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1. Firefox Basics > 10. Start Up from the Command Line

Start Up from the Command Line

You can start Firefox without using the mouse.

How is Firefox started? This hack describes all the command-line options. To see command-line options, most technical people instinctively open a command-line window, such as an xterm (Linux) or an MS-DOS or cmd window (Windows). Then they type program /? or program --help, depending on the operating system. The latter option works everywhere except in Windows, because Firefox doesn’t provide console-based help there. So Windows is a special case: help information isn’t automatically spat out there. To see command-line options on Windows, you have to go further with a DOS or cmd box. On Windows, start up a command line (StartProgramsMS-DOS Prompt) and follow these steps:


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