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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Ubuntu Firefox homepage temporarily showing Arabic

I've noticed this evening that the default Ubuntu Firefox homepage on Ubuntu 12.04 momentarily displayed Arabic in the titlebar and for the links. This first happened 15 mins ago then I rebooted and ...
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Flash Videos are not working in FireFox

FaceBook videos through FireFox do not play properly. If I am using Chromium the sound runs but the frame rate is only one per second! QupZilla fails with a JavaScript problem. Trying to run QuickTime ...
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xdotool could not move mouse inside firefox

I have been trying for many days to get xdotool to move and click inside firefox but I couldn't. So please help me. My script was simple but it didn't work : #!/bin/bash firefox www.google.com # ...
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Always hide an application's window

I'm using the selenium webdriver to run automated tests in firefox on my web applications, and while it's all working perfectly, it's a little bit annoying how firefox pops up over everything while ...
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There isn’t a software package called `adobe-flashplugin` in your current software sources

I am trying to install the adobe-flashplugin on Ubuntu 14.04. On Adobe's site I choose the "APT for Ubuntu 10.04+" option. It opens Ubuntu software Center, but it tells me There isn’t a software ...
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How do I configure global internet connection on Ubuntu 14.04?

My broadband connection is OK !, but Firefox showing me message after browsing "If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web" ...
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4oD (UK) - Can't stream

I'm using the most up-to-date version of firefox and flash player. When I go on 4oD and press play I used to get the loading screen showing forever with nothing playing. I then had a search and ...
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Flash player (in Firefox) is unstable in 14.04

For 13.10, I used this guide to get Intel iGPU-supported playback of flash videos in Firefox: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/09/adobe-flash-player-hardware.html All in all, Intel graphics acceleration ...
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What are all these extra icons in the Firefox Address Bar?

All, This morning after an update I now have all these icons in the address bar: Anyone else seen these before? Thanks! -m
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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While accessing SSH/SHELL The security settings have blocked a self-signed application from running in mozilla/ubuntu 14.04?

While logging in the Cpanel ssh shell from Mozilla firefox in ubuntu It says : The application cannot be run Your security settings have blocked a self-signed application from running.? (Instead of ...
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Shockwave player not working?

These are two separate Chromium windows: I find this very strange! The test website i am using is this one, Shockwave. I have restarted all web browsers after installing via this method. I am using ...
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flash getting struck in 14.04 from 1 day

From 1day, I am unable to watch videos in firefox(I think its 33 version that time). So, today I installed latest version of firefox, chrome, flash. Now, firefox not showing that warning, but the ...
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Firefox crashes on startup

After re-installing Ubuntu (14.04) Firefox crashes every time I turn it on. I open it, it crashes, reopens and then works. about:crashes says always the same, that there was a problem with ...
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Firefox 34 - Black screen playing Adobe flash videos

After upgrading to Firefox 34, Flash videos stopped working. A black screen was presented, with no hint to the problem. Following these instructions and these other instructions, would prove futile. ...
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Forcing Facebook to use 'most recent' through cookies? [closed]

So I'm assuming facebook remembers my setting my timeline to 'most recent' through cookies. However, it also resets itself to 'top stories' after a day and a half or so (which is rather undesirable). ...
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How to update Mozilla Firefox web browser on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a safe, secure, reliable, efficient and easiest way?

I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine. Currently, I'm using Mozilla Firefox 33.0(Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0) I'm not getting update option in menu Hrml->About Firefox but ...
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How do you open Apt links in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to download an Apt file but I don't know how to. I'm using Firefox too.
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Ubuntu 14.04 running slow on Compaq gq60 615dx 2009model

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2009 Compaq presario. Everything (Firefox, Google Chrome, ubuntu itself) is running slow. Any way I can speed things up? Just using this for accessing web content ...
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How do I get Thunderbird to use Firefox to open URLs?

Every time I try to open a URL found in an Email from within T-Bird, it opens Ubuntu Web Browser instead of my default browser, Firefox. How do I fix? Note: I've already tried a manual config edit ...
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Flash doesn't work in firefox after upgrade Kubuntu to 14.10

I upgraded Kubuntu 14.04-x64 to 14.10. Now flash does not work in Firefox. Now flash is an empty area which sometimes is black when cursor is under it. But flash still works in Chromium.
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How to install Shumway in Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 26/Nightly for watching videos in Youtube?

I am desperately trying to install Shumway in Firefox 26/Nightly with Ubuntu 12.04 running, but it doesn't work with Youtube. What I tried so far: purging every flash package and getting the plugin ...
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Firefox Crashing

Since I upgraded to 14.04 LTS my Firefox crashes every few minutes. I asked this question before and there has been not response. I can not get into my Yahoo account. What can I do to resolve this?
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Firefox update hanging in 14.04

I'm using the packaged version of Firefox that came with a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation. It's currently v30. Whenever I launch the browser, it tells me an update is available, but I've never been ...
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Enabling hardware acceleration with AMD fglrx on firefox

The flash movies can be quite sluggish and even worse google streetview is terrible when I run them on firefox. Yet if I enable HW accel on chromium I have no problems whatsoever. I'd like to try and ...
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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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Firefox crashes when I open Gmail after upgrading to 14.10

Every time I open Gmail Firefox crashes, unless I open it in basic HTML mode. There are a few other websites that make it crash, and I'll try to name them here every time a website makes it crash. I ...
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firefox-wget-window doesnt close after download

I use Firefox with flashgot, which makes downloads via wget. Some time ago, the wget-terminal-window appears, makes its download, and when finished correct it disappears automatically. Then there was ...
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How do I manually add sites to Firefox's Speed Dial?

Firefox now has a Speed Dial you can use in its New Tab page, and it automatically populates it with sites that you visit often. These can then be pinned in there if you always want them visible. But ...
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Apache - Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost

Im not able to access my localhost server by firefox. Im using apache, and ive tried to run the following commands $ service apache2 status * apache2 is running $ sudo service apache2 restart * ...
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Use The Google Chrome 21 Flash Plugin in Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04

I see several link for doing this : Can I use the same built in flash library from Chrome in Firefox? http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/use-the-google-chrome-flash-plugin-in-firefox-in-ubuntu/ But ...
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Firefox locale-fr

Dec 02/2014 Update manager advize new updates : Firefox 34.0 plus French package. Click install Start Firefox every thing is in english. Tried via terminal to apt-get firefox-locale-fr answer: ...
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How to use American English spelling dictionary in Firefox?

My Firefox spellchecker was complaining this morning that I spelled 'neighbor' in the American English style, not the British English style ('neighbour'). Same is true for color (colour), analyze ...
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Firefox: how show thumbnails without open a new tab?

when I open new tab, the most or last visited websites are shown as small thumbnails, so I click one of them, visit it, but...how to show again the thumbnails of last visited websites? should I open a ...
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Firefox not displaying login screen

My school uses Lightspeed Systems for internet, and when a new device connects to the internet, when try to access an internet service, it redirects to a login screen: ...
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No “Hello” icon in Firefox 34

I've just upgraded to Firefox 34, but cannot see "Hello" icon on Firefox toolbar. I could not find any info on that in Internet. There is no "Hello" icon there in "Additional Tools and Features" ...
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Blogspot website not opening on Browser

My machine has a 64 bit Ubuntu installed on it. I am trying to access this website from my browser (Chromium as well as Firefox): ...
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Moving 'save' dialog for pdfs moves the entire (background) firefox screen

This is what I mean: I'm trying to move the dialog so I can read the title of what I'm trying to save, but that's not working.
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Autostart program whenever a file is added to a folder

I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop for a few weeks now. I have been working on customizing the OS and such quite a bit, as well as installing everything that I need for daily usage. One thing I did ...
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Why can't Firefox run local .swf files?

My goal is trying to run .swf files through Firefox and NOT a standalone player. When trying to run local .swf files on Firefox 29.0 (currently on 14.04), the browser opens the Open With/Save File ...
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How to make Firefox use the newest Java version, which is already installed?

Apparently, I have OpenJDK 6 JRE (openjdk-6-jre 6b27-1.12.6-1ubuntu0.12.04.2) and 7 JRE (openjdk-7-jre 7u25-2.3.10-1ubuntu0.12.04.2) installed in parallel – I don't know why I have both of them, I ...
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Bind the Ctrl + <number> keys to firefox in Ubuntu

In Firefox on Windows, I can cycle through tabs using the Ctrl+1(2,3) etc. However Ubuntu (with cinnamon) seems to not allow this binding - how can I restore it?
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How to get rid of youtube html5 player from firefox

I have tried youtube html5 player by opting it in from here But i dont find html5 youtube player as good as flash player. So i opted out from same link despite of opt-out youtube was showing videos ...
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Windows that pop up appear behind active window?

I am using Firefox and when I finish downloading a file, I click on the folder icon beside its name. The problem is, the windows appear behind Firefox. It's not isolated to the viewing the destination ...
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Block firefox from accessing webcam

I would like to disable the webcam for firefox. My notebook has a built in webcam with awful quality, not only I don't want people I interact with on firefox to know that I do have a webcam, whenever ...
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Digital Post-Its on Browser Tabs?

I work with a lot of tabs in firefox, since in my context I often need to wait several minutes until I can work further in this browser tab. It would be very cool if I could post a digital post-it ...
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How to use Internet Banking for Brazilian Banco do Santander in Ubuntu?

In English: An Internet Banking protection module for Brazilian Banco do Santander only has a Windows version. Does anyone know any official alternative module to use in Ubuntu? I've already sent an ...
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Firefox 33 network activity is suddenly extremely slow on 14.04

Problem: I use Firefox as my default browser constantly. It was working just fine yesterday for most of the day. However, when I came home in the evening and fired up the computer, browsing the ...
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how to print DjVu in Firefox

I'm attempting to print to printer or PDF a DjVu document that is accessible from this link by selecting "View Scanned Files" and then selecting the DjVu for the plans. When I try to print this page ...
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My flashplugin doesn't work on firefox

I have ubuntu 14.04. I'm using firefox to browse the web and it worked properly but just a few days ago after I used sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get update it keeps telling me to install ...