boting straight into firefox

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Jul 15 05:40:02 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 1:38 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2011 01:30:32 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>> >> I wonder, though . . . why Firefox?  Would a more minimal (but still GUI)
>> >> browser -- such as Surf, perhaps -- serve your needs better?
>> >
>> > Maybe it's worth considering that in case the menu bar,
>> > navigation bar and all the other (mostly nonsense) bars
>> > of web browsers are not needed for the purpose described
>> > above.
>> It is a client requirement.    The client is replacing a windows based
>> solution with FreeBSD and for what ever reasons all the sites that
>> need to be displayed are specific to ff (the use features only found
>> in it or IE 9).
> Okay, understandable. In this case your choice is limited,
> but that shouldn't be a big problem. Just see how firefox
> can be brought into fullscreen mode, either by one of its
> own options, or by using the generic -geometry option as
> shown in the "dillo" example.
>        firefox -width 1024 -height 768
> But "firefox -help" doesn't show parameters for positioning,
> and also by pressing PF11 for "interactively entered fullscreen
> mode", the navigational elements keep being present. But
> maybe there's something you can do by configuration file,
> so getting rid of navigational bars should be possible too.

There are several extensions that do it already and if for some reason
non-work it looks trivial to make one

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