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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Easiest way to enable a firefox snap running on Ubuntu inside a VirtualBox guest to access an auto-mounted shared folder of the host?

My setup: Windows 10 host OS Ubuntu 22.04.1 guest OS running inside VirtualBox 7.0.4 Several shared host folders auto-mounted on the guest in folder $HOME/Public Firefox installed as snap inside the ...
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Make Firefox crash if out of memory instead of freezing the system

When out of memory on some heavy websites (like multi-tabbed reddit or just 1-tab mega.nz, given that my Macbook Air has only 4 GB) Firefox not just freezes, but it makes the whole system freeze, ...
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"cannot find install snap firefox at revision 2277: missing file /snap/firefox/2277/meta/snap.yaml"

This just started happening tonight. When I try to start firefox, the cursor spins around for a moment and then nothing. Firefox never starts up and its not found anywhere in htop. Any ideas?
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Error while installing firefox during the process of installing ubuntu_desktop

I am using Ubuntu server 22.10 on Apple M1, and using UTM to assemble the vm. During the process of installing ubuntu-desktop, the firefox cannot be installed automatically : errors were encountered ...
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firefox won't open zoom client anymore

I had the standard zoom client installed from apt - it was 5.8.0 and today zoom refused to run and forced me to upgrade. since I couldn't get an upgrade from apt, I installed the snap package instead ...
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Chrome/Brave/Firefox unable to upload neither download file

I am unable to upload or download a file from web navigator without freezing the navigator. I am using the last releases of Chrome, Brave, FireFox on Ubuntu 22.04.1 workstation with last patches. ...
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Can't install Firefox

First all Firefox tabs crashed, then I closed it and wanted to restart it. Clicking on Firefox did nothing, trying to open it via terminal gave me these errors: /bin/bash: /lib/×86_64-linux-gnu/libdl....
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Inactive Firefox windows are not clickable

Inactive Firefox windows are not clickable, then after I go through the tedious process of selecting each window to minimize them, when any one of the windows is clicked again it almost always re-...
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Video does not work during in-browser video calls [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an ASUS ZENBOOK UX410UA-GV018T Notebook and the video goes black when I am in a in-browser video call. This means I cannot see myself and I cannot see the other person....
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How to enable Dock to show custom app Actions?

For some pre-installed apps (e.g. Firefox) Dock icons, be it favorite or opened, are able to show additional Actions specified in their .desktop files (e.g. as [Desktop Action open-profiles] with Name=...
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(fixed) Firefox and other browsers won't open [closed]

When I start Firefox it opens a new venster when I click on it nothing happens if I click on new window everything starts glitching I've tried chromium but that didn't work tho. New installed apps ...
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ibus-avro is not working everywhere on Ubuntu 22.04

ibus-avro for Bangla typing in Linux is not working everywhere, i.e it's working on Firefox, but not working on Chrome. It's also not working on LibreOffice, text editor, etc. Firefox Chrome
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Custom Firefox service not starting after reboot

I am currently building a kiosk for a local sports club and I am running into a few issues here and there. Since multiple pages have to be loaded at the beginning, I opted to use Firefox which will ...
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How to permanently remove private browsing in Mozilla Firefox 109. Running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I've tried to add a policies.json file in usr/lib/firefox/distribution/ I believe that the problems comes since I don't have any firefox folder, so no distribution folder. Then I create firefox and ...
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How to close a specific firefox profile by terminal

If I have multiple instances of Firefox opened (Profile 01, Profile 02, etc.), is it possible to close a specific profile by terminal? What I'm doing is a script that opens the firefox 01 profile and ...
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Excessive Firefox related AppArmor log entries

I recently installed and fully updated Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (jammy), 64-bit (amd64, x86_64). I removed 'snapd' and its default set of installed applications, which includes Firefox browser (which in 22....
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File manager doesn't show up after pressing show in folder

I'm using ubuntu 22.04 After I download a file. When I press the show in folder option from firefox nothing happens. My default file manager is Nautilus.
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Issues with xdg-desktop-portal-gnome (file save dialog) using Firefox (103-108) (snap and apt) and Ubuntu 22.04

I've been having some mildly infuriating issues with saving files in firefox versions 103-108. I've tried installing firefox via both apt and snap and the problem seems to persist with both: Issue #1:...
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No Audio from Brave Browser , but works when Switch Account

For a few months I have been troubleshooting no audio coming from brave-browser installed on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. For example, if I use the same YouTube URL in Brave and Firefox, I get audio from ...
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Why can I not even browse the web or open the email program? Why is Ubuntu Studio freezing with only a few tabs open even after I added more RAM? [duplicate]

I added more ram, but even with six gigabytes still this distro freezes up and I have to hold the power button to restart, risking data loss. Multiple processors and cores and threads or whatever, but ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing when using VSCode and Firefox

Ubuntu 22.04 keeps crashing and freezing mostly when I'm using my web browser and VSCode and Android emulator. I've tried updating it, but the problem persists. Details about my PC are shown here:
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Youtube videos freezes regularly

I'm on Kubuntu 22.10 running an NVIDIA GPU with a proprietary driver version 525.78.01 (same problem occured on 525.60.11 too). Starting from approximately a week ago I experience videos in YouTube ...
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How to fix Firefox so that it correctly launches Transmission for magnet links?

In attempting to switch back from deluge to using transmission for handling magnet links something is broken. Right clicking the magnet link to copy the URI and then opening file -> Open URL from ...
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After downloading a file in firefox, the little "folder-button" to get to Download directly does not work in Ubuntu22.04

The file downloads, it is listed in the "Downloads-list" in Firefox (little arrow in the menu bar), but when clicking on the folder symbol next to the downloaded file, the Download folder ...
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Teach Firefox snap on 22.04 which applications are available to open which files, with PDF as an example

With firefox from snap on a freshly installed Ubuntu 22.04, the browser does not know any application to open a pdf. I have configured 'always ask' and get the dialogs shown below when clicking on a ...
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Trouble Installing Firefox

I've been trying to install firefox for Ubuntu today, and I cannot get it to work, i've tried using snap, and through normal terminal install but cannot get it to work. If I just click the icon on ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 Modeset Error

I am running Ubuntu 22.10 (i7 9700KF + RTX 2080) with Nvidia driver version 525.xx, on X11. Recently I have been noticing micro-freezes (around 1-2 seconds) on unlocking, and sometimes while tab-...
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Custom protocol handler for Firefox can't start gnome-terminal

I want to open ssh:// links from Firefox with script that opens gnome-terminal and initiates SSH connection. Script works as intended when run manually but not if run from Firefox. I use script found ...
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Why is Snap Firefox using so much cpu time?

Firefox and other browsers use a lot of CPU time and memory, however, since forcing us to use Snap Firefox, CPU time is through the roof. Way too much CPU time when viewing Youtube and other video ...
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Laptop keyboard issues with spacebar and 'b' key

Recently Ubuntu 22.10 on my laptop has been having issues with the spacebar and 'b' keys. To work around this intermittent issue I click the human symbol (top right) and have enable the virtual ...
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ubuntu on m1 virtual machine

I installed Ubuntu on m1 UTM ubuntu version:jammy-desktop-arm64.iso LTS 16GB ram 8core cpu UTM virtual machine when i tried to open Firefox it did nothing just loged me out so i installed it threw ...
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How can I download installer for Second Life Firestorm Update 6.6.3.67470 with Ubuntu 22.10?

How can I download the installer for Firestorm Update 6.6.3.67470 from firestormviewer.org with Ubuntu 22.10? Konqueror 21.12.3 & Firefox 108.0.1 (64) cannot. No file downloads. Firestorm was ...
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I'm really tired of firefox wasting my hard drive by writting it's cache to my home partition

Yes, I still use firefox, so can I take that trash away from my home partition? Like a simlink from .cache to somewhere on /tmp or somewhere else? I have 16 GB ram, it would be enough to make it ...
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Upload File Button does not work

Chrome Version: 108.0.5359.124 Firefox Version: 108.0.1 Edge Version: 109.0.1518.26 Somewhere in the last month or so I have noticed that my Ubuntu 22.04 PC no longer responds to the File Upload ...
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Firefox profile (passwords, history etc) gone after upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04

I've recently upgraded my ubuntu version from 20.04 to 22.04. After this my firefox is missing all my passwords and profile etc. Is there any way to get them back, I did not anticipate this happening ...
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Mouse hover events broken on Firefox

I have an issue, which I saw only on Firefox : after some time (or some event which I haven't identified yet), Firefox does not react to my mouse movement events meaning : when hovering over an HTML ...
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How to reinstate separate audio/video playback controls for firefox tabs in Ubuntu Jammy (22.04)

In Ubuntu 20.04 LTS if you had two (or more) Firefox tabs which were both playing some audio or video then the Gnome dock(?) UI (the pop-over from clicking on the middle of the top bar, where the date ...
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Fixing , /var/snap/firefox/common/host-hunspell mount issue

I installed Firefox as a snap and it set my partition's mount point to , /var/snap/firefox/common/host-hunspell. Now, I'm trying to remove the snap installation of Firefox, and it will not completely ...
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snap firefox crashing upon start up random freezing when switching tabs, where can I file bug report?

It is very disappointing that ubuntu force us install snap firefox, which does not really work. I tried it for 3 months now. Previously I am very happy with firefox, it is my default browser for 20 ...
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how to fix wrong ram usage in system monitor with environment variables

when I add environment variables to a program's .desktop shortcut, the program appears to only use around 100-250 kb ram when its using 1-3 gb ram. this problem appears in the applications tab in ...
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Can an alert noise be made when a download is completed using Firefox in Ubuntu 20.04?

When I click to download something on Ubuntu 20.04 using the Firefox browser, an arrow shows up in the browser showing the time required to download and says if the download has completed successfully ...
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Firefox window cut on the left side Ubuntu 22.04

I wonder if it is because of wayland but this started to happen more often: If I minimize this window, this happens: In the minimized view, I can't control the edge of the window. This happens to ...
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Droicam working on Firefox but not on Chromium browser

Following this guide, I have installed droidcam and connected my phone camera to my PC on Ubuntu 22.02. I use https://webcamtests.com/ to test my camera and it is working on Firefox. However, using ...
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How to revert Firefox

A recent update to Firefox has made my profiles unusable, and they were already indecipherable. So I want to revert to a previous version and create readable backups of my bookmarks, and take note of ...
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control scrolling speed in webpages in firefox

i recently started using Ubuntu. i noticed that two finger scrolling in webpages is very fast. much faster than windows. i am using Firefox browser. any idea how to decrease the speed.
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How to get Firefox fully working on Ubuntu 22.04?

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 22.04 on a new PC. Been using the Firefox snap that comes shipped with it for a couple of days, but after the scrolling was not very smooth and also the pinch zoom ...
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Upgrade to firefox snap

During the update it continues to pop up a little thing saying "'Frontend' is not responding" as well as saying I can wait for it or force stop, I have been waiting on this to update for ...
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Firefox repeats setup every time I restart it. -- tiresome

Every time I reboot or otherwise need to restart Firefox, it complains that it cannot use an old profile, and insists I create a new one. It gets old bookmarks from Chrome, but of course that misses ...
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22.04: Firefox snap broken; how to enable snap in kernel menuconfig

I installed my own kernel with my own kernel config. This broke Firefox. I added squashfs to the kernel config, hoping it would fix snap, which didn't help. I tried to reinstall Firefox via apt and ...
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Old firefox profiles as Firefox uses snap now in Ubuntu 22.04

I've just migrated from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04. My firefox profile was previously located in the .mozilla/firefox home folder. Now I can see there is also a profile in the same name in snap/firefox/...
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