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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Download Manager With Slow Download Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I have got a wireless connection to the internet. I have got two operating systems, one of them is Ubuntu 14.04 and the other one is Windows 7. My problem is, the downloading speed of the Ubuntu is ...
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Thunderbird and Firefox font problems

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now, I'm in version 14.04, alternating with some sessions in ubuntu-desktop and others in xubuntu-desktop. A few days ago, when "playing" with some themes and with ...
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Firefox profile cannot be loaded after upgrade

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, now when I try to run Firefox from the icon it pops up this: "Missing Profile. Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missed or inaccessible." I already tried ...
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How to update firefox while keep all my current stuff?

I'm using the firefox which is not the Ubuntu's version. Downloading from Mozilla's website. The way I do this is to unpack the package and put it in the folder /opt/firefox/. Now my version is ...
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How do I play RuneScape with minimal lagging?

RuneScape is a Java-based MMORPG that on Ubuntu can only be accessed (or at least to my knowledge) via going to http://www.runescape.com/game.ws in a Java-supporting web browser (such as Firefox or ...
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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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How Do I Open Fixed Window In Firefox (like Chrome app mode)?

I'm essentially wanting to create a desktop shortcut to open a window of Firefox without tabs, locked address bar, no menu, etc. Similar to what some pop ups look like or what Chromium Desktop Apps ...
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Scroll **one** line in a web browser

If you read long texts with a web browser, it is easier for the eye to have something that guides them. One simple solution is to read at the bottom of the screen and scroll down one line after the ...
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How to downgrade Firefox from 30 to 28?

I've accidentally sudo apt-get upgrade (while c/p-ing instructions to do something and failing to notice that it isn't sudo apt-get update) and it upgraded Firefox from 28 to 30. Now my menus are ...
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How to completely uninstall and reinstall Firefox?

How can I completely uninstall Firefox, then re-install? My brothers Firefox icon is just blank for some reason on the Unity sidebar. It launches but the icon is completely blank nothing there. If I ...
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Play a file with Action Script and Shock wave

How do I play this flash video, using a firefox browser, which has swf and Action Script files, in ubuntu? If it is just swf file, I can do it using the below... <html> <head> ...
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hdfc bank net banking page not accessible

Whenever I try to open the website www.hdfcbank.com, the website opens. Then I check the netbanking box and press the login tab below. A new window opens up as it is supposed to, but in the new ...
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jre not installed on firefox when using Citrix Access Gateway

I'm trying to get to my vpn / citrix access gateway using Firefox 38.0 for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0 Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to log in I get this error: JRE is not installed on your machine. Install ...
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How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04?

How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04, and keep assured that it will not be replaced by Firefox in the future upgrades? It is actually quite weird that sudo apt-get install iceweasel installs ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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Firefox html5 video support

How can I get Firefox to fully support html5 video? The YouTube HTML5 Video Player says that H.264 and Media Source Extensions are not supported. Is there any way I can enable all of these?
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Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo?

Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo? I do this because I sometimes use Firefox to browse my local drives, and my primary drive is encrypted. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Thank you.
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Problems on Kubuntu machine connecting to some sites after AT&T uverse upgrade

I recently had the U-verse service upgraded, and noticed that Facebook and youtube, and sometimes Yahoo have problems loading and displaying content. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, and using the ...
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I can't create ssh chain tunnel

I have two remote Ubuntu servers - vps1 and vps2. I want to create ssh tunnel for Firefox, that runs on my PC, to connect first to vps1 and then from vps1 to vps2. This doesn't have to be implemented ...
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Firefox fonts unreadable, especially for Google sites

for some sites, Firefox renders the fonts unreadable. I've noticed this especially for the Google sites. When I uncheck the Firefox option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my ...
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Cannot select text whilst scrolling down the page in Firefox [closed]

Selection with scrolling in firefox on Ubuntu 11.10(gnome-shell or unity): Selection text when scrolling down the page is not feasible (only up). In the chrome browser such bug is not available. ...
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Allow fullscreen - where is this list stored?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, Mozilla Firefox 29.0 for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0. After installation I've watched some YouTube videos and clicked fullscreen, and the popup 'allow full screen?' appeared. By ...
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Issues with firefox, localized storage, and dpkg

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and this started after I restarted my computer. What happened originally was it wouldn't wake up so to speak after I left it idle, and logged out. It was just a black screen, ...
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Problem viewing webpage on default web browser of Ubuntu 14.04

For last few days I cannot view Google "Inbox" on Firefox 37.0.2. It loads initially and then blacks out. There was no problem a few days back. Firefox when run from terminal gives a lot of ...
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How to add an addon manually to firefox

I am completely new to Ubuntu and i have been trying to install a addon to Firefox. Name of addon: bytubeD (commonly known as "bulk youtube downloader") Developers site: ...
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Mozilla Firefox hangs in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the beginning everything was fine. It has been happening from 2-3 days that whenever I play any video on youtube, ...
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Firefox cache2 'doomed' folder

I was recently looking in my cache as I have made it so that it does not cache: And I found this folder called doomed: /home/arthur-dent/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k29gs42c.default/cache2/doomed So ...
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Certificate problem with firefox

Sometimes I randomly get an error certificate with Firefox. Apparently this only happens with google products (such as gmail or its search-from-adress-bar feature). It says the connection is untrusted ...
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BleachBit: How to Completely Clear URL History in Firefox?

14.04 / Firefox 29.0 I've been using Bleachbit to clear usage/file history, and for the most part it works great. However, it doesn't seem to clear the website hostnames out of the URL, at all. ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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Dead keys on Firefox Kubuntu 15.04

I use the GR-el version of the latest Firefox on Kubuntu 15.04. After the latest (2015-May-1) update, I can't have dead keys produce accents for (Greek GR-el / UTF-8). I can bypass this problem by ...
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What's the state of hardware accelerated HTML5 video on Ubuntu?

Flash hardware acceleration never really worked in Linux due to various APIs (VDPAU, VA API, and what not), buggy drivers, and end-of support from Adobe for Flash on Linux. Recently several sites, ...
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Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2

Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2 . Im using Chromium and Firefox I've tried installing and reinstalling flush plugin, finally removed it as crashes occur more often. However, still crashes, ...
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How to install Waterfox browser on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to install the 64 bits version of Firefox - Waterfox on Ubuntu 12.04 system. Since the browser is not available in the software center and I was not able to find any examples of installing it I ...
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No Sound using pipelight

Hi i am hoping someone can assist as i have installed the pipelight plugin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and on the Sky GO website i can see the video but cannot get the sound to work. All seems to work ok from ...
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How to download torrents using utorrent on your browser (firefox)

There is method for downloading torrents without opening actual program using browser. I just go to open firefox type in https://127.0.0.1:8080/gui/ After it I go to terminal and paste a command ...
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Firefox 21.0 wont start on Ubuntu 12.04

Firefox 21.0 won't start on my Ubuntu 12.04 system with error message: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I have tried everything including removing the ...
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Unable to access Microsoft Office 365 on Ubuntu?

My university uses Microsoft Office 365 to manage emails. The sever names are: SMTP: smtp.office365.com IMAP: outlook.office365.com I had been using the email with Thunderbird on my Ubuntu ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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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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Firefox globalmenu for Zotero Standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of Firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero Standalone is based on the same architecture as Firefox (xulrunner). Would it be possible ...
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Can Firefox run Java 8?

I've installed a few openjdk-8-jre packages (including one w/"headless" in its name) but I haven't been able to get it to work in FF. I've seen a lot of other posts over this issue, but they tend to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 hangs while browsing using Chromium or Firefox

My Xubuntu 14.04 hangs too much when i start to use browsers like chromium or firefox. I dont know the reasons,but i think i encounter this problem everytime i use a browser. I am using Xubuntu on my ...
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google.com requesting password?! Is my router / firefox / computer infected?

When I type "google.com" or "http://google.com" into the address bar in Firefox I end up with the following screen requesting some login and password. When I try the same in Chrome or Opera, I get ...
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Firefox 38 on Ubuntu12.04 display enlarged

Ubuntu 12.04 (32b) automatically updated from Firefox 37 to FF38. Now the new firefox title/tool bar and tabs are greatly enlarged - this is taking up 1/4 of screen and I can find no way of reducing ...
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How to AUTO Open .doc files in Ubuntu FROM WEB

I am trying to open Microsoft.doc files from the Web however I am unable to do this. Here is a scenario of what I am currently experiencing. I go to website where I see .doc file; I click on File; ...
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I cant watch YouTube videos on Firefox in Lubuntu 13.10 [closed]

If I try to watch video's or play games online, websites tell me that I don't have flash player installed. When I try to install flash using the command line : sudo apt-get install ...
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firefox can not access a frequently visited website anymore

I have tried unsuccessfully all the troubleshoting available from firefox but I keep getting the same error: The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: ...
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Java plugin 8 update 45 is blacklisted in firefox?

https://blocklist.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p912 states that "java plugin 8 update 44 and lower has been blocked for your protection". Which is fine and all, except that after updating ...
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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 ...