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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Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 23 - how to turn off JavaScript? [closed]

My browser updated yesterday and today I've noticed that the option to turn off JavaScript is no longer there. Did they relocate it somewhere? Help.
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Where is the share button in firefox 23?

I just upgraded Firefox to the latest version to date (23) and while I can see the new logo, I can't find the share button. I tried with all add-ons disabled, but nothing changed. I tried to custom my ...
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can't browse secure sites, not chrome firefox or opera

I can't browse any secure site in Ubuntu 13.04. And I mean any site! Even when sites use somethings like Google analytics, HTTPS, CSS or JavaScript or something, I have to refresh sometimes to see the ...
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How do I set Ubuntu Software Center as default to apt links? [duplicate]

I was about to install Bank-ID but got stuck with this apt-link. If I click on that link the file manager gives me the opportunity to choose a specific program to open the file. I can't find Ubuntu ...
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Several online media players don't work in Firefox but they do in Chrome

I have noticed that I have not been able to play audio or video from a few different players in Firefox for a while, namely videos from the Canal + Zapping website and music from the Free Music ...
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Firefox freezes frequently

Good day, The application Firefox freezes very frequently and I have to use 'force quit" to get out and hence I lose all my activities and it is extremely frustrating. Only in one occasion, there ...
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Removing earlier versions of installed package?

apt-cache show firefox | grep Version and apt-cache show chromium-browser | grep Version in terminal is showing this output: I guess, I've four versions of firefox and two versions of chromium-...
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how do I correct text sizes on the web?

I open for instance http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/warrantless-cell-tracking/ and the text on the left hand (story) is very small, but the test on the right (advertisements) is quite ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 Bit - Firefox asks if it could be the default browser every time I open it

Nearly every time I open Firefox it asks to be the default browser. As far as I can see Firefox is the only browser installed. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 Bit HP Envy DV7 Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz ...
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Firefox use lot of cpu

I have a notebook nb510 Toshiba with Ubuntu 12.04 and firefox 22.0 with extensions like addock-plus, x-notifier, download helper, xmarks. Sometimes it's take more cpu than 100% This information of ...
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Delay before Firefox starts downloading

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with XFCE 4.10. Firefox version 20.0. Whenever I try to download any files (eg, right-click and download, anything like that), there's a significant delay (~15 seconds). It ...
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Lubuntu won't load

I am using Lubuntu 13.04 because my computer will not run the latest version of openSUSE. It worked fine at the start, but the first time I shut down the computer and turn it on again, Firefox crashes ...
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How do I get Firefox to scroll down when selecting content

How can I get Firefox to scroll down when I'm selecting more than one page of content? I see this is a bug that was fixed once, but re-emerged. See a partial solution below.
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How to configure Ubuntu to load shared hard disk at startup? [duplicate]

I use shared profile for firefox between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The shared profile is in a common disk partition/file-system. Due to this reason firefox doesn't start till I load the shared hard ...
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Browsing Internet Problem

I continuously have a problem with browsing internet on Dell laptop through WI-FI. The problem occurs suddenly, Firefox and Chrome refuse to find a resource, the interesting part is the connection ...
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Firefox and Codeblocks problems

Ubuntu is constantly crashing with programs like Codeblocks and Firefox. With Firefox it just goes slightly dark and after 6-7 seconds it's running again. But in code-blocks it just crashes. I ...
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Firefox Keeps Crashing usually with Flash / Youtube

This problem has been raised before can someone from the Ubuntu team please help? Or suggest alternative browser since Chrome does the same. Thanks - Dev
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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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Ctrl+A does not select all in URL bar in Chrome and Firefox

Selecting all text in URL by Ctrl+A doesn't work anymore. Now it brings the cursor to the front.
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Installing and Running Firefox Using Kubuntu

I keep trying to download and install Firefox. The Ark archive manager comes on. I then extract the file but all it does it give me the individual componets but I'm still unable to either open or run ...
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Installing non-standard fonts in xubuntu 13.04

Before I start: I'm a Mac user whose 7 year old laptop is slowly dying and, wanting to support open-source software, I've been considering a Linux pre-loaded laptop as my next computer. In preparation ...
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Troubleshooting Oracle Java 7 with Firefox

I run Ubuntu 13.04 with up-to-date Firefox and Oracle Java 7 is installed from the package oracle-java7-installer from the ppa:webupd8team/java PPA. Java doesn't work in Firefox. When I start ...
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Patch for Firefox

I have been recommended to install a patch to fix Firefox bugs concerned bookmarks (i.e. right mouse click not working & delays in showing bookmarks in a folder). I do not understand how to ...
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How to Provide Unity Desktop Integration Features to Site on Chromium

I have installed firefox and chromium browser, both are working well, but i am constantly using chromium, still it's not supported to Unity Desktop Integration, default firefox having unity ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 some images won't load properly in any browser

I've had this problem for a couple of days now and I have no clue what might be causing it. When entering a particular website, it won't load the same images over and over again. At first I thought it ...
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No possible adding of searching engines “Ixquick” and “Startpage” to Ubuntu-Firefox (13.04/22)

I have a problem regarding the adding of new searching engines. To avoid Google and its data collecting, I would like to add the searching engines "Ixquick" and "Startpage" (both by the same company) ...
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Problem Viewing Youtube Videos

So I've checked all the threads on the problems regarding viewing YouTube videos. For me, one videos work perfectly, the other one doesn't load from the beginning. It must be a Flash plugin problem as ...
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Why does Flash freeze Ubuntu & Firefox? [duplicate]

Pages like this that have many embedded videos, freeze Ubuntu for a long time, then Flash crashes. Is this just a Ubuntu 64-bit problem? Do I need more than my current 2gb ram? http://www.deanstalk....
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I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'd like to know how the Firefox browser really works. Strange, after Windows System(s)… [closed]

Browsing with Firefox from the Ubuntu is very strange, especially the search bar. Is it the only option, or I can create something different?
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Ubuntu One: Publish file option available in Firefox but not Chrome

Is this a known bug? I can publish an Ubuntu One file or folder in Firefox, but that option under the "More" button isn't available in Chrome.
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Ubuntu Server Install Old Version of Firefox

What is the best way to go back a version of Firefox on Ubuntu server. This is a server without a GUI so command line is the only thing that can be used. Also once you install that old version how do ...
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Run shell commands from browser [closed]

I'd like to access the terminal from Firefox specifically. I only have access to firefox, I can't access terminal on its own.
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Firefox goes slowly after i installed ubuntu update

I'm A Ubuntu 13.04 User , Everything Was good but software updater told me that there are new updates so I'm Installed All of the Updates (including Firefox) but after this update ,my Firefox goes so ...
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Random corrupt images [closed]

Ever since I switched over to xubuntu 13.04 when browsing the web random images will appear corrupt. I attempted everything from clearing firefox (cache, history, cookies etc) To a full blow re-...
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some webpages not opening in any browser [duplicate]

I have using ubuntu 12.04LTS with all available updates installed. Some websites are not opening in any browser, i have tried many browsers(firefox,chrome,chromium,arora,xxxtrem browser,Midori). But ...
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How do you get the Mozzila Firefox Beta? [duplicate]

64 bit. Title explains it all. Just want Firefox beta.
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Install dropbox over browser VNC

I want to install dropbox, but I only have access to firefox over VNC.
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How to enable scrolling with arrow keys?

I have a problem on my enw Acer Aspire M3. When I'm using firefox and want to scroll a page down by pressing an arrowkey, instead of going down slowly, I get down instantly to bot button. How can I ...
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Firefox slow dns lookup due to IPv6 in Ubuntu 13.04

Just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04 64 and ran into a very strange problem. Chrome is working fine but Firefox sometimes connects to sites very slow. It can take around 10 seconds before ...
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How do you open Apt links in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to download an Apt file but I don't know how to. I'm using Firefox too.
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Youtube/online videos lag with FF/Chromium HTML5/Flash after upgrading to 13.04

Running Lubuntu 13.04-64 and I can't seem to be able to watch HD videos in a browser anymore after upgrading to 13.04 from 12.10. Tried FF and Chromium. HTML5 and Flash. I have a dualcore atom ...
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Install Firefox v22 and Firefox Nightly without interference

I am going to be a tester for Mozilla. I want to install Firefox Nightly and still keep my stable Firefox. How can I do this?
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Discrepancy with Firefox print (headers and footers)

Ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS on a Dell PC. Created 2 user accounts. Both are Administrator. User u1, when printing in Firefox (a WEB site), print options work. Specifically, headers and footers to get ...
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Tor browser not opening

Whenever I start Tor in Ubuntu 13.04, the Vidalia Control Panel opens, loads up and displays a status of "Connected to the Tor network!". However, the tor-infused firefox, does not pop up like it ...
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I can't find the file 'transmission' on my computer with the search function

I went to download a torrent today and Firefox asked me to choose an application to do so (although the bit torrent files normally go to transmission per the permissions I've set in Firefox). I go to ...
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Firefox downloading torrents gives me no application to open them with - just opens download folder

When I download a torrent it asks me to choose an application to open it with but it shows none - even though I have deluge and qbittorrent installed. Clicking on "choose app" takes me to the download ...
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How do I disable the fourth button on an Apple Mighty Mouse?

I have an Apple Mighty Mouse, but it's been banged up a bit. The side buttons (4th buttons) are way too easily pressed. When I'm using Firefox, the 4th button can accidentally click and I'd go back ...
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Keefox and Keepass are installed. Yet every time I open Firefox, I'm asked to configure it again

I have installed Keepass2 from the Ubuntu Software Center and Keefox in Firefox. The setup works fine. Both can communicate with each other. However, every time I start Firefox I'm greeted with the ...
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Firefox can not start up

I am facing this error when I start firefox Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I just installed ubuntu so I do not know what's wrong with it. I am using ...
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Problem installing and uninstalling Ubuntu

I bought a new PC and as I have windows on my laptop I thought I would give Ubuntu a try. I downloaded the ISO, burned the Disk Image and installed it, but I get nothing to work properly. As a ...