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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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?
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Firefox add-on gmail watcher sound problem

I'm using a firefox extension called gmail watcher (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/gmail-watcher/) For some reason it won't play a custom sound notification. I've got it working on ...
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How to retreive password stored in Firefox?

I would like to retrieve an important password which I forgot, but which Firefox has remembered and uses to log in. Where is this password stored and is it (or can it be made) readable?
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Open irc:// links in XChat from Firefox and Chromium

I want to open channels in servers specified in irc:// links in XChat, but directly pointing to XChat binary (in Firefox) did not work - the window to choose servers appears as usual. I don't know how ...
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Where are Firefox Flash temporary files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access Flash files from streaming websites? When playing Flash multimedia on Firefox eg. a Youtube video, the files used to be stored in /tmp/ , but they do ...
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Firefox freezes while opening multiple tabs [closed]

I’m running Ubuntu 11.04 (32-bit version) on my laptop ASUS K42J just couple weeks and regularly having issues with Firefox – it has freezes sometimes when you opened multiple tabs. The screen become ...
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How to run multiple versions (via multiple profiles) of Firefox?

I downloaded three versions of Firefox: 3.6, 3.5 and 3.0 from Mozilla ftp server. Then I created three profiles, e.g: firefox -no-remote -CreateProfile firefox-3.5 Then I tried to run it: ...
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Gnome 3 proxy settings

If I set my network proxy settings using Gnome 3 Manager in Ubuntu 11.04 System Settings like the following picture: Chrome and Firefox are not using those proxy settings when trying to connect to ...
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Where is Firefox's auto-fill information stored?

I need to retrieve one text-box text on an Ubuntu installation I can't boot anymore (thank you Fedora!) on one specific website. Where is the form information stored and how can I retrieve it?
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Are there any advantages to using the Firefox PPA over Firefox in the Repository?

Is there any advantage to using "ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable" over just using what's available in the repositories for 11.04?
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How do I make Firefox start always maximized?

I am setting up Ubuntu with gnome for my grandma. How can I make firefox start ALWAYS maximized.
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Firefox scrolling is extremely slow, flash sometimes causes system crash [closed]

I've had this problem for some time and it's driving me insane. What happens is that Firefox 5 will scroll really slow and sometimes even lag jump down the scrollbar. On top of that sometimes the ...
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Firefox blocks my nvidia drivers MOZ_GLX_IGNORE_BLACKLIST

When I load a WebGL website on Firefox 5 in my Ubuntu 11.04 system, I get a grey screen and a warning on the terminal like this: [GLX] your GL driver is currently blocked. If you would like to bypass ...
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How do I enable webgl in Firefox?

I've got Firefox 5 installed on my Ubuntu 11.04 system. I would like to have webgl working, which is not right now: this website just gives me a grey page: ...
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How to open magnet links from firefox with deluge

How can I open magnet links with firefox? I tried setting following values in about:config, network.protocol-handler.app.magnet -> /usr/bin/deluge network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet -> true ...
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Open mailto: links in Unity with non-default browser webapp?

I use Firefox as my default browser. Email is a Chromium webapp pinned to the launcher, with a Google Apps account so it's basically GMail. Most solutions involve the 'desktop-webmail' application ...
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Small non-native Firefox icons

I want to use Firefox with it's default button set as shown below. As you can see, most noticeably the back/forward and new tab buttons are dissimilar to the GTK icons that Firefox in Ubuntu sports ...
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How to create a Firefox shortcut stored with user and password?

Is it possible to create a Firefox shortcut with username and password stored inside? Even if the cookies got cleared the username and password should remain.
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How to use Moonlight on Firefox 5?

After I try install the .xpi file on the Moonlight homepage, it prompt "Novell Moonlight could not be installed because it is not compatible with Firefox 5.0". It working fine on Chromium, but I want ...
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Firefox won't integrate with unity launcher

After a recent firefox upgrade, the integration with the unity launcher went pear-shaped. Clicking on the Firefox icon does not move focus to the running firefox, but starts another firefox instance / ...
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Firefox starts with last session. How can I change that?

Firefox is curently starting with my last session. It's getting annoying. How can I change this so that it start with the home page?
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How to restore flash settings?

recently i wanted to increase flash performance by installing the flash aid extension for firefox. this step has broken my flash, and now i can't watch youtube videos in full screen. i get a black ...
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Plugin directory of Firefox 5.0

I just downloaded the new Firefox in Debian and working it. BUt the flash is not working, though it works well in Chrome. I installed the shared library and the adobe says copy that to the firefox ...
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How do I make VLC handle videos in Firefox instead of Totem?

Some websites that use Windows Media does not work when using Totem as a player, but people have told me that replacing Totem with VLC in Firefox can sometimes make things work. So the question ...
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Why doesn't Chrome or Firefox auto-highlight the address bar?

In Windows, when you click on the address bar, it automatically highlights all of the web address so you can enter another one without having to drag across everything. I've noticed that it doesn't do ...
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Why doesn't Mozilla release .deb and .rpm packages for their software?

I use and enjoy Firefox on my Ubuntu 10.04.2 laptop (although Firefox needs work for the Linux/Ubuntu version). Yet I realize that in comparison to other pieces of software that have an ...
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How do you install firefox 4 using a PPA repository? [closed]

Since firefox 5 has been released firefox 4 seems to have been removed from the mozilla repositories (i.e. force version cannot be used).
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How to install firefox-5 without a PPA? [closed]

I want to install firefox 5 on my work Lucid machine. However, I can't access external repositories from my machine, so PPAs are ruled out. What alternative methods are available to install firefox 5? ...
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Some Flash moving portions displayed incorrectly in Firefox

I am using 11.04 Natty and Firefox 5. Video card is ATI Radeon HD 4670 and I am using the newest proprietary driver downloaded from ATI website. Some Flash apps, such as embedded youtube vids and a ...
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How can I integrate Firefox with KDE's theme?

When using Firefox in Kubuntu the difference between KDE's theme and Firefox's theme is huge. Is there any way to make the theme in Firefox look like the one in Ubuntu all smooth, fonts with correct ...
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Ubuntu Crashes using Firefox [closed]

Ubuntu 11.04 keeps crashing when i use Firefox, browsing through large pictures with Google. How come? While using Firefox Ubuntu simply stops, black screen, restarts and prompts me to log in again. ...
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Web browser downloads only open target folders - cannot open files

After installing xubuntu packages in order to check xfce, I reverted back to gnome2. During the first login, I noticed that thunar was now selected as the default file manager. Preferred applications ...
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Where do I get the Firefox global menu extension?

I switched to using the beta channel for Firefox recently. I don't have the extension allowing Firefox to use the global menu, and I'm not sure where to find it. What do I do?
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Firefox will hide after minimizing

I installed Firefox 3.18 and created a new launcher and removed Firefox 4. When I try to minimize all the windows will hide and I can't find them. Any solution?