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 to setup Easystroke so that the strokes work outside of the Easystroke window?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have setup Easystroke to start Firefox with a simple mouse gesture, the only issue is the gesture will only work when I have Easystroke open and I do the gesture INSIDE the ...
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Firefox problem with dark themes: auto-complete items are illegible

It seems something changed in Firefox since the version 30 which makes auto-complete items illegible on dark themes with dark menus. There's no difference whether on Ambiance or Numix, for example. ...
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Cannot download Minecraft [duplicate]

Alright, now before I start I'm not the most tech savvy person out there so I dont know alot of terms and how to do things. I mean I know what a command, terminal, and argument is and all that but I ...
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How do I block ads in Firefox

I have seen this question, which has some detail on how to block ads in Chrome/Chromium? Is there anything I could use to block ads (and trackers as well) in Firefox?
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Firefox Questions

Are there any optimized builds and/or processor specific builds of Firefox, like Swiftfox: http://getswiftfox.com/ for Ubuntu ? I've been tweaking config like it's my job, just like I did on that ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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Webdriver not finding Firefox 21.0 installation on Ubuntu 1404 LTS

Been scratching my head for hours over this. Installed firefox 21 from a tar.gz file. Extracted and placed in /opt/firefox sysmlink I used: sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/fiefox / usr/bin/firefox whereis ...
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How to get rid of multiple duplicate menus in Firefox bookmarks library?

In my Firefox bookmarks in Ubuntu 14.04, every single folder in my library is duplicated, and I can't delete these duplicates. The duplicates are also linked, so if I change one, it changes the other. ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...
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How to downgrade Firefox from 30 to 28?

I've accidentally sudo apt-get upgrade (while c/p-ing instructions to do something and failing to notice that it isn't sudo apt-get update) and it upgraded Firefox from 28 to 30. Now my menus are ...
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Font is rendered differently in browsers on Ubuntu and Win 7. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger

Faced with the problem of font rendering in browsers in Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger. Font Arial, size 16px appears as if he was in 17px in windows 7. Page in firefox Windows 7 ...
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'save link as' / 'open with' / 'launch application' window

When I want to open any file or even when I want to do "save link as" in mozilla there is a pop up window with the title launch application which I should choose an application to open that file. What ...
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Google Redirect Virus

I probably have a redirect virus in my system. Every time I try links to google, youtube it redirects to some kind of fake advertisement pages. Even on others pages where youtube flash player is used, ...
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How can I override the title of an X11 window running across an SSH tunnel?

I am SSH'ing into a server which has a copy of Firefox installed on it that I need to run. I can SSH in and run Firefox, and it will run remotely as expected. However, I need to frequently have two ...
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Firefox spellchecker often not enabled properly

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and its built-in version of Firefox, which is currently version 30.0. On some web pages spellchecker is working properly, but on many it does not. If I right-click in a text ...
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Is it possible to “lock” Firefox in one state and run it from that state?

Is this possible? For example to do something like "hibernate" for Firefox, that is to run it wit all plugins in a certain state.
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How can I play asx files from chrome?

Is it possible to play asx files from Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04? I am trying to play this station, but without any success. Instead of streaming the station, an asx file is downloaded. However, ...
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Firefox, LibreOffice are stuck in English. I want them in Esperanto

I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 this week, using Esperanto since the first startup. Later I added Interlingua, but Esperanto is still second. Anyway, I noticed that Firefox was still ...
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Java is not working in any browser

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 , and I've used the 12th edition and 13th and it was always the same problem for me, java is NOT working on any of my browser : all applets aren't functional, I can't login to ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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Unable to play FIFA videos, StarSports Videos on Firefox 30 (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit)

I am using FF 30 on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed flash and youtube is working fine. However some videos from some sites aren't playing - Foot ball videos (FIFA) and Cricket videos (Starsports) etc. Just ...
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Homepage disappeared from firefox

The usual modified Google homepage for Mozilla Firefox has disappeared. Now, when I start browser it says browser.startup.homepage=about:home and the address link is ...
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Updating Firefox via pop-up prompt?

Firefox is prompting me for an update. I am used to a Windows environment, so is this the same thing? If I accept, it will simply update and I don't need to worry about a thing? I worry if Firefox ...
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Downloading problem at slow internet speeds

Recently I had very slow download speeds at my home and It was taking 6 hours to download a file of just 250 MB with firefox browser ,So is there any program that I can use to increase my download ...
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Why all my firefox downloads are opened by vlc?

It has been more than one week and Firefox has become opening any downloaded file with vlc even if I change the source of opening the file. In the next download, it will open again with vlc. What ...
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Which page opened a tab in firefox?

While searching on well known and reliable pages, I suddenly had a new tab in firefox open with offending content. I closed the page, but it is still visible in the history of firefox. I want to ...
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Workspace focus problems

I've been having a problem on my desktop system since 14.04 (or how I've started working) with focus on the workspace. I'm an avid updater, so I'm usually current in my distributions. I generally ...
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Ajust ScreenBlank timeout on Firefox kiosk

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 set up as a kiosk that starts Firefox in /etc/init/x.conf like this: exec su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /home/kiosk/kiosk.sh --" kiosk (see details here: How to make ubuntu ...
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Problem in bookmark updation firefox

I bookmarked lot of pages and I export them as well into a html file. The thing is whenever is bookmark a page can it automatically get updated or synced with the html file. I use 13.10 and ...
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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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Videos from youtube (ONLY) are not streaming in any browser in UBUNTU GNOME 14.04 LTS x64 [duplicate]

I have tried using firefox, chromium, chrome, epiphany, but nothing seem to work. Few days back, youtube was working like a charm and suddenly it stopped working. I had ubuntu-restricted-extras ...
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xdotool could not move mouse inside firefox

I have been trying for many days to get xdotool to move and click inside firefox but I couldn't. So please help me. My script was simple but it didn't work : #!/bin/bash firefox www.google.com # ...
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Firefox glitched glyphs [duplicate]

When browsing with Firefox, some pieces of text will randomly render with bizarre glyphs, which immediately go away if selected or some other action happens on the page or even outside of it. For ...
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Occasional artifacts when displaying characters

To summarize the answer: switching to proprietary drivers should work, but the artifacts disappeared for me even on the free drivers now. Update: since switching back to the proprietary AMD driver ...
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Video not playing in firefox

My youtube video is not displaying in firefox. I want to uninstall firefox and install it again. How can I do. Please help me do this..
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How to execute a terminal command every time the firefox windows closes

I need to execute this: rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/*; rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/./.*; cp -a ~/viewright_backup/. ~/.wine-pipelight every time the Firefox window closes. But not necessarily when all ...
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How to update Adobe Flash Player [duplicate]

How can I update Adobe Flash Player. My YouTube video is not working.
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youtube video is not run on my firefox

I am using firefox and ubuntu. When I run my youtube video in firefox it now working.. It's display this there is error an error occurred, Please try again latter What can i do for this
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How to bind the terminal command on firefox start?

How to set a terminall command to run every time I start firefox? I perfer terminal way, not gui. Thanks!
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Installing a firefox extension via terminal?

Is this possible? Ideally, I'm trying to make script which will take files (my extension backup files) and replace or install them into other user's computer, with all settings saved. Is this ...
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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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Firefox says Server not found on Ubuntu but not in Windows

I'm newbie to Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted with Windows 7). Last few days it was working fine but from today my problem as follow as, FIREFOX NOT WORKING IN UBUNTU Note: I had ...
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Firefox not working with ububtu 14.04?

I have installed ubuntu and all looks well, the WIFI connected but Firefox browser returns a 'page not found error' when browsing. There is no firewall. Previously, the machine was running windows 7 ...
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Chrome won't recognize java but firefox recognizes it [duplicate]

I am running an HP Pavilion dm4-12la with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have installed successfully Java into Firefox, but for some reason in Chrome it doesn't work. I have tried all of this: ...
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How to make ubuntu 14.04 a kiosk [duplicate]

I have made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop and now want's to convert it into a kiosk with a full screen webbrowser. This was previously done in 10.04 and worked perfect, but due to ...
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“Connection is Untrusted ” error in Firefox

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and I have tried it (without installing it). I connected to the internet via DSL and I tried to surf. When I tried to go to an https:// site, it showed me the error ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

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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openjdk icedtea firefox loops “connecting”

Ubuntu 14.04, openjdk-7-jre_7u55, icedtea-7-plugin_1.5, firefox_30.0 FF > Tools > Add-ons > Plugins > IcedTea-Web 1.5 = Ask to Activate URL = http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/ then click ...
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Unity Web Player shows as uninstalled using Pipelight on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am attempting to get Unity Web Player to work using Pipelight on Chromium. I've enabled the plugin, used various user agents, including Safari 5/OS X, but I continue to get 'You need to install ...