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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Is it possible for Adobe Flash to kill my GPU?

The question Is it possible that Adobe Flash in Ubuntu 12.04 on Firefox could damage my GPU? History So... there I was, using my beloved Ubuntu 12.04, Doing some PHP/Javascript/HTML development in ...
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Flash doesn't work in firefox after upgrade Kubuntu to 14.10

I upgraded Kubuntu 14.04-x64 to 14.10. Now flash does not work in Firefox. Now flash is an empty area which sometimes is black when cursor is under it. But flash still works in Chromium.
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How to make firefox ask for master password only when trying to show passwords

I have set up a master password on firefox and the browser asks for it at unexpected time. Not every time in the start (so it isn't useful to "lock" the browser. Someone may auto-login to a website ...
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Combined address/search bar in firefox

For a long time on Windows and OSX, Firefox has had combined search and address bar without recourse to any addon. I am running Ubuntu and the search and address bar is separate and I can't find any ...
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Is there a way to use Evince to view PDF attachments in Gmail

I'm back to using Gmail with Firefox and when I click on PDF attachments they are forced open by the Google docs viewer. I would much prefer that it used the default behavior I have set up for Firefox ...
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Firefox the website editor?

There are a lot of webdeveloper addons available, for Firefox, like firebug. Is there a html editor addon for Firefox. Which I can edit my website. Viewing the edits real-time (using localhost or via ...
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Youtube doesn't work anymore in firefox (Ubuntu 14.04)

Title says it all. Whenever I try to play a youtube video I get the error messages: "your browser does not recognize any of the video formats available". Thing is, it worked fine just before I ...
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can't watch flash content in lubuntu

I can't watch flash content in Firefox. My computer is a compaq presario 2195US, and the processor is athlon xp 2500+ OS is lubuntu, 13.10. I had to install it via the alternate installer because ...
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WebGL stop working after update to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have been developing something in webGl, and before the update I was able to run it on Firefox (Opera and Chrome fails, for some reason). After the update to latest Ubuntu version it has stopped ...
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Dead keys on Firefox Kubuntu 15.04

I use the GR-el version of the latest Firefox on Kubuntu 15.04. After the latest (2015-May-1) update, I can't have dead keys produce accents for (Greek GR-el / UTF-8). I can bypass this problem by ...
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Digital Post-Its on Browser Tabs?

I work with a lot of tabs in firefox, since in my context I often need to wait several minutes until I can work further in this browser tab. It would be very cool if I could post a digital post-it ...
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Cannot get flash video websites (YouTube, etc.) to work

I know that other, multiple questions have been posted on this, but I'm fairly certain I've applied most, if not all, of the suggested solutions, and I'm no closer to resolving this issue. I am ...
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Installing tarball package of the latest version of Firefox for Ubuntu 12.04

Currently I have Ubuntu 12.04 version and current version of the firefox I have is 21.0. I have downloaded "firefox-26.0.tar.bz2", can you please let me know what is the command to install Firefox 26 ...
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can't access certain web sites using Ubuntu

I can't access certain web site like: www.last.fm when I try to load any page on this site it starts with [Connecting..] in the tab title and the browser shows the [waiting for www.last.fm ..] ...
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Youtube does not work with cookies enabled on Ubuntu 13.04

Youtube has an awkward problem. I can not watch any videos unless I disable cookies for www.youtube.com and it bothers me to do this. This is probably not a Flash issue since it can be solved by ...
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Firefox image background turned grainy

I've been tinkering a lot with the drivers for my Intel HD Graphics CPU - installing different drivers and activating SNA. So far without breaking anything. The only change I've noticed is that the ...
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Is there any way to add the toolbar at the bottom of the new Firefox start page to the Ubuntu start page?

Is there any way to add the toolbar at the bottom of the new Firefox 13 start page to the Firefox for Ubuntu start page? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
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External links opening in the non-default browser

I have set Firefox as default web application in Ubuntu, but external links (like clicking a link in Pidgin) still get opened with Opera. Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this? Thanks.
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Jquery website is not opening in UBUNTU but in XP, Everything is fine

I know it is weird, But I just discovered this, jquery.com is not opening in my ubuntu firefox or other KDE browser and hence many sites that copy codes from code.jquery.com also hanged. Is there any ...
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Why doesn't Firefox obey my icon theme?

I'm using the Faenza icon set in 10.04LTS. Within the gnome-panel, alt-tab and possible more instances Firefox does not use the Faenza icons. All other apps seem too, just not Firefox. Any idea why, ...
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Shockwave Flash 17.0 for Linux

When I first installed Ubuntu more then year ago, I also installed Shockwave Flash plugin and its automatic updater. Then I learned (as many newbies did) that Adobe does not updating it after version ...
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How to make CTRL+F4 to close the current tab in Firefox?

On Ubuntu Studio 14.10, the CTRL+F4 seems to work as a shortcut for opening the 4th desktop (tested using a live DVD, without any customizations). However, I only need two desktops, so I reduced the ...
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FireFox in14.04 on a 32 bit mechine? It will not run any videos.

I have been fighting this for weeks it seems. Installing with the Software Centre fails. I had a command line last week that got Firefox to run most videos. But a major crash killed all my documents. ...
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How do I configure global internet connection on Ubuntu 14.04?

My broadband connection is OK !, but Firefox showing me message after browsing "If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web" ...
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flash getting struck in 14.04 from 1 day

From 1day, I am unable to watch videos in firefox(I think its 33 version that time). So, today I installed latest version of firefox, chrome, flash. Now, firefox not showing that warning, but the ...
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Firefox running very slow; Microphone does not work with Skype

Hi I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox is running very slow. The Firefox version is 17.0.1. Another problem I have is that my external microphone is not working on Skype. So how Can I fix ...
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System proxy configuration does not work

For some reaon I can't connect the internet via the school proxy. This only applies to apt-get, Firefox with automatic proxy detection works just fine. I already tried setting up the proxy in ...
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Firefox keeps crashing

When I open FireFox it crashes about 5 seconds later, and this is the error: Add-ons: ...
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Dash home - “rdesktop <address>” opens Firefox

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Unity. When I go to Dash home (either by clicking the icon or pressing the "Windows" key), and try to run rdesktop, it doesn't work - it either: It either says "Sorry, ...
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lightspark doesn't work in firefox

Lightspark doesn't work in firefox,because the file I downloaded (newest version,) "appears to be damaged." In the firefox-menu,you should be able to install it from a file.Why does it "appear to be ...
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firefox cannot access internet ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04 installed and run from VMWare player (as guest os in windows 7). Firefox cannot connect to internet. IPV4 settings: Automatic addresses (DHCP) only. DNS server as in Windows. Able to ...
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Gap in firefox's File Menu

Firefox's menu has some gap between options. Is this a bug in my ubuntu version of firefox or in the browser itself? Is anyone else facing the issue? How to fix this?
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Can't connect to internet

I am able to connect to my home network, but Firefox and Chrome will not connect to the internet. How can I fix this? I am using a wireless laptop. I have troubleshooted that my network is working, ...
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firefox and google-chrome need about 30 sec to launch any home page

this issue started 1 month ago. Let me explain. I'm running 12.04 x64 with unity. Connected through wireless. Every time I launch either firefox or google-chrome, these browser need at leat 25-30 sec ...
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Cannot use https (secure connection) on Firefox

Suddenly I cannot access any https connection. Firefox shows an error Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long Even I cannot access Google (http). It shows blank page most of the time. I did not do ...
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Programs become unresponsive

I have changed from Mint 13 to Ubuntu, complete fresh install. However I regularly get programs becoming unresponsive after switching between screens or work places. Example before i was using ...
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clicking on link opens blank firefox window

i'm using firefox 14. When i click a link outside the browser it opens a new firefox window showing google.com(My home page). I have tried setting into xdg-settings set default-web-browser ...
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How to get Netradio working in Firefox

I listen to a Danish Stateowned Netradio, but I cannot get it working. I have installed the Adobe Flashplayer, but apparently there are some problems with the plugin, so when I push the playbutton ...
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How to use deviantart on ubuntu?

I have ubuntu, and I'm trying to chat like I normally do on deviantart, with more than one chat open at once. However, I cannot use tab normally (the tab button makes the cursor vanish rather than ...
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places dropdown>network>ftp= opens in firefox not nautilius

ubuntu 10.10 user upgraded to 12.04 LTS. Gnome 3.2.1 with fallback experience. opening a FTP (not ssh or sftp, just FTP) from places drop down will open ftp in firefox (which isn't even the default ...
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How can I access a program from server through Firefox browser?

I want to access a program on server across my network. The program should be accessible through Firebox on a client machine but I don't seem to be able to point to the server correctly. Any help ...
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Wireless is connected but keeps showing “problem loading page”

My wireless does not keep disconnecting to the point where I have to manually enable it. I just manually enable it as soon as I log in. Just clarifying as I read some other issues like this. I'm ...
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2 finger scolling goes crazy in firefox

In Firefox, the 2-finger-scrolling is buggy. If you release one finger while scrolling, the page scrolls to the position the first finger indicates. It makes this rather nice function impossible to ...
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browser hijacker won't go away after deleting Vista

I recently downloaded Ubuntu and deleted the old OS, windows vista, however, a browser extension called Frontier search has hijacked Firefox and I can't seem to remove it. Please help, all guides to ...
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firefox issue on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

i have an issue with firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It cannot be opened also when I open it through terminal it is not opening except when I use this command (sudo firefox). here is a screen shot from ...
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firefox + adblock redirect

i am having this strange problem: (almost) everytime i click on a link i get redirected to websites like http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-6601317-11397447?SID=313283FOF577413941 I have looked all over ...
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Flash Videos are not working in FireFox

FaceBook videos through FireFox do not play properly. If I am using Chromium the sound runs but the frame rate is only one per second! QupZilla fails with a JavaScript problem. Trying to run QuickTime ...
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Adobe Shockwave Flash player shows error screen on youtube player(Firefox)

Adobe Shockwave Flash player 11.2.202.378 on Firefox shows an error screen on youtube player like this And not able to play anything no matter what. Had the same problem with chromium and fixed ...
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my firefox search hints are black on black, how to fix it?

Some update (i think) happened, and now google hints are unreadable. How do i fix this? By the way, my ubuntu version is already unsupported and firefox version is 17.0.1, but i can't update it ...
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How do I run portable versions of apps on Linux?

Sometimes I just want to try a software out without installing it onto my system. For example, I downloaded the BlueGriffen software from here When I extract the tar.bz2 file, I have the bluegriffen ...