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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Ubuntu 14.04: Firefox automatically uses bold and small fonts for gmail and google websites. Please assist

I have tried resetting and reinstalling the fonts package, but the firefox fonts remain the same. looks like verdana bold and too small to read. Kindly assist.
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Squid isn't blocking files by extension

The squid server actually blocks the url's that end in one of my denied file extensions e.g"png", BUT when I try to download the "preview" image that google shows(the same png image), the download is ...
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Keyboard shortcut that triggers action on a webpage

I have close to no idea where to start: I want to be able to use a keyboard shortcut that would make an action on a particular webpage. One example would be the following. I'm working with a text ...
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How Do I Update Firefox's Adobe flash and Chrome's Version(alng with the Unity Plugin)

I am Not sure How to Update Adobe flash On My PC. It Says "Fire Fox Has Banned The Outdated Plugin Adobe flash from running on this site"and when I click on unblock it says that it needs to be updated ...
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(un)localize help.ubuntu.com

I often help people here on Ask or on other international websites. In order to do so, sometimes I have to refer to the great guides on http://help.ubuntu.com . Problem is, my system is localized (in ...
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How to remove “tradeexchange.com” link opening everytime in Chrome[ubuntu 15.10]

I am on Ubunbtu 15.10. In either Firefox or Chrome, everytime i click a link, a rouge link called "tradeexchange.com" opens. I tried everything - but i am unable to remove this. I cleared all the ...
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Strange FB Icon App installed automatically via Firefox

I don't know exactly how it happened, but I was browsing Facebook and then I happened to click on a link. It not only opened in a new tab in the browser but a FB icon also appeared on my launcher. ...
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Firefox refreshes tabs/pages from time/restored session but doesn't do so in Windows

I dual boot, and when I close Firefox in Windows and reopen it, it loads the pages the exact way they looked when I closed them. It doesn't reload the contents of the page. For example, if I opened ...
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incorrect mouse pointer in ubuntu 14.04?

My ubuntu is been acting little weired please refer to attached screenshot the pointer is showing on 'in my head' but it get clicked on 'In my remains' this issue is same on firefox. the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 firefox hardware acceleration (AMD GPU)

Without hardware acceleration youtube full hd videos are lagging and 4k videos not possible to watch at all. Ive tried to do this http://askubuntu.com/questions/491750/force-enable-hardware-...
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Installing Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04: configure no such file [duplicate]

I have downloaded a tarball for installing Firefox. Once it’s unpacked, the /configure command does not work. I happened to notice that the unpacked folder contains configure, read me, or install ...
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Keep Screen On When Watching Online Videos

I really like Ubuntu 14.04 so far. But when I watch a video on-line, I need to move my mouse every few minutes to avoid screen going black - highly annoying and doesn't make much sense when nearly ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes using both FireFox, Chrome and Rhythmbos at the same time

Has anyone experienced Ubuntu 14.04 to freeze up while you are using either FireFox, or Chrome while using Rhythmbox Music Box? My computer has the following installed: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Memory: 8G ...
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Firefox does not show all general options

I can see in the picture here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/startup-home-page-tabs-download-settings that in the bottom of the first general preferences are 6 options, however I only have 3 ...
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Ubuntu taking a long time (if it doesn't fail) from http://releases.ubuntu.com/, but downloads fast and fine from a provided mirror

So here is what is going on: I am trying to download Ubuntu in a shell script, and used their releases page (releases.ubuntu.com) as it was the first Ubuntu download url I found. Well, it was slow ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Firefox hangs on facebook with one CPU core stuck at 100%

I have been having an issue for about a month now where Firefox intermittently hangs when browsing facebook - either when scrolling through the homepage feed or browsing pictures. I can reproduce the ...
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firefox on ubuntu triggers huge download in the background

I am using ubuntu 14.04.02, and firefox 44.0.2. Recently I noticed, my downloads were going really high but I never downloaded anything. After step by step debugging, I could find that the moment I ...
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Can I run Flash player for my browser in sandbox?

Flash player has a lot of Vulnerabilities. I have disabled the plug-in for security reasons, but there are times when content needs it. Can I run Flash player for my browser in a sandbox (isolated)? ...
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Add Google Chrome to Default Applications

I am a new Ubuntu user. After initial install of my OS one of the first things I did was install Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable) from the Google website. Everything was good, it showed as an ...
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When downloading files Firefox opens a terminal

When I try to download any file using my Firefox browser, it opens a terminal and downloads from there. I don't wanna do that. Is there any way to get rid of downloading files over terminal? I'm ...
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Facebook crashes Firefox

Facebook loads, will let me scroll down until eventually connection is lost, Firefox crashes and requires System Monitor to Kill Process. I don't know what extra info you may need. I'll add details ...
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Default download folder for pictures in Private Firefox

During a private window session in Firefox, pictures I want to "Right Click > Save Image as" seem to default into a different folder. Normal browsing and other downloads not using the above ...
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Ubuntu Mozilla Security, do I need this? General questions

I was searching for info on enabling/disabling javascript in firefox, some pages I need to have it function and without the java they're broke. I came across this and was wondering is this something ...
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Firefox 44 Crashing on certain videos

I'm running into an issue where firefox keeps crashing when I run across certain videos. This happens particularly when I scroll through facebook and run across an embedded html5 video. The response ...
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On screen keyboard looses focus when searching in firefox

I use onbaord to type. When I type into the Firefox search box, onboard immediately looses focus. This has the annoying effect that I need to double press each key for it to be typed into the ...
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Unclear graphics in Ubuntu 15.10

When I try to use Firefox or Google Chrome browser or PDF reader, I cannot read the text properly. The characters are unclear (see screenshots). I have already installed the Intel G31 graphics driver ...
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Firefox plugin pauses after switching user account in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running automatic scripts (Instagram Liker) using iMacros (A Firefox PLugin) on an Ubuntu Machine. I have two accounts on the same computer. One for running my scripts and the other for family ...
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Firefox not displaying fonts after updating to ver 44

I use Ubuntu 14.04. Before updating Firefox to 44, the Urdu fonts were displaying perfectly. All I had to do was copy the ttf file to home/user/.fonts/ and in Firefox Preferences->Content, change the ...
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Is firefox safe to use on Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

While using Firefox on Ubuntu, I frequently run into warnings from various sites (recent examples: when checking gmail, www.hitrecord.org), that inform me that I am using an outdated/unsupported ...
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Apt-get cannot find version firefox=41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

In another box I have firefox 41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 installed: apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 I'm trying to mirror the environment so I tiried ...
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Poor performance on 1080p in firefox

I use open source driver for AMD HD6320 video card. I followed the instruction in this article Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox but if I try to play HD video in firefox it's very slow. ...
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Run Firefox on ubuntu 14.04 automatically when it starts up

How do I make Firefox run automatically when Ubuntu statrts up? I'm using version 14.04
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Removing the Firefox top panel

I would like to remove this top panel in Firefox (I'm using Firefox Developer Edition): I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. How do I remove the top panel hilighted in the picture above?
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Cannot connect to internet

Im connected to my home network but Firefox cant connect to the internet.I saw a similar question but i cant understand the answer. Im dont know how to config or any of that, please help. Im running ...
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xdebug stack as links to netbeans

I am trying to make the xdebug stack links to open files directly in netbeans, here is what I have done so far: I created an executable file /home/david/bin/netbeans.sh (which I chmoded +x) ...
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How to clean Firefox after crashes?

Firefox (43) has become very unstable due to improper termination from frequent system reboots necessitated by Ubuntu 14.04's lack of reliable suspend/hibernate support for NVidia devices. Now it just ...
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Watch NetFlix on Chromium or Firefox

Since Chrome will soon no longer provide updates for 14.04 LTS and this leaves at least a one month gap until 14.04 LTS 64bit comes out I need a way to watch Netflix on either Chromium or Firefox. I ...
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How to run a jnlp app on 15.10

I have trouble running a java app starting with java WebStart. I do have icedtea-netx installed (1.5.3-0ubuntu0.15.10.1), but when I try to run the app, I get the following error: +(CONNECTED ...
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New Ubuntu Installation Freezing

Warning, I'm new here I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an empty drive. I have another drive in the PC with a Windows 10 installation. Everything on Ubuntu runs fine, until I open an app. Both ...
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Problem with ports

I am trying to run "localhost:7777" (or any other number for that matter) in Chrome and Firefox. Both give errors. Chrome gives me this: "This webpage is not available ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED" Do ...
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grey screens and a slow down in the system

The window goes grey and everything slows down to crawling speed. I have noticed this on: Ubuntu Software Center running alone Gparted and Firefox running together Firefox and Terminal running ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Right mouse button on unity task bar opens always firefox and does not open context menu within Firefox window

Recently installed ubuntu 15.10 desktop on an asus eee slate ep121 Tablet PC with defaults. Attached it to a hdmi TV, with the internal screen disabled. Problem is that on the unity task bar and ...
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Minitube and smtube not able to connect to youtube, but youtube works fine in browser

I have a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and have noticed that Youtube runs pretty slowly on it. I decided to try installing Minitube, but it said that it couldn't download "gdata.youtube.com/...
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Firefox 43.0.4 on Ubuntu 15.10 incredibly slow to load pages

Since a few days now, I think since the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure, because I've been away for a few weeks until Jan, 10th, Firefox is practically not usable any more. It takes forever ...
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different launchers for Firefox versions

I'm trying to run a legacy copy of Firefox alongside the latest greatest Firefox. This works fine, I have two launchers like so in my .local/share/applications folder: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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Help - Stuck in Firefox and can't do anything

My computer starts up and you see the generic UBUNTU loading with the dots underneath and instead of going to a login it takes me straight to a Firefox window where i can not do anything. The computer ...
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Why system hangs up while using multiple tabs on firefox or chrome?

as I work with multiple tabs, no matter its firefox or chrome. Ubuntu system hangs down. I have 2 gb ram. What should I do? should I change to Lubuntu?
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Firefox global extension install

Ok, so I have local root access to a machine with a lot of local user accounts. These all have some version of a a particular extension that was installed under their user account during account ...
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Firefox doesn't play sounds in Slack desktop notifications

I'm not getting sounds in desktop notifications, specifically for Slack. I've experienced this on multiple hardware. I ensured I have Notify-OSD installed and have enable desktop notifications in ...
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Update Firefox developers edition

When I open my Firefox developers edition on Ubuntu it always asks me for update , when I click I have a permission error . How can I update it ?