Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Gecko-based web browser. It is the current default for the Ubuntu desktop.

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display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
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Keyboard Behaving Badly under load in Lubuntu in Firefox

I have a problem where my keyboard will stop working correctly in Firefox. I am running 14.04, on an older Acer Aspire One netbook. When the computer is under a bit of load, my typing in Firefox will ...
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Firefox address grey / blacked out - Google Chromium black square over links

Similar questions have been asked, but I have not found answer that works for me. This problem started a few weeks ago, but I have not been able to recall what had changed. The only changes I have ...
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Firefox is hanging

I installed ubuntu14.04 few days back.I am using a default firefox browser given by ubuntu.But,whenever i am using firefox,my system get stucked and hangs few seconds.pls tell the reason?
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Recovering lost folder name:

Can I recover a folder name accidentally lost in renaming? I've just done a complete installation, formatting everything, from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. The plan was to slot my Mozilla profile from my ...
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Accents and tilde on Firefox are not above letters

I've recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64bits on my Aspire 4752, where I had a Lubuntu 14.04 with /home partition. Everything works fine, and I can type Portuguese accents and tildes on other ...
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Address bar in Firefox greyed/blacked out

I have actually had this happen already once when I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 but was able to fix the issue by going into about:config and changing an entry to false. However I have now upgraded to ...
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High CPU usage compared to WinXP. Common aps and actions use 100% CPU cycles

I'm running Lubunto 14.04.1 LTS. PC is a 2004 HP ze4200 laptop: 1.8 ghz Celeron M with 1 gb RAM and 80 gb drive. Was running fine on WinXP SP3 and I cleaned the drive off to test Lubuntu 14 LTS. No ...
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Mozilla Firefox is installed but not showing for click to run

I've downloaded latest Firefox from it's official website and there was a file ending with .bz2 got downloaded in my Downloads folder. I google it to extract using tar xjf file.tar.bz2. Now I've one ...
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Firefox properties

I'm trying to access firefox properties, more specifically the launcher options I'm given following instructions: Ubuntu (and other GNOME-based distributions): Click on the Preferences menu and ...
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How to disable Preventing RIAs from Being Repurposed

I have problem running my java applet without java warning. How can i disable the below warning?. I run this page from cron so that it will automatically launch the java applet, but due to this ...
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How to keep my data during upgrading?

I'm currently still on Ubuntu 8.10 and now wish to upgrade the latest version (14.04 at the time of writing). First of all is it safe to update from such an old version? What problems should I expect ...
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Mozilla Firefox hangs in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the beginning everything was fine. It has been happening from 2-3 days that whenever I play any video on youtube, ...
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All fonts look weird in emails and on websites, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu and my fonts look weird on website and in emails. Below are some screenshots of thunderbird and chromium. The problem occurs in the following programs: Chromium Firefox ...
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Flash plugin in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit, my Firefox browser is asking to upgrade flash player 11.2 or greater. Default Firefox plugin installer utility is not being able to search ...
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What's the purpose of the Ubuntu Online Accounts extension in Firefox?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, there is a Firefox extension "Ubuntu Online Accounts 0.5", installed by the package xul-ext-webaccounts (which is in the default install). What is the purpose of this extension? ...
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Firefox hangs after entering proxy settings

While running through any Ubuntu distribution as soon as I enter my proxy setings in firefox, it stops working. If I run it through open network it works fine but as soon as I enter proxy settings, ...
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How to start a Firefox from cron?

I need to run a Java applet from a Firefox. The problem is, I need to run this Firefox from a cron. If I run from the command line and its work fine, but when put the command in the cron it failed: ...
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Netflix continually asking for silverlight install

I had a problem with the netflix browser asking me to install Silverlight all the time I checked the Netflix browser "Firefox" for plugin errors and found one with Pipelight when I tried to apply ...
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Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 31 as my browser. I can not get pay-for-view movies from Google Play, YouTube or Acorn (tv) to work. Regular YouTube videos work fine for some reason--as do other ...
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Flash-plugin — Canonical's stance ? Questions [closed]

I would like to find out or be pointed to Ubuntu's official policy regarding flash-plugins especially since Adobe will not support (is not supporting) future upgrades to this product. I have perused ...
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Ubuntu,browser can surf the internet, but I cannot ping

I am using ubuntu.I can use firefox in it to surf the internet properly,like google and any other websites.But I cannot use ping command .For example ,when I "ping www.google.com.hk", it get no ...
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How to install Firefox Aurora from a terminal?

I want to install Firefox Aurora in Ubuntu 14.04 from the terminal (I know there are other ways) but I can't. I've downloaded firefox-33.0a2.ca.linux-i686.tar.bz2 (linked from the download page) and ...
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Firefox asks to install flash, then plugin finder says “no suitable plugins were found.”

Every time I visit a site that contains a Flash object, the Firefox plugin finder asks me to install Flash, but when I click to install it, it reports that "No suitable plugins were found." I know I ...
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Firefox becomes very slow, showing spinning circle “connecting” for ages, ipv6 is disabled, no proxy, and disabling addons doesn't work

So I am a brand new Ubuntu user, and just getting the feel of the OS. Tried it on a friends computer, and really liked the system. Have just done a full install of 14.04 on an Asus UX32A (originally ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird go black randomly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 but have been facing the same issue since 12.04 I think. I happens randomly so I was unable to notice when and why it happens. It looks like this: I have open both Firefox ...
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Website video slow/choppy; somehow fixed it briefly on Chrome (but not on Firefox), but problem resumed on restart

Watching video content on any website (youtube, news sites, TV sites etc) the picture is slow/choppy, not at all smooth. The sound is fine. I'm mainly using Chrome, which has the latest Flash enabled. ...
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Firefox Crashing

Since I upgraded to 14.04 LTS my Firefox crashes every few minutes. I asked this question before and there has been not response. I can not get into my Yahoo account. What can I do to resolve this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 firefox internet is getting slower

My problem is, internet is getting slower and some point the screen become a gray color. I'm using Ethernet, not wifi. And I just installed ubuntu 14.04 the day before yesterday. So, basically it ...
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Firefox launched a file by itself

I have a playlist file called /tmp/mp3.m3u in Ubuntu (14.04). While browsing a completely unrelated website this file was launched automatically, presumably by firefox, as ps auxf shows: \_ ...
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No sound on any web browser [closed]

I was using my laptop to play Youtube on my TV. I had no problems. It was going through my HDMI and I was using the cable to play sound through the TV. I disconnected the cable and since then there ...
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Use updated version of firefox

I was using firefox 28.0 on ubuntu 14.04. So I went to the firefox website and downloaded the latest version of firefox. I then extracted and ran firefox. However when I type firefox in the search ...
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Firefox - how to avoid duplicate file data download when using “save page as”?

I find that I am accessing many pdf files which are downloaded for reading into Firefox. But when I go to save these files using "save page as", Firefox repeats the data download. As the files can be ...
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Can't access internet Ubuntu 14.04 Network Error

When I'm in Ubuntu Web Browser(Mozilla Firefox) got the error: not page found Network Error It appears you are having trouble viewing http://.... Ubuntu suggest you check your network settings and ...
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Recovering Firefox's Saved Login Details

I'm trying to log in as admin to a Joomla site of mine. I was really lazy and always relied on Firefox to remember my login info. I've recently had to replace the hard drive in my laptop. I bought an ...
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Similar download manager in Chrome to that in Firefox?

In Firefox, I am using a download manager which can resume downloading if it breaks because of bad connection, and can automatically download multiple selected links in a webpage. I tried some ...
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Problem while browsing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC with 2+ Ghz processing speeds and 4gb RAM. While I'm browsing on using Firefox, the browser suddenly gets dim and then bright. It happened multiple times. While ...
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how to install Roboform in Firefox

I want to use Roboform to remember my passwords but I don't know how to install Roboform in Firefox.I have asked some friends, they don't know, neither. Anybody know please tell me.Thanks a lot!!
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Reset firefox from command line

Mozilla firefox gives an option to reset it. Check the below images to ee how its done graphically; I need to make a script where this can be done through bash. Can someone tell me the command ...
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Panoramtech ads on Firefox (ShowIP extension)

Since yesterday Noscript - the extension for Firefox, blocks a request to "panoramtech.net". After some researches, it seems that Panoramtech is a malware. How could my Linux system catch it? What ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing when logging on

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a bootable pendrive and succesfully replaced XP with ubuntu on a PC. I logged on fine and was exploring but when I started firefox the whole system froze, ...
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torrent magnet link applications (ubuntu 14.0)

how do i set deluge as my default magnet link application I am completely lost. I've tried going into my Mozilla preferences but i cant find deluge when I am searching for the application please help. ...
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Firefox - Error:cannot open display: :0.0

I'm trying to run xvfb alongside CutyCapt to take screenshots of websites on a headless VPS server. I've installed xorg, firefox latest stable release, and CutyCapt. I've set the default display by ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit yesterday and there are problems everywhere. Firefox almost never works. It crashes all the time. I also get some system errors. I can't find anyone else having the ...
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Set default browser when running as sudo

I am trying to run sudo and set the default browser. I want to set chromium as my default browser. I have tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser This shows chrome as my default ...
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I want to install an older version of Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, which already has Firefox v31. I want to install an older version of Firefox. How can i do it.
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specific webpage (url) not loading (ubuntu 12.04)

for few days now, I can not load a specific page, which is "https://www.facebook.com/" alon or with either "?ref=logo" or or "?ref=tn_tnmn" (which are actually all leading to the same old facebook ...
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Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 - problems in Firefox/IcedTea/Java

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. On 12.04 I was using the IcedTea plugin in FireFox to run certain Java applets. Now on 14.04, I get the missing plugin screen in FireFox: When I click on the ...
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Network problem: Chrome would not load sites that Firefox does

I am running a Ubuntu 13.04. I had both Chrome and Firefox installed, and the former does not load most websites. There is no proxy, and I have disabled the firewall. I connect to the internet ...
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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...