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 becomes default browser after upgrade. Cannot revert to Google Chrome

Upgraded my notebook to Natty Beta 1 two days ago. All seems to be in order except for a very annoying little thing. I used to have Google Chrome as my default browser, and after the upgrade, this ...
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How can I use Cisco WebEx in Firefox on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04?

I would like to view screen shares and share my screen via WebEx. I have Firefox installed on Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). I can join a meeting, but when I try to share my screen or see others' screens, ...
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Opening a file opens the folder the file is in, not the file itself

Whenever I try to open a file (such as an .odt, or .doc) from say, the Dash or the Firefox Downloads, Ubuntu 11.10 opens Nautilus to the the folder where the file is, rather than just going to the ...
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Autostart program whenever a file is added to a folder

I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop for a few weeks now. I have been working on customizing the OS and such quite a bit, as well as installing everything that I need for daily usage. One thing I did ...
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Ubuntu Studio 12.0.4 & Mozilla Firefox Input Text Glitch [closed]

I am experiencing a serious issue with the "Dark Theme" functionality in Ubuntu Studio 12.0.4 (Low Latency) & Mozilla Firefox 17.0.1. The Google Search Engine Field input text is rendering "Light ...
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ctrl + a doesn't work in browsers

The combination for select all (Ctrl+A) doesn't work in a browser (either if we speak about firefox or chromium). It doesn't work if I try to clik in to the adress bar nor if I try to use it to select ...
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Can uGet downloader be used as downloader for Firefox without Flashgot?

I use Flashgot and know what it can do, but it seems that at least for the moment there's a problem with the way it works with uGet in recognizing the names of videos (see a comment under here). I ...
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I can't find the file 'transmission' on my computer with the search function

I went to download a torrent today and Firefox asked me to choose an application to do so (although the bit torrent files normally go to transmission per the permissions I've set in Firefox). I go to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting suddenly

I've had Ubuntu 14(Trusty, then Unicorn) since not long after it came out, and I have enjoyed the system without any real significant problems.....until not much earlier today, that is. It started ...
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Searching text on google in LibreOffice (from context menu or otherwise)?

Is it possible to search a text in google or other search engine in Firefox from context menu in LibreOffice? Translating texts I need to go to the internet to look up the words and see context etc. ...
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What is an “integration script” and why would I want one?

When I navigate to Launchpad in Firefox, a pop-up appears: I think, despite its failure to form a coherent question, it's trying to ask me if I want to install an "integration script" called ...
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How to remove Firefox from update manager?

I uninstalled Firefox some days ago, because I use another browser. It appeared yesterday as an important security update. I can uncheck every package associated with it, and install the remaining ...
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Is running Latest Firefox on older versions of Ubuntu possible?

Is running Latest Firefox (ver. 16) on Ubuntu 8.04 possible? If so, what do I need to do to accomplish this? (If I can keep that latest support Firefox 3.6.17 alongside the latest Firefox 16, that's ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and Rekong don't know how to open downloaded files

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1. Both Rekong and Firefox don't know how to "Open Containing Folder" for downloaded items. They also don't know how open the item itself. (I'll give the specific ...
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How can I join a Skype Public chat via links?

In Windows, I can join a Skype Public chat by pasting a Skype chat link into a web browser's address bar (or clicking a link which contains that URI), but it doesn't work in my Ubuntu 10.04 using ...
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Diagnosing persistent Flash streaming failure for DRM content

I'm trying to implement the fixes from Adobe (as mentioned in this other question) but I'm having no success. I'm running 64-bit 12.04. When I try the Flash test as described on this Adobe guide: ...
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Firefox won't integrate with unity launcher

After a recent firefox upgrade, the integration with the unity launcher went pear-shaped. Clicking on the Firefox icon does not move focus to the running firefox, but starts another firefox instance / ...
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Web browser downloads only open target folders - cannot open files

After installing xubuntu packages in order to check xfce, I reverted back to gnome2. During the first login, I noticed that thunar was now selected as the default file manager. Preferred applications ...
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How do I install Firefox 3.6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Firefox 3.6 and 4.0 in parallel? I need to install Firefox 3.6 for plugin compatibility on Ubuntu 11, how do I install Firefox 3.6 so that it replaces the ...
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Gmail offline on Firefox 4.0.1: “Offline Mail is not supported by your browser”

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and its default browser Firefox 4.0.1. A pretty standard configuration, so I am surprised that Gmail offline cannot be configured and tells me: Offline Mail is not ...
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How can I get Firefox to use Dolphin instead of Nautilus?

I am using dolphin as my file manager and when I download something via firefox, I right click the download dialog and choose "open folder", I always get nautilus. Why doesn't firefox open the ...
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the output when I start firefox from Terminal

I was curious and wanted to see if I could start Firefox using Terminal. So I typed firefox in Terminal, and it displayed the message below (process:5199): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: ...
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How can I modify Firefox safe-mode to allow one extension to function?

When you enter: firefox -safe-mode it restarts Firefox in "Safe Mode" with the whole add on/extensions or settings disabled. See Safe Mode I would like to have a particular extension, ProCon ...
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Installing Moonlight? Extracting .crx files?

I am trying to install moonlight on my 13.04 64-bit ubuntu system. I am using chromium as my main browser and firefox as backup. I read that to install the moonlight downloaded .crx file in chromium, ...
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How to create my own webapp unity integration?

I'm trying to create some webapps to use with Firefox. I got an tutorial from Canonical (http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/app-developer-cookbook/unity/integrating-tumblr-to-your-desktop/) and I ...
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What is the 64-bit Firefox Beta PPA?

I recently discovered that my computer is 64-bit. I have backed up my Home folder, and reinstalled Ubuntu. The reinstall wasn't nearly as painful as I thought. There is one thing that I can't quite ...
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Slowdowns while using Firefox

I have Windows 7 and Natty installed on my computer. There is no problem on Windows 7's side, but whenever I log into Natty, it slows down while using Firefox 4. I tried it in normal mode using Unity ...
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Firefox crashes very often - Attempting to load the system libmoon

Today Firefox started crashing whenever I'm trying to open the preferences editor, and also often during normal navigation. If I start Firefox from a terminal, when it crashes it returns the message: ...
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How to change the Firefox icon?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am currently using Firefox which is present on the Unity panel (or launcher). The problem is that the icon is a question mark. I want to change it to the standard Firefox ...
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Firefox 37.0.2 not opening (removing firefox did not help) runing ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Opening firefox through the desktop icon will show the loading cursor, but a few seconds later it will stop loading and never open a firefox window. It is possible to load firefox from the terminal, ...
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Where/when is the update for Firefox to version 37..?

I checked with Synaptic Package Manager and the latest is 36.0.1+..... 37 was released in March.
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Ubuntu 14.04 offset mouse clicking in browsers [duplicate]

I'm having this problem with chrome and firefox, and only when clicking the minimize button and then bringing the window back by clicking on the respective launcher icon. Once maximized, the mouse ...
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Flash Player works on Firefox, but not on Chromium? [duplicate]

I want to play online games, and other online stuff that requires Flash Player on the internet. Flash Player works just fine under Firefox, but in Chromium I just get a blank page. I don't know what ...
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Fonts look strange in firefox

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 (with Firefox 11), and the fonts in some of my favorite sites (especially Hebrew sites) look strange. I looked at the CSS and saw such fonts such as ...
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How to delete and create a new firefox profile from tty1?

How to delete and create a new firefox profile from TTY1?
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How do I install Flash? [duplicate]

My friend has installed Ubuntu but I know nothing about the system and she is no longer around. How do I install an application that would allow me to view things on Youtube,Netflix or things like ...
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Firefox's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active [closed]

My Ubuntu's Firefox browser's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active. When I click on a menu topic like 'File' the sub menu appears, but when I move the mouse to select a menu item, the ...
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How can I execute couponprinter.exe to print Coupon.com coupons? [closed]

I have been using Microsoft since 3.11, fairly masterful in all things "Windows". Taking plunge into Linux without regrets! So far, so good. Ubuntu desktop for family, server with light GUI for me ...
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How do I launch a remote firefox window via SSH?

When I SSH to a remote box $ ssh -X remotebox then start firefox on the remote box remotebox$ firefox and I have firefox running on my local machine, a local firefox window will open. no firefox ...
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How can an application (like Firefox) be forced to use a certain network interface?

I've two interfaces: eth0 and wlan0 on a notebook. Possible use cases: eth0 grants me Internet access, and wlan0 is currently connected to a router which does not have Internet-connectivity. For ...
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What does “Would you like to install Twitter” mean?

Firefox in Ubuntu 12.10 pops up messages such as (similar messages for Reddit, Facebook, etc.): "Would you like to install Twitter for extra features and quicker access?" What do they mean? What ...
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how to resume download in wget which is integrated with firefox via flashgot

I use wget as a downloader. It is an excellent, outstanding application. I integrated it with Firefox using Flashgot. How can I resume a download which was stopped by a CTRL+C key press or a shutdown ...
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Adding x-scheme-handler without a popup in firefox

I have written a simple application which registers an "x-scheme-handler" in the .desktop file. Something like this:- [Desktop Entry] Name=Foo Exec=/usr/bin/foo %u Type=Application NoDisplay=true ...
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How to run a web browser as a screensaver

I would like to set up a custom application (a separate profile of Firefox browser in my case) to be fired instead of screensaver. I am using Gnome desktop environment. Technically it doesn't have to ...
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Bad anti-aliasing in some applications

There was an update a few weeks ago that seemed to mess with anti-aliasing in some applications. Firefox, Thunderbird, and the text in some apps such as Mousepad and Leafpad (but not the rest of the ...
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How can I use Firefox's built in PDF viewer?

I downloaded firefox 19 and executed it on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I went to a website with pdf links, clicked on one of them, hoping to have it shown in the built-in pdf viewer in Firefox 19, but ...
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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.
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Emacs keybindings for textboxes in firefox?

I'm so used to emacs that sometimes, when I'm typing something in a textbox in firefox, I sometimes try and do C-p to move up a line. It is seriously annoying to have to cancel a print dialog box ...
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How to embed evince in firefox 4?

I installed mozplugger and created the file mozpluggerrc with the following content according to this post but when I open a .pdf it opens in a separate evince window. is there a way I can truly ...
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How can I play AMR files in Firefox on Ubuntu?

I use Evernote to keep voice and text notes. Unfortunately, I've just discovered that I can't take full advantage of the cloud storage capabilities of Evernote, because the AMR files won't play in ...