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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Open firefox from bash file “Error: no display specified”

I need to open a browser and access my server with the ip address 1.2.3.4. First I ping my server and if the ping did not fail I launch the home page in a browser. For this I have written a bash file ...
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Install latest stable version of Firefox [duplicate]

Just a few hours ago, I have noticed that there is a new version of Firefox. Firefox 27. I have tried updating my Ubuntu 13.10 system using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Unable to install firefox 27 on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install firefox 27 through canonical repos but it shows firefox 26 as the latest version. How do i install firefox 27 on ubuntu 12.04?
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How can I open and close an SSH tunnel along with Firefox?

I have a proxy server which I connect to like so ssh -L 2001:localhost:8888 -N myserver.com -p 443 I then open up Firefox firefox -p "SSHProxy" (It starts Firefox configured to use port 2001). ...
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How to fix Problem playing Youtube videos in firefox?

I am using Firefox as my browser and when I am using youtube and play any video on it. Not the video and audio they both are not coming continuously. They are coming with an interval. Its like the ...
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how can I unistall this , unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (2.4.16+13.10.20131126-0ubuntu1)

how can I unistall this , unity-webapps-facebookmessenger (2.4.16+13.10.20131126-0ubuntu1) , its the application that ubuntu asked my by itself to innstall when i typed facebook.com on my browser, and ...
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user agent switchers not working

A particular website (livemocha.com --> "create account") brings me to a page that says "Linux support coming soon." So I tried to use User Agent Switcher extension for Firefox, and Ultimate User ...
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How to install/upgrade Chromium offline?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, in which I also use Chromium browser. Now, I always install/upgrade files on Ubuntu in offline mode. Though, I never had any problem with any application ever, I never ...
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How to install Shumway in Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 26/Nightly for watching videos in Youtube?

I am desperately trying to install Shumway in Firefox 26/Nightly with Ubuntu 12.04 running, but it doesn't work with Youtube. What I tried so far: purging every flash package and getting the plugin ...
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Can I view Firefox history with the terminal?

Is there a command to show Firefox history from the Terminal ? without the need to Enter Firefox history graphically .
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Firefox fonts changed after install ttf-mscorefonts

My question is probably simple but I can't find a way to revert it to the previous state. After installing mscorecofonts (which was installed during pipelight installation) my fonts in Firefox went ...
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Installing tarball package of the latest version of Firefox for Ubuntu 12.04

Currently I have Ubuntu 12.04 version and current version of the firefox I have is 21.0. I have downloaded "firefox-26.0.tar.bz2", can you please let me know what is the command to install Firefox 26 ...
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How to make Firefox use native notification (notify-osd)?

I've seen this: As you can see Firefox is using the Ubuntu notification to notify the user. How to do that? I just want to get notifications for anything in general: for example, if a download is ...
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I just wiped out some Firefox preferences, how do I get them back?

I have cookies set to "only when I say so" in Firefox, and I just accidentally hit "remove all sites" from my list of exceptions. I haven't closed the window yet -- is there a way to get my exceptions ...
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High CPU usage in any browser

For about the last week, browsing the web from Chrome beta, Chrome stable, or firefox causes unusually high cpu usage. It Idles OK, but spikes a fair amount, but loading any page, with or without ...
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Scrolling in Firefox as in Nautilus

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 on a laptop. Is it possible to make scrolling with touchpad behave the same way in firefox as it does in nautilus? If you don't know what I mean, it's the scrolling without ...
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Firefox 26 unable to load some websites?

When using the new version of firefox(26), some websites can not load like in the last version I was using (23). This specific problem happens only in my Ubuntu box. I have a Windows box with the ...
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Where can I find the correspondent of “temp” folder in Firefox?

If I'm right, if I play a video on Youtube, when I'm using Firefox on a Windows machine, the browser stores the video file in the temp folder. So, theoretically, I should find that video already ...
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Certain programs won't open

Ubuntu fails to start the following applications: viz Skype Firefox Thunderbird Chrome When i try opening Mozilla Firefox or Thunderbird it says "Firefox is alresdy running, but not responding . ...
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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whenever i am trying to open firefox, it shows a massage “ firefox is already open but not responding”

I am trying to open Firefox browser in my system. But every time it is showing message that "firefox is already open but not responding. Please restart the system". Even after restarting the system ...
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Ububtu 12.4 Unity Tray

I have working Ubuntu 10.4 and installed 12.4 on a different PC. I try Unity. In 10.4 it was comfortable to have Firefox icon on the system try and I tried to put it on that of 12.4. Using Alltray and ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade Libreoffice,as Firefox? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 in a machine for working,and don't know why Libreoffice doesn't upgrade to last version,and Firefox does.
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WebGL not working neither in Firefox nor Chrome

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and finally managed to install the correct drivers for my nVidia card (using bumblebee) and glxinfo finally shows that I support OpenGL 4.20. So, lastly, for the project I'm ...
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I can't run applet on my firefox browser

I am a new user in Ubuntu 13.10 , and I want to run an applet so,I installed Java Develop Kit 7u45 with netbeans 7.4 and I can run applet from netbeans but not from browser because of security ...
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Why is Firefox not respecting my plugin choices for AMR files?

I have been trying to get AMR files, which is the default format of Evernote, to play in Firefox. If I download an AMR file to my computer, it plays fine with Totem (which I think is now called ...
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Is a separate ramdisk usefull for ubuntu 12.04

I'm not sure if it's usefull to integrate a separate ramdisk in my system. Has anybody made experiences with it. I made this entry in fstab: tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid 0 0 I hoped that, ...
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Can't find Firefox update in Ubuntu Update Manager

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and my Firefox version is 14.0.1. Since because of this version I can't install Firebug. So for upgrading it I searched at the Help->About in the browser window, but there is no ...
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Kubuntu studio. compositing settings and firefox, networkmanager popup issue

I'm moving over to an ubuntu variant after some time with linux mint. I'm using Ubuntu studio 13.10 with the kde desktop. I like kde and I am a musician, so the low latency kernel and preinstalled ...
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How to change gedit action for URL drag from Firefox (link copy instead of downloading source code)?

What I want to do is from Firefox drag the desired link to a gedit window and let the URL be pasted instead of downloading a source code (as now gedit does). Actually I'd appreciate any faster way to ...
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FireFox doesn't start in Ubuntu 13.10

Clicking on the FireFox icon in the Unity launcher bar doesn't work. Icon start blinking and after few seconds it simply stop blinking and nothing else happens and FireFox doesn't start. OS release ...
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Tweetdeck webapp for Firefox

Twitter bought Tweetdeck. Using Firefox or Chromium, after entering the website http://web.tweetdeck.com/ displays a notification to install Unity interface integration. Unfortunately this does not ...
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Help needed to locate specific Firefox tabs/windows in Unity

I am fairly new to using Unity (using Ubuntu 12.04) and, although it has a number of features I like, have become utterly frustrated by the difficulty I have in locating specific Firefox windows and ...
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Webpage doesn't render in ubuntu (tried firefox/chromium/browser) but works in windows

For some reason, I can't view the following webpage: http://areweb.berkeley.edu/courses/EEP118/current/problemsets/ I asked a windows-using friend, and it works for them. When I try it, I get the ...
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Want to default the guest account to a full-paged specific website in Safari

I work at a school and twice a year we have government exams. I pressed for years to get Linux installed on the school computers (Lubuntu 13.04) to avoid our constant problem with spam and popups and ...
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Why do flash games load larger than their boundaries?

Lots of flash games do this. It's like the content is anchored to the top left corner of the Flash element, but the element isn't quite big enough -- so stuff on the right and bottom edges of the game ...
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Firefox using 99% CPU [closed]

I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. For last few days firefox is behaving very slowly. Today I noticed that the firefox is using 99% of the CPU capacity. I reset it to factory configuration but ...
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Horizontal scrolling in Firefox to Shift+Mouse Scroll (instead of Back/Forward)

On Ubuntu 13.10, with Chrome browser, gedit, Gimp etc. the Shift + Mouse Scroll == Horizontal scroll. With Firefox (26.0) it behaves as Back/Forward page, which is really annoying. How I can ...
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How do I export saved passwords from my firefox password manager?

I want to export my saved passwords in Firefox/Mozilla manager to an external password manager application with better encryption. Where is the password file located and what is the file extension? ...
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Firefox stuck opening rar files as videos [duplicate]

When I try to open downloaded rar files, firefox attempts to handle it like a video by default. Choosing "other" option and heading to /usr/bin/file-roller isn't a permanent solution.
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Trying to install Oracle 6u4 on Ubuntu 13.10 and cannot find the libnpjp2.so browser plugin

I need Oracle's Java 6u4 to run a specific web applet for work. I've downloaded the .bin for 64-bit Linux from Oracle's website, and went through this AU answer. Everything seemed to be going fine, ...
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Why some web pages/files saved to NTFS can be accessed in Ubuntu but not in Windows OS ?

I'm having problem opening files which I saved in Ubuntu with Firefox web browsers "Save Page As" in a NTFS partition. The files can be viewed/accessed (using web browsers or text editors or word ...
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Gnome overlay scrollbar in Firefox

I've been looking for a way to get Gnome's overlay scrollbar working in Firefox. By its appearance, it seems like Firefox is using the standard non-overlay GTK scrollbar, but I haven't found a way to ...
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Opening weblinks in Polly through Firefox

I'm relatively new to this forum and therefore hope that this site is actually the right place for asking the following question. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have Polly installed as my ...
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How to set Firefox to use Transmission? [duplicate]

I am trying to download torrents and when I select a torrent it asks for a application and there isn't one in the default and upon searching /bin I find none. I do some searching and see that I can ...
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firefox not working as expected

When I click on a ink to open a website, I get an "allow" button from Firefox, never have seen this before, I went into edit preferences, and I don't see anything. How do I get rid of this???
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Lubuntu 13.10 Wine Issues

I have successfully installed Wine to my laptop (it's a dinosaur from 2006 with 1 gig of RAM), and although I only use it because I am so poor that I can't afford a new laptop, I have a very ...
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Problems after xampp install via xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run

I just installed xampp via xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run on ubuntu 12.04. It required root access, so I used sudo bash. Now the option to re-open recently closed tabs stopped working on all ...
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Very Strange Rendering(?) Problem on multiple browsers

Toshiba Satellite P870 (has multiple compatibility issues already, including touchpad not working and no control for keyboard backlight. I believe many of the problems may have to do with the bios, ...
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google.com requesting password?! Is my router / firefox / computer infected?

When I type "google.com" or "http://google.com" into the address bar in Firefox I end up with the following screen requesting some login and password. When I try the same in Chrome or Opera, I get ...