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 update firefox while keep all my current stuff?

I'm using the firefox which is not the Ubuntu's version. Downloading from Mozilla's website. The way I do this is to unpack the package and put it in the folder /opt/firefox/. Now my version is ...
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How do I play RuneScape with minimal lagging?

RuneScape is a Java-based MMORPG that on Ubuntu can only be accessed (or at least to my knowledge) via going to http://www.runescape.com/game.ws in a Java-supporting web browser (such as Firefox or ...
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Scroll **one** line in a web browser

If you read long texts with a web browser, it is easier for the eye to have something that guides them. One simple solution is to read at the bottom of the screen and scroll down one line after the ...
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How Can I tell if Firefox is Freezing Ubuntu?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on somewhat older system. For the most part it runs smoothly and quickly. However, every once in a while I get a complete system freeze, no mouse, nothing. Only REISUB ...
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Play a file with Action Script and Shock wave

How do I play this flash video, using a firefox browser, which has swf and Action Script files, in ubuntu? If it is just swf file, I can do it using the below... <html> <head> ...
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How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04?

How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04, and keep assured that it will not be replaced by Firefox in the future upgrades? It is actually quite weird that sudo apt-get install iceweasel installs ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo?

Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo? I do this because I sometimes use Firefox to browse my local drives, and my primary drive is encrypted. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Thank you.
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Thunderbird and Firefox font problems

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now, I'm in version 14.04, alternating with some sessions in ubuntu-desktop and others in xubuntu-desktop. A few days ago, when "playing" with some themes and with ...
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I can't create ssh chain tunnel

I have two remote Ubuntu servers - vps1 and vps2. I want to create ssh tunnel for Firefox, that runs on my PC, to connect first to vps1 and then from vps1 to vps2. This doesn't have to be implemented ...
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Download Manager With Slow Download Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I have got a wireless connection to the internet. I have got two operating systems, one of them is Ubuntu 14.04 and the other one is Windows 7. My problem is, the downloading speed of the Ubuntu is ...
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Firefox cache2 'doomed' folder

I was recently looking in my cache as I have made it so that it does not cache: And I found this folder called doomed: /home/arthur-dent/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k29gs42c.default/cache2/doomed So ...
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Certificate problem with firefox

Sometimes I randomly get an error certificate with Firefox. Apparently this only happens with google products (such as gmail or its search-from-adress-bar feature). It says the connection is untrusted ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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jre not installed on firefox when using Citrix Access Gateway

I'm trying to get to my vpn / citrix access gateway using Firefox 38.0 for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0 Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to log in I get this error: JRE is not installed on your machine. Install ...
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What's the state of hardware accelerated HTML5 video on Ubuntu?

Flash hardware acceleration never really worked in Linux due to various APIs (VDPAU, VA API, and what not), buggy drivers, and end-of support from Adobe for Flash on Linux. Recently several sites, ...
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How to disable web app prompt on ubuntu 15.04 and Firefox 38?

The option was available on Edit > Preferences > Desktop Integration > Untick “Prompt integration options for any website” before. Any idea how I can disable those prompts now ? Thanks
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No Sound using pipelight

Hi i am hoping someone can assist as i have installed the pipelight plugin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and on the Sky GO website i can see the video but cannot get the sound to work. All seems to work ok from ...
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Problems on Kubuntu machine connecting to some sites after AT&T uverse upgrade

I recently had the U-verse service upgraded, and noticed that Facebook and youtube, and sometimes Yahoo have problems loading and displaying content. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, and using the ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2

Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2 . Im using Chromium and Firefox I've tried installing and reinstalling flush plugin, finally removed it as crashes occur more often. However, still crashes, ...
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Can Firefox run Java 8?

I've installed a few openjdk-8-jre packages (including one w/"headless" in its name) but I haven't been able to get it to work in FF. I've seen a lot of other posts over this issue, but they tend to ...
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How to download torrents using utorrent on your browser (firefox)

There is method for downloading torrents without opening actual program using browser. I just go to open firefox type in https://127.0.0.1:8080/gui/ After it I go to terminal and paste a command ...
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Firefox 38 on Ubuntu12.04 display enlarged

Ubuntu 12.04 (32b) automatically updated from Firefox 37 to FF38. Now the new firefox title/tool bar and tabs are greatly enlarged - this is taking up 1/4 of screen and I can find no way of reducing ...
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I cant watch YouTube videos on Firefox in Lubuntu 13.10 [closed]

If I try to watch video's or play games online, websites tell me that I don't have flash player installed. When I try to install flash using the command line : sudo apt-get install ...
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firefox can not access a frequently visited website anymore

I have tried unsuccessfully all the troubleshoting available from firefox but I keep getting the same error: The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: ...
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High CPU by Firefox

For some days, Firefox has been consuming high CPU percentage while simply loading pages. It drops down otherwise. It often crosses 100% and even goes beyond upto 150% sometimes(!). I ran Firefox in ...
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Java plugin 8 update 45 is blacklisted in firefox?

https://blocklist.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p912 states that "java plugin 8 update 44 and lower has been blocked for your protection". Which is fine and all, except that after updating ...
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How to AUTO Open .doc files in Ubuntu FROM WEB

I am trying to open Microsoft.doc files from the Web however I am unable to do this. Here is a scenario of what I am currently experiencing. I go to website where I see .doc file; I click on File; ...
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Using flash player i.e. watching a video in fullscreen (Mozilla), freezes computer

this has happened to me twice now, today and yesterday. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (some time ago) 64bit and I use noscript in Firefox. I was watching youtube not in fullscreen and my screen ...
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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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Firefox fonts unreadable, especially for Google sites

for some sites, Firefox renders the fonts unreadable. I've noticed this especially for the Google sites. When I uncheck the Firefox option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my ...
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Why can't i execute run-mozilla.sh? [duplicate]

I have downloaded latest version of mozila-firefox from http://tinyurl.com/lm4449e . Try to install it by running following commands. cd Dowloads tar xjf firefox-38.0.1.tar.bz2 cd firefox chmod +x ...
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Firefox default search provider resets after restarting the browser

I switched my default search provider to DuckDuckGo, but recently decided that I needed to have some of Google's features for a while as default, so I made Google my default search provider in my ...
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Youtube only show videos in 360p quality in Firefox Developer Edition

I've been having this issue with Firefox Developer Edition (FDE) on Youtube, where it show videos only in 360p quality, there's also an "Auto" option, which is also, the 360p quality. I'm in Ubuntu ...
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Looking for an on screen keyboard working with firefox

I'm looking for an on screen keyboard. florence and onboard do not appear, when selecting the address bar in firefox. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox says it works great with the gnome on screen ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...
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Turning off desktop integration in firefox

I used to be able to turn off the desktop integration in firefox by going to the general settings and unclicking the box that says "Prompt integration options." But I just reinstalled 14.04 on a new ...
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Firefox will not update

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit and the version of Firefox that comes with this version of Ubuntu. I recently went to a website and got a notification that my version of Firefox was no longer ...
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firefox vaapi acceleration

How can I enable html5 hw acceleration in firefox 38 ? (running on ubuntu 15.04) with vaapi via gstreamer1.0-vaapi (installed). I have intel hd 4600.
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Intermittent Freeze Issue

My 3 year old Dell Inspiron 14 N4050 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS now keeps on freezing whenever some heavy stuff is going on. At first I diagnosed it to Chrome issue, but later even after I ...
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Firefox/Clementine only use eth0 as gateway but not eth1

hy! I have two nics, that are configured via dhcp, internet is reachable via both: 1) 192.168.15.x gateway 192.168.15.1 2) 192.168.1.x gateway 192.168.1.1 Sometimes 1 is down via the firewall (as ...
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HTML5 as default for video in Firefox (and banishing flash!)

New install of Ubuntu 15.04 (on an otherwise fully functioning dell XPS 13 9343). I've been having difficulty getting HTML5 video to play on Firefox. My test case is Plex and Youtube, both of which ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 hangs while browsing using Chromium or Firefox

My Xubuntu 14.04 hangs too much when i start to use browsers like chromium or firefox. I dont know the reasons,but i think i encounter this problem everytime i use a browser. I am using Xubuntu on my ...
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Youtube page and videos are not displaying properly

YouTube page is not displaying properly I am new user to n ubuntu just installed 15.04 a month ago. it was working fine till 15 days but now youtube is showing properly i have downloaded ubuntu ...
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Libreoffice firefox plugin

On Ubuntu 14.10 I have had a libreoffice writer plugin for Firefox. I.I am pretty sure I installed it from Ubuntu's repositories.It opened all documents in read only mode inside of Firefox. However ...
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FireFox Bookmark Deletion Problem

In windows I can easily delete a FF bookmark. To do so I just click on Bookmarks button. Then a list of bookmarks appears and I just right click on the bookmark which I want to delete and once a menu ...
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where do I report an issue for the ubufox firefox add-on? [duplicate]

Apparently this add-on uses a deprecated API (according to firefox-trunk). https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/xul-ext-ubufox/ did not seem to provide any means to report this. So let ...
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Firefox eventually for no aparent reason consumes all CPU and RAM and grinds to a halt pulling my computer along with it

I now use Firefox as my default browser and have found that after having it up and running for several hours, that it starts to use up more and more of my CPU and RAM, and this does not appear to have ...
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Some pages not loading with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox

When I use a search engine, or type an address into the address bar about half of the time I get the fail page, "Unable to connect..." If I click a link from a search page, same thing. If I try to ...