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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Can't update Firefox

I've downloaded an update for Firefox which is now in my Downloads folder. How do I get it from there to open and replace my existing version 20? I've tried double-clicking the download, but nothing ...
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Firefox flickering issue

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 The image below shows the problem with the new animated homepage. I got the same kind of problems with some some videos that don't come from youtube. It seems like there ...
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Why does Firefox repeatedly open new tabs when I open a .php file?

I do web development and design. I've just set up my PC (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and installed my choice of software. On the .php files I set Firefox as the default software to open with but now it opens ...
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Unity HUD doesn't work on Firefox, but works on other applications

I click Alt and access the HUD and regardless of what I type, I get no results at all. The HUD is working on other applications like Writer, Banshee, Corebird and even Thunderbird. It's Firefox 33.0, ...
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How to save an SPSS file.sav downloaded with firefox in UBUNTU 14.04 [closed]

Im using GNU PSPP and working with SPSS files with the sav extension. I need to download sav files with firefox and open it with GNU PSPP. When I download a file.sav with firefox, it shows the file in ...
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Can't start firefox on remote server without crashing X on local host

Running: Ubuntu 13.10 The situation is the following: I log in to the remote server with ssh -X user@remote and that is fine. However, once logged in, I type firefox it crashes the local X-session. ...
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Firefox 32 : scroll and right mouse buttons not functioning

Firefox was updated yesterday to version 32.0.3 (on Ubuntu 14.04). Today neither the scroll nor the right mouse button work on it. The mouse works fine with other programmes, and colleagues running ...
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Pause flash player (from script/media button)

I would like being able to play/pause youtube videos (or other flash player instances showing videos) using the media keys on my keyboard (or from a script). I could not find a suitable firefox ...
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How to remove/uninstall OpenH264 plugin in Firefox 33?

I don't want any plugins installed in Firefox. I always keep it plugin free. I just updated Ubuntu and it brought Firefox 33, which now has a plugin installed :( How can I uninstall this plugin?
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Chrome, terminal and firefox crashing after upgrade from 12 LTS to 14 LTS

I upgraded from 12 LTS to 14 LTS via the GUI. Things seemed to go smoothly -- but now when I run programs on my machine they crash intermittently. Terminal crashes -- as well as chrome and firefox ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes when working in browsers

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, and enjoy it so far. However, I really don't know how to troubleshoot this issue, and I can't find anything on it. Whenever I use a browser, after a short period of normal ...
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Firefox can't download images

Im using firefox like most people on ubuntu, i like it, and i use it a lot for web development too. The thing is, i cannot download images, i right click them, save image as, select location and it ...
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How can I get Firefox to recognize multitouch gestures on a touch screen?

Multitouch seems to be working fine on Chromium out of the box, but not on Firefox. On Chromium, dragging a finger up or down the screen scrolls the screen as expected, but on Firefox, that gesture ...
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Firefox has wrong color calibration

I have a Samsung R580 with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. The specs are: i5 CPU, Nvidia Geforce 310M, 4Gb RAM, etc. Important Note: I thought this was an Ubuntu problem however; everything below is only ...
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Can't see text in text boxes using Gnomish Dark theme.

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I just started using it about a week ago. I am also somewhat new to Linux. I installed a theme called Gnomish Dark, which I really like, but I have found that on certain ...
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How do I amend Web.Config Configuration File?

Whilst attempting to pay for something on the internet, having entered my password etc correctly on the 'Verified by Visa' page I got this message:- Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error ...
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Google Search garbled on Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently updated Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04. I also installed some fonts on Ubuntu after that. After this, the google search on firefox looks like this: I've tried explicitely going to google.com ...
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Are Live Bookmarks in Places.sqlite?

In reading about Places.sqlite, it's not clear to me whether or not that includes Live Bookmarks. How can I access, either through sqlite or by other means, the Live Bookmarks? I've installed the ...
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/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/charset.alias

Starting firefox gives repetably an error message (one minute intreval). It seems to be related to a missing file /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/charset.alias What is this missing file? Why it exists and ...
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firefox crashing and it does not reopen

while i'm working on firefox browser , it's get crahsed , and tell me that crash reporter is unable to submit a report for this crash because the application didn't leave an application data file , ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 rebooting on

I am facing a strange problem of rebooting. Here is the detail of my configuration : MotherBoard : Digilite DL-AD2550BG-ITX, Processor : Quad thread, RAM : 2 X 2 GB SODIMM RAM, OS ...
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Both Chrome and Firefox fonts changed

Hey there I was trying to change fonts for intellij but I am sure that I didn't change fonts for Chrome and Firefox. Now their fonts are very bad, I even tried reinstall them but didnt work. Moreover, ...
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Slow Facebook scrolling on Firefox

Welcome. I used Ubuntu a few years, but eventually switched to OS X, not fixing for almost five years puzzle of Firefox on Ubuntu. Regardless of whether you use the stable version, or test, ...
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Everytime I close firefox the mozilla crach reporter pops up [closed]

I have just updated to 14.04, and now everytime that I close firefox, either by using the "X" in the top panel or by Ctrl+W, the mozilla crash reported pops-up apologizing that firefox crashed and ...
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after hard drive clone cannot play music from google music on firefox

I made a clone of my Ubuntu 14.04 from one SSD to another SSD and then installed this new SSD on another machine. On a new machine Firefox stopped playing music from play.google.com/music. When I ...
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Ubuntu - Launchy issue

Launchy is not able to identify the browsers firefox and chrome. I have /usr/share/application/*desktop configured in launchy. And I do see Firefox/chrome desktop in the location. Launcy is not able ...
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Can't search Google in Firefox's Start Page (about:home)

I'm a new user to Ubuntu (to linux in particular). Recently I've changed my FF's homepage from Ubuntu start page(about:startpage) to FF start page(about:home). I can type into the search bar but ...
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Change file manager used by Firefox on Lubuntu

I'm running Firefox 28 on Lubuntu 14.04 and I've noticed that when using "Open Containing Folder" it opens the folder in "Files" file manager instead of PCManFM. This is slightly annoying, so I've ...
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Youtube videos are not playing

I have gone through many questions on this forum. Tried clearing the cache, setting all plugins to "always active", copied libflashplayer.so from /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit crashes after a few minutes

Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Win 7. Win 7 works OK but Ubuntu crashes every few minutes. What can I do to stop the crashes? I am in firefox for a minute or 2 and then it just reboots. Does this when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lockdown with Firefox

I'm trying to create a lockdown environment for users where they can only use firefox and the allowed extensions. I have managed to create a profile which causes that when uses log in, they only get ...
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Youtube doesn't work anymore in firefox (Ubuntu 14.04)

Title says it all. Whenever I try to play a youtube video I get the error messages: "your browser does not recognize any of the video formats available". Thing is, it worked fine just before I ...
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Why won't videos on some websites play?

I recently installed ubuntu on my laptop and was able to install the flash plugin. I am able to play youtube videos on firefox with no problem. However videos on some websites don't appear, only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system freezes frequently

I have Ubuntu 14.04, and a Sony VAIO VGN-CR120E. The entire system freezes very frequently. When it freezes, I can move the mouse, but cannot click on anything, and whatever shape (hyperlink ...
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How to move main Bittorrent Sync directory to another folder

I am in Xubuntu 14.04.1, 64bit, and downloaded and installed Bittorrent Sync via the method described by Qasim on How to run BitTorrent Sync?. The problem is that all its folders have installed itself ...
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Mozilla Addon in ubuntu [closed]

I am new to LINUX I want to install Addblock addon in firefox how do I do that? I see previous post but no one asked this question before and I see ppl suggesting doing with terminal?
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today Ubuntu crashed 3 times

Something I've never seen before: Ubuntu crashed 3 times today. The colors on the screen change around and there is no control via the mouse. Alt-T doesn't bring up a terminal. Nothing helps except ...
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How to get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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Can't browse to big files and upload in browsers (chrome, firefox and explorer under wine)

I can't upload jpegs over 3mb to photo websites (society6 and blue canvas) because they do not show in the browse files box. Smaller jpegs show up and can be uploaded (900kb or so). What could be ...
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Firefox not responding after every search

I am a brand new user running 14.04 on a partitioned hard drive. So far I have had nothing but issues with it. This particular issue occurs when I open Firefox. The browser opens fine but once I ...
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config Foscam FI9821P IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to config a Foscam fi9821P camera on Firefox, then add it to Zoneminder. I've got it on to my router but when I enter the IP address on my laptop, it won't ...
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Firefox doesn't play youtube anymore

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and today firefox 32 got weird. If I try to play a youtube video, it will start out on 720p, then move down and say that 720p isn't an option for the video. It will keep doing ...
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Firefox crashes after nvidia and cuda update on 14.04 [closed]

I recently added CUDA to my laptop to be able to develop some parallel code I want. All went smooth and I managed to run the CUDA tests/samples with no problem. My computer seems to work fine apart ...
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Firefox stoped after installing Xampp 1.8.2.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. LTS

After installing xampp 1.8.2.6 Firefox almost stoped working. The warning says "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded, it may be missing or inaccessible". I can ONLY start Firefox from the level of ...
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Firefox unity app

I have a problem with Firefox unity apps. If I click on the dash and start Gmail, Live mail, Facebook or I guess any of them, I have limited functionality of browser, right click doesn't work, ...
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How to use Firefox AppArmor profile with IcedTea Java plugin on Ubuntu 14.04?

Whenever I set up Ubuntu on a new system, I active the default AppArmor profile for Firefox via sudo aa-enforce /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox Doing this on Ubuntu 14.04, however, makes Java ...
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Google lightning fast but all other sites painfully slow - ubuntu 12 lts -firefox and chromium wi-fi hotspot

Hi I am new to linux and have had a play with a few different distros (linux mint, ubunto 11, 12 and 14 and lubunto) over the weekend but I have a common problem I have found with browsing (happens ...
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Something I don't understand about Epiphany

I like to try out different web browsers, on windows sometimes I had 4 or 5 of them. Still that Firefox is my all-time favourite I was thinking about trying out the default Epiphany browser on Ubuntu ...
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firefox globalmenu for zotero-standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero standalone (a really great program btw!) is based on the same architecture as firefox ...
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“Error: cannot open display: :0.0” while starting remotelly Firefox

On my ubuntu 14.04 remote server, when I try to start Mozilla Firefox 32.0 from terminal, it through error as follow: $ firefox (process:6397): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion ...