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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Pause flash player (from script/media button)

I would like being able to play/pause youtube videos (or other flash player instances showing videos) using the media keys on my keyboard (or from a script). I could not find a suitable firefox ...
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Are Live Bookmarks in Places.sqlite?

In reading about Places.sqlite, it's not clear to me whether or not that includes Live Bookmarks. How can I access, either through sqlite or by other means, the Live Bookmarks? I've installed the ...
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after hard drive clone cannot play music from google music on firefox

I made a clone of my Ubuntu 14.04 from one SSD to another SSD and then installed this new SSD on another machine. On a new machine Firefox stopped playing music from play.google.com/music. When I ...
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Can't browse to big files and upload in browsers (chrome, firefox and explorer under wine)

I can't upload jpegs over 3mb to photo websites (society6 and blue canvas) because they do not show in the browse files box. Smaller jpegs show up and can be uploaded (900kb or so). What could be ...
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Firefox unity app

I have a problem with Firefox unity apps. If I click on the dash and start Gmail, Live mail, Facebook or I guess any of them, I have limited functionality of browser, right click doesn't work, ...
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Why does Firefox ignore the `304 Not Modified` status sent by the webserver?

For my site, Firefox 32.0 seems not to cache a CSS file of my Nikola 7.1.0 installation and ignores the 304 Not Modified response by the webserver. What also puzzles me, is that it sends the 2nd ...
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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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File Upload dialogue doesn't include bookmarks for Home, Documents, Downloads, etc - only custom ones I made myself

When using the file manager normally to browse files, I can see both the Places (which includes default bookmarks for Home, Documents, and others), and Bookmarks - which includes my custom bookmarks, ...
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Firefox has trouble connecting to web pages

I have been on a vacation for about ten days and after I returned I found Firefox in a terrible state. It seems to have no problems connecting to some of the "bigger" web pages like google, gmail, ...
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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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How can I edit or create a new dictionary for spellcheck?

I would like to take my American English dictionary and merge it with my Mexican Spanish dictionary, to create the language I actually use on a daily basis, which is Spanglish. This way I won't have ...
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Chrome and Firefox not working/slow

Chrome has stopped working and Firefox is slow, sometimes so slow that it does not work at all. I have tried installing Chromium, but the effects were the same. I uninstalled Chrome and then updated ...
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Flash Videos go fullscreen once (firefox), then after minimising it and trying to go fullscreen again it freezes (Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome Desktop)

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine, the problem is though that after I switched to Gnome Desktop, I couldn't switch to fullscreen mode on flash videos once I ...
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GuitarBots - Firefox/Wine - UnityWebPlayer

I've been trying to use unity web player in this website: guitarbots.com. I'm running mozilla firefox 29.0 in wine 1.6.1. After I installed the unity plugin I got this error message. I'v been looking ...
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13.10 to 14.04 LTS Firefox, email and desktop problems

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS last week. There are a few problems: Outlook: keeps saying to upgrade to the newest Firefox (Firefox says it's the most updated version), it won't load properly ...
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Problem with fonts on Kubuntu 14.04 and FF29

yesterday I updated my machine to Kubuntu 14.04 and Firefox to version 29. Now, I have an issue with some fonts, specially on rendering inputs. The font is noticeable bolder and bigger than before, ...
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Web App tweak in 14.04?

After upgrading to 14.04, web apps now open in a Firefox window without the FF menus or navigation bar, or option to add tabs. I liked it better with those. A major annoyance is the inability to ...
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How can East Asian language input work properly on a SWF in Firefox?

I want to input CJK (Chinese, Janpanese, Korean) languages on an SWF file played with Firefox, but it accepts only text in the Latin alphabet. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. What causes this? How can ...
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firefox ignoring proxy settings and connecting directly

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and it's been a couple of months that I have this problem. The problem is that firefox's proxy settings has no effect on it and despite what settings I set in ...
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hdfc bank net banking page not accessible

Whenever I try to open the website www.hdfcbank.com, the website opens. Then I check the netbanking box and press the login tab below. A new window opens up as it is supposed to, but in the new ...
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How to fix Problem playing Youtube videos in firefox?

I am using Firefox as my browser and when I am using youtube and play any video on it. Not the video and audio they both are not coming continuously. They are coming with an interval. Its like the ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 Wine Issues

I have successfully installed Wine to my laptop (it's a dinosaur from 2006 with 1 gig of RAM), and although I only use it because I am so poor that I can't afford a new laptop, I have a very ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Can xdotool work after my screen becomes locked?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I want to use xdotools to simulate mouses and keys on a firefox window. I want to do that when I am away, so I also like to lock my window. Is it possible for xdotool still to work ...
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Problems downloading files via WeTransfer

I am using Unbuntu since a few months and everything works really fine. However, I do often get large files sent via the WeTransfer service. Unfortunately I am mostly not able to download them when ...
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Webinar woes, won't play in Firefox or Chrome

I'm trying to view this webinar, but it won't play in Firefox or Chromium under 14.04LTS. How can I begin to diagnose what is going wrong?
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Firefox stuck on old version and problems with held packages

i did a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2 2 months ago and i noticed recently that firefox was stuck at version 36. I uninstalled it and then the system showed version 35 as the latest. The same ...
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Firefox title bar lost when opening link from e-mail in Thunderbird

Starting with Firefox (currently 37.0.2, but has been happening for a great many releases) running but minimized, I open a link in an e-mail (Thunderbird e-mail client, currently 31.6.0 - happened ...
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Problems with video and playback on 4K monitor and R9 R270 AMD. Ubuntu 14.04

For a number of years I have happily used Ubuntu. However,I am having all sorts of problems now since I upgraded my video card and monitor. My monitor is a Benq 4k monitor, but I decided to upgrade my ...
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Why I can't drag and drop tab into the FireFox installed in Ubuntu 15.04?

today I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I am experiencing an annoying problem with the installed version of Firefox. The problem is that I can't swap the opened tab. I can change their order with the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 firefox starting without sudo gives security library failure on SSL sites

I have a problem with ubuntu desktop 14.04. When executing firefox without sudo, then all the https sites (even http://google.com) gives me Error code: sec_error_library_failure But when ...
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Various programmes crashing frquently - could be an issue with the system?

About a week ago Firefox started crashing very frequently, 20 to 30 times a day. On random pages, doing random things, sometimes even when it is minimised. I ran the updates and checked the system for ...
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If flash isn't installed in the first place, why does Firefox need Flash block 1.5.18 to block auto-play video advertisements?

My netbook becomes extremely inefficient when being bullied by auto-play video advertisements on the internet. I am on Lubuntu 14.04 using firefox 37.0.1 (Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu | canonical 1.0), ...
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Memory black-hole: Are there known issues regarding multitasking in Ubuntu 14.04?

Are there known issues regarding multitasking in Ubuntu 14.04? I've recently upgraded to Trusty from Precise for I needed some updated applications. Installed 14.04.2, the desktop and animations were ...
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Internet Connected but cannot visit websites

My laptop is Elitebook 745 G2 running Ubuntu 14.04, new installed. It has dual OS: Ubuntu and Windows. The internet service works well in Windows, but cannot work in Ubuntu, though it is connected and ...
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Firefox: make ctrl+enter submit a form, even if cursor is in a textarea

How can I make Firefox submit a form by hitting ctrl+enter even if cursor is in a textarea? There are some work arounds to enable this, if you create web pages with jquery. But this short cut should ...
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upstart .conf script not running at startup

I have a .conf file I run at start up. This file runs a script file i have stored elsewhere. But it does not run. Its supposed to launch node.js and two tabs on firefox. When i launch firefox after ...
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Firefox Flashplayer suddendly zoomed in

Sometimes when I'm watching Videos on Youtube it just zooms in. I can only see the upper left corner of the video. I'm pretty sure it is a flashplayer problem, since the bar at the bottom (with play, ...
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why is firefox hello always on top?

I use firefox hello often and that little panel with the camera, the microphone and the firefox icon is always on top and i cant turn it off or just simply hide it. Are there any possibilities to ...