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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Firefox 37.0.2: can't move tabs anymore

I can't move any open tabs in Firefox 37.0.2 anymore. I don't know what the actual problem is, but if you bookmark your open pages (tabs) usually by moving them over the symbol bar's folders this ...
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Firefox 37.0.2 not opening (removing firefox did not help) runing ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Opening firefox through the desktop icon will show the loading cursor, but a few seconds later it will stop loading and never open a firefox window. It is possible to load firefox from the terminal, ...
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Firefox slow in Linux mint 17.1 dual boot win 8.1 installation [on hold]

Here's what my hope is in installing Linux and buying a new computer and Samsung tablet: 1-Ease of use (no frills) 2-Fast (I like to use lots of things at the same time (tabs online) and open ...
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Dead keys on Firefox Kubuntu 15.04

I use the GR-el version of the latest Firefox on Kubuntu 15.04. After the latest (2015-May-1) update, I can't have dead keys produce accents for (Greek GR-el / UTF-8). I can bypass this problem by ...
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Firefox YouTube videos often refuse to load after a certain duration into the video

I have recently switched from using Google Chrome to using Mozilla Firefox, but have noticed some problems with YouTube videos, very often, I play a video, but it refuses to load more than half of the ...
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Problem viewing webpage on default web browser of Ubuntu 14.04

For last few days I cannot view Google "Inbox" on Firefox 37.0.2. It loads initially and then blacks out. There was no problem a few days back.
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How to close a new firefox window from terminal(cfct command is not working)

I have multiple instances of Firefox running in Ubuntu 14.04. How can I close the recent opened window/instance from terminal?
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Adobe flash plugin 17

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 because the latest upgrade 14.04 is not working in my system. I need to install the latest Adobe Flash Player 17 plugin, but it only allows me to install up to ...
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Where is the Mozilla Firefox cache located?

I have got Mozilla Firefox installed, and am aware of the issues with nasty things like phishing scripts from images ending up in my browser's cache. And so that I don't have to just empty my cache ...
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How to get rid of youtube html5 player from firefox

I have tried youtube html5 player by opting it in from here But i dont find html5 youtube player as good as flash player. So i opted out from same link despite of opt-out youtube was showing videos ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 KDE reversed green and red on images

I haven't used KDE last few weeks and so I have done some regular firefox and ubuntu updates during this time. But today, I logged in with plasma desktop on my Ubuntu machine and surprisingly realised ...
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How to increase downloading speed

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . and I use Firefox for browsing and downloading . i would like to increase downloading speed. How can i do increase downloading speed ?
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Firefox stuck on old version and problems with held packages

i did a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2 2 months ago and i noticed recently that firefox was stuck at version 36. I uninstalled it and then the system showed version 35 as the latest. The same ...
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Upload Files(from the internet) to a dropbox or google drive

I want to download a file from the internet and I have to store it on my dropbox/google drive. Is there a way to skip my PC. So the dropbox server is downloading the file right in my folder? This ...
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How to make firefox ask for master password only when trying to show passwords

I have set up a master password on firefox and the browser asks for it at unexpected time. Not every time in the start (so it isn't useful to "lock" the browser. Someone may auto-login to a website ...
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Flash doesn't work in firefox after upgrade Kubuntu to 14.10

I upgraded Kubuntu 14.04-x64 to 14.10. Now flash does not work in Firefox. Now flash is an empty area which sometimes is black when cursor is under it. But flash still works in Chromium.
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Firefox must press backspace twice to delete one charecter

In Firefox in Ubuntu, when I type on some text area and I want to delete an English character I only need to press Backspace one time, but to delete an Arabic character I have to pressing Backspace ...
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox

Currently, in about:support (Firefox 30) the "Graphics" section states the following: Now, I know that Firefox has (for whatever reason) disabled the hardware accelerated features for Linux users. ...
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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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Firefox title bar lost when opening link from e-mail in Thunderbird

Starting with Firefox (currently 37.0.2, but has been happening for a great many releases) running but minimized, I open a link in an e-mail (Thunderbird e-mail client, currently 31.6.0 - happened ...
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Problems with video and playback on 4K monitor and R9 R270 AMD. Ubuntu 14.04

For a number of years I have happily used Ubuntu. However,I am having all sorts of problems now since I upgraded my video card and monitor. My monitor is a Benq 4k monitor, but I decided to upgrade my ...
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How to fix: “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.”?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I used to login to a website (chess.com) but since a few days ago I get this message: The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset ...
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ubuntu 14.04 firefox starting without sudo gives security library failure on SSL sites

I have a problem with ubuntu desktop 14.04. When executing firefox without sudo, then all the https sites (even http://google.com) gives me Error code: sec_error_library_failure But when ...
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Transfer bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox [duplicate]

I have currently got Google Chrome and Firefox installed, but I want to switch to Firefox so I want to some how transfer my mass collections of bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox, so is there any way of ...
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Why I can't drag and drop tab into the FireFox installed in Ubuntu 15.04?

today I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I am experiencing an annoying problem with the installed version of Firefox. The problem is that I can't swap the opened tab. I can change their order with the ...
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Why does Firefox try to use Gedit to open .deb files

I am running Firefox 15 on Ubuntu 12.04. If I go to a website with a .deb link, Firefox downloads the file, then tries to open it with gedit. If I use Nautilus to open the .deb file, it runs it in ...
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Firefox reinstalled, but not xul-ext-webaccounts

I wanted to reinstall Firefox, so what I did was: sudo apt-get purge firefox And this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Since update of Firefox v37 internet access is slow

Before the auto update to Firefox v37 occurred Firefox worked fine on my Ubuntu 14.04 system (ethernet connected to 20Gbps internet up 4Gbps down). My system is 8 core, 32GB ram, ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Add exception for wrong certificate for subdomain “ssl_error_bad_cert_domain”

One of my domains I use has an HTTPS certificate that is only valid for example.com. Whenever I try to access one of the subdomains I get an error: The website uses HTTP Strict Transport Security ...
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Firefox won't run java after installing 15.04

I installed ubuntu 15.04 yesterday. Firefox will not run the race viewers at igpmanager.com which use java. Ran java version and it returned the latest version of java. This machine is running an SSD ...
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firefox -37.0.2 not taking proxy username and password

I am behind the proxy server, when i open Firefox-37.0.2 a window came and say "authentication required" after entering the proxy username and password, keep asking continuously "authentication ...
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Various programmes crashing frquently - could be an issue with the system?

About a week ago Firefox started crashing very frequently, 20 to 30 times a day. On random pages, doing random things, sometimes even when it is minimised. I ran the updates and checked the system for ...
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Is it possible to download the latest version of Adobe flash player? [duplicate]

I was trying to play a game on Facebook that I haven't been able to play since switching to Ubuntu. It requires the latest version of Adobe. I couldn't download Adobe so I downloaded a flash player ...
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How to disable “Restore Previous Session” in Mozilla Firefox

For privacy i want to disable this feature in Firefox , so when i open Firefox i want to load my homepage and not the option of restore previous session tabs and annoying things . Any Help .
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How can I make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission?

I can't find out how to make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission. There is no option to make it the standard program for magnet-links in its properties, and as I am not experienced with the ...
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Installing a downgraded version of Firefox 16 from PPA

I'd like to fetch and install old FF16 instead of FF17 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. Currently FF17 is default. FF17 is incompatible with Selenium 2.26 ...
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My Firefox 37 has problems with Yahoo mail in 14.04

Since update to Firefox 37.0.1, I have problems with Yahoo mail (webmail). Sometimes, inline pictures are not shown, they only end up as placeholders, also not shown as attachments. In such cases, ...
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How can I start a simple X with just firefox? [duplicate]

I'm trying to start a simple X server with just one app open, which is Firefox. Basically, I want to power on my Ubuntu server and show Firefox, nothing else. Is there a way to make this possible? ...
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Flash does not work on Firefox in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 but Flash isn't working correctly with Firefox 28.0. Viewing videos in YouTube, using the Spotify web client and yes.fm all do no work. I can see that the addon is ...
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If flash isn't installed in the first place, why does Firefox need Flash block 1.5.18 to block auto-play video advertisements?

My netbook becomes extremely inefficient when being bullied by auto-play video advertisements on the internet. I am on Lubuntu 14.04 using firefox 37.0.1 (Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu | canonical 1.0), ...
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FF 37 Ntlm not working

I am using 14.10 I just upgraded my FF from 33 to 37. I have a timecard system at work that uses NTLMv1 I have set network.negotiate-auth.allow-insecure-ntlm-v1 to true I get the Authentication ...
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java plugin is not working

I want to run following website in chrome/firefox in my ubuntu : http://bikecad.ca/quickapplet which shows following message: However i have already followed these steps but its not working. Help ...
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Lubuntu Firefox is always running

I have a very persistent Firefox. Even after a reboot the process is running, and starts by itself again if I kill it. Yesterday, I heard the audio of the last youtube video after a reboot. I tried ...
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Pipelight stopped functioning after HBO new web update in mid April, 2015

I have got HBO Nordic working with Pipelight on Ubuntu 14.10 for long time. Suddenly a web portal update around the 12-13 of April made it stop working. I can log into the HBO Nordic with my ...
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Memory black-hole: Are there known issues regarding multitasking in Ubuntu 14.04?

Are there known issues regarding multitasking in Ubuntu 14.04? I've recently upgraded to Trusty from Precise for I needed some updated applications. Installed 14.04.2, the desktop and animations were ...
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How to install the Java plugin for Firefox? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Java and plugins for Firefox. I installed both the JDK and JRE. When I try with the sudo update-alternatives --config java command it shows only one choice available. Plugins ...
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How to know each TAB memory usage ?

Hi, is it possible to know that, if Firefox or any browser is opened, whats the amount of memory taken up by each TAB of web-browser ? I am just curious to know.
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can't watch flash content in lubuntu

i can't watch flash content in firefox. can someone please help me? I am sorry if this has already been addressed, but i have visited numerous forum posts and tried several different things. My ...
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Firefox default language keeps changing automatically to arabic

I am getting an ongoing issue with Firefox 36.0 under Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I open Firefox it automatically sets the default language to Arabic, even though having never configured it to use Arabic: ...