannot control FF via GPO (without an add-on or script) or update via WSUS. You may be able to push patches with SCCM, but that would be overkill if you don't have it in your environment. In short, unless you have an explicit need for FF, or something is totally incompatible with IE in your environment, stick with IE if you want ease of updates.


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Use Xvfb. It gives you an X server that doesn't require connection to a physical display. (So, on CentOS, you'd do something like "yum install xorg-x11-server-Xvfb".) You can then start it up on display ":1" with the command "/path/on/which/installed/Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1024x768x24 &". This will create a screen with resolution 1027x768 and depth 24. ...


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Xmarks, cause who wants to maintain a local only copy of their Firefox bookmarks. Xmarks will sync your bookmarks across Firefox, IE etc on all your computers. It's fast and stays out of the way.


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A way to remotely force upgrades. WSUS controls IE upgrades, there's no equivalent for Firefox, you just can't rely on users to keep on top of updates.


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You could try Gliffy: http://www.gliffy.com/


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I had the same problem - bought a basic SSL certificate (from Network Solutions), installed it under nginx, and it worked fine in both Opera and IE - but not Firefox 3.6.12. This is how I solved the problem. Note that I have root/shell access to my VPS, I don't know if you do (at least this might point your providers in the right direction). The first step ...


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Firefox has no native GPO support. You can use a mozilla.cfg file that you push out with Group Policy File Preferences that contains lockPref("signon.rememberSignons",false); in it. This will disable the password remember features. You'll also have to push out a few other changes to make Firefox load the mozilla.cfg file. It's all detailed in that link. ...


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Did about an hour searching on the internet before I asked this question. But after asking it I did just another search giving the answer :-), matter of finding the correct keywords. Here the answer: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5724377/mvc3-site-using-azure-acs-adfs-continually-prompts-for-credentials-when-using


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99% might use the HTTP protocol, but there's a lot more than 1% that use HTTP over TLS (ie HTTPS) and they're on different ports, so the browser needs to know which port to open. Also, the browser does guess it.


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We currently deploy the vast majority of the software in our university user labs via AD group policy. Firefox is included. The caveat is that we also repackage most of the vendors' installers using tools like InstallShield AdminStudio. Regarding Firefox specifically, we don't technically enforce any settings. But we do pre-configure a default profile ...


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Preventing users from installing addons is more difficult in later versions of Firefox. Firefox does not honor the xpinstall.enabled preference. For a detailed write-up on how to modify Firefox to prevent Add-on Manager from displaying and how to prevent users from installing add-ons, check out this article. The instructions are not for the faint of ...


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Maybe this will not solve your problem but, if I were you, I would give a look at Firefox ESR releases: Mozilla will offer an Extended Support Release (ESR) based on an official release of Firefox for desktop for use by organizations including schools, universities, businesses and others who need extended support for mass deployments and ...



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