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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Chrome safer than Firefox?

I was always very happy with Firefox and never felt the need to change to Chrome. But Adobe has stopped supporting Flash on Linux and Google has taken over this task. Though Google only supports its ...
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Minitube and smtube not able to connect to youtube, but youtube works fine in browser

I have a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and have noticed that Youtube runs pretty slowly on it. I decided to try installing Minitube, but it said that it couldn't download ...
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Install firefox without locales?

I wish to install Mozilla Firefox without having to install non-english locales. They occupy space and need to be downloaded with each update which seems a waste of storage and bandwidth.
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Install Adobe Flash plugin in Chromium

I have tried installing Adobe Flash from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_redirect. When I select APT for Ubuntu 10.04+, it launches the software center in which I am asked Enable additional ...
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How to install the Java plugin for Firefox?

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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Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox: YouTube works, EarthCam.com doesn't

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox Youtube - perfect, everything goes well. EarthCam.com - doesn't work. It seems like stop downloading page at the moment of start downloading flash. Some other pages with flashes ...
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Vimeo video not playing in firefox

Videos on vimeo don't play in firefox (nor embedded, nor directly on vimeo site). They load. I can see and move the player to see different pictures but the player does not start. Firefox 46 / ...
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Setting system wide preferences in Firefox

I am trying to figure out how to deploy a set of Firefox defaults (some changeable some not) to a series of Ubuntu Desktops. The machines are running Natty and Firefox 6. I would like to install this ...
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Terminal Errors when I open Browsers

When I open a browser in terminal (I've tried Firefox and Google Chrome) I get error messaged. When I open Firefox it spits out the following message: Performance warning: Async animation disabled ...
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Firefox Slow Performance

I have to say, firefox on ubuntu's performance is attrocious. Very quickly it gets into 100% cpu use (thank god I have multiple cores) and hundreds of megs of ram. Even closing tabs does not help the ...
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Firefox 43.0.4 on Ubuntu 15.10 incredibly slow to load pages

Since a few days now, I think since the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure, because I've been away for a few weeks until Jan, 10th, Firefox is practically not usable any more. It takes forever ...
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How to fix bangla fonts problem in firefox?

I am facing some problem in firefox browser in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It is not showing Bangla fonts properly. How to fix this?
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Session manager has amnesia

I've noticed that my browser slows with too many open tabs, which usually prompts me to reboot, but session manager is very spotty, sometimes remembers, other times not. Lately I keep getting this ...
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I can't figureout how to download youtube videos with the help of uget and flashgot addon

I am on ubuntu 14.04 and have installed uget from the official ppa and also installed flashgot addon for firefox. In addition I have also downloaded the aria2 plugin and enabled it in the plugin ...
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Firefox cache2 'doomed' folder

I was recently looking in my Firefox cache as I have made it so that it does not cache: And I found this folder called doomed: ...
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How to disable cache in Firefox?

From this answer I learned previously how to disable the Firefox cache completely, however I have found that in the latest version (don't know when this change was made, but I think rather recently) ...
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try in install firefox in ubuntu 13.4? [on hold]

eainet@eainet-N5010:~/Desktop$ tar jvxf firefox-46.0.1.tar.bz2 firefox/ firefox/libnss3.so firefox/platform.ini firefox/libnspr4.so firefox/libplc4.so firefox/run-mozilla.sh firefox/defaults/ ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 Firefox 46 screen distortion when scrolling

Screen distorts (shimmers, wavy lines/appearance) when scrolling in any web page. Disabling hardware acceleration and smooth scrolling, doesn't make any difference. Problem doesn't exist in Chromium ...
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Problem when starting Firefox Developer Edition on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed firefox-48.0a2.en-US.linux-x86_64 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start the firefox binary I get the following WARNING 1463824852783 addons.repository WARN cacheEnabled: Couldn't ...
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WebEx on Ubuntu 15.04

I can't get webex to work. When I click start "Enter Room" it gives me the helpful error of: "Your browser, browser version, or operating system is currently unsupported." I've tried the ...
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Twitch.tv does not work, Lubuntu 16.04

I started playing around with the Lubuntu I managed to install yesterday. Everything is great so far, but I ran into one problem. Twitch.tv does not work (in Mozilla Firefox). The player is black, ...
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Whatsapp Web QR code not loading on Chrome/Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to use the service https://web.whatsapp.com/ on Chrome/Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Dual boot Windows 8.1). But the QR code that needs to be scanned by the Whatsapp mobile app is not ...
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A adware has infected 2 browsers

A weird adware is popping up every time I open a .com website and shows ad or redirects the page. In chrome, I'm not even able to open an ordinary .com page because it immediately redirects to ...
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Firefox 46 keeps crashing on xubuntu 14.04

Every time when i open firefox it keeps working fine and after a couple of minutes it crashes. I have gstreamer and flash installed so I am not sure what is causing this. Here are the error details: ...
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How to fix the scrollbar new behaviour in Firefox

This question has already been asked (How to fix GTK3 scrollbar behavior) but I don't know how to implement the answer: If I click in the scrollbar below or above the thumb it moves to the spot I just ...
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Upgraded to 12.04 and can't log in to Firefox

I use a desktop computer. After upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04, I was/am no longer able to log into Firefox. I went to All Settings|User Accts. I am listed as the Administrator; under Login Options is the ...
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Remove Dependencies - I don't want to install them

PC Specs OS : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit After reinstalling ubuntu back on my laptop, I installed google-chrome-beta,virtualbox and opera-developer, I decided to remove LibreOffice and `firefox. I ...
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Cookies, how to configure on Ubuntu 12

I see no way to open up the browser and go in and configuring the cookie settings. Any one know how to do this with Ubuntu 12 edition.
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I still use version 15.10 — why are many things breaking (mysteriously)? [closed]

Every day, some thing that always worked fine suddenly breaks for no apparent reason. I use the Ubuntu distribution of FireFox (currently 46.0). Yesterday, after updating my extensions and rebooting ...
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Flash settings doesn't appear Firefox

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with all updates applied. Launch Firefox, and go the flash about page, and right click to click on flash area to go to Global settings (settings option is disabled). ...
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Can't get firefox to render the right size in a headless xvfb instance

I can start the xvfb instance just fine Xvfb :1 -screen 0 800x600x24 I can then launch firefox and have it load correctly but the window is always smaller than the resolution I set during the xvfb ...
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Running Xvfb with firefox

I´m trying to run headlesless firefox with this command sudo xvfb-run -a firefox http://google.com so i get this error (process:9000): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size ...
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how to run “gradle run” through xvfb?

What are the equivalent directions for Ubuntu? On your CentOS 6.3 host Follow these steps to set up a CentOS 6.3 host to run headless Selenium tests with Firefox. sudo yum -y install ...
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Session timed out on https connection on Ubuntu but not on Windows 7 or Android

When connecting in Firefox running on Ubuntu 16.04 to our corporate website which uses https with client certificate authentication, I get a timeout after 4-5 minutes and have to login again. Doing ...
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Firefox doesn't render Dravidian scripts (Telugu, Tamil, etc.) in 16.04

I upgraded to 16.04 and all Dravidian pages (in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu) have become blank rectangles. No problem with the Nagari-based North Indian languages (Hindi, etc.). The other ...
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How to package a browser plugin and a gui app in a snap package

My app is a gui app (qt) and a browser plugin. The plugin is used only for firefox. When the user clicks a button I want to open my gui-app. I would like to use a snap package to do this, but I can ...
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When will the latest released of Firefox, Thunderbird and Clamav be available in the repository

RE: Firefox - v46.0.1 released 5-3-16 - currently running v46.0 Thunderbird - v45.1.0 released 5-10-16 - currently running v38.7.2 Clamav - v0.99.2 released 5-3.16 - currently running ...
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How to create a custom splash screen for a program?

I am currently building a client for our users at work with Ubuntu MATE 15.10 and Plank as a dock. But when I click for example the Firefox icon in the dock nothing happens until it suddenly pops up ...
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Can I use Chrome's Pepper Flash with Firefox?

As Adobe no longer supports Flash on Linux (see "NOTICE" below), is there a way to use Chrome's Pepper Flash plugin with Firefox? NOTICE! Flash no longer is supported for Linux EXCEPT as part of ...
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Program (firefox and others) windows all start maximized since 16.04 install Ubuntu Gnome

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and ever since every time I start Firefox it starts maximized (covers the whole screen). This also happens whenever I open a new window from an already ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 command prompt (Alt+F2) and start menu opening only for 1 second

I got an issue with my new installation of Kubuntu 16.04. I installed it a few days ago and got everything running, but now I have a strange issue. Every time I open the start menu or command prompt ...
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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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Videos Full Screen to the Wrong Monitor

I am using firefox. If I open one video using flash player in full screen in the second screen it opens in the first screen, This problem is only in the firefox. In chrome, I do not have this problem. ...
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Laggy browser when opening Facebook or Youtube

Whenever I open YouTube or Facebook or any video streaming website, the browser keeps on crashing and the whole system becomes slow. Without opening Facebook or YouTube I don't get any lag, even ...
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Latest Ubuntu Update Affects Networking in VirtualBox

I installed the latest Ubuntu updates this morning, May 14, 2016 on two installations hosted by VirtualBox (4.3.28 on one machine and 5.0.20 on a second machine). After the Ubuntu update, the two ...
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Nautilus and smb bookmarks Ubuntu 16.04

For some reason when I download a file using Firefox, I cannot see my samba sites, even if I bookmarked them. I can see the bookmarked folders, except for the ones smb:. This is what I see whenever I ...
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How do i use “Can YOU Run it”

I have used ubuntu for quiet some time now, but im having issues with this program i want to use. I recently build a new computer, and wanted to use ubuntu (because its great), the problem is, i want ...
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Can't read text in web forms since firefox uses dark theme by default

Since a couple of years, I have the dark desktop theme by default. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 a week ago, firefox upgraded with it, and it now uses a dark theme as well. That's okay with ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Firefox can connect to internet on corporate network, but system services cannot

I am running Ubuntu 15.10. I can see that i am able to access internet through firefox when I allow 'Auto detect proxy settings for this network' but the system services, like apt-get, etc. are unable ...
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How to install Waterfox browser on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to install the 64 bits version of Firefox - Waterfox on Ubuntu 12.04 system. Since the browser is not available in the software center and I was not able to find any examples of installing it I ...