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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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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Firefox says Server not found on Ubuntu but not in Windows

I'm newbie to Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted with Windows 7). Last few days it was working fine but from today my problem as follow as, FIREFOX NOT WORKING IN UBUNTU Note: I had ...
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Firefox not working with ububtu 14.04?

I have installed ubuntu and all looks well, the WIFI connected but Firefox browser returns a 'page not found error' when browsing. There is no firewall. Previously, the machine was running windows 7 ...
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Chrome won't recognize java but firefox recognizes it [duplicate]

I am running an HP Pavilion dm4-12la with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have installed successfully Java into Firefox, but for some reason in Chrome it doesn't work. I have tried all of this: ...
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How to make ubuntu 14.04 a kiosk [duplicate]

I have made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop and now want's to convert it into a kiosk with a full screen webbrowser. This was previously done in 10.04 and worked perfect, but due to ...
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“Connection is Untrusted ” error in Firefox

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and I have tried it (without installing it). I connected to the internet via DSL and I tried to surf. When I tried to go to an https:// site, it showed me the error ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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openjdk icedtea firefox loops “connecting”

Ubuntu 14.04, openjdk-7-jre_7u55, icedtea-7-plugin_1.5, firefox_30.0 FF > Tools > Add-ons > Plugins > IcedTea-Web 1.5 = Ask to Activate URL = http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/ then click ...
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Unity Web Player shows as uninstalled using Pipelight on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am attempting to get Unity Web Player to work using Pipelight on Chromium. I've enabled the plugin, used various user agents, including Safari 5/OS X, but I continue to get 'You need to install ...
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Can't save images (Firefox

I'm new with ubuntu, and frankly not THAT technical (a little, perhaps.. but be gentle). I've been running ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) for the past couple of weeks, but I've never been able to save images in ...
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I have trouble playing youtube videos on Firefox using Gnash

I have been using 12.04 since it came out(I had to experiment to get YT work at all) and I have kept it up-to-date. After the latest updates, Firefox will play YT videos if I don't sign in, but will ...
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firefox 30 crashes with html5 video

firefox 30 (beta) crashes for every html5 video for me. using ubuntu gnome 14.04. some reports: https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bc5ff4ad-486d-42a5-a146-1c8a62140622 ...
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Firefox not loading plugins and previous session at start

until 2 days ago Firefox (ubuntu 14.04) was fine and started with the previous session tabs. But now even if I didn't change anything it always starts with "Ubuntu Start Page" I checked the setting ...
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How can I edit or create a new dictionary for spellcheck?

I would like to take my American English dictionary and merge it with my Mexican Spanish dictionary, to create the language I actually use on a daily basis, which is Spanglish. This way I won't have ...
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mouse uber sensitive in firefox

This is only a problem with firefox and only recently. Within other programs I can highlight text, copy, paste, etc. with no issues. Within Firefox it's becoming impossible. The page scrolls up and ...
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How do I invoke Firefox in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron after an upgrade? [closed]

I have a Dell Mini 910 running Ubuntu 8.04 Linux (Hardy Heron). Awhile ago, I inadvertently deleted the FlashPlayer that came with it. (Of which version I'm not too sure of right now.) So... I was ...
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Orca not reading webpages neither in firefox or chromium in ubuntu

I am trying to learn to use Orca Screen Reader in Ubuntu 13.10, but even it seems to work on the desktop, when I enter firefox or chromium to read a website, it reads the address, says "document went ...
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Error while using command line command to load firefox in lubuntu 14.04

I have tried to load firefox using command line command in Lubuntu 14.04. Firefox is loading, but not loading as expected.(used -fullscreen) firefox -fullscreen when I execute the command am also ...
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Second Firefox install - with automatic updates if possible

Is it possible to get a second completely separate installation of Firefox working on Ubuntu 12.04? I have one installation with many addons, and from time to time I notice that some sites don't ...
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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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How Do I Open Fixed Window In Firefox?

I'm essentially wanting to create a desktop shortcut to open a window of Firefox without tabs, locked address bar, no menu, etc. Similar to what some pop ups look like or what Chromium Desktop Apps ...
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Unable to use Netflix - still asked to install silverlight. Firefox, pipelight, silverlight enabled, passed troubleshooting

I have recently got hold of a new laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to set up netflix using the pipelight package as I had done previously on my old laptop using Mint 14. Now however, despite ...
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A browser which allows to manually change margins while printing

What I want I have filled a online form for admission. I need to take print of it to a file, but there are certain conditions. There should be no Header or footer Page should be A4 sized. All 4 ...
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Adjust Firefox and Thunderbird to a High DPI touchscreen display (retina)

If you are using a high DPI Display with a resolution of 3200x1600 px you can adjust Unity with a System wide Menu and titlebar scaling But Firefox is not really ready for this: All pages and the ...
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Fix bad encoding in Firefox in Kubuntu 14.04

This time I have a question to which maybe some of you may find trivial (hopefully!). I'm running Firefox 30.0 in Kubuntu 14.04 (fresh install) and I'm having a weird problem, in some sites some ...
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Firefox problems

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, I don't know what I did but Firefox will not open from the icon, I have to type in the terminal for it to open. I have tried Suds Firefox -P and everything else that I have ...
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Which file has the mapping for Alt+F2 in Gnome 3.4.2? [duplicate]

Hello Linux Community, Which file has the mapping for Alt+F2 in Gnome 3.4.2? I have firefox and used to type it for access it. Now I type it and I get iceweasel. This happened after an update. Is ...
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Firefox “Email image…”

Ubuntu LTS 12.04.4 Firefox 30 Using Firefox, cursor over an image, right click, select "Email Image...", brings me to my configured email, but the image URL is not correct. It appears to have various ...
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Watching online content with flash fills my root

When ever I watch online content that is streamed with flash my root partitions is filled. When I close firefox and clear my cache I immediately have about 2.5 GB free in my root. My home partition ...
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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...
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Create a script to open firefox with some google search term from terminal

Is there any way to create a script or a program that will open firefox, go onto google and search for the arguments passed to it ? So something like google How do I shoot web should open Firefox ...
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How to show list of installed extensions for firefox via command line?

What is the command line to show the list of all installed extensions on the firefox browser? Is there any. I checked man firefox but did not help.
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If I upgrade Ubuntu am I in danger of messing up XP installed on the same PC?

Worked fine last week. Firefox now greys out and I can't click on any menu items. Have been applying updates as they appear but have just learnt elsewhere on this site that that's a waste of time and ...
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Copy/Paste from Firefox to Terminal (Urxvt)

I'm having a curious issue copying text from web pages to my terminal (to copy and paste a command for instance). Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v have never worked with the terminal since there are the two separate ...
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Firefox Not Responding while click Firefox menu bar

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. Unfortunately, I've removed Firefox using the command : sudo apt-get purge remove Firefox After, I've installed Firefox using the command sudo apt-get install firefox* ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 - bookmarks in desktop menu bar

I asked this before but the responses weren't valid and I cannot reply to it, so I have to ask again... Ubuntu 12.04 I somehow wound up with a bookmark for a web page on my main menu bar (the one at ...
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Flash player (in Firefox) is unstable in 14.04

For 13.10, I used this guide to get Intel iGPU-supported playback of flash videos in Firefox: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/09/adobe-flash-player-hardware.html All in all, Intel graphics acceleration ...
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Firefox address window greyed out

When opening some web pages with Firefox, the address bar text is blanked out by black and grey bars. Double clicking or scrolling to select the text causes it to reappear. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ...
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After getting firefox update can't access internet anymore

I just took some updates including Mozilla updates and can't connect anymore to internet. We have a proxy server, we had previously imported all the needed certificates and internet was working ...
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Why Firefox on the VM has the same capabilities of the Firefox of the host machine?

I installed a virtual machine on VirtualBox. My host machine is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My problem is that I found all the addons of Firefox of the host Ubuntu in the Firefox browser of the guest machine. ...
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Firefox does not display text after the installation of new fonts

Ubuntu 14.04, after install new fonts, when enter a page, Firefox just display images, it does not display text. I tried to chown the folder /usr/share/fonts' to my user andchmodthe ...
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Lucid update freezes firefox and chrome cannot play youtube [closed]

Strange things happening to Lucid after an update around 06/06/2014 (related to openssl or not, I won't spend more time on it). More like a hint, I guess. I had firefox, chrome misbehaving. Firefox ...
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Screen freezes after screen saver when watching fullscreen videos. Disable screensaver when using flash

Update: libflashplayer is installed on my system, firefox just isnt using it.... I discovered this hack-sawing through my root directory with ls -R / | grep libflashplayer I want to disable the ...
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Trying to Get Firefox Preview Browsser Running in Aptana [duplicate]

I recently installed Aptana Studio 3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. When I try and open the Start Page it says: We are unable to load the Chromimum browser. Please check the documentation ...
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Why can't Firefox run local .swf files?

My goal is trying to run .swf files through Firefox and NOT a standalone player. When trying to run local .swf files on Firefox 29.0 (currently on 14.04), the browser opens the Open With/Save File ...
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Firefox doesn't show texts [closed]

My Firefox doesn't show text on some sites, such as Google: I use Firefox 29 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).
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2 Firefox running with 2 icons

Is it possible when you are running 2 Firefox with different sync to have 2 icons? For example would one have the normal logo and then I could choose an icon for the other one? Or Maybe have one ...
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KDE controls taking over applications in my unity session

Ubuntu 14.04. I tried out KDE now some applications (Firefox and others) in my Unity session have KDE controls instead of the proper gtk controls. Un-installing kubuntu-desktop does not help.
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Passing arguments to programs via Dash

Note: I've found an answer myself while asking this question, but is there a way to do it in regular Dash, that opens when you press SUPER - and not by using ALT+F2 (which seems like an unnecessary ...