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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Video quality on Youtube (Firefox) is limited to 360p

I'm finding that the video quality setting on Youtube videos only has the options "Auto" and "360p". My browser is Firefox 37.0.1 and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit, and my motherboard chip-set is ...
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Launch firefox in fullscreen mode on startup [duplicate]

I've created the "firefox.desktop" file at ~/.config/autostart to launch the firefox like other startup applications. I'd like it to be launched in full screen (for now, I have to press F11 manually ...
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Lost firefox tabs due to crash

I use the Save Session version 1.3.1.6.1 plugin in firefox to save my current sessions. I had kept 3 windows full of tabs for all almost a year when yesterday my firefox crashed. Now I can't find any ...
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Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox without keyconfig extension

How do I disable the Ctrl + Q shortcut in Firefox without using the keyconfig extension?
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Firefox is always going to java site for updated version

I had clicked on "always perform the task" and now Firefox is directing to Java site whenever I am trying to download in keepvid. What should I do?
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How to make Firefox stop suggesting if I meant to go a website when I search

I search using the URL address bar in Firefox however when I search a phrase or whatever a popup always comes up asking " Did you mean to go to example? ". It's quite annoying and was wondering if it ...
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How do I get WatchESPN to work?

I've tried Chromium, Chrome, and Firefox. I've tried various flash players (including Adobe Flash). I'm logged in through my cable provide. Still, no dice. I see some very old posts about ...
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How to install Microsoft Silverlight on Mozilla Firefox browser in an easiest and reliable way that runs on ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit operating system?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS on my system. I am using Mozilla Firefox 37.0(**Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0)** and Google Chrome(Version 41.0.2272.118 (64-bit)) browsers on my ...
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How to set a custom page to replace the default Firefox New Tab page

I am using Firefox 40, and I don't really like the New Tab page, so I would really like to set it to the DuckDuckGo homepage, how can this be achieved so that when I click the New Tab button I get the ...
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How do I set up a local SOCKS proxy that tunnels traffic through SSH?

Assume I have access to an SSH server that supports tunneling, and I am on a PC that is running *ubuntu, how do I set up a local SOCKS proxy that tunnels the traffic through that SSH server before ...
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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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Firefox Browser has Safer Browser Home Page…cannot change…why? How?

I have used FF for many years. All of a sudden when installing it with Ubuntu Software Center, it comes with a home page: ...
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How to install Firefox addon from command line in scripts?

I want to improve my unattended script adding some Firefox addon, however I cant find the way, Can someone help to find out how to? Example: (Want to install adblockPlus plugin and set a new ...
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Installing a firefox extension via terminal?

Is this possible? Ideally, I'm trying to make script which will take files (my extension backup files) and replace or install them into other user's computer, with all settings saved. Is this ...
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Cannot download files with firefox 43

I have two User accounts on my machine, user1 and user2. In user1 account, Firefox downloads fail: if I click on a link to a something like a zip file, or choose 'Save link as...', no dialog window ...
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Firefox does not start; could not create accelerators directory

firefox command throws this error: Could not create gnome accelerators directory `/home/username/.gnome2/accels': Permission denied. It works with sudo prepended. Should I change the ...
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Buttons not working in firefox and pulseaudio: strange behaviour

Something very strange happened to me. Some buttons of firefox were very slow to respond or not responding at all, like the button displaying the list of bookmarks. I could not understand the reason: ...
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How to activate Shumway in Firefox?

Because Adobe Flash is so insecure I want to install Shumway as an alternative as I currently have nothing installed so am having to do with the built-in HTML5 players on the sites which have them, ...
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Firefox menu is missing

I have just installed Ubuntu 12 and started up Firefox so I could configure it. But there doesn't seem to be any way to access preferences. No menu bar appears at the top. right-clicking (in ...
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Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections

The last few days, firefox 43.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 is giving me the error " The proxy server is refusing connections. Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections." but ...
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How to install previous Firefox version?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I use the Perapera Chinese add-on for Firefox. It worked up to version 39, but now in version 40 it just stopped working. So I tried to downgrade to version 39 following ...
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Logging in to Facebook with GNU Icecat

I don't know if this is the right place, but: I've installed GNU Icecat, but whenever I try to log in to Facebook it tells me I have to enable cookies. I have enabled cookies (and third party cookies) ...
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Update Firefox in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

first of all I am Karthik and I am new to Linux. I heared about Ubuntu and I switched to it from Windows 10. I liked the style and efficiency of Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 12.10.... I need to know more ...
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Can't open Firefox after upgrade to 13.04

I just upgraded my 12.10 to 13.04 with "great" difficulty, but a few issues persist. Firefox refuse even to open when I click the icon. I had to tweak a bit to complete the 13.04 upgrade, so it may ...
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Can I use Chrome's Pepper Flash with Firefox?

As Adobe no longer supports Flash on Linux (see "NOTICE" below), is there a way to use Chrome's Pepper Flash plugin with Firefox? NOTICE! Flash no longer is supported for Linux EXCEPT as part of ...
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Where can I download Firefox Unbranded?

Well, I just updated Firefox on Ubuntu 14 to v43 doing sudo apt-get update, and my old extensions stopped working as they are not signed. Mozilla has apparently stated that: ...
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How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox?

I want to install the latest Firefox on my Ubuntu (64bit) box. What is the best way to do this? Is there a specific update site or should I download the binaries manually? If doing manually, in which ...
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Firefox update broke LastPass

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Yesterday evening, the software updater upgraded Firefox to version 43.0. My LastPass add-on was disabled and I keep getting the message that "LastPass will be installed ...
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How to make Firefox download to Downloads folder even when “Open with xxx” is selected?

I have recently noticed that when downloading something with Firefox, if I select the option "Open with xxx" instead of just the "Save file" option, the file is then downloaded to /tmp and opened with ...
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How to integrate KeyPass2 and Firefox using Keefox/PassIFox in Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04

I have already Installed KeePass2 and also installed both Add-ons Keefox, PassIFox. But I don't know how to integrate it. Pls help me with the instructions.
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Can't remove redirect malware on firefox

I researched and found: mypageresults.com is tabbed as a redirect virus that always slips into computer without user's approval. I can't remove it.I deleted all files of firefox.I removed firefox ...
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Weird Firefox behavior, treating clicked links as if they were grabbed images

Lately in Firefox on 15.04 (fully updated), I've been noting a really irritating behavior. I do a Google search for something (for example; the bug isn't limited to Google results) and then click on a ...
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How do I install the 64bit version of Firefox without losing any of my data? [duplicate]

Firefox 43 comes with a 64bit version. But the one delivered with Ubuntu is 32bit. Download Firefox link but in this link there is an option to download 64bit version but its in tar.gz format. Does ...
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Firefox deleting my files on guest account? [duplicate]

I don't know anything about Ubuntu or Mozilla Firefox but I was using a friends computer to upload some photos to social media. The whole computer then froze and became unresponsive. He had to reboot ...
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Tab Sound/Mute indicator not showing in Firefox 42

Basically the title. The new feature in Firefox 42 where you can mute the tab from a little icon isn't showing. While in the tab I can hit control-m to supposedly mute it, but this does nothing other ...
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System space decreases by after installing Cinnamon [closed]

I installed Cinnamon 2.6 on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today and I noticed something very strange. The space in my Ubuntu partition started filling up without any plausible reason whatsoever. I did not ...
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wireless usb adaptor problems (system hangs)

I am trying to use an asus usb-ac51 wireless adaptor to get internet on my desktop pc running Ubuntu 15.10. I installed the driver for linux that was provided with the accompanying CD for the usb ...
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Google Chrome using on Ubuntu 15.10 cause random black screen with logout

At work I daily use an HP Compaq Elite 8300 (Intel i7), with Ubuntu Desktop, Eclipse and Netbeans for develop linux embedded software, Java EE application and HTML/Javascript solution, and as browser ...
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Touchpad broken, firefox crashes, no space in /boot and antivirus [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 for several days on a Toshiba satellite 600 series. It was designed for windows 7. It might be a little bit damaged by a lightning strike in May 2015. The issue is ...
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Chrome and Firefox not playing audio but system does

Last weekish my Chrome, Chromium and Firefox stopped playing any audio, wether it be from an <audio>, <video> or flash player. System tests play audio fine. I am suspecting Chrome and ...
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Does ubuntu 14.04 still have desktop web app integration?

I remember a while back I could integrate web apps into ubuntu. This doesn't seem possible anymore. Chrome or firefox do not prompt me anymore (perhaps I said no to this prompt once?) and I can't ...
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What causes most files to open in Wireshark from Firefox?

Recently I've noticed most files open in Wireshark, which naturally says there's an error. For example, I download a pdf, click it from the download button dropdown, and it opens immediatly in ...
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How to play a midi file in Firefox?

I would like to play midi files in Firefox. For example, I'd like to click on the files on this Wikipedia page and have them play in the browser and not have to download them and use a separate ...
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Frecuent freezing runing Ubuntu 14.04 with dimmed screen

i am running Firefox and machine get freeze very often and dimmed screen. after some seconds it comes back, around 1 munute later starts cycle again. Ubuntu 14.04 Firefox apache2 in bg thank you and ...
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Thunderbird 38.3.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 - Cannot connect to gmail server

Linux LCP22 laptop, 64bit Ubuntu 15.04. Thunderbird 38.3 & Firefox 42.0 I am new to Ubuntu & command terminal use. My problem seemed to start around 20 Oct. Initially is seemed the problem ...
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Pencil export page as PNG does not work

I was trying to use the latest Pencil (version 2.0.3) in Ubuntu 12.04, but the PNG exporting does not work, with Pencil working both inside and outside Firefox (which is 19.0.2). The export page as ...
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Cant hear duolingo

On my desktop, I have headphones. Sites like facebook, and youtube play just fine, meaning audio works. I started duolingo on my laptop at home, with Ubuntu also. Where on my laptop it works fine. ...
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Updating or uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox on Linux

I am trying to upgrade Firefox on Linux, and it is not working. I thought about uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but I don't have a clue about how to do that. Can anyone help me?
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Changed properties of application by accident what is default: FireFox

I was trying to create a custom shortcut so that I could use multiple profiles with FireFox, however when I created the "link" it was a symbolic link so I edited what I thought was a "shortcut" but ...
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Wget giving 403 error

I am trying to download a mp4 file from www.dayt.se. I used Inspect Element feature of Chrome to get the url of the video file. I can download the file with that URL on Chrome. But I get the 403 ...