Questions tagged [firefox]

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error attempting to download Firefox

Here's the error message: E: http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 firefox amd64 62.0.3+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1560:8001::...
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Running two browsers with separate network interfaces

I need to connect to the internet via wifi connection with firefox while maintaining ethernet connection to another router via second separate firefox setup installed with snap. How do i do such a ...
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Context menu opens with the mouse pointer in the middle of it [duplicate]

Beginning early this past week sometime I noticed the right-click context menu in Firefox opens with the mouse pointer right in the middle of it. As a result it usually selects "Inspect Element" ...
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Firefox Auto Scrolling Starts Automaticly

When I checked the opiton auto scrolling in general options and use it I realize it's starting instantly. I mean the page staring to scrolling down. As if I had already clicked and then slid down the ...
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Multimedia-Content

I can not display multimedia content in some browsers (Epiphany + Vivaldi). Firefox + Chromium works fine. I manually copied the Chromium codec into the Vivaldi directory. Unfortunately, did not help. ...
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Failed to open shm/Too many open files error with Firefox [closed]

I just recently swapped to Elementary OS and I planned to stay, however I am getting a terrible browsing experience. Every time I use Firefox it will at some point crash and die, with weird graphical ...
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Firefox Dev Edition as Default Browser

I manually installed Firefox Developer Edition, added it to the dock, and set it as my default browser. All was good, but now it displays a secondary gear icon in the dock when I open it by clicking a ...
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Firefox 65 gives a blank page when minimized/maximized

I might be in the wrong place and maybe should report this to Mozilla, but no one else seems affected by searching around, so I believe it might be elementary OS-specific. Since version 65, when you ...
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Firefox Dropdowns in wrong location

I recently started using elementary OS and installed Firefox as my browser. I'm currently having a problem with the dropdowns, like the context menu or the input suggestion as they appear in wrong ...
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Firefox unresponsive after upgrade to version 65

Recently I installed the latest release of Firefox stable, version 65. Since the upgrade, Firefox is unusable. When attempting to load a web page, both through bookmarks and typed in addresses, it ...
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How do I move the X (close) button on Firefox to the left?

As you can see above, the close button is on the right Windows-style. But I want to make it fit with the elementary look. I think this requires messing around with Firefox's userChrome.css but I have ...
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Video freezes when watching videos

When i watch videos on youtube using firefox or Epiphany the video freezes when i do nothing for a few minutes and i have to move the mouse so that the video continues it's a very annoying problem if ...
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mouse right click double clicks?

I have an annoying issue with Firefox and epiphany when I right click on a link to open it in a new tab, it does not give me the chance to click it, it clicks by it self I have to hold the right click ...
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Firefox right click issue

is anybody else having this annoying issue with Firefox? when I right-click the little window that pops-up clashes with the mouse, making it difficult to choose what to select.
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Firefox Context Menus are weird and don't work correctly

I'm having an issue where I right click and as soon as I release the button, it selects the option where the mouse is like I left-clicked. Also, context menus are appearing in the middle of where my ...
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Firefox right button on selected text start Inspect Tool not right button menu

I test Elementary OS 5.0 (Juno). When I use Firefox and select some text press right button I get strange behavior. I do not see the menu but I see the Inspect tool from Firefox. My question is this ...
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Why Epiphany over Firefox?

Dear ElementaryOS users, a questions popped up in my mind: why should anyone use Epiphany over Firefox? Mine is NOT a blind criticism on the elementary team, rather a pure curiosity. In Elementary ...
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How do I install Firefox Developer Edition on ElementaryOS?

The download link on the Firefox Developer Edition page just downloads a .tar.bz2 file. Have tried the following methods: Umake sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make sudo apt-get ...
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Firefox open containing folder cannot find location [closed]

I have Loki 0.4.1 installed with Firefox 60.0.1. I have some folder created in my download folder which have spaces in them, if I download to any of these folders and then try and select open ...
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missing /opt for firefox esr install

wanted to install firefox esr via the package from mozilla.com and still want to. Found an guide to do so which includes to unpack the package to /opt = "sudo tar -xvjf firefox-10.0.2.tar.bz2 -C /opt"....
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In pantheon-files, right click -> open with -> other applications displays a small window with a list of applications. How do I add a new entry to it?

So I installed firefox in /opt/ and I'm using it normally but I want it to also be the default pdf viewer. I did gvfs-mime --set application/pdf firefox.desktop and now firefox is the default ...
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Firefox title bar and tabs merge

Since firefox update to 57 none of hide titlebar addons work. Is there a way to merge title bar with tabs, so that lines in picture provided belove becomes one? I tried merging with firefox settings,...
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How can I roll back Firefox back to previous version?

After doing a dist-upgrade Firefox got updated to the latest version, how can I go back to the previous version?
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Making torrential my default torrent client

Good morning, I have installed a Torrential however I am no table to use it. When I try to download a torrent, Elementary offers the list of torrent clients, but Torrential is not amongst them. Also, ...
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Does Firefox or Chrome work on this O/S

I installed Elementary O/S on my 2007 macbook, found it is very slow and the Built in browser does not work. Is there a version of Firefox or Chrome that work on this O/S ? I want to try this O/S on ...
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How should I uninstall/remove Adobe Shockwave Flash in elementary OS?

I can disable it in my Firefox browser, but how to delete it completely?
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Title bars on Chrome and Firefox changed after update 1/20/17

Did anyone notice after the update today (Jan 20) that the title bars in Chrome and Firefox have changed? There is a clear division between the tab bar area and the top window border. This did not ...
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Did I install Firefox right and safely?

I didn't realize firefox could be downloaded inside of OS so I went online and found this code to type in the terminal. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firefox Is there any ...
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Open url from terminal in chrome

When I click on the link just echoed, it is opened in firefox. Earlier such links from terminal were opened in chrome. But then I made firefox as my default browser. Then on wards these links are ...
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How Do I Get RuTube.ru To Play Videos?

How can I play RuTube videos? Here is the link to the site, its a Russian version of YouTube. RuTube The videos on this site won't play using Chromium or Firefox browsers. They play on my phone ...
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Firefox 49.0 doesn't show words in italics on Wikipedia

I have encountered a weird problem with the recent version of Mozilla Firefox (49.0) on Loki. There seems to be a bug when displaying Wikipedia pages - words in italics are simply left out. See e.g. ...
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Firefox version not the newest

Why doesn't the AppCenter download the latest version of Firefox 49.0.1? Is there a way to install it?
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Firefox “Reader View” introduces static to my sound

When I open the Reader View in Firefox, it adds some disturbing static, whenever sound is played (e.g. youtube, music player, system sounds from the wingpanel...). Neither exiting the Reader View nor ...
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Firefox doesn't remember the last download location in Loki [closed]

I am aware this doesn't look like elementary-specific but more like a Firefox specific thing, but in fact I only see this with Firefox in elementary OS Loki. It didn't happened in Freya, it doesn't ...
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Firefox addons after update [Loki Beta] [closed]

I'm using the Loki Beta (Installed from Beta 1 and only updated apps). Today I've installed a few new updates to elementary OS and elementary Apps, after these updates I opened Firefox and I've found ...
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Firefox Filechooser Dialogs don't have a select/save button in Loki [duplicate]

I'm currently trying out Loki, and it's running quite fine as far as I see. Only real annoyance: Firefox is currently showing a bug. If I open a Filechooser in Firefox, no matter if its for saving a ...
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Why does Firefox keep creating a ~/Desktop folder?

This is more of a puzzle than a problem: Every time I start Firefox, a "Desktop" folder is created in my home folder (home/me/Desktop). I delete it, use Firefox, it comes back. Am I sure it's ...
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Why is Software Updater making me install all these FIrefox language packs, even if I don't have Firefox installed?

I'm using a clean install of Freya (made about a month ago), and suddenly Software Updater started including all these language packs. I had the same issue with a previous install of Freya; it just ...
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Freya crashes when exiting full-screen from youtube

As I exit out of full-screen from youtube, the picture on the computer is frozen. I can still hear the audio and the cursor can move but I cannot interact with the OS and the screen seems to be frozen....
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

It can be done in Fedora with the Gnome 3 theme: http://fedoramagazine.org/make-firefox-look-native-fedora/ It should be like this: but it looks like this:
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How to add Firefox to Dock?

I installed Firefox by doing this: 1. wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/42.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-42.0.tar.bz2 2. tar -xjvf firefox-42.0.tar.bz2 3. sudo rm -...
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Firefox and Libreoffice UI is broken

I had some troubles with my UI(like windows classic), can someone help me?
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How can I theme Firefox to suit elementary?

I undertand Midori is the default browser but have installed Firefox and would like to make it look nice. The theme most people seem to use is unavailable for Firefox 41. Any ideas on other good ...
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Certain web content being blocked

For a few months now I've been having this issue where sometimes content from websites are blocked. A few examples are scripts being blocked so I'm unable to log in to certain websites, on Android ...
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Full uninstall firefox nightly

I tried a lot of commands to remove firefox, but when I install again, profiles continue on computer, but the problem aren't the profiles, the problem is some rendering problems, I can't see the link ...
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Firefox GTK3 build(s) not usable/working [closed]

I'm using firefox from this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/ubuntu/firefox-next Just today I got Firefox 42 beta, which is the first version linked to GTK3 instead of GTK2. The ...
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Kernel 3.13.0-63-lowlatency - All up-to-date - Error at open firefox 40: Failed to load module “pantheon-filechooser-module”

After update my system and reboot, at open Firefox I receive this error return: [33] 05:57:27 sergio@freya ~ $ firefox (process:8010): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size =...
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Access Flash Player global settings (Firefox)

I am trying to access the Flash player global setting however when I right click it instantly closes the options and opens a new tab then goes to the Flash Player help site. On Ubuntu this issue can ...