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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Dragging and dropping from browser to Nautilus saves link instead of file, how to change default action?

When I drag and drop -- say an image -- from any internet browser to the desktop or any folder under Nautilus, it will save it as a Link. Now if I hold down Ctrl while I drag and drop, it will ...
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Firefox showing some parts of websites grey

Firefox at my ubuntu 12.10 (64bit) desktop, started showing some parts of websites grey. I tried creating a new profile, nothing. Tried unistall with sudo apt-get purge firefox which removed ...
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Tor Browser Bundle's version of Firefox [Tor Browser] is recognized as the main Firefox installation [Ubuntu 12.04]

Whenever I run the start-tor-browser script to run Tor-Browser-Bundle, the Unity3D launcher stacks it with the Firefox shortcut I have on there as if it's another window of Firefox, unlike before when ...
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Slow loading of pages (browser performance)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. I notice for certain webpages, firefox and chrome both load them very slowly. In fact, while text content loads quickly, both of the browsers seem to be loading ...
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Firefox keeps freezing after upgrade to v35 on Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to Firefox 35 on Ubuntu 14.10, I keep experiencing browser freezing every time when I open a new tab, especially when I type in the address bar. The memory usage surges dramatically ...
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unable to install webapps from firefox in 14.10

I've upgraded to 14.10 and I'm not able to install webapps from Firefox. For example, when I'm on Twitter I've the popup asking me if I want to install it but if I select "install" it does nothing. ...
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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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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 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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Network problem: Chrome would not load sites that Firefox does

I am running a Ubuntu 13.04. I had both Chrome and Firefox installed, and the former does not load most websites. There is no proxy, and I have disabled the firewall. I connect to the internet ...
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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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how to disable menu items with … extension in Firefox?

i want to disable the menu items with (dotted) extension i.e. 3 dots. like Send Link, Save Page As.
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Rendering problem on multiple browsers

Toshiba Satellite P870 (has multiple compatibility issues already, including touchpad not working and no control for keyboard backlight. I believe many of the problems may have to do with the bios, ...
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Saving Gmail attachments using drag and drop results in a link, not a file

When I open a message in Gmail and attempt to save an attachment using the drag and drop method, (click on the file icon and drag it to a folder or the desktop) the resulting file in the destination ...
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Ubuntu Server Install Old Version of Firefox

What is the best way to go back a version of Firefox on Ubuntu server. This is a server without a GUI so command line is the only thing that can be used. Also once you install that old version how do ...
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Firefox slow dns lookup due to IPv6 in Ubuntu 13.04

Just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04 64 and ran into a very strange problem. Chrome is working fine but Firefox sometimes connects to sites very slow. It can take around 10 seconds before ...
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Github and many other website not loading

Recently I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop. After that, most of the websites don't load in Firefox or Chrome either. I tried to ping those websites with Terminal but ping is fine with Terminal ...
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I cannot get the localhost webserver on firefox to display jpg or jpeg files

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Firefox. I cannot display jpg files when browser starts up. But if I click on ICON there is no problem. I am attaching a few screen shots. Am adding display from ...
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Is there any way to get proper Unity WebApps integration in Firefox?

In Chromium, if I open, say, Facebook as a webapp, the window that appears has no url, tabs, nor bookmarks bar -- making it a web app rather than just a browser window. However, if I do the same ...
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Firefox ignore GTK theme for localhost stuff

I know this is pretty much a duplicate of How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?, but the answers on that one are no permanent solution. It works by launching firefox from the ...
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Can I use ubuntu SSO with network.http.sendRefererHeader set to 0?

I have just discovered that setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in firefox's about:config causes ubuntu-SSO to stop working, meaning I cannot log into any ubuntu-sso sites like launchpad or ...
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Black Screen of death?

Hello there I have a problem regarding Black Screen on mine Ubuntu 14.04. Short version. When I play a video on Chromiun Web Browser I got an instant nasty black screen. This especially happens when ...
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How do I can configure Firefox and Terminal via internet Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and with I've broadband connection setup but it's only some application via internet , But I can't access Firefox and Terminal via internet see screenshot , when Firefox ...
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How to customize locally an apparmor profile?

I would like to run Firefox with aa-enforce(d) apparmor profile. This works fine, except I have a plugin that need access to the keyring via dbus. When the plugin ...
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Apache - Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost

Im not able to access my localhost server by firefox. Im using apache, and ive tried to run the following commands $ service apache2 status * apache2 is running $ sudo service apache2 restart * ...
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MS Fonts not Showing Properly (look choppy and terrible)

Some fonts that I have installed are not rendering properly in Chrome and Firefox, as you can see in the image below: body { font: 10pt 'Trebuchet MS', 'Arial', sans-serif; } If I remove ...
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unable to access to localhost remotely with ubuntu 14.04

I have an old PC that I have set up as a server. I've installed webmin and Plex Media and ssh server. The problem is that I could easily connect to these services in Windows 7 using firefox by just ...
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Apache can serve files in root, but not in any subfolder

Brand new LAMP installation on Ubuntu 14.04. I can view all of the files at the root /var/www/html/ folder. I can run phpinfo.php at the root. I installed phpmyadmin and can access that application. ...
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Why does my browser (firefox) in Ubuntu 14.04 keep randomly dimming?

To be more clear: Sometimes when I browse on firefox or chromioum, the screen dims to a grey screen and freezes for a couple of seconds to a minute, and then the full color comes back, but with some ...
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Firefox flickering issue

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 The image below shows the problem with the new animated homepage. I got the same kind of problems with some some videos that don't come from youtube. It seems like there ...
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Pause flash player (from script/media button)

I would like being able to play/pause youtube videos (or other flash player instances showing videos) using the media keys on my keyboard (or from a script). I could not find a suitable firefox ...
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Are Live Bookmarks in Places.sqlite?

In reading about Places.sqlite, it's not clear to me whether or not that includes Live Bookmarks. How can I access, either through sqlite or by other means, the Live Bookmarks? I've installed the ...
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after hard drive clone cannot play music from google music on firefox

I made a clone of my Ubuntu 14.04 from one SSD to another SSD and then installed this new SSD on another machine. On a new machine Firefox stopped playing music from play.google.com/music. When I ...
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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 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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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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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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Firefox has trouble connecting to web pages

I have been on a vacation for about ten days and after I returned I found Firefox in a terrible state. It seems to have no problems connecting to some of the "bigger" web pages like google, gmail, ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...
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Firefox not working with ububtu 14.04?

I have installed ubuntu and all looks well, the WIFI connected but Firefox browser returns a 'page not found error' when browsing. There is no firewall. Previously, the machine was running windows 7 ...
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How can I edit or create a new dictionary for spellcheck?

I would like to take my American English dictionary and merge it with my Mexican Spanish dictionary, to create the language I actually use on a daily basis, which is Spanglish. This way I won't have ...
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Create desktop apps using Firefox possible?

In Chromium you can go to File > "Create application shortcuts"... This then allows you to add a "webapp" type shortcut to your launcher. Is this possible through Firefox with the same type of ease? ...
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Chrome and Firefox not working/slow

Chrome has stopped working and Firefox is slow, sometimes so slow that it does not work at all. I have tried installing Chromium, but the effects were the same. I uninstalled Chrome and then updated ...
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Flash Videos go fullscreen once (firefox), then after minimising it and trying to go fullscreen again it freezes (Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome Desktop)

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine, the problem is though that after I switched to Gnome Desktop, I couldn't switch to fullscreen mode on flash videos once I ...
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GuitarBots - Firefox/Wine - UnityWebPlayer

I've been trying to use unity web player in this website: guitarbots.com. I'm running mozilla firefox 29.0 in wine 1.6.1. After I installed the unity plugin I got this error message. I'v been looking ...
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13.10 to 14.04 LTS Firefox, email and desktop problems

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS last week. There are a few problems: Outlook: keeps saying to upgrade to the newest Firefox (Firefox says it's the most updated version), it won't load properly ...
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Problem with fonts on Kubuntu 14.04 and FF29

yesterday I updated my machine to Kubuntu 14.04 and Firefox to version 29. Now, I have an issue with some fonts, specially on rendering inputs. The font is noticeable bolder and bigger than before, ...
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Web App tweak in 14.04?

After upgrading to 14.04, web apps now open in a Firefox window without the FF menus or navigation bar, or option to add tabs. I liked it better with those. A major annoyance is the inability to ...
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How can I east asian language input work properly on swf played with firefox?

I want to input CJK (Chinese, Janpanese, Korean) languages on swf played with firefox. But I can input only english in it. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. What happen and How to solve this problem?
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firefox ignoring proxy settings and connecting directly

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and it's been a couple of months that I have this problem. The problem is that firefox's proxy settings has no effect on it and despite what settings I set in ...