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sync on Firefox between Linux Mint and different platforms

I use Mozilla Firefox and LibreOffice on several different platforms (Windows 10, Android,etc) and I love them both. I recently installed Linux Mint and Firefox and LibreOffice of course came with it ...
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How can I install a .patch for firefox in linux

I have some problems with WebWorkers and crypto in mozilla firefox: I've read that there is a patch here and i would like to try it https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=842818 the patch that ...
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Prevent lockups from badly behaving browser tab?

I've been having some issues on my desktop. Debian 8. Sometimes the system becomes completely unresponsive, for up to fifteen minutes at a time. This almost always happens when I'm running a browser, ...
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Slackware: Firefox not found after using upgradepkg

I'm trying to upgrade from Firefox 24.1 to the latest stable version of Firefox (42.0). Here's what I did: #tar -xf firefox.tarball #cd ./extracted/firefox/files #makepkg -p -l y ../firefox42.tgz #cd ...
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bodhi linux deleted lxterminal [closed]

I deleted loads of stuff to make space on my Bodhi Linux install. Including: Leafpad Midori LXTerminal Openbox LXDE These removals caused: LXTerminal : can't install anything Openbox : can't ...
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is there a way to get the url from current tab in google-chrome?

I used to do that on firefox using a python command, but recently something changed and I can't get the URL anymore! What used to work with firefox: #!/bin/bash current_tab_num () { python2 <...
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Package firefox is not available

I read this article on the basics of pinning. I have a question, I installed debian 8 jessie. There are a few things that I am having trouble with. I would like to install a few packages, like ...
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clearing browser's state about localhost:8086

I am developing on Linux/Debian/x86-64 an application which runs a specialized Web server using libonion -an HTTP server library- (FWIW, my application is the MELT monitor, related to the MELT domain ...
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Pin Firefox to Docky

I've searched around, and only found solutions for Chrome to allow it to be pinned to Docky. Nothing about Firefox. I assume it's the same principle, but I don't know what the StartupWMClass should be....
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Java plugin crashing in Firefox - Fedora 20

I have been wrestling with this for over a day now. I have a Fedora 20 physical system running Firefox 38.0.5. When I go to the java site to verify my version I get an error saying "The Java plugin ...
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Bengali/Indic font connected letters rendering issue

I'm having some issue on Linux Mint 17.2 where Bengali/Bangla font's connected letters are not rendering well while visiting duckduckgo.com. This is how they appear - While they should appear like ...
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Firefox errors when running from terminal

When I run Firefox from the terminal in, I receive many errors. I am quite new to Linux but I suspect that they have to do with my plug-ins. Does anybody know what could be causing this and how I ...
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Xserver sets monitor to sleep after 10 minutes

My installation, Ubuntu server 14.04 with just xorg and firefox installed. The server boots up and immediatly starts firefox with the disired webpage in fullscreen mode. After 10 minutes my monitor ...
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bad javascript performance on mini pc while using firefox

I have a web application and runs firefox (iceweasel) on debian 8. The pc is a mini pc and has 2 GB RAM, 2 Core 1.2 GHz intel celeron cpu, 32 GB SSD Disk and on board intel graphic card. My ...
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How to forward firefox graphics from remote to local system?

I have installed CentOS7 in virtualbox through vagrant. Both guest and host operating system is CentOS7. Guest operating system is minimum installation of centos7 with no graphics. On both system I ...
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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

my font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com (see picture). I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration doesn't seem to work, how can I ...
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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 doesn't open downloads correctly

When I try to open a tarball from the downloads directory with iceweasel it opens it with the VLC-Player. Can I change this behavior?
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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 is JavaScript embedded in a PDF opened with Firefox not executed?

I have embedded 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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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 none 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 Transparent Windows Extension But how do I know when it will complete downloading and installing? There's no notification or ...
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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 am experiencing a strange problem with Firefox though: The Firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the ...
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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

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 plug-...
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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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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 /usr/share/fonts/...
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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 non-...
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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 ...