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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 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, ...
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Firefox, LibreOffice are stuck in English. I want them in Esperanto

I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 this week, using Esperanto since the first startup. Later I added Interlingua, but Esperanto is still second. Anyway, I noticed that Firefox was still ...
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Java is not working in any browser

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 , and I've used the 12th edition and 13th and it was always the same problem for me, java is NOT working on any of my browser : all applets aren't functional, I can't login to ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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Unable to play FIFA videos, StarSports Videos on Firefox 30 (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit)

I am using FF 30 on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed flash and youtube is working fine. However some videos from some sites aren't playing - Foot ball videos (FIFA) and Cricket videos (Starsports) etc. Just ...
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Homepage disappeared from firefox

The usual modified Google homepage for Mozilla Firefox has disappeared. Now, when I start browser it says browser.startup.homepage=about:home and the address link is ...
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Updating Firefox via pop-up prompt?

Firefox is prompting me for an update. I am used to a Windows environment, so is this the same thing? If I accept, it will simply update and I don't need to worry about a thing? I worry if Firefox ...
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Downloading problem at slow internet speeds

Recently I had very slow download speeds at my home and It was taking 6 hours to download a file of just 250 MB with firefox browser ,So is there any program that I can use to increase my download ...
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Why all my firefox downloads are opened by vlc?

It has been more than one week and Firefox has become opening any downloaded file with vlc even if I change the source of opening the file. In the next download, it will open again with vlc. What ...
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Which page opened a tab in firefox?

While searching on well known and reliable pages, I suddenly had a new tab in firefox open with offending content. I closed the page, but it is still visible in the history of firefox. I want to ...
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Workspace focus problems

I've been having a problem on my desktop system since 14.04 (or how I've started working) with focus on the workspace. I'm an avid updater, so I'm usually current in my distributions. I generally ...
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Ajust ScreenBlank timeout on Firefox kiosk

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 set up as a kiosk that starts Firefox in /etc/init/x.conf like this: exec su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /home/kiosk/kiosk.sh --" kiosk (see details here: How to make ubuntu ...
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Problem in bookmark updation firefox

I bookmarked lot of pages and I export them as well into a html file. The thing is whenever is bookmark a page can it automatically get updated or synced with the html file. I use 13.10 and ...
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Adobe Shockwave Flash player shows error screen on youtube player(Firefox)

Adobe Shockwave Flash player 11.2.202.378 on Firefox shows an error screen on youtube player like this And not able to play anything no matter what. Had the same problem with chromium and fixed ...
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Videos from youtube (ONLY) are not streaming in any browser in UBUNTU GNOME 14.04 LTS x64 [duplicate]

I have tried using firefox, chromium, chrome, epiphany, but nothing seem to work. Few days back, youtube was working like a charm and suddenly it stopped working. I had ubuntu-restricted-extras ...
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xdotool could not move mouse inside firefox

I have been trying for many days to get xdotool to move and click inside firefox but I couldn't. So please help me. My script was simple but it didn't work : #!/bin/bash firefox www.google.com # ...
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Firefox glitched glyphs [duplicate]

When browsing with Firefox, some pieces of text will randomly render with bizarre glyphs, which immediately go away if selected or some other action happens on the page or even outside of it. For ...
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Occasional artifacts when displaying characters

To summarize the answer: switching to proprietary drivers should work, but the artifacts disappeared for me even on the free drivers now. Update: since switching back to the proprietary AMD driver ...
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Video not playing in firefox

My youtube video is not displaying in firefox. I want to uninstall firefox and install it again. How can I do. Please help me do this..
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How to execute a terminal command every time the firefox windows closes

I need to execute this: rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/*; rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/./.*; cp -a ~/viewright_backup/. ~/.wine-pipelight every time the Firefox window closes. But not necessarily when all ...
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How to update Adobe Flash Player [duplicate]

How can I update Adobe Flash Player. My YouTube video is not working.
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youtube video is not run on my firefox

I am using firefox and ubuntu. When I run my youtube video in firefox it now working.. It's display this there is error an error occurred, Please try again latter What can i do for this
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How to bind the terminal command on firefox start?

How to set a terminall command to run every time I start firefox? I perfer terminal way, not gui. Thanks!
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Installing a firefox extension via terminal?

Is this possible? Ideally, I'm trying to make script which will take files (my extension backup files) and replace or install them into other user's computer, with all settings saved. Is this ...
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Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox

Currently, in about:support (Firefox 30) the "Graphics" section states the following: Now, I know that Firefox has (for whatever reason) disabled the hardware accelerated features for Linux users. ...
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Firefox says Server not found on Ubuntu but not in Windows

I'm newbie to Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual booted with Windows 7). Last few days it was working fine but from today my problem as follow as, FIREFOX NOT WORKING IN UBUNTU Note: I had ...
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Firefox not working with ububtu 14.04?

I have installed ubuntu and all looks well, the WIFI connected but Firefox browser returns a 'page not found error' when browsing. There is no firewall. Previously, the machine was running windows 7 ...
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Chrome won't recognize java but firefox recognizes it [duplicate]

I am running an HP Pavilion dm4-12la with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I have installed successfully Java into Firefox, but for some reason in Chrome it doesn't work. I have tried all of this: ...
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How to make ubuntu 14.04 a kiosk [duplicate]

I have made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop and now want's to convert it into a kiosk with a full screen webbrowser. This was previously done in 10.04 and worked perfect, but due to ...
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“Connection is Untrusted ” error in Firefox

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and I have tried it (without installing it). I connected to the internet via DSL and I tried to surf. When I tried to go to an https:// site, it showed me the error ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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openjdk icedtea firefox loops “connecting”

Ubuntu 14.04, openjdk-7-jre_7u55, icedtea-7-plugin_1.5, firefox_30.0 FF > Tools > Add-ons > Plugins > IcedTea-Web 1.5 = Ask to Activate URL = http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/ then click ...
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Unity Web Player shows as uninstalled using Pipelight on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am attempting to get Unity Web Player to work using Pipelight on Chromium. I've enabled the plugin, used various user agents, including Safari 5/OS X, but I continue to get 'You need to install ...
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Can't save images (Firefox

I'm new with ubuntu, and frankly not THAT technical (a little, perhaps.. but be gentle). I've been running ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) for the past couple of weeks, but I've never been able to save images in ...
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I have trouble playing youtube videos on Firefox using Gnash

I have been using 12.04 since it came out(I had to experiment to get YT work at all) and I have kept it up-to-date. After the latest updates, Firefox will play YT videos if I don't sign in, but will ...
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Firefox not loading plugins and previous session at start

until 2 days ago Firefox (ubuntu 14.04) was fine and started with the previous session tabs. But now even if I didn't change anything it always starts with "Ubuntu Start Page" I checked the setting ...
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How can I edit or create a new dictionary for spellcheck?

I would like to take my American English dictionary and merge it with my Mexican Spanish dictionary, to create the language I actually use on a daily basis, which is Spanglish. This way I won't have ...
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mouse uber sensitive in firefox

This is only a problem with firefox and only recently. Within other programs I can highlight text, copy, paste, etc. with no issues. Within Firefox it's becoming impossible. The page scrolls up and ...
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How do I invoke Firefox in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron after an upgrade? [closed]

I have a Dell Mini 910 running Ubuntu 8.04 Linux (Hardy Heron). Awhile ago, I inadvertently deleted the FlashPlayer that came with it. (Of which version I'm not too sure of right now.) So... I was ...
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Orca not reading webpages neither in firefox or chromium in ubuntu

I am trying to learn to use Orca Screen Reader in Ubuntu 13.10, but even it seems to work on the desktop, when I enter firefox or chromium to read a website, it reads the address, says "document went ...
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Error while using command line command to load firefox in lubuntu 14.04

I have tried to load firefox using command line command in Lubuntu 14.04. Firefox is loading, but not loading as expected.(used -fullscreen) firefox -fullscreen when I execute the command am also ...
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Second Firefox install - with automatic updates if possible

Is it possible to get a second completely separate installation of Firefox working on Ubuntu 12.04? I have one installation with many addons, and from time to time I notice that some sites don't ...
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How can I use Cisco WebEx in Firefox on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04?

I would like to view screen shares and share my screen via WebEx. I have Firefox installed on Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). I can join a meeting, but when I try to share my screen or see others' screens, ...
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How Do I Open Fixed Window In Firefox?

I'm essentially wanting to create a desktop shortcut to open a window of Firefox without tabs, locked address bar, no menu, etc. Similar to what some pop ups look like or what Chromium Desktop Apps ...
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Unable to use Netflix - still asked to install silverlight. Firefox, pipelight, silverlight enabled, passed troubleshooting

I have recently got hold of a new laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to set up netflix using the pipelight package as I had done previously on my old laptop using Mint 14. Now however, despite ...
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A browser which allows to manually change margins while printing

What I want I have filled a online form for admission. I need to take print of it to a file, but there are certain conditions. There should be no Header or footer Page should be A4 sized. All 4 ...