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 globalmenu for zotero-standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero standalone (a really great program btw!) is based on the same architecture as firefox ...
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How do I export saved passwords from my firefox password manager?

I want to export my saved passwords in Firefox/Mozilla manager to an external password manager application with better encryption. Where is the password file located and what is the file extension? ...
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How to get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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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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Can't browse to big files and upload in browsers (chrome, firefox and explorer under wine)

I can't upload jpegs over 3mb to photo websites (society6 and blue canvas) because they do not show in the browse files box. Smaller jpegs show up and can be uploaded (900kb or so). What could be ...
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Firefox use lot of cpu

I have a notebook nb510 Toshiba with Ubuntu 12.04 and firefox 22.0 with extensions like addock-plus, x-notifier, download helper, xmarks. Sometimes it's take more cpu than 100% This information of ...
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Firefox not responding after every search

I am a brand new user running 14.04 on a partitioned hard drive. So far I have had nothing but issues with it. This particular issue occurs when I open Firefox. The browser opens fine but once I ...
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How do I disable the fourth button on an Apple Mighty Mouse?

I have an Apple Mighty Mouse, but it's been banged up a bit. The side buttons (4th buttons) are way too easily pressed. When I'm using Firefox, the 4th button can accidentally click and I'd go back ...
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open link from chrome to firefox?

I've got two browsers open, chrome and firefox, and would like to have a shortcut to be able to open a link I have in chrome as a new tab in my firefox window. Right now I do this by clicking 'Copy ...
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firefox on ubuntu 14 doesn't show any server

ubuntu 14 on compaq cq10 netbook. It connect to wireless network but firefox can't find any server. Why?
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Firefox doesn't play youtube anymore

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and today firefox 32 got weird. If I try to play a youtube video, it will start out on 720p, then move down and say that 720p isn't an option for the video. It will keep doing ...
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Firefox stoped after installing Xampp 1.8.2.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. LTS

After installing xampp 1.8.2.6 Firefox almost stoped working. The warning says "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded, it may be missing or inaccessible". I can ONLY start Firefox from the level of ...
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config Foscam FI9821P IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to config a Foscam fi9821P camera on Firefox, then add it to Zoneminder. I've got it on to my router but when I enter the IP address on my laptop, it won't ...
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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 ...
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Unable to Install firefox on ubuntu 14.04 with firebug

I have ubuntu with 14.04, but the firefox version is 28.0. I am not able to install firebug for that version. So decided to update firefox but did not get any success. Tried sudo apt-get update ...
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Firefox crashes after nvidia and cuda update on 14.04

I recently added CUDA to my laptop to be able to develop some parallel code I want. All went smooth and I managed to run the CUDA tests/samples with no problem. My computer seems to work fine apart ...
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Firefox unity app

I have a problem with Firefox unity apps. If I click on the dash and start Gmail, Live mail, Facebook or I guess any of them, I have limited functionality of browser, right click doesn't work, ...
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Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 31 as my browser. I can not get pay-for-view movies from Google Play, YouTube or Acorn (tv) to work. Regular YouTube videos work fine for some reason--as do other ...
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How to use Firefox AppArmor profile with IcedTea Java plugin on Ubuntu 14.04?

Whenever I set up Ubuntu on a new system, I active the default AppArmor profile for Firefox via sudo aa-enforce /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox Doing this on Ubuntu 14.04, however, makes Java ...
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Firefox-like Global Menu Integration

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. The original Firefox integrate with Unity perfectly. I want to use Palemoon, but unfortunately, it has no integration with unity/global menu. I tried to look at the default ...
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Google lightning fast but all other sites painfully slow - ubuntu 12 lts -firefox and chromium wi-fi hotspot

Hi I am new to linux and have had a play with a few different distros (linux mint, ubunto 11, 12 and 14 and lubunto) over the weekend but I have a common problem I have found with browsing (happens ...
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Something I don't understand about Epiphany

I like to try out different web browsers, on windows sometimes I had 4 or 5 of them. Still that Firefox is my all-time favourite I was thinking about trying out the default Epiphany browser on Ubuntu ...
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Undo close tab (Ctrl+Shift+T) not working in firefox

It is been some time that the Undo Close tab or Ctrl+Shift+T is not working and I am not able to recover even the tab I just closed. I have to manually open it again from history! How this problem ...
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WebGL not working neither in Firefox nor Chrome

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and finally managed to install the correct drivers for my nVidia card (using bumblebee) and glxinfo finally shows that I support OpenGL 4.20. So, lastly, for the project I'm ...
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“Error: cannot open display: :0.0” while starting remotelly Firefox

On my ubuntu 14.04 remote server, when I try to start Mozilla Firefox 32.0 from terminal, it through error as follow: $ firefox (process:6397): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion ...
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Website video slow/choppy; somehow fixed it briefly on Chrome (but not on Firefox), but problem resumed on restart

Watching video content on any website (youtube, news sites, TV sites etc) the picture is slow/choppy, not at all smooth. The sound is fine. I'm mainly using Chrome, which has the latest Flash enabled. ...
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Why does Firefox ignore the `304 Not Modified` status sent by the webserver?

For my site, Firefox 32.0 seems not to cache a CSS file of my Nikola 7.1.0 installation and ignores the 304 Not Modified response by the webserver. What also puzzles me, is that it sends the 2nd ...
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My flashplugin doesn't work on firefox

I have ubuntu 14.04. I'm using firefox to browse the web and it worked properly but just a few days ago after I used sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get update it keeps telling me to install ...
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Flash don't work Lubuntu 14.04

I had installed Lubuntu 14.04 and Flash don't work when I open with firefox a video of youtube or spotify web client or yes.fm I can see that the addon is ok: shockwave flash version 11.2.202.350 ...
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How to downgrade Firefox from 30 to 28?

I've accidentally sudo apt-get upgrade (while c/p-ing instructions to do something and failing to notice that it isn't sudo apt-get update) and it upgraded Firefox from 28 to 30. Now my menus are ...
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Slow DNS lookup after upgrading to 14.04

After upgrading my Kubuntu to 14.04 from 12.04, I got extremely slow DNS lookup in Firefox and Thunderbird. I have checked the communications with Wireshark. Launching e.g. http://vs.hu in Firefox ...
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Unable to browse specific websites with Netgear modem

I recently purchased a Netgear DGN1000v3 modem-router for my home. I was using a D-link DSL-2750U, before it started giving network disconnection issues in the last one month. I setup internet on ...
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High CPU usage in any browser

For about the last week, browsing the web from Chrome beta, Chrome stable, or firefox causes unusually high cpu usage. It Idles OK, but spikes a fair amount, but loading any page, with or without ...
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Can't open Firefox after upgrade to 13.04

I just upgraded my 12.10 to 13.04 with "great" difficulty, but a few issues persist. Firefox refuse even to open when I click the icon. I had to tweak a bit to complete the 13.04 upgrade, so it may ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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firefox sound not available

I was using Oxford online dictionary. When I clicked the prunuciation button, a message popped up saying "Apologies, the sound is not available." Here is a screenshot. larger image: ...
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Firefox profile cannot be loaded after upgrade

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, now when I try to run Firefox from the icon it pops up this: "Missing Profile. Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missed or inaccessible." I already tried ...
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Livemeeting in ubuntu

I wanted to use microsoft livemeeting session in firefox browser. I have downloaded java7 tar file, then unzipped the same. Then I linked the plugin using below code sudo ln -vs ...
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uTorrent on Startup

I have installed uTorrent like is shown in the link. http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/install-utorrent-3-3-ubuntu-14-04-13-10/ Every thing went smooth. After that I have add to the startup app comand ...
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What happens when I try to run firefox on a remote server from my local machine

I am connecting to a remote server through putty. whereis firefox shows that Firefox is installed on the remote machine. Now, I want to know what is going to happen when I run firefox. Normally, if ...
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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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Firefox doesn't launch in Ubuntu 13.04

Firefox starts when I use sudo in the terminal, but not from the launcher. All the other apps work like a charm, just not Firefox. How can I fix this?
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web browser cannot load the facebook homepage, all other homepages work fine

my web browser cannot load the facebook homepage (Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.facebook.com.), all other web sites work just fine. I use firefox, but ...
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Firefox “email link” doesn't give Thunderbird window focus

Ubuntu 14.04 FF 32.0 Thunderbird 31.0 When on a web page, one can perform File -- Email Link. Ever since upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, Firefox will send the link to Thunderbird, but will not give the new ...
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Firefox's “Open folder” opens Gwenview

Upgrading to 12.04 caused some problems to my Firefox. It seems like that Firefox doesn't know how to handle downloads. After some researches, I've found this solution : Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and ...
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FireFox won't launch, “Error: Access was denied while trying to open files in your profile directory”

I cannot launch FireFox, as I'm getting the "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible." error when I attempt to launch the latest FireFox in Ubuntu 13.04 (up to date). ...
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Firefox 15 hangs with Ubuntu kernel update

I recently ran updates and it told me that in order to get those updates I had to update my kernel. I did that and also updated Firefox to 15. Since then Firefox hangs/gray screens sites I go to. ...
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Firefox issues on Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I have several problems using Firefox 32.0 on it: when playing YouTube videos, the browser will crash making a reboot necessary sometimes when I close the ...
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how tell Thunderbird to open links in a certain Firefox instance?

I'm using Firefox and Thunderbird profiles for different activities and have them running as separated instances (processes) on different virtual desktops. This works great in general. But a big ...
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Ubuntu Firefox homepage temporarily showing Arabic

I've noticed this evening that the default Ubuntu Firefox homepage on Ubuntu 12.04 momentarily displayed Arabic in the titlebar and for the links. This first happened 15 mins ago then I rebooted and ...