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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Firefox PDF Embedded Plugin

For some reason in firefox i cannot read embedded pdfs. it just says a plugin is needed to display the content and then has a link to download plugin. when i click it, it searches for a while and ...
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How do I restore a browser session in Firefox?

If I shut down my browser/laptop properly, then open up the browser again, it doesn't ask to restore the session. I can't add bookmarks to every link I browsed. Is there a way that browser can ask ...
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DIsable HUD for Some Applications

I am using HUD on 12.04 ubuntu and firefox is crashing for me. I have similar results as per this bug. Another thing is that I have 0 addons on firefox, so this is not caused because of the addons. ...
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'Important security update' for Firefox and flash plugin, but the update cannot be selected

[This question has been updated as I now have the same problem with Firefox in addition to flash plugin] The update manager (on Ubuntu 12.04, 64bit) shows an 'important security update' for ...
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High CPU load during flash playback [closed]

I got a CPU load indicator applet and whenever I play a flash vid I see it going through the roof and staying high. I'm running 12.04 with the latest updates, restricted extras installed. Browser is ...
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Firefox flash player fullscreen mouse doesn't disapear 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? In Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox's flash-player, full screen mode. When I want to watch a video that is not YouTube, the mouse pointer should ...
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Diagnosing persistent Flash streaming failure for DRM content

I'm trying to implement the fixes from Adobe (as mentioned in this other question) but I'm having no success. I'm running 64-bit 12.04. When I try the Flash test as described on this Adobe guide: ...
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ALT key HUD web search in firefox

Is it possible to conduct a web search (In Firefox 14) from the HUD? (Ubuntu 12.04) For example, Hitting The ALT key (to bring up the HUD menu for Firefox) and typing in a search term? It doesn't ...
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Browser hanging when copying large files

Whenever I copy or move large files between disk partitions my firefox becomes unresponsive at random times during the process. Is that normal for Ubuntu?
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Firefox crashes when HUD is opened [closed]

Every time I press Alt from Firefox to open the HUD, Firefox crashes. What do I have to do?
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Anyone else experiencing this problem: Firefox menus reliably stop working whenever I open a web page from the HUD [closed]

Firefox is 14.01, ubuntu is 12.04 latest updates. Unity 3d. Regardless of what I'm doing in Firefox menus will stop working if I open a web page from the HUD. If I run Firefox normally everything ...
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How to install firefox 14.0.1 from a tar.bz2 which is located in /usr/downloads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? I have downloaded firefox 14.0.1 as a tar.bz2 file. It is located in my downloads folder. Could you please tell me how can ...
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Fonts look strange in firefox

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 (with Firefox 11), and the fonts in some of my favorite sites (especially Hebrew sites) look strange. I looked at the CSS and saw such fonts such as ...
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firefox crashes when I use BASH (ubuntu 12.04 lts) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have been having the most annoying problem: every time I open BASH when I am using firefox, it (FF) crashes. Not immediately, but ...
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How do I play movies on Google Play?

When trying to play a movie I purchased from Google Play, the movie player (same Flash-based one used by YouTube) spits out the following error message over a background of faux-TV-static: An ...
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Address bar in Firefox automatically redirects to google search

Whenever I type something in my address bar (other than a url), Firefox automatically uses Google search to give me results for it. Where can I change this behaviour in Firefox? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Awesome WM menu missing Firefox

After sudo apt-get install awesome awesome-extra and logging into it (with no previous configuration that I know of), there's no menu entry for Firefox. All my other stuff is there - Mutt, Meld, ...
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Firefox Updates Don't (Ubuntu 10.04)

I religiously update my system. Since Firefox 10, the updates show up in the PPA, I install them, but nothing changes. (and Firefox keeps nagging me: "update available") I just tried again for FF 14. ...
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Why are my Firefox control buttons disappearing?

Not sure if this is a "fault" or just me. The window control buttons (top left) in Firefox disappear behind the unity launch bar on the left of the screen when Firefox is maximised. It is then ...
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How to force firefox to remember passwords?

In firefox, some passwords I have cannot be saved (I'm not even asked for that), for example fab.com or battle.net How can I make Firefox remember those passwords?
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Chrome versus Firefox - which is better? [closed]

Perhaps this is not the best title to use, but I'm running 12.04, which I always update. I'm not sure if it is just my impression, but is Chrome really buggy? I generally use the latest updated ...
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Is there an alternative to Adobe Flash?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash. I have the latest version installed for Firefox. It keeps crashing my computer and I was wondering if there was any alternative that works with videos that ...
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Firefox starting before network is up

We have this machine (ubuntu 10.04) with autologon and firefox in startup sesson aplications. But some times the firefox starts, and the network is not up (maybe a delay from dhcp server, or some ...
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Menu does not display in Firefox 13 on Xubuntu 12.04

I had a problem after update firefox to version 13. When I start the firefox, it works. But for a while I can't click on firefox menu anymore. The right click menu doesn't work either. I'm using ...
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Adding x-scheme-handler without a popup in firefox

I have written a simple application which registers an "x-scheme-handler" in the .desktop file. Something like this:- [Desktop Entry] Name=Foo Exec=/usr/bin/foo %u Type=Application NoDisplay=true ...
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How to pinpoint source of Firefox window behavior

One of my favorite Unity features is the ability to pin windows to one side of the screen or the other. My tendency to do this a lot has made me notice a bug where when I'm moving a Firefox window I ...
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Using a custom protocol handler in Firefox to run a shell script?

What I'd like to do is be able to start external programs from links in a local website. I've defined a custom protocol handler in firefox by setting the following variables in about:config ...
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Flash plug-in crashes about 50% of the time

Like the title says, my Flash plugin keeps crashing. It happens on videos on many sites like YouTube. (I joined the html5 beta at YouTube to sort that out, but that doesn't fix other sites.) The ...
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How do I sort Firefox bookmarks alphabetically by manipulating the 'json' or 'places.sqlite' files via the terminal?

is there a way possible with terminal pipelining to sort the bookmarks Mozilla Firefoxstores in alphabetical order? I tried dabbing a little but to my disappointment ,the bookmarks are stored in JSON ...
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How do I enable the AppArmor profile for Firefox?

Recently there an article in about configuring FF with AppArmor. When I ran the below command cat /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox | sudo apparmor_parser –a I get the following error Error: ...
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firefox installation under 12.04 server

I am new to linux and ubuntu 12.04 lts server. Can anyone please help, how can I run firefox under command prompt
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places dropdown>network>ftp= opens in firefox not nautilius

ubuntu 10.10 user upgraded to 12.04 LTS. Gnome 3.2.1 with fallback experience. opening a FTP (not ssh or sftp, just FTP) from places drop down will open ftp in firefox (which isn't even the default ...
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Why does Firefox and Chrome keep crashing? [closed]

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu, installing 12.04. For a week or so everything was fine then the browsers kept crashing. Chrome constantly keeps giving me the "aw snap" window, there is no ...
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Bug in firefox address bar autocomplete running on KDE

Has anyone experienced this graphical glitch when typing in Firefox address bar? The drop-down list is not drawn correctly, with some "blocks" missing. After typing more letters or hovering the mouse ...
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some programs not resolving hostnames

Ubuntu 11.10, Kernel 3.0.0-20.34 Both Chromium and Firefox are stuck "waiting for www.whatever.com" to load until they time-out. Both of these browsers can load these websites if I navigate to the ...
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Firefox consuming wildly inordinate amount of CPU

I've got a Firefox process with nothing in it but the Google home page (the "search" page, not the "homey" home page with news etc.) and this site. I've killed it and restarted it multiple times. ...
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How to install Mozilla Firefox on kubuntu 12.04?

I have installed Kubuntu 12.04 on my netbook. Each time I invoke the Firefox Installer, it downloads a package, and nothing happens. Thanks for help in advance.
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Firefox drag and drop URL

can any one help me with this problem of firefox? I have two firefox windows open. Now i want to drag a URL link from one window to the another, but I can't do it in Ubuntu 12.04 I can do this ...
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Why is Helvetica hollow in both Chromium and Aurora? [closed]

Currently trying to teach myself Bootstrap, which calls the following fonts: font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; ...and the fonts display fine, but they're hollow. ...
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Why it isn't possible to type in URLs in the HUD?

With the Ubuntu's HUD you should be able to work faster. But with Firefox it's not always the case. If I type in an URL nothing happens... so why it isn't possible to use URLs in the HUD? ... How ...
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customizing shortcuts of Firefox

As you can see, I have so many question about customizing Firefox. I wonder how I can set shortcuts used in Firefox . Are there any extensions for this purpose ? In advance level, how can I ...
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Can't get firefox to render the right size in a headless xvfb instance

I can start the xvfb instance just fine Xvfb :1 -screen 0 800x600x24 I can then launch firefox and have it load correctly but the window is always smaller than the resolution I set during the xvfb ...
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How do I prevent Adobe's pdf reader from opening a pdf within firefox?

I've installed adobe's pdf reader. However, now when I download a pdf using firefox, often adobe's reader loads the pdf in a firefox reader. How do I set the default behaviour to storing the pdf, ...
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How to efficiently preserve a really big navigation history in Firefox?

When I was using Mac, my Firefox stored items in its history for really long times. Sometimes I needed to find a link to a site I have seen two years ago and it found it! Also, the autocomplete in the ...
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How do I return to a previous kernel? [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed the 3.0.0-21 update to the kernel. It caused several problems including: Firefox not asking for a folder before placing a URL into bookmarks Ubuntu 11.10 not automatically ...
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Move firefox 13 menu bar to global menu bar in Unity

I am using Firefox 13 in Ubuntu 12.04. How can I access the Firefox 13 menu in Unity's global menu bar? I am using to the whole Firefox menu appearing when I hold down the Alt key.
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Does Firefox Phishing Protection / Safebrowsing have any privacy implications? [closed]

The current google results are outdated. What is the current status? I was on www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/privacy/firefox.html and saw "Protection Against Suspected Forgery and Attack Sites ...
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firefox window size and position [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with a dual monitor setup. I like Firefox to have a specific position and size on my screen. So I resize it and position it like I want it. But when I close and reopen it, it ...
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Unwanted dialog when clicking link to download file

Every time when I click some links (which opens another document), there comes a dialog (see the screen-shot) and I then have to close it manually. This is really unnecessary, unwanted and irritating ...
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12.04/ Firefox and Chrome adobe pdf isnt working

When i try to open a pdf in new tab. the browser errors out with a white screen and if i want to open in Document Viewer, i need a password. on my windows machine, it opens just fine. never showing a ...