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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Restoring Home Folder, Firefox Launcher Problems, Cannot Open Display

I had a harddrive crash and so had to reinstall Ubuntu (14.04). At this point firefox worked fine. Then I tar'd my home folder and replaced it with a version I had backed up from the failed drive. ...
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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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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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If I upgrade Ubuntu am I in danger of messing up XP installed on the same PC?

Worked fine last week. Firefox now greys out and I can't click on any menu items. Have been applying updates as they appear but have just learnt elsewhere on this site that that's a waste of time and ...
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Copy/Paste from Firefox to Terminal (Urxvt)

I'm having a curious issue copying text from web pages to my terminal (to copy and paste a command for instance). Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v have never worked with the terminal since there are the two separate ...
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Firefox Not Responding while click Firefox menu bar

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. Unfortunately, I've removed Firefox using the command : sudo apt-get purge remove Firefox After, I've installed Firefox using the command sudo apt-get install firefox* ...
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i can not watch youtube full screen videos on the monitor

I have just got a new monitor to connect it to the laptop. I have opened Firefox in both screens. When i make full screen mode on the monitor and want to surf the web on the laptop at the same time, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - bookmarks in desktop menu bar

I asked this before but the responses weren't valid and I cannot reply to it, so I have to ask again... Ubuntu 12.04 I somehow wound up with a bookmark for a web page on my main menu bar (the one at ...
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Flash player (in Firefox) is unstable in 14.04

For 13.10, I used this guide to get Intel iGPU-supported playback of flash videos in Firefox: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/09/adobe-flash-player-hardware.html All in all, Intel graphics acceleration ...
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Firefox address window greyed out

When opening some web pages with Firefox, the address bar text is blanked out by black and grey bars. Double clicking or scrolling to select the text causes it to reappear. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ...
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After getting firefox update can't access internet anymore

I just took some updates including Mozilla updates and can't connect anymore to internet. We have a proxy server, we had previously imported all the needed certificates and internet was working ...
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Why Firefox on the VM has the same capabilities of the Firefox of the host machine?

I installed a virtual machine on VirtualBox. My host machine is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My problem is that I found all the addons of Firefox of the host Ubuntu in the Firefox browser of the guest machine. ...
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Firefox does not display text after the installation of new fonts

Ubuntu 14.04, after install new fonts, when enter a page, Firefox just display images, it does not display text. I tried to chown the folder /usr/share/fonts' to my user andchmodthe ...
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Lucid update freezes firefox and chrome cannot play youtube [closed]

Strange things happening to Lucid after an update around 06/06/2014 (related to openssl or not, I won't spend more time on it). More like a hint, I guess. I had firefox, chrome misbehaving. Firefox ...
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Screen freezes after screen saver when watching fullscreen videos. Disable screensaver when using flash

Update: libflashplayer is installed on my system, firefox just isnt using it.... I discovered this hack-sawing through my root directory with ls -R / | grep libflashplayer I want to disable the ...
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Trying to Get Firefox Preview Browsser Running in Aptana [duplicate]

I recently installed Aptana Studio 3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. When I try and open the Start Page it says: We are unable to load the Chromimum browser. Please check the documentation ...
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Why can't Firefox run local .swf files?

My goal is trying to run .swf files through Firefox and NOT a standalone player. When trying to run local .swf files on Firefox 29.0 (currently on 14.04), the browser opens the Open With/Save File ...
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Firefox doesn't show texts [closed]

My Firefox doesn't show text on some sites, such as Google: I use Firefox 29 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).
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2 Firefox running with 2 icons

Is it possible when you are running 2 Firefox with different sync to have 2 icons? For example would one have the normal logo and then I could choose an icon for the other one? Or Maybe have one ...
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KDE controls taking over applications in my unity session

Ubuntu 14.04. I tried out KDE now some applications (Firefox and others) in my Unity session have KDE controls instead of the proper gtk controls. Un-installing kubuntu-desktop does not help.
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Passing arguments to programs via Dash

Note: I've found an answer myself while asking this question, but is there a way to do it in regular Dash, that opens when you press SUPER - and not by using ALT+F2 (which seems like an unnecessary ...
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Fullscreen tearing in Firefox Flash video with AMD Catalyst drivers

Since upgrading to Linux Mint 17, every time I put a flash video into fullscreen it starts tearing up, then freezes after a couple seconds. This only happens when I have the proprietary AMD drivers ...
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SOLVED BleachBit: How to Completely Clear URL History in Firefox?

14.04 / Firefox 29.0 I've been using Bleachbit to clear usage/file history, and for the most part it works great. However, it doesn't seem to clear the website hostnames out of the URL, at all. ...
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Printing pdf files from firefox

Got a brain teaser for everyone. :) I recently needed to turn in paperwork for insurance reasons. I found the pdf file for the form I needed online, however it would not let me print the file. When ...
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Can't open Sync window in Firefox

I open Firefox. I open the Tools menu. I click on the button "Sync". And nothing happens. Nothing opens. How can I open Sync? I use Firefox v29.0.
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Test dev website

The task is to drop a few MySQL tables from a dev site and test if that generated any errors on the site, before doing it on the live site. Since the site is also a live site, I included the dev site ...
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Cache size of Firefox?

How do I go about to increase the cache size of Firefox? Firefox crashes occasionally when I have four windows open with multiple tabs.
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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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Lightspark doesn't works in firefox 29.0 and Chromium 34.0.1847.116 (ubuntu 14.04)

I need your help, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I've installed Lightspark (lightspark 0.7.2-3ubuntu1) as an alternative to Adobe Flash Player. But Lightspark doesn't works both with Firefox 29.0 and ...
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Images and links not visible on a particular website

The images are not visible at all on this particular website http://www.lenskart.com/sunglasses/frame-style/full-rim.html I have tried it with opera and epiphany as well,other than firefox.But ...
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How to use Xvfb in Ubuntu 14.04 with/without RandR?

I try to run Unit-Tests with Selenium running Firefox on my Ubuntu 14.04 Server. And I'm using Xvfb as described in this blog to simulate a virtual display to show Firefox in. But Xvfg somehow ...
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How can I set Firefox settings with a bash scipt?

I would like to create a bash script that I can run on several computers that will set some basic preferences and bookmarks for Firefox (and possibly Google Chrome) on Ubuntu 12.04. I think user data ...
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SmartReader ACR38U doesn't work with Icedtea-7-plugin in Firefox

I can't to use my CardReader ACR38U with Icedtea-7-plugin in Firefox. :( CardReader in pcsc_scan work good, without problem. How I can fix this? Ubuntu 14.04 Firefox 29. java version "1.7.0_55" ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu or Firefox to use a SOCKS proxy for a specific wifi network?

I occasionally connect to an unsecure wifi network for which I would like to use a SOCKS proxy - but only on that network. Can I configure things so that Ubuntu and/or Firefox will choose to use the ...
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.wine-pipelight folder not present

Following the instructions on the pipelight installation page, I installed pipelight on Ubuntu 14.04. However, upon opening firefox the .wine-pipelight folder isn't present in my home folder, and I ...
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Benchmarking Linux flash player and google chrome built in flash player

I use xubuntu 14.04 64 bit, I installed flash player from software center and xubuntu-restricted-extras too Are there any benchmarks on Linux flash player and google chrome built in flash player? I ...
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What broke Firefox? After upgrade to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU

After my recent upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU, even after disabling all plugins and restarting the browser. Before the upgrade I did not have this problem, though ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 says it's connected to wifi but is really slow and won't connect to any website as if there is no internet connection

Like I said the wifi indicator says it's connected to the internet with like all of the bars (I'm right next to my wifi box) but, when I open up firefox, it won't connect to any website as if there ...
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Adobe Flash not working in Firefox but in Chrome [duplicate]

After installing Flash using terminal and Manually.Flash is not working in Firefox but is working correctly in Chrome.
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problem with loading scripts

whenever I try to load an example into the CodePen site (http://codepen.io/) I receive the LOADING.. message at the bottom at the page but it's never loaded.. I also have the same problem whenever I ...
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Start page Ubuntu

if you set the startpage of Firefox to about:startpage (or http://start.ubuntu.com) you get this: If you use http://start.ubuntu.com/current/Yahoo/ you get this: Is it possible to use other ...
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Difference between Backup and Import bookmatks in Firefox

Main usage of Backup/Restore and Import/Export in Firefox. Difference between both of them in functionality wise.
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Create desktop apps using Firefox possible?

In Chromium you can go to File > "Create application shortcuts"... This then allows you to add a "webapp" type shortcut to your launcher. Is this possible through Firefox with the same type of ease? ...
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Chrome and Firefox not working/slow

Chrome has stopped working and Firefox is slow, sometimes so slow that it does not work at all. I have tried installing Chromium, but the effects were the same. I uninstalled Chrome and then updated ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 offset mouse clicking in browsers [duplicate]

I'm having this problem with chrome and firefox, and only when clicking the minimize button and then bringing the window back by clicking on the respective launcher icon. Once maximized, the mouse ...
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Chromium glitches when resizing browser window

I have some strange glitches when my browser window is resized. Firefox, and other programs are working fine, only chromium is having issues. I tried to turn on/off gpu acceleration but same problems ...
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Firefox does not load local html files kubuntu 14.04

I have used kubuntu(10.04 & 12.04) and firefox for many years. Recently I upgraded to 14.04 and firefox will no longer open local html files. I installed chromium and it seems to work properly. ...
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Firefox keeps going unresponsive and crashing

Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit up to date. I was recently hacked. Had to clean install from a live usb made off my network and network computers. Since clean installing firefox keeps going unresponsive and ...
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What is the “Browser” process?

What is the Browser process? Is the process safe or malicious? Thanks for help, Top results:
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I can't install flash on ubuntu 14.04 to play facebook games, videos or youtube videos

well, I can't install flash on ubuntu 14.04 to play facebook games, videos or youtube videos. I tried many times but the problem exists. I'm using firefox. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. ...