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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Gmail offline on Firefox 4.0.1: “Offline Mail is not supported by your browser”

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and its default browser Firefox 4.0.1. A pretty standard configuration, so I am surprised that Gmail offline cannot be configured and tells me: Offline Mail is not ...
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How to make Firefox use the Gnome Keyring vault for password storage and retrieval?

With Chrome it is quite simple to use Gnome Keyring for password storage. But with Firefox 4 on ubuntu 11.04, I don't know how to achieve this. I remember that firefox 4 supposedly has OS integration ...
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How to fix the fonts in Firefox?

It has only stated today after installing KDE's system settings and configuring it to make KDE apps look native . Firefox has started using a thinner font. so how do i make it use the default ...
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Trouble accessing sites with Chromium

I'm having trouble accessing www.fafsa.ed.gov with Chromium, I get an "incompatible browser detected" message. I tried using the "User Agent Switcher" extension for Chrome but it did not work, however ...
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How do I (manually) install the Java plugin in Firefox 4

I'm trying to manually install the Java plugin for Firefox 4 on Mac OS X v10.9 (Mavericks) (I got Firefox 4 from the PPA), but it seems the usual instructions don't work. I've tried doing ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 hangs many times in a day

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04,My pc hangs many times. What does hung mean here? My mouse pointer is stuck and I can't use shortcut keys,and I can't run Alt+F2 and incase I hear music,last song ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl + F5 work in Firefox?

I'm using Xubuntu 11.04, and with a Windows XP in my VirtualBox. Both have latest Firefox 4 installed. But inside my Ubuntu, Ctrl+F5 never works, and because I don't know what else I could do to force ...
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How can I change Firefox switching tabs shortcuts?

I was used to press Control+1, Control+2 and so on to switch between tabs in Firefox. Now, in Unity, I have to use the Alt key instead. How can I change that? Thanks!
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How to install Firefox 3.5 side-by-side to default Firefox 4?

My online banking requires Firefox 3.5 instead of the default Firefox 4 that comes with Ubuntu 11.04. How can I install version 3.5 to be able to have it running side-by-side to Firefox 4?
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Compatible version of “Adobe Shockwave Player?”

Is there a Ubuntu compatible version of the "Adobe Shockwave Player?" I'm running Firefox and when I try to bring up one of my School's websites it says missing plugin. When I click on "Install ...
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Why is natty-proposed suggesting an upgrade to a beta version of Firefox?

Well I loaded up update manager today and it wants to replace Firefox 4.0.1 with 5.0beta5. To double check I fired out apt-cache policy firefox and there it is: ...
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Back button not working in browsers

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. The back buttons in the browsers (both firefox and chrome) are not working. Every time I have to right click and select 'back' option. Is there any work ...
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How to disable the warning sound when closing firefox

I appreciate to be warned when I try to close Firefox with multiple tabs open, but I really don't want to hear the warning sound. How can I disable the warning sound for firefox? Thanks in advance.
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Getting a weird message box on watching YouTube videos?

I am getting the message box shown in the screenshot below when watching videos on YouTube using Firefox 4.0.1. Also, Adobe Flash is crashing very often. It's not only YouTube, I can see this message ...
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How can I use Firefox 4 on an old Ubuntu 7.10 laptop?

I've got a desktop with Ubuntu 7.10 installed, and I would like to use the old Firefox that comes with it and it's the only one working for certain online banking pages, and use the new Firefox 4 for ...
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How can I enable fast printing from Firefox/CUPS using Dot-Matrix-Printer

We are doing printing from a firefox pop-up window to a 9-pin dot matrix printer, to make printing inexpensive for our application (Epson Lx 300+, Lx 300+ II family). As of now, I used IBM Pro ...
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Firefox menu problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active My Ubuntu's Firefox browser's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active. When I click on ...
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Firefox's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active [closed]

My Ubuntu's Firefox browser's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active. When I click on a menu topic like 'File' the sub menu appears, but when I move the mouse to select a menu item, the ...
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How to diagnose issues with Java (openJRE and Sun Java) and Firefox 4 [closed]

First of all, here is my setup: Ubuntu 10.04 Linux 2.6.32-32-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 20 21:54:21 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux Firefox 4 Java 6 Issue: I am trying to use my linux machine to log ...
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flickr.com & imagekind.com crashing my browser and effects? [closed]

My Ubuntu 11.04 (installed 2 days ago) is misbehaving. When I try to upload an image via Flickr or Imagekind my browsers (Firefox and Chrome) crash. It even causes the "Run a Command" window not to ...
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Firefox 4.0.1 crash intermittently and log out [closed]

Intermittently Firefox 4.0.1 is crashing on Ubuntu 11.04 and logging out. Sometimes it happens if I open an arbitrary website such as http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk I am NOT streaming any videos. Please ...
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Can't restore Firefox bookmarks from JSON backup [closed]

Before reinstalling Ubuntu, I backed up my bookmarks as a JSON file using Firefox 7.0a1-32bit on Ubuntu 10.10. Using Ubuntu 11.04, when trying to restore the backup, I get the following error: ...
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Kubuntu flash fullscreen glitches

machine: thinkpad edge14 kubuntu 11.04 x64 w/ firefox flash64 and java6 when launching fullscreen flash videos, the video will be placed on the background and the main window has to be minimized to ...
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Firefox 4.0.1 is hanging when streaming movies

When I am watching streaming movies on Firefox 4.0.1 running on Ubuntu 11.04 (Ubuntu classic desktop), firefox is stuck/hung, and I am unable to close/kill it through GUI such as closing the window ...
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Whenever I use ALT-TAB, Firefox display freezes [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 2011.04 from scratch a few hours ago. At first Firefox was working perfectly. Then I selected "Static application switcher" in the Compiz configuration. From that time, whenever I ...
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Very High CPU usage (100%) from just browsing the Web

I tested on Firefox and Chromioum. Im at 100% while loading pages which causes them to load slow and when I dont have a application running Im at 40% CPU (At least) Everything is slow basically. Im ...
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I'm unable to play song from musicindiaonline.com in 64bit ver

I have 64bit version of Ubuntu. I'm unable to play songs from the site musicindiaonline.com. One solution is to install real player but real player works only on 32bit. What is the solution to this. ...
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Modify the number of entries in the list to choose from for bookmarking a site in Firefox

I am wondering if it is possible to change the number of entries in the list which appears when in Firefox you right click on a tab and choose "add to bookmarks". That's because I use to categorize a ...
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Show Desktop Ctrl-Alt-D stopped working for Firefox only. Why? How to fix?

I don't know why but show Desktop Ctrl-Alt-D suddenly stopped working for Firefox only (in all workspaces). Any ideas what might have caused this? Thank you all! ps: alt-space-n or ...
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How do I permanently “trust” my router?

Whenever I access my router at https://192.168.1.1 firefox complains that the security certificate is invalid. No amount of permanently storing an exception seems to change its mind. Is there ...
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How to reduce font size of the header/footer in Firefox print jobs?

When printing from Firefox, the font size of headers/footers (Title, URL, Page, Date) is noticeably larger in Ubuntu when compared to Windows. The larger font means less of the Title and URL headers ...
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Which firefox.desktop prevails?

If there is a firefox.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications, does it override the firefox.desktop in /usr/share/applications? If not, is there a way to make it do so?
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Firefox Memory Leak [closed]

I have had to stop using Firefox. I have researched in Mozilla and other Ubuntu Forums. I'm running current FF, U11.04, and I have run the gamut disabling add-ons etc. I have Gmail and Google Reader ...
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ElasticFox on Firefox 4

How are you supposed to install the ElasticFox add-on on Firefox (4.0.1) on latest Ubuntu (11.04)? (ElasticFox is an extension for Amazon EC2 management.) Going to Tools -> Add-ons and searching for ...
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How do I make Software Center to open the apt-urls in Firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change handler of APT: URLs? how do i make apt-urls like this open in the software center?
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Firefox 4 UI icons disappeared after upgrade to 11.04

Since upgrading to Natty, some of the icons in Firefox 4 have stopped showing. Speifically, the Back, Forward, and Close Tab buttons (perhaps others). This is in Gnome 2. Is there a way to get the ...
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How do I play Quake Live?

I have been trying to get Natty to play Quake Live with no luck. Some notes Installing in Chrome doesn't work at all -- it seems to download the XPI (firefox plugin file) Installing in Firefox ...
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Firefox global menu bookmarks no middle/right click? [closed]

I wanted to ask if this was a feature or bug before I submitted a bug report. Before Unity/global menu, you could open bookmarks in a new tab by middle clicking or right click "open in new tab". In ...
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Firefox with Ubufox does not find plugins

When I try to open a flash site or Java applet, Firefox tells me that there are some missing plugins available. But once i click on that button of the top bar, Firefox doesn't find anything. Only ...
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How do I use bookmarks sync?

I'm using 11.04 Natty here, and have enabled bookmarks sync in the Ubuntu One configuration on my Desktop. I have also done the same on my laptop. However, my bookmarks are not syncing. I figured ...
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HTML5 version of Angry Birds not rendering properly in any browser

See the attached screenshot. When I run Angry Birds in any of my browsers, pieces of the game are missing. This desktop is 32bit Xubuntu with the PAE kernel, if that affects anything. I've tried ...
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Trying to use Webex from webex.com on Firefox 4?

I have previously seen webex working with firefox 3 on the same install of ubuntu, I have the sun java6 packages installed including the plugin for mozilla. (sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre ...
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Firefox 4 using more battery power and slow

I updated my Intel Atom Netbook to Natty, and besides killing the battery, the new Firefox 4 seems super slow, it takes half a minute to load a page, then the program does not respond too much at all. ...
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How do I use a Firefox 4 profile on a separate drive/partition

I have always used a separate partition/drive for Data as well as having a separate partition for my home folder. I have now upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and I found none of my profiles run under Classic ...
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How to use word hyperlinks?

When I open word document in Open Office I have link like this https://somehome/someword.doc#SOME_SECTION I think it should work that when I click on the link its forwarded to SOME_SECTION in that ...
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What does Firefox AppArmor restrict/allow?

I know the AppArmor profiles resides in /etc/apparmor.d/, but I do not know how to interpret it. Any translation would be enlightening.
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Slowdowns while using Firefox

I have Windows 7 and Natty installed on my computer. There is no problem on Windows 7's side, but whenever I log into Natty, it slows down while using Firefox 4. I tried it in normal mode using Unity ...
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Link clicked not passed to firefox

When Firefox is set as my default browser, any links cliked in another application open a new blank Firefox window, not a new tab or a new window with the page I want. Is that a problem with the ...
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Teach a novice how to import a photo and upload it to eBay

Is there an easier way to upload files in Web browser (HTML) file upload forms other than noting/cutting a file location and typing/pasting that location into a Browse... dialog? I've heard drag and ...
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Firefox 4 crashing in VNC [closed]

On my desktop PC I've been using Kubuntu 10.04 for about a year. Recently I've updated Firefox to version 4 using aptitude and the mozilla-team/firefox-stable repository. Since then, I can't run it ...