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 bookmarks

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP netbook. I'm having issues with bookmarks in Firefox. If I create a bookmark and just leave it loose in the Bookmarks Menu, then it will work fine. However, ...
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YouTube too wide on Firefox with Ubuntu, but normal with Windows

YouTube recently changed its layout, and along with that it became much wider on Firefox with Ubuntu. It takes up like 90% of the page, here's how it looks: On Windows (same version of Firefox), ...
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Using .bin files

Hello I have around 20 video files that I bought off an online tutorial website. In the introductory tutorial they said that you can play the .bin files using daemon tools. But how about linux? ...
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Disable tabs in Firefox?

In recent versions of Ubuntu and particularly the upcoming 14.04LTS, I find that I prefer to not use tabs in Firefox, but rather use the app spread. So that's what I do. However, I haven't found a way ...
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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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Lubuntu 14.04 Autostart C Terminal Program whenever a file is put in Downloads

Hi this is my first post! I have had Lubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop for a few weeks now. I have been working on customizing the OS and such quite a bit as well as installing everything that I need for ...
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Ubuntu Freezes while using terminal and firefox

Hi I am extremely new to programming. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.0 and it keeps freezing while I am using firefox and while using the terminal. I would really like for someone to give me some insight into ...
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Firefox is hanging on 14.04 [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 few days back.I am using a default Firefox browser given by Ubuntu. If i tried to open more than 3 tab or 4 tabs , sometimes Firefox hangs for a few seconds and my screen ...
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What's the purpose of the Ubuntu Online Accounts extension in Firefox?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, there is a Firefox extension "Ubuntu Online Accounts 0.5", installed by the package xul-ext-webaccounts (which is in the default install). What is the purpose of this extension? ...
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File Upload dialogue doesn't include bookmarks for Home, Documents, Downloads, etc - only custom ones I made myself

When using the file manager normally to browse files, I can see both the Places (which includes default bookmarks for Home, Documents, and others), and Bookmarks - which includes my custom bookmarks, ...
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Can't add firefox search engines (ubuntu 14.04 & firefox 28)

From the firefox search engine page (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?atype=4), I get the following error alert message when I click "+ Add to firefox": Sorry, you need a ...
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How to tell Chrome what to do with a magnet link?

Right now Chrome throws its apron over its head and calls Firefox, which opens the link with rtorrent. What do I need to do to eliminate the Firefox step?
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How do I make qBittorent appear in the “choosing application” of Firefox

I am facing a problem while trying to download a torrent file from The Pirate Bay. I have installed qBittorrent. When I try to download, instead of opening a window prompting for execution or saving ...
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display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
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Keyboard Behaving Badly under load in Lubuntu in Firefox

I have a problem where my keyboard will stop working correctly in Firefox. I am running 14.04, on an older Acer Aspire One netbook. When the computer is under a bit of load, my typing in Firefox will ...
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Firefox address grey / blacked out - Google Chromium black square over links

Similar questions have been asked, but I have not found answer that works for me. This problem started a few weeks ago, but I have not been able to recall what had changed. The only changes I have ...
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Recovering lost folder name:

Can I recover a folder name accidentally lost in renaming? I've just done a complete installation, formatting everything, from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. The plan was to slot my Mozilla profile from my ...
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What broke Firefox? After upgrade to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU

After my recent upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 Firefox plugin-container eats 179% CPU, even after disabling all plugins and restarting the browser. Before the upgrade I did not have this problem, though ...
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Accents and tilde on Firefox are not above letters

I've recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64bits on my Aspire 4752, where I had a Lubuntu 14.04 with /home partition. Everything works fine, and I can type Portuguese accents and tildes on other ...
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Address bar in Firefox greyed/blacked out

I have actually had this happen already once when I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 but was able to fix the issue by going into about:config and changing an entry to false. However I have now upgraded to ...
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Javascript enabled but not enabled in Firefox browser

I had installed Java ii icedtea-6-jre-cacao 6b24-1.11.5-0ubuntu1~12.04.1 Alternative JVM for OpenJDK, using Cacao ii icedtea-6-jre-jamvm ...
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High CPU usage compared to WinXP. Common aps and actions use 100% CPU cycles

I'm running Lubunto 14.04.1 LTS. PC is a 2004 HP ze4200 laptop: 1.8 ghz Celeron M with 1 gb RAM and 80 gb drive. Was running fine on WinXP SP3 and I cleaned the drive off to test Lubuntu 14 LTS. No ...
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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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Firefox properties

I'm trying to access firefox properties, more specifically the launcher options I'm given following instructions: Ubuntu (and other GNOME-based distributions): Click on the Preferences menu and ...
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Mozilla Firefox is installed but not showing for click to run

I've downloaded latest Firefox from it's official website and there was a file ending with .bz2 got downloaded in my Downloads folder. I google it to extract using tar xjf file.tar.bz2. Now I've one ...
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How to disable Preventing RIAs from Being Repurposed

I have problem running my java applet without java warning. How can i disable the below warning?. I run this page from cron so that it will automatically launch the java applet, but due to this ...
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How do I enable Firefox Sync?

Firefox Sync is a utility for syncing history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords between devices (computers) built in to Firefox 4 and later. How do I enable it?
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New to the Linux. How to update firefox and install flash player add-on? [duplicate]

I am new to the Linux System. I was able to download the update to Firefox (I think), but do not know for sure how to update it. I think my system is missing something, but being new to this operating ...
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How to keep my data during upgrading?

I'm currently still on Ubuntu 8.10 and now wish to upgrade the latest version (14.04 at the time of writing). First of all is it safe to update from such an old version? What problems should I expect ...
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All fonts look weird in emails and on websites, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu and my fonts look weird on website and in emails. Below are some screenshots of thunderbird and chromium. The problem occurs in the following programs: Chromium Firefox ...
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Mozilla Firefox hangs in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the beginning everything was fine. It has been happening from 2-3 days that whenever I play any video on youtube, ...
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Flash plugin in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit, my Firefox browser is asking to upgrade flash player 11.2 or greater. Default Firefox plugin installer utility is not being able to search ...
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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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How to start a Firefox from cron?

I need to run a Java applet from a Firefox. The problem is, I need to run this Firefox from a cron. If I run from the command line and its work fine, but when put the command in the cron it failed: ...
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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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Firefox hangs after entering proxy settings

While running through any Ubuntu distribution as soon as I enter my proxy setings in firefox, it stops working. If I run it through open network it works fine but as soon as I enter proxy settings, ...
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Netflix continually asking for silverlight install

I had a problem with the netflix browser asking me to install Silverlight all the time I checked the Netflix browser "Firefox" for plugin errors and found one with Pipelight when I tried to apply ...
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Flash-plugin — Canonical's stance ? Questions [closed]

I would like to find out or be pointed to Ubuntu's official policy regarding flash-plugins especially since Adobe will not support (is not supporting) future upgrades to this product. I have perused ...
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Flash player (in Firefox) is unstable in 14.04

For 13.10, I used this guide to get Intel iGPU-supported playback of flash videos in Firefox: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/09/adobe-flash-player-hardware.html All in all, Intel graphics acceleration ...
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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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Unable to use Netflix - still asked to install silverlight. Firefox, pipelight, silverlight enabled, passed troubleshooting

I have recently got hold of a new laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to set up netflix using the pipelight package as I had done previously on my old laptop using Mint 14. Now however, despite ...
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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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Ubuntu,browser can surf the internet, but I cannot ping

I am using ubuntu.I can use firefox in it to surf the internet properly,like google and any other websites.But I cannot use ping command .For example ,when I "ping www.google.com.hk", it get no ...
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How can I use Cisco WebEx in Firefox on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04?

I would like to view screen shares and share my screen via WebEx. I have Firefox installed on Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). I can join a meeting, but when I try to share my screen or see others' screens, ...
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How to install Firefox Aurora from a terminal?

I want to install Firefox Aurora in Ubuntu 14.04 from the terminal (I know there are other ways) but I can't. I've downloaded firefox-33.0a2.ca.linux-i686.tar.bz2 (linked from the download page) and ...
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How can I access Flash files from streaming websites?

In Maverick, there was an option to download Flash videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc. by copying the flashxx** file in /tmp directory to another location before closing the window. But in ...
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Firefox becomes very slow, showing spinning circle “connecting” for ages, ipv6 is disabled, no proxy, and disabling addons doesn't work

So I am a brand new Ubuntu user, and just getting the feel of the OS. Tried it on a friends computer, and really liked the system. Have just done a full install of 14.04 on an Asus UX32A (originally ...
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Firefox asks to install flash, then plugin finder says “no suitable plugins were found.”

Every time I visit a site that contains a Flash object, the Firefox plugin finder asks me to install Flash, but when I click to install it, it reports that "No suitable plugins were found." I know I ...
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I want to 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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Adjust Firefox and Thunderbird to a High DPI touchscreen display (retina)

If you are using a high DPI Display with a resolution of 3200x1600 px you can adjust Unity with a System wide Menu and titlebar scaling But Firefox is not really ready for this: All pages and the ...