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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Desktop Couch Scratch Folder

In the "Desktop Couch Scratch" folder, do I have to manually add the bookmarks I want saved, or does the system do it automatically?
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Font rendering in Firefox is blurry

A picture is worth a thousand words... so does anyone know how to fix this font blurriness in Firefox? (You'll need to right-click the picture below go to View Image to view it full-size; it's too ...
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What is the “desktop couch scratch” folder?

What is the "desktop couch scratch" folder, and what do I do with it, if anything?
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Emacs keybindings for textboxes in firefox?

I'm so used to emacs that sometimes, when I'm typing something in a textbox in firefox, I sometimes try and do C-p to move up a line. It is seriously annoying to have to cancel a print dialog box ...
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How to use Moonlight to play videos on rtlmost.hu?

In Hungary, the biggest TV channel is RTL Klub, they has a video archive site. They use Silverlight instead of Flash :( What is annoying, they use the lastest version of Silverlight, about 4.x. But ...
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Firefox application associations not working

No matter what changes i make to file associations (actions) in the 'Applications' tab in Firefox, they're totally ignored. For example, i set .wmv and .avi files to open with 'smplayer' but when i ...
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How can I install firefox manually? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I install Firefox 4 Beta? How to compile source code from a tarball? How can I install firefox manually from firefox website? (.tar.bz2)
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Flashplugin works on youtube but not on website I belong to to watch training videos

I can watch video on Youtube with the flash-plugin, but I cannot watch video on a training website that charges monthly for access. I was able to watch video on that site before I switched to Ubuntu ...
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Cannot enable Firefox “submit crash report” option

Inside Firefox, I try to check the box in Edit->Preferences->Advanced->General which says Submit crash report, but each time I close the browser and open it again it remains unchecked. What could be ...
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Web developing- Strange happenings

As I'm teaching myself PHP and MySQL during break, I'm experimenting coding in a Ubuntu virtual machine where Apache, MySQL and PHP have been installed and configured to a shared folder. I'm not a ...
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Can't upgrade or install software after installing Firefox 4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Recently I installed FF 4 by command line following error ...
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Why does Firefox Return 'Server Not Found', and SeaMonkey Loads URL Perfectly?

Firefox on my system can not connect to http://docs.jquery.com. When I try the same address in SeaMonkey, on the same system, it works perfectly. Any thoughts why Firefox can not load the site?
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How can place Firefox’s tab close buttons on the left?

I would like to make Firefox fit more to the Ubuntu default themes Ambiance and Radiance. Therefore I would like to place the tab close buttons on the left instead of the right of each tab. I found ...
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Where should I start in tracking down Firefox malware

Switched my sister to Ubuntu because I got tired of re-installing the other OS every 6 months. Now she managed to get some malware in her Firefox on Ubuntu. Without access to the computer (or when I ...
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How to enable Moonlight?

Even after I've installed all the Mono packages, I am still asked to install Silverlight when I visit Silverlight-enabled web pages. Even after I agreed to do this and installed the Moonlight Firefox ...
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Creating .xpi file for FF [closed]

Ok so i downloaded the source code of an addon for Firefox, that was a .xpi file so i extracted that, changed some functions and now i would like to recreate a .xpi file so i can test it in Firefox. ...
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Wired network connection active, but Firefox not detecting connection

I'm using a wired network connection that should be manually configured. Which is working in my parallel boot Windows XP. But in my Ubuntu 10.10 after giving same values of IP address, subnet Mask, ...
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How do I install both Firefox beta and Minefield on the same machine?

First of all, I am aware of this question concerning installing Firefox beta/nightly . I am wondering if there is a simple way to install both minefield (currently pre9) and beta (currently b7. I ...
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Should I install Firefox add-ons via the Software Center or the webbrowser?

I would like to install some Firefox add-ons, also called 'extensions' or 'plugins', like for example Adblock Plus, Ubufox or Greasemonkey. Should I install them from the Mozilla website, using the ...
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Firefox can't update extensions

This has been going on for a while now. When there are new updates for Firefox add-ons and I start Firefox it's trying to download them but it fails. E.g. the first extension is Firebug. After a while ...
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Firefox Hangs on ubuntu when loading java applets

I am using Firefox 3.6.12 on ubuntu 10.10 amd64 with Openjdk JRE. Firefox seems to hang for a long time when loading applets from websites using java. Things seem to work smoothly on Windows. I have ...
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Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed

I have been using firefox for a long time in Ubuntu, I downloaded some add-ons but it made firefox extremely slow, even if I remove them nothing will change. I tried to remove firfox also but ...
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Firefox & OpenOffice don't use Indicator Applet Application Menu

At present, it seems neither Firefox nor Open Office seem to be using the Indicator Applet Application Menu. Is there a work around/fix committed?
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Firefox address bar doesn't autocomplete

When I start computer; or resume from standby; for few minutes firefox address bar does not offer autocomplete. After few minutes, every works normally. ubuntu maverick firefox 3.6.12 that came with ...
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How to browse the web safely with Mozilla Firefox?

i want to know how can i possibly keep me secured from forgery sites. i am currently using mozilla 3.7
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Is it possible to install Firefox 3.0 as well as the default package?

I'm a webdeveloper and using ubuntu 10.10 maverick. I want to track down a bug that appears in firefox 3.0, but not 3.5/3.6. Is there an easy way to install firefox 3.0 without it ...
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Web sites see my firefox as a mobile browser

Something strange happening to me is that some sites see firefox as a mobile browser on ubuntu and force usage of their mobile interface with no option to switch to full view. They work well with ...
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How to Install libflashplayer.so? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Adobe Flash player? I cannot figure out how to install Adobe Flashplayer plugin in Firefox 3.6.3. I downloaded libflashplayer.so, have read a few forums ...
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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 ...