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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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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Switching off images in Firefox

In older versions of Firefox there was an option to switch off loading of graphics. Now, in 28.0 I can no longer find it. It uses to be in [Edit] -> [Preferences] -> ... Is there a simple way ...
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How can I disable the global menu in Firefox?

I can't open bookmarks in new tabs from it (this seems to be a bug in Unity), so I disabled the add-on for it. But the latest update for Firefox (22.0) removed that add-on and re-enabled the global ...
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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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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 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 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 change firefox startpage from Ubuntu's to Firefox's?

Well, I installed Ubuntu GNOME Remix. Now I miss the "Restore Previous Session" button that Firefox start page has. How do I get it back? This is what I want:
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Cannot get Java to work in Firefox

In Firefox 17 on Ubuntu 12.04, I cannot get the Java verification applet to work (needless to say I cannot get any Java applications on the browser working). I already tried uninstalling and ...
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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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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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How to create shortcuts to different Firefox profiles

I followed the instructions present here in order to use two Firefox profiles simultaneously. But I would like to make this process faster by starting each profile from its own shortcut. How do I ...
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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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Where is Firefox's plugins directory?

I know that there are extensive, "proper" methods for installing Firefox plugins. However, I would like to know where the folder is for linking shared-object (.so) files, such as libnpjp2.so and ...
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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'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 ...
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aptitude (apt-get) always crashes

I'm using Ubuntu Quantal. I've recently updated and now my kernel is 3.5.0-23-generic. After upgrade my NVIDIA driver stopped working... no problem! I re-installed it and now it works. Now I ...
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Cannot find firefox in Lubuntu desktop

I have just installed lubuntu-desktop on top of ubuntu 12.04. I understand that chromium is the default browser in lubuntu but I was expecting Firefox to show up under the Internet menu. It is ...
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How to modify the Firefox homepage in LiveCD for every new user?

I have made a custom Ubuntu LiveCD with UCK. How do I modify Firefox's homepage?
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What is the “desktop couch scratch” folder?

What is the "desktop couch scratch" folder, and what do I do with it, if anything?
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Middle-click and drag doesn't trigger auto scrolling

I've just came from a Windows system (in fact, I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Win7), and in my Firefox installation back then, when I pressed the middle mouse button (mouse wheel), it displayed a ...
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Installing a .cer file

I have a cert.cer certificate file for my Mozilla Firefox. I don't have any clue how to go about installing it for my system. Any guidance would be of great help.
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How do I turn “sudo apt-get” text into clickable download links in Firefox?

In support forums, tech blogs or any other website, one may encounter some instruction similar to the following: Type sudo apt-get install sl in a terminal window, enter your password en you ...
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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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How can I change the hotkey to Firefox's Search Engine field (next to the address bar)

In the Ubuntu version of Firefox, the keybinding to the the Search Engine text-box (next to the addressbar) is different to what I am used to (in the Windows version). Can I change this key form ...
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Can I use the Aurora PPA to install Firefox Developer Edition?

I would like to get an auto-updating version of Firefox Developer Edition rather than a once-off installation. From comments on the announcement and this Mozilla ticket it appears that Firefox ...
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How can I change the default download action to gnome-open in Firefox?

Firefox determines which program to use to open a download based on the download's MIME type. More information on that can be found in Mozilla's online documentation. It seems to me that when Firefox ...
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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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How can I re-enable the global menu in Firefox?

Until recently, Firefox on my machine used the standard Unity global menu. However, recently the menu is no longer global and, strangely, is centered. See this screenshot: firefox-globalmenu is ...
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Firefox 7 starts with an empty “Alert”-Window and browsing does not work

Today, after I started Ubuntu (11.04) I noticed this window immediately after running firefox: As you can see it is empty. No information about what is probably wrong. I closed the file and tryed ...
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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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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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Slow Resume After suspend having chrome running with many tabs

I usually use chrome and Firefox for browsing. I also open many tabs (around 40 in both some times). The problem I have occurs when I resume the PC after having suspended it: It takes from 2 to 5 ...
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Enable thumbnail preview when uploading files in Google Chrome/Firefox?

I have google chrome and when I upload photos to Facebook or Imageshack I cannot find a way to show thumbnails, only detail view. I also tried this in Firefox. This is quite important as it is ...
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Autoproxy's auto mode doesn't work

I don't if this is the right place to ask this question, so please let me know if I can get better answer elsewhere. I just moved to Ubuntu 11.04 from Windows Vista. I've been using Firefox ...
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How do I switch Flash players?

Firefox shows that I've got Gnash installed, but in Synaptic I have the most recent Adobe Flashplayer. I've been having trouble with Flash content not working, and I'd like to try switching to the ...