Questions tagged [firefox]

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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Change the voice of text-to-speech

I want to change the voice (espeak) on ubuntu, so I installed "pico2wave" but when I use firefox, and if I want to use toggle reader view, it do'nt work ! Firefox use espeak ?! http://imppao.free.fr/...
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In Firefox 76, how do I enable scrollbar auto-hiding?

On Ubuntu 20.04 with a Gnome desktop, how do I instruct Firefox 76 to automatically hide the vertical scrollbar when inactive?
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A connect to Computer B using SSH. How to launch firefox in Computer A? [duplicate]

I connect to computer B this way. ssh -X computerB@10.2.1.123 Now when I launch firefox it launches on computerB firefox How do i make it launch in computer A? Because I dont have access to the ...
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How to optimise firefox for full HD wide screen? Webpages often are centred, search results constricted to 1/3rd of the screen width

As you can see, the Google results uses only 1/3rd of the screen width. Often the case with many websites as well. Any fix to optimise Firefox and Chrome to render the pages for Full HD monitors.
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cannot open display: localhost:0.0 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a program called "Freesurfer" set up with ubuntu on windows 10 using bash. The program works fine but I need to use something called "Freeview" which is a graphical application ...
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Does Chromium web browser store passwords more securely than Firefox?

As far as I know Chromium uses some keyring, so if you for example make Ubuntu not ask password on login, Chromium will ask you for password when it is launched. Is it different when comparing to ...
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Ctrl+scroll (and other keys+scroll actions) doesn't work in Firefox?

I've recently migrated to Firefox (currently 77.0b9 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 18.04) and I've noticed that Ctrl+Scroll doesn't work to change zoom level nor does any other <key>+Scroll action like ...
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Firefox: Exiting due to channel error

I am new to Ubuntu, and I am having problems running Firefox 77 on Ubuntu 18.04. This is the error that shows up: Exiting due to channel error. ###!!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=...
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how to prevent firefox always to start on the last space it was closed?

I do not know how, but after the last kernel update when I start Firefox it goes to another workspace. It is annoying for me, because sometimes there is just one workspace available on my screen, I'm ...
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Unable to view .txt in html iframe in Firefox

(This may look like a silly question, I am sorry, its too specific but I am unable to find a solution to my problem) While playing with some local html files, I have found that when I try to open a ....
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Hikvision plug-in not detected

I have a Hikvision thermal camera and I do not receive any live stream as you can see here Is there a way to make it work on Ubuntu?
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How to get a list of currently opened websites on a browser

I have Firefox and brave as my web browser on PC. I would like to know how to get a list of currently opened webpages either on normal or private windows on either Firefox or brave. Ultimately I would ...
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Cannot Load Sites unless connected to VPN

I cannot access many websites including our own office web portals without using VPN. I tried using sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart, and I also attempted to to edit /etc/network/interfaces to ...
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How to make firefox tab bar look like on Windows? [duplicate]

How to remove that top bar with page name and place tab bar instead of it? How to transform this into this?
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Today I am facing this issue on Mozilla Firefox

After opening Firefox, a message shows under the bookmarks bar saying "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet." After clicking on the message nothing happens. Still ...
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Segmentation fault in firefox and chromium after installing updates

Lubuntu 18.04.1 running flawlessly in VirtualBox for about two years, had a few updates to install yesterday. After the updates both firefox and chromium cannot start. When launching them from the ...
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WebEx Meeting: sharing screen is not working; Firefox 76 / Ubuntu 19.10

Good evening everyone My wife needs to work from home. She uses "WebEx Meeting", which generally runs fine in Firefox 76 on my Ubuntu 19.10 Laptop. But she is not able to share her screen. I know ...
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Issues with WebIDE - browser build date

I am trying to run WebIDE - Kaiosrt (KaiOS simulator - https://developer.kaiostech.com/getting-started/env-setup/simulator) The issue is that when I run it, it says: "The connected runtime has a ...
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How do I fix garbled audio on certain Web sites (Firefox)?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 and using Firefox 76.0.1 as my Web browser. For some reason, the audio on certain Web sites comes through as a garbled, fuzzy, unintelligible mess. This does not happen on every ...
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system freeze when surfing with firefox and 4 or more tabs open

It mostly occurs when firefox is used with 4 or more tabs open. The only way out is hard restart Laptop: Dell 3180 single-boot OS: Ubuntu 20.04
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How to securely install things not in /opt so they can update themselves

I use firefox from mozilla.org, not from APT which is old. However, if I place it at /opt, it cannot update itself, because /opt is owned by root. If I simply place it at /home, then it can update ...
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Firefox Touchscreen in Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland (for fractional scaling) on a laptop with touchscreen. I would like to use firefox with touch-scrolling. In Ubuntu 19.10, I needed to modify the environment ...
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After upgrade to 20.04, no sound from Firefox

I am getting sound from other applications I've tried (Chromium, VLC, Videos), but nothing from Firefox. Everything looks like it should be working. In sound settings, Firefox is turned up to 100% ...
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Fireffox Snap profiles: How to open a second version of firefox without application dialog?

I would like to run two different versions of firefox congruently, with each having an individual profile. To do so, I opened the Application Dialog via Alt+F2 and used the command firefox -no-...
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firefox-locale-en

There is a package called firefox-locale-en on my system (Ubuntu 20.04 lts), even though I have uninstalled Firefox on the very first day. Is it safe to purge it with sudo apt purge firefox-locale-en? ...
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Unable to export Bookmarks to newer version of Ubuntu

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. The problem is I cannot successfully export firefox bookmarks in old Ubuntu (18.04)to new (20.04). I performed the following actions: Went into ...
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20.04 firefox snap - downloads can't be opened nor can containing folder

When I download a file, if I try to open it or it's containing folder all I get is the Launch Application dialog asking me to choose an application. No applications are listed for me to choose from ...
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Is there a way for me to be able to watch Youtube videos from “YouTube Movies” on Linux?

When I try to watch a video from the YouTube Movie collection, say this old flick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtw2P9mh3w (Note: I think that you at least need be logged in to access the video) ...
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How to diagnose and fight system freezing in Ubuntu 18.04 + Firefox?

I have an Intel NUC with i3 CPU and 4G of RAM (integrated video, of course, Intel HD620) running Ubuntu 18.04. Sometimes it freezes completely, this happens usually when I watch some youtube videos in ...
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Watching Netflix in Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 generates error F7355

I've just set up a laptop with brand new Ubuntu 20.04 and visited Netflix in Firefox. There was a yellow toaster underneath the address bar stating You must enable DRM to play some audio or video ...
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How to install HTML (Gecko) support in Wine?

I'm trying to run a game installer which requires me to scroll down a license agreement before being able to continue, it is rendered in HTML using some IE tech so I need wine-gecko I believe.. but ...
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Firefox issues in Ubuntu 20.04

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 with TDE (unofficially) and everything works out of the box. The only issue I'm having is with Firefox (version 76), which works just fine but there's a few issues. For ...
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CJK Chinese font support in firefox

I was recently interested in Chinese philosophy research. However, I find it difficult to show ancient Chinese characters properly in my ubuntu's firefox. The test page is https://ctext.org/font-test-...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Mozilla won't play youtube video if I open Blender first

I am very new at ubuntu, I just installed it, when I open blender program first, then opening youtube, the video won't play, but if I close blender the video will play, then there is no issue if I ...
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Every time I try to go to certain websites, Firefox gives me the server not found

I just did an install of Ubuntu 20.04 today and I’m trying to get some software downloaded. I can’t connect to any of the sites I need to. Only stuff like Google and Facebook. Please tell me any ...
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Sound Volume issues Firefox Netflix 20.04

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time. I always get good advice here. Using Firefox with . I always have to crank up the sound volume past 100%. But after I move around a bit in Netflix the ...
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Firefox launches Anaconda Navigator

I'm running Firefox 75.0 and Anaconda3-2020.02 on Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 I've just installed Anaconda Navigator and created a launcher for it by following the accepted answer to this question. ...
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interactive pdf files download fails

Running ubuntu 18.04 Usually no problem downloading pdf, but since an online library website switched to interactive pdf form the download link shows an error message and I have been unable to either ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 | Video codecs | Default firefox browser not playing some content

I cant play videos like the ones on most twitter posts (samples https://twitter.com/doglab/status/1255593258916499458?s=20 ; https://twitter.com/daaallly/status/1255561716001275905?s=20)but chrome ...
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Firefox - Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Ubuntu 20.04 New Install

Firefox will periodically not play videos giving me this error: Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats > available.Click here to visit our frequently asked questions ...
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Unresponsive pop-up dialog when installing Firefox extension - solved

I am using Firefox 75.0 (64-bit) on Kubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. When I try to install a Firefox extension (via Firefox's Add-Ons Manager) Firefox downloads the extension and then pops up a dialog box asking ...
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20.04 UI freezes on Macbook Pro

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook Pro (model A1286 EMC 2353), and the UI freezes for several minutes every now and then. The mouse keeps moving, and I can SSH into the machine. If I run ...
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18.04: Firefox Slowdown

My Firefox runs slow after a few hours (loading pages, video stream buffering, window movements, mouse commands etc). 3-4 tabs are generally open (I think its not much) in a single instance and a few ...
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All system text is covered by white boxes

Pretty much the title. I was normally using Ubuntu the other day and I tried to launch Firefox. It gave me a crash report which I closed, and then it refused to launch. I then restarted my computer ...
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How to save a website link as a .url / .webloc file instead of .desktop [NextCloud LinkEditor compatibility]

I regularly save website links as files in the nautilus folders. I'm using NextCloud (also client) with a module called LinkEditor, which only supports .url and .webloc extensions. How can I save ...
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firefox will not uninstall even though it is

Firefox will not uninstall. When I try to play a video from a remote drive it opens in firefox even though firefox is not installed. How do i remove firefox as this is getting annoying
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How do I enable apturl in Firefox or Chrome

If I click on an apt:// link in Firefox I just get 'The address wasn't understood'. apturl is installed and I've tried adding the apt protocol (network.protocol-handler.expose.apt) in Firefox and ...
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stubborn Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Gnome

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, with workspaces stacked vertically for some years. I like to open Firefox in the top workspace, but some two weeks ago this program started to behave oddly just ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed firefox lagging on scroll in fullscreen mode

When I go on any website (google.com, youtube.com or duckduckgo...) when the window is in fullscreen mode and I want to scroll, firefox starts lagging really hard. When I make the window just a little ...
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Restore firefox data

I've installed 20.04, so I copied firefox folder that is in Mozilla hidden folder inside home entirely from 16.04 and pasted on the same folder on new system. Is that the way it's meant to be? I don't ...

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