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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France24 EN streaming in Firefox [closed]

I'm not able to stream France24 EN in Firefox (the stream doesn't start...) http://www.france24.com/en/aef_player_popup/france24_player# but I can in Chromium! Do you know what could be the reason? ...
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How do I get 'Main Menu' back?

In 11.04 and previous editions of Ubuntu, I used the 'Main Menu' tool (under 'System/Preferences') to change individual icons that I did not like in the icon theme I use (Faenza, and mainly the ...
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Install an application so that it can be launched from the terminal

I had to update my Firefox from ver 3 (i.e. the one that Ubuntu 10.04 ships with) and move it to Firefox 7. So firefox gave a tar.gz file to extract the browser from. I ran sudo apt-get remove ...
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Downgrade Firefox 7 to FF6

System: Ubuntu 10.04 For testing purposes I need to downgrade from FF7 to FF6. I'm aware of this answer: How to downgrade to Firefox 4 on 11.04 but my Synaptic Package Manager only offers me 7.01, ...
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How do I install Pencil?

Pencil either runs as a Firefox extension or as a standalone application with XULRunner 1.9.2. Trying to install XULRunner: rich@rich-laptop:~/apps/pencil$ sudo apt-get install xulrunner-1.9.2 ...
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Where does my browser store temporary data?

How can one look at content of temporary cache of his computer ? After something not actually downloaded (just pressing the button to open data not download) to any directory, this data temporarily ...
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Is Firefox not rendering a web page correctly compared to the same version on Windows?

I recently discovered that Firefox on Ubuntu does not render well some web pages compared to how it renders them on Windows (where the rendering is correct) or even to Chromium on the same Ubuntu box ...
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How do I open a new window in the same monitor?

I have 2 monitors and using Oneiric Ocelot Ubuntu. If I have opened firefox on my first monitor and want open new window, new window is always opened on the second monitor. How I can set using 1 ...
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Flash replacement for Linux

I am using Adobe flash browser plugin 11.0 in Linux however playing a simple youtube clip causes the CPU to spike considerably on the npviewer.bin process with Firefox, the same is true for Chrome on ...
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Autoproxy's auto mode doesn't work

I don't if this is the right place to ask this question, so please let me know if I can get better answer elsewhere. I just moved to Ubuntu 11.04 from Windows Vista. I've been using Firefox ...
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Unable to view text on OMG! Ubuntu! website in Firefox 7 [closed]

I am unable to view any text on the OMG! Ubuntu! website. I am using Firefox 7 on Oneiric. I also have all the latest updates installed. I am using NoScript, if that matters. As you can see from the ...
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Firefox 7 starts with an empty “Alert”-Window and browsing does not work

Today, after I started Ubuntu (11.04) I noticed this window immediately after running firefox: As you can see it is empty. No information about what is probably wrong. I closed the file and tryed ...
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Text colors in unity

If I want to try out a different GTK3-Theme using the Unity Shell, I always have troubles with colors of the text. Many themes seem to have trouble with upper bar using similar text colors (i.e. black ...
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Flash in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Adobe Flash player? I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I have the flashplugin:i386 installed, however both Google Chrome and Firefox are telling me that ...
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Java class not found error when opening Citrix [closed]

When I try to open Citrix,I am getting below error. Please advise. Ubuntu : 11.04 Firefox : 7.0.1 Sun Java Version :1.6.0_26 load: class com.citrix.ConnectionCenter not found. ...
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How do I enable Firefox Sync?

Firefox Sync is a utility for syncing history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords between devices (computers) built in to Firefox 4 and later. How do I enable it?
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Installation of google-chrome overrides preferences for 'default browser'

After I've installed google-chrome (not chromium), I noticed that it completely overwrote any behaviour set for the default browser, thus resulting in any link clicked in the GNOME environment being ...
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How do I enable submission of performance data in Firefox 7?

One item in the release notes of Firefox 7 reads Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox This is feature is also called ...
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How do I start Firefox in another language than the default?

I want to temporarily use Firefox in another languages so that menus and everything else in another language. How can I do that? I have tried firefox -no-remote -UILocale en-GB but that still ...
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How do I downgrade Firefox?

I only have 10 addons installed but many of them they stop working on every update. Since the updates to not bring any new noticeable features but break them I don't want any updates anymore. I ...
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Is it possible to uninstall individual Firefox plugins?

I have purposely installed two plugins into Firefox: Flash Player & Gecko-mediaplayer (I installed gecko-mediaplayer solely so I could get the Windows Media Player Plug-in). Every single other ...
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Did Ubuntu One lose my Firefox bookmarks or don't they get synced?

I had to reinstall Ubuntu and expected that Ubuntu One would restore my bookmarks like it did the last time, but nothing happens. How can I find out whether they are actually lost or just not synced ...
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Firefox still starts full screen

I thought that this bug should be solved in oneiric beta 2. But i still have this problem with firefox, thunderbird etc. Any workaround?
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How do I deploy Firefox Bookmarks for all Users in Network?

I have a bash-script for installing Firefox which is downloaded and executed from every client workstation in the network. The script is on the server and all workstations are running Ubuntu. Now I ...
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How to make firefox use notifyOSD?

I have a computer that has 10.04 installed on it. When I download something off the internet, NotifyOSD displays to say the download is complete (Firefox is using NotifyOSD). I'm using 11.04 on ...
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How can i set exceptions for Metacity/GNOME window-styles?

I have KDE and Metacity as window manager enabled with a dark theme, but I'm having a few problems with it and firefox. The default and my preferred style of firefox is light and not dark, but firefox ...
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Allowing Flash to access the clipboard

I use cacoo.com that is developed in Flash (a tool to make diagrams). Running it in Windows works fine. But in Ubuntu, it seems that it can't access the system clipboard, blocking actions like Ctrl+Z ...
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Can't download web photo albums to Picasa

Someone has shared a Picasa web album (Limited, anyone with the link), but I can't download it to Picasa. The following alert appears: Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the ...
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What's the default serif font in firefox?

I'm trying to come up with a solid font stack that incorporates fonts typically found on an ubuntu install. font-family=serif looks great, but for obvious reasons, this isn't appropriate for other ...
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How do I make Firefox run shell commands on application protocols?

Is there a way to make Firefox accept bash commands to handle an application protocol? Currently, I am opening irc:// links in XChat from Firefox via a shell script as described in this answer. I ...
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Ctrl click no longer works in firefox

A few days ago, about when Firefox was updated to 3.6.21, Ctrl+click stopped opening links in a new tab. How do I restore this functionality?
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Why did my middle mouse button stop working in firefox exclusively?

For some reason I'm plagued by especially rare bugs. This time my middle mouse button ceased to work in firefox exclusively. I can use it to copy stuff in terminal or to start another instance of a ...
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How to get Firefox' about:home page look like the one on Windows?

I'd like to have this as my homepage: Do I have to replace some files or link to a page, could anyone please tell me?
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Setting system wide preferences in Firefox

I am trying to figure out how to deploy a set of Firefox defaults (some changeable some not) to a series of Ubuntu Desktops. The machines are running Natty and Firefox 6. I would like to install this ...
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How to modify the Firefox homepage in LiveCD for every new user?

I have made a custom Ubuntu LiveCD with UCK. How do I modify Firefox's homepage?
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Flash player + YouTube HD = crashing plugin

I've installed Ubuntu with Wubi, on my WinXP system. I cannot seem to get YouTube videos to play in HD (using Firefox 6) without crashing. I tried gnash first, but that did not seem to be quite ...
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“A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding” everytime I wake up my laptop

Whenever I wake up my laptop after a few hours or more have past, the laptop takes a minute or more to wake up, making a lot of noise calculating something, and when finally it starts becoming somehow ...
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Extract form data from a Firefox profile database

I'm in the process of moving house. My desktop is currently working in headless mode. There isn't an X server and because it's all configured up for Nvidia, forwarding isn't working (missing NV ...
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How to stop Flash from filling up my /tmp partition [closed]

My system was originally set up as a server machine, so I made separate partitions for /tmp, /var, /usr, etc. But now I'm using it as a desktop machine, and what I've noticed while watching streaming ...
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How to set firefox as a default kde-help-browser?

I'd like to do it, because of the firefox extended-selection feature (acutally it is a XULrunner feature - which is a firefox engine). Another solution would be to find out where all the KDE help ...
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Youtube playing audio many times

Ubuntu 11.04, Firefox 6.0, Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183. Every time I play a Youtube video, it starts playing the audio many times, so that I get many overlapping copies of the same audio at the same ...
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Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than firefox on the same system?

Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than the font size in firefox when displaying exactly the same web page (for example, wikipedia) in the same Ubuntu 11.04 system? How can I make both use ...
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Where is the bookmarks toolbar icon located?

Where is the bookmarks icon file located for Firefox 9.0a1 in Ubuntu 10.04? I want to change it to the default Humanity bookmarks icon. Doing locate bookmarks and locate bookmarks.png has turned up no ...
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Firefox render problem

I am using 64 bit version of Ubuntu 11.04, under Ubuntu Classic, using ATI proprietary driver 11.5. I had absolutely no issue with previous versions of Firefox, until I did an upgrade, and the ...
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Is Firefox 6 performance worse in Ubuntu than upstream?

It has been said that Firefox 6 will perform better than previous version because it compiles with a newer version of GCC, version 4.5, and aggressive optimization. When I updated to Firefox 6 in ...
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When are we going to get Firefox 6 in official Natty Repositories? [closed]

Just checked, firefox 6 is out there now http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/ , When we can expect it in official repositories of natty if at all ?
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How to open an URL from command line to Firefox and “switch to tab”?

Firefox 5.0 has the option to "switch to tab" if the requested URL or search terms point to an already open URL (great thing by the way). Now, to open a URL from command line to Firefox a mere ...
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How do I prevent Firefox from crashing constantly?

Yesterday I bought a new PC. I've carefully chosen the parts, looking for compatibility. But, after I installed 11.04, things are really not working as expected. My wireless card (RTL8185) is a pain ...
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Silverlight/ moonlight with firefox 5?

is there a solution to get these things working in natty with firefox 5 with firefox 3.6 everything was fine, but now with the firefox updates the moonlight add-on isnt working anymore. How can i ...
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Ubuntu calendar easteregg/spam?

When selecting a date from the Ubuntu calendar and drag into firefox it redirects to this page http://cdn.ruanjian.com/bibei/ Is this intentional?