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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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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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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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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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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Firefox's “Open folder” opens Gwenview

Upgrading to 12.04 caused some problems to my Firefox. It seems like that Firefox doesn't know how to handle downloads. After some researches, I've found this solution : Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and ...
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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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How to select (& copy) only a part (in the middle) of a linked text?

Example link: The artist John Doe shows us his cat! I want to copy the text "John Doe" only. It should work while holding Alt (according to this and this answer), but for me this would move ...
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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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How can I force fullscreen on my right screen?

I have 2 screens: 17" on left and 22" screen on right side. When I watch a movie with VLC and want to watch on full-screen on my 22" screen (the right one), I move my VLC window in right screen and ...
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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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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 ...
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how tell Thunderbird to open links in a certain Firefox instance?

I'm using Firefox and Thunderbird profiles for different activities and have them running as separated instances (processes) on different virtual desktops. This works great in general. But a big ...
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Text colors in unity

If I want to try out a different GTK3-Theme using the Unity Shell, I always have troubles with colors of the text. Many themes seem to have trouble with upper bar using similar text colors (i.e. black ...
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What's the ultimate way to install debug Flash Player in Firefox?

What's the easiest way to get a debug Flash Player (the one you can download from here, though I don't care if it's downloaded automatically) working in Firefox? 64 bit system, default Firefox from ...
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Menubar text color and firefox black making is unreadable with Ambiance. How do I fix this?

Ever since I purged kubuntu-desktop from my ubuntu installation, my firefox menu bar text changed to black. I now have trouble using firefox with the ambiance theme. Is there a package or something ...
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Cannot enable Firefox “submit crash report” option

Inside Firefox, I try to check the box in Edit->Preferences->Advanced->General which says Submit crash report, but each time I close the browser and open it again it remains unchecked. What could be ...
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Is it possible for Adobe Flash to kill my GPU?

The question Is it possible that Adobe Flash in Ubuntu 12.04 on Firefox could damage my GPU? History So... there I was, using my beloved Ubuntu 12.04, Doing some PHP/Javascript/HTML development in ...
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Visiting launchpad.net in browser causes icon to appear in launcher, how do I remove it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a website from Ubuntu’s web applications? Using Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity. I think I agreed to install a Launchpad add-on in Firefox the first time I ...
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Ubuntu tweak and Mozilla (firefox and thunderbird) cache

I usually use Ubuntu tweak to do cleanup jobs on my PC. This includes apt and program cached data and old kernels. This goes alright for most programs except Mozilla based application - Firefox and ...
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Firefox global application menu in Classic Desktop? [closed]

I am using Natty without unity, but I am a fan of the global menu applet. Unfortunately, it does not work for Firefox 5 (and other programs that draw them themselves). How can I activate the special ...
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How to show list of installed extensions for firefox via command line?

What is the command line to show the list of all installed extensions on the firefox browser? Is there any. I checked man firefox but did not help.
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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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Horizontal scrolling in Firefox to Shift+Mouse Scroll (instead of Back/Forward)

On Ubuntu 13.10, with Chrome browser, gedit, Gimp etc. the Shift + Mouse Scroll == Horizontal scroll. With Firefox (26.0) it behaves as Back/Forward page, which is really annoying. How I can ...
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How to enable Moonlight/Silverlight 5 on firefox?

I have installed moonlight from this post here: http://askubuntu.com/a/327862/188878 the problem is, the application/website I am trying to use "requires" silverlight 5. is there anyway to trick the ...
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Flash debug player installation problem

Standard Version: When I download the player without the debugger from here and place the libflashplayer.so file into the ~/.mozzila/plugins/ directory the player works fine. Debugger version: But ...
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Is running an add on like “No Script” in Firefox needed on a linux system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use No-Script? A friend recommended the "No Script" add on for Firefox, however this friend runs a windows system. Is running "No Script" on a Linux system ...
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How can place Firefox’s tab close buttons on the left?

I would like to make Firefox fit more to the Ubuntu default themes Ambiance and Radiance. Therefore I would like to place the tab close buttons on the left instead of the right of each tab. I found ...
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Does Firefox have something similar to ActiveX in terms of security vulnerabilities?

People always say that Linux is more secure than Windows. The main reason seems to be the general system design philosophy and the fact that users are users and not root. One main security concern ...
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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 to launch different firefox profiles via the keyboard using Unity

I'm a heavy user of firefox profiles - a general one, work and one just for facebook so facebook doesn't know where I'm browsing. I have customised my firefox launcher icon to give me access to ...
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How can I join a Skype Public chat via links?

In Windows, I can join a Skype Public chat by pasting a Skype chat link into a web browser's address bar (or clicking a link which contains that URI), but it doesn't work in my Ubuntu 10.04 using ...
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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 ...