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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Firefox scrollbars don't reflect Widget theme selection

[This question is similar to another one (for Ubuntu vs Lubuntu) where there was no real answer other than to look for other Firefox themes -- something that has not worked for me in the past. At any ...
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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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is there a deb package to install firefox ESR?

I would like to have firefox ESR version on my system but I would like to install it via apt-get. Is there a special package to install this? Download Link would be: http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/...
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firefox: some tool boxes with black background (unreadable)

In my ubuntu 14.04 machine, and only for one of the user accounts in that machine, firefox has begun to show all those right-click context menus, pop-up lists of suggestions, and the list of recent ...
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ssh-tunneled SOCKS proxy connection refusals on Firefox 47.0 / Kubuntu 16.04

I am having difficulty making connections to websites using Firefox over a tunneled SOCKS proxy. SOCKS4/SOCKS5 makes no difference. I set up the tunnel with ssh -D 1234 id@remotehost.example.com ...
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FireFTP Plugin in Firefox Stopped Working Suddenly

On my Mac, I load an Ubuntu VM 14.04 LTS via VirtualBox. Inside that, I load the Firefox browser and the FireFTP plugin. Without changing any settings on my Mac or Ubuntu, and after having a couple ...
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Firefox fails to start after upgrading

I was running Ubuntu 15.04. Knowing that the newest version is 16, I tried to upgrade today. In the update setting in Software Center I've chosen "Any new Ubuntu version". Then I run "sudo apt-get ...
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Uploading files online: external drives not visible ubuntu 16.04

First here's what I'm using. Ubuntu server 14.04. Ubuntu client 15.10 and 16.04 both recently updated. Mozilla Firefox as browser. I have a problem When uploading items online. When browsing files ...
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I can't update or remove java 10.67.2 plugin in firefox 47.0

When I click on (plugin) update now it is blocked and I am re-directed to the update now button to update Java. I updated Java to version 8 update 91. I followed the instructions about removing the ...
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Can you empty cached items from memory without needing to close Firefox?

I currently have Firefox set up so that a persistent cache is not stored after closing Firefox. I only have the memory cache enabled which it empties when Firefox is closed. Sometimes I need for ...
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HTML5 for Firefox 46.0.1 Ubuntu 12.04.5 Lts

I am a new user (ie. please be detailed). I have this version of Firefox : 46.0.1 installed and recently learned how to install Flash Player with great difficulty. Now I realize I cannot watch via ...
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Ubuntu doesn't display fonts properly on some sites like Facebook

I had the same issue on OpenSUSE. ms fonts is installed. Tried with the following 2 browsers: Firefox Chrome
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Juniper Network Connect not working on ubuntu 16.04

Previously, on Ubuntu 15.04, I had managed to follow this guide http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2275776 and get the Juniper Network Connect to work properly from Firefox and connect to my ...
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Firefox on Lubuntu opens half of its height on startup and then maximizes

Couldn't come up with something better for the title. But I'm trying to explain it better (and the GIF below explains it even better graphically). So, when I open Firefox on Lubuntu, no matter if ...
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Firefox crashes randomly

This happens 75% of the time whenever I open a page: Add-ons: ubufox%40ubuntu.com:3.2,%7B972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd%7D:47.0,firefox%40getpocket.com:1.0.2,loop%40mozilla.org:1.3.2,...
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How do I make firefox hello recognize my usb webcam?

I have a labtec usb webcam. It works well with cheese. It doesn't work with firefox hello. lsusb output Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2626 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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Sync list of custom words in spell checker

Is there a way to sync the list of custom words I added to the spell checking dictionary of firefox? I would like to sync this list to a different pc. It would be even better if I could sync this to ...
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Does Brave browser have ability to sync bookmarks like firefox login mechanism?

I am using Firefox for a long time. But it causes high CPU temperature. Sometimes even it raises to 150-200 %.But Brave causing less CPU usage. I would like to import all the bookmarks in Firefox to ...
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How to change Firefox drop-down menu color?

I've got the same problem as in that question: after the system update, Firefox drop-down menus became black. How can I change their color back to white? (I'm opening a new question because that ...
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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 ...
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file attachments (i.e. in mail) do not work after system update

I recently upgrate my kubuntu machine and currently I am using Linux version 3.13.0-88-generic (buildd@lgw01-16) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3) ) #135-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 8 21:...
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Install Firefox beta and stable together not sharing my firefox profile?

I don't know know the best way to do this I would like to have firefox beta and stable without sharing my profile, and have firefox beta in app menu on unity dash?
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Since update of Firefox v37 internet access is slow

Before the auto update to Firefox v37 occurred Firefox worked fine on my Ubuntu 14.04 system (ethernet connected to 20Gbps internet up 4Gbps down). My system is 8 core, 32GB ram, ubuntu 14.04 w/...
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Firefox 43.0.4 on Ubuntu 15.10 incredibly slow to load pages

Since a few days now, I think since the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure, because I've been away for a few weeks until Jan, 10th, Firefox is practically not usable any more. It takes forever ...
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Unable to open torrent sites in firefox on ubuntu

I am unable to open torrent websites using Ubuntu 14.04 but it working well in my Windows. I have a dual boot system and I'm new to Linux distros. While opening the message it shows the following ...
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I cannot watch streaming video with firefox 47.0 on 14.04

I am able to use Firefox to watch videos on some sites such as Youtube or Dailymotion (perhaps these are HTML5?) but I cannot watch video or listen to streaming audio on sites such as cnn.com, cbc.ca ...
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Firefox 47 not starting on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS64 bit Trusty

I am unable to run Firefox 47 with Xvfb on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64 bit Codename Trusty. I have installed this VM on Windows 7 host with vagrant and Virtualbox as provider. I have problem running google-...
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When using the same Firefox profile in Ubuntu and Windows, how can I keep settings consistent?

I access the same Firefox profile in Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8.1 (Windows fast startup disabled). I have the newest version of Firefox (26.0) on each system. Every time I launch Firefox in Ubuntu ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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YouTube won't work after the Ubuntu Upgrade to 15.10

So I upgraded to the beautiful Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and the only probem I found is that YT videos doesn't work anymore and it changes the new video interface with the old one to work somehow. ...
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How to re-install and activate fonts

I am using Ubunut 16.04 LTS. I have noticed that after each update of the system, firefox and chromium browsers not recognizing previously installed fonts ( windows and Mac fonts ). Is there any way ...
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Lubuntu - I can't play videos from YouTube using Firefox but in Chromium I can

I just switched OS from Windows 10 to Lubuntu 16.04 so I'm fairly a new user but not that hard to teach. Anyways, my problem is simply in the title... I know Google is my friend but I don't know what ...
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How do you cancel an installation of Chromium web browser in unbuntu?

I downloaded chrome from the preloaded firefox browser and deleted it to replace it with chromium web browser from the software center because chrome was from a third party. The Chromium installation ...
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How to prevent Firefox updates per app version (preferences outside of profile folder)?

Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 just updated to v 47, and it broke some of the stuff I was working on. That is however no biggie, I thought, because I can just download the previous version, and work with it, ...
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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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Can't login to or with Google in Firefox of Lubuntu: Redirect loop

I get locked into a redirect loop whenever I try to login to Google and also here at Stackexchange when I want to login with Google. I type in my email address, get the proper naming and add my ...
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Firefox can't display math in wikipedia.org

When I try to open a wikipedia page with equations I see just blank space in their place: Although I can see png and image files in other wiki pages. I checked permissions in Tool > Page Info and ...
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Disable partners key in url bar [duplicate]

How I can disable in Google client=ubuntu (in DDG t=canonical) in Firefox 47? See screenshot: UPD: That's all what i find about subj, >strings /usr/lib/firefox/libxul.so | grep "client=" -n ...
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What Flash version does my Firefox 42 on 15.10 run? 19.0.0.226 or 13.1.2

I use Firefox 42.0 on Ubuntu 15.10 and have only browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash that provides the Adobe Flashplayer Plugin installed. $ dpkg -l | grep flash ii browser-plugin-freshplayer-...
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Firefox fails to start on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to start Firefox. Whenever I click on the icon the mouse pointer just changed the state to indicate its busy and the after 2 seconds it would change back to a pointer. I ran the 'firefox'...
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YouTube annotations not working on Firefox 33.0 (Kubuntu 14.10)

After updating my Kubuntu to 14.10, I can not see the video annotations on YouTube videos. I tried to turn off Flash Player, but the annotations does not work neither in the HTML5 player. Any ideas? ...
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Keep minimized windows minimized when restarting an app (Firefox)

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and I usually have multiple Firefox windows open, some of which I keep minimized for later use. When I close Firefox and start it again, those minimized windows are ...
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Firefox Linux problem

Firefox – Linux – Kubuntu Problem All mouse over text boxes are black. This occurs on all menu bar, bookmark tool bar, status bar and history icons and bookmarks. This started a few weeks ago. No ...
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Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox

Currently, in about:support (Firefox 30) the "Graphics" section states the following: Now, I know that Firefox has (for whatever reason) disabled the hardware accelerated features for Linux users. ...
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How to dispatch clicked URLs to specific browser based on domain (as OSX Choosy does)

I am trying to replicate the functionality of Choosy (https://www.choosyosx.com/) under Ubuntu 16.04. In particular, I want to have it set up so that when I click in a non-browser application on a ...
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Firefox opens external PHP links as files in new tabs in lubuntu

In a fresh install of Lubuntu Firefox refuses to handle javascript constructed external calls with the PHP extension as part of a natural HTML page as most browsers do. Instead it attempts to open it ...
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How to force Firefox to open downloads with new default file manager (Nemo)?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. Then I installed Nemo and configured it to be my new default file manager. Most things works great, except for the browser Firefox. If I download a file and click in ...
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How might I run web browsers from separate spaces (sandboxing)?

Situation: In web development I need to be logged into an application as an administrator, normal user, unauthenticated user etc. I'd like to have a set up where each browser window is unaware of the ...
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16.04 image tearing and lagging

On ubuntu 16.04 when I watch movies in Kodi if I press the volume up/down hotkey I see little stutter in movie (cca les than a sec). And also if vlc is open and ff in background with YT I see image ...
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Firefox updated preferences & addons without asking?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 46.0.1. FF (Firefox) was completely closed. Then I opened it and suddenly: Several (about 5) tabs were automatically opened which were related to my addons. The ...