Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Gecko-based web browser. It is the current default for the Ubuntu desktop.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

1
vote
1answer
229 views

Ubuntu Problems with Firefox 44 and Firefox 45

I am a user of Ubuntu 12.04 x64 almost since its release and i can say that i am very satisfied with it. But recently i ran into two problems both concerning Firefox which is my main browser. When ...
2
votes
0answers
62 views

Websites not loading in Ubuntu in both chrome and firefox

I am running ubuntu 14.04 and i am using a DSL Connection.From last few days i am having problem in loading some websites like ubuntuforums, hackerrank, mdn etc. I have tried alsmost all solutions ...
3
votes
1answer
336 views

Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
1
vote
0answers
685 views

Citrix receiver problem on Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and the Citrix receiver v. 13.3 for Linux following the instructions on the Ubuntu Wiki, but it doesn't work. I am running Ubuntu 64 bit and have enabled i386 multiarch, ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Kubuntu: Firefox and Thunderbird display generic icon for launcher

My system was installed with a Kubuntu 14.10, upgraded to 15.04 and now it's a 15.10. Both firefox and thunderbird have launchers in my 'task manager'. For both applications, I get the same generic ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
17
votes
4answers
10k views

Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox without keyconfig extension

How do I disable the Ctrl + Q shortcut in Firefox without using the keyconfig extension?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I watch Netflix on 16.04 with either Chromium or FireFox? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop and want to watch Netflix on it. However, when I click on a show, it redirects me to their systems requirement page: "Netflix system requirements for HTML5 Player ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Laggy Youtube performance

Youtube works fine in Windows, but in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 video is very not smooth. Framerate drops, the lag is very visible when things move on the screen. both Firefox and Chromium have this issue, ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to setup Belgian eID Ubuntu 14.04

I want to use my Belgian EID to login to government websites online. How do I set this up in Google Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks!
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Programs to combine bookmarks?

I've recently been having some issues with xmarks and found that it hasn't been syncing my chromium and firefox bookmarks correctly. Is there a way to combine the two bookmark HTML files? Preferably ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Is there any way to prevent application from changing volume level of my microphone?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu(15.10), it's my first experience with GNU/Linux and so far it was flawless except for one thing: During facebook calls(it's based on Skype afaik, but it ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Youtube controls missing

I'm running 14.04 I've noticed recently the control buttons are missing from all Youtube videos I try to view. I can still click on and use the controls (play, full screen, etc.) but they are all ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

How can I access files downloaded from firefox on ubuntu touch in convergence mode

Issue occurred on my BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition with the latest update applied as of Monday 22nd of April 16. When I download a file in firefox in convergence mode firefox can see that it's in the ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Pressing backspace doesn't open previous page in Firefox

In Windows when I press the backspace key it goes to the page I surfed before, why doesn't it work in Ubuntu 10.04? How to make it work?
0
votes
0answers
27 views

PHP on the browser just asks to open or download [duplicate]

I got a Php file and i am trying to open it with Firefox, but that does not happen what info should i provide? what i see is that it wants to download the file and not see it. I have Apache 2 and Php ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

OS is not booting and running properly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Ubuntu-MATE desktop environment.Since the last kernel update I am getting error after GRUB Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. Press F to attempt to ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

firefox / html5 video /wifi

Got the strangest experience. Firefox on Ubuntu (14.04) does not play html5 video (eg YouTube) it plays a few frames and then stops. When I disable my wifi adapter (button or software disable does ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How do I remove update packages from Ubuntu update center?

After removing firefox, the ubuntu update service(daily update check) keeps asking me to install/upgrade different packages for firefox even though firefox isn't there. How can I get it removed(for ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Shockwave Flash 17.0 for Linux

When I first installed Ubuntu more then year ago, I also installed Shockwave Flash plugin and its automatic updater. Then I learned (as many newbies did) that Adobe does not updating it after version ...
105
votes
8answers
70k views

How do I install the Firefox Developer Edition?

Mozilla released the Firefox Developer Edition! How do I install it on Ubuntu? Source: Mozilla Releases 'Firefox Developer Edition' for Windows, Mac and Linux - OMG! Ubuntu!
8
votes
1answer
643 views

Ubuntu Touch: no onscreen keyboard in Firefox?

How can I open an on-screen keyboard in Firefox on Ubuntu Touch (bq M10, OTA10.1)? I've tried in both tablet and desktop mode, and no keyboard pops up. I tried some other things, such as dragging from ...
1
vote
0answers
206 views

bq M10: keyboard problems with Firefox

On the bq Aquaris M10, with Ubuntu Touch OTA10.1, I frequently encounter problems with Firefox. In particular, keyboard input from a Bluetooth keyboard randomly doesn't work anymore until I close and ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How to make the browser pop to the front when clicking on links from another app?

For example, when I click on a link on thunderbird, the link is opened in a new tab in chrome, which is great BUT, chrome stays in the background :( Same with FF when it was the default browser. ...
2
votes
1answer
782 views

How do I run Firefox OS as a standalone application?

I got the add-on for the Firefox OS simulator, and it works great! It even keeps functioning after Firefox is closed, so I can save processing power for other things. I'd like to run it as a ...
0
votes
0answers
624 views

distorted images, flash not loading properly, and chrome crashing on start

Yesterday I noticed several strange things happening. I noticed flash crash on BBC iplayer - I could not get it to start properly even after re-installing - it will load, but when you press play it ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Xubuntu opens a new firefox instance on extern link

I set up Firefox Developer Edition on Xubuntu and switched the Preferred Applications entry to /opt/firefox/firefox "%s" (the installation directory.) Now, whenever I click on a link outside of ...
2
votes
4answers
7k views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How do I get Flash updated for 15.04 (Vivid)? [duplicate]

I'm running 15.04, and I generally use Firefox for most stuff. Since February, Firefox has deprecated Flash with extreme prejudice: Flash Player Plugin on Linux 11.2.202.554 to 11.2.202.559 ...
-1
votes
1answer
600 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Where do I find Firefox NoScript .xpi on my system?

Ubuntu 14.04 32bit, Firefox 45.0.1 I have checked the following folders: /usr/lib/firefox-addons/extensions /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins ~/.mozilla/firefox ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Firefox: Wikipedia MathML equations have too much space above and below

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and i migrated my Firefox User profile. I have set my Wikipedia profile under Preferences > Appearance to show Math with MathML. Under Windows I didn't ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Does apparmor in enforce mode still logs?

I'm using apparmor with Firefox (enforce). I know that leaving in complain mode, apparmor will log what a certain program is doing. But I would like to know if it's possible to turn the "enforce" ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

firefox's profile is inaccessible after system reinstallation

I reinstalled the system on the same partition, (home is on a different device) the version is the 14.04 LTS, unfortunately the Firefox profile is not loaded. How I can fix it?
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Save battery by setting apps in inactive workspaces into a state like minimized

I'm interested if it's possible to make GUI applications on inactive workspaces (Unity) to behave like minimized GUI applications (is it the idle state?) in order to save battery life. What I mean ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Firefox plays videos without sound

After I installed Amarok (which I have uninstalled since then), Firefox doesn't produce sounds when I try to stream some websites, for instance these ones: ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Firefox Gstreamer vaapi

I have a laptop with not much CPU power, so I want that Firefox and Gstreamer (and maybe Rhythmbox) uses the VAAPI on my Ubuntu 15.10. vainfo gives me already the following output, so the vaapi driver ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Trouble outputing audio CHROME/FIREFOX

I am having trouble using the headphone jack on Ubuntu 15.10 in a iMac. I have sound output coming from the OS and from the test inside sound control panel, but not from browsers and some apps. I can ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Unable to run webex on ubuntu 14.04 64bit with firefox 38

Hopefully someone out there has sorted out this issue. I am unable to run webex on the following conditions: My OS: Ubuntu 14.04 - 64 bit My Firefox version: Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 ...
5
votes
1answer
64 views

Keep Firefox as default browser but open youtube links in Chrome

Is there a possibility to open Youtube/Twitch/... - Links in Chrome instead of my default browser (Firefox)? The reason is, that all browsers are very slow on my (fresh) installation of 15.10 but ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

How do I recover from Firefox safe mode overwritting my preferences?

My computer has a hardware fault and crashes frequently (but not often enough for me to replace it). Firefox did not like the crashes and offered me to start in safe mode. Somehow, even after restart, ...
16
votes
1answer
15k views

Firefox not affected by gtk theme

How can I make firefox use Adwaita theme like all other apps do? Good: Bad: Preferably also make web pages darker as well.
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Something resets my FireFox PAC file setting

I'm trying to set up proxy autoconfiguration in my FireFox 45.0 under Kubuntu 15.10. I'm specifying a path to PAC file in FF's Preferences\Advanced\Settings\"Automatic proxy configuration URL". It ...
4
votes
2answers
70 views

Is it possible to notify with NotifyOSD when a specified process terminates?

I must admit being a heavy Firefox user, so when i terminate FF, i always have to check with the system monitor if it's process is really terminated before shutting down Ubuntu. Otherwise i will get a ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How to auto open web browser on network connect

Sometimes when I come across certain networks i.e. (school, work etc.) that need me to open my web browser to authenticate. Does anyone know how I can make it so when I connect to a specific SSID ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Firefox 45.0.1 doesn't play videos when run as a different user on ubuntu 15.10

If something similar has already been posted somewhere: sorry about that; I am noobish... I have a newly installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm trying to run firefox as a different user (lets call this user ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Only Google sites loading in Firefox browser

When I open my browser (Firefox) under Ubuntu 12.04, I can only open Google sites like Gmail and Google search page. But when I click on a link after I type a search word, the page will not load.
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Increase size of form input UI on HDPI screens in Firefox

I have a 4k screen on my laptop. Gnome does quite a good job of scaling things up and firefox generally seems to be using a 2px = 1px rule for its display which is fine. Except on the form controls: ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Firefox opens downloaded files with default app for Gnome instead of KDE which I am running

I am running Kubuntu 15.10 with KDE Plasma5. While I am running Firefox and open a file downloaded from there, it opens using the default application set in Gnome and not the ones configured for ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

chrome, safari freezing system on ubuntu 14.04.4 64 bit

I have moved back to a dualboot again after a year without Ubuntu, could not live without it! Only problem I have now, when i installed, chromium, chrome or even safari, after I watched a video in ...