Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Gecko-based web browser. It is the current default for the Ubuntu desktop.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

-1
votes
1answer
39 views

Firefox not closed properly when loging out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and out of 25 tries either logging out, shutting down or restarting, my session didn't close Firefox properly 23 times when exiting. The result is the Firefox tabs ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

chrome + chromium + firefox crash after 14.04 upgrade

All the browsers I tester are crashing. I attached a screenshot of chromium. Chrome has the same behavior, and firefox windows just disappears.
-1
votes
1answer
398 views

How do I run portable versions of apps on Linux?

Sometimes I just want to try a software out without installing it onto my system. For example, I downloaded the BlueGriffen software from here When I extract the tar.bz2 file, I have the bluegriffen ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Firefox not affected by gtk theme

How can I make firefox use Adwaita theme like all other apps do? Good: Bad: Preferably also make web pages darker as well.
0
votes
0answers
32 views

firefox crash watching videos on Ubuntu 14.04

Ive had this problem before where firefox crashes and locks the machine. To get the machine usable again i have to take the machine down the hard way by the reset button. This problem seems to ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

How to make new tab open a blank page in firefox?

Today ubuntu software center asked me to update things as usual, and I accepted. But now when I open a new tab in firefox, it shows 9 'mini pages' taken from the history of visited pages. How can I ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

YouTube will not play in Firefox or Chrome on fresh 12.04 install

First of all let me state I am new to Ubuntu and the Linux platform all together. I decided to install on an older PC (Pentium 3) to get some use out of it. Everything seems to have installed fine ...
0
votes
1answer
376 views

i cant see youtube videos in ubuntu 12.04

Please help I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm new to this Operating system...when I try to see videos on You tube its just show the videos like colour Film and Ads too.I have a doubt with adobe ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to select which application should be used by open containing folder?

I have already read some questions and answers here and on the internet, but I wasn't able to solve my problem. I think it is related to having installed both ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop. I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Video players don't show up properly in web browsers

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 LTS, I've noticed that sites that play videos don't display properly. The video shows up distorted in both Firefox and Chromium Web browsers. My desktop PC has an ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

After upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox sometimes crashes the computer

The previous Ubuntu was 12.04 when Firefox worked fine. The computer is an HP Pavilion DV4 laptop and now is upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox v28.0,Canonical-1.0. Firefox may run for sometime then ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Firefox: change default application

Me default djvu viewer is okular: xdg-mime: $ xdg-mime query default image/vnd.djvu okular.desktop in $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list: [Added Associations] ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Switching off images in Firefox

In older versions of Firefox there was an option to switch of loading of graphics. Now, in 28.0 I can no longer find it. It uses to be in [Edit] -> [Preferences] -> ... Is there a simple way ...
-3
votes
0answers
18 views

tradesignalonline.com/katsomo.fi add-on Wine Firefox/Internet Explorer [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to get this site to work? On this site it tells me that I need to be in Windows using Internet Explorer or Firefox. Well, I tried to do it using Internet Explorer and Firefox ...
2
votes
0answers
10 views

How can I east asian language input work properly on swf played with firefox?

I want to input CJK (Chinese, Janpanese, Korean) languages on swf played with firefox. But I can input only english in it. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. What happen and How to solve this problem?
1
vote
1answer
45 views

HUD causes Firefox to lag when its window loses focus

So, I have 13.10 installed, and Firefox has been slow lately. After opening preferences, whenever I click on another window then click back to Firefox, it takes 5-10 seconds for anything I do to ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Cant associate magnet links

Chromium browser opens Firefox instead of handling magnet links. I've tried looking aroud and found How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link But it doesnt work for me .. I've ran : "xdg-mime ...
5
votes
2answers
86 views

Is it possible for Adobe Flash to kill my GPU?

The question Is it possible that Adobe Flash in Ubuntu 12.04 on Firefox could damage my GPU? History So... there I was, using my beloved Ubuntu 12.04, Doing some PHP/Javascript/HTML development in ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Deleted CA Certificates in Firefox

I was very silly and deleted all my default CA certificates in Firefox. (I'm using Ubuntu). How do I get them all back?
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Flash Player Web Page Issue

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to open the Adobe Flash Player download page, Firefox shows an error that it is unable to open the page. It opens other pages fine but no the above page. What can I ...
0
votes
2answers
16 views

kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Can't remove redirect malware on firefox

I researched and found: mypageresults.com is tabbed as a redirect virus that always slips into computer without user's approval. I can't remove it.I deleted all files of firefox.I removed firefox ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to install Firefox and Firefox Aurora in parallel?

I would like to install Firefox Aurora in parallel with the "release" version of Firefox. I do not want to replace the release version. I managed to do this with Firefox nightly but not with Aurora. ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Intermitent Firefox/Thunderbird screen problem

Ubuntu 13.10, I7 3970, 12Gb Memory, Nvidia 650Ti driver 331. Sometimes, switching from one workspace to another, Firefox or Thunderbird fail to render the screen correctly. Below, the screen with the ...
3
votes
2answers
203 views

Black dashes when scrolling on webpages. Firefox 13.10

On Firefox with Ubuntu 13.10, and Cinnamon desktop I get dashes appearing on webpages when I scroll. See screenshot: Any ideas about what this is and how to get rid of it would be appreciated. It ...
0
votes
3answers
60 views

Alternative of CCleaner in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Is there any alternative software of CCleaner in Ubuntu 13.10. My laptop is running very slow, and Firefox also running slow and unresponsive.
3
votes
1answer
14k views

How to enable Moonlight/Silverlight 5 on firefox?

I have installed moonlight from this post here: http://askubuntu.com/a/327862/188878 the problem is, the application/website I am trying to use "requires" silverlight 5. is there anyway to trick the ...
13
votes
3answers
3k views

How can an application (like Firefox) be forced to use a certain network interface?

I've two interfaces: eth0 and wlan0 on a notebook. Possible use cases: eth0 grants me Internet access, and wlan0 is currently connected to a router which does not have Internet-connectivity. For ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Firefox in Ubuntu does not load

I have just installed Ubuntu. Everything seems fine, BUT Firefox will only load Google, Bing and Gmail. All other web pages stall; just keeps loading without getting anywhere. This is hopeless because ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I get the menu bar in firefox?

I installed a fresh ubuntu desktop 11.10 and in firefox there is no menu bar. I tried several things like pressing the Alt key F1-12 right click on a free space in the tab bar but still no menu ...
3
votes
2answers
173 views

Why are some online forms unable to submit?

I've been having a lot of problems regarding networking on my Ubuntu laptop. From Windows, everything works fine. When I wire directly into the modem, it works fine, but when I am on my wireless ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Can't Open A Specific Website. Can Open With A Proxy. wget stucks on “HTTP request sent, awaiting response…”

Ok, I'm having a very weird problem. I've searched through google and ubuntu forums but it seems that this problem, if faced, is unsolvable. However, I'm very hopeful that I'll get a solution here. ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Web video's not working

Hello i am using ubuntu for a while now. And i installed it on my mums 10 year old PC (as replacement for XP). And I simply don't get videoplayback in chrome/firefox working. What i tried for so ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

firefox crash Bus error (core dumped)

I am quite sure it has to do with the last security update I have installed (today 9 Apr 2014). I have ubuntu 13.10. Firefox crashes after 5 seconds I launch the application. It doesn't matter what ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

How to browse the internet while installing Ubuntu? [closed]

During the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 final beta release on VirtualBox. I was prompted with the option of reading the release notes. Being so curious about what difference does 14.04 make compared ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Firefox Bookmarks on Ubuntu 12.04 Start Page

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Lt. The Ubuntu Start Page is Firefox Browser, but has no 'bookmarks' Icon showing? How do I 'bookmark' sites for future re-call? How do I download or place the many ...
11
votes
6answers
33k views

Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed

I have been using firefox for a long time in Ubuntu, I downloaded some add-ons but it made firefox extremely slow, even if I remove them nothing will change. I tried to remove firfox also but ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

ISA Proxy server

Have a proxy at work that runs Microsoft ISA. i used to be able to connect using 11.10 with firefox no problem at all. i could either put the settings in firefox or the settings in ubuntu network ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Why do I see a “Firefox” button on Firefox 28?

I noticed that recently the "Firefox" button appears again in my Firefox 28, even with Global Menu installed. This is really back or is something wrong with my Firefox on Ubuntu 13.10?
1
vote
1answer
45 views

My Wifi stops working after browsing the web

So I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and I have this USB wifi device (TP-Link TL-WN821N V4) in my computer. Now when I use internet via terminal, everything is just fine, I can upload and download the whole ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

How To Use Nvidia-Prime On Ubuntu?

I have optimus laptop so i have installed nvidia drivers with prime. I have googled but didn't found any help regarding using Nvidia-prime. So How do i use my optimus card ? I know i can switch to ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Firefox closing automatically after logout vnc connection

Firefox is closing automatically after logout vnc connection. How can I set Firefox to run all the time, and not only when I am connected through vnc?
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Flash player alternative for firefox

I am searching for an flash player alternative for firefox Yes I am using chrome and I know that it has its own flash version however I am used to Firefox, and it is hard not to have videos in ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Can't set Transmission to download files [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12. on my new computer. When trying to download files I want to use Transmission but after I choose a file to download Transmission is not in the list of programs to run with ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
3k views

Add certificate authorities system-wide on Firefox

I want to add some root CAs that doesn't come with the default firefox on Ubuntu, but I don't know how. I tried adding them to the local certificates with certutil, but it didn't work. It messed up ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Firefox 26 unable to load some websites?

When using the new version of firefox(26), some websites can not load like in the last version I was using (23). This specific problem happens only in my Ubuntu box. I have a Windows box with the ...
4
votes
2answers
281 views

How to select (& copy) only a part (in the middle) of a linked text?

Example link: The artist John Doe shows us his cat! I want to copy the text "John Doe" only. It should work while holding Alt (according to this and this answer), but for me this would move ...
10
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I downgrade a package?

I just upgraded to Firefox 5 to find out that Selenium does not work on it. I'd like to downgrade to Firefox 4 but haven't found a way to do this. How do you downgrade to Firefox 4 on 11.04? Thanks ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

How to capture all visited URLs on the command line?

I like to get all URLs I visit in the browser live captured on the command-line for piping them to another program. How would I be able to do this? The format should be just one URL per line, nothing ...