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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X Server crashes when I start Firefox from chroot

I thought to start an isolated Firefox instance in a chroot, but it always crashes my X Server. I tried with different chroot environments (raring, trusty), and tried schroot and plain chroot too. ...
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How to enable onboard keyboard in fullscreen mode (using firefox)?

I want to use the onboard keyboard to enter text into a form in a website I have open in firefox. Ideally I want to run firefox in fullscreen mode. In non-fullscreen mode onboard comes up no problem, ...
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13.10 - Opening webapps creates duplicate firefox entry on Launcher

I have Ubuntu 13.10 with the Amazon and GMail webapps installed. Now, when I go to dash and click on Amazon, a Firefox window opens and both a Firefox and an Amazon icons get added to the launcher. ...
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Browser won't load any pages after 13.10 upgrade

After my upgrade to 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Firefox won't load any pages, not even the startup page. I continuously get a "server not found" error. What could it be? I've looked and no one else has ...
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Bandcamp.com player looks like it loads in Firefox, but doesn't respond. Flash works fine on Youtube

Bandcamp.com player's seems to load in Firefox, but doesn't respond. Flash works fine on Youtube. Bandcamp works normally in Rekonq.
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Firefox won't work. Locale not supported by C library

I just got a server running with ubuntu on it for the first time, I connect with ssh. I am a mac user, learning ubuntu. The idea is to automate some tasks on the server. One of these tasks involves ...
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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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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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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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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 enable “click-to-play” plugins in Firefox?

I'm trying to make it so everytime I want to run a plugin, I need to click in order for it to play. The "plugins.click_to_play" is already set to "True" in about:config and it doesn't doesn't behave ...
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How do I get Thunderbird to use Firefox to open URLs?

Every time I try to open a URL found in an Email from within T-Bird, it opens Ubuntu Web Browser instead of my default browser, Firefox. How do I fix? Note: I've already tried a manual config edit ...
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Firefox crashes when I open Gmail after upgrading to 14.10

Every time I open Gmail Firefox crashes, unless I open it in basic HTML mode. There are a few other websites that make it crash, and I'll try to name them here every time a website makes it crash. I ...
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firefox-wget-window doesnt close after download

I use Firefox with flashgot, which makes downloads via wget. Some time ago, the wget-terminal-window appears, makes its download, and when finished correct it disappears automatically. Then there was ...
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impossible to launch Spotify from embedded player with Firefox

With Firefox, when I try to play a song from a Spotify embedded player (like here, not the "play now" button but the player below : http://playlists.net/weekend-playlist-21-06-2014) I get the error ...
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how to print DjVu in Firefox

I'm attempting to print to printer or PDF a DjVu document that is accessible from this link by selecting "View Scanned Files" and then selecting the DjVu for the plans. When I try to print this page ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not load web page

I have dual system Win7 and ubuntu 14.04. My ubuntu can not load webpage in Firefox these days, though it shows WiFi is connected. Please find my information for ifconfig, route -n,ping,cat ...
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Firefox Developer Edition: where is dark theme?

I download Firefox Developer Edition, unpack, run and see "white" GUI. Can I make look stable Firefox like Developer Edition - with dark GUI? I am at Xubuntu 14.10.
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Firefox blinking when i enter keyboard

I have some bug with firefox: he's blink when i enter keyboard. Moreover, me enter keyboard not only in firefox (type in text editor on top of the browser, too blinking). This bug exists only when ...
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Enabling hardware acceleration with AMD fglrx on firefox

The flash movies can be quite sluggish and even worse google streetview is terrible when I run them on firefox. Yet if I enable HW accel on chromium I have no problems whatsoever. I'd like to try and ...
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Forwarding, redirection, between 3 machines

I have this structure: A: machine not in the domain of our company. B: machine in our company (with an application server) C: my machine So the communication has been enabled to interact only ...
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weird Update after firefox crashed

I've hat troubles for some time with the Firefox-Plugin-Container using Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 14.04. The problem was a frozen screen when in fullscreen-mode on Youtube or similar where nothing but an acpi ...
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Gnome Desktop drag & drop behaviour

Running 14.04 with the Gnome version available from Software Center here. Coming from Windows and OSX, I'm seeing some rather unfamiliar drag & drop behaviour on the desktop: For one, dragging ...
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Don't show close, maximize or minimize Buttons in Firefox

Sometines, this bug happen in Firefox in my my Ubuntu 14.04. The close, minimize or maximize buttons not appear when I want to select one of then. This happen sometimes, and when this bug happen I ...
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(solved) Mozilla add-ons don't recognize my Ubuntu Firefox

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (aka Trusty) and have Firefox installed (firefox:amd64/trusty-security 33.0+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 uptodate). I tried to install a search engine from a Mozilla website, ...
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Video flickering in full screen mode only in chrome and chromium. firefox works fine. intel hd4000, external monitor via hdmi

Since I updated to 14.10 I get some annoying flickering while watching video in chrome and chromium, but only in full screen mode. Firefox works fine, but i prefer chrome/chromium. It worked fine in ...
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webgl stopped working on all browsers

I'm running 12.04 on an i5 laptop with intel graphics and I noticed last week that webgl no longer worked on chrome. It has in the recent past and I can't think of anything I would have done to break ...
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I've installed FIrefox Developer Version, but can't find it in my PC

I just installed the firefox developer version using PPA available on the official ubuntu help, it took me more than an half hour to download and install in terminal. It has also removed the older ...
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How to send user credentials to the proxy in firefox and terminal?

Little background: I am behind a proxy, where we use "automatic proxy config URL" on http://webproxy.mycompany.com:8080 Yesterday, my windows box (yes, I have both Ubuntu and Windows) asked me for my ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre fails to download package files

yesterday I got an issue with the internet connection, after I've made some operations with the network manager. The problem has been thoroughly described and partially solved in the following ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 can't open Firefox aspx file

Every 2 months I need to file taxes and the document is loaded to a different tab in aspx format. The site claims to support only Internet explorer but for years I have been using Ubuntu with firefox. ...
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unable to access to localhost remotely with ubuntu 14.04

I have an old PC that I have set up as a server. I've installed webmin and Plex Media and ssh server. The problem is that I could easily connect to these services in Windows 7 using firefox by just ...
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Unity/User Agent issues

So, there is a game called Transformers Universe that is designed with playing in browser in mind. I have installed Unity Web Player via Pipeline as every source has told me, and acquired a user agent ...
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Chrome homepage freezes ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I replicated this issue in Xubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint. My scenario open Firefox enter "www.google.com/chrome" in the address bar press the "Enter" key on ...
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Apache can serve files in root, but not in any subfolder

Brand new LAMP installation on Ubuntu 14.04. I can view all of the files at the root /var/www/html/ folder. I can run phpinfo.php at the root. I installed phpmyadmin and can access that application. ...