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There are several settings for PDFs in Firefox - for different MIME content types - see the screenshot. Is it possible that you changed just one of the lines to Use Document Viewer (default), but at least one of the others is still configured to use File Roller? Please note that, to my knowledge, you cannot configure the other lines to be opened directly ...


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This isn't currently possible, FireFox has no vaapi support (as far as I know). If it did you would have to install the h.264ify plugin, because there is no hardware support for vp9 decoding.


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Firefox uses its own rules on how to handle file types and can be different than Nautilus. Click the Firefox menu button and select Options. In Options, click Applications then select the file type PDF. In the Action section, change the action for how you want to open the file. If it's already set, change it to something else, and then back to the PDF ...


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Spelling and protocol are not correct so it should be : https://openbittorrent.com or you can simply google openbitorrent and it will correct its spelling.


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The site is having some issues or you have misspelled the domain: openbittoRRent.com


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In Xubuntu, keyboard shortcut settings can be find in this path: Settings→Settings Manager→Window Manager→Keyboard


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but the browsers(mozilla,google-chrome) still displays very small text and there is a wide empty space on both side when I am browsing. How can I fix this ? Browsers use their own fonts. You can increase font size on browsers with control++ and decrease it with control+- You can also change this in Chrome, options, content, fonts&colors. Firefox, ...


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Turning off Compositor worked for my laptop, I have been trying to fix this for so long ! Laptop: Thinkpad T450s with Xubuntu 16.04


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The instructions about installing HAL and using flashplugin-installer worked for me on one computer (in 15.10), but not on another (also in 15.10). After deleting ~/.mozilla/ a few times, I finally came upon this arch wiki entry about Flash DRM which mentioned that the Adobe flash plugin keeps a cache of files that may cause some trouble. It suggests: ...


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Firefox 47 uses gtk3. PCManFM, the default version supplied with Lubuntu, uses gtk2. The industrial theme covers only gtk2. See /usr/share/themes/Industrial. There's no gtk-3.0 folder in there. If you want Firefox to be themed decently, find a gtk3 theme! You can increase the width of the scrollbar area (in some themes) by playing with the theme's gtk-...


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I've solved this myself. The machine is/has: Kubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 47.0 For Kubuntu: Go to System Settings -> Application Appearance In the left menu with the icons, choose Colors. Then on the right side the tab Scheme, and choose Current, to edit the current profile. In the Tab Colors you'll find Tooltip Background and Tooltip Text. These two were ...


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The latest report from the Reviews page of the FireFTP plugin on Mozilla's website says that the latest version is broken. I rolled back to the last version from 2015 and was operational again. Here's how: Click your Addons button in FF. Click Extensions. If you have FireFTP added there, remove it and restart FF. You can leave FireFTP button if you have ...


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Heading ##Reinstall Ubuntu Hi folks, I found a solution to my problem with the browser not staying connected to my WiFi. It might not suit everyone but as a new user anything that I am able to implement is great. I reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 from a second download of Ubuntu to a different disc, in case there were any bugs with the first. Downloaded Ubuntu ...


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Well, this is embarrassing but the language setting in facebook was set to something like Urdu (I don't know how) which caused the issue.


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Are you on 16.04 ? If yes, give this command a try sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer There will be an EULA for which you should give " yes ".


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The solution for me is to go into about:config and turn the following to false from true: layers.offmainthreadcomposition.async-animations and layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled A couple of related links: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/40.0beta/releasenotes/ mentions "Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off ...


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It looks like you need to add a rule to allow the detected device to operate sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules alternately you can use gedit or vim ADD this piece of text with the appropriate bus, Vendor ID and Device ID and your hardware will be up and running.. You can enable the rules yourselves or you may want to reboot..


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From the FAQ: 16. What kind of data is stored in the Brave Vault? Can users access it? The vault generates a UUID upon connection from your first Brave install on a laptop or smartphone. This UUID will be shared across devices so you can pair devices without a login system, using just a QR code or similar. The browser supplies a public key for ...


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In another thread a user suggested a workaround: run Firefox (and only Firefox) with another theme: GTK_THEME=Adwaita firefox Works like a charm.


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Unityfox Revived add-on is the current successor.


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Unfortunately, this problem is intermittent and that has confounded my troubleshooting efforts. The answer @Terrance gave above, which I marked as The Answer, is actually not a solution to the problem for me. It seemed to work, and actually worked for a while. Then I ran into problems again. Sometimes stopping my ssh session and restarting it would cure ...


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Can yoy not press Ctrl + F5 like you can for chrome.


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Official Mozilla Support Answer Mozilla has a support document for this particular question. The document offers additional information - so it is worth a look. It also says that clicking the Clear Now button could take an unknown amount of time to clear all the caches (and it does clear all of them including the memory cache you want to clear) because ...


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I have to use a proxy everyday at work in order to connect to servers on the other side of a firewall. I also use Firefox, Chrome and Ubuntu 16.04. EDIT: I forgot one part of this. I have had to add a timeout to a ssh config file or my tunnel will timeout and I lose my connection. Once I added the following stuff, my connection stays open: In ~/.ssh/...


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My firefox takes almost a minute to load a page on every install (since Ubuntu 13.10 if I remember correctly). The only way to fix it is go to about:config (you write it where you write the pages url) and search for ipv6. Then change network.dns.disableIPv6 to true (maybe my router doesn't support IPv6 and causes firefox to search for it but it isn't needed ...


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My firefox takes almost a minute to load a page on every install (since Ubuntu 13.10 if I remember correctly). The only way to fix it is go to about:config (you write it where you write the pages url) and search for ipv6. Then change network.dns.disableIPv6 to true (maybe my router doesn't support IPv6 and causes firefox to search for it but it isn't needed ...


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Your best bet is to just use the Firefox (NPAPI) version. To install the version for Firefox, run: sudo apt install flashplugin-installer


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for autoscrolling:create a file in /opt/firefox/ and name it mozilla.cfg. add These lines to mozilla.cfg: // lockPref("general.autoScroll", true); then go to /opt/firefox/defaults/pref and create a file and name it local-settings.js and add these lines to the file: pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg")...


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For Firefox this is easy enough as your customised spelling words are stored in a plaintext file called persdict.dat. The full path will vary according to the filename used for the specific subdirectory, it will be something like $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/ using a wildcard for the random letters and numbers; but this screenshot will give you the idea: ...


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Updating the Java Plugin within Firefox itself doesn't work in Linux, you have to downlad the latest Oracle JDK or JRE and link to the new Plugin as described below. Close Firefox and open the Terminal: cd .mozilla/plugins sudo rm -rf libnpjp2.so ln -s /path-to-jdk-or-jre-firefox-plugin/libnpjp2.so . Replace 'path-to-jdk-or-jre-firefox-plugin' with ...


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You should use Youtube's html5 video player if you aren't already, as it is now recommended over flash. Navigate to https://www.youtube.com/html5 : Select "Request the HTML5 Player" if it is not already selected. Type about:config in the URL bar. Set all media.* values to default.


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Ok, here is a workaround, until a proper answer arrives; the concept is: Create a folder for a "specific" profile inside the application folder Create a bash script that will run firefox from the application folder, with the "specific" profile created earlier (in 46, both firefox and firefox-bin files are binary) Once this "specific" profile folder is ...


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I think what you are looking for is a "do not track" function. Firefox does have something that you could try and use. See link It's disabled by default. The Do Not Track feature is turned off by default. To turn it on: Click the menu button and choose Options. Select the Privacy panel. Click manage your Do Not Track settings. Check Use Do Not Track. ...


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As my first answer didn't help, maybe it's an entirely different problem: Java just isn't enable in the browser? Double-check by opening the Java ControlPanel. You can open it by visiting the directory in which you installed Java (/opt/java/jre1.8.0_xx or /usr/lib/jre1.8.0_xx are common). Then open ./bin/ControlPanel: cd /opt/java/jre1.8.0_91 ./bin/...


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Strange but a few days later windows stay minimized after a restart so basically it's now working exaxtly as I wanted without me changing anything.


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This is an awkward, quick and dirty solution you advocate. You Can't use Nautilus anymore. If it's your intention then it's better to remove it for good. $ sudo apt-get remove nautilus Otherwise I believe the proper solution is to modify the defaults.list file located in /usr/share/applications as suggested here. In Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 I did comment out ...


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With Chromium, or Google Chrome, just tell it to use different data directories: google-chrome --user-dir=/tmp/admin google-chrome --user-dir=/tmp/unauth google-chrome --user-dir=/tmp/normal Then you can just delete these directories when you're done. Or if you want random temporary directories: google-chrome --user-dir=$(mktemp -d)


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Those multiple tabs are the Firefox add-ons telling you they've updated themselves, and you can disable that behavior in Firefox. On the menu bar at the top of the Ubuntu screen, go to Tools -> Addons, click on Extensions, then use the Options or Preferences button for each add-on you have installed. The changed home page is Firefox updating itself. You ...


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I eventually tracked down the issue to a plugin I had installed a while back that allows you to modify the header information to look like your using a different OS and browser so the sites I visited were thinking I was on Windows and using an older version of Firefox.


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You can install a flash player for most browsers with sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer It is not the latest version like on Windows but it works and it does still receive security updates, it works for both X86 and X64 architectures. Chrome has no 32bit Linux version anymore, you could use chromium, it is what chrome is based on, and is very ...


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The (disgusting) "around the web" is added by websites themselves to make money off ads. The only thing you can do is to install an ad-blocker. I recommend the open source uBlock Origin (Chrome and Firefox; code at GitHub). Get uBlock Origin, not uBlock — that is a discontinued fork.


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I recently needed to get this working as well. It's quite tricky. The main points: You must install 32-bit Firefox (16.04 ships with the 64-bit version) You must install 32-bit Oracle Java (not OpenJRE) You must manually install the 32-bit Firefox plugin. You cannot use the webupd8 Java installer to install Oracle's Java because it will always match your ...


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This is a bug in Firefox 46.0 on Ubuntu 16.04. It's been reported on Launchpad Bug 1579543


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Same as previous answer just the command line version if you prefer. Purge any versions of firefox you have: sudo apt-get purge firefox then reinstall sudo apt-get install firefox


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You should install Firefox through the software center. Running it through wine is slow and not needed. Open the Software Center > Search for Firefox > Select Firefox > Install Firefox


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There doesn't seem to be a built-in method for doing that. But you can just drag and drop the page title from the tab to the Bookmarks Toolbar. source


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It seems there is no option for this in about:config but you can add bookmark by clicking on the star and than clicking it again allow you to change added bookmark location, or you can immediately double click star and pick location or use ctrl+d shortcut. You can also check this extension


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To do it in a GUI, you can use the extension "Menu Wizard", usage is described here. Another GUI, supporting more and different actions, is provided with the extension "Key config".


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I think i experienced this couple weeks ago with a fresh 16.04 installed. Wireless will work and about 5 - 10 minutes later, internet will not work, you can disconnect but cannot reconnect. The only way to get it back is by rebooting. After hours of searching, finally found a solution that would work. Credit to this post here. http://ubuntuforums.org/...


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As far as I'm aware, if you're on OTA-10.1 then the onscreen keyboard isn't popping up for the 'legacy' apps like Firefox, LibreOffice etc. This should be fixed in OTA-11 (the software update will be out in the next week or so) but for now an external keyboard if you have one (USB or Bluetooth) is the easiest way around this. A similar question was asked ...



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