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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Flash no longer working in firefox

I've never posted here before but I've been unable to find any solutions online so I thought I would ask. I have a desktop and a laptop, both running ubuntu 14.10. I first noticed that youtube videos ...
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Weird font-rendering issue after Firefox crashes

I'm running Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04, and sometimes Firefox freezes and once it's back it starts rendering fonts in a really weird and distracting way. I've had a similar crash before that also ...
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how to enable webex on 14.10 64bits

I had issues to join Cisco Webex in Firefox on 14.10 64bits. Here is my experience to make it work. First, you need to install either openjdk/icedtea or Oracle Java as the JRE. You should be able ...
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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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Force firefox to use xdg-open to open downloaded files

Firefox in Kubuntu is broken, as it don't follows the system default applications that I can configure using "file associations" in the KDE Control Module. For example, it wants to open folders with ...
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How do I make firefox hello recognize my usb webcam?

I have a labtec usb webcam. It works well with cheese. It doesn't work with firefox hello. lsusb output Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2626 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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Certain characters not rendering on Ubuntu title bar and Mozilla gmail and some other sites

I've noticed a weird problem on a new install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new build machine. It may be the same problem as this: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How to download streaming flash videos?

I am acquainted with Firefox extensions like VideoDownloadHeper, DownThemAll etc. and also other command line tools like youtube-dl for downloading flash videos from popular sites like ...
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Firefox Cannot Display Chinese

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I open a Chines web page, for example, this in Firefox, I got all crazy symbols. How to ask Firefox to display Chinese correctly, please? Could anyone provide a step ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Cannot execute embedded mp3 in some websites in Firefox

The website http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/EM/EMRU/EMRU003.HTM works fine in Firefox 36 when I use Windows XP. However when I use Firefox 36 in Lubuntu 14.04, the audio does not play. I have ...
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Why does Firefox show a SSL warning

In Ubuntu 14.10 (Firefox 36.0.1) this site shows a SSL warning: https://robot.your-server.de/ (sec_error_unknown_issuer) However on my Lubuntu 14.04 machine also with Firefox 36.0.1 there is no ...
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xfce4-terminal “Open Link” feature stopped working on XUbuntu 14.04

Recently, after a software upgrade, the "Open Link" item in my xfce4-terminal right click menu stopped working: instead of opening the clicked URL in a new Firefox tab, it now opens a whole new ...
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Hulu doesnt connect to TV provider

I am using Firefox to watch Hulu.com stuff. I try to use the "Connect a TV provider" button but it doesnt do anything in linux. I select my provider.. DISH A popup appears which asks for login ...
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I can't open Firefox

I can't open Firefox. I see the message Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window , you must first close the existing Firefox process or restart your system.
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Why Firefox always gets upgraded and Chromium web browser don't? [duplicate]

Why Firefox always gets upgraded to the latest version available and Chromium web browser don't get upgraded to the latest version available? they are both open source software. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Firefox/Chrome Linux vs Windows issue

Ok so here is the problem that got me looking at this. Recently Battle.net closed their "website bug forum" for the Diablo 3 forums. In its place the put two buttons at the bottom of the page next to ...
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How to set how apps invoke firefox (stop using -remote openURL)

I have a Xubuntu 14.04 user whose "Thunderbird can't open links anymore - they just take [her] to the home page" (default home page). Started happening recently. Digging into the issue I found that ...
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Whatsapp Web QR code not loading on Chrome/Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to use the service https://web.whatsapp.com/ on Chrome/Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Dual boot Windows 8.1). But the QR code that needs to be scanned by the Whatsapp mobile app is not ...
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Firefox not launching after fresh install [duplicate]

I just did a fresh install from a USB of Ubuntu 14.10, and Firefox was working perfecting find until I executed: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade And then restarted. Now I ...
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Using wget to download websites when logged in to a password protected session

I am having difficulty downloading websites with wget that require specific authentication. Specifically, my university has me login to my account to be able to access university related websites. I ...
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What causes most files to open in Wireshark from Firefox?

Recently I've noticed most files open in Wireshark, which naturally says there's an error. For example, I download a pdf, click it from the download button dropdown, and it opens immediatly in ...
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How do I know what plugin Firefox wants from me?

I went to a web page, and it displayed the following message: That's all it says. "A plugin is needed to display this content." Nothing else. How am I supposed to know what plugin it needs? ...
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How to install gnome extensions through firefox using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1

After fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1, I was unable to install gnome extensions through the https://extensions.gnome.org/ website. The website would given an error that it could not detect that ...
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Firefox keeps connecting to Roku Streaming Player

Recently I have discovered that Firefox keeps connecting to a local IP address, http://172.16.8.50:8060. These requests are made approximately every minute. These requests are also here even if I ...
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Unable to access Microsoft Office 365 on Ubuntu?

My university uses Microsoft Office 365 to manage emails. The sever names are: SMTP: smtp.office365.com IMAP: outlook.office365.com I had been using the email with Thunderbird on my Ubuntu ...
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Firefox doesn't open links from external sources (e.g. click on link in skype)

This happens on both Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE DE. When I click on any link (from external program), a new firefox window is opened with start page. That's all. I've already checked for ...
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Firefox default language keeps changing automatically to arabic

I am getting an ongoing issue with Firefox 36.0 under Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I open Firefox it automatically sets the default language to Arabic, even though having never configured it to use Arabic: ...
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Problem loading videos [duplicate]

I get this message: failed to load "libpepflashplayer.so". How can I fix this? I'm using Firefox if that makes any difference. I've tried a few commands in the Terminal such as installing things ...
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How to configure firefox file picker to icon view? [closed]

When I need to upload an image the file dialog in "detailed view" is very painful. How can I change this? My os is Lubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu and Firefox language addon version discrepancy (solved)

Re : Ubuntu and Firefox language addon version discrepancy (solved) Hello, On a new installation, Firefox was in English instead ot the following locale (French)… I followed the first advice given ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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Why does kubuntu freezes when running firefox/chromium?

I was surfing the red and everything in Firefox in Kubuntu and suddenly my PC just freeze. I don't know why but I though it was for the browser so I installed Chromium but the same thing happened. I ...
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Clicking Link in emacs no longer opens page in browser

Up until yesterday, clicking a link in emacs would open the corresponding page in my browser (Firefox). Sometime yesterday this changed to always open a new window in the browser, on the home page. ...
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I don't have firefox and I'm getting firefox updates?

I don't have firefox and I'm getting firefox updates in the "Software Updater" how can I fix this or disabled this update because I don't want update files on my computer that will do no good.
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how to activate jre under kubuntu 14.10?

I have installed kubuntu 14.10 and I have tried to activate jre on firefox and chrome, but I have some problems. 1- On chrome side I have not succeed to activate jre plugin for both version oracle ...
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LibreOffice Writer edited document is recognized as virus or spyware

I got MS word document, person asked me to edit it, to add table of contents, to add page numbers, because she doesn't know how to do in MS Office. So I did with LibreOffice writer. But when I saved ...
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Cannot play youtube videos on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have both Firefox and Chrome with both having the Flash plugin installed. On Chrome, the Pepper Flash plugin is installed. The behavior of the problem is exactly the same on both Firefox and ...
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how can set the proxy in my computer

My computer is Elitebook 745 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It can connect to the Internet very well in my working space where is no proxy server. In my residence, there is a proxy server. It can be ...
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Scrolling through tabs in Firefox without opening them

When we have many tabs open in Firefox we get one arrow on each side to scroll through the tabs. What I usually do is to use the mouse (yuck!) to click on those arrows to do the scrolling. How can I ...
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transfer important files from an old firefox profile into a new one

I try to write a script that copies all important files into a new fresh profile. I used the information on this mozilla support page #!/bin/bash echo While copying your personal data from an old ...
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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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Issues with firefox, localized storage, and dpkg SOLVED

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and this started after I restarted my computer. What happened originally was it wouldn't wake up so to speak after I left it idle, and logged out. It was just a black screen, ...
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How does firefox open irc:// links?

If I click on a link in the form of irc://irc.hackint.eu/#ubuntu I get a popup asking me, If I want to open it with the webclient Mibbit.com This used to work a few years ago, but I get no connection ...
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retry download failed in mozilla firefox

I am trying to download the iso of backtrack 5 r3 from my mozilla firefox. It is a 3.1GB file. Due to power failure, the download stopped some times in the middle. However, I used the mozilla's retry ...
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Open link from application in running firefox profile

Applications that allow opening links (e.g. emacs), always fail to open URLs for me. Instead of immediately opening the URL in a running browser window, they open the firefox profile manager dialog. ...
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Firefox/flash loads new page and finally halts (on yt eg)

This is a rather simple problem, but it annoys me since some time. I'm using Firefox 35.0.01 on Ubuntu 14.10 and sometimes, when I open a new tab mainly on youtube, Firefox starts loading the page, ...
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Firefox back button middle click

I used to middle click on the back button in firefox to open the last page in a new tab. Unfortunately this stopped working for me on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. I tried to remove it via sudo apt-get purge ...
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Problem with addons in Mozilla

The problem is following: I have about 10 addons installed and suddenly part of them just stopped working( wappalyzer, google translate plugin) while others(Adblock, firebug) still work. All addons ...
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Applications in Ubuntu take forever to resolve URL, webpages usually don't load completely. Internet on other OSs are fine. What's wrong? (14.04)

All the computers in my house are connected to the same router, with the same DNS (googledns). The two Ubuntu machines take forever to "resolve host" (chrome/firefox), but the Windows machines aren't ...
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Why are certain words in Firefox missing from my webpages?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS-12 laptop, in Mozilla Firefox, with no extensions running. For some reason, Firefox has been taking sections of readable text out of the pages I've been ...