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 isn't Firefox 4 available as an update from the Update Manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? I have Ubuntu 10.10, and Firefox 3.6.16. When I install the available updates from the update manager, I don't get ...
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How can I upgrade to Firefox 34.0.5 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Firefox 34.0 installed on a system running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). Many websites want to inform me that my browser is outdated, as apparently 34.0.5 has some significant security updates. ...
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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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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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Why does it take so much time for Ubuntu to update to a new version of Firefox

From what I can remember, it always takes atleast more than a month for Ubuntu to update firefox. I know there might be some fixes to do with integration with Ubuntu, but won't this already be done in ...
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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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Do webapps only integrate with Firefox?

When I open Firefox and visit any of the webapp enabled webpages I have installed, I get a launcher icon for them. The same does not appear to be when I use for example Google Chrome. Do webapps only ...
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How do I set up a local SOCKS proxy that tunnels traffic through SSH?

Assume I have access to an SSH server that supports tunneling, and I am on a PC that is running *ubuntu, how do I set up a local SOCKS proxy that tunnels the traffic through that SSH server before ...
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Cannot get Java to work in Firefox

In Firefox 17 on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), 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 ...
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Ctrl+F4 doesn't work in KDE for Firefox

I observed that the shortcut for closing a tab in Firefox (Ctrl+F4) doesn't work on KDE. It seems it is being intercepted by KWin. Is there any fix or workaround for this problem?
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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 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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How to make Firefox use native notification (notify-osd)?

I've seen this: As you can see Firefox is using the Ubuntu notification to notify the user. How to do that? I just want to get notifications for anything in general: for example, if a download is ...
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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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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 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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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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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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icedtea-7-plugin non-functional in Ubuntu 13.04

I installed(sudo apt-get install) icedtea-7-plugin (and all its dependencies) and have closed firefox and reopened it; and the plugin still does not appear in http//about:plugins Is there a fix for ...
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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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Slow and laggy scrolling in Firefox with FGLRX installed

I have ubuntu 13.04 and kde 4.11.1 My problem is that firefox scrolling is slow and laggy. I'll give you some more information: Firefox 23.0 my video card is an ATI HD6870 and I have the FGLRX ...
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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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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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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 removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove Firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the Epiphany browser. How can I do this? I want to remove Firefox because I want to use Google Chrome as my default ...
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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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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 to integrate KeyPass2 and Firefox using Keefox/PassIFox in Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04

I have already Installed KeePass2 and also installed both Add-ons Keefox, PassIFox. But I don't know how to integrate it. Pls help me with the instructions.
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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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Is there a way to lock my browser with a password?

It would be OK if it was only with my login password, but I would like to lock both midori and Firefox so that they cannot be used without entering a password. I'm running 12.04.
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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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Firefox html5 video support

How can I get Firefox to fully support html5 video? The YouTube HTML5 Video Player says that H.264 and Media Source Extensions are not supported. Is there any way I can enable all of these?
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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 stop Firefox throwing a NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED error?

I had a powercut last night and ever since then when I try to access the Ask Ubuntu Chat, I see the following error in Firebug. Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) ...
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How do I close a new Firefox window from the Terminal?

I have multiple instances of Firefox running in Ubuntu 14.04. How can I close the most recently opened window/instance from the Terminal? I tried using the cfct alias defined in an answer to a ...
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There isn’t a software package called `adobe-flashplugin` in your current software sources

I am trying to install the adobe-flashplugin on Ubuntu 14.04. On Adobe's site I choose the "APT for Ubuntu 10.04+" option. It opens Ubuntu software Center, but it tells me There isn’t a software ...
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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 ...