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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KDE dark themes with specific windows overrides

Is there any ark KDE themes that have a functionality to do what Oxygen can do - "specific windows overrides"? Or is there at least dark Oxygen themes or some way to make default Oxygen darker? I ...
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Chromium: Bad HTML5/Flash Video Performance

Ok, so here I have 2 issues: 1 - Apparent vertical sync problem Here's a screenshot of the problem See that line? it looks like the next frame of the video, as if it's out of sync. You can notice ...
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youtube gmail crashing chrome & firefox after installing hal for hbo, 14.10

Hey guys I have seen some posts about this issue but I have had no luck with any of them. Past Sunday was at a friends house and Installed Hal to watch Game of Thrones!! Afterwards youtube, facebook ...
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Setting the integer value of browser.backspace to 2 within Firefox's about:config does not enable backspace

I am not sure as to why this doesn't work. I am currently using a Linux Ubuntu 15.04.2 LTS. Also, is about:config called advanced preferences? Edit: If anyone is looking for an alternative, ALT + ...
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Map firefox refresh to multimedia keyboard

Sorry for this question, I think I'm missing something really easy. In firefox I can refresh with F5. Groovy. I have a multimedia keyboard with forward/back/bookmark/refresh/search/close buttons, ...
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What is the difference in using mozilla to acess a web service or using the installed service's app?

Everytime I enter facebook or youtube, for exemple, they ask if I wanna install the app. Is there any bonus doing so? It's mobile like where the apps fry your battery doing background things? Is it ...
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Why is my Ubuntu running so slow?

AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2 4GB Memory (3.5 Usable) Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM 64 Bit I know I have a slow processor but that shouldn't make my system run as slow as it is, even If I ...
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Invisible text in Inbox by Gmail in Firefox on Kubuntu

I'm using Firefox 38 on Kubuntu 14.04.2. Google's new "Inbox by Gmail" site works correctly with Chrome on this platform, and works correctly with Firefox on a Windows 7 platform. However, on ...
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It seems my downloads are stuck at a certain percentage and never seem to complete in Firefox

I have a screenshot below of where my downloads seem to be stuck: As with this picture taxati.deb has been stuck at 55 seconds remaining and 220 KB/sec for a few hours This happens with most of ...
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Google Chrome's address bar has doubled in size. How can I fix this?

With recent updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, Google Chrome has changed in appearance such that its address bar has doubled in size. You can see Chrome on the left side and Firefox on the ...
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Part of shell script not getting executed

I have just started taking baby steps into shell scripting. My script goes something like this: firefox -new-tab -url google.com -new-tab -url yahoo.com clear cd /opt/lampp sudo ./lampp start cat ...
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Firefox freezes to often, nothing usefull on logs

Since few days, Ubuntu totally freeze when using Firefox, can't access TTY and REISUB don't work. Xubuntu 15.04 x86-64 (up to date/proposed not active) Firefox 38 Intel Celeron J1900 with Intel ...
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Printer keeps ejecting blank pages

Remember this? Printer not printing, ejects a blank page ? Well its back again, ejects blank page after blank page. So, what could be wrong here then? PDF now chucks out blank pages, Libre Office ...
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How to update firefox while keep all my current stuff?

I'm using the firefox which is not the Ubuntu's version. Downloading from Mozilla's website. The way I do this is to unpack the package and put it in the folder /opt/firefox/. Now my version is ...
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How do I play RuneScape with minimal lagging?

RuneScape is a Java-based MMORPG that on Ubuntu can only be accessed (or at least to my knowledge) via going to http://www.runescape.com/game.ws in a Java-supporting web browser (such as Firefox or ...
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Scroll **one** line in a web browser

If you read long texts with a web browser, it is easier for the eye to have something that guides them. One simple solution is to read at the bottom of the screen and scroll down one line after the ...
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How Can I tell if Firefox is Freezing Ubuntu?

Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on somewhat older system. For the most part it runs smoothly and quickly. However, every once in a while I get a complete system freeze, no mouse, nothing. Only REISUB ...
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Play a file with Action Script and Shock wave

How do I play this flash video, using a firefox browser, which has swf and Action Script files, in ubuntu? If it is just swf file, I can do it using the below... <html> <head> ...
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How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04?

How can I install Iceweasel in Ubuntu 15.04, and keep assured that it will not be replaced by Firefox in the future upgrades? It is actually quite weird that sudo apt-get install iceweasel installs ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo?

Is there danger involved in running Firefox as sudo? I do this because I sometimes use Firefox to browse my local drives, and my primary drive is encrypted. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Thank you.
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Thunderbird and Firefox font problems

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now, I'm in version 14.04, alternating with some sessions in ubuntu-desktop and others in xubuntu-desktop. A few days ago, when "playing" with some themes and with ...
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I can't create ssh chain tunnel

I have two remote Ubuntu servers - vps1 and vps2. I want to create ssh tunnel for Firefox, that runs on my PC, to connect first to vps1 and then from vps1 to vps2. This doesn't have to be implemented ...
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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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Firefox cache2 'doomed' folder

I was recently looking in my cache as I have made it so that it does not cache: And I found this folder called doomed: /home/arthur-dent/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k29gs42c.default/cache2/doomed So ...
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Certificate problem with firefox

Sometimes I randomly get an error certificate with Firefox. Apparently this only happens with google products (such as gmail or its search-from-adress-bar feature). It says the connection is untrusted ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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jre not installed on firefox when using Citrix Access Gateway

I'm trying to get to my vpn / citrix access gateway using Firefox 38.0 for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0 Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to log in I get this error: JRE is not installed on your machine. Install ...
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What's the state of hardware accelerated HTML5 video on Ubuntu?

Flash hardware acceleration never really worked in Linux due to various APIs (VDPAU, VA API, and what not), buggy drivers, and end-of support from Adobe for Flash on Linux. Recently several sites, ...
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How to disable web app prompt on ubuntu 15.04 and Firefox 38?

The option was available on Edit > Preferences > Desktop Integration > Untick “Prompt integration options for any website” before. Any idea how I can disable those prompts now ? Thanks
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No Sound using pipelight

Hi i am hoping someone can assist as i have installed the pipelight plugin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and on the Sky GO website i can see the video but cannot get the sound to work. All seems to work ok from ...
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Problems on Kubuntu machine connecting to some sites after AT&T uverse upgrade

I recently had the U-verse service upgraded, and noticed that Facebook and youtube, and sometimes Yahoo have problems loading and displaying content. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, and using the ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2

Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2 . Im using Chromium and Firefox I've tried installing and reinstalling flush plugin, finally removed it as crashes occur more often. However, still crashes, ...
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Can Firefox run Java 8?

I've installed a few openjdk-8-jre packages (including one w/"headless" in its name) but I haven't been able to get it to work in FF. I've seen a lot of other posts over this issue, but they tend to ...
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How to download torrents using utorrent on your browser (firefox)

There is method for downloading torrents without opening actual program using browser. I just go to open firefox type in https://127.0.0.1:8080/gui/ After it I go to terminal and paste a command ...
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Firefox 38 on Ubuntu12.04 display enlarged

Ubuntu 12.04 (32b) automatically updated from Firefox 37 to FF38. Now the new firefox title/tool bar and tabs are greatly enlarged - this is taking up 1/4 of screen and I can find no way of reducing ...
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I cant watch YouTube videos on Firefox in Lubuntu 13.10 [closed]

If I try to watch video's or play games online, websites tell me that I don't have flash player installed. When I try to install flash using the command line : sudo apt-get install ...
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firefox can not access a frequently visited website anymore

I have tried unsuccessfully all the troubleshoting available from firefox but I keep getting the same error: The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: ...
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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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Java plugin 8 update 45 is blacklisted in firefox?

https://blocklist.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p912 states that "java plugin 8 update 44 and lower has been blocked for your protection". Which is fine and all, except that after updating ...
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How to AUTO Open .doc files in Ubuntu FROM WEB

I am trying to open Microsoft.doc files from the Web however I am unable to do this. Here is a scenario of what I am currently experiencing. I go to website where I see .doc file; I click on File; ...
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Using flash player i.e. watching a video in fullscreen (Mozilla), freezes computer

this has happened to me twice now, today and yesterday. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (some time ago) 64bit and I use noscript in Firefox. I was watching youtube not in fullscreen and my screen ...
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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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Firefox fonts unreadable, especially for Google sites

for some sites, Firefox renders the fonts unreadable. I've noticed this especially for the Google sites. When I uncheck the Firefox option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my ...
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Why can't i execute run-mozilla.sh? [duplicate]

I have downloaded latest version of mozila-firefox from http://tinyurl.com/lm4449e . Try to install it by running following commands. cd Dowloads tar xjf firefox-38.0.1.tar.bz2 cd firefox chmod +x ...
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Firefox default search provider resets after restarting the browser

I switched my default search provider to DuckDuckGo, but recently decided that I needed to have some of Google's features for a while as default, so I made Google my default search provider in my ...
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Youtube only show videos in 360p quality in Firefox Developer Edition

I've been having this issue with Firefox Developer Edition (FDE) on Youtube, where it show videos only in 360p quality, there's also an "Auto" option, which is also, the 360p quality. I'm in Ubuntu ...
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Looking for an on screen keyboard working with firefox

I'm looking for an on screen keyboard. florence and onboard do not appear, when selecting the address bar in firefox. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox says it works great with the gnome on screen ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...