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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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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Firefox - Arrows disappeared from scrollbar

I recently posted the below question on the firefox website: I have Firefox 46.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a few days ago the arrows of the scrollbar disappeared. I have the scrollbar but the up and down ...
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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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how to enable webex on 14.10 64bits

I had issues to join Cisco Webex in Firefox on 14.10 64bits. Here is my experience to make it work. First, you need to install either openjdk/icedtea or Oracle Java as the JRE. You should be able ...
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Force firefox to use xdg-open to open downloaded files

Firefox in Kubuntu is broken, as it don't follows the system default applications that I can configure using "file associations" in the KDE Control Module. For example, it wants to open folders with ...
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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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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 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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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 file dialog doesn't see cryptomator volumes (vault)

I have ubuntu 16.04 with firefox (47.0) and cryptomator 1.1.0 applications installed. On my machine has one cryptomator volume (known as vault) mounted and it's not visible to any firefox file ...
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Typed characters disappear when moving mouse (Firefox/Rikaichan/IBus-Mozc)

Characters sometimes disappears on Firefox: Enable IBus-Mozc to type in Japanese Type g Type a. The character が appears. Don't type Enter. Move the mouse The character disappears I would report a ...
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Install Firefox beta and stable together not sharing my firefox profile?

I don't know know the best way to do this I would like to have firefox beta and stable without sharing my profile, and have firefox beta in app menu on unity dash?
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How to dispatch clicked URLs to specific browser based on domain (as OSX Choosy does)

I am trying to replicate the functionality of Choosy (https://www.choosyosx.com/) under Ubuntu 16.04. In particular, I want to have it set up so that when I click in a non-browser application on a ...
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Flash Player Videos Not Loading in Ubuntu 16.04

Flash player does not seem to work properly on some sites in Ubuntu 16.04. Try this sample link: http://www.hotstar.com/the-secret-life-of-pets-trailer/1000071647 In firefox, it shows "movie not ...
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Black screen flashes on second monitor on Ubuntu 16

I upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 yesterday and after fixing some hiccups most things are working fine. However, I have one very annoying bug that lets my external monitor (connected to the ...
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Websites not loading in Ubuntu in both chrome and firefox

I am running ubuntu 14.04 and i am using a DSL Connection.From last few days i am having problem in loading some websites like ubuntuforums, hackerrank, mdn etc. I have tried alsmost all solutions ...
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Small Icons and text on 15.10

I just installed ubuntu 15.10 on my Asus ux303lb with Nvidia graphics and the resolution is 3200x1800 and everything looked smaller than it should be. Both the apps and text were very small, I managed ...
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How to play a midi file in Firefox?

I would like to play midi files in Firefox. For example, I'd like to click on the files on this Wikipedia page and have them play in the browser and not have to download them and use a separate ...
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Fixing Colors on Firefox Developer Edition

Update Okay, so changing the Gnome Tweak Tool 'Global Dark Theme' to false, did the trick, but I liked the dark theme for my other applications. Any chance I can control these colors on a per ...
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Evince can open hyperlinks in Firefox, so why not in Chrome?

Before posting this question I investigated this and found it already implemented in my 14.04. Also investigated this which references the above linked question. Handlers for both google-chrome....
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What information does the Firefox add-on Autocopy collect?

I have been using the Firefox add-on Autocopy for years without complaints on Kubuntu. I just noticed yesterday that since version 1.0.6.1-signed from late 2012 it features a tracking software from ...
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Firefox - “open with” does not open the application and opens the /tmp folder

I have ubuntu 15.04 and firefox 39.0. When I click on a link, e.g. to download a PDF file, firefox asks to download or open with the default system application, if I choose open with [application] the ...
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Firefox not providing search suggestions with DuckDuckGo

When I type in the search bar no suggestions appear when DuckDuckGo is the default search engine, but if I switch to Google, it works fine. I would like to use DuckDuckGo as my default search engine ...
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Firefox freezes to often, nothing usefull on logs

Since few days, Ubuntu totally freeze when using Firefox, can't access TTY and REISUB don't work. Xubuntu 15.04 x86-64 (up to date/proposed not active) Firefox 38 Intel Celeron J1900 with Intel ...
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I can't create ssh chain tunnel

I have two remote Ubuntu servers - vps1 and vps2. I want to create ssh tunnel for Firefox, that runs on my PC, to connect first to vps1 and then from vps1 to vps2. This doesn't have to be implemented ...
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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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Problems downloading files via WeTransfer

I am using Unbuntu since a few months and everything works really fine. However, I do often get large files sent via the WeTransfer service. Unfortunately I am mostly not able to download them when ...
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Add exception for wrong certificate for subdomain “ssl_error_bad_cert_domain”

One of my domains I use has an HTTPS certificate that is only valid for example.com. Whenever I try to access one of the subdomains I get an error: The website uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (...
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Firefox won't run java after installing 15.04

I installed ubuntu 15.04 yesterday. Firefox will not run the race viewers at igpmanager.com which use java. Ran java version and it returned the latest version of java. This machine is running an SSD ...
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Firefox locks up on Ubuntu 14.04 when using the address bar

I have a problem with firefox. Every time I type something into the address bar (and it seems only there), firefox freezes and i can not do anything. This happens on a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How do I recover my firefox tabs?

I reinstalled my Ubuntu, I saved my profile that resides in ~/.mozilla/firefox/PROFILE. I assumed it would restore my tabs after I copied the profile back. History and such is available, but no tabs ...
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IpProtocols firefox add-on with gnome-terminal and multiple tabs

I want to use Firefox with IpProtocols 0.2.3 to launch telnet sessions from browser. It is working well for me with xterm terminal emulator, but i wish to use multiple tabs. Now I try to use gnome-...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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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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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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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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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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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 "env"...
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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 ignoring it's own preference/settings in 12.10

I am trying to turn off two things in Firefox - it is re-opening every tab that was open when it was shutdown, and it always warns when I close multiple tabs. I have altered both these behaviours ...
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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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I cannot connect to a secure web site

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 MHz 32-bit with 2 GB RAM. I have the latest version of Ubuntu 32-bit with the latest 32-bit versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If I go to a web site, like ...
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Something keeps changing Firefox home page

We just installed the Ubuntu game pack and no matter how many times we change the preferences, the home page is set to ualinux.com. We even disabled the ualinux.com add-on, but it keeps coming back. ...
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How do I install Unity global menu in a manual install of Firefox Developer Edition?

In Firefox Developer Edition, I'd like the title bar to change to the menu bar on hover. In about:config, the option "ui.use_unity_menubar" does not exist. I've done a manual install of Firefox ...