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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How do I manually add sites to Firefox's Speed Dial?

Firefox now has a Speed Dial you can use in its New Tab page, and it automatically populates it with sites that you visit often. These can then be pinned in there if you always want them visible. But ...
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How can I change Firefox's default dictionary?

It's aboot time I asked this one. Firefox thinks I'm Canadian. I've got absolutely nothing against Canadians and their spelling is a lot better than Americans' but I don't spell specialised with a z. ...
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Problem Installing Adobe Flash player in Firefox [duplicate]

I am using Firefox 11.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit OS and trying to play YouTube video and it asks to install Adobe Flash player. But when I try to install through the Ubuntu software centre but I cannot ...
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Firefox the website editor?

There are a lot of webdeveloper addons available, for Firefox, like firebug. Is there a html editor addon for Firefox. Which I can edit my website. Viewing the edits real-time (using localhost or via ...
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How can I open pdfs in firefox using evince (not acrobat)?

I already installed mozplugger sudo apt-get install mozplugger Then I changed the pdf part of /etc/mozpluggerrc into the following: application/pdf:pdf:PDF file application/x-pdf:pdf:PDF file ...
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High contrast theme Firefox problem

I am using the high contrast inverse theme in 12.04 as I am visually impaired. This generally works great but causes a problem in Firefox as entered text e.g into a Google search is white. As the text ...
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How do I open “apt” links in Firefox (in Lubuntu)?

Many answers on Ask Ubuntu direct to links like this that in Xubuntu opened in Ubuntu Software Center. In Lubuntu I get this error message: In Firefox-Preferences/Applications cannot see something ...
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Firestarter preventing Firefox accessing internet

I have recently had an issue with Firestarter preventing Firefox accessing the Internet. I have used Firestarter in the past with Hardy Heron and recently switched to Precise Pangolin. The policy ...
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How to completely remove firefox so it won't update?

I really don't like firefox, so the first thing I did after installation was install chromium as a browser and removed firefox via terminal using: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox But every time ...
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Why is the font spacing on some websites broken?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Studio 15 and so far am really impressed. I could not find a solution for my problem by googling. The fonts on some websites do not have proper spacing. they ...
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How do I change the firefox bookmark icon?

How can I change firefox bookmarks icon? It keeps the standard whatever icon theme I choose Edit: I want make firefox use the theme's icons(e.g. faience).
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Ctrl+F4 doesn't work in KDE for Firefox

I observed that the shortcut for closing a tab in Firefox (Ctrl+F4) doesn't work on KDE. It seems it is being intercepted by KWin. Is there any fix or workaround for this problem?
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How to disable screen saver when watching a movie on youtube? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screensaver suppression on video playback How do I stop the screensaver from turning on when I watching online videos? I have managed to stop screen saver with vlc. ...
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Clearing firefox's cache [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get the menu bar in firefox? I have ubuntu installed on my mac with VirutalBox. Firefox is installed and I want to clear the cache of Firefox. I don't find any ...
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Problems with newly installed Ubuntu [closed]

I just dual-booted my PC with Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I like everything about Ubuntu except two things. First, whenever I click the right mouse button in Firefox, it immediately hangs. I ...
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emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to get Emacs-like Keybindings in GTK, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I have followed the directions recommended here (and in lots of places) but to no effect. In other words, I added ...
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Firefox losing functions after opening a link from Dash

I'm using Firefox as default browser in 12.04.1 LTS. Whenever I'm using the bookmarks-lens or the web-hitory-lens of the Unity Dash to open a bookmark in Firefox, pulldown-menus on websites don't get ...
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How to fix: “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.”?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I used to login to a website (chess.com) but since a few days ago I get this message: The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset ...
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Print to PDF from Firefox and Chromium text is image not selectable [closed]

I have recently upgraded from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS (fully up-to-date). Complete fresh format and install of the Linux partition. I noticed that PDF files printed from Firefox 14.0.1 and Chromium ...
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clicking on link opens blank firefox window

i'm using firefox 14. When i click a link outside the browser it opens a new firefox window showing google.com(My home page). I have tried setting into xdg-settings set default-web-browser ...
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Why can't I play HD flash videos in Firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I have a Asus U32U-RX128V laptop, it is great. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and nearly everything works I had many difficulties to install the ...
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Use The Google Chrome 21 Flash Plugin in Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04

I see several link for doing this : Can I use the same built in flash library from Chrome in Firefox? http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/use-the-google-chrome-flash-plugin-in-firefox-in-ubuntu/ But ...
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How to get Netradio working in Firefox

I listen to a Danish Stateowned Netradio, but I cannot get it working. I have installed the Adobe Flashplayer, but apparently there are some problems with the plugin, so when I push the playbutton ...
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Shortcut to Move Tabs in Firefox

I'm wondering how to move the focused tab around, to right or left, using a keyboard shortcut in 12.04? After a Google search I found the shortcut Ctrl + (L/R)Arrows, but it seems to work only in ...
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Linear B writing not displaying in browser

Linear B is part of the Unicode standard since 2003. So why doesn't it display in my Firefox? The website in question is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_B Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) Firefox 14.0.1 ...
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Firefox completely consuming the OS

Over and over again, when using Firefox browser, a window pops up with the message: Unresponsive script: xpcomutils.jsm:357 which is normally followed by another popup window stating nsPropmpter ...
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How to make Firefox load thumbnails in the New Tab page?

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 with Firefox. Since version 13, a new tab in Firefox displays a mosaic buttons representing the most visited pages as short dials to those pages. These buttons should be ...
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How to install Firefox 14.0.1 (or any other latest version) on Ubuntu 10.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? Here is the deal. My primary OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I like it so far and I don't want to upgrade yet to the latest ...
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Libre office (read only) issue

I run ubuntu 10.04 with the latest version of LibreOffice (the one release the other day). When downloading a document - like something in excel in my firefox, and want to open it, it opens up in ...
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Requesting URL to gnome-shell integration plugin for Firefox

Please give me the link to download the gnome-shell integration plugin which will allow me to subsequently install gnome-shell extensions via the web browser. I just want the link to the plugin, I ...
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How to login to my Ubuntu desktop like in Windows?

Today I tested something in 12.04. I have Automatic login enabled with password. So When I login a window pops up asking for the password. But I tested the following. I clicked cancel twice in the pop ...
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How can I find “Firefox updates:” option in “firefox preferences > Advanced > update” tab

I'm new for ubuntu, using firefox-11.0 in ubuntu-10.10, recently I removed ffox-3.6 and installed ffox-11.0 from superuser. Even I cann't find update options in firefox preferences > Advanced > ...
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Problem with YouTube under 12.04 [closed]

I have a problem running YouTube videos. When I load the page it is as if it lacks CSS and the block for video is just pure black. I have a Flash plug-in and it is working (tested on several sites) ...
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Ubuntu preinstalled laptop: How to change the default search engine and home page in Firefox?

I have a new Dell Ubuntu pre-installed laptop. It came with 11.10 and I've just upgraded it to 12.04 (Precise). Firefox has its homepage set to Yahoo search and the default search engine is Yahoo ...
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How do I exit a terminal so that any processes I started keep running?

I use firefox & as command in terminal. This must dissociate firefox from terminal. Still when I close terminal, firefox exits. Any ideas, why this happens? How can I overcome this situation?
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How to use deviantart on ubuntu?

I have ubuntu, and I'm trying to chat like I normally do on deviantart, with more than one chat open at once. However, I cannot use tab normally (the tab button makes the cursor vanish rather than ...
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Ubuntu browsers trying to make me connect via a proxy that isn't available, how do I stop it wanting to connect to it?

I recently updated my computer and now it wont' let me go online. It keeps coming up with the error message; Cannot connect to proxy (slb-webcache.hull.ac.uk). How do I get rid of it's proxy ...
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How do I get rid of centurylink search in firefox?

Im using ubuntu 10 and the firefox 10.0. When using the address bar to search, when i type long words like 'search this in google' the search defaults to google. But when i type in small words like ...
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Webapp integration in Firefox doesnt show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I don't see the Unity section in Firefox preferences In Firefox the webapp integration doesnt show. in chrome it does. I also have no unity tab in my firefox ...
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How do I pin a website shortcut to the Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? I'm using Firefox. I created a shortcut to a much-used website on my desktop, but when I drag the shortcut icon to the ...
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How to sync Firefox across multiple operating systems/computers. Without Firefox Sync if possible

I have one desktop computer with Vista/Ubuntu 12.04 dual-boot, and one netbook with XP. The netbook is usually far away from the desktop computer (i.e. rarely on the same network). I would like to ...
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(firefox:6252): Pango-WARNING **: shaping failure, expect ugly output. shape-engine='BasicEngineFc

I've been facing a rather unusual problem with browsing websites on Firefox, its never happen before and the weird part is that Chromium is able to load all the websites flawlessly, its only Firefox ...
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Is there a way to lock my browser with a password?

It would be OK if it was only with my login password, but I would like to lock both midori and Firefox so that they cannot be used without entering a password. I'm running 12.04.
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Firefox PDF Embedded Plugin

For some reason in firefox i cannot read embedded pdfs. it just says a plugin is needed to display the content and then has a link to download plugin. when i click it, it searches for a while and ...
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How do I restore a browser session in Firefox?

If I shut down my browser/laptop properly, then open up the browser again, it doesn't ask to restore the session. I can't add bookmarks to every link I browsed. Is there a way that browser can ask ...
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DIsable HUD for Some Applications

I am using HUD on 12.04 ubuntu and firefox is crashing for me. I have similar results as per this bug. Another thing is that I have 0 addons on firefox, so this is not caused because of the addons. ...
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'Important security update' for Firefox and flash plugin, but the update cannot be selected

[This question has been updated as I now have the same problem with Firefox in addition to flash plugin] The update manager (on Ubuntu 12.04, 64bit) shows an 'important security update' for ...
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High CPU load during flash playback [closed]

I got a CPU load indicator applet and whenever I play a flash vid I see it going through the roof and staying high. I'm running 12.04 with the latest updates, restricted extras installed. Browser is ...
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Firefox flash player fullscreen mouse doesn't disapear 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? In Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox's flash-player, full screen mode. When I want to watch a video that is not YouTube, the mouse pointer should ...
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Diagnosing persistent Flash streaming failure for DRM content

I'm trying to implement the fixes from Adobe (as mentioned in this other question) but I'm having no success. I'm running 64-bit 12.04. When I try the Flash test as described on this Adobe guide: ...