On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 08:15:23PM +0200, Peter J. Philipp wrote:
> However I have a different problem.  I use firefox over ssh to another
> user on the same system.  I do this because I don't want a would-be
> attacker to get to sensitive files such as my ssh keys.  Now this setup
> runs pretty good, except at one point and perhaps someone can look into
> this for me.  When I control-f for searching a website and enter 3
> characters the browser crashes.  However it doesn't happen always and it
> never happens when I run firefox as my own user.

works for me.  

> Another drawback to my using another user to sandbox firefox is that I
> cannot copy-paste from browser to another window, not sure if that is
> related.

just select the text, and paste it with the third mouse button 
(usually the mouse wheel)

> Anyhow for memory I'm set with 32 GB so that's not the problem in this
> system.

32 GB RAM?  Not bad... 

berger s. 

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