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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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firefox from command line in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04 firefox is the first icon in the dock and clicking it works fine. But I have many scripts running the command-line firefox (for example opening links to referenced papers in my ...
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Internet stops working for a small interval and then restarts again

So, I experience this problem through Wi-fi and through Ethernet but predominantly on Ethernet. My internet will be working fine until I try to refresh or load a new page at which point Firefox will ...
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Firefox takes looooong to start

Now I know this is a network problem. On Yast (OpenSUSE KDE) there were checkboxes in settings that looked like "Change hostname via DHCP" and "Assign hostname to loopback IP", and disabling both of ...
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Some applications lag in Ubuntu 18.04 installed on AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x system. A few applications like Firefox, Thunderbird, and Terminal lag. For example, in both Firefox and Thunderbird, whenever I right ...
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Firefox Nightly won't update

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I recently noticed that Firefox Nightly was running on version 61 from March, while the latest is version 64 from August. I use the extra ppa and tried to manually update ...
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Firefox downloads opens PDF in LibreOffice

I'm unable to figure out why Firefox is opening PDF files in LibreOffice. This happens when I open the file in the downloads view (the little down area on the toolbar). When I first click on a PDF it ...
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How do I make Thunderbird open HTTPS links in firefox for Thunderbird Add-ons?

I have been trying to figure this out all night. When I try to set a theme in thunderbird it asks for me to select an application to open HTTPS links. I cannot find firefox in any of the folders I ...
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My script run for 30-40 min and then stop. I need to run all the time. [New Problem] [duplicate]

I run my .sh and this script has a very little code inside but after some 40-50 min the script stop to work and freeze. I must kill the script and start it again. Here is the link with pictures of ...
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Firefox freezing with 100% CPU usage for 30 seconds when launching Chromium

Recently I started to observe this very confusing and annoying, not to say worrying behaviour when having Firefox open and then launching Chromium: For around 30 seconds, Firefox' child processes ...
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Firefox not using Hardware rendering, even though I enabled it?

I have a Titan Xp and a Ryzen R7 1700, with Ubuntu 18.04. I recently noticed that while watching Netflix or YouTube, the video is stuttering, I suspect it's skipping frames. I also noticed after that ...
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dropdowns too slow on firefox and chromium after upgrade to 18.04

I don't know why but, since I upgraded from 14.04 version to the newer 18.04, I have been experienced some weird behavior with dropdowns in both of my installed web browsers. I'm using ubuntu 18.04, ...
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channel4.com videos won't play on Firefox 62.0 Ubuntu 18.04

I´m new to Ubuntu, and have got a problem streaming videos from www.channel4.com in the UK. Other sites work fine (BBC iPlayer, YouTube), but not Channel4. Does anyone have a relatively simple ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox with Max size screen

I'm now been on Ubuntu 18.04 for almost a whole day! Each time I bring up Firefox it maximizes to the whole screen so I then to make it a "floating" mask, and to bring things back to what I'm used to, ...
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I can't remove firefox! it is not installed!

I am using Linux Ubuntu 18.04 For some reason I had to remove firefox that came with my Ubuntu installation and download it again. (I guess it is a newer version? they say it is 2x faster). Now when I ...
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Change Ctrl+Tab to Alt+Tab between Tabs Ctrl next to space bar

I have Ctrl and alt tabs switched on my keyboard. The Ctrl+Shift+Tab to move between tabs doesn't work. Mac has an additional modifier(ctrl) but essentially and in Windows I have alleviated this ...
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Firefox search interrupts Ubuntu onscreen-keyboard

When I type in Firefox's search bar it lists suggested addresses. When I type there while using the on-screen keyboard I need to press each key twice for the character to appear. I think that this is ...
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My .SH script stop working after sometime. [Pictures]

I run my .sh and this script has a very little code inside but after some 40-50 min the script stop to work and freeze. I must kill the script and start it again. Here is the link with pictures of ...
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Drag Icons to the Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

I am unable to drag Icons to the Desktop like you can do in Windows. Firefox says that you can drag Icons to the desktop and that doesn't work either. I tried creating desktop icons from scratch as I ...
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Cant change Firefox settings in Ubuntu Software

When I try to play audio from YouTube I cant hear anything so I try to listen to audio on Discord and it works, So I go to Ubuntu Software and I see a setting called play and record sound which is ...
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How to use the display (e.g. a browser) when sudo-ed into root or another user

When I sudo (or gksu) into root or another user (as I sometimes do with sudo -i) I cannot use the display. I know the risks as root, and this is usually when I want to do something as another user ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 streaming video music in Firefox too high problem [closed]

I've read a post some time ago about this problem but haven't paid attention to it, but with Ubuntu 18.04 I'm having this problem, tried again on the web, but no luck. It seems not all video have this ...
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Virus detection in browsers

I have downloaded and installed ubuntu on my home pc. I have firefox (preinstalled) and installed chrome. I am now trying to download a miner to my pc which I know will flag as a virus. Everytime I ...
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Mouse cursor jumps to begining of line when typing on Facebook chat using Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04

According to the title, I have had this problem since I used Ubuntu 16.04. On Chrome, there is no problem. On Firefox, there is no problem with other sites, except Facebook. Problem just happens when ...
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bionic: some fonts are not displayed in firefox (or chrome)

Some fonts are not displayed by Chrome or Firefox. For instance with this page: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto I got an almost blank page instead of the roboto font examples. Same kind of ...
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Cannot launch Firefox from Shell script by crontab [duplicate]

I have added following lines to /etc/crontab to run a script that should launch firefox but it gives error @reboot root /bin/sleep 50;export DISPLAY=:0 && /usr/scripts/launch1.sh the ...
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My shell script won't work on Lubuntu but work on Ubuntu. (Only one command don't work)

I have VM Ubuntu 14.0 and make new VM with Lubuntu so i can use less RAM. But my shell script (the same from Ubuntu) won't close the firefox. I try all commands for killing a proccess (kill,killall......
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Resolve Firefox dpkg error when reinstalling

I wanted to delete Firefox without much experience with Linux. I wanted Chrome to be my default browser, but it doesn't show up on Settings, so I searched with the file explorer 'firefox' and deleted ...
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How to enable the :screenshot command from Firefox Web Console

Firefox’s :screenshot command claims that you can do this: Once you’re in the Web Console, you can type :sc and then hit Tab to autocomplete :screenshot. On my version of Firefox, 61.0.1, ...
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xampp is not running [duplicate]

I installed xampp using: wget https://www.apachefriends.org/xampp-files/5.6.20/xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run sudo su chmod +x xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run ./xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-...
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Is it possible to take out specific tabs from firefox (i mean get links)(by number) from bash or smthing else(for remote usage)? [duplicate]

I want to send command via some messenger's api bot (for example telegram bot) and get response with specific tab(link to some site) but i don't know how to realize that part about taking out firefox ...
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canon ir2520, need to select paper source 'Drawer 1' before printing from FIrefox

Tested from Ubuntu 18.04 with Lubuntu-desktop, in the network containing a number of networked Canon & HP printers. 1st question is, why LibreOffice & Firefox printer list in their Print ...
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Test firefox for virus/hijacker

I am a bit concerned about my firefox being hijacked or something. I went to a website and it opened a pop-up asking firefox to be updated. I knew immediately it was a malicious code because it ...
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Strange behaviour of password fields in Firefox

When I try to clear certain password fields in Firefox by holding backspace, only the last character gets deleted and I have to press backspace repeatedly to remove the remaining characters one by one....
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How can I launch portable firefox app as a separate application?

I like to compartmentalize my internet browsing. I use one browser for work related stuff, one browser personal banking and bills, and another browser for general social related stuff like online ...
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Firefox only uses its default font, can't use any others

Firefox can't seem to use any fonts I've installed. It can list them in the Preferences page under the Fonts & Colors section, but selecting any there doesn't seem to do anything. Also, any CSS ...
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Browserproblem trying to use Skype on Xubuntu

I have installed skype on my Tuxedo-computer with xubuntu 16.04. When trying to use skype online I am said that I do need a Chrome or Microsoft Edge Browser. As browser I use Firefox Web Browser. ...
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Firefox on Unity stops functioning after a while

Ubuntu 17.x or 18.x, if using Unity, Firefox will give an error when opening a new tab, or just plain stop responding when you type a URL or click a bookmark. Closing Firefox and reopening doesn't fix ...
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Why can I not drag and drop files from nautilus file manager to firefox in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I try to drag and drop a file from nautilus to firefox but can't do that.
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zukxd6fkxqn redirect in Firefox

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. While using Firefox occasionally the browser will open another tab then automatically close it. The tab will have an address along the lines of zukxd6fkxqn .com. I know that ...
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Open Tor from specific Firefox urls

I have Firefox and Tor installed on my Ubuntu 18.04. Day to day I mostly use Firefox, but in some specific cases I want to open a webpage using Tor. For example, say I want to open askubuntu.com in ...
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Strange starting behavior of firefox, thunderbird, chromium, Ubuntu 18.04

I am working with Ubuntu 18.04 and notice a strange behavior of programs like firefox, thunderbird or chromium: If I open firefox, it typically takes maybe two minutes until it starts. Same with ...
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how can I find the cookies files to specific websites?

I am using firefox, but I dont really care what browser I use, I just want to find the cookies file to a specific website I am going to. I think the cookies file will tell me things like how I can ...
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Computer not very responsive

Sometimes, your computer may be slow to react - tasks take longer to finish, directories open slower, the kernel does not distribute the loads on the CPU cores very well... Sometimes, this affects ...
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I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox is giving me all kinds of problems, how do I reinstall it?

In the past 3 to 4 months Firefox has decided to start randomly freezing for minutes, starting up slowly. I think my bet is to reinstall it, how would I do it? Even though it's not essential, I ...
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Firefox not getting connected to Internet

Downloaded Firefox, downloaded Burp Suite. I also changed manually the proxy of firefox with address:hostname and port:8080. Now I also downloaded foxy-proxy an addon and under add new proxy i have ...
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Slow internet on Ubuntu while using Firefox but not Windows

About 1 in 5 times that I access a web site, Firefox shows a white screen and a little loading icon in the tab for 5-20 seconds, then the web page shows up. My machine is a dual boot and it does not ...
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Browser game issue on Firefox Kubuntu 18.04

When I play browser games they usually don't load at all like this or they load up and their icons look weird like this I have latest version of Firefox, all my drivers are updated and my Flash ...
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How to enable Firefox Screenshots button on Firefox 61.0.1 on Ubuntu 18.04

What do I need to do in order to enable FireFox Screenshots in my version of Firefox, so that I do not have to use the Shift+F2 command line to generate a full page screenshot? The dropdown on my ...
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Gnome native host connector not working with Snap apps

I need to get the native host connector working with Snap version of latest Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 so that I can install Gnome extensions from extensions.gnome.org. As it is now, I get the error ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Firefox 61.0.1 not resolving zeroconf hosts

I've installed Firefox 61.0.1 for provided by "Ubuntu Software". Try to access to some zeroconf hosts (machine.local). It's not working. The zeroconf hosts resolving works globally (Chromium, commands ...