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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Moonlight extension not working with new Firefox versions

The web browser I use is Firefox (currently in version 8 in Oneiric). According the Compatibility Check information the Moonlight extension is not compatible with FF8. Anyway, I enabled this extension ...
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Firefox 9 ?? Where is the update for 8?

I was waiting for the ubuntu updates to deliver me the Firefox 8 updates but today it delivered me with Firefox 9 when it is not even released by Mozilla ? Am I having beta update PPA ? How can I know ...
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Wrong browser User Agent

I just finished installed Ubuntu 11.04. When I point my web browser to http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ , then it reports my User Agent as : Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98) I get the ...
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Flash problem in firefox ubuntu

i have flash problem on youtube and other flash sites in firefox but they work good in chromium the screen shots firefox chromium how i can i fix this problem ?
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Is it possible to decrease the font size in the Firefox bookmarks bar?

I have a lot of bookmarks saved and keep them ordered in folders. However, I feel the font size and spacing in the bookmarks bar is bit large. Therefore, it requires quite a bit of clicking/scrolling ...
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Why hasn't Mozilla's Firefox Beta PPA updated yet?

I've included ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next in my Software Sources, but even though Firefox 9 beta got released, my system still has Firefox 8! Why is this, and how do I get the latest?
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Firefox: open downloaded files with system default application

When I download a file with firefox, it always asks me with what program I want to open it with, even when that type of file is recognized by the system, and I can double click on it in Nautilus and ...
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open link from chrome to firefox?

I've got two browsers open, chrome and firefox, and would like to have a shortcut to be able to open a link I have in chrome as a new tab in my firefox window. Right now I do this by clicking 'Copy ...
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Why isn't Firefox 8.0 available as an update in the Update Manager?

So recently I've read that Firefox 8.0 is out, thought of updating, opened the Update Manager, refreshed the sources, but there was no uodate. Is there a particular reason for that?
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Very tiny scroll bar in GNOME Shell

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME Shell. Everything is okay except the scroll bar, especially in Firefox. It's very, very tiny, especially in long pages! Also, I don't know why ...
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How to make a customized version of Firefox? [closed]

I want to make a customized Firefox installer. Can someone help? Basically I want to tweak the graphics and all the visual effects. It would be really helpful if someone pointed out some links.
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I can't download Firefox, just Aurora

I try to install Firefox, but it just gives me an Aurora. I tried: I have tried to install Firefox, but I have only been able to get Aurora. I tried the following: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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PPA Shows Up Under “All Software” That Is No Longer Enabled

I used to use the Aurora builds of Firefox, but now I've uninstalled Firefox and gone back to Chromium. I've removed the PPA, but it still shows up under "All Software" in the Ubuntu Software Center, ...
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Synchronize bookmarks between firefox and opera among many computers

Right now I'm using Xmarks to sync my firefox bookmarks among some computers I use (namely home and office). Is there a way to sync these bookmarks between opera and firefox, so that I can use opera ...
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Setting Firefox hot keys to be like in Windows

I have been using Firefox for years on Windows and I do a lot with keyboard. For example, Ctrl-Y shows the downloads. And now on Ubuntu all this is broken. I need an easy way to set Windows-Firefox ...
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Why do I have to enable the AppArmor profile for Firefox? Why isn't it “on” by default?

I have a pretty standard default install of 11.10 (Unity 3D). I'm trying to understand a bit about AppArmor. sudo aa-status shows me that the available Firefox profile isn't being enforced (since it ...
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How to install Microsoft Silverlight plugin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an equivalent of Silverlight? When I install it normally it says itś not compatible with Firefox 7.. How to fix this I need silverlight plugin for certain ...
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Skillsoft player problem in Firefox 7.0.1

I have got an online course to learn. It is implemented using SkillSoft player. But, when I lauch it using Firefox 7.0.1, it is showing me an error: Any fix?
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How do I start Firefox with debug output at the command line?

Firefox is freezing now and again, and I want to know why. I thought I could get some debug output by starting Firefox with the -g option, but it just comes to some kind of prompt and then stops. ...
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How to get rid of right-click menu scrolling in Firefox under XUbuntu?

Despite the fact there is more than enough room on my screen, Firefox page-right-click menu usually appears pretty small and offers vertical scrolling to view all the items inside it. Some times the ...
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Problem accessing web based email with Firefox

I am running Natty Narwhal and all of a sudden I am unable to access any web based email (like Yahoo mail) I enter my user name & password and hit the login button and the page that loads keeps ...
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How to remove additional icons on firefox toolbar

I have a strange problem. I installed flash and video download add-on for my firefox browser and I see a bunch of icons in my navigation toolbar. I am not able to remove those bunch of icons by ...
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Which is the best way to version a lot firefox's profiles?. git, dropbox/ubuntuone or better option

my case is the following, I want to find the best way to have as many firefox's profiles as I want. I used to solve this problem with firefox sync before they limit the number of account per mail. I ...
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How to install Firefox addon from command line in scripts?

I want to improve my unattended script adding some Firefox addon, however I cant find the way, Can someone help to find out how to? Example: (Want to install adblockPlus plugin and set a new ...
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Why can I not keep instances of Firefox from two different machines separate anymore?

Sorry this is a little long. It's one of those issues that's a little tricky to describe. I have two computers connected on a LAN. One is running Mythbuntu 11.10, and one is running Ubuntu 11.10 with ...
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Why is Firefox on Ubuntu choppier than Firefox on Windows?

I have nvidia driver on both OSs. Same FF version. Both with smooth scrolling enabled. Using FF in windows is a big joy! It's so smooth, like a hot knife slicing butter. Ubuntu's FF is somewhat ...
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Firefox freezes on various sites, what to do? [closed]

On Ubuntu 11.10, my Firefox freezes on Sites like Blogspot, Google, Ubuntu Support or Mozilla... I don't know why it happens, but it happens every time and I don't know if I should reinstall the whole ...
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How can i make the Firefox Totem Plugin open VLC instead of Totem when opening an online video in a new window?

Until 11.04 the Firefox Totem Plugin offered to open the video in VLC, now it offers to open it in Totem. How can I change it back to vlc? Note: I do not want to install the VLC plugin nor do I wish ...
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How to upgrade Firefox in ubuntu 10.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? how to update firefox in ubuntu 10.04 LTS to firefox 7
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How to run application under different user

I am using 11.04. I have two users. (User1 and User2). Could you please tell if it is possible to run Firefox or any other browser with another User's profile. Let say, I am using User2 to access ...
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How do I change the default browser?

Despite Chromium being set as my preferred web browser under "System Info", when I click a link in an IM window of Pidgin, it opens in Firefox. How do I make it so that links open in Chromium? I am ...
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How do I download a whole Ubuntu One folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Download of a folder as a whole? Due to problems with 11.10 I just went back using 10.04. I thought it would be no problem since my files are all on Ubuntu one. On 10.04 ...
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France24 EN streaming in Firefox [closed]

I'm not able to stream France24 EN in Firefox (the stream doesn't start...) http://www.france24.com/en/aef_player_popup/france24_player# but I can in Chromium! Do you know what could be the reason? ...
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How do I get 'Main Menu' back?

In 11.04 and previous editions of Ubuntu, I used the 'Main Menu' tool (under 'System/Preferences') to change individual icons that I did not like in the icon theme I use (Faenza, and mainly the ...
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Install an application so that it can be launched from the terminal

I had to update my Firefox from ver 3 (i.e. the one that Ubuntu 10.04 ships with) and move it to Firefox 7. So firefox gave a tar.gz file to extract the browser from. I ran sudo apt-get remove ...
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Downgrade Firefox 7 to FF6

System: Ubuntu 10.04 For testing purposes I need to downgrade from FF7 to FF6. I'm aware of this answer: How to downgrade to Firefox 4 on 11.04 but my Synaptic Package Manager only offers me 7.01, ...
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How do I install Pencil?

Pencil either runs as a Firefox extension or as a standalone application with XULRunner 1.9.2. Trying to install XULRunner: rich@rich-laptop:~/apps/pencil$ sudo apt-get install xulrunner-1.9.2 ...
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Where does my browser store temporary data?

How can one look at content of temporary cache of his computer ? After something not actually downloaded (just pressing the button to open data not download) to any directory, this data temporarily ...
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Is Firefox not rendering a web page correctly compared to the same version on Windows?

I recently discovered that Firefox on Ubuntu does not render well some web pages compared to how it renders them on Windows (where the rendering is correct) or even to Chromium on the same Ubuntu box ...
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How do I open a new window in the same monitor?

I have 2 monitors and using Oneiric Ocelot Ubuntu. If I have opened firefox on my first monitor and want open new window, new window is always opened on the second monitor. How I can set using 1 ...
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Flash replacement for Linux

I am using Adobe flash browser plugin 11.0 in Linux however playing a simple youtube clip causes the CPU to spike considerably on the npviewer.bin process with Firefox, the same is true for Chrome on ...
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Autoproxy's auto mode doesn't work

I don't if this is the right place to ask this question, so please let me know if I can get better answer elsewhere. I just moved to Ubuntu 11.04 from Windows Vista. I've been using Firefox ...
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Unable to view text on OMG! Ubuntu! website in Firefox 7 [closed]

I am unable to view any text on the OMG! Ubuntu! website. I am using Firefox 7 on Oneiric. I also have all the latest updates installed. I am using NoScript, if that matters. As you can see from the ...
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Firefox 7 starts with an empty “Alert”-Window and browsing does not work

Today, after I started Ubuntu (11.04) I noticed this window immediately after running firefox: As you can see it is empty. No information about what is probably wrong. I closed the file and tryed ...
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Text colors in unity

If I want to try out a different GTK3-Theme using the Unity Shell, I always have troubles with colors of the text. Many themes seem to have trouble with upper bar using similar text colors (i.e. black ...
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Flash in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Adobe Flash player? I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed, I have the flashplugin:i386 installed, however both Google Chrome and Firefox are telling me that ...
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Java class not found error when opening Citrix [closed]

When I try to open Citrix,I am getting below error. Please advise. Ubuntu : 11.04 Firefox : 7.0.1 Sun Java Version :1.6.0_26 load: class com.citrix.ConnectionCenter not found. ...
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How do I enable Firefox Sync?

Firefox Sync is a utility for syncing history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords between devices (computers) built in to Firefox 4 and later. How do I enable it?
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Installation of google-chrome overrides preferences for 'default browser'

After I've installed google-chrome (not chromium), I noticed that it completely overwrote any behaviour set for the default browser, thus resulting in any link clicked in the GNOME environment being ...
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How do I enable submission of performance data in Firefox 7?

One item in the release notes of Firefox 7 reads Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox This is feature is also called ...