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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Do I need to be concerned about browser security?

I have been a long time windows user till about thanksgiving when I switched to ubuntu. on windows I used firefox because I could trust the security that it gave. Since malware/virus are next to none ...
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Why do I get a “LiveConnectPermissionNeeded access denied” error when using Java applets that record audio? [closed]

I'm using OpenJDK and the IcedTea Plugin for Firefox. Java Applets generally work, but those trying to record audio are crashing with this error message: Error on Java side: ...
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How come firefox has no settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get the menu bar in firefox? I've installed the latest ubuntu. I'm using firefox and wanted to change some of the settings. But it has no menu and no where I ...
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Mouse wheel click scrolling in Firefox

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10. Been a while since I used any distro and I'm very impressed. To be difficult, does anyone know how to enable the middle mouse button scroll option when browsing? I don't ...
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Firefox scrolling slow after installing NVIDIA proprietary software? [closed]

I recently installed NVIDIA proprietary software via "Additional hardware" and suddenly the scrolling in Firefox has slowed down meaning on a web-page when I roll my center mouse ball, the page ...
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Why would Firefox produce images like this?

Very often Firefox will load images that are cut oddly like the one attached. Refreshing doesn't fix it. Chromium doesn't do it. How could I fix this?
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Java Script functionality not working in firefox on linux

I have developed a project in asp.net which contains javascript functionality as well. The application is working as expected in windows with all the browsers. But I am facing issues with linux OS. ...
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Opening a file opens the folder the file is in, not the file itself

Whenever I try to open a file (such as an .odt, or .doc) from say, the Dash or the Firefox Downloads, Ubuntu 11.10 opens Nautilus to the the folder where the file is, rather than just going to the ...
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Repeated warning about updating my Flash player

I have installed new firefox, however flash doesn't work. When I visit for example YouTube.com instead of vids I see info: please update Your flash player. I am trying to use apturl package for Ubuntu ...
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Is there a way to stop Chrome/Firefox record history of a 'particular' website?

I want Chrome/Firefox NOT to record history of a 'particular' website. Is it possible to do so? I searched in preferences, but couldn't find a solution.
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Flash stops working in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? I got a weird issue this morning: after an update, my firefox flash plugin stopped working. For any flash object I try to run, it appears a ...
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Is there any way to stop Unity from lagging when I drag and drop URL's when using Firefox? [closed]

When using Firefox I often drag URLS's either to the address bar or search boxes. When I drag URL's the Unity launcher will appear and show which programs the URL can be dragged to. However this ...
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How do I install a .crt file in Firefox for Windmill Testing Framework?

I am trying to use the Windmill Testing Framework over https. When I run windmill firefox http://www.example.com the Windmill IDE comes up fine. When I run windmill firefox https://www.example.com the ...
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How do I turn “sudo apt-get” text into clickable download links in Firefox?

In support forums, tech blogs or any other website, one may encounter some instruction similar to the following: Type sudo apt-get install sl in a terminal window, enter your password en you ...
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How do I change Firefox's default language?

I need to change Firefox's default language to Spanish (it's set to English right now), but have been unable to find a solution so far. How can I do this?
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no text displayed in firefox 9 webpages

11.04 64bit and there is a problem with Firefox. Firefox doesn't display texts in websites for example in www.yahoo.com it doesn't show any text (for example there is mail Javabutton but it doesn't ...
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Is running an add on like “No Script” in Firefox needed on a linux system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use No-Script? A friend recommended the "No Script" add on for Firefox, however this friend runs a windows system. Is running "No Script" on a Linux system ...
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Firefox 3.6.24 does not see Java plugin

6 Jan 2012 v.puzzled, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Firefox 3.6.24, sun-java6-plugin 6.26-2lucid1: Firefox does not seem to even know that the java plugin is there (it is installed, and re-installed), ...
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How do I make Adobe Digital Edition work in Firefox? [closed]

I'm trying to access EBSCOhost online books. It told me I needed ADE. I downloaded it and installed it within WINE. I can open ADE by itself and it appears to function. However, I don't have any ...
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Why does it take so much time for Ubuntu to update to a new version of Firefox

From what I can remember, it always takes atleast more than a month for Ubuntu to update firefox. I know there might be some fixes to do with integration with Ubuntu, but won't this already be done in ...
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Ubuntu upgrade of Firefox 9 in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? When or will Firefox 9 be updated in Ubuntu 11.10?
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How to “get” system proxy settings?

I want to set proxy in my system firefox from firefox that I use by VPN. in VPN's firefox in Preferences/Advanced/Network/Settings the checkbox "use system proxy settings" is checked. where are ...
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Unattended install of firefox extensions [closed]

I'm building a "generic configuration script" for our ubuntu installations. Coming to firefox there are some cool extensions I wish everyone to have (firebug, elasticfox-ec2tag and co...). How can I ...
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Firefox uploads images sideways

When uploading images to Ebay etc firefox rotates the image sideways every time the image is portrait view, this happens immediately in the upload file dialogue box and I cannot find a solution, for ...
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Firefox is really slow. Could my power supply or Ubuntu be the cause for this? [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 long time ago and since then i was experiencing graphic performance regressions. With updates some things got better, others remained the same. Things that remained the ...
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How can I change the default web page at the system level?

I am trying to change the default web page, so that people using guest-session will open a specific web page instead of the default site. Also, please note that when I installed Chromium, the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to record sound from web browser (firefox / chromium ) using recordmydesktop

I have to do some screencast tutorials and i am using recordmydesktop with gtk frontend to do it. I need to record also the sound and here is where i have found the problem. It took me some time, but ...
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Washington Post Gallery not loading in neither Firefox/Chromium [closed]

Using Ubuntu 11.04. For some reason, ever since I installed Ubuntu on this system, web galleries on washingtonpost.com do not function properly. They simply load as all black. An example URL of ...
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How to find firefox path?

I have firefox in start menu, but there is no "properties" like in windows. how to find out were firefox is installed and how to check path of link in menu?
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Firefox rendering the wrong thing when I scroll

Sometimes when I scroll in firefox, I will a block of the same content from another portion of the page rendered where it shouldn't be, almost like the browser didn't scroll properly. I suspect that ...
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Why some webpages are not opening in firefox?

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop. I have successfully connected my BSNL broadband and can access internet. I have upgraded to Firefox 8. The problem is some webpages are not opening in ...
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Firefox 9.0 loads Apps tab despite preference not to load tabs

I upgraded Firefox from 8.0 to 9.0 then 9.0.1 with regular updates IIRC 8.0 version did not reload any tabs if set in General preferences, and 9.0 does not reload regular tabs but reloads Apps tabs ...
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Flash not working in Firefox

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my system with gnome shell. When I try to watch any videos on any video streaming website in Firefox, I am not able to watch. At the same time those videos can be ...
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How to completely uninstall and reinstall Firefox?

How can I completely uninstall Firefox, then re-install? My brothers Firefox icon is just blank for some reason on the Unity sidebar. It launches but the icon is completely blank nothing there. If I ...
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How to restore a mozbackup file made in windows 7?

I made a complete backup of Firefox, I used mozbackup, while on windows 7. How do i restore a mozbackup made archive(.pcv) in Ubuntu using Firefox?
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Where do browsers save cookies and data?

what is the default location for Firefox or chromium web browser to store data.Also where does the temporary data and cookies along with user profiles are stored?
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Many (many!) bookmarks in Firefox make the desktop lock up on hovering “Bookmarks” in firefox. Fixes? [closed]

I have several tens of thousands of bookmarks in Firefox. Whenever I accidentaly hover over the "Bookmarks" entry of Firefox menu in global menu, my whole desktop freezes for half a minute. Now, I ...
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Remove all cookies except for app/pinned tabs

Is there a way to remove all cookies, on shutdown, of any websites not pinned? Manually adding websites to the exception list isn't straightforward since some websites saves multiple cookies from ...
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How can I get the menu bar in firefox?

I installed a fresh ubuntu desktop 11.10 and in firefox there is no menu bar. I tried several things like pressing the Alt key F1-12 right click on a free space in the tab bar but still no menu ...
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Where do browsers keep temporary files?

How do I get in to my Temp Internet files? In running Ubuntu 11.10 on an HP Laptop I normally use Chromium but still have Fire Fox installed
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How can I watch .asx videos with FireFox?

I want to watch this film. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on a laptop and FireFox 8.0. The video doesn't play in the browser, and I can't use the 'copy' feature in the player (I think the built in player of ...
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How can I update Firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). How can I update Firefox? It's currently version 7.
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How can install Aurora (Firefox) and keep updating it?

I would like test the Aurora channel on Ubuntu 11.10. How can I do this?
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UPS Auto Shutdown (Socomec 3KVA RT) [closed]

Can Socomec support Ubuntu 2.6 for Auto Shutdown? Where can I locate the instruction for set up?
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Why doesn't Firefox obey my icon theme?

I'm using the Faenza icon set in 10.04LTS. Within the gnome-panel, alt-tab and possible more instances Firefox does not use the Faenza icons. All other apps seem too, just not Firefox. Any idea why, ...
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Firefox freezes for a minute when I attempt to drag a site into the Bookmark Toolbar [closed]

In Firefox 8.0 on Ubuntu 11.10, when I drag a site from the Address Bar to the Bookmarks Toolbar (in hopes of creating a new bookmark) the entire system freezes for about 1.5 minutes. I can move the ...
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How do I know what version of Firefox I have?

Where is the menu in firefox so I can check what my firefox version is?
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Can only run firefox 8.0 in safe mode [closed]

This is a recent problem but I have no idea what caused it: I can only run firefox in safe mode. Any other mode, I get a completely khaki, unresponsive screen, that I have to forcibly terminate. I ...
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Cross-browser bookmark sync?

Is there a way for me to sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chrome on several different Ubuntu machines? Edit: Even willing to run something on my own web server if that makes a difference.
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How do I fix Flash issues?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash in Ubuntu, what are my options?