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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lubuntu firefox toggle fullscreen - the menu bar will not come back

I'm using Lubuntu with firefox in place of chromium and I experience the following problem: when I press F11 the application goes to fullscreen mode but when I subsequently press F11 the application ...
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Websites in Firefox using only half of the screen

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and I've installed Gnome3 on it. Firefox used to run normally, but one day I used the "snap" feature to snap it to the left and then maximized it again. The websites however ...
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Unity and Firefox are running slow

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. All the applications are running quite slow, so is Unity and the web browser. For example HD quality Youtube videos are lagging and scrolling down pages lags. ...
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Cannot enable firefox sync in 12.04 [closed]

I have upgraded to 12.04. I have noticed that Firefox Sync does not work again. When I have tried to set it up again, I came into the pop-up window, filled in all the required fields (I am using the ...
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Where is Tor Browser opening Transmission from? How can I open the “same” Transmission?

When I launch Tor-Browser, it first launches Vidalia, then a special version of Firefox bundled with the Tor Browser package. If I try to download a (legal!) torrent in the Tor Browser version of ...
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Why is Firefox Prism not in the repositories anymore?

Prism is a simple XULRunner-based browser which hosts web applications without the full browser interface. It seems as if Firefox Prism was removed from the repos since 10.04; there is no package for ...
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Facebook access problem, on Ubuntu only [closed]

I have a problem to open any facebook page, it is wierd because on the same computer on Windows 7 I can open facebook and on other devices connected to the same network. But if I connect my computer ...
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How to always show menu in Firefox?

How do I get the application menu to be placed inside the Firefox window? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and Firefox 12.0. I like Unity as a whole, but the Mac-style "globalmenu" idea provides bad ...
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Thunderbird does not open when I use “send link” in Firefox 12.0 [closed]

Thunderbird 12.0 does not open when I use "send link" in Firefox 12.0. Thunderbird is working and running. The usual new mail window does not appear. In Firefox: Edit → Preferences → Applications → ...
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Firefox banking certificates

I'm using online banking on Firefox that requires me to import my personal certificate into the browser I use. Bank access is via their webpage, using pass and personal certificates. My question is, ...
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How can I find out what site a popup ad came from?

This is the situation: I've been browsing the web for an hour in pursuit of some bit of technical information and have visited several dozen websites that I don't even remember anymore. I've finally ...
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Missing Java plug ins with U.S. Patent office web site

I am trying to utilize the U.S. patent web site and I am unable to view the publication images as the site states that I need to download a missing plug-in for Firefox. When I select the Missing ...
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How to launch different firefox profiles via the keyboard using Unity

I'm a heavy user of firefox profiles - a general one, work and one just for facebook so facebook doesn't know where I'm browsing. I have customised my firefox launcher icon to give me access to ...
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Mozilla Firefox 12 is very slow on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Mozilla Firefox 12 is very slow on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm saying this because I'm using it side by side with PC. I doubt that hardware acceleration was enabled with Firefox on Ubuntu, even with css ...
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firefox shows only blank screen when opening new pdf

I use ubuntu 12.04 with firefox and adobe pdf plugin. Since ubuntu 11.04 upto 12.04 i have the problem that i can open only one pdf file in the browser. After closing the pdf, firefox only shows a ...
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Why is Firefox so slow?

After updrading to ubuntu 12.04 LTS (on a DELL Studio XPS) firefox is not working like it should. It takes a lot of time before launching (> 20 seconds) and the application is abnormally slow, not to ...
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I cant update my flash player - Sonicwall issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? In my university webcentre I administer 20+ PCs having ubuntu 12.04 installed and updated up to date. The campus network has sonic wall, for ...
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I can't watch the flash video (e.g. youtube) with a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Precise Pangolin in my desktop pc; it works globally, but I can't watch any kind of flash video on the web. I've installed flashplugin-installer and ubuntu-restricted-extras, like ...
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Firefox's “Open folder” opens Gwenview

Upgrading to 12.04 caused some problems to my Firefox. It seems like that Firefox doesn't know how to handle downloads. After some researches, I've found this solution : Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and ...
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How to configure Firefox to use Oracle Java in XUbuntu 12.04?

It was ok in the past but something has broken some months ago and my bank client authentication Java applet stopped working. Now I have to reboot to Windows and use it from there. I have installed ...
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Firefox addon that extract's YouTube URLs

We have a country-wide ban on YouTube.com, which means that you can't watch or download YouTube content even educational stuff or documentaries. Proxy or VPN are next to unusable for watching or ...
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ISA Proxy server

Have a proxy at work that runs Microsoft ISA. i used to be able to connect using 11.10 with firefox no problem at all. i could either put the settings in firefox or the settings in ubuntu network ...
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How do I change the scrollbar's color in Firefox?

I can't see where I am in the pages since the color of the scrollbar is the same as the background ... Can I change the color, maybe with ./gtk-2/apps/ff.rc ? I couldn't find anything about it. ...
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High CPU usage while playing Flash

When I play video on YouTube CPU usage rises to 100% in both Firefox and Chrome. What I'm running: Processor Intel Core2Duo E4500 2 x 2.2GHz Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 with latest updates Flash Plugin ...
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How to change key-bindings in firefox?

Firefox constantly keep moving platformHTMLBindings.xml when it upgrade. I want to replace it to support vi key-bindings. But I cannot find it any more. sudo find / -name platformHTMLBindings.xml ...
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How to run “firefox -profilemanager” with Unity?

I'm trying to find a way to edit the command that runs Firefox to just add "-profilemanager" to it, but can't find anyway on how to do it on Unity launcher or dash.
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Flash player not loading in Firefox or Chromium

I am brand new to Linux so can you (try) to keep answers as simple as possible. A few days ago I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 on an old computer (just under 500mb of RAM) and once I had ...
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How to play RealMedia videos embedded within Firefox?

I've installed Real Player from Medibuntu (64 bits version). It works well to read downloaded Real Media Videos but not for embedded RM Videos. I've the "Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In ...
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Using two internet connections

Sometimes I work in place where I have free wifi, but it requires proxy - and it work only for http(s). In my work I need ssh sometimes. I bought a G4 card, but it has transfer limit so I would like ...
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Firefox upgrade breaks Ctrl-W and Ctrl-U keybindings

The Ubuntu upgrade for Firefox to version 12.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 broke the Ctrl+W and Ctrl+U keybindings in all my edit controls. Other people asking for "Emacs editor controls" have found ...
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WebGL stop working after update to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have been developing something in webGl, and before the update I was able to run it on Firefox (Opera and Chrome fails, for some reason). After the update to latest Ubuntu version it has stopped ...
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Firefox Keeps Crashing Over and Over

Here is what Firefox says when it crashes: Add-ons: ...
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How can I fix TTF fonts' ligatures (tt, ti, fi, ff, etc) in Firefox?

With certain Windows fonts there is a display issue where ligature-kerning seems to flip out and make the two letters bold. Here's a screenshot of an email using Helvetica in Firefox: As you can ...
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switching over to ubuntu wanting advise

I am planing on switching over to ubuntu on a older laptop I have that has aa few issues right now I figured wiping the os clean was an easier move. Since I don't have the money for a new lap top ...
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How do I grab video from webofstories.com?

I am trying to download videos from "web of stories" (http://www.webofstories.com/). I tried all suggestions on How can I access Flash files from streaming websites?, but no one worked. My browser is ...
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How do I get rid of an annoying (repeating) download pop-up in Firefox?

I downloaded VB0x Extension pack and installed it last week and it works like a dream. My problem is every-time I open Firefox v11 the download prompt opens asking me to download the VB extension ...
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Firefox Addon not working [Firefox 11]

I have installed FX Chrome theme from the firefox addons website. To tweak it I also installed FX Chrome Mods. But when I click on Preferences to open the settings of the FX Chrome Mod addon but it ...
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Can Firefox open (embedded) PDF's without starting Okular?

How can I make Firefox on Kubuntu to open PDF in its embedded PDF viewer, like it does on Windows? Currently it opens PDF's in Okular. Some websites (with embedded PDF's) malfunction because of this ...
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How can I make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission?

I can't find out how to make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission. There is no option to make it the standard program for magnet-links in its properties, and as I am not experienced with the ...
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Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox/Chrome on 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox and Chromium I tried following the tips here: Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox and Chromium but none of them worked on ...
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How do I make a digital certificate available to LibreOffice Writer for digital signatures?

I obtained a client certificate from CAcert through Firefox. I want to use that certificate to sign a document created with LibreOffice Writer. In Writer, I click File > Digital Signatures... to ...
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Firefox consumes too much memory

I have firefox version 11.0 and am running ubuntu 11.10. Firefox takes upto 850MB RAM with only six or seven tabs opened and all the tabs loaded with light weight websites only. I wonder why would a ...
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How do I synchronise bookmarks from Firefox with Ubuntu One automatically?

I don't know if this is possible and already done automatically when logging in with Ubuntu One, but can I synchronise bookmarks from Firefox to Ubuntu One automatically? So that I can add bookmarks ...
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how tell Thunderbird to open links in a certain Firefox instance?

I'm using Firefox and Thunderbird profiles for different activities and have them running as separated instances (processes) on different virtual desktops. This works great in general. But a big ...
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Firefox add-ons incompatible with the current version

I loaded Firefox in the beginning, used it for a bit then had issues so I removed the program. I tried to load Firefox again, getting a newer version, and now in “Add-ons” I get an error message that ...
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How to play shockwave flash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compatible version of “Adobe Shockwave Player?” Is there any workaround for Adobe Shockwave flash, I mean a plugin for Firefox, Totem or something like that. ...
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Adobe Flash not being recognized on certain websites

I have Adobe Flash Plugin v11.2r202 in Firefox 11.0, on Kubuntu 11.10 64-bit. Flash works flawless on Youtube. However, certain websites claim that I need a more recent version of Flash Player. That ...
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Problem with Ajax in Firefox Browser

This is probably a very basic problem, but I am still at a basic skill level. I have started practicing with Javascript and Ajax recently. I use Ubuntu on a Virtual Box virtual computer. I have a LAMP ...
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Firefox's slow starting

What happened with Mozilla Firefox? After updating my Ubuntu 11.10, Firefox its starting very slow. The last update was Thunderbird, Chromium and Flash player, Nothing about Firefox. Do you ...
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Jquery website is not opening in UBUNTU but in XP, Everything is fine

I know it is weird, But I just discovered this, jquery.com is not opening in my ubuntu firefox or other KDE browser and hence many sites that copy codes from code.jquery.com also hanged. Is there any ...