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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Use The Google Chrome 21 Flash Plugin in Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04

I see several link for doing this : Can I use the same built in flash library from Chrome in Firefox? http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/use-the-google-chrome-flash-plugin-in-firefox-in-ubuntu/ But ...
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How to get Netradio working in Firefox

I listen to a Danish Stateowned Netradio, but I cannot get it working. I have installed the Adobe Flashplayer, but apparently there are some problems with the plugin, so when I push the playbutton ...
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Shortcut to Move Tabs in Firefox

I'm wondering how to move the focused tab around, to right or left, using a keyboard shortcut in 12.04? After a Google search I found the shortcut Ctrl + (L/R)Arrows, but it seems to work only in ...
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Linear B writing not displaying in browser

Linear B is part of the Unicode standard since 2003. So why doesn't it display in my Firefox? The website in question is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_B Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) Firefox 14.0.1 ...
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Firefox completely consuming the OS

Over and over again, when using Firefox browser, a window pops up with the message: Unresponsive script: xpcomutils.jsm:357 which is normally followed by another popup window stating nsPropmpter ...
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How to make Firefox load thumbnails in the New Tab page?

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 with Firefox. Since version 13, a new tab in Firefox displays a mosaic buttons representing the most visited pages as short dials to those pages. These buttons should be ...
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How to install Firefox 14.0.1 (or any other latest version) on Ubuntu 10.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? Here is the deal. My primary OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I like it so far and I don't want to upgrade yet to the latest ...
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Libre office (read only) issue

I run ubuntu 10.04 with the latest version of LibreOffice (the one release the other day). When downloading a document - like something in excel in my firefox, and want to open it, it opens up in read-...
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Requesting URL to gnome-shell integration plugin for Firefox

Please give me the link to download the gnome-shell integration plugin which will allow me to subsequently install gnome-shell extensions via the web browser. I just want the link to the plugin, I ...
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How to login to my Ubuntu desktop like in Windows?

Today I tested something in 12.04. I have Automatic login enabled with password. So When I login a window pops up asking for the password. But I tested the following. I clicked cancel twice in the pop ...
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How can I find “Firefox updates:” option in “firefox preferences > Advanced > update” tab

I'm new for ubuntu, using firefox-11.0 in ubuntu-10.10, recently I removed ffox-3.6 and installed ffox-11.0 from superuser. Even I cann't find update options in firefox preferences > Advanced > ...
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Ubuntu preinstalled laptop: How to change the default search engine and home page in Firefox?

I have a new Dell Ubuntu pre-installed laptop. It came with 11.10 and I've just upgraded it to 12.04 (Precise). Firefox has its homepage set to Yahoo search and the default search engine is Yahoo too....
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How do I exit a terminal so that any processes I started keep running?

I use firefox & as command in terminal. This must dissociate firefox from terminal. Still when I close terminal, firefox exits. Any ideas, why this happens? How can I overcome this situation?
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How to use deviantart on ubuntu?

I have ubuntu, and I'm trying to chat like I normally do on deviantart, with more than one chat open at once. However, I cannot use tab normally (the tab button makes the cursor vanish rather than ...
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Ubuntu browsers trying to make me connect via a proxy that isn't available, how do I stop it wanting to connect to it?

I recently updated my computer and now it wont' let me go online. It keeps coming up with the error message; Cannot connect to proxy (slb-webcache.hull.ac.uk). How do I get rid of it's proxy ...
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How do I get rid of centurylink search in firefox?

Im using ubuntu 10 and the firefox 10.0. When using the address bar to search, when i type long words like 'search this in google' the search defaults to google. But when i type in small words like '...
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Webapp integration in Firefox doesnt show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I don't see the Unity section in Firefox preferences In Firefox the webapp integration doesnt show. in chrome it does. I also have no unity tab in my firefox ...
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How do I pin a website shortcut to the Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? I'm using Firefox. I created a shortcut to a much-used website on my desktop, but when I drag the shortcut icon to the ...
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How to sync Firefox across multiple operating systems/computers. Without Firefox Sync if possible

I have one desktop computer with Vista/Ubuntu 12.04 dual-boot, and one netbook with XP. The netbook is usually far away from the desktop computer (i.e. rarely on the same network). I would like to ...
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(firefox:6252): Pango-WARNING **: shaping failure, expect ugly output. shape-engine='BasicEngineFc

I've been facing a rather unusual problem with browsing websites on Firefox, its never happen before and the weird part is that Chromium is able to load all the websites flawlessly, its only Firefox ...
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Is there a way to lock my browser with a password?

It would be OK if it was only with my login password, but I would like to lock both midori and Firefox so that they cannot be used without entering a password. I'm running 12.04.
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Firefox PDF Embedded Plugin

For some reason in firefox i cannot read embedded pdfs. it just says a plugin is needed to display the content and then has a link to download plugin. when i click it, it searches for a while and ...
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How do I restore a browser session in Firefox?

If I shut down my browser/laptop properly, then open up the browser again, it doesn't ask to restore the session. I can't add bookmarks to every link I browsed. Is there a way that browser can ask ...
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DIsable HUD for Some Applications

I am using HUD on 12.04 ubuntu and firefox is crashing for me. I have similar results as per this bug. Another thing is that I have 0 addons on firefox, so this is not caused because of the addons. ...
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'Important security update' for Firefox and flash plugin, but the update cannot be selected

[This question has been updated as I now have the same problem with Firefox in addition to flash plugin] The update manager (on Ubuntu 12.04, 64bit) shows an 'important security update' for ...
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High CPU load during flash playback [closed]

I got a CPU load indicator applet and whenever I play a flash vid I see it going through the roof and staying high. I'm running 12.04 with the latest updates, restricted extras installed. Browser is ...
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Firefox flash player fullscreen mouse doesn't disapear 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? In Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox's flash-player, full screen mode. When I want to watch a video that is not YouTube, the mouse pointer should disappear, ...
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Diagnosing persistent Flash streaming failure for DRM content

I'm trying to implement the fixes from Adobe (as mentioned in this other question) but I'm having no success. I'm running 64-bit 12.04. When I try the Flash test as described on this Adobe guide: ...
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ALT key HUD web search in firefox

Is it possible to conduct a web search (In Firefox 14) from the HUD? (Ubuntu 12.04) For example, Hitting The ALT key (to bring up the HUD menu for Firefox) and typing in a search term? It doesn't ...
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Browser hanging when copying large files

Whenever I copy or move large files between disk partitions my firefox becomes unresponsive at random times during the process. Is that normal for Ubuntu?
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Firefox crashes when HUD is opened [closed]

Every time I press Alt from Firefox to open the HUD, Firefox crashes. What do I have to do?
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Anyone else experiencing this problem: Firefox menus reliably stop working whenever I open a web page from the HUD [closed]

Firefox is 14.01, ubuntu is 12.04 latest updates. Unity 3d. Regardless of what I'm doing in Firefox menus will stop working if I open a web page from the HUD. If I run Firefox normally everything ...
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How to install firefox 14.0.1 from a tar.bz2 which is located in /usr/downloads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? I have downloaded firefox 14.0.1 as a tar.bz2 file. It is located in my downloads folder. Could you please tell me how can I ...
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Fonts look strange in firefox

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 (with Firefox 11), and the fonts in some of my favorite sites (especially Hebrew sites) look strange. I looked at the CSS and saw such fonts such as "...
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firefox crashes when I use BASH (ubuntu 12.04 lts) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have been having the most annoying problem: every time I open BASH when I am using firefox, it (FF) crashes. Not immediately, but ...
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How do I play movies on Google Play?

When trying to play a movie I purchased from Google Play, the movie player (same Flash-based one used by YouTube) spits out the following error message over a background of faux-TV-static: An ...
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Address bar in Firefox automatically redirects to google search

Whenever I type something in my address bar (other than a url), Firefox automatically uses Google search to give me results for it. Where can I change this behaviour in Firefox? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Awesome WM menu missing Firefox

After sudo apt-get install awesome awesome-extra and logging into it (with no previous configuration that I know of), there's no menu entry for Firefox. All my other stuff is there - Mutt, Meld, jEdit,...
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Firefox Updates Don't (Ubuntu 10.04)

I religiously update my system. Since Firefox 10, the updates show up in the PPA, I install them, but nothing changes. (and Firefox keeps nagging me: "update available") I just tried again for FF 14. ...
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Why are my Firefox control buttons disappearing?

Not sure if this is a "fault" or just me. The window control buttons (top left) in Firefox disappear behind the unity launch bar on the left of the screen when Firefox is maximised. It is then ...
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How to force firefox to remember passwords?

In firefox, some passwords I have cannot be saved (I'm not even asked for that), for example fab.com or battle.net How can I make Firefox remember those passwords?
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Chrome versus Firefox - which is better? [closed]

Perhaps this is not the best title to use, but I'm running 12.04, which I always update. I'm not sure if it is just my impression, but is Chrome really buggy? I generally use the latest updated ...
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Is there an alternative to Adobe Flash?

I am having problems with Adobe Flash. I have the latest version installed for Firefox. It keeps crashing my computer and I was wondering if there was any alternative that works with videos that ...
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Firefox starting before network is up

We have this machine (ubuntu 10.04) with autologon and firefox in startup sesson aplications. But some times the firefox starts, and the network is not up (maybe a delay from dhcp server, or some ...
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Menu does not display in Firefox 13 on Xubuntu 12.04

I had a problem after update firefox to version 13. When I start the firefox, it works. But for a while I can't click on firefox menu anymore. The right click menu doesn't work either. I'm using ...
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Adding x-scheme-handler without a popup in firefox

I have written a simple application which registers an "x-scheme-handler" in the .desktop file. Something like this:- [Desktop Entry] Name=Foo Exec=/usr/bin/foo %u Type=Application NoDisplay=true ...
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How to pinpoint source of Firefox window behavior

One of my favorite Unity features is the ability to pin windows to one side of the screen or the other. My tendency to do this a lot has made me notice a bug where when I'm moving a Firefox window I ...
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Using a custom protocol handler in Firefox to run a shell script?

What I'd like to do is be able to start external programs from links in a local website. I've defined a custom protocol handler in firefox by setting the following variables in about:config network....
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Flash plug-in crashes about 50% of the time

Like the title says, my Flash plugin keeps crashing. It happens on videos on many sites like YouTube. (I joined the html5 beta at YouTube to sort that out, but that doesn't fix other sites.) The ...
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How do I sort Firefox bookmarks alphabetically by manipulating the 'json' or 'places.sqlite' files via the terminal?

is there a way possible with terminal pipelining to sort the bookmarks Mozilla Firefoxstores in alphabetical order? I tried dabbing a little but to my disappointment ,the bookmarks are stored in JSON ...