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 do I change the default browser?

Despite Chromium being set as my preferred web browser under "System Info", when I click a link in an IM window of Pidgin, it opens in Firefox. How do I make it so that links open in Chromium? I am ...
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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 download a full multi-paged news article?

When I visit a site like the New York Times, I sometimes like to save the page for offline viewing. But many of the articles are linked in a series, like page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Is there a way to save ...
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How to remove Firefox from update manager?

I uninstalled Firefox some days ago, because I use another browser. It appeared yesterday as an important security update. I can uncheck every package associated with it, and install the remaining ...
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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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How do I rollback to Firefox to 3.6 from a PPA version?

I foolishly upgraded my Firefox install on Ubuntu to the beta 4 release, I believe by adding the PPA repository -- is there an easy way to roll it back to the 3.6 version provided by Ubuntu?
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Create a script to open firefox with some google search term from terminal

Is there any way to create a script or a program that will open firefox, go onto google and search for the arguments passed to it ? So something like google How do I shoot web should open Firefox ...
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Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than firefox on the same system?

Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than the font size in firefox when displaying exactly the same web page (for example, wikipedia) in the same Ubuntu 11.04 system? How can I make both use ...
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Which bookmark sync technology will be used in 11.04?

I assume 11.04 is going to use Firefox 4, is Ubuntu going to keep using Ubuntu One sync or are they going to change over to the Firefox Sync built into 4.0?
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Is there a way to stop Dropbox from opening Firefox as its default when viewing the Dropbox webpage?

I have Dropbox installed on my Ubuntu desktop 12.10, I also have Firefox and Chrome installed. Chrome is my default browser, I have checked in my mimeapps.list and its all correct. Yet for some reason ...
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How do I get 'Main Menu' back?

In 11.04 and previous editions of Ubuntu, I used the 'Main Menu' tool (under 'System/Preferences') to change individual icons that I did not like in the icon theme I use (Faenza, and mainly the ...
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Is Firefox 6 performance worse in Ubuntu than upstream?

It has been said that Firefox 6 will perform better than previous version because it compiles with a newer version of GCC, version 4.5, and aggressive optimization. When I updated to Firefox 6 in ...
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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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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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How can Firefox install WebApps without root privileges?

When visiting a supported site Firefox shows a pop-up message asking if you want to install a WebApp (for instance facebook, pandora, etc). If you accept, the corresponding package is installed (for ...
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With Xmarks closing down, what is a good alternative?

I'd like to keep my bookmarks synced between different browsers, computers, and operating systems. What's the best browser plugin or other solution to keep my bookmarks synced between all of these?
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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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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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Can any browser switch to already open tab, if address you're opening is already open?

If "https://mail.google.com" is already open a tab, it it possible to have a browser switch to that tab if I try opening "https://mail.google.com" in a different tab? What if I try opening the new ...
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Is there a WINE version of Flash as a plugin to Firefox or Chrome?

I've seen complaints about flash performance. Would it be possible to use WINE as a plugin to firefox in order to get better performance out of flash? (Hopefully WINE would utilize some sort of ...
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Bad anti-aliasing in some applications

There was an update a few weeks ago that seemed to mess with anti-aliasing in some applications. Firefox, Thunderbird, and the text in some apps such as Mousepad and Leafpad (but not the rest of the ...
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How can I change the default web page at the system level?

I am trying to change the default web page, so that people using guest-session will open a specific web page instead of the default site. Also, please note that when I installed Chromium, the Ubuntu ...
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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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How to run GUI applications remotely on a headless server?

I'm new to Ubuntu - sorry for novice questions. What I have - is Ubuntu server, to which I have access only via ftp and putty. What I would like to do - is to run firefox (or any other browser) from ...
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How can install Aurora (Firefox) and keep updating it?

I would like test the Aurora channel on Ubuntu 11.10. How can I do this?
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Pencil export page as PNG does not work

I was trying to use the latest Pencil (version 2.0.3) in Ubuntu 12.04, but the PNG exporting does not work, with Pencil working both inside and outside Firefox (which is 19.0.2). The export page as ...
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How to make new tab open a blank page in firefox?

Today ubuntu software center asked me to update things as usual, and I accepted. But now when I open a new tab in firefox, it shows 9 'mini pages' taken from the history of visited pages. How can I ...
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How to install debug flash player 11.1 on 64-bit

I had Firefox working with the debug flash player that I downloaded from Adobe Flash Player Support Center following the instructions on http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1300563. However, ...
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How can I fix TTF fonts' ligatures (tt, ti, fi, ff, etc) in Firefox?

With certain Windows fonts there is a display issue where ligature-kerning seems to flip out and make the two letters bold. Here's a screenshot of an email using Helvetica in Firefox: As you can ...
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Desktop dims when Thunderbird and Firefox are launched

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (almost default install regularly updated) Unity interface on ASUS X53U (AMD Brazos Dual Core C60 with 2GB RAM). On launching Thunderbird and Firefox, the application dims ...
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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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Allow fullscreen - where is this list stored?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, Mozilla Firefox 29.0 for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0. After installation I've watched some YouTube videos and clicked fullscreen, and the popup 'allow full screen?' appeared. By ...
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how can I install firefox 5 on Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? I've seen Firefox 5 has been released. How can I install it for Ubuntu 11.04 without deleting my current Firefox ...
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Can I remove the countdown when installing extensions in Firefox?

When installing an extension in Firefox, the confirmation dialog makes you wait 5 seconds before you can install the extension. I find it annoying and unnecessary, is there a way to shorten or remove ...
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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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My Facebook doesn't work on Ubuntu 10.10 but works on Windows XP

I have both operating systems installed on my PC, but Facebook only works on XP. I have tried Firefox and Chromium, but it works the first time, but after I log in it doesn't work, and can only open ...
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Is it safe to browse the web with Firefox during Ubuntu install?

As asked in the title. I clicked on one of the links in the Quantal installer (set up via UNetbootin) and it launched Firefox. Will using it for a longer time during install cause conflict with ...
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How can I get the menu bar in firefox?

I installed a fresh ubuntu desktop 11.10 and in firefox there is no menu bar. I tried several things like pressing the Alt key F1-12 right click on a free space in the tab bar but still no menu ...
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How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with?

I'd like gnome-terminal to open links with the Chrome browser, but it insists on opening them with Firefox. I've followed both pieces of advice found here without any success: ...
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Keyboard shortcut to un-focus form controls

While a form control like <select> or <input> is focused the arrow keys, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End all navigate inside the contents of that control rather than the web page itself. ...
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No “Hello” icon in Firefox 34

I've just upgraded to Firefox 34, but cannot see "Hello" icon on Firefox toolbar. I could not find any info on that in Internet. There is no "Hello" icon there in "Additional Tools and Features" ...
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Undo close tab (Ctrl+Shift+T) not working in firefox

It is been some time that the Undo Close tab or Ctrl+Shift+T is not working and I am not able to recover even the tab I just closed. I have to manually open it again from history! How this problem ...
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Flash On Firefox

Since Adobe recently dropped support for Firefox on Linux, I can't get flash player to work properly on Adobe Connect in Ubuntu. YouTube videos work fine, I only have problems with Adobe Connect. I ...
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Transfer browser tabs from Firefox to Google Chrome

If Google Chrome and Firefox are both running, is there any way to transfer all browser tabs from Firefox to Google Chrome? I want to write a shell script that will transfer all tabs from Firefox to ...
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Do I need to be concerned about browser security?

I have been a long time windows user till about thanksgiving when I switched to ubuntu. on windows I used firefox because I could trust the security that it gave. Since malware/virus are next to none ...
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What's the default serif font in firefox?

I'm trying to come up with a solid font stack that incorporates fonts typically found on an ubuntu install. font-family=serif looks great, but for obvious reasons, this isn't appropriate for other ...
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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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Can I use Chrome's Pepper Flash with Firefox?

As Adobe no longer supports Flash on Linux (see "NOTICE" below), is there a way to use Chrome's Pepper Flash plugin with Firefox? NOTICE! Flash no longer is supported for Linux EXCEPT as part of ...
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How to update Mozilla Firefox web browser on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a safe, secure, reliable, efficient and easiest way?

I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine. Currently, I'm using Mozilla Firefox 33.0(Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0) I'm not getting update option in menu Hrml->About Firefox but ...
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can't use flash in ubuntu 13.10

Since I upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, my flash isn't working anymore in firefox or opera. It only works in Google Chrome as it is included in the browser. I did check that I have flash plugin for firefox ...