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 rendering websites really slow

I have Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit version running Firefox 23.0 and my websites render significantly slower than if I run Firefox on Windows and slower than Chrome on my computer. I have installed the proper ...
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Firefox doesn't connect to internet

Suddenly Firefox randomly doesn't connect to the internet. I can ping stuff, and I can access sites through Chromium. There was an update through Ubuntu Manager before that, I'm not sure if it had ...
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Quicktime plugin in browser

I'm running a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 and cannot get a web browser to play any QuickTime content. Installed mediabuntu and codecs noted here: Watch QuickTime videos in the browser? Tried ...
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How do I disable the speaking of “link” after reading a hyperlink in Orca?

I am trying to find out whether it is possible to disable the feature in Gnome-Orca, that speaks 'link' after reading text that is a link. It is kinda frustrating to listen to Orca read a sentence, ...
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Understanding contents of firefox cookie in Ubuntu

Recently, I moved to Ubuntu from Wdoz and working on firefox. I understand that using firefox developer toolbar, I can look into various cookies that websites put on my computer. But, I cannot figure ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: can't connect to many sites (including github) in Firefox and Chrome

[I have posted the same issue on Ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2145713 . I am repeating it here to see if I can find an answer here.] I installed Ubuntu 13.04 recently, and ...
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XUl + Unity web API

Is way to make Unity Web Apps API available in XUL application? XUL applications lighter than Firefox. I think this is the best way for use web applications as desktop platform.
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Uninstalling Firefox means installing KDE

I'm running Ubuntu with Gnome-shell. For reasons outside of this question, I needed to temporarily uninstall Firefox. I had no other browser installed at that time. On entering sudo apt-get ...
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Firefox/Chrome links slow unless I type URL directly in address bar

My web browser has become slow. Google works fine, but clicking on any link takes forever with "waiting for xxxx.xx". Strange bit is, if I click in the address bar and highlight the URL, then press ...
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Google+ updates balloon is blank in Firefox

In Gmail and Google+ a 1 is displayed as I have an update, but when I click on it, the balloon that shows-up is plain white and the clicks on it are transparent (i.e. they point to the links below the ...
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Fix Flash via command line

Like many others (How do I fix Flash issues?) I am having flash issues with firefox Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Firefox 20.0 And for the life of me I can not get Flash to play. I have tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Firefox ignoring it's own preference/settings in 12.10

I am trying to turn off two things in Firefox - it is re-opening every tab that was open when it was shutdown, and it always warns when I close multiple tabs. I have altered both these behaviours ...
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Font corruption in Firefox

Characters are periodically not displayed correctly on some websites in Firefox. An example is http://askubuntu.com/questions/ask where the 'w' in the title "How to Format" gets displayed as an ...
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Strange firefox problems when started by xinit

when I start firefox console via: xinit /usr/bin/firefox firefox is not working properly: html select elements does not work (unable to change default value) after opening local pages (I.e. ...
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Open Kiosk Whitelist Not Working

I'm trying to setup the standalone version of Open Kiosk with the following whitelist: allowed[*.google.com, ALL, JAVASCRIPT]; The problem is that I'm still able to open other websites, e.g. ...
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Can't get Firefox to load Please help!

Got a problem with FireFox, I installed Enlightenment (e17) and I added a .png to the Icon on the desktop to change the way the icon looks. Now my problem is I uninstalled e17 and now I'm just using ...
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How do I get back the Ambiance Theme for gtk?

I tried out the new kubuntu-desktop. All applications integrated nicely in KDE, thanks to oxygen-gtk. However, after logging out and logging in into the standard Unity desktop, GTK applications like ...
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Firefox Cookie Popup Hell

Is there a way to close all these "Confirm setting cookie" popups at once: Currently whenever this happens, I spend a half-hour clicking until all the boxes disappear.
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How to make auto shut down for Kiosk (Firefox kiosk) after no activity 10 min? Ubuntu 12.04

I found ideas for shutting down PC after mouse inactivity, but that's not working. I made button for shut down, but that's not working in Kiosk mode, and users forget to shut down PC. Now PC has auto ...
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I can not access Google Plus with Firefox and Chrome/Chromium but I can with Midori/Epiphany, how can I solve it?

I'm having this weird issue where I can access G+ only with Epiphany and Midori. With Firefox and Chrome/Chromium I have several problems opening the page, and when it opens doesn't work properly. ...
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Firefox dependencies problem on 12.10

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 today and now am getting the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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intel sna and flash plugin

i switched my Intel graphic acceleration from UXA to SNA mode in my xubuntu 12.10 64 bit. its performance is great! but i have an issue with Firefox+flash plugin.flash plugin crashes whenever i open a ...
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roboform lite new login button on toolbar

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. After installation, I installed roboform lite 3.1. Everything worked ok. I then installed the file updates (160+ files). After the update a new login button ...
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Anyconnect 3.1.01065 x64 and Firefox 17

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I have firefox 17. I installed anyconnect 3.1.01065 x64 and I am able to make it work but, I am unable to connect to my ASA without disabling the 'Block connections ...
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How do I copy and paste in a signed app in Firefox(Ubuntu)?

I'm trying to use a CMS (ceasy) from Firefox on Ubuntu and running into problems when I try to cut/copy/paste into a rich text editor field there. A window pops up informing me that this is due to the ...
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what is the issue between VLC and Firefox in ubuntu 12.04?

In ubuntu with the XFCE interface when I have VLC loaded and attempt to load Firefox the video freezs and loops for almost a minute. I have a 64 bit AMD with 2 gb of ram. I am also running a nvidia ...
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Firefox: LastUsedPrinter not obeyed - Ubuntu 12.04

Related to: Why Firefox does not save my preferences in prefs.js (i.e. printer headers, margins, etc.)? Why does Ubuntu not obey the LastUsedPrinter in Firefox? This works in other OS's. Setting ...
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Ctrl+Enter-Textarea-Submitting Addon Firefox

Does someone know an addon which allows me to submit a whole form during textarea writing with Ctrl+Enter or another key shortcut? Thanks for helping.
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Java doesn't show up in firefox plugins

I've just installed the newest java, because firefox blocks the old version. I used the tutorial from http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Java_Install Because I had some trouble once, I knew ...
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how to show java-openjdk7 console during applet startup in chrome/firefox?

I've just installed java-openjdk-7 and in IcedTea Control Panel enable Debugging/Java Console/Show but it won't help.
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Firefox not responding after every search

I am a brand new user running 14.04 on a partitioned hard drive. So far I have had nothing but issues with it. This particular issue occurs when I open Firefox. The browser opens fine but once I ...
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firefox on ubuntu 14 doesn't show any server

ubuntu 14 on compaq cq10 netbook. It connect to wireless network but firefox can't find any server. Why?
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config Foscam FI9821P IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to config a Foscam fi9821P camera on Firefox, then add it to Zoneminder. I've got it on to my router but when I enter the IP address on my laptop, it won't ...
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Firefox doesn't play youtube anymore

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and today firefox 32 got weird. If I try to play a youtube video, it will start out on 720p, then move down and say that 720p isn't an option for the video. It will keep doing ...
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Firefox crashes after nvidia and cuda update on 14.04

I recently added CUDA to my laptop to be able to develop some parallel code I want. All went smooth and I managed to run the CUDA tests/samples with no problem. My computer seems to work fine apart ...
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Firefox stoped after installing Xampp 1.8.2.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. LTS

After installing xampp 1.8.2.6 Firefox almost stoped working. The warning says "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded, it may be missing or inaccessible". I can ONLY start Firefox from the level of ...
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How to use Firefox AppArmor profile with IcedTea Java plugin on Ubuntu 14.04?

Whenever I set up Ubuntu on a new system, I active the default AppArmor profile for Firefox via sudo aa-enforce /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox Doing this on Ubuntu 14.04, however, makes Java ...
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Google lightning fast but all other sites painfully slow - ubuntu 12 lts -firefox and chromium wi-fi hotspot

Hi I am new to linux and have had a play with a few different distros (linux mint, ubunto 11, 12 and 14 and lubunto) over the weekend but I have a common problem I have found with browsing (happens ...
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firefox globalmenu for zotero-standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero standalone (a really great program btw!) is based on the same architecture as firefox ...
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Unable to browse specific websites with Netgear modem

I recently purchased a Netgear DGN1000v3 modem-router for my home. I was using a D-link DSL-2750U, before it started giving network disconnection issues in the last one month. I setup internet on ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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web browser cannot load the facebook homepage, all other homepages work fine

my web browser cannot load the facebook homepage (Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.facebook.com.), all other web sites work just fine. I use firefox, but ...
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Firefox “email link” doesn't give Thunderbird window focus

Ubuntu 14.04 FF 32.0 Thunderbird 31.0 When on a web page, one can perform File -- Email Link. Ever since upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, Firefox will send the link to Thunderbird, but will not give the new ...
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Firefox issues on Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I have several problems using Firefox 32.0 on it: when playing YouTube videos, the browser will crash making a reboot necessary sometimes when I close the ...
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Ubuntu Firefox homepage temporarily showing Arabic

I've noticed this evening that the default Ubuntu Firefox homepage on Ubuntu 12.04 momentarily displayed Arabic in the titlebar and for the links. This first happened 15 mins ago then I rebooted and ...
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Firefox bookmarks

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP netbook. I'm having issues with bookmarks in Firefox. If I create a bookmark and just leave it loose in the Bookmarks Menu, then it will work fine. However, ...
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display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
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Keyboard Behaving Badly under load in Lubuntu in Firefox

I have a problem where my keyboard will stop working correctly in Firefox. I am running 14.04, on an older Acer Aspire One netbook. When the computer is under a bit of load, my typing in Firefox will ...
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Address bar in Firefox greyed/blacked out

I have actually had this happen already once when I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 but was able to fix the issue by going into about:config and changing an entry to false. However I have now upgraded to ...
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Mozilla Firefox is installed but not showing for click to run

I've downloaded latest Firefox from it's official website and there was a file ending with .bz2 got downloaded in my Downloads folder. I google it to extract using tar xjf file.tar.bz2. Now I've one ...