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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Problems on Kubuntu machine connecting to some sites after AT&T uverse upgrade

I recently had the U-verse service upgraded, and noticed that Facebook and youtube, and sometimes Yahoo have problems loading and displaying content. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, and using the ...
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How to download torrents using utorrent on your browser (firefox)

There is method for downloading torrents without opening actual program using browser. I just go to open firefox type in https://127.0.0.1:8080/gui/ After it I go to terminal and paste a command ...
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Firefox 21.0 wont start on Ubuntu 12.04

Firefox 21.0 won't start on my Ubuntu 12.04 system with error message: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I have tried everything including removing the ...
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Firefox fonts unreadable, especially for Google sites

for some sites, Firefox renders the fonts unreadable. I've noticed this especially for the Google sites. When I uncheck the Firefox option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my ...
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Unable to access Microsoft Office 365 on Ubuntu?

My university uses Microsoft Office 365 to manage emails. The sever names are: SMTP: smtp.office365.com IMAP: outlook.office365.com I had been using the email with Thunderbird on my Ubuntu ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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How can I set up Zotero to use Ubuntu one's storage instead of zotero.org's?

I use Zotero to organize papers and sync between my home and work computers. I've got enough papers that Zotero's 100MB free limit is looming. Is there a way to retarget Zotero to use Ubuntu One's ...
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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 is based on the same architecture as Firefox (xulrunner). Would it be possible ...
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configure: error: --enable-application=APP is required [on hold]

I have downloaded source code of mozilla firefox. when i configure it, gives an error: configure: error: --enable-application=APP is required Please help me to remove this error. Thanks
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Youtube doesn't work anymore in firefox (Ubuntu 14.04)

Title says it all. Whenever I try to play a youtube video I get the error messages: "your browser does not recognize any of the video formats available". Thing is, it worked fine just before I ...
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Why does FireFox crash so frequently?

I recently installed Ubuntu on a new install. I am experiencing frequent Firefox crashes. They seem to occur mostly when I page back, but on occasion when I page forward. Just prior to the crash I ...
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Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2

Web browsers constantly crash in 14.04.2 . Im using Chromium and Firefox I've tried installing and reinstalling flush plugin, finally removed it as crashes occur more often. However, still crashes, ...
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Can Firefox run Java 8?

I've installed a few openjdk-8-jre packages (including one w/"headless" in its name) but I haven't been able to get it to work in FF. I've seen a lot of other posts over this issue, but they tend to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 hangs while browsing using Chromium or Firefox

My Xubuntu 14.04 hangs too much when i start to use browsers like chromium or firefox. I dont know the reasons,but i think i encounter this problem everytime i use a browser. I am using Xubuntu on my ...
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google.com requesting password?! Is my router / firefox / computer infected?

When I type "google.com" or "http://google.com" into the address bar in Firefox I end up with the following screen requesting some login and password. When I try the same in Chrome or Opera, I get ...
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Firefox 38 on Ubuntu12.04 display enlarged

Ubuntu 12.04 (32b) automatically updated from Firefox 37 to FF38. Now the new firefox title/tool bar and tabs are greatly enlarged - this is taking up 1/4 of screen and I can find no way of reducing ...
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How to AUTO Open .doc files in Ubuntu FROM WEB

I am trying to open Microsoft.doc files from the Web however I am unable to do this. Here is a scenario of what I am currently experiencing. I go to website where I see .doc file; I click on File; ...
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I cant watch YouTube videos on Firefox in Lubuntu 13.10 [on hold]

If I try to watch video's or play games online, websites tell me that I don't have flash player installed. When I try to install flash using the command line : sudo apt-get install ...
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can't watch flash content in lubuntu

I can't watch flash content in Firefox. My computer is a compaq presario 2195US, and the processor is athlon xp 2500+ OS is lubuntu, 13.10. I had to install it via the alternate installer because ...
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firefox can not access a frequently visited website anymore

I have tried unsuccessfully all the troubleshoting available from firefox but I keep getting the same error: The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: ...
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High CPU by Firefox

For some days, Firefox has been consuming high CPU percentage while simply loading pages. It drops down otherwise. It often crosses 100% and even goes beyond upto 150% sometimes(!). I ran Firefox in ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, HTML5 Videos on Youtube do not load FF38.0

On Ubuntu 15.04 Videos via HTML5 on Youtube are not loading anymore since yesterday evening. Testet with FF 38.0. What's wrong? - If i change HTML5 settings in Youtube to flash it works properly.
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Java plugin 8 update 45 is blacklisted in firefox?

https://blocklist.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p912 states that "java plugin 8 update 44 and lower has been blocked for your protection". Which is fine and all, except that after updating ...
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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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Using flash player i.e. watching a video in fullscreen (Mozilla), freezes computer

this has happened to me twice now, today and yesterday. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (some time ago) 64bit and I use noscript in Firefox. I was watching youtube not in fullscreen and my screen ...
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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. Firefox when run from terminal gives a lot of ...
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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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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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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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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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Youtube only show videos in 360p quality in Firefox Developer Edition

I've been having this issue with Firefox Developer Edition (FDE) on Youtube, where it show videos only in 360p quality, there's also an "Auto" option, which is also, the 360p quality. I'm in Ubuntu ...
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Why can't i execute run-mozilla.sh? [duplicate]

I have downloaded latest version of mozila-firefox from http://tinyurl.com/lm4449e . Try to install it by running following commands. cd Dowloads tar xjf firefox-38.0.1.tar.bz2 cd firefox chmod +x ...
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i can not watch youtube full screen videos on the monitor

I have just got a new monitor to connect it to the laptop. I have opened Firefox in both screens. When i make full screen mode on the monitor and want to surf the web on the laptop at the same time, ...
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Firefox default search provider resets after restarting the browser

I switched my default search provider to DuckDuckGo, but recently decided that I needed to have some of Google's features for a while as default, so I made Google my default search provider in my ...
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Looking for an on screen keyboard working with firefox

I'm looking for an on screen keyboard. florence and onboard do not appear, when selecting the address bar in firefox. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04. Firefox says it works great with the gnome on screen ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...
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Problem Viewing Youtube Videos

So I've checked all the threads on the problems regarding viewing YouTube videos. For me, one videos work perfectly, the other one doesn't load from the beginning. It must be a Flash plugin problem as ...
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Firefox will not update

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit and the version of Firefox that comes with this version of Ubuntu. I recently went to a website and got a notification that my version of Firefox was no longer ...
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Turning off desktop integration in firefox

I used to be able to turn off the desktop integration in firefox by going to the general settings and unclicking the box that says "Prompt integration options." But I just reinstalled 14.04 on a new ...
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firefox vaapi acceleration

How can I enable html5 hw acceleration in firefox 38 ? (running on ubuntu 15.04) with vaapi via gstreamer1.0-vaapi (installed). I have intel hd 4600.
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Intermittent Freeze Issue

My 3 year old Dell Inspiron 14 N4050 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS now keeps on freezing whenever some heavy stuff is going on. At first I diagnosed it to Chrome issue, but later even after I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 System Freezes - Firefox eats a lot of memory with nvidia-prime enabled

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS L502X Laptop with a discrete, optimus-enabled Nidia card. System was working great until I decided to install bumblebee to enable the Nvidia card ...
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HTML5 as default for video in Firefox (and banishing flash!)

New install of Ubuntu 15.04 (on an otherwise fully functioning dell XPS 13 9343). I've been having difficulty getting HTML5 video to play on Firefox. My test case is Plex and Youtube, both of which ...
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Firefox/Clementine only use eth0 as gateway but not eth1

hy! I have two nics, that are configured via dhcp, internet is reachable via both: 1) 192.168.15.x gateway 192.168.15.1 2) 192.168.1.x gateway 192.168.1.1 Sometimes 1 is down via the firewall (as ...
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Youtube page and videos are not displaying properly

YouTube page is not displaying properly I am new user to n ubuntu just installed 15.04 a month ago. it was working fine till 15 days but now youtube is showing properly i have downloaded ubuntu ...
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Unresponsive Script window pops up all the time now. Why and what to do?

I don't know that it's for the exact same script each time, it may be. A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to ...
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How to uninstall apps installed through Firefox Marketplace?

In Firefox 35, there is menu called "Apps" that allows to install "firefox apps" through Firefox Marketplace. I installed an app but now I can't find how to remove it! Is there an obvious way that I ...
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Chrome homepage freezes ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I replicated this issue in Xubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint. My scenario open Firefox enter "www.google.com/chrome" in the address bar press the "Enter" key on ...
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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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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 ...