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play MIDI (*.mid) files in firefox

Many of the (German) Wikipedia articles about bands contain short music samples, like the one for Emerson, Lake & Palmer. (Look for the speaker symbols). Firefox then asks for an application to ...
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Context menus and dropboxs opening in wrong screen

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 using a FullHD laptop and a FullHD external screen. Ocasionally, some apps, namely Firefox, will open dropdowns in the wrong screen, for instance, trying to open the menu in ...
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Internet connection only through VPN after forced shut down

When on campus, I can only access the internet via the university's VPN. The connection is established by the Cisco Annyconnect Client (version 4.1). I also set the proxy in the browser. All according ...
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Iceweasel doesnt open downloads correctly

When I try to open a tarball from the downloads with iceweasel it opens it with the VLC-Player. Can I change it somehow?
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How to write SElinux policy to restrict access to Mozilla Firefox? [closed]

I would like to restrict access to Firefox browser by enabling SElinux with enforcing mode. Current OS is Ubuntu 14.04.
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UI freezes when I open many tabs in browser

When I open many tabs on browser, UI completely freezes. In some cases I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 twenty or thirty times, after 15 minutes UI unfreeze, I switch to text terminal, kill browser and after that ...
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Differences in Ubuntu packaging? Eclipse vs. Firefox

Installing a reasonably recent version of Eclipse on Ubuntu (as its upstream Debian) requires a manual install (downloaded directly from the Eclipse website, or a PPA if one can be found). Compare the ...
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Why Javascript embebed in PDF opened with Firefox in Linux is not executed?

I have embebed a simple Javascript (app.alert messagebox) in a PDF using Didier Stevens pdf-tools. Then I open that PDF in Firefox in Linux and the Javascript is not executed. The messagebox is not ...
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Remove firefox and install iceweasel Kali linux

dpkg-divert: error: `diversion of /usr/bin/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox.real by iceweasel' clashes with `diversion of /usr/bin/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu by firefox-mozilla-build' dpkg: error ...
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Update global firefox addons automatically

You can install firefox (or thunderbird) addons for all users of the same system. (See how-to-add-a-thunderbird-addon-globally, same applies for firefox) How can these be automatically updated?
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Middle mouse button behaviour in Iceweasel (FireFox): paste at *text* cursor

In Iceweasel under Gnome on Debian Jessie, the middle mouse button exhibits the following behaviour: If clicked on a hyperlink, it opens the link in a new tab. If clicked anywhere in an editable ...
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How to launch an application with different Gtk+ 2 theme?

I know this question has been asked a lot, but non of the answers could solve the issue. Here is my problem: I'm trying to use a dark Gtk+ theme, and everything goes fine with native Gtk+ apps, and ...
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how to keep track gnome extensions download and install progress?

For example, i open Firefox and then turn on Transparent Windows at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/684/transparent-windows/ But how do i know when it will done downloaded and installed ? ...
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How to prevent Google Chrome from circumventing the default browser settings?

After I installed Google Chrome on my work laptop, Pidgin links open with Chrome even though Firefox is set as my default browser. Pidgin is using sensible-browser to open links. How can I get ...
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I experience a strange problem with Firefox though: The firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the rest ...
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Can't test Java installation as normal user

I have installed java and firefox. root@localhost:/home/debian# java -version java version "1.8.0_45" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14) Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 25.45-b02, ...
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Firefox keeps asking me if I want to deactivate flash (on websites that don't have flash content)

I am running the latest version of firefox and manjaro 64 bit, and the latest, old version of flash because there aren't other options. I have been using Linux for like 10 or more years, and the ...
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Unable to close pages in Firefox after hiding the tab bar

So in my style.css which affects the look of Firefox I hid the tab bar using display: none !important; which should only hide the tab bar but now when I go to close tabs (using "d" in ...
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No full-screen with pepperflash in Firefox

Because the use of the default flashplugin-installer v.11.2 entails this problem, and in a more severe form, as the answer accepted there doesn't work, I have preferred, instead of digging farther in ...
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Switching sound card without restarting the browser

Does anyone know if Iceweasel (Firefox) runs HTML5 audio/video in a separate process that can be restarted? With Flash I can restart plugin-container after changing the sound card in ~/.asoundrc. With ...
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firefox 38 hanging with corporate proxy and winbind?

I seem to have broken firefox 38 and it is unusable. It just hangs and freezes for long periods of time ranging from a few seconds up to infinity - usually in steps at the authentication prompt for ...
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Firefox browser works badly with multimedia, Fedora 22

At first, a short pre-history: After unsuccessful upgrade with fedup from fedora 20 to 22, I reinstalled fedora 22 with live usb. I had partitions for /, /boot, /usr and /home, so I rewrited only ...
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How to test TLS version intolerance?

After updating to Mozilla Firefox 38, we could see "Secure connection failed" message on a few HTTPS website. If we put the websites on exclude list with "security.tls.insecure_fallback_hosts" - ...
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web-based consoles and special characters

I sometimes handle virtual-machines in VMware vCloud Director console or in Digital Ocean web console. Both work in browsers. I have also managed some RSA adapters on IBM servers which use Java ...
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CentOS 6.3 - Firefox icon missing after reinstall

On CentOS 6.3, I have reinstalled FireFox to latest version using following set of commands: yum remove firefox cd /usr/local wget ...
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Multiple instances of Firefox over X11

I have a jump server that I use to log into to access the other application server over a VPN. However this jump server is used by many people. so if one persons open Firefox to be forwarded over ...
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Download a webpage by putting everything it needs in a dedicated directory?

To download a webpage ( its html file and other files needed by it), wget seems to mirror the directory structure of the files of the webpage on the website server When in a web browser (e.g. Firefox ...
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(X) copy/paste buffer overwritten by Firefox autocomplete/autosuggestion

Firefox replaces the X selection with partial URL when it auto completes an URL typed in the Location Bar. How can this be prevented? If I select some text with the mouse, I can then paste it ...
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AppArmor: Are multiple profiles per application (Firefox, Thunderbird) possible? Syntax?

Is there a way to create an AppArmor profile for each Firefox profile, when running multiple profiles off a single installation of Firefox? Or more generally for any application supporting multiple ...
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Linux Fedora 20, Adobe Flash plugin

I am little confused about whether I may update Adobe Flash plugin for Firefox, on a Fedora 20 machine. Everytime I try to see, say, a youtube video, I get a warning message about my Flash plugin ...
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Using XFCE, screen goes black when I exit YouTube's full-screen mode

I'm running Ubuntu on my chromebook using crouton, and have encountered a strange problem: whenever I try to exit a fullscreen YouTube video, the screen of my computer goes completely black and the ...
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Running Firefox in Xvfb: extension “RANDR” missing on display

I'm trying run Firefox headless with Xvfb in Debian 7.8. I run Xvfb (I tried with +extension RANDR and -extension RANDR) $ sudo Xvfb :10 -ac [dix] Could not init font path element ...
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Is it possible to mask a file with a different one?

I'm trying to solve the problem that I have two OS (Windows 7/Debian) which I want to enable to share certain data from lets say Firefox/Iceweasel. My Setup Basically there's profile folder A on an ...
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Firefox: Running external programs on click

Is there a way to make firefox stream youtube videos in an external player (eg vlc) when you click on a youtube video? More generally, is it possible to run an external script upon clicking certain ...
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PDF documents can only be saved, not opened

When I click on a PDF link in Iceweasel (Firefox in Debian) there is no option to open the document, only to save it. In Edit -> Preferences -> Applications I have set the action for PDF documents to ...
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Using breeze-dark with non-KDE apps?

TL;DR summary: is there a knowledge base anywhere for getting stuff like firefox to work well with breeze-dark? The new light-on-dark KDE theme, breeze-dark, is great. I love it. However, some ...
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Why can't Firefox open a link with a shell script that uses `source`?

I am attempting to use GRC's SQRL client in Wine, using this shell script to launch it. I have a couple helper scripts that I source, in order to reduce code duplication. An example of one such ...
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I'd like to run a few terminal commands from inside vim

There are two common things I do when I code something. I either open that file in the browser or run it in node. So I'd like to create a couple of shortcuts inside vim to that effect. I'd like F5 to ...
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Firefox loses focus when switching keyboard layouts

I use many different keyboard layouts and I do change them often. That is why I defined keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon (alt+F1, alt+F2 and so on). Now, this works ok in the applications I use, except ...
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Firefox not installing on xfce

I'm running XFCE on a Samsung Chromebook. I clicked on application menu, went to internet, and opened the Firefox installer. I clicked install and it said "waiting for authorization". I waited then ...
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Firefox font problem

I installed Firefox and have some issues with changing display fonts and default paragraph fonts. I tried to change the fonts in preferences > content settings but no changes showed. Has anyone ...
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Open Firefox twice (with same profile)

There are tons of resources that tell how to run several instances of Firefox in parrallel. I can't find any that tells me how to configure a command (on a command line, start menu item, or panel ...
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Firefox in Docker, failed in isolation

While experimenting with docker, I realized I can run a browser in a container for improved security. I managed to start with a clean Docker Fedora, in which I installed the openssh-daemon package. ...
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firefox OpenBSD 5.6 Error no display specified

I bought the 3 CD set for OpenBSD 5.6 and installed OpenBSD 5.6, but it may have used an http site. The installation was successful, signify was happy. Then, I installed the packages on an i386 ...
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Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?

I try to launch Firefox over SSH, using ssh -X user@hostname and then firefox -no-remote but it's very very slow. How can I fix this? Is it a connection problem?
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1Password & Wine on Linux Mint

When I run 1Password (Windows version) using Wine on Linux Mint, should the belonging browser add-on running natively in Firefox work, or must the browser also run in Wine? Is there any settings or ...
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What are the files required by nss-passwords?

I want to access my Mozilla Firefox passwords with the command-line without the complete profile folder. What are the files required by nss-passwords?
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What does “Error code 1” mean when upgrading Firefox port?

I have several of these errors while trying to upgrade Firefox. I have updated my ports. Here are the last few lines of Firefox install: ===> Registering installation for ...
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Just open the link [duplicate]

I just want to open a website link using the terminal in ubuntu. I am using the following code:- firefox https://anylink.com the problem is that once this command is executed, the terminal does not ...
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Strange firefox bugs following migration of home areas to NAS drive

We run a small linux cluster of 20 hosts running rhel(5and6). Each host has a native user nm with the home area mounted on the machine /export/home/nm. We use NIS/NFS for individual user accounts. ...