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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Firefox installation error

I am trying to install Firefox but there is error like; Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_25.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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Why can I not add new bookmarks to a Firefox bookmarks folder?

I not able to add new bookmarks to a Firefox bookmarks folder. This bookmarks folder contains a lot of entries. Is that the cause? If so, what should I do? PS I run Firefox 26 under Ubuntu Precise.
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no sound in firefox youtube after upgrade to 13.10

After upgarding ubuntu to version 13.10 I don't have any sound while playing youtube videos in firefox browser (version 25 - for Ubuntu canonical 1.0). I don't have this problem in chromium browser. ...
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open PDF files in Firefox

I have Firefox and It was working fine. Recently , I cannot open PDF files even though I have a PDF tools . it start open it and then stuck ... so I have to download all PDF files in order to have a ...
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I cannot gain access to my atitesting.com account

The website states my browser is not supported. The system has detected that your browser/OS combination (/Firefox 25.0) may not be supported. You will need Internet Explorer (at least version 6) ...
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Browser does not load certain pages

I installed UBUNTU 12.04 and configured for internet access. No issues there. However, my browser (firefox, chromium) is not able to load/display certain pages (mail.yahoo.com, thehindu.com, ...
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Videos playing in Web brower, play at double speed, how do I stop this?

I have recently been having a problem with my web browsers (Firefox and Chromium) playing all videos (Youtube and ect...) I have uninstalled flash and then re-installed it and done the same to my web ...
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Minimising Firefox causes Xserver to crash

Whenever I minimise Firefox by using the minimise button or clicking the icon in the taskbar, within 10 seconds xserver crashes and brings me back to the login screen. This has only been verified on ...
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clean install of Lubuntu 13.10 : firefox not localized

It seem's that Firefox intalled by default with Lubuntu 13.10 is not localized (in french for my case). I performed a clean install ( booting live on Usb key, and then installing, using french ...
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Wlan Empfang schlecht// Wlan reception very bad

On Windows 8 the Wlan reception was great,no problems. But since I have Ubuntu 12.04, the reception is very bad. When I move a few meter from my router,my Internet slows down... Have anyone an idea ...
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i cant see youtube videos in ubuntu 12.04

Please help I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm new to this Operating system...when I try to see videos on You tube its just show the videos like colour Film and Ads too.I have a doubt with adobe ...
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Firefox problems with refreshing content on screen

I had this problem in 13.04 but now in 13.10 this problem is a lot more noticable. When Firefox loads page it sometimes 'forgets' to redraw the screen, so my page stays as it is, and when I hover over ...
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Slow video reproduction quality in youtube with chromium and firefox in Ubuntu 13.10

That's it I can't watch a video in Youtube simple because the reproduction is too slow and it's somewhat paused. I seem to have Flash player plugin installed in both chromium and firefox (I haven't ...
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One page won't load

I have ubuntu 13.04 and i have a problem loading just one page, every other work normally. The page is "moodle.pmfst.hr", i tried to open it in google chrome, firefox and opera but none would load ...
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Can't Play Protected Content on Youtube

Bear with me, because I'm no developer/coder... I can't play protected content on Youtube on my Acer nettop running Ubuntu 13.04. I've followed the advice here ...
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firefox not preserving the home page settings after restart

Whenever I change the Firefox homepage from yahoo.com (about:config, enter new address in list), the changes are not preserved when I restart Firefox. What can I do?
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Yahoo Home / Mail stuck in “waiting for yahoo.com” in firefox with ubuntu 13.04

i am new to linux and chose ubuntu 13.04 as my first attempt on the OS. So i kept a dual boot option with windows xp/ ubuntu 13.04. Now the issue is that when i try to open yahoo.com or ...
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Why root http requests in netstat - running Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD?

When using Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD to browse the net with Firefox, I captured the following output using netstat: Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Unable to use Tor Settings in Ubuntu

I use a proxy to connect to internet, and it requires authentication too. I have downloaded the extracted tor bundle for linux. Vidalia starts and i can browse successfully within the Firefox already ...
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Websites can't seem to access Flash Local Storage

There is an educational website my kid uses for school which requires flash. During the login process I am directed to click "Allow Local Storage"(this is the website's button, not adobe's popup), ...
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Java plugin in Firefox

Having trouble getting Java to work with Firefox (version 22), I have followed the advice in this question and on the official Java site, but nothing seems to work. I have the latest Java (1.7.0_25) ...
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Unable to load .mozilla during installation sometimes (ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I am unable to see .Mozilla in /home/mvrp directory (the name I have given who am I during installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) some times after installation. when I could see it in /home/mvrp directory ...
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Gmail text not appearing in Firefox

On Ubuntu, I was working with a single user till yesterday. The GMail chat app was working on Firefox. This morning, I installed Google Chrome, created a parallel user as an administrator, and ...
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Web browsers are not working from GUI but running from terminal with sudo

I am not able to get internet through firefox or any other browser from GUI( as normal user). But when i'm opening firefox from terminal with sudo then internet is working absolutely fine . Talking of ...
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how to remove very long list of files

My hard drive on my old PC is full up. It's not a big hard drive so I have to be very selective about what I keep. This is not the first time this happens, but Firefox keeps ALL unsubmitted crash ...
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How to set helper apps in Firefox and Thunderbird

In both Firefox and Thunderbird, when you want to open a document in something other than the default registered in the program, they open a file picker. Now in windows I know exactly what to do with ...
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how do I correct text sizes on the web?

I open for instance http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/warrantless-cell-tracking/ and the text on the left hand (story) is very small, but the test on the right (advertisements) is quite ...
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Browsing Internet Problem

I continuously have a problem with browsing internet on Dell laptop through WI-FI. The problem occurs suddenly, Firefox and Chrome refuse to find a resource, the interesting part is the connection ...
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Firefox and Codeblocks problems

Ubuntu is constantly crashing with programs like Codeblocks and Firefox. With Firefox it just goes slightly dark and after 6-7 seconds it's running again. But in code-blocks it just crashes. I ...
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Firefox Keeps Crashing usually with Flash / Youtube

This problem has been raised before can someone from the Ubuntu team please help? Or suggest alternative browser since Chrome does the same. Thanks - Dev
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Patch for Firefox

I have been recommended to install a patch to fix Firefox bugs concerned bookmarks (i.e. right mouse click not working & delays in showing bookmarks in a folder). I do not understand how to ...
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Problem Viewing Youtube Videos

So I've checked all the threads on the problems regarding viewing YouTube videos. For me, one videos work perfectly, the other one doesn't load from the beginning. It must be a Flash plugin problem as ...
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Configure Firefox Searchengine to use DuckDuckGo in German

I want to change the default langauge, DuckDuckGo uses when I start a search. What I already tried to do is simply add DuckDuckGo to my search bar. I also installed their addon. Both works if I ...
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Use of relative path to a local file for bookmarks in Firefox

For Ubuntu 12.04 using Firefox 21.0, say I have a local .html file, test.html, in my home directory, which I want to add to the bookmarks menu.. First I use "Open File" and then choose the file ...
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Visiting url (newegg) causes Ubuntu to crash and logout

For some reason Ubuntu crashes / logout when I go to newegg. I don't think it's a newegg-specific problem, because it only happens in Chrome (Firefox works) and I've had a similar problem when using ...
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Adf.ly tells me I need to enable cookies in Firefox and Chrome

I'm using Chrome and using Firefox is not really an option. I want to download stuff for Minecraft but Adf.ly is not working. It tells me I need to enable cookies and I did but its still not ...
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Problem adding spellcheck dictionary to firefox

I've tried to install Finnish dictionary to the Firefox several times by right clicking text area and choosing Languages -> Add Dictionaries. However, every time I restart Firefox, Finnish is not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 becomes unresponsive and frozen

I have a "classic" install of ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bits, with the ubuntu-restricted extras 57 installed. All updates done. When loading this page from a daily news papers from Firefox 18: ...
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Google.com redirect malware on FF

l have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine when l started firefox for the first time on typing google.com l redirected to random websites l have also tried conneting the computer to a differnt ...
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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 ...