|April 7, 2017|
If you do any website development, you should consider installing Firefox Developer Edition. It's a very powerful browser that is "Built for those who build the Web."
You may be used to other Developer tools in other browsers. However, FireFox Developer Edition is the only browser to help Developers and QA debug code better than anyone.
AppleScript was briefly removed from Firefox. You'll be happy to know that it's back! (Ok, It's been back for a while, I just noticed it now.)
Here's an example code to search Google using the contents of your clipboard:
I have this setup as one of my mouse buttons. You can assign AppleScripts to mouse buttons via USB Overdrive. I can now quickly search google with the #5 mouse button.
If you don't like AppleScript, you can always use BASH and perform the some actions. (I wasn't able to figure out the search query)
Opens a new website in Private Mode:
/Applications/FirefoxDeveloperEdition.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -private-window http://www.cryan.com
Opens a URL in a separate tab:
/Applications/FirefoxDeveloperEdition.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -new-tab http://www.cryan.com
Opens Firefox in safe mode, useful if you having problems with firefox. (Also useful to test a site with no plugins enabled)
This isn't limited to the Developer version of Firefox. If you are using the standard Firefox version, replace FirefoxDeveloperEdition.app with Firefox.app.
You can learn all about the various command line options on Mozilla's developers website.
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