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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I can't install flash on ubuntu 14.04 to play facebook games, videos or youtube videos

well, I can't install flash on ubuntu 14.04 to play facebook games, videos or youtube videos. I tried many times but the problem exists. I'm using firefox. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. ...
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No sound on any web browser [closed]

I was using my laptop to play Youtube on my TV. I had no problems. It was going through my HDMI and I was using the cable to play sound through the TV. I disconnected the cable and since then there ...
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Use updated version of firefox

I was using firefox 28.0 on ubuntu 14.04. So I went to the firefox website and downloaded the latest version of firefox. I then extracted and ran firefox. However when I type firefox in the search ...
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Firefox - how to avoid duplicate file data download when using “save page as”?

I find that I am accessing many pdf files which are downloaded for reading into Firefox. But when I go to save these files using "save page as", Firefox repeats the data download. As the files can be ...
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How move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10?

How can I move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu? I have Windows XP on one machine (which is very old and runs Firefox 8) and have Ubuntu 11.10 on another. I want to copy Firefox bookmarks to ...
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Similar download manager in Chrome to that in Firefox?

In Firefox, I am using a download manager which can resume downloading if it breaks because of bad connection, and can automatically download multiple selected links in a webpage. I tried some ...
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Cross-browser bookmark sync?

Is there a way for me to sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chrome on several different Ubuntu machines? Edit: Even willing to run something on my own web server if that makes a difference.
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Recovering Firefox's Saved Login Details

I'm trying to log in as admin to a Joomla site of mine. I was really lazy and always relied on Firefox to remember my login info. I've recently had to replace the hard drive in my laptop. I bought an ...
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Recover Firefox sync data?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. I opened Firefox preferences and tried to add my sync account. I selected the option saying I didn't have my device with me, and proceeded. Next I entered my details ...
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Problem while browsing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC with 2+ Ghz processing speeds and 4gb RAM. While I'm browsing on using Firefox, the browser suddenly gets dim and then bright. It happened multiple times. While ...
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How to install Firefox and Firefox Aurora in parallel?

I would like to install Firefox Aurora in parallel with the "release" version of Firefox. I do not want to replace the release version. I managed to do this with Firefox nightly but not with Aurora. ...
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Cannot get flash video websites (YouTube, etc.) to work

I know that other, multiple questions have been posted on this, but I'm fairly certain I've applied most, if not all, of the suggested solutions, and I'm no closer to resolving this issue. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing when logging on

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a bootable pendrive and succesfully replaced XP with ubuntu on a PC. I logged on fine and was exploring but when I started firefox the whole system froze, ...
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how to install Roboform in Firefox

I want to use Roboform to remember my passwords but I don't know how to install Roboform in Firefox.I have asked some friends, they don't know, neither. Anybody know please tell me.Thanks a lot!!
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Reset firefox from command line

Mozilla firefox gives an option to reset it. Check the below images to ee how its done graphically; I need to make a script where this can be done through bash. Can someone tell me the command ...
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torrent magnet link applications (ubuntu 14.0)

how do i set deluge as my default magnet link application I am completely lost. I've tried going into my Mozilla preferences but i cant find deluge when I am searching for the application please help. ...
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Firefox - Error:cannot open display: :0.0

I'm trying to run xvfb alongside CutyCapt to take screenshots of websites on a headless VPS server. I've installed xorg, firefox latest stable release, and CutyCapt. I've set the default display by ...
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Firefox won't start from launch menu - hangs on FUTEX_WAIT_PRIVATE

(12.10, both KDE and xfce4) For some reason, Firefox has stopped working when launched from the window manager's launcher. The program runs, but nothing happens. If I try again, I get an error ...
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Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 - problems in Firefox/IcedTea/Java

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. On 12.04 I was using the IcedTea plugin in FireFox to run certain Java applets. Now on 14.04, I get the missing plugin screen in FireFox: When I click on the ...
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Set default browser when running as sudo

I am trying to run sudo and set the default browser. I want to set chromium as my default browser. I have tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser This shows chrome as my default ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit yesterday and there are problems everywhere. Firefox almost never works. It crashes all the time. I also get some system errors. I can't find anyone else having the ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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specific webpage (url) not loading (ubuntu 12.04)

for few days now, I can not load a specific page, which is "https://www.facebook.com/" alon or with either "?ref=logo" or or "?ref=tn_tnmn" (which are actually all leading to the same old facebook ...
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Network problem: Chrome would not load sites that Firefox does

I am running a Ubuntu 13.04. I had both Chrome and Firefox installed, and the former does not load most websites. There is no proxy, and I have disabled the firewall. I connect to the internet ...
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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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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...
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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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firefox crash Bus error (core dumped)

I am quite sure it has to do with the last security update I have installed (today 9 Apr 2014). I have ubuntu 13.10. Firefox crashes after 5 seconds I launch the application. It doesn't matter what ...
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Firefox has trouble connecting to web pages

I have been on a vacation for about ten days and after I returned I found Firefox in a terrible state. It seems to have no problems connecting to some of the "bigger" web pages like google, gmail, ...
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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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Really?! Installing Java in web browsers is a pain! [duplicate]

I have to install Java in my browser (which I never needed in the last two years, since I'm running this installation of Ubuntu). I'm trying Firefox and Chromium... Anything that works will be OK. ...
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How can I tell whether my Firefox is 32 bit or 64 bit?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu. For the preinstalled Firefox I had to download the 64-bit plugins (Flash, Java); the 32 bit plugins didn't work. Then I downloaded Firefox from mozilla.org, which just has one ...
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How Do I Open Fixed Window In Firefox?

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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How to refresh all firefox windows and pop-up windows via terminal?

I searched the net and found some solutions, but none helpped in refreshing all windows, tabs and pop-up windows. I need at least the terminal command that refreshes one pop-up window. Is this ...
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How to open new pop-up firefox windows using terminal?

Here are listed some firefox commands, but not the one I'm looking for. Is this possible?
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How to setup Easystroke so that the strokes work outside of the Easystroke window?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have setup Easystroke to start Firefox with a simple mouse gesture, the only issue is the gesture will only work when I have Easystroke open and I do the gesture INSIDE the ...
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Firefox problem with dark themes: auto-complete items are illegible

It seems something changed in Firefox since the version 30 which makes auto-complete items illegible on dark themes with dark menus. There's no difference whether on Ambiance or Numix, for example. ...
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Cannot download Minecraft [duplicate]

Alright, now before I start I'm not the most tech savvy person out there so I dont know alot of terms and how to do things. I mean I know what a command, terminal, and argument is and all that but I ...
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How can I cache specific web pages for offline viewing?

I occassionally need to work offline by accident or design. I'd like to maintain a flexible list of web pages that I can cache for easy offline access. Notes: I'd like to simulate online browsing ...
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How to get rid of multiple duplicate menus in Firefox bookmarks library?

In my Firefox bookmarks in Ubuntu 14.04, every single folder in my library is duplicated, and I can't delete these duplicates. The duplicates are also linked, so if I change one, it changes the other. ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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How do I block ads in Firefox

I have seen this question, which has some detail on how to block ads in Chrome/Chromium? Is there anything I could use to block ads (and trackers as well) in Firefox?
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Firefox Questions

Are there any optimized builds and/or processor specific builds of Firefox, like Swiftfox: http://getswiftfox.com/ for Ubuntu ? I've been tweaking config like it's my job, just like I did on that ...
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How to make ubuntu 14.04 a kiosk [duplicate]

I have made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop and now want's to convert it into a kiosk with a full screen webbrowser. This was previously done in 10.04 and worked perfect, but due to ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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Webdriver not finding Firefox 21.0 installation on Ubuntu 1404 LTS

Been scratching my head for hours over this. Installed firefox 21 from a tar.gz file. Extracted and placed in /opt/firefox sysmlink I used: sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/fiefox / usr/bin/firefox whereis ...
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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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How can I fix my problems with fonts in Firefox?

Ever since I reinstalled Ubuntu a few hours ago, I've experienced major visual artifacts with smaller font sizes in Firefox. The fonts end up looking like this: Or even like this: This only ...
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How do I set startup/ home page to a desired website?

How do I set up the start up page to the desired website? Automatically goes to Google Search. Not sure how to adjust.
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...