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Installing adobe acrobat reader firefox plugin ubuntu 12.10

I want to install adobe acrobat reader plugin in ubuntu 12.10. I tried enabling medibuntu and searched for mozilla-acroread and acroread-plugins, but the search yielded no results. I have adobe ...
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firefox asks me to download json file containing the search results each time google

I have flashgot plugin running in firefox, each time i google, firefox asks me to download a json file containing the search results, i don't know if this is a firefox issue or flashgot or what!
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How to run - from Firefox context menu - terminal commands selected in web pages?

Instead of copying it from the web and pasting it in the terminal, I want to be able to select a command displayed in a web page and with right click context menu to add it and run it in terminal. ...
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Downloadhelper firefox Failed Conv,FFpmeg PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED

I've tried to download videos from youtube and convert them using Downloadhelper but the conversion fails. I opened FFpmeg on terminal and get the message "* THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED * This program ...
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Cannot get Java to work in Firefox

In Firefox 17 on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), I cannot get the Java verification applet to work (needless to say, I cannot get any Java applications on the browser working). I already tried ...
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How do I run Firefox OS as a standalone application?

I got the add-on for the Firefox OS simulator, and it works great! It even keeps functioning after Firefox is closed, so I can save processing power for other things. I'd like to run it as a ...
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How do I get Firefox to open attachments without downloading them?

I have Windows XP and Kubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. I use Gmail and Yahoo mail through Firefox. If I get an attachment using XP, I know how to navigate to C:/Program Files/XYZ/xyz.exe to open the ...
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PDFs don't render correctly with Firefox and pdf.js

While using Firefox on Windows, pdf.js worked beautifully. It was honestly amazing. But on (K)ubuntu, it fails to render the files - not just some, but any (which is why I'm posting here). For example,...
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Change Hosts 1.1.0 not working

I installed this addon Change Hosts 1.1.0 in firefox, and saved my preferences for hosts file in it. But when i select any host configuration from the addon it throws an error citing unable to save ...
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Webapps (not preview) won't work in firefox but works in chromium - ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I'm using ubuntu 12.10 latest beta. I've installed webapps based on this guide: Unity WebApps ...
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How can I open pdfs in firefox using evince (not acrobat)?

I already installed mozplugger sudo apt-get install mozplugger Then I changed the pdf part of /etc/mozpluggerrc into the following: application/pdf:pdf:PDF file application/x-pdf:pdf:PDF file text/...
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Edubuntu and Firefox add ons help

I have installed Edubuntu 12.04 and have ltsp working. This is installed in a classroom setting and I would like to use a content filter in Firefox as an add on. The add on I would like to use is ...
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Flash plug-in crashes about 50% of the time

Like the title says, my Flash plugin keeps crashing. It happens on videos on many sites like YouTube. (I joined the html5 beta at YouTube to sort that out, but that doesn't fix other sites.) The ...
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How to efficiently preserve a really big navigation history in Firefox?

When I was using Mac, my Firefox stored items in its history for really long times. Sometimes I needed to find a link to a site I have seen two years ago and it found it! Also, the autocomplete in the ...
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Error 'failed to create directory locally' while downloading with Fire FTP

I'm using Fire FTP (Firefox add-on) in Ubuntu to download my project locally but when I click on download, it says failed to create directory "Project1" locally. Is there any root permission issue? if ...
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Missing Java plug ins with U.S. Patent office web site

I am trying to utilize the U.S. patent web site and I am unable to view the publication images as the site states that I need to download a missing plug-in for Firefox. When I select the Missing Plug-...
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DjVu Viewer Firefox plugin crash

After making a clean install of 12.04 and installing DjVuLibre Firefox plugin it crashes everytime I open access a djvu file. Firefox simply says that the plugin has crashed and I should try reloading ...
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How to change key-bindings in firefox?

Firefox constantly keep moving platformHTMLBindings.xml when it upgrade. I want to replace it to support vi key-bindings. But I cannot find it any more. sudo find / -name platformHTMLBindings.xml -...
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Firefox consumes too much memory

I have firefox version 11.0 and am running ubuntu 11.10. Firefox takes upto 850MB RAM with only six or seven tabs opened and all the tabs loaded with light weight websites only. I wonder why would a ...
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Firefox add-ons incompatible with the current version

I loaded Firefox in the beginning, used it for a bit then had issues so I removed the program. I tried to load Firefox again, getting a newer version, and now in “Add-ons” I get an error message that ...
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Why do I have trouble downloading add-ons for Firefox?

I get the error message: There was an error downloading . I am using Lucid Lynx and Firefox 11. Two of the add-ons in question are Easy Youtube dowloader and Flas Video downloader.
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Facebook videos don't work

Hello everybody I have ubuntu 11.10 since updated my firefox to version 10 i can't play videos through facebook but the videos work fine on youtube Also the videos work fine on chrome ( facebook and ...
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How do I install a .crt file in Firefox for Windmill Testing Framework?

I am trying to use the Windmill Testing Framework over https. When I run windmill firefox http://www.example.com the Windmill IDE comes up fine. When I run windmill firefox https://www.example.com the ...
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Unattended install of firefox extensions [closed]

I'm building a "generic configuration script" for our ubuntu installations. Coming to firefox there are some cool extensions I wish everyone to have (firebug, elasticfox-ec2tag and co...). How can I ...
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Moonlight extension not working with new Firefox versions

The web browser I use is Firefox (currently in version 8 in Oneiric). According the Compatibility Check information the Moonlight extension is not compatible with FF8. Anyway, I enabled this extension ...
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How to remove additional icons on firefox toolbar

I have a strange problem. I installed flash and video download add-on for my firefox browser and I see a bunch of icons in my navigation toolbar. I am not able to remove those bunch of icons by ...