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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Ubuntu 20.04 Crash

I am doing Kneaddata and humann3 for identifying the functional gene for shot-gun metagenome using commands: kneaddata --input AST2R1.fastq --input AST2R1.fastq -db $/home/plankton/Kneadata_DIR --...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS favorite column missing

I have been using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for a while. Suddenly, I am experiencing 2 problems. When I start firefox I don't get the full screen, I have to use F11 to get it I also lost the "activity&...
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Ubuntu 20.04 (on HDD) - Do Not Disurb is not turning off, PrtSc and Firefox are unable to save files due to disk being write protected?

Do-not-disturb button has stopped working once I turned it on. This is true for both the desktop bar, and inside the settings. Firefox says "the disk/folder/... is write protected, please choose ...
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firefox video hardware acceleration disabled bydefault

Does anyone know why, under Linux OS, hardware video decode is disabled by default ? Under Windows it's fully integrated by default, on fresh install it works directly. It's a bit frustrating because ...
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Firefox creates a firefox.tmp folder in the desktop folder, instead of in the proper /download folder

I understand what this folder is used for, but i do not understand why it is created in my desktop folder rather than in the downloads folder. It is a bit annoying as I'm trying to get this folder as ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes as I scroll on Firefox tabs with 3 screens

It happened twice. I have one HDMI screen plugged into my Lenovo laptop. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Then another USB 3.0 screen from USB port (actually it takes 2 so using a USB 3.0 hub type gadget off of one ...
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How to build a desktop shortcut / multiple firefox profiles [closed]

I feel close to my answer - but missing just a bit. Anyway - here it is: I have Pop_OS 21.10 running on my laptop. I want to add a "desktop icon" to launch a second Firefox profile for my ...
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Using ALSA on Firefox instead of PulseAudio

Since Firefox version >=52, the browser has dropped support for ALSA and depends solely on PulseAudio for sound requirements, hence rendering all sites playing audio broken on an ALSA-only system (...
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How to add certificates in firefox and chorme browsers by command line?

im need to add certificates in firefox and chrome browsers, by command line, but I'm not getting it, I tried, I searched but I didn't find a solution... I noticed that they are being saved in the ...
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Firefox: notify me before update

I'm using Firefox 96.0 on Kubuntu (96.0+build2-0ubuntu0.21.10.1) Sometimes, firefox updates in the background and then comes up with a message "Sorry. We just need to do one small thing to keep ...
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Firefox wont load tabs [closed]

My Firefox has been loading quite slowly for a couple of months, once firefox is running the tabs load content ok. Today Firefox loaded slow as usual but he tab content does not load. Opera loads tab ...
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Firefox on Ubuntu 21.10 has high CPU usage and will not load sites but other browsers do

Firefox was working like a charm until today when it decided to stop working. It was not loading any sites but other browsers could. When running it had high CPU usage but the UI worked normally. I ...
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Why are some applications able to reach the network and others are not?

On a Dell XP 9310 with Ubuntu 20.04 installed, I am seeing an intermittent issue where the network seems to drop for only certain applications. The only way to restore it (that I have figured out ...
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How to configure device pixels to fix content size in Firefox?

When I open the same websites in Firefox, Chrome, and Vivaldi, the content appears much smaller in Firefox than in both Chromium based browsers, despite site zoom is set to 100% in all of them. Using ...
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I can no longer drag and drop URL links from the Chrome browser to my `nemo` file manager

I followed my instructions here years ago to make nemo my default file manager instead of nautilus (which is the default packaged with Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, etc). I used to be able to (for many years) ...
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From Pc with Firefox I can not access to Chiedi Ubuntu-it

From Pc with Firefox I can not access to Chiedi Ubuntu-it I have this message: The page we are looking don’t be displayed because it isn’t possible verify the autenticy of data received. Contact site ...
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Firefox locks computer with HD light permanently on

Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 95. The other day I watched a playlist on yt, paused it and put some music on with rhythmbox and fell asleep. When I woke up I tried to close both programs but it took a ages ...
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Firefox - VideoDownloader App + Companion application not working (Ubuntu 21.10)

To install the browser firefox on my system I used sudo snap install firefox. Afterwards, I installed the extension VideoDownloader, which was working fine. But by using this extension the first time ...
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Firefox log in problem

I have recently converted an oldish computer from Window 7 to XUbuntu and have installed the latest Firefox as the search engine. However, when I log on to Firefox, the computer simultaneously logs on ...
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Removing Firefox Mate screen from Ubuntu Mate

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 21.10. I've recently installed Ubuntu Mate and I love it. I use firefox as my primary browser. Ubuntu Mate uses a custom type of Firefox theme/package which opens the Mate ...
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After fresh install Ubuntu 21.10, default Firefox can't start

After fresh install Ubuntu 21.10, when double click the default Firefox (I mean the Firefox is already on the Favorites) or click open for a new Windows, it can't start, only see a cycle keeps running ...
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How to make firefox command autcomplete SVG file paths when I press tab key

I have Mozilla Firefox 95.0.1 running on Ubuntu 20.04. I need to open some SVG files that contain animations in the firefox browser using the command line as follows: firefox <Tab Key> The ...
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Xrdp to non-desktop session has weird mouse behaviour

Requirement : I require a locked down browser solution without an interactive desktop. Current setup; Vanilla install of Ubuntu 20.04 fully updated. Additional packages : firefox, xrdp $ cat /home//....
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How do I install Mozilla Firefox to my PC?

When I download Mozilla Firefox, I am unable to install it from the extracted files. I downloaded it from this page: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/exp/firefox/new/ The file (which was zipped/...
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Unable to launch browser from shell - it opens VSCode instead

I have a problem when some shell command is trying to launch my browser. Example below with browse command, but same with jupyter notebook. It looks like the target is opened in VSCode instead. I'm ...
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Hardware acceleration in Firefox not wokring with AMD integrated GPU

I have run into issues trying to use hardware acceleration for video decoding on Firefox 95.0.1 on Ubuntu 21.10, I am using the package downloaded from apt. I have previously set it up on my old ...
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Graphics problems after upgrade from 21.04 to 21.10 [Intel 1075H UHD] [duplicate]

tl;dr [solved] render problems (e.g. in keepassxc) only appear when use_composite in XFCE4 is disabled (see new bug report) black screen in Firefox still appears. Workarounds: start Firefox with --...
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Firefox 95.0.1 and earlier versions suddenly becomes unusably slow

I'm having a persistent and transient issue with firefox on ubuntu 20.04 with ff 92 / 95, etc. Basically I can be watching a video, or reading a web page, or filling out a forum and firefox becomes ...
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KIOSK - Running Firefox Snap on Ubuntu Core 20 inside Ubuntu-Frame

Appreciate any help in answering if it is possible to run snap version of Firefox on Ubuntu Core 32-bit IoT within Ubuntu-Frame? I'm currently using Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB), but planning to move the SD ...
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firefox gets hidden behind the top bar in Ubuntu 21.10

My Firefox windows continuously get hidden behind the top bar of ubuntu 21.10. I can get it back to normal by changing the windowsize twice (superkey+left arrow, and than superkey+upper arrow). Is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 dragging "INSTALL" from Eclipse Marketplace to Eclipse icon doesn't work

I want to download an Eclipse plugin which doesn't appear on Marketplace window, but is on Marketplace website. I am install it by dragging the "install button" from Firefox to Eclipse, but ...
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how to open many webpages at once from terminal

Before upgrading to 20.04, I routinely opened batches of websites by copy/pasting from a spreadsheet full of URLs into a terminal. For example: firefox nytimes.com & firefox google.com & Each ...
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Firefox display issue after kubuntu-desktop installation

My system specs are as follows. Operating System: Ubuntu 21.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.86.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.13.0-22-generic (64-bit) Graphics Platform:...
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Firefox occasionally not rendering its own window when opened

Sometimes when I open Firefox, the content of Firefox window doesn't render at all, it gets a frame from the window behind and render nothing else. This issue seems relatively random as multiple open/...
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how can i remove second firefox in ubuntu 21.10?

i had firefox snap in ubuntu 21.10. i decided to install firefox apt package and then remove the snap one. so i run apt install firefox and it was installed. but it seems it is another firefox snap ...
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Why is Firefox the default? [duplicate]

I know that at first glance this may seem like an opinion-based question, but there has to be a definitive answer to why the developers chose Firefox rather than a browser like Chromium, even though ...
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Open + Save File window buggy in several applications (resizing left side also changes right side, moving window moves application, etc.)

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04, and several applications (Emacs, Firefox, Okular, Libre Office, OpenSCAD) all have buggy popup windows for opening and saving files. For example, when saving a file in Firefox ...
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What is "Software" field in image file properties?

When we right click on a jpg, a modal "Properties" form pops up. One of the tabs is named "Image". On this tab, for most of my jpgs I see the following property names: Image Type, ...
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why there is no firefox 94 version update for ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04, I've tried updating my firefox browser to the latest version, only the tar file is available on its website and we don't have the latest version on the this page also: http://...
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Firefox Not Playing Videos After Today's Update

Today Ubuntu did a major upgrade on my PC. Unfortunately it has removed "unnecessary" packages. I haven't paid attention to what was being removed, just thought "cool, get rid of ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird can't read /usr to add apps to handlers file

In some recent update I lost all the application handlers in both Firefox and Thunderbird. When I search for "other apps" it reports no permission to access /usr. The directory has 755 ...
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How to import Firefox data on Opera Snap?

I would like to import bookmarks and logins from Firefox into Opera, but this option isn't available, since it's using the snap version. Instead, it only allows to import from a bookmarks file. How ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.3 Problems running Firefox from terminal

I am a fresh user of Ubuntu 20.04.3. I came across a problem with running firefox web browser from the terminal. When I type 'firefox' in the terminal I get the message: ATTENTION: default value of ...
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How to fix SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

I am in the process of moving from Windows to Linux, but I am getting this error while trying to visit certain websites. I am currently using Kubuntu 20.04, but have also tried Manjaro 20.1.6 and ...
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having trouble downloading geckodriver

I have tried to downlaod geckodriver and I have been running into issues. I have downloaded it from the github/com/mozilla/geckodriver section for win64. I extracted it and put it into put my ...
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Firefox 94 when ran from a crontab claims "is already running, but is not responding."

I understand that there are or may be similar questions on here, but this one does not pertain to firejail nor does Firefox have any delays when starting. OS Info: Xubuntu 20.04 DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=&...
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Apparmor problem running firefox snap (Ubuntu 21.10/Xorg)

I've just updated packages and firefox has stopped working. It seems to be an apparmor problem with this appearing in syslog: Nov 21 10:49:03 sean-Latitude-7400 systemd[3078]: Started snap.firefox....
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Add Firefox Developer Edition to Ubuntu's recognized browser

I installed the firefox developer edition with umake, added a .desktop file and can start the browser now via clicking the icon on my application menu. But how do I tell the system (Ubuntu 20.04) that ...
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how to create a web page on web server that will appear when pointing to the web in desktop machine

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS I have 2 VMs, 1 is the web vm and 1 is the desktop vm. I have this requirement where I need to create a simple home page on the web server and show some simple information such as ...
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Firefox not working properly in Ubuntu at WSL

not sure if to post this in this forum or in a Windows one. I have Ubuntu installed in Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL. I have ubuntu-desktop installed and working using VcXsrv. Every time I execute: ...

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