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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Netflix continually asking for silverlight install

I had a problem with the netflix browser asking me to install Silverlight all the time I checked the Netflix browser "Firefox" for plugin errors and found one with Pipelight when I tried to apply ...
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Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 31 as my browser. I can not get pay-for-view movies from Google Play, YouTube or Acorn (tv) to work. Regular YouTube videos work fine for some reason--as do other ...
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Flash-plugin — Canonical's stance ? Questions [closed]

I would like to find out or be pointed to Ubuntu's official policy regarding flash-plugins especially since Adobe will not support (is not supporting) future upgrades to this product. I have perused ...
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Ubuntu,browser can surf the internet, but I cannot ping

I am using ubuntu.I can use firefox in it to surf the internet properly,like google and any other websites.But I cannot use ping command .For example ,when I "ping www.google.com.hk", it get no ...
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How to install Firefox Aurora from a terminal?

I want to install Firefox Aurora in Ubuntu 14.04 from the terminal (I know there are other ways) but I can't. I've downloaded firefox-33.0a2.ca.linux-i686.tar.bz2 (linked from the download page) and ...
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Firefox asks to install flash, then plugin finder says “no suitable plugins were found.”

Every time I visit a site that contains a Flash object, the Firefox plugin finder asks me to install Flash, but when I click to install it, it reports that "No suitable plugins were found." I know I ...
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Firefox becomes very slow, showing spinning circle “connecting” for ages, ipv6 is disabled, no proxy, and disabling addons doesn't work

So I am a brand new Ubuntu user, and just getting the feel of the OS. Tried it on a friends computer, and really liked the system. Have just done a full install of 14.04 on an Asus UX32A (originally ...
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Website video slow/choppy; somehow fixed it briefly on Chrome (but not on Firefox), but problem resumed on restart

Watching video content on any website (youtube, news sites, TV sites etc) the picture is slow/choppy, not at all smooth. The sound is fine. I'm mainly using Chrome, which has the latest Flash enabled. ...
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Firefox Crashing

Since I upgraded to 14.04 LTS my Firefox crashes every few minutes. I asked this question before and there has been not response. I can not get into my Yahoo account. What can I do to resolve this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 firefox internet is getting slower

My problem is, internet is getting slower and some point the screen become a gray color. I'm using Ethernet, not wifi. And I just installed ubuntu 14.04 the day before yesterday. So, basically it ...
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Firefox launched a file by itself

I have a playlist file called /tmp/mp3.m3u in Ubuntu (14.04). While browsing a completely unrelated website this file was launched automatically, presumably by firefox, as ps auxf shows: \_ ...
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No sound on any web browser [closed]

I was using my laptop to play Youtube on my TV. I had no problems. It was going through my HDMI and I was using the cable to play sound through the TV. I disconnected the cable and since then there ...
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Use updated version of firefox

I was using firefox 28.0 on ubuntu 14.04. So I went to the firefox website and downloaded the latest version of firefox. I then extracted and ran firefox. However when I type firefox in the search ...
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Firefox - how to avoid duplicate file data download when using “save page as”?

I find that I am accessing many pdf files which are downloaded for reading into Firefox. But when I go to save these files using "save page as", Firefox repeats the data download. As the files can be ...
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Recovering Firefox's Saved Login Details

I'm trying to log in as admin to a Joomla site of mine. I was really lazy and always relied on Firefox to remember my login info. I've recently had to replace the hard drive in my laptop. I bought an ...
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Similar download manager in Chrome to that in Firefox?

In Firefox, I am using a download manager which can resume downloading if it breaks because of bad connection, and can automatically download multiple selected links in a webpage. I tried some ...
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Problem while browsing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC with 2+ Ghz processing speeds and 4gb RAM. While I'm browsing on using Firefox, the browser suddenly gets dim and then bright. It happened multiple times. While ...
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how to install Roboform in Firefox

I want to use Roboform to remember my passwords but I don't know how to install Roboform in Firefox.I have asked some friends, they don't know, neither. Anybody know please tell me.Thanks a lot!!
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Reset firefox from command line

Mozilla firefox gives an option to reset it. Check the below images to ee how its done graphically; I need to make a script where this can be done through bash. Can someone tell me the command ...
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Panoramtech ads on Firefox (ShowIP extension)

Since yesterday Noscript - the extension for Firefox, blocks a request to "panoramtech.net". After some researches, it seems that Panoramtech is a malware. How could my Linux system catch it? What ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing when logging on

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a bootable pendrive and succesfully replaced XP with ubuntu on a PC. I logged on fine and was exploring but when I started firefox the whole system froze, ...
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torrent magnet link applications (ubuntu 14.0)

how do i set deluge as my default magnet link application I am completely lost. I've tried going into my Mozilla preferences but i cant find deluge when I am searching for the application please help. ...
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Firefox - Error:cannot open display: :0.0

I'm trying to run xvfb alongside CutyCapt to take screenshots of websites on a headless VPS server. I've installed xorg, firefox latest stable release, and CutyCapt. I've set the default display by ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit yesterday and there are problems everywhere. Firefox almost never works. It crashes all the time. I also get some system errors. I can't find anyone else having the ...
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Set default browser when running as sudo

I am trying to run sudo and set the default browser. I want to set chromium as my default browser. I have tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser This shows chrome as my default ...
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How can I install an older version of Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, which already has Firefox v31. I want to install an older version of Firefox. How can i do it?
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specific webpage (url) not loading (ubuntu 12.04)

for few days now, I can not load a specific page, which is "https://www.facebook.com/" alon or with either "?ref=logo" or or "?ref=tn_tnmn" (which are actually all leading to the same old facebook ...
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Network problem: Chrome would not load sites that Firefox does

I am running a Ubuntu 13.04. I had both Chrome and Firefox installed, and the former does not load most websites. There is no proxy, and I have disabled the firewall. I connect to the internet ...
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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...
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Firefox has trouble connecting to web pages

I have been on a vacation for about ten days and after I returned I found Firefox in a terrible state. It seems to have no problems connecting to some of the "bigger" web pages like google, gmail, ...
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14.04 - Old Firefox Version won't install, can't use profile manager

I'm new to Ubuntu. (14.04) Firefox comes default as version 31.x, but I need to use 29.0.1. I've tried following multiple instructions, whereby copying an old firefox (old v29) to the usr/bin ...
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How to refresh all firefox windows and pop-up windows via terminal?

I searched the net and found some solutions, but none helpped in refreshing all windows, tabs and pop-up windows. I need at least the terminal command that refreshes one pop-up window. Is this ...
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How to open new pop-up firefox windows using terminal?

Here are listed some firefox commands, but not the one I'm looking for. Is this possible?
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How to setup Easystroke so that the strokes work outside of the Easystroke window?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have setup Easystroke to start Firefox with a simple mouse gesture, the only issue is the gesture will only work when I have Easystroke open and I do the gesture INSIDE the ...
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Firefox problem with dark themes: auto-complete items are illegible

It seems something changed in Firefox since the version 30 which makes auto-complete items illegible on dark themes with dark menus. There's no difference whether on Ambiance or Numix, for example. ...
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Cannot download Minecraft [duplicate]

Alright, now before I start I'm not the most tech savvy person out there so I dont know alot of terms and how to do things. I mean I know what a command, terminal, and argument is and all that but I ...
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How do I block ads in Firefox

I have seen this question, which has some detail on how to block ads in Chrome/Chromium? Is there anything I could use to block ads (and trackers as well) in Firefox?
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Firefox Questions

Are there any optimized builds and/or processor specific builds of Firefox, like Swiftfox: http://getswiftfox.com/ for Ubuntu ? I've been tweaking config like it's my job, just like I did on that ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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Webdriver not finding Firefox 21.0 installation on Ubuntu 1404 LTS

Been scratching my head for hours over this. Installed firefox 21 from a tar.gz file. Extracted and placed in /opt/firefox sysmlink I used: sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/fiefox / usr/bin/firefox whereis ...
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How to get rid of multiple duplicate menus in Firefox bookmarks library?

In my Firefox bookmarks in Ubuntu 14.04, every single folder in my library is duplicated, and I can't delete these duplicates. The duplicates are also linked, so if I change one, it changes the other. ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...
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How to downgrade Firefox from 30 to 28?

I've accidentally sudo apt-get upgrade (while c/p-ing instructions to do something and failing to notice that it isn't sudo apt-get update) and it upgraded Firefox from 28 to 30. Now my menus are ...
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Font is rendered differently in browsers on Ubuntu and Win 7. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger

Faced with the problem of font rendering in browsers in Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger. Font Arial, size 16px appears as if he was in 17px in windows 7. Page in firefox Windows 7 ...
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'save link as' / 'open with' / 'launch application' window

When I want to open any file or even when I want to do "save link as" in mozilla there is a pop up window with the title launch application which I should choose an application to open that file. What ...
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Google Redirect Virus

I probably have a redirect virus in my system. Every time I try links to google, youtube it redirects to some kind of fake advertisement pages. Even on others pages where youtube flash player is used, ...
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How can I override the title of an X11 window running across an SSH tunnel?

I am SSH'ing into a server which has a copy of Firefox installed on it that I need to run. I can SSH in and run Firefox, and it will run remotely as expected. However, I need to frequently have two ...
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Firefox spellchecker often not enabled properly

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and its built-in version of Firefox, which is currently version 30.0. On some web pages spellchecker is working properly, but on many it does not. If I right-click in a text ...
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Is it possible to “lock” Firefox in one state and run it from that state?

Is this possible? For example to do something like "hibernate" for Firefox, that is to run it wit all plugins in a certain state.
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How can I play asx files from chrome?

Is it possible to play asx files from Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04? I am trying to play this station, but without any success. Instead of streaming the station, an asx file is downloaded. However, ...