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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How to run a web browser as a screensaver

I would like to set up a custom application (a separate profile of Firefox browser in my case) to be fired instead of screensaver. I am using Gnome desktop environment. Technically it doesn't have to ...
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How do I uninstall minefield, now that official Firefox 4.0 is out? [closed]

Updated from Minefield to official release via ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable. Minefield is still installed on my system. How do I get rid of this while retaining the official 4.0 release/PPA?
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How do I put a web application on the Launcher?

Sometimes I see pictures of screenshots with people with web applications and nice icons on their launcher, how can I set this up?
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Firefox 4.0 Theming

I am dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. And I have installed the latest Firefox 4.0 on both the operating system. However when I click the ...
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What is Namoroka, and should I have it instead of Minefield or Firefox 4?

Can someone please clear up what the difference between Namoroka, Minefield, and Firefox 4 is? Which one will eventually "win out," and which one should I have installed? My 10.10 install came with ...
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2nd instance of Firefox does not obey GTK2 customizations

On Ubuntu 10.10 I started a 2nd instance of Firefox using the command: $ firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote & Created a new profile and everything works smoothly except for the fact that this ...
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how to install firefox 4 rc on ubuntu 10.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? I removed the Firefox 3.6 from my system & installed it again using Ubuntu software center. But now it is ...
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How to permanently add CSS to some pages using Firefox?

How to permanently add CSS to some pages using Firefox? Say, I want to change the font or background of a page I frequent using Firefox. How to do that?
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How come a daily build is behind snapshot releases like beta or RC?

I installed Firefox 4 from the daily builds PPA, and it doesn't seem to be the latest RC, and tells me that I'd better update to it. How come a daily build is behind snapshot releases like beta or RC? ...
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Is there a way to get a “proper” Firefox 4 experience on Maverick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Firefox 4? I'm getting fed up of Chrome's crazy memory usage and quirks and I'm tired of FF3's sluggish performance. I'd like to replace FF3 with FF4. ...
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How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with?

I'd like gnome-terminal to open links with the Chrome browser, but it insists on opening them with Firefox. I've followed both pieces of advice found here without any success: ...
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Weird font hinting in Firefox 4

I know this a recurrent topic but I just can't find a decent solution--although I found one for Chrome. Just take look at the following screenshots: Chrome 9 Firefox 4 See the slight ...
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How to search Firefox Bookmarks?

Is it possible to do a fulltext search (or even better regexp) automatically on all websites I have in my bookmark list? Edit Is there any other browser where this is possible?
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How do I rollback to Firefox to 3.6 from a PPA version?

I foolishly upgraded my Firefox install on Ubuntu to the beta 4 release, I believe by adding the PPA repository -- is there an easy way to roll it back to the 3.6 version provided by Ubuntu?
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BBC flash videos don't play in Firefox (Youtube videos do, and all is fine in Chrome)

Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit. Firefox 3.6.14 Why don't BBC videos play in Firefox if Youtube has no problem? Moreover videos play fine in Chrome. Another strange thing: there seem to be two flashplugins in ...
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How do I enable WebGL sites with Firefox 4 Beta?

I am using Firefox 4.0RC1 from the Mozilla Team's "Firefox Next" PPA. My about:config has webgl.enabled_for_all_sites set to true as most guides recommend that and also say that is all that is ...
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Google image search super slow

I've just started using Ubuntu (10.10) so I have a reasonably fresh install. Regardless of if I use the Firefox 4 latest beta or 3.6.13. Google image search is dead slow and sometimes intermittently ...
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Strange sound artifacts when using Firefox while music is played

I listen to music using Rhythmbox. Meanwhile I browse web with Firefox. When a page is loading, I switch tabs or I scroll up-down a site (and sometimes randomly), terrible "cracks" are audible, and I ...
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Pressing backspace doesn't open previous page in Firefox

In Windows when I press the backspace key it goes to the page I surfed before, why doesn't it work in Ubuntu 10.04? How to make it work?
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Firefox 4 stores passwords, but suddenly forgot that it did?

I am using firefox 4 as my default browser, but this is probably file system related. I will describe the problem and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction? Today I was using the ...
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Messed up my Firefox 4 settings

I installed some extensions for Firefox and now my tabs bar is gone and on the left, there are some white pixels where they should be brown. I tried deleting the settings file in etc/firefox/prefs, ...
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Will the latest versions of Firefox be brought into old Ubuntu releases?

Will updated versions of Firefox land in old Ubuntu releases, such as Lucid and Maverick, when they are released by Mozilla?
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Importing PKCS#12 (.p12) files into Firefox From the Command Line

I've posted this question up on #Ubuntu and #Firefox Forums, and really could do with some help.. Anyone know where i could look or help with the answer. I'm hoping the power of social media will come ...
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How to Get Native Notifications with Firefox 4?

I recently upgraded to Firefox 4. There is extension in synaptic - xul-notify that can be used in Firefox 3.x to get native notifications through notify-osd but it is not working with Firefox 4. Is ...
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Can I share same bookmarks db among Firefox installations in Ubuntu and Windows?

I've got a dual-boot system, having WindowsXP-NTFS and Ubuntu-Ext4 partitions. It would be cool if I could use the same bookmarks database in Firefox under Linux and Windows. How to achieve this? ...
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What's the ultimate way to install debug Flash Player in Firefox?

What's the easiest way to get a debug Flash Player (the one you can download from here, though I don't care if it's downloaded automatically) working in Firefox? 64 bit system, default Firefox from ...
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How to embed evince in firefox 4?

I installed mozplugger and created the file mozpluggerrc with the following content according to this post but when I open a .pdf it opens in a separate evince window. is there a way I can truly ...
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How do I manually install the Oracle Java Plugin for Google Chrome and Firefox?

How to install Java Plugin to these browsers manually ? I downloaded JRE from Oracle Site, run it in terminal. Now, what I should do ?. I want to do it manually because, I want to be up-date with ...
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“Invalid OpenID transaction” when signing into Launchpad

When I click on the "Log in / Register" link on the website https://launchpad.net, I always arrive on a blank page only displaying "Invalid OpenID transaction". This happens every time in Firefox, but ...
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Facebook doesn't work with Chromium, works fine with Firefox [closed]

My Facebook doesn't work with Chromium, but it works fine with Firefox.
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Keyboard shortcut to un-focus form controls

While a form control like <select> or <input> is focused the arrow keys, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End all navigate inside the contents of that control rather than the web page itself. ...
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Authorization pop-up requested by http://localhost:51675 every time I run Firefox

Using Ubuntu 10.04. Whenever I run Firefox I get a pop up requesting authorisation. It says 'a user name and password are being requested by http://localhost:51675. The site says "server" I have ...
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How can an application (like Firefox) be forced to use a certain network interface?

I've two interfaces: eth0 and wlan0 on a notebook. Possible use cases: eth0 grants me Internet access, and wlan0 is currently connected to a router which does not have Internet-connectivity. For ...
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Facebook and Gmail stop working after 10 minutes

I have problems with facebook and gmail only: It works fine and lets me log in, view the content, read new messages, etc. But after 5-10 minutes it doesn't load at all: This webpage is not ...
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Which bookmark sync technology will be used in 11.04?

I assume 11.04 is going to use Firefox 4, is Ubuntu going to keep using Ubuntu One sync or are they going to change over to the Firefox Sync built into 4.0?
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How do I get the Java plugin in Firefox 3.6 working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Oracle Java JRE 7? I have Ubuntu 10.10. I needed the Sun Java so I added Sun Oracle as supplier of packages and installed java-6. However, I haven't ...
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How to install Gears in Firefox?

With Ubuntu 10.10 Lucid and its default Firefox 3.6.13, when I follow the normal installation procedure of Google Gears I receive this error: "Google Gears" could not be installed because it is ...
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Why am I doing badly on the html5 test?

The version of Firefox in the 10.10 repos seems to perform pretty poorly on the HTML5 test. Why is this? Is there something I can do about that? Does it matter?
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How to track Firefox beta via a PPA, but not Thunderbird daily builds etc?

I would like to install the beta of Firefox 4 in lucid or maverick. I know I can install the ubuntu-mozilla-daily PPA (ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa) and have easy apt-get access to firefox-4.0. ...
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Turn off all sounds from websites

Often, I am listening to music of my choosing. Is there a way to preemptively turn off all sounds originating from websites? I don't want to click the 'mute' button once the page loads. And ...
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On the netbook edition (Unity), firefox is taking up full screen, covering menu and its own controls

On my Dell mini with 10.10 netbook edition, I have run into a problem where firefox covers the whole screen and there is no way to get to any other windows except by minimizing. Alt+Space does not ...
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Fonts DPI problem in Firefox and Open Office

I have changed fonts DPI from 96 to 85. Now the desktop really looks great but the problem is that Firefox and Open Office won't apply the new settings. They still use 96 DPI. Any suggestion? thx
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How to run TurboTax online?

I want to use TurboTax online to do my Income Tax but apparently Ubuntu (or any other flavor of Linux) is not supported. Is there any way around this? I have Chrome and Firefox but both get the "Not ...
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Configuring Firefox to use a proxy from the command line

I'm looking for a way to tell Firefox to use a proxy in Ubuntu Ludid (10.04.1 LTS). I'm installing Ubuntu semi-automatically on several identical machines. For this, I use a script that, amongst ...
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Will the official repositories update to Firefox 4.0 when it's released?

Please do not mistake this for another post resembling installing Firefox 4.0 beta..I have no intention of that. What I meant to ask was in Febrary or possibly march Firefox 4.0 will be officially ...
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Troubles with Acrobat Reader within Firefox?

I just built a new machine and installing Acrobat was last step in process. Am running Thinkpad X210 with 10.10 64-bit. I've always been able to reliably open PDFs inline from the web; however, when I ...
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How to Fix Firefox when it freezes completely after open it?

First time ever today Firefox Version 3.6.13 freezed for me on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. I open Firefox normally but then nothing respond on the GUI.The only thing I can do is close it. When Closed I try ...
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Menubar text color and firefox black making is unreadable with Ambiance. How do I fix this?

Ever since I purged kubuntu-desktop from my ubuntu installation, my firefox menu bar text changed to black. I now have trouble using firefox with the ambiance theme. Is there a package or something ...
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How Do I Export Pages from Browser with Embedded Hyperlinks?

Made a sad discovery today. I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My client is in the ad business and she had a marketing competition task for me. She wanted me to visit websites of the competitors, and export the ...
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Can I remove the countdown when installing extensions in Firefox?

When installing an extension in Firefox, the confirmation dialog makes you wait 5 seconds before you can install the extension. I find it annoying and unnecessary, is there a way to shorten or remove ...