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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had an established wireless network but still cannot connect to the internet

currently running Ubuntu 11.10. my wireless connection to our router has already been established but when i open Firefox, the page says server not found.please help me
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Wine issues with Runescape

Believe it or not, I play Runescape. I find the game to be interesting. Out of my curiosity, I found that there is a way to play the game in an executable file. However, there was no Linux download ...
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Disable plugin in Firefox (acroread)

I installed acroread from the repositories, and it has decided it should be the default plugin in Firefox, such that when I click on a pdf, it opens in a Firefox window. Unfortunately, it does not ...
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Firefox doesn't display website text

Firefox 11 doesn't show any text on some sites as Google and Youtube. Also Lotus Symphony doesn't show many UI Labels. This problem occurred suddenly. Firefox display error: Symphony ...
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How do Install 32 Bit Firefox alongside 64 bit Firefox on 64 bit 11.10 machine?

Need to run Webex Audio/Video. Am running the Sun version of Java, but apparently the Webex plugins will not work on 64 bit. Another member posted info on how to use 32 bit plugin, but I'd rather not ...
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How can I set up Zotero to use Ubuntu one's storage instead of zotero.org's?

I use zotero to organize papers and sync between my home and work computers. I've got enough papers that zotero's 100MB free limit is looming. Is there a way to retarget zotero to use ubuntu one's ...
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Corrupted Flash Player Plugin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flash video appears blue I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, and have installed both mozilla firefox and google-chrome. Suddenly when I open youtube videos I see all colors in a ...
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Cannot find a safe socket path in '/tmp'

A while ago I accidentally ran chmod 777 /, and stopped it as soon as I realized what I had done. Unfortunately, it must have gotten to my /tmp directory, because whenever I start to run Firefox now, ...
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Missing Firefox app icon

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 (upgraded from LTS 10.04) and Firefox (version 11) doesn't show it's icon in the Window List panel, in the Firefox window top left corner (system menu) nor when using ALT+TAB to ...
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Why do I have trouble downloading add-ons for Firefox?

I get the error message: There was an error downloading . I am using Lucid Lynx and Firefox 11. Two of the add-ons in question are Easy Youtube dowloader and Flas Video downloader.
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Download and save install files for Moonlight

Where can I just download a copy of Moonlight? The official page will only let me install it in Firefox and not download and save the install files. Thanks in advance. Bob.
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Why is Ubuntu using so much memory?

I have just turned on my PC and have two applications running; Thunderbird and Firefox. Whatever else is running is part of Ubuntu's feature set (as well as a few indicators). This has been ongoing ...
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Youtube videos are displayed oddly [closed]

I would show you all a picture of how the Youtube window looks, but I do not have enough reputation. The video is displayed as a small player to the top right of the designated area. A very large ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu OS (used Ubuntu for Windows)?

I wanted to try out Ubuntu, but I really don't like it. How do I delete/uninstall and revert back to my previous Windows 7?
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Firefox Aurora 13 and Flash Plugin problem [closed]

I have a problem when using Aurora 13 I can't install flash plugin player whenever I tried to install it, it said that my Aurora Firefox will be removed anyone can help
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How can I fix Window Placement via CCSM for Firefox? [closed]

(Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric with Unity 3D) In CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) I activated the plugin Place Windows (? in German: Fenster platzieren) and configured it as follows: This works ...
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Firefox status bar not showing

I'm using Firefox 10.0.2 and the Status-4-Evar add-on. The status bar isn't showing, however. I've recently installed Moonlight, but I've disabled it and still no status. Now, when hovering over a ...
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How to see from the terminal what file I am downloading from Firefox or Chrome

I want to see from the terminal what file I am downloading from Firefox or Chrome. Is there a way to monitor what files I am downloading from the terminal? Note that I want to see this WHILE ...
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Can I use Silverlight in Firefox?

I know that we can use moonlight to play silverlight content on website. However, I know that moonlight can install on latest firefox. However it does not reliably work actually after i follow their ...
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Why does Firefox suddenly keep asking “Do you want to run 'START.htm', or display its contents?” on htm and text files?

I'm not sure what update or action I've taken but ubuntu rather annoyingly now keeps asking the above every time I simply want to display a saved htm file in firefox. It gives me the option of running ...
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Why does X-forwarding firefox take so long?

I ssh -X from Ubuntu to an Ubuntu Server, on which I've installed X, x11-apps and Firefox. Running xeyes shows the eyes, so I know that the X forwarding works. But when I try firefox, nothing happens: ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and Rekong don't know how to open downloaded files

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1. Both Rekong and Firefox don't know how to "Open Containing Folder" for downloaded items. They also don't know how open the item itself. (I'll give the specific ...
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Running 32-bit Firefox with sun-jre in 64-bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to run juniper networks connect program to vpn into work and it only works on 32bit sun jre. All the things I have found with google failed so far. I can't use any scripts, like ...
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Why Isn't Tor Working?

I installed Tor & Polipo via the Software Center. I followed instructions found at this question (but since the config file was 404, I used a config from Tor + Polipo 5 Minute Install Guide Ubuntu ...
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mozilla firefox /importing files from browsers

I downloaded Mozilla Firefox, and I made it my default browser; how do I import all my stuff I had on internet explorer?
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Add 'Search Wikipedia' and Search 'Physics Forum' for Right-Click-Highlight-Menu?

Whenever i Highlight and Right-click some word in Firefox in a web page or an Ebook, I see an option 'Search Google' I wanted to add 'Search Wikipedia' and search 'Physics Forum' option to it, How ...
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How can I stop Firefox throwing a NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED error?

I had a powercut last night and ever since then when I try to access the Ask Ubuntu Chat, I see the following error in Firebug. Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) ...
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Can I sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chromium?

So, Firefox has turned so resource intensive that my netbook can't run it without making me want to pull my hair out. Thus, I have been trying Chromium with quite some success (I have managed to find ...
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How can I join a Skype Public chat via links?

In Windows, I can join a Skype Public chat by pasting a Skype chat link into a web browser's address bar (or clicking a link which contains that URI), but it doesn't work in my Ubuntu 10.04 using ...
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How do I run Firefox nightly on 10.10?

How does one install firefox nightly on ubuntu maveric (10.10) ? This is what I have done so far sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Can I revert to a normal Google broswer instead of the streamlined 'Ubuntu Start Page'

When I open FireFox browser in Ubuntu, I am presented with a streamlined Google search interface . Oftentimes, I am looking for images, so i have to 'Google' Google, in order to get the the main ...
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Firefox could not initialize application security crash

Hi there I installed Ubuntu a few minutes ago (i'm very new on Ubuntu) and whenever I want to open Firefox I get an error which starts with "could not initialize application security ...". Also when ...
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Why is there a problem in Firefox connecting to a particular site securely?

I installed ubuntu 11.10 very recently, not incredibly IT literate, finding my way around. Can't connect from Firefox to my.virginmedia.com. I'm warned against continuing because someone may be ...
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How to lock firefox version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? I would like to lock firefox version in ubuntu 10.10 as we are running our software in firefox version 3.6. Coz of this we ...
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Adobe Flash not working in Firefox

I am getting following image everytime I try playing videos on Youtube or FB. I have already tried uninstalling flashlugin and then installing again. But, it didnt help. I also tried installing it via ...
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How do I install CACKey?

I am trying to install the CACKey to have my CAC be recognized by Firefox. I am used to windows guy, right click and install. Anyone has detailed instructions on how to create the lib64 folder, and ...
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How to tell Chrome what to do with a magnet link?

Right now Chrome throws its apron over its head and calls Firefox, which opens the link with rtorrent. What do I need to do to eliminate the Firefox step?
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How to avoid opening a second instance?

I set up lirc to control my PC with a remote. To switch between different modes I edited .lircrc as follows: begin vlc include ~/.lirc/vlc end vlc begin gnome include ~/.lirc/gnome end gnome ...
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How can I be sure I am running the correct version of Flashplayer?

My Firefox keeps reporting that I am running Flash 10.3, even though I am sure I installed 11.1. How can I know for sure which version I am running, and that I am running the correct version?
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Can I use the same built in flash library from Chrome in Firefox?

Chrome comes with flash support by default, Firefox does not. If I use both on my system is there a way to use the library responsible displaying flash content in Chrome to do the same in Firefox?
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Facebook videos don't work

Hello everybody I have ubuntu 11.10 since updated my firefox to version 10 i can't play videos through facebook but the videos work fine on youtube Also the videos work fine on chrome ( facebook and ...
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How can I execute couponprinter.exe to print Coupon.com coupons? [closed]

I have been using Microsoft since 3.11, fairly masterful in all things "Windows". Taking plunge into Linux without regrets! So far, so good. Ubuntu desktop for family, server with light GUI for me ...
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How can I remove all of the plugins from Firefox?

I want to remove all plugins from Firefox, until now I have only had success with removing all addons. (I don't mind if I have to reinstall Firefox to achieve this) How can I remove all of the ...
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Table rendering in Ubuntu Firefox

I need to input sports result data on a website quite regularly. The table appears offset in Ubuntu (using Firefox and Chrome) ie the input boxes do not match with the vertical input descriptions. ...
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Slow Resume After suspend having chrome running with many tabs

I usually use chrome and Firefox for browsing. I also open many tabs (around 40 in both some times). The problem I have occurs when I resume the PC after having suspended it: It takes from 2 to 5 ...
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Restore Firefox group tabs and previously opened tabs

Yesterday while I closed Firefox (latest 10.1), I noticed Firefox window left behind, which was just some popup browser window from Google when I tested a page design (how would it look on a mobile ...
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Places in Ubuntu opening with wrong application

Places in Ubuntu specifically Home, Documents, Music, Pictures and Downloads are opening in my browser. Eg. If I click Documents then it opens on Firefox. How to operate Ubuntu normally again? ...
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Can I save a window size to a specific size on default? Not full screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set a specific window size for all windows that open to default How I get Firefox to remember size and position of the window.
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How to run Firefox without a display?

I have written a script in php that requires a browser such as Firefox to run since it contains javascript bits. I do not need any output from the process, I just need it to trigger the page, run the ...
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adobe update caused my foxtabs quit working!

i use foxtabs on firefox so when i open firefox or a new tab my Top sites are there ready to be cliked well now I can't clik them since i updated last night how do I fix this I cant live without my ...