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Chromium or Firefox?

I am in a dilemma which one of these browsers to use? Until now I have been using Firefox, but lately I am becoming interested into Chromium. Which one of those 2 uses more resources on Ubuntu? ...
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Firefox 39.0: Searchbox won't disappear

Under Ubuntu the searchbox (insite-search) won't disappear. I've been told it does under windows. Is there a workaround?
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How to get the AskUbuntu chat ping noise and alert on Ubuntu Gnome

Since I have changed to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, from Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, I have noticed that although I am able to activate desktop notifications for some sites and ...
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Some webpages doesn't load properly in any linux distro

Recently I can't use Facebook, Youtube and some other webpages in any Linux distro that I install on my Thinkpad T420. I've been using Xubuntu for about one year and it happened about three weeks ...
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Get Firefox to reopen same file on disk (for testing)

I am writing documentation using Pandoc, with a view to having it be viewed in HTML eventually on my web site. During development I want to test how the results look locally, so I have a build command ...
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Firefox will not open with Open VSwitch Installed

I am following along with the Xen installation files from Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen When I try to set up Open VSwitch, I noticed I permanently lose the ability to open Firefox ...
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Youtube/Downloading files eats all my bandwidth in Chrome

I'm using Chrome on Ubuntu 15.04 it works fine. Only problem is that when a download is in progress or i'm watching a video it eats all my bandwidth so I cannot open any other website until download ...
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Firefox - “open with” does not open the application and opens the /tmp folder

I have ubuntu 15.04 and firefox 39.0. When I click on a link, e.g. to download a PDF file, firefox asks to download or open with the default system application, if I choose open with [application] the ...
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Restore window in firefox 39?

I killed Firefox and restarted it. It opened a new window. I usually want my 100s of tabs back so I open File > Recently Closed windows. But Firefox 39 has no menu bar. How do I access this ...
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Firefox not kept up to date

I am amazed this never happened for so long but I noticed that Firefox is no longer being upgraded on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so I am stuck on version 36. Apparently somehow linked to the flash player ...
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How to stop firefox from downloading files in public computer to its Home/Download folder?

I work in IT-department and we have a situation. We have public computers installed in city library and they are using Ubuntu 12 kind off kiosk operating system. People are opening and downloading ...
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Google Maps using WebGL in Firefox crashes Ubuntu

My system configuration (Hp pavilion 15 - p238nd): processor: Intel i5-5200U graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M Window manager: XMonad Description of problem: ...
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I-frame run on https://localhost won't display https website contents

I created a page with an iframe which runs on localhost and configured it to run on http://localhost as well as https://localhost. When I put a http website address in the html code of the page in the ...
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Youtube videos on firefox not playing properly

I've reinstalled Ubuntu multiple times because Youtube videos haven't been playing properly. I thought maybe reinstalling Ubuntu might help but apparently it hasn't. During video playback, the video ...
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I have installed flash player but it's not working

I have install flash player for my firefox but it show me error To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
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Install Ubuntu on any unlocked Android phone? [duplicate]

In the future you will be able to install Firefox OS on every unlocked Android phone! For more information see: ...
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Flash player on Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 goes to fullscreen once

I've always had this problem with Firefox, but I have finally decided to fix it. I have flash player 11.2.202.491 on Firefox 39.0 and Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome. When I go to play a video stream like JW ...
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Unity Web Player - Linux (still not working ) [closed]

First of all, I want to apologize for my bad english ... I have problems with installing "unity web player" on Linux Mint. I used Windows all the time until now and so Linux is completely new for me. ...
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How to get Firefox to only load images from trusted origins

As you can see by the name, I am paranoid, and I realise that I can get something malicious on my machine through looking at an image. I have disabled my browser's cache, but this still only limits ...
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Not sure if I should report a potential secuirty problem

I have been seeing potential suspicious activities on my computer that I think may be linked to what they call clickjacking. I noticed some suspicious activities from apparmor reporting stuff like ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 Firefox crashes

Last week as usual I updated using software updater, ever since then Firefox has been crashing every few minutes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and still get the same issue. error Add-ons: ...
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kubuntu 15.04 lagging problem along with more power consumption

I have installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my dell inspiron 5520 (64 bit) . But when every time I open facebook in Firefox or Chromium after some time my laptop is not responding for 20 to 24 minutes.Also ...
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Unity web player is responding late when using with pipelight

I am trying to run unity web player in firefox. I came to know about the Pipelight plugin for firefox. The problem is I am able to install and enable pipelight. While loading any unity application ...
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Vertical lines appear in my screen on 12.04

Vertical lines started appearing in my screen on 12.04 all of a sudden. Dell Inspiron 6GB machine. This behavior is seen on the latest versions of Chrome/FireFox browsers.What should I do to resolve ...
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Fix needed - Firefox nolonger starts from launcher icon. Does start from terminal

I've rebooted. I've updated all software. I've uninstalled and reinstalled firefox. The only weird things I've done have been to attempt to perform backups (which failed a couple of times before I ...
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Ubuntu is using a proxy although it's disabled in the settings

I have a problem with the proxy settings in Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Sometimes I need a proxy so I apply it to "/etc/profile", "/etc/environment" and "/etc/apt/apt.conf". If I don't need the proxy I ...
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Does Adobe, Firefox, or Canonical maintain flash plugin for Ubuntu?

Adobe flash plugin for firefox on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS seems to constantly crash after most recent update as of 7/14/2015. Plugin was recently installed on an ASUS R510LA-RS71 laptop. Have had no ...
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Firefox blocking outdated Java plugin

On ubuntu 14.04, Firefox (v30.0) is telling my Java plugin is outdated, and does not allow it to run. How can I fix this, either by updating java or removing this "security" check? $ java -version ...
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Did Firefox (v 39.0) drop support for “Global Menu”? [closed]

... and if so, how to fix / re-enable support? Or would this be fixed by subsequent point releases of Firefox?
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Can i make 64 - bit Firefox use 32 - bit Java and how?

I am a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu, so please endure my ignorance... I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for safety reasons and to have a desktop with no distractions for study. The Study I am attending ...
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Java plug in crashes in Jenkins

I am new to Ubuntu and fairly new to test automation. There is a website I need to test which uses java. It works on my machine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I've installed jre1.8.45. But it does not ...
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Buggy full screen mode since Flash 18.0.0.204

I use Flash Pepper with Firefox via Fresh Player. The following setup allows me to watch YouTube videos in full screen mode: Kubuntu vivid with all the latest updates Firefox 39.0 Flash 18.0.0.194 ...
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“Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable” warning

Good evening! Today, I turned off my computer without any problems and went out. When I came back and tried to surf the net, I saw that my firefox started giving me this problem: "Shockwave Flash is ...
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Backing up live Mozilla profiles

I have an Ubuntu server 14.04 installation which acts as a file server for Windows 7 clients through samba. We use Firefox as our web browser and Thunderbird as our email client on the W7 machines, ...
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Pipelight Error (unity3d)! - in firefox

I can install pipelight without error, but the add ons page on firefox show this message: I already reinstalled pipelight to restore possibility missing file/folder: sudo apt-get --reinstall ...
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WebEx on Ubuntu 15.04 [closed]

I can't get webex to work. When I click start "Enter Room" it gives me the helpful error of: "Your browser, browser version, or operating system is currently unsupported." I've tried the ...
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Covered in corrupted characters after clean Ubuntu/Firefox reinstall

Latest Update: Firefox 39.0 still causes the two serious problems listed below after a fully clean re-install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox to a reformatted partition, without restoring any ...
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Is there a way to get Firefox language to stay on my choice?

Periodically, I get a spell check underline that indicates I misspelled a word. Usually, it is something I can spell like "color". When I check the language, it often shows "English UK", "English ...
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Firefox keeps crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 even in safe mode

It's been happening for the last two days. There is no particular reason why it happens. The last time it happened was when I was trying to purchase something on Amazon. It just wouldn't let me open ...
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Latest version of Flash Player

Several minutes ago I downloaded the latest version of Flash Player from the Adobe website and installed it. When I open a page with flash content, like Youtube, Firefox still pops up a message that I ...
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Cannot open Nature website in ubuntu since yesterday? [duplicate]

I am using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Kubuntu 15.04 and in both the systems while accessing Nature's website I am getting the following error, irrespective of using it in Firefox or Google-Chrome. Help in ...
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Firefox 39 crashing

I already asked this on Firefox support but still no anwer so maybe someone here knows how to fix this. After I updated Firefox to version 39 I can't use it at all, it crashes all the time, I ...
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Firefox doesn't start

I am on ubuntu 14.04, and when I try to launch firefox 38.0 it won't start up and I get this message: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. This is what I get ...
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HMA VPN ISSUES on chrome and firefox

Recently my HMA VPN doesn't seem to work on either Chrome or Firefox. It is strange. Usually it works, but just won't let me access the Internet, Wondering if anyone had any idea.
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firefox libva (VDPAU backend) crash

I see this problem recurring over and over browsing the web. I updated firefox to version 39.0 (version seems not to count that much anyway) and now when I open (supposedly) pages with flash content, ...
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No sound with HTML5 video player under firefox or chromium with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

under firefox, if I set youtube to use the html5 video player or if i try to watch something on vimeo, I can't hear anything, but I can hear the sound of the video if I use the flash video player on ...
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No firefox update ubuntu 14.04

I am amazed this never happened for so long but I noticed that firefox is no longer being upgraded on my ubuntu 14.04 so I am stuck on 38 Will canonical upgrade the firefox in 14.04 soon if not is ...
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Alternative to Flash Player for Firefox

I want to find an alternative to Flash for Mozilla Firefox. In Chromium I am using Pepper Flash which is great so I want to know if there is something similar for Firefox. I have found a lot of ...
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How to make taskbar panel showing in Firefox at FullScreen?

To use full-screen in FF most of the time by hitting F11 is very usefull especially for a multi-tasking user who uses every single inch of his screen and don't want to get out of this full screen mode ...
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Context menu's 'Copy' is delayed in Firefox

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 38.0 Sometimes when I select text, right-click, and select 'Copy', the action causes the menu to hang for 5-8 seconds before it's completed. What's going on? I ...