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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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GNOME shell extension doesn't work with Firefox snap

Got an error from Firefox saying : Although the GNOME Shell integration extension is active, the native host connector is not recognized. Please consult the installation manual. Which is an error ...
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Firefox UI fonts are unsual [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and Firefox works fine except the fonts of UI are bigger and different from the default. Steps I've tried: Reset font to default in the Settings of Firefox Refresh Firefox Use ...
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'Alt'+'Shift' problems on GNOME3 (Ubuntu 18.04+) [duplicate]

I want to use Alt+Shift as keyboard layout switcher. The main configuration utility doesn't allow me to do that (it's a default switcher for almost all computer users). Ok, no problem, I can setup it ...
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How do I reach/edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf?

In a quest to find out how to enable touchscreen scrolling in Firefox, I found this "Add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 to /etc/security/pam_env.conf" How do I get to "/etc/security/pam_env.conf"? it ...
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Firefox loads google searches quickly, but website loading is slow

I'm brand new to Linux and Ubuntu and I have this issue on both my laptop and desktop, both run Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. When I run a speedtest it shows that I get 250Mbs+ but websites take forever to load....
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Attempt to Save As greys out window

I'm new to Ubuntu, so any help will be appreciated. When editing a file in Gedit, I can't save it to a different file name. Keying Ctrl-Shift-S causes the window to be greyed out. Same thing if I ...
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Disable thumbnail preview on file upload menu

I want to disable thumbnail when I press "upload a file" in a browser. I tried to remove the package tumbler, but it is still showing the picture.
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How can I use Adobe Connect in web browser?

I try to use Adobe Connect in Google Chrome browser (and Firefox), but Adobe Connect requires Flash Player 11.2 or above. Adobe Connect requires the Flash Player plugin, version 11.2 or above. ...
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Someone illegally accessed my fb account [closed]

When downloading my login information, it appeared like that Time Jan 14, 2019, 3:09 PM IP Address 105.235.158.61 Browser Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24....
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TLS Downgrade error on Opera or Firefox but not on Chrome

When I try to browse some secure websites on Firefox or Opera, I often get the error "ERR_TLS13_DOWNGRADE_DETECTED", while the page loads properly on Chrome. This occurs with a lot of websites, but ...
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firefox displays update needed. My version is 64.0.1 (64-bit) [closed]

What is the procedure to ensure that my firefox is up to date. From what I have read here so far I have the impression that my firefox is up to date. However I am getting pop up displays saying that ...
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High Contrast Firefox Ubuntu

I have sensitive eyes and need to be able to invert dark text on a white background in Firefox Ubuntu. So far I can't find a straightforward way to do this, and Firefox doesn't register the Ubuntu ...
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Web browsing very slow with Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 is up to date. On Firefox, browsing seems to spend all of its time "looking up xyz". Ubuntu 16.04 was much better. On the same hardware using Fedora 28 and Firefox, the web browsing ...
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Title bar disappears on some applications when maximizing some windows Ubunut 18.04

Title kinda says it. It mainly only happens when I maximize application windows for instance when the system monitor is maximized the title bar remains but when firefox is maximized the title bar ...
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fire fox on linux not able to do html5 play back [closed]

so i installed pop_os! to replace windows and i wanted to watch youtube and it said that it could not play html5 videosbroken fire fox
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Firefox window always starting maximized [duplicate]

Intermittently Firefox reverts to opening its windows maximized. I expect it to remember last size and revert to that. Ubuntu 18.04, latest patches, Firefox as supplied with Ubuntu, default GNOME ...
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How do I completely remove geckodriver?

I have tried removing the files and uninstalling Firefox but when I do a version check for it in terminal, it still lists it.
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Text is italic in Chrome, Firefox and VS Code

All (most of the text) from some sites is appearing to be italic with some specific font as shown in the pictures. Why is this happening? How do I correct it? The font settings on Chrome (Version 71....
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Tor browser not working on Ubuntu 18.10

When I run torbrowser-launcher installed from the repository I get the following error: $ torbrowser-launcher Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/torbrowser-launcher", line 29, in &...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Chromium and Firefox issues

I am totally new to Linux. I'm working on a Dell Vostro 1000 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit yesterday, alongside Windows 10. I managed to solve issues with the Broadcom Network Adapter and am ...
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Firefox not showing applications in helper applications file manager

When choosing an application to open file types and choosing "Use other...", the file manager that shows up does not show applications like transmission-gtk. The which command outputted "/usr/bin/...
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“This Site Can't Be Reached” Chrome Error

I have been trying to access Firefox and Chrome on my Ubuntu system but it always end up with this screen. Your connection to this site is not secure This site can't be reached My VPN is ...
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launch firefox full screen on boot - Ubuntu 16.04

I know there is already questions about this topic, however all the solution are about a kiosk mode, if I only want to launch firefox (or chrome) in full screen with a certain url regardless of user ...
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Password field problem - Firefox

I'm new to ubuntu and have just installed ubuntu 18.04 and i'm running firefox which came bundled in the package. I have a problem were I can't enter a password into the password field on certain ...
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Temporary failure resolving ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’ [duplicate]

I have removed my firefox due to some issue now when i am trying to reinstall, it says we are unable to install it. Unable to install “Firefox Web Browser” as download failed: E: http://security....
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Setting default magnet app in Firefox, but I can't navigate to where the qbitorrent binary file is

I've seen a lot of answers about opening magnet links in Firefox. A lot of them tell you to go to about:config and change network protocol handler ........ to false etc. I've done that. Now I get an ...
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How do you reset firefox without losing your bookmarks/logins?

I've been getting these black-background text popups in the upper right corner when I have firefox running (they appear even when minimized) and when I click on them it takes me to pages. I'm not sure ...
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Unable to access facebook via Firefox when IPv6 is enabled

I have a really strange situation. When IPv6 is enabled, I can't access facebook. I can browse to it, but all the AJAX queries fail, so I cannot view the feed, send messages, or do anything remotely ...
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no compatible source was found for this media

I get this message, no compatible source was found for this media when i try to watch anything on crunchyroll. I cannot get any videos on reddit or Netflix either but YouTube is working fine. I ...
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Websites aren't loading in chrome (ERR_TIMED_OUT) but do in firefox

I have got a problem since Ubuntu 16.04 (still here in Ubuntu 18.04): Some websites like https://github.com/ or https://bugs.launchpad.net/ aren't available in Chrome. I get an ERR_TIMED_OUT after ...
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smart keyword usage: How to search IMDB, Wikipedia and more from the address bar

Smart keywords are an easy way to search specific websites directly from the Firefox Location bar. Instead of going to the targeted website, finding the search function, and executing the search, ...
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Applications are launched too far left on the screen [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit running on a Toshiba laptop. About a week ago, some applications, e.g. Firefox, Aisle Riot Solitaire, KPatience, XTide tide predictor etc. when launched have the top ...
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How to manipulate DOM in ubuntu command line without actually rendering the page on the GUI?

I've written a small JS snippet which clicks some buttons in the DOM of a certain target website in a loop. To run this snippet, I open the target website in firefox. Then I paste this JS snippet in ...
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sudo apt install firefoxdriver does what?

Using Java for Selenium, and am curious about the firefoxdriver package. There are several python specific packages, but does firefoxdriver perhaps install the geckodriver to the system in a way ...
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Separate two Firefox windows as if they were different apps

I'm trying to start two Firefox windows and have Ubuntu (18.04) treat it as two different apps. The reason I'm trying to do that is that I have two Firefox profiles. One has my company's proxy and ...
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Facebook game & hardware acceleration

I cannot make Facebook's "Gardenscapes" game work on my fresh installation with Firefox. When I start it, it asks me to enable Hardware Acceleration. When the flash popup shows up, "Enable Hardware ...
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Firefox unmaximizes when I exit fullscreen mode

When firefox is maximized if i enter fullscreen mode (e.g. with F11, or open video in fullscreen) and then exit it, firefox becomes unmaximized with a little gap between window borders and screen ...
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How to install adblock software via terminal

Is it possible to install AdBlock Plus, uBlock or something equivalent via terminal? I am using Ubuntu 18.10 and want to install adblocking extension for Firefox 64. I could easily do that by ...
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How to make Firefox stream TV and radio?

I installed fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and made all available online updates. All OK, except Firefox browser does not stream / show TV and it also will not stream radio (Firefox only offers to downloaded ...
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Firefox has odd gears icon pane on the right hand side

Somehow, I have a user profile on the same machine I'm using now where Firefox has a pane on the right with a gears icon: How do I remove this pane? I tried Customize... but wasn't able to remove it....
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Can only start few applications with Ubuntu 18.04.1 on Lenovo ThinkPad 460s

I'm currently running 18.04.1 on a T460s. Everything runs smooth except one issue occuring once in a while: Seems like I'm sometimes not able to start more than one application, e.g. Firefox 64.0 (...
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Firefox doesn't respect font hinting setting in Gnome? How to fix this?

I disabled font hinting in Gnome tweaks, but Firefox sometimes (for certain fonts I think) ignores that and tries to align glyphs to pixel grid, resulting in uneven spacing between letters and/or ...
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Why does Firefox 64.0 use so much memory in Xubuntu 18.04.1?

I have a problem with my new install of xubuntu 18.04.1: Firefox uses about 58% of my 2GB of memory. On my old install of Xubuntu 16.04 it used about 400 Mb and I don't know where the difference ...
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Add a Bookmark icon to Firefox search bar

I'd like to be able to click on an icon in the Firefox search-bar to immediately bookmark a URL. I already know that I can click on the ... "Page actions" icon to select the "Bookmark This Page" ...
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Firefox 64.0 renders content transparent

Since this unattended upgrade (excerpt from /var/log/apt/history.log), Firefox seems to be unusable because of rendering problems. The content in the main window is kind of transparent. Start-Date: ...
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Mozilla Firefox lost button

The last upgrading from Mozilla Firefox has a lost button. When we go to "Preferences", then to "Privacy and Security", then to "Clean History", if we want to clean all... We don't have any button to ...
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Firefox update fails; “Could not get lock” error when I run sudo apt upgrade [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu MATE in my p.c. Now when I opened browser Mozilla Firefox it searched for a update. So I have been updating it but it fails every time. sudo apt update ...
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keynav doesn't work on some types of applications

Pressing ctrl + ; when window focus is on some applications, e.g. Mozilla Firefox, keynav works as expected. When I press ctrl+ ; when the window focus is on other applications, e.g. gnome-terminal, ...
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some reason @google @amazon are in my firefox

For whatever reason this has just recently started to show up on my main firefox browser. The only thing I can think of it being related too is perl, and some cgi scripts that I've been testing. Any ...
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How do I make Firefox 64 use the KDE file selection dialog?

By default, Firefox uses the GTK file selection dialog when you press, for example, Control+O to open a local file. How does a Kubuntu user make Firefox use the KDE file selection dialog?