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How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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Receipt printer doen't cut paper in Firefox when print.always_print_silent is true

I am using Firefox in Ubuntu to print to a receipt printer. To stop the print dialogue box appearing I set print.always_print_silent to True in about:config. However, when this option is set the ...
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Unwanted startup page on Firefox keeps on coming back

I recently watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5La0XhLIaY And now every time I open my browser, it is one of my startup pages (although not replacing any of the existing), I have ...
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Bangla font problem in blogger.com?

Could please anyone confirm me that the bangla fonts in any blogger site render correctly or incorrectly in their Ubuntu 14.04? Bangla fonts appear correctly in facebook.com and techtunes.com.bd ...
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How to fix/diagnose this problem: outlook.com does not load in Linux (all browsers)?

Same machine. If boot with Windows 7, outlook.com loads, any browser, I use Firefox most of the time. If boot with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), outlook.com does not load, blank page, no error ...
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How to fix: “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.”?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I used to login to a website (chess.com) but since a few days ago I get this message: The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset ...
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weird malware has infected firefox and chromium

This is so much annoying. I've never experienced it since I'm using linux. This weird adware is pupping up every time I open a .com website and shows ad or redirects the page. In chromium, I'm not ...
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Unresponsive Script window pops up all the time now. Why and what to do?

I don't know that it's for the exact same script each time, it may be. A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to ...
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High CPU by Firefox

For some days, Firefox has been consuming high CPU percentage while simply loading pages. It drops down otherwise. It often crosses 100% and even goes beyond upto 150% sometimes(!). I ran Firefox in ...
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How to enable Moonlight/Silverlight 5 on firefox?

I have installed moonlight from this post here: http://askubuntu.com/a/327862/188878 the problem is, the application/website I am trying to use "requires" silverlight 5. is there anyway to trick the ...
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How to install the Java plugin for Firefox?

I am trying to install Java and plugins for Firefox. I installed both the JDK and JRE. When I try with the sudo update-alternatives --config java command it shows only one choice available. Plugins ...
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Firefox 39.0: Searchbox won't disappear

Under Ubuntu the searchbox (insite-search) won't disappear. I've been told it does under windows. Is there a workaround?
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Get Firefox to reopen same file on disk (for testing)

I am writing documentation using Pandoc, with a view to having it be viewed in HTML eventually on my web site. During development I want to test how the results look locally, so I have a build command ...
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HTML5 as default for video in Firefox (and banishing flash!)

New install of Ubuntu 15.04 (on an otherwise fully functioning dell XPS 13 9343). I've been having difficulty getting HTML5 video to play on Firefox. My test case is Plex and Youtube, both of which ...
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How to get the AskUbuntu chat ping noise and alert on Ubuntu Gnome

Since I have changed to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, from Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, I have noticed that although I am able to activate desktop notifications for some sites and ...
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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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How do I fix Flash issues?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash in Ubuntu, what are my options?
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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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Some webpages doesn't load properly in any linux distro

Recently I can't use Facebook, Youtube and some other webpages in any Linux distro that I install on my Thinkpad T420. I've been using Xubuntu for about one year and it happened about three weeks ...
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Firefox will not open with Open VSwitch Installed

I am following along with the Xen installation files from Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen When I try to set up Open VSwitch, I noticed I permanently lose the ability to open Firefox ...
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Youtube/Downloading files eats all my bandwidth in Chrome

I'm using Chrome on Ubuntu 15.04 it works fine. Only problem is that when a download is in progress or i'm watching a video it eats all my bandwidth so I cannot open any other website until download ...
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Firefox not kept up to date

I am amazed this never happened for so long but I noticed that Firefox is no longer being upgraded on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so I am stuck on version 36. Apparently somehow linked to the flash player ...
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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove Firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the Epiphany browser. How can I do this? I want to remove Firefox because I want to use Google Chrome as my default ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu does not load

I have just installed Ubuntu. Everything seems fine, BUT Firefox will only load Google, Bing and Gmail. All other web pages stall; just keeps loading without getting anywhere. This is hopeless because ...
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Firefox - “open with” does not open the application and opens the /tmp folder

I have ubuntu 15.04 and firefox 39.0. When I click on a link, e.g. to download a PDF file, firefox asks to download or open with the default system application, if I choose open with [application] the ...
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i can not watch youtube full screen videos on the monitor

I have just got a new monitor to connect it to the laptop. I have opened Firefox in both screens. When i make full screen mode on the monitor and want to surf the web on the laptop at the same time, ...
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Restore window in firefox 39?

I killed Firefox and restarted it. It opened a new window. I usually want my 100s of tabs back so I open File > Recently Closed windows. But Firefox 39 has no menu bar. How do I access this ...
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“Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable” warning

Good evening! Today, I turned off my computer without any problems and went out. When I came back and tried to surf the net, I saw that my firefox started giving me this problem: "Shockwave Flash is ...
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How to stop firefox from downloading files in public computer to its Home/Download folder?

I work in IT-department and we have a situation. We have public computers installed in city library and they are using Ubuntu 12 kind off kiosk operating system. People are opening and downloading ...
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Buggy full screen mode since Flash 18.0.0.204

I use Flash Pepper with Firefox via Fresh Player. The following setup allows me to watch YouTube videos in full screen mode: Kubuntu vivid with all the latest updates Firefox 39.0 Flash 18.0.0.194 ...
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Youtube videos on firefox not playing properly

I've reinstalled Ubuntu multiple times because Youtube videos haven't been playing properly. I thought maybe reinstalling Ubuntu might help but apparently it hasn't. During video playback, the video ...
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Flash does not work on Firefox in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 but Flash isn't working correctly with Firefox 28.0. Viewing videos in YouTube, using the Spotify web client and yes.fm all do no work. I can see that the addon is ...
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Google Maps using WebGL in Firefox crashes Ubuntu

My system configuration (Hp pavilion 15 - p238nd): processor: Intel i5-5200U graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M Window manager: XMonad Description of problem: ...
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I-frame run on https://localhost won't display https website contents

I created a page with an iframe which runs on localhost and configured it to run on http://localhost as well as https://localhost. When I put a http website address in the html code of the page in the ...
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Unity web player is responding late when using with pipelight

I am trying to run unity web player in firefox. I came to know about the Pipelight plugin for firefox. The problem is I am able to install and enable pipelight. While loading any unity application ...
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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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I have installed flash player but it's not working

I have install flash player for my firefox but it show me error To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
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Vertical lines appear in my screen on 12.04

Vertical lines started appearing in my screen on 12.04 all of a sudden. Dell Inspiron 6GB machine. This behavior is seen on the latest versions of Chrome/FireFox browsers.What should I do to resolve ...
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Java is not working in any browser

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 , and I've used the 12th edition and 13th and it was always the same problem for me, java is NOT working on any of my browser : all applets aren't functional, I can't login to ...
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Flash player on Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 goes to fullscreen once

I've always had this problem with Firefox, but I have finally decided to fix it. I have flash player 11.2.202.491 on Firefox 39.0 and Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome. When I go to play a video stream like JW ...
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Unity Web Player - Linux (still not working ) [closed]

First of all, I want to apologize for my bad english ... I have problems with installing "unity web player" on Linux Mint. I used Windows all the time until now and so Linux is completely new for me. ...
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How to set Chrome as default browser for Java installation

When going into the Java Control Panel by executing the following command in Terminal: ControlPanel And going to the Advanced tab, I see that at the bottom it says: But I have set my default ...
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Adobe Flash Plugin is vulnerable/outdated in 14.04 but there is no update in Firefox

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I open a site which requires flash plugin (e.g. Youtube), Firefox says This plugin is vulnerable and should be updated. However if I click Check for updates... ...
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Create desktop apps using Firefox possible?

In Chromium you can go to File > "Create application shortcuts"... This then allows you to add a "webapp" type shortcut to your launcher. Is this possible through Firefox with the same type of ease? ...
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unable to install webapps from firefox in 14.10

I've upgraded to 14.10 and I'm not able to install webapps from Firefox. For example, when I'm on Twitter I've the popup asking me if I want to install it but if I select "install" it does nothing. ...
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How to make Firefox run Adobe Flash even when it's outdated?

I use http://onlineclock.net/ in order to wake up in the mornings. It is absolutely vital to me that this site work correctly. My phone alarm simply does not wake me up. If this site does not work ...
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kubuntu 15.04 lagging problem along with more power consumption

I have installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my dell inspiron 5520 (64 bit) . But when every time I open facebook in Firefox or Chromium after some time my laptop is not responding for 20 to 24 minutes.Also ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 Firefox crashes

Last week as usual I updated using software updater, ever since then Firefox has been crashing every few minutes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and still get the same issue. error Add-ons: ...
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Fix needed - Firefox nolonger starts from launcher icon. Does start from terminal

I've rebooted. I've updated all software. I've uninstalled and reinstalled firefox. The only weird things I've done have been to attempt to perform backups (which failed a couple of times before I ...