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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Reset firefox from command line

Mozilla firefox gives an option to reset it. Check the below images to ee how its done graphically; I need to make a script where this can be done through bash. Can someone tell me the command ...
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Panoramtech ads on Firefox (ShowIP extension)

Since yesterday Noscript - the extension for Firefox, blocks a request to "panoramtech.net". After some researches, it seems that Panoramtech is a malware. How could my Linux system catch it? What ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing when logging on

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a bootable pendrive and succesfully replaced XP with ubuntu on a PC. I logged on fine and was exploring but when I started firefox the whole system froze, ...
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torrent magnet link applications (ubuntu 14.0)

how do i set deluge as my default magnet link application I am completely lost. I've tried going into my Mozilla preferences but i cant find deluge when I am searching for the application please help. ...
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Firefox - Error:cannot open display: :0.0

I'm trying to run xvfb alongside CutyCapt to take screenshots of websites on a headless VPS server. I've installed xorg, firefox latest stable release, and CutyCapt. I've set the default display by ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit yesterday and there are problems everywhere. Firefox almost never works. It crashes all the time. I also get some system errors. I can't find anyone else having the ...
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Set default browser when running as sudo

I am trying to run sudo and set the default browser. I want to set chromium as my default browser. I have tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser This shows chrome as my default ...
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How can I install an older version of Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, which already has Firefox v31. I want to install an older version of Firefox. How can i do it?
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specific webpage (url) not loading (ubuntu 12.04)

for few days now, I can not load a specific page, which is "https://www.facebook.com/" alon or with either "?ref=logo" or or "?ref=tn_tnmn" (which are actually all leading to the same old facebook ...
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Network problem: Chrome would not load sites that Firefox does

I am running a Ubuntu 13.04. I had both Chrome and Firefox installed, and the former does not load most websites. There is no proxy, and I have disabled the firewall. I connect to the internet ...
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Embedded youtube video not working

As the title says, embedded videos are not working. I can however play youtube videos from the youtube site. I have a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 with all the updates using the latest versions of ...
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Firefox has trouble connecting to web pages

I have been on a vacation for about ten days and after I returned I found Firefox in a terrible state. It seems to have no problems connecting to some of the "bigger" web pages like google, gmail, ...
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14.04 - Old Firefox Version won't install, can't use profile manager

I'm new to Ubuntu. (14.04) Firefox comes default as version 31.x, but I need to use 29.0.1. I've tried following multiple instructions, whereby copying an old firefox (old v29) to the usr/bin ...
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How to refresh all firefox windows and pop-up windows via terminal?

I searched the net and found some solutions, but none helpped in refreshing all windows, tabs and pop-up windows. I need at least the terminal command that refreshes one pop-up window. Is this ...
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How to open new pop-up firefox windows using terminal?

Here are listed some firefox commands, but not the one I'm looking for. Is this possible?
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How to setup Easystroke so that the strokes work outside of the Easystroke window?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have setup Easystroke to start Firefox with a simple mouse gesture, the only issue is the gesture will only work when I have Easystroke open and I do the gesture INSIDE the ...
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Firefox problem with dark themes: auto-complete items are illegible

It seems something changed in Firefox since the version 30 which makes auto-complete items illegible on dark themes with dark menus. There's no difference whether on Ambiance or Numix, for example. ...
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Cannot download Minecraft [duplicate]

Alright, now before I start I'm not the most tech savvy person out there so I dont know alot of terms and how to do things. I mean I know what a command, terminal, and argument is and all that but I ...
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How do I block ads in Firefox

I have seen this question, which has some detail on how to block ads in Chrome/Chromium? Is there anything I could use to block ads (and trackers as well) in Firefox?
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Firefox Questions

Are there any optimized builds and/or processor specific builds of Firefox, like Swiftfox: http://getswiftfox.com/ for Ubuntu ? I've been tweaking config like it's my job, just like I did on that ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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Webdriver not finding Firefox 21.0 installation on Ubuntu 1404 LTS

Been scratching my head for hours over this. Installed firefox 21 from a tar.gz file. Extracted and placed in /opt/firefox sysmlink I used: sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/fiefox / usr/bin/firefox whereis ...
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How to get rid of multiple duplicate menus in Firefox bookmarks library?

In my Firefox bookmarks in Ubuntu 14.04, every single folder in my library is duplicated, and I can't delete these duplicates. The duplicates are also linked, so if I change one, it changes the other. ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...
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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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Font is rendered differently in browsers on Ubuntu and Win 7. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger

Faced with the problem of font rendering in browsers in Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger. Font Arial, size 16px appears as if he was in 17px in windows 7. Page in firefox Windows 7 ...
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'save link as' / 'open with' / 'launch application' window

When I want to open any file or even when I want to do "save link as" in mozilla there is a pop up window with the title launch application which I should choose an application to open that file. What ...
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Google Redirect Virus

I probably have a redirect virus in my system. Every time I try links to google, youtube it redirects to some kind of fake advertisement pages. Even on others pages where youtube flash player is used, ...
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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 ...