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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Unusually high CPU% and bad performance on both Ubuntu and Xubuntu

I recently decided to switch to Ubuntu from Windows 7, and I've been having some problems regarding CPU usage. Any program I have running uses 40-50% of my CPU, which is way too much obviously. I'm ...
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Problems with Firefox gedit (default)

I'm new to Ubuntu so I not too familiar with this operating system yet. I'm trying to download a file off the internet using Firefox. Firefox ask what I want to open with and it is set as gedit ...
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Facebook advertisements open automatically even when the browser is not currently open

I tried to google the problem for a while and still couldn't find the solution. My browser periodically open a new tab with a Facebook link even when the browser is not opening. First I guess that's ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 cant resolve characters inside firefox searchbar for Google, Youtube?

when I type inside the search bar in Youtube or Google, the letters typed are not displayed although the characters are being recognised by the engine and produce autocomplete results that are ...
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Can't install or upgrade Firefox at all

I've run into a frustrating problem when attempting to upgrade Firefox. I was running version 16 attempting to upgrade to version 18 through Synaptic. I received the following error: W: Failed to ...
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Make Firefox user agent appear as Windows?

Is it possible to make Firefox or any other browser user agent appear like it would be Windows? Because my online-banking refuses access due to my operating system. The only accepted OS is Windows. ...
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Why can't I run Java Web Start Applications?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 for x86-64 on my PC and I'm trying to run a .jnlp file. I've installed Java 7 and the Java plugin for Mozilla Firefox manually (Because there is no .deb package for Java 7 for ...
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Why and how firefox shows youtube video despite all plugins are disabled, including Shockwave flash ones?

When I open a video url I see a div with the message: This plugin is disabled. manage plugins... Then in few seconds the video starts. Why? How?
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How to make Firefox ignore GNOME's theme? [duplicate]

I installed a new theme called Boje in my GNOME and it looks pretty good. The problem comes when I open Firefox: I see that all HTML form inputs like, for example, textareas or simply text input have ...
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YouTube acting strangely

For the last couple of months, I can be browsing the YouTube web site, not watching a video, and all of a sudden, audio from a advertisement will start playing. Sometimes, this audio will start ...
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Firefox stops to work after ugrade to version 19 on ubuntu 12.04

Firefox starts and then it stops to work and I have to force close it. I tried to run it in safe mode and I reset it but nothing works. Someone else has the same problem? Thank you
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How can I use Firefox's built in PDF viewer?

I downloaded firefox 19 and executed it on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I went to a website with pdf links, clicked on one of them, hoping to have it shown in the built-in pdf viewer in Firefox 19, but ...
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Any idea why firefox not showing bold words? [duplicate]

As you can see in this picture firefox doesn't show any word that is bold: As you can see the some lines are not shown properly. For example first line of search result is : How to ...
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Ubuntu 64 bit crashes [closed]

I installed 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 recently on a freshly formatted hard drive. My problem is that whenever I open a program like Firefox or Thunderbird there's a pause and then my screen goes black for a ...
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Programs to combine bookmarks?

I've recently been having some issues with xmarks and found that it hasn't been syncing my chromium and firefox bookmarks correctly. Is there a way to combine the two bookmark HTML files? Preferably ...
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Firefox Video Links - Open as VLC Network Stream

If I click a link in Firefox and select open with vlc, it downloads the entire file, before opening it in vlc media player and playing it. Chrome is even worse and will keep the file in your downloads ...
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Having access to buffered videos in ram [closed]

I read that you-tube buffered videos are the in RAM while playing them and you need not download them again. just copy the flash file to another location. However,when I copied it to the home ...
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How can I change the default download action to gnome-open in Firefox?

Firefox determines which program to use to open a download based on the download's MIME type. More information on that can be found in Mozilla's online documentation. It seems to me that when Firefox ...
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Firefox won't start from launch menu - hangs on FUTEX_WAIT_PRIVATE

(12.10, both KDE and xfce4) For some reason, Firefox has stopped working when launched from the window manager's launcher. The program runs, but nothing happens. If I try again, I get an error ...
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Encountering problem in Mozilla browser [duplicate]

In my Mozilla browser when I open Youtube it doesn't play any video. Although it doesn't recommend any missing plugin to install, but just shows an error.
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Cannot get Ubuntu to install correctly [duplicate]

I have been having numerous issues with trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 to run properly, or for that matter, install. I am running it off of a bootable USB created by LiLi and I have tried a few other ...
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Is Firefox going to support h264 tag on ubuntu?

Firefox will soon support the video tag h264 on Windows. Will there be a solution on Ubuntu?
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Flash without Adobe: some Youtube videos play, most don't

When I installed 12.04 I also added Ubuntu-restricted-extras. I decided to try accessing flash content in Firefox without the Adobe plugin, and I wanted to experiment with streaming video directly ...
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Firefox constantly crashes no log

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and it most of times crashes. I've disabled all plugins, resetted firefox, started in safe-mode, but still crashes. It even crashes in safe-mode after firefox reset. I also did ...
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Make firefox only use GTK theme on browser chrome, but ignore on websites

I have a dark GTK theme, I don't want firefox to ignore it all together, I only want the theme to effect Firefox's chrome (the buttons, address bar, bookmarks bar, etc., etc.), but I want the theme to ...
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Azure alternative for ubuntu

The end user can store his/her Windows configurations to Azure, thus in case he formatted his PC Windows will restore the old configurations from the cloud. Is there any solution alternative for ...
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Auto-selected text in a browser address bar

In windows when I click the address bar in Chrome or Firefox, or the search box in Firefox, all existing text is selected automatically and if I type something it is typed in a black text area. But ...
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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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dpkg error code (1) while trying to re-install Firefox

I removed Firefox by the following command: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox Then, I used Chrome browser for a while. Now, I want to re-install Firefox on my system, but I get the following ...
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Blank (missing) ligatures (tt, ti, fi, ff etc.) in FF when Cambria / Calibri fonts are used

This problem almost fits mine. His font is Helvetica, mine are Cambria/Calibri, his ligatures display as bolded, mine - not at all. So, meetings become meengs, litigation becomes ligaon, etc. Makes ...
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Flash On Firefox

Since Adobe recently dropped support for Firefox on Linux, I can't get flash player to work properly on Adobe Connect in Ubuntu. YouTube videos work fine, I only have problems with Adobe Connect. I ...
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Printing from Firefox to network printer does not work

I just noticed that since using Ubuntu 12.04(.01) or since some update (can't tell it for sure) I cannot print from Firefox to my network printer (Samsung CLX-3175FN) any more. For a very short moment ...
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How to enable flash only for FIreFox

I have two browser on my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. Chromium and FireFox. I want to install flash player but only for FireFox to play game and music. But not for Chromium. Can someone show me how to do that? ...
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aptitude (apt-get) always crashes

I'm using Ubuntu Quantal. I've recently updated and now my kernel is 3.5.0-23-generic. After upgrade my NVIDIA driver stopped working... no problem! I re-installed it and now it works. Now I ...
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Facebook doesn't work in ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

since two days I can't connect to facebook any more. All other pages work. I tried it from Firefox as well as from Chromium (both on ubuntu 12.10). The strange thing is, that it is working on Windows. ...
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Ubuntu crashing when I open Firefox

It's a fresh install. I installed proprietary drivers for my GTX 670, but it screwed up the resolution, so I reverted back to the open-source drivers. I then got a lot of messages saying an internal ...
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Is there a way to stop Dropbox from opening Firefox as its default when viewing the Dropbox webpage?

I have Dropbox installed on my Ubuntu desktop 12.10, I also have Firefox and Chrome installed. Chrome is my default browser, I have checked in my mimeapps.list and its all correct. Yet for some reason ...
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Dangerous Website May Have Infected System? [closed]

Last day I finished my website and tried to check how it looks on other browsers using www.browsershots.org , but I had a mistake while writing the address and I wrote http://browsershot.com which ...
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Firefox doesn't open - how can I correct this?

I have Chromium as the default web browser. A certain site only allows the use of either Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. When I open up the dashboard and type firefox in the search, I ...
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Why can I not save files with firefox? [closed]

Am using Firefox 18 (also tried 19b2 from launchpad repository). When trying to save a file or website to a specific directory, I get error message ... could not be saved, because you cannot change ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 becomes unresponsive and frozen

I have a "classic" install of ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bits, with the ubuntu-restricted extras 57 installed. All updates done. When loading this page from a daily news papers from Firefox 18: ...
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How can Firefox install WebApps without root privileges?

When visiting a supported site Firefox shows a pop-up message asking if you want to install a WebApp (for instance facebook, pandora, etc). If you accept, the corresponding package is installed (for ...
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Add certificate authorities system-wide on Firefox

I want to add some root CAs that doesn't come with the default firefox on Ubuntu, but I don't know how. I tried adding them to the local certificates with certutil, but it didn't work. It messed up ...
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How to download a full multi-paged news article?

When I visit a site like the New York Times, I sometimes like to save the page for offline viewing. But many of the articles are linked in a series, like page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Is there a way to save ...
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How do I prevent suggestions in the location bar in Firefox with history empty?

You know what I mean, when you type a letter in the internet browsers address bar it shows suggestions, like when you type y it suggests youtube.com. I believe this has to do with the history of ...
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Words and hyperlinks only displayed on sites like facebook and youtube [closed]

Well, I installed the Ubuntu 12.10 in a netbook(use wi-fi internet) and now, some website dont load correctly, like facebook page, youtube or askubuntu page. I installed Adobeflash player plugin, ...
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Firefox, touchpad middle-button, open in new tab, lenovo T60

I use Firefox 18.0 with Xubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo Laptop T60. I like to use the middle button above the touchpad to do a middle-click on a link to open that page in a new tab. It works with the ...
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Can't find Gmail webapp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable unity webapps notifications from popping up everytime I visit a supported webpage? I've updated from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and when I started Firefox, I ...
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Strange halo around letters in firefox

Couple days ago I've started noticing strange halo around letters in Firefox 18.0. On the same monitor, when running Firefox on Windows, nothing happens. Other Ubuntu apps work as well. I'm attaching ...
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Installing adobe acrobat reader firefox plugin ubuntu 12.10

I want to install adobe acrobat reader plugin in ubuntu 12.10. I tried enabling medibuntu and searched for mozilla-acroread and acroread-plugins, but the search yielded no results. I have adobe ...