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How to open Mozilla Firefox using the command prompt on Windows 10



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You can launch applications and programs from the command prompt – and Mozilla Firefox is no exception. You can also use Command Prompt to start Firefox in private browsing mode or to open a specific website on startup. Here is how.

To start Mozilla Firefox from the command prompt, you must have already downloaded Firefox and installed it on your Windows 1

0 PC.

Start Firefox from the command prompt

Open the command prompt by typing “cmd” in the Windows search bar and selecting “Command Prompt” from the search results.

Command Prompt app in Windows Search

In the command prompt, run this command:

start firefox

Start the Firefox command

Mozilla Firefox will now open normally.

Open a specific site in Firefox using the command prompt

Instead of starting Firefox and then typing a URL into the web browser to visit a site, you can do both at the same time from the command prompt.

Open the command prompt (enter “cmd” in Windows search and select “Command Prompt”) and run this command:

start firefox 

Replace with the url of the site you want to visit. For example:

start firefox www.howtogeek.com

Start Firefox with a specific site code

Firefox starts and opens the specified site.

Start Firefox in private browsing mode from the command prompt

If you use Mozilla Firefox in private browsing mode, your search and browsing history will be deleted when you close your browsing session.

To start Firefox in private browser mode, open the command prompt (type “cmd” in Windows search and select “Command Prompt”) and run this command:

start firefox -private

Command to start Firefox in private mode

Firefox will now start in private browser mode.

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