author Wolfgang Rosenauer <>
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:47:06 +0100
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updated man-page contributed by Tobias Girstmair in (rhbz#1334025)

.TH FIREFOX 1 "November 30, 2017" firefox "Linux User's Manual"
firefox \- a Web browser for X11 derived from the Mozilla browser

.B firefox
[\fIOPTIONS\fR ...] [\fIURL\fR]

.B firefox-bin

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

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

A summary of the options supported by \fBfirefox\fR is included below.

.SS "X11 options"
.BI \-\-display= DISPLAY
X display to use
.B \--sync
Make X calls synchronous
.B \-\-g-fatal-warnings
Make all warnings fatal

.SS "Firefox options"
.B \-h, \-help
Show summary of options.
.B \-v, \-version
Print Firefox version.
\fB\-P\fR \fIprofile\fR
Start with \fIprofile\fR.
\fB\-\-profile\fR \fIpath\fR
Start with profile at \fIpath\fR.
Start with migration wizard.
.B \-\-ProfileManager
Start with ProfileManager.
Do not accept or send remote commands; implies \fB--new-instance\fR.
Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
\fB\-\-UILocale\fR \fIlocale\fR
Start with \fIlocale\fR resources as UI Locale.
Disables extensions and themes for this session.
Run without a GUI.
Enable remote control server.
Open a browser window.
\fB\-\-new-window\fR \fIurl\fR
Open \fIurl\fR in a new window.
\fB\-\-new-tab\fR \fIurl\fR
Open \fIurl\fR in a new tab.
\fB\-\-private-window\fR \fIurl\fR
Open \fIurl\fR in a new private window.
Open Preferences dialog.
\fB\-\-screenshot\fR [\fIpath\fR]
Save screenshot to \fIpath\fR or in working directory.
\fB\-\-window-size\fR \fIwidth\fR[,\fIheight\fR]
Width and optionally height of screenshot.
\fB\-\-search\fR \fIterm\fR
Search \fIterm\fR with your default search engine.

Open the Browser Console.
Open the Browser Toolbox.
Spin event loop until JS debugger connects.  Enables debugging (some) application startup code paths.  Only has an effect when \fI--jsdebugger\fR is also supplied.
Open DevTools on initial load.
\fB\-\-start-debugger-server\fR [ws:][\fIport\fR|\fIpath\fR]
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.
\fB\-\-recording\fR \fIfile\fR
Record drawing for a given URL.
\fB\-\-recording-output\fR \fIfile\fR
Specify destination file for a drawing recording.
Set this app as the default browser.

\fI/usr/bin/firefox\fR - shell script wrapping
\fI/usr/lib64/firefox/firefox-bin\fR - \fBfirefox\fR


To report a bug, please visit \fI\fR

.B The Mozilla Organization
.B Tobias Girstmair