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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Running software in another X session

I am testing the Firefox nightly builds. On occation, the nightly builds crashes X. Is it possible to start a separate X session to run the crashing program in? Does vncserver run its own X session? ...
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Blackboard (WebCT) takes ~2 min to load. Any tricks to make it load faster? [closed]

I'm running stock OpenJDK on Ubuntu 10.10 and webCT in firefox loads very slowly. I haven't found anyone else complaining about this so, I'm wondering how to go about debugging this. Anyone else ...
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Will the deleted browser history be stored in File-system?

I would like to know if the history of urls i browse with my Firefox browser, which i have cleared, will be stored in the file system or not? To be more clear, will the history be stored in some ...
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Firefox Freezes Laptop [closed]

I have an HP dv5000 which is having a problem with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. I experience intermittent complete system freezes the only solution to which is to do a hard restart. It appears to be ...
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What do instructions on UbuntuOne wiki for getting Bindwood (Firefox bookmark sync) to work do exactly?

I have the Bindwood extension for Firefox bookmark syncing through UbuntuOne installed on two of my computers and none of the bookmarks have synced between them. The UbuntuOne wiki has instructions ...
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Typing location path instead of clicking directory buttons in the file picker dialog?

Is there a way to change file picker dialog path input? I would like to type the path myself instead of clicking buttons to specify the destination path. In Nautilus I can hit Ctrl+L, to show the path ...
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Cannot sign into gmail, all other websites are opening

The following error shows every time I sign into Gmail. On the contrary, I can open Gmail in Windows. The connection has timed out The server at www.google.com is taking too long to respond. ...
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How to Configure Media Player Connectivity [Java App for Firefox]

I've recently upgraded Firefox. This is the Error I receive at YouTube: Video Player undefined for this type of media (check Tools menu, MediaPlayerConnectivity...) ...
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Where can I find the downloaded videos on my hardisk after I've watched it in a web browser?

Where can I find the downloaded videos on my hardisk after I've watched it in a web browser?
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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 to do it? PS : I want to remove firefox becouse I want to use and only use google-chrome ...
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Firefox youtube flash player shows as grey box?

Firefox and Youtube videos were working after upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10 but a couple of weeks ago, my Youtube flash video player shows up as a grey box. The sound still works and I can hear the ...
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How can I tell whether my Firefox is 32 bit or 64 bit?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu. For the preinstalled Firefox I had to download the 64-bit plugins (Flash, Java); the 32 bit plugins didn't work. Then I downloaded Firefox from mozilla.org, which just has one ...
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Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox without keyconfig extension

How do I disable the Ctrl + Q shortcut in Firefox without using the keyconfig extension?
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Opera-like tab-switching in chrome or firefox

Is there a way of switching tabs in Chrome or Firefox by scrolling the mouse-wheel while keeping the right mouse-button pressed? In Chrome or Firefox (with tab-wheel-scroll extension) you can switch ...
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Firebug problem in 64 bit Ubuntu distribution

I know that Firebug does not run on 64 bit Ubuntu distribution. Do you know some solution for this problem or why it happens?
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How to run java 1.5 applets inside my web browser?

I need to run an applet that requires java 1.5. It does not matter if I should uninstall java 6. Even doesn't matter if it applies for firefox or chrome. I am using Ubuntu 10.04
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Why does Google search always count more results in Firefox or Chrome than in Chromium?

It really puzzles me that any Google search counts far more "results" in Firefox or Chrome than in Chromium. Google says "About 1.460.000 results" for "natty narwhal" in Firefox or Chrome but only ...
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How do I get vimeo videos to play properly? [closed]

YouTube videos play fine in Firefox and Chrome. However, Vimeo videos are always choppy. What can I do to get them to play normally? I'm running a Tecra A4 with a VGA compatible controller: ATI ...
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How to make Thunderbird open links in Firefox? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use Thunderbird again, but I can't make it use Firefox to open links. I'm using KDE and Firefox is my default browser. I tried the network.protocol-handler method but it doesn't work.
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How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?

I have a dark gtk theme installed in my ubuntu 10.10 install and a persona installed for firefox that I also like. The problem is that firefox is using my dark GTK theme for items like buttons and ...
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MouseImp alternative on Linux (drag and scroll)?

is there a tool that enables you to scroll by dragging the mouse with the right button pressed. I was using an app called "MouseImp" on Windows many years ago. The tool was quite handy, since you were ...
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How can I change the hotkey to Firefox's Search Engine field (next to the address bar)

In the Ubuntu version of Firefox, the keybinding to the the Search Engine text-box (next to the addressbar) is different to what I am used to (in the Windows version). Can I change this key form ...
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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 do I install the latest stable version of Firefox?

I want to install the latest Firefox on my Ubuntu (64bit) box. What is the best way to do this? Is there a specific update site or should I download the binaries manually? If doing manually, in which ...
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Can I make links to email addresses open Gmail instead of Evolution?

When I click on a link to an email address in Firefox or Google Chrome a "Welcome to Evolution" screen appears. Can I make Gmail open instead, or at the very least disable Evolution from running?
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With Xmarks closing down, what is a good alternative?

I'd like to keep my bookmarks synced between different browsers, computers, and operating systems. What's the best browser plugin or other solution to keep my bookmarks synced between all of these?
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Clicking URLS opens a new tab in FireFox

I'm running 10.04, with FireFox 3.6.x. I have NoScript and AdBlock installed, as well as Firebug and the GWT toolkit. The problem I'm having is that sometimes URLS open in new tabs even just with a ...
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Can't get Firefox to start

My firefox has had all sorts of trauma. the addition of the firefox-daily ppa and also version 4 from the same PPA. I since removed this and now have version 3.6.9+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 ...
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Text box select issue

I have this issue where the entire text in text boxes is selected whilst I'm typing in it. For example, in FireFox search box I'd try to type "foo" but end up with "o" because I managed to type "fo" ...
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Change font used in the tab-bar of TreeStyleTab [closed]

Firefox 3.6.8 on Ubuntu 9.10; using TreeStyleTab 0.10.2010040201. I use the tab-bar on the right, and I would like to see more of the tab names without widening the bar. The default font used is ...
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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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Does Firefox have something similar to ActiveX in terms of security vulnerabilities?

People always say that Linux is more secure than Windows. The main reason seems to be the general system design philosophy and the fact that users are users and not root. One main security concern ...
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Swiftfox without the file, view toolbar

Is there a way to remove the File, Edit, View... toolbar from Firefox (so that I will have only the address toolbar visible)? I think in Windows from version 3.5 you can just right click on the ...
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Is there a WINE version of Flash as a plugin to Firefox or Chrome?

I've seen complaints about flash performance. Would it be possible to use WINE as a plugin to firefox in order to get better performance out of flash? (Hopefully WINE would utilize some sort of ...
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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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Firefox Slow Performance

I have to say, firefox on ubuntu's performance is attrocious. Very quickly it gets into 100% cpu use (thank god I have multiple cores) and hundreds of megs of ram. Even closing tabs does not help the ...
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Flash doesn't work right in Firefox. Won't respond to certain clicks [closed]

I installed the Flash plugin in Firefox, and certain sites don't do what they should because certain things don't know they are being clicked on. Anything I can do about this? Will another plugin work ...
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Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

How can I get the middle mouse button to behave correctly in Ubuntu? Clicking the middle button does not show the arrow which allows me to scroll the page by moving the mouse. Information: Firefox ...
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How can I fix my problems with fonts in Firefox?

Ever since I reinstalled Ubuntu a few hours ago, I've experienced major visual artifacts with smaller font sizes in Firefox. The fonts end up looking like this: Or even like this: This only ...
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Install adblock using synaptic or through firefox's addons menu?

I want to install adblock for Firefox and I see it is in Synaptic. Should I install it with Synaptic or the regular way with the Firefox add-on manager? Does it make any differences at all?
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What does the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications extension to firefox do?

I'm presently running Firefox 3.6.8 on Ubuntu 9.04. My Firefox extensions include Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9rc2. I've upgraded Firefox on this install a few times; as far as I can recall, some ...