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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How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox?

I want to install the latest Firefox on my Ubuntu (64bit) box. What is the best way to do this? Is there a specific update site or should I download the binaries manually? If doing manually, in which ...
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How do I install the Firefox Developer Edition?

Mozilla released the Firefox Developer Edition! How do I install it on Ubuntu? Source: Mozilla Releases 'Firefox Developer Edition' for Windows, Mac and Linux - OMG! Ubuntu!
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How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash player....
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what is the file: C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt [closed]

After I updated to 12.04, a file named C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt occurs in my home directory. The content of the file is as the follow: NPP_Initialize : called NPP_GetValue is called NPP_SetWindow : ...
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How do I put a web application on the Launcher?

Sometimes I see pictures of screenshots with people with web applications and nice icons on their launcher, how can I set this up?
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How to tell Chrome what to do with a magnet link?

Right now Chrome throws its apron over its head and calls Firefox, which opens the link with rtorrent. What do I need to do to eliminate the Firefox step?
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Adobe Flash Plugin is vulnerable/outdated in 14.04 but there is no update in Firefox

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I open a site which requires flash plugin (e.g. Youtube), Firefox says This plugin is vulnerable and should be updated. However if I click Check for updates... ...
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How to install the Java plugin for Firefox?

I am trying to install Java and plugins for Firefox. I installed both the JDK and JRE. When I try with the sudo update-alternatives --config java command it shows only one choice available. Plugins ...
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Why can't Firefox run local .swf files?

My goal is trying to run .swf files through Firefox and NOT a standalone player. When trying to run local .swf files on Firefox 29.0 (currently on 14.04), the browser opens the Open With/Save File ...
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Is there a work around to get protected Hulu or Amazon Prime instant videos working?

When I went to watch some only episodes of star trek on Amazon Prime, the player would get stuck on updating. I followed the instructions here and doing so actually worked for 3 seconds. It was the ...
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How can I make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission?

I can't find out how to make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission. There is no option to make it the standard program for magnet-links in its properties, and as I am not experienced with the ...
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What does the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension to firefox do?

I'm presently running Firefox 3.6.8 on Ubuntu 9.04. My Firefox extensions include Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9rc2. I've upgraded Firefox on this install a few times; as far as I can recall, some ...
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Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

How can I get the middle mouse button to behave correctly in Ubuntu? Clicking the middle button does not show the arrow which allows me to scroll the page by moving the mouse. Information: Firefox ...
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How do I launch a remote firefox window via SSH?

When I SSH to a remote box $ ssh -X remotebox then start firefox on the remote box remotebox$ firefox and I have firefox running on my local machine, a local firefox window will open. no firefox ...
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Can I make links to email addresses open Gmail instead of Evolution?

When I click on a link to an email address in Firefox or Google Chrome a "Welcome to Evolution" screen appears. Can I make Gmail open instead, or at the very least disable Evolution from running?
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How can I access Flash files from streaming websites?

In Maverick, there was an option to download Flash videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc. by copying the flashxx** file in /tmp directory to another location before closing the window. But in ...
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Compatible version of “Adobe Shockwave Player?”

Is there a Ubuntu compatible version of the "Adobe Shockwave Player?" I'm running Firefox and when I try to bring up one of my School's websites it says missing plugin. When I click on "Install ...
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What does “Would you like to install Twitter” mean?

Firefox in Ubuntu 12.10 pops up messages such as (similar messages for Reddit, Facebook, etc.): "Would you like to install Twitter for extra features and quicker access?" What do they mean? What ...
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Where is Firefox's plugins directory?

I know that there are extensive, "proper" methods for installing Firefox plugins. However, I would like to know where the folder is for linking shared-object (.so) files, such as libnpjp2.so and ...
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How do I fix Flash issues?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash in Ubuntu, what are my options?
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Mozilla Firefox terribly slow on Ubuntu 14.04

It is being observed since my upgradation to Ubuntu 14.04, that the Firefox browser is terribly slow. Can anything be done about it?
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Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed

I have been using firefox for a long time in Ubuntu, I downloaded some add-ons but it made firefox extremely slow, even if I remove them nothing will change. I tried to remove firfox also but re-...
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Why isn't Firefox 8.0 available as an update in the Update Manager?

So recently I've read that Firefox 8.0 is out, thought of updating, opened the Update Manager, refreshed the sources, but there was no uodate. Is there a particular reason for that?
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How can I change Firefox's default dictionary?

It's aboot time I asked this one. Firefox thinks I'm Canadian. I've got absolutely nothing against Canadians and their spelling is a lot better than Americans' but I don't spell specialised with a z. ...
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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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Why is natty-proposed suggesting an upgrade to a beta version of Firefox?

Well I loaded up update manager today and it wants to replace Firefox 4.0.1 with 5.0beta5. To double check I fired out apt-cache policy firefox and there it is: 5.0~b5+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11....
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How to know each TAB memory usage ?

Hi, is it possible to know that, if Firefox or any browser is opened, whats the amount of memory taken up by each TAB of web-browser ? I am just curious to know.
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How do I open “apt” links in Firefox (in Lubuntu)?

Many answers on Ask Ubuntu direct to links like this that in Xubuntu opened in Ubuntu Software Center. In Lubuntu I get this error message: In Firefox-Preferences/Applications cannot see something ...
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How do I play movies on Google Play?

When trying to play a movie I purchased from Google Play, the movie player (same Flash-based one used by YouTube) spits out the following error message over a background of faux-TV-static: An ...
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Why does Firefox try to use Gedit to open .deb files

I am running Firefox 15 on Ubuntu 12.04. If I go to a website with a .deb link, Firefox downloads the file, then tries to open it with gedit. If I use Nautilus to open the .deb file, it runs it in ...
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How to remove `t=canonical` from Firefox browser searches made on DuckDuckGo?

In Ubuntu 14.04, when I do a search in Firefox using either the address bar or the search bar, the system always adds t=canonical to my searches. So the full string becomes: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=...
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Firefox cannot draw the new Google Maps

Google released the new Google Maps. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on Firefox 21.0 on Ubuntu 13.04. When I open the page, Firefox just draws white grids on the screen. Dragging or clicking the ...
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How can I tell whether my Firefox is 32 bit or 64 bit?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu. For the preinstalled Firefox I had to download the 64-bit plugins (Flash, Java); the 32 bit plugins didn't work. Then I downloaded Firefox from mozilla.org, which just has one ...
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Adjust Firefox and Thunderbird to a High DPI touchscreen display (retina)

If you are using a high DPI Display with a resolution of 3200x1600 px you can adjust Unity with a System wide Menu and titlebar scaling But Firefox is not really ready for this: All pages and the ...
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How to use American English spelling dictionary in Firefox?

My Firefox spellchecker was complaining this morning that I spelled 'neighbor' in the American English style, not the British English style ('neighbour'). Same is true for color (colour), analyze (...
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How to hide Firefox titlebar in Gnome Shell?

I am running Gnome-shell 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10. Is there a way to hide the firefox title bar and make it like Chrome's ? I would need the min/max buttons in tab-bar. There was a tutorial in webupd8, but ...
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Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox

Currently, in about:support (Firefox 30) the "Graphics" section states the following: Now, I know that Firefox has (for whatever reason) disabled the hardware accelerated features for Linux users. ...
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How to get back unity webapps to firefox integration?

I can't believe that there was not a question or open issue for this before. I've recently installed ubuntu 14.04 along with my favourite webapps; and I, unfortunately, realised that they're not ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line? [duplicate]

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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How do I get rid of the Ubuntu scrollbars and theming in Firefox 46.0?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just upgraded the firefox package (released today) from 45.0.2 to 46.0. The release has brought an unwelcome change; the ugly Ubuntu scrollbars, and even uglier ...
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How can an application (like Firefox) be forced to use a certain network interface?

I've two interfaces: eth0 and wlan0 on a notebook. Possible use cases: eth0 grants me Internet access, and wlan0 is currently connected to a router which does not have Internet-connectivity. For ...
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Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox without keyconfig extension

How do I disable the Ctrl + Q shortcut in Firefox without using the keyconfig extension?
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Add certificate authorities system-wide on Firefox

I want to add some root CAs that doesn't come with the default firefox on Ubuntu, but I don't know how. I tried adding them to the local certificates with certutil, but it didn't work. It messed up ...
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How do I enable overlay scrollbars in Firefox?

I like the overlay scrollbars that come with natty beta 2 by default! How do I enable them on fx4?
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How can I use Firefox's built in PDF viewer?

I downloaded firefox 19 and executed it on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I went to a website with pdf links, clicked on one of them, hoping to have it shown in the built-in pdf viewer in Firefox 19, but ...
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How to update Mozilla Firefox web browser on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a safe, secure, reliable, efficient and easiest way?

I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine. Currently, I'm using Mozilla Firefox 33.0(Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0) I'm not getting update option in menu Hrml->About Firefox but ...
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How can I get Firefox to recognize multitouch gestures on a touch screen?

Multitouch seems to be working fine on Chromium out of the box, but not on Firefox. On Chromium, dragging a finger up or down the screen scrolls the screen as expected, but on Firefox, that gesture ...
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How can I get Firefox to work with the global application menu? [closed]

I've been following the progress of getting Firefox (and Thunderbird) working with the global application menu, how can I test and follow along it's progress?
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How do I get HTML5 h.264 Video working on Firefox?

According the the release notes for Firefox 26, h.264 video should now be working in Linux. It does also say the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins need to be installed. Does anyone know what these are? ...
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How can one make Firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?

I have a dark GTK theme installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 install and a persona installed for Firefox that I also like. The problem is that Firefox is using my dark GTK theme for items like buttons and ...