Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Gecko-based web browser. It is the current default for the Ubuntu desktop.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

1
vote
1answer
2k views

firefox window size and position [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with a dual monitor setup. I like Firefox to have a specific position and size on my screen. So I resize it and position it like I want it. But when I close and reopen it, it ...
0
votes
2answers
92 views

Unwanted dialog when clicking link to download file

Every time when I click some links (which opens another document), there comes a dialog (see the screen-shot) and I then have to close it manually. This is really unnecessary, unwanted and irritating ...
1
vote
1answer
499 views

12.04/ Firefox and Chrome adobe pdf isnt working

When i try to open a pdf in new tab. the browser errors out with a white screen and if i want to open in Document Viewer, i need a password. on my windows machine, it opens just fine. never showing a ...
1
vote
1answer
337 views

Java wont run in firefox?

I have Icedtea installed, but when I go to run my favorite Java application, Runescape, in the browser, it says I don't have Java installed in Firefox. Is there any way to say, turn it on?
2
votes
3answers
5k views

How move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10?

How can I move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu? I have Windows XP on one machine (which is very old and runs Firefox 8) and have Ubuntu 11.10 on another. I want to copy Firefox bookmarks to ...
3
votes
3answers
13k views

How to uninstall a firefox plugin?

I was trying to play minecraft in the browser, and I got asked to install a plugin called "IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.2 (1.2-2ubuntu1))" (something related to Java 6), which I can see now ...
0
votes
2answers
924 views

Access Yahoo's site and E-mail by Firefox

I'm starting using Linux (Ubuntu 12.04). I've had many problems to access all Yahoo's pages. Only Yahoo, others sites I access well. I don't know why it happens! It only happens with Yahoo's pages. ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

How to prevent the automatic switch from an email in evolution/thunderbird to firefox when clicking on a hyperlink in the email?

When I click on a hyperlink in an email (Ubuntu 12.04, Evolution 3.2.3 or thunderbird 12, although it happened in previous versions as well), the program window (Evolution) in focus changes to Firefox ...
4
votes
6answers
26k views

Flash player keeps crashing in firefox with ubuntu 12.04

I am new to ubuntu and the last few weeks my flash player keeps crashing every time i want to watch a video. it all started when i tries to fix a problem where all of my videos were blue an strange. ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

lightspark in Firefox doesn't show up

I have installed LightSpark Flash Player alternative from what is called the official PPA: https://launchpad.net/~sparkers/+archive/ppa (I mean, I added this repository and then sudo apt-get install ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

Java Doesn't Work with Legislative Elections Application

It is possible for French citizens living abroad to vote by the internet in this weekend's legislative elections (Elections législatives). The process begins at this website. Among the supported ...
0
votes
2answers
13k views

How to reset top panel on Ubuntu 12.04 to Upgrade Standard (Classic View)?

First off let me say a HUGE thanks to all of you here. I have used your forums frequently with past upgrades (I am on my 4th). I recently upgraded to 12.04. The upgrade went perfectly. The ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

New Software on Ubuntu Hardy Heron(8.04)

I am using ubuntu 8.04 because of my hardware restrictions. I followed the steps to install latest firefox as i can use but i get firefox 3.6 could not found response: For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) ...
1
vote
2answers
389 views

Is there any way to add the toolbar at the bottom of the new Firefox start page to the Ubuntu start page?

Is there any way to add the toolbar at the bottom of the new Firefox 13 start page to the Firefox for Ubuntu start page? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Firefox 13's search language Changes to Local

I have Ubuntu 12.04, and firefox 13. When I do google search in firefox, it changes from default English to local language. I can't find google.xml to change the language settings, and the google's ...
0
votes
1answer
366 views

Gnome Shell menus behind the panel

In Gnome Shell when i right click to open the content menu for Firefox and some other applications, some of the objects are behind the top panel and i have to scroll down and click again to see the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

how to upgrade to firefox 12 not 13 on ubuntu

Yesterday my Firefox was upgraded from 12 to 13 and I downgraded it back following this, specifically 12.0+build1-0ubunut0.11.04.1 not 4.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 (natty). Besides the new version 13, there ...
5
votes
3answers
11k views

How to make new tab open a blank page in firefox?

Today ubuntu software center asked me to update things as usual, and I accepted. But now when I open a new tab in firefox, it shows 9 'mini pages' taken from the history of visited pages. How can I ...
3
votes
3answers
25k views

Setting up Java Web Start for Firefox when the JDK is in a personalized location

Do I need a symlink to make javaws, that is, Java Web Start, work if I have a personalized location for my Java? I have installed Java as follows: sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Is there a way to emulate pinch-zoom?

I'm looking for a way to emulate pinch zoom in either an android emulator(android SDK-less desirable) or a (preferred) native Ubuntu web browser that I can resize to a specified size for initial ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How can I recover bookmarks in firefox

I have Firefox on Ubuntu 10.10. I added another profile to Firefox in the last two weeks. Firefox gave me the option to choose between the different profiles, but now it will not login ...
3
votes
1answer
492 views

launching a program from bash causes bash to go to new prompt

When I run a program from the console, e.g. me@box:~$ firefox I expect the console to log error messages (I think this is std out or std err?) and other items from the program, firefox in this ...
5
votes
2answers
465 views

How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
1
vote
2answers
483 views

Error 'failed to create directory locally' while downloading with Fire FTP

I'm using Fire FTP (Firefox add-on) in Ubuntu to download my project locally but when I click on download, it says failed to create directory "Project1" locally. Is there any root permission issue? if ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

12.04 black screen crash on flash video with Firefox [closed]

I just started using ubuntu a few months ago and recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. After a few minutes of watching any video online (StumbleUpon video, YouTube and others), I get a black screen. ...
12
votes
8answers
1k views

Ubuntu Philosophy Question [closed]

I was just switching from Windows to Ubuntu and I started to read this. And there were quite a few things I did not understand. One was: "OpenOffice decided not to have a learning curve" ...
1
vote
1answer
386 views

Fullscreen Hulu in Firefox minimizes when I browse on another window

I would like to browse on my main monitor while watching a full-screen video. Two separate Firefox windows. closes full screen with other programs as well. Basically how do i force full-screen to ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Run Private Browsing Mode and Normal Session simultaneously in Firefox

If I start private browsing, Firefox quits normal Firefox instance and switches to Private browsing. So is there any way to stop firefox from starting private browsing without closing the normal ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

When I press alt in firefox, firefox does not show the menue, but the title

I use ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit and the newest firefox (not aurora or beta but the usual). Sorry for my bad english, i'm german :D
2
votes
2answers
1k views

External links opening in the non-default browser

I have set Firefox as default web application in Ubuntu, but external links (like clicking a link in Pidgin) still get opened with Opera. Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this? Thanks.
72
votes
2answers
40k views

what is the file: C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt [closed]

After I updated to 12.04, a file named C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt occurs in my home directory. The content of the file is as the follow: NPP_Initialize : called NPP_GetValue is called NPP_SetWindow : ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Ubuntu Upgrade breaks firefox

I upgraded ubuntu, but the upgrade broke firefox, adobe flash plugin and corrupted the package database. I ran the suggested catalog repair, no change. I ran apt-get -f install, no change. I ran apt ...
0
votes
1answer
652 views

How can I access a program from server through Firefox browser?

I want to access a program on server across my network. The program should be accessible through Firebox on a client machine but I don't seem to be able to point to the server correctly. Any help ...
1
vote
1answer
342 views

How can I change the language in the ProfileManager?

My standard language for Firefox and Thunderbird is Dutch. When I use the terminal to open firefox or thunderbird with the -ProfileManager option, the resulting ProfileManager is in English. How can I ...
0
votes
1answer
401 views

Flash stopped working in firefox after I installed VLC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? Flash Aid does not help, nor does uninstalling/reinstalling VLC, Flash, and Firefox Tried disabling other plugins on firefox that may have ...
1
vote
1answer
765 views

Firefox fonts gets garbled?

My firefox fonts gets garbled. I don't know why? please help. Look at the attached image !
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I stop OpenDNS from redirecting single-word searches?

Every time I search for a single word in the Firefox address bar I am redirected to OpenDNS Guide search rather than my default search engine. How do I stop this? I have tried changing Keyword.URL in ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

How can I backup Installed firefox add-ons and restore

I have downloaded and Installed several firefox add-ons and plugins. I like to be able to backup these add-ons, so that a new fresh installation does not require new Downloads. So my question is -- ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

How to teach firefox to open rar archives

When I click on the .rar file in Firefox it offers either to open it with a default application or to save it to disk. However, the default app for .rar is set to gedit (?) So how do I change that, so ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Wireless is connected but keeps showing “problem loading page”

My wireless does not keep disconnecting to the point where I have to manually enable it. I just manually enable it as soon as I log in. Just clarifying as I read some other issues like this. I'm ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Firefox Unresponsive script after wake-up/resume

Firefox is often unresponsive after waking up/resuming from hibernate/suspend on Ubuntu 12.04. After a while it will give me an error saying that some script is unresponsive and I get the choice to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to increase downloading speed

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . and I use Firefox for browsing and downloading . i would like to increase downloading speed. How can i do increase downloading speed ?
2
votes
1answer
232 views

Linux firefox error: “Unable to draw”

When I enter firefox www.google.com on the command line, Linux returns "No display specified". So I type export DISPLAY=:0. When I next repeat the above firefox command, Linux returns "Unable to ...
1
vote
1answer
435 views

Unable to load Firefox Addons website on Firefox!

This is strange but since I have updated to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from 11.10, some websites simply refuse to open in Firefox browser. I have not been able to install any addon since the site itself does ...
6
votes
5answers
13k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
214 views

Firefox is always already running after copying .mozilla from a previous version

After I copied my ".mozilla" folder in my home folder from my previous version of Ubuntu, to restore cache, cookies and plugins, Firefox always say there's another instance running. No other instance ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Some windows not showing up in Alt + Tab

I installed Chromium from the Software Centre yesterday and realised it wasn't showing up in Alt + Tab switching so I decided to go back to Firefox. It turns out Firefox also doesn't show up, but only ...
0
votes
1answer
482 views

Keyboard shortcuts in Firefox don't work as expected

Previously, on Ubuntu and other systems, the following shortcuts in Firefox would work: Ctrl + Tab - Switches between tabs Ctrl + F4 - Closes current tab Since installing the Mate desktop (Gnome ...
2
votes
3answers
170 views

Firefox deletes root protected files?

When Firefox starts, it creates two files in the user settings directory: places.sqlite-shm and places.sqlite-wal and deletes them upon exit. Just for the experiment, I set the permissions of those ...
9
votes
1answer
13k views

Does Firefox support hardware acceleration on Ubuntu?

After I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bits), Firefox 12 works fine but without hardware acceleration. Needless to say I have the latest nVidia's proprietary drivers installed and my Firefox ...