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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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 ...
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Firefox becomes default browser after upgrade. Cannot revert to Google Chrome

Upgraded my notebook to Natty Beta 1 two days ago. All seems to be in order except for a very annoying little thing. I used to have Google Chrome as my default browser, and after the upgrade, this ...
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Font rendering in Firefox is blurry

A picture is worth a thousand words... so does anyone know how to fix this font blurriness in Firefox? (You'll need to right-click the picture below go to View Image to view it full-size; it's too ...
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How do I set startup/ home page to a desired website?

How do I set up the start up page to the desired website? Automatically goes to Google Search. Not sure how to adjust.
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“Open containing folder” in Firefox does not use my default file manager

My system default is Nautilus. But when I right-click in Downloads and choose "open containing folder", it opens Thunar and not Nautilus. How can I change that?
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Adobe Flash Player is not working in 12.04

I am facing problems when opening some videos and contents from some web sites. I figured out that Adobe Flash Player is not working properly in my system. I have installed a fresh copy of 12.04 on ...
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How can I stop Firefox throwing a NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED error?

I had a powercut last night and ever since then when I try to access the Ask Ubuntu Chat, I see the following error in Firebug. Component returned failure code: 0x8052000b (NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED) ...
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How can I change Firefox switching tabs shortcuts?

I was used to press Control+1, Control+2 and so on to switch between tabs in Firefox. Now, in Unity, I have to use the Alt key instead. How can I change that? Thanks!
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How to disable the warning sound when closing firefox

I appreciate to be warned when I try to close Firefox with multiple tabs open, but I really don't want to hear the warning sound. How can I disable the warning sound for firefox? Thanks in advance.
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How to start firefox in fullscreen mode?

how do i start firefox 4 in fullscreen mode (the one activated by pressing f11)?
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How to Fix Firefox when it freezes completely after open it?

First time ever today Firefox Version 3.6.13 freezed for me on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. I open Firefox normally but then nothing respond on the GUI.The only thing I can do is close it. When Closed I try ...
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How to make Firefox use native notification (notify-osd)?

I've seen this: As you can see Firefox is using the Ubuntu notification to notify the user. How to do that? I just want to get notifications for anything in general: for example, if a download is ...
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How to integrate KeyPass2 and Firefox using Keefox/PassIFox in Ubuntu 13.04 & 13.10

I have already Installed KeePass2 and also installed both Add-ons Keefox, PassIFox. But I don't know how to integrate it. Pls help me with the instructions.
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Libre office (read only) issue

I run ubuntu 10.04 with the latest version of LibreOffice (the one release the other day). When downloading a document - like something in excel in my firefox, and want to open it, it opens up in ...
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How to always show menu in Firefox?

How do I get the application menu to be placed inside the Firefox window? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and Firefox 12.0. I like Unity as a whole, but the Mac-style "globalmenu" idea provides bad ...
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Why does X-forwarding firefox take so long?

I ssh -X from Ubuntu to an Ubuntu Server, on which I've installed X, x11-apps and Firefox. Running xeyes shows the eyes, so I know that the X forwarding works. But when I try firefox, nothing happens: ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and Rekong don't know how to open downloaded files

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 beta 1. Both Rekong and Firefox don't know how to "Open Containing Folder" for downloaded items. They also don't know how open the item itself. (I'll give the specific ...
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Can I sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chromium?

So, Firefox has turned so resource intensive that my netbook can't run it without making me want to pull my hair out. Thus, I have been trying Chromium with quite some success (I have managed to find ...
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How do I make Firefox 5 localized?

Before upgrading from Firefox 4 to Firefox 5, my interface was Dutch. After the upgrade, it suddenly became English. Is this a bug in Firefox 5 or am I missing something? Output of apt-cache policy ...
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Which firefox.desktop prevails?

If there is a firefox.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications, does it override the firefox.desktop in /usr/share/applications? If not, is there a way to make it do so?
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How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with?

I'd like gnome-terminal to open links with the Chrome browser, but it insists on opening them with Firefox. I've followed both pieces of advice found here without any success: ...
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.conf page for Firefox's about:config

Is there any such .conf file for Firefox to edit about:config?
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How can I install multiple versions of Firefox (4.0 and 3.6), preferably using apt

I have the firefox package (Firefox 3.6) installed in Ubuntu 10.04. I'd like to install Firefox 4.0 from the Mozilla PPA but keep 3.6? The instructions look like they'll replace the current firefox ...
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How do I enable WebGL sites with Firefox 4 Beta?

I am using Firefox 4.0RC1 from the Mozilla Team's "Firefox Next" PPA. My about:config has webgl.enabled_for_all_sites set to true as most guides recommend that and also say that is all that is ...
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Clicking URLS opens a new tab in FireFox

I'm running 10.04, with FireFox 3.6.x. I have NoScript and AdBlock installed, as well as Firebug and the GWT toolkit. The problem I'm having is that sometimes URLS open in new tabs even just with a ...
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Install adblock using synaptic or through firefox's addons menu?

I want to install adblock for Firefox and I see it is in Synaptic. Should I install it with Synaptic or the regular way with the Firefox add-on manager? Does it make any differences at all?
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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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aptitude (apt-get) always crashes

I'm using Ubuntu Quantal. I've recently updated and now my kernel is 3.5.0-23-generic. After upgrade my NVIDIA driver stopped working... no problem! I re-installed it and now it works. Now I ...
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emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to get Emacs-like Keybindings in GTK, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I have followed the directions recommended here (and in lots of places) but to no effect. In other words, I added ...
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Where is Tor Browser opening Transmission from? How can I open the “same” Transmission?

When I launch Tor-Browser, it first launches Vidalia, then a special version of Firefox bundled with the Tor Browser package. If I try to download a (legal!) torrent in the Tor Browser version of ...
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firefox shows only blank screen when opening new pdf

I use ubuntu 12.04 with firefox and adobe pdf plugin. Since ubuntu 11.04 upto 12.04 i have the problem that i can open only one pdf file in the browser. After closing the pdf, firefox only shows a ...
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Firefox could not initialize application security crash

Hi there I installed Ubuntu a few minutes ago (i'm very new on Ubuntu) and whenever I want to open Firefox I get an error which starts with "could not initialize application security ...". Also when ...
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Hindi Font Problem in Chrome

I am using Google Chrome. I am facing problem in using Hindi News. which shows bullets instead of proper hindi text. but this same thing is not happening with Firefox it shows Hindi font . when i ...
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web browsing vs. torrent traffic, and bandwidth priority?

recently i did download big torrent files. (120 Gb). and i need to seed them back to at least 1.5 ratio. my upload speed is 130 Kb/s max. the problem is that i need to seed them as fast as possible. ...
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Setting Firefox hot keys to be like in Windows

I have been using Firefox for years on Windows and I do a lot with keyboard. For example, Ctrl-Y shows the downloads. And now on Ubuntu all this is broken. I need an easy way to set Windows-Firefox ...
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How can I change the hotkey to Firefox's Search Engine field (next to the address bar)

In the Ubuntu version of Firefox, the keybinding to the the Search Engine text-box (next to the addressbar) is different to what I am used to (in the Windows version). Can I change this key form ...
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How to run - from Firefox context menu - terminal commands selected in web pages?

Instead of copying it from the web and pasting it in the terminal, I want to be able to select a command displayed in a web page and with right click context menu to add it and run it in terminal. ...
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Fonts in Firefox weird after installing kubuntu-desktop

I've installed KDE with the intentions to try it out, but now, after removing it and going back to Unity, I noticed that the fonts in Firefox are still like in KDE. How can I revert the font type to ...
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Awesome WM menu missing Firefox

After sudo apt-get install awesome awesome-extra and logging into it (with no previous configuration that I know of), there's no menu entry for Firefox. All my other stuff is there - Mutt, Meld, ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04 stops recognize Helvetica and others fonts

Sunddely Firefox stops recognize TTF. All text assigned to special fonts as Helvetica is now presented with Arial or other plain font.. The last changes registered in log of updates was on 03 May. I ...
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How to avoid opening a second instance?

I set up lirc to control my PC with a remote. To switch between different modes I edited .lircrc as follows: begin vlc include ~/.lirc/vlc end vlc begin gnome include ~/.lirc/gnome end gnome ...
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How to make Firefox use chromify-osd?

I understand that Chrome has chromify-osd, an extension that lets it use notify-osd for notifications. Is it possible to customize it such that it works for Firefox as well?
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Is it possible to decrease the font size in the Firefox bookmarks bar?

I have a lot of bookmarks saved and keep them ordered in folders. However, I feel the font size and spacing in the bookmarks bar is bit large. Therefore, it requires quite a bit of clicking/scrolling ...
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Troubles with Acrobat Reader within Firefox?

I just built a new machine and installing Acrobat was last step in process. Am running Thinkpad X210 with 10.10 64-bit. I've always been able to reliably open PDFs inline from the web; however, when I ...
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Unable to locate package mozilla-acroread

I just upgraded to 10.10 and installed Acrobat via Adobe's website. I can't seem to get the Firefox plugin. I updated my software sources to include mediabuntu, but when I enter sudo apt-get install ...
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Where do I find details of Ubuntu Firefox “install” offers? [duplicate]

When I visit some sites (so far Tweetdeck, Tumblr, Launchpad, Google Docs) in Firefox, I get a "Would you like install {whatever}" popup from Ubuntu. My options are only yes, "not now" and "don't ask ...
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How can I change the default download action to gnome-open in Firefox?

Firefox determines which program to use to open a download based on the download's MIME type. More information on that can be found in Mozilla's online documentation. It seems to me that when Firefox ...
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How to teach firefox to open rar archives

When I click on the .rar file in Firefox it offers either to open it with a default application or to save it to disk. However, the default app for .rar is set to gedit (?) So how do I change that, so ...
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Firefox 4 using more battery power and slow

I updated my Intel Atom Netbook to Natty, and besides killing the battery, the new Firefox 4 seems super slow, it takes half a minute to load a page, then the program does not respond too much at all. ...
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FireFox video flashing white boxes

I moved to Ubuntu 11 x64 abt 2 weeks ago from Windows 7 x64. I noticed that some videos on FireFox flashes white/black boxes here & there Boxes appear flashing about even before the video ...