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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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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www.garfieldgames.com gives js error in Ubuntu firefox

When I go to www.garfieldgames.com It pops up this error. It only happens in firefox, it doesn't happen in chromium and I don't really use Opera, it doesn't load very well. I didn't see anybody ...
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'save link as' / 'open with' / 'launch application' window

When I want to open any file or even when I want to do "save link as" in mozilla there is a pop up window with the title launch application which I should choose an application to open that file. What ...
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Adobe Flash Player is not working in 12.04

I am facing problems when opening some videos and contents from some web sites. I figured out that Adobe Flash Player is not working properly in my system. I have installed a fresh copy of 12.04 on ...
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Font is rendered differently in browsers on Ubuntu and Win 7. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger

Faced with the problem of font rendering in browsers in Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger. Font Arial, size 16px appears as if he was in 17px in windows 7. Page in firefox Windows 7 ...
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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 ...
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Sporadic connectivity with Firefox

I am experiencing a small bug with Firefox on Ubuntu 12.04. I have googled extensively for someone with the same problem but to my surprise I found nothing. I have 5 machines running Ubuntu 12.04 and ...
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Imgur links keep crashing Ubuntu 12.04

I spend a lot of time on reddit and when I view imgur links sometimes my laptop will crash and say something along the lines of "Broken Pipe: Could not fix error." It's always happened infrequently ...
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14.04 Google Chrome Audio Playback Issues

So after about an hour trying to find a solution for this problem, I've had no luck. The issue: Audio playback in Google Chrome is way too fast/high pitched/choppy. Steps I've taken to try and fix ...
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How to install java plugin for firefox in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to download youtube videos, so i use the website Keepvid.com but it requires java plugin. I installed java through terminal but it's not giving any fruit. So please help me in step by step or ...
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Google Redirect Virus

I probably have a redirect virus in my system. Every time I try links to google, youtube it redirects to some kind of fake advertisement pages. Even on others pages where youtube flash player is used, ...
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Installing and Running Firefox Using Kubuntu

I keep trying to download and install Firefox. The Ark archive manager comes on. I then extract the file but all it does it give me the individual componets but I'm still unable to either open or run ...
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How can I override the title of an X11 window running across an SSH tunnel?

I am SSH'ing into a server which has a copy of Firefox installed on it that I need to run. I can SSH in and run Firefox, and it will run remotely as expected. However, I need to frequently have two ...
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Is it possible to “lock” Firefox in one state and run it from that state?

Is this possible? For example to do something like "hibernate" for Firefox, that is to run it wit all plugins in a certain state.
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Firefox spellchecker often not enabled properly

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and its built-in version of Firefox, which is currently version 30.0. On some web pages spellchecker is working properly, but on many it does not. If I right-click in a text ...
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Undo close tab (Ctrl+Shift+T) not working

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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Tor browser not opening

Whenever I start Tor in Ubuntu 13.04, the Vidalia Control Panel opens, loads up and displays a status of "Connected to the Tor network!". However, the tor-infused firefox, does not pop up like it ...
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How to install Flash player on Ubuntu?

Even though I have the latest Adobe Flash player 11.2 for Linux in Firefox - ref: Flash player security doubts - a particular online flash game still requests that I update to the latest flash ...
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Ajust ScreenBlank timeout on Firefox kiosk

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 set up as a kiosk that starts Firefox in /etc/init/x.conf like this: exec su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /home/kiosk/kiosk.sh --" kiosk (see details here: How to make ubuntu ...
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How can I play asx files from chrome?

Is it possible to play asx files from Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04? I am trying to play this station, but without any success. Instead of streaming the station, an asx file is downloaded. However, ...
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Firefox, LibreOffice are stuck in English. I want them in Esperanto

I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 this week, using Esperanto since the first startup. Later I added Interlingua, but Esperanto is still second. Anyway, I noticed that Firefox was still ...
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Java is not working in any browser

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 , and I've used the 12th edition and 13th and it was always the same problem for me, java is NOT working on any of my browser : all applets aren't functional, I can't login to ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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Fonts in Firefox weird after installing kubuntu-desktop

I've installed KDE with the intentions to try it out, but now, after removing it and going back to Unity, I noticed that the fonts in Firefox are still like in KDE. How can I revert the font type to ...
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How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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Occasional artifacts when displaying characters

To summarize the answer: switching to proprietary drivers should work, but the artifacts disappeared for me even on the free drivers now. Update: since switching back to the proprietary AMD driver ...
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Unable to play FIFA videos, StarSports Videos on Firefox 30 (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit)

I am using FF 30 on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed flash and youtube is working fine. However some videos from some sites aren't playing - Foot ball videos (FIFA) and Cricket videos (Starsports) etc. Just ...
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Updating Firefox via pop-up prompt?

Firefox is prompting me for an update. I am used to a Windows environment, so is this the same thing? If I accept, it will simply update and I don't need to worry about a thing? I worry if Firefox ...
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Homepage disappeared from firefox

The usual modified Google homepage for Mozilla Firefox has disappeared. Now, when I start browser it says browser.startup.homepage=about:home and the address link is ...
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I have trouble playing youtube videos on Firefox using Gnash

I have been using 12.04 since it came out(I had to experiment to get YT work at all) and I have kept it up-to-date. After the latest updates, Firefox will play YT videos if I don't sign in, but will ...
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Workspace focus problems

I've been having a problem on my desktop system since 14.04 (or how I've started working) with focus on the workspace. I'm an avid updater, so I'm usually current in my distributions. I generally ...
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Ubuntu tweak and Mozilla (firefox and thunderbird) cache

I usually use Ubuntu tweak to do cleanup jobs on my PC. This includes apt and program cached data and old kernels. This goes alright for most programs except Mozilla based application - Firefox and ...
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Downloading problem at slow internet speeds

Recently I had very slow download speeds at my home and It was taking 6 hours to download a file of just 250 MB with firefox browser ,So is there any program that I can use to increase my download ...
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Opening large images in Firefox causes display corruption / glitches / visual artifacts

I am new to Ubuntu. This is all about my problem. Configuration : I'm on an MSI-EX600 laptop with 3GB RAM and nVidia GeForce 8400M G. The display driver currently in use is Nouveau ...
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Why all my firefox downloads are opened by vlc?

It has been more than one week and Firefox has become opening any downloaded file with vlc even if I change the source of opening the file. In the next download, it will open again with vlc. What ...
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Use The Google Chrome 21 Flash Plugin in Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04

I see several link for doing this : Can I use the same built in flash library from Chrome in Firefox? http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/use-the-google-chrome-flash-plugin-in-firefox-in-ubuntu/ But ...
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Which page opened a tab in firefox?

While searching on well known and reliable pages, I suddenly had a new tab in firefox open with offending content. I closed the page, but it is still visible in the history of firefox. I want to ...
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Adobe Shockwave Flash player shows error screen on youtube player(Firefox)

Adobe Shockwave Flash player 11.2.202.378 on Firefox shows an error screen on youtube player like this And not able to play anything no matter what. Had the same problem with chromium and fixed ...
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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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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. ...
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Problem in bookmark updation firefox

I bookmarked lot of pages and I export them as well into a html file. The thing is whenever is bookmark a page can it automatically get updated or synced with the html file. I use 13.10 and ...
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Disable loading images in firefox [duplicate]

Firefox had traditionally a tab Content in Preference menu and there was option for disabling automatic image loading and controlling the feature. However, it seems that the option is removed from ...
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How can I use firefox to take full page screenshots from command line?

I need to take a screenshot of a whole web page. I have seen How can I take a full page screenshot of a webpage from the command line? where many ways to take a screenshot are proposed but I need to ...
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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 execute a terminal command every time the firefox windows closes

I need to execute this: rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/*; rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/./.*; cp -a ~/viewright_backup/. ~/.wine-pipelight every time the Firefox window closes. But not necessarily when all ...
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Firefox glitched glyphs

When browsing with Firefox, some pieces of text will randomly render with bizarre glyphs, which immediately go away if selected or some other action happens on the page or even outside of it. For ...
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Why can't I get Firefox to close?

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system. I keep getting this error message when I try to ...
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YouTube videos won't buffer in Firefox [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user. Earlier YouTube videos were working in Firefox. As a matter of fact they were working in the morning and in between no changes were made in the terminal or elsewhere, I think, ...
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Videos from youtube (ONLY) are not streaming in any browser in UBUNTU GNOME 14.04 LTS x64 [duplicate]

I have tried using firefox, chromium, chrome, epiphany, but nothing seem to work. Few days back, youtube was working like a charm and suddenly it stopped working. I had ubuntu-restricted-extras ...
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xdotool could not move mouse inside firefox

I have been trying for many days to get xdotool to move and click inside firefox but I couldn't. So please help me. My script was simple but it didn't work : #!/bin/bash firefox www.google.com # ...