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How do I watch protected flash videos (such as on nbcolympics.com) using Linux?

For people from the US with certain cable TV subscriptions, NBC offers footage of the 2014 winter Olympics from a website, nbcolympics.com. However, I find I am unable to view any of the video ...
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How do I install Flash plugin for Firefox in Slackware 14.1?

I searched on Google but the tutorials I found said they had to paste the plugin in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins But this folder does not exist! Can someone help me?
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Sometimes don't have permission to create new folders on an NTFS partition in Evince

My hard drive has an NTFS partition mounted under Ubuntu 12.04. I use Evince as the default application to open PDF files downloaded under Firefox. I often save copies of PDF files opened in Evince ...
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Error updating firefox: Error: Package: xulrunner-last-26.0-2.el6.remi.x86_64 (remi)

This is my first time with RHEL. I am using RHEL 6, 64 bit. I want to update Firefox, so I downloaded firefos for 64 bit. Here are the files I got: [root@xilinx firefox]# ls application.ini ...
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Downloading files in Skype and Firefox stops Audacious under Gnome

Strangely, when someone sends me a file on Skype and I click to open it, my music player Audacious stops playing and the playlist gets messed up (some random mp3s appear inside) and the file on skype ...
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Facebook games will not work on xubuntu 11.10 how do I fix?

I just had xubuntu 11.10 put on my computer and know nothing about the system. Adobe flash player is installed and up to date, I have only had this running for a few days. My YouTube works just fine ...
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Which library files are needed to run a binary with an alternate libc version?

I built Firefox 26 on Mint 16 because the Ubuntu 10.04 build utilities are too old to build it. It does need to run on 10.04, however, since that's the target OS I'm building for. It built and runs ...
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uninstalling iceweasel with apt-get autoremove

When I try to uninstall iceweasel it wants to uninstall dependencies like 'gnome' and 'gnome-core', which of course I don't want. I tried to follow several instructions in apt-get - autoremove wants ...
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Firefox or Chromium command-line arguments to set fullscreen and control start page

On http://susestudio.com/, there's an option to enter custom command line scripts. How do I write one that changes the default homepage and sets the browser full screen?
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Can Firefox browser plugin/addon do bad things to your files?

Firefox is open source software and can't be intended to do bad things, but the plugins, as I know, aren't open source. Can they be intended to do bad things? Is there any good idea to supervise them ...
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How to force applications to not start maximised in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: ssh -X user@host firefox (or some other X application). Maximise the window. Close the application. Open the application in Awesome WM (tried only locally, but should also work ...
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Why starting firefox (from command line) in VM starts the firefox in the host machine and vice-versa?

I have a SLED 10 host machine and I am using a SLES 10 VM via ssh -X. When I start firefox in my VM using firefox & then it runs the firefox which is installed in the VM. So that's fine. ...
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Opening Firefox from terminal [duplicate]

When I type firefox in terminal, it starts Firefox but the terminal "hangs". What is happening behind the scenes? Can I open Firefox from terminal and keep on using the same terminal tab for other ...
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Upgrade to latest version of firefox in RHEL 5.6

I have RHEL 5.6 (32 bit OS) in my system. I have firefox (17.0.10) installed in my system. I tried to upgrade the firefox to the latest version. First I did, yum update firefox and got no packages ...
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Is it possible to have a seperate firefox profile for root?

There's a shared office PC that employees can use to surf / look up information on, etc. There are times when it would be convenient for me to use the same PC to check my email / log into secure ...
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Network connecting trouble shooting

I am trying to connect to the network of my school. With Windows 7 + IE it is not problem at all. I connect to it, no matter what web-page I try to reach, I get forwarded to ...
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How can I find out where the firefox bin is?

I am trying to add Firefox to my PATH like in this tutorial. I have Firefox in the Applications folder of my GUI on my mac book air. I am familiar with adding locations to my path. But I don't know ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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A Chromebook-like distro based on Firefox OS?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make an operating system distro based on the same principle as Firefox OS or ChromeOS. One which is basically a Gnu/Linux kernel / core of tools combined with ...
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WebGL in Firefox - Debian Squeeze

I'm trying to get working WebGL on Firefox without success, I tried forcing WebGL in the Firefox configuration and updating the Mesa drivers, but it's still not working. It's working on Opera, so the ...
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How to set firefox homepage from terminal?

I am trying to configure firefox from a script. I have already hit a wall establishing the deafault homepage. Found some old info what does not work anymore: echo ...
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Map a symbol to a specific key

I have the following problem: I use the intl variant of gb keyboard layout, i.e., what you get with: setxkbmap -layout gb -variant intl I use gmail in Firefox, and for some reason, the gmail ...
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Installing Firefox add-on globally without extracting the .xpi archive

Since the great -install-global-extension option was removed in Gecko 1.9.2 (for no obvious reason, as usual), copying the extension (as root) to /usr/lib/iceweasel/extensions/<appid> is now the ...
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Configure add-to-tranmission-daemon-action in firefox?

How do I configure firefox such that a clicked bittorent link is automatically added to a transmission daemon that runs on a remote machine? The transmission daemon is available via ...
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How can I recover suspended processes after restarting X?

I had several instances of Firefox running, which I suspended. I think I used 'the GUI' (KDE's System Activity), which I think is the same as kill -19. Normally this works fine - I can resume the ...
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firefox not displaying youtube videos correctly in Linux Mint 15 olivia

I'm running Linux mint 15 olivia, Xfce 32-bit version. I try to access youtube videos in the latest Firefox, but the videos displays incorrectly for some reason. I do have flash installed, but I see ...
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Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination

I, actualy, don't know where to ask this, but this can be related to Linux. Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination, even if there's a default download destination folder set up ...
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Package php5-json breaks firephp

Background Recently I upgraded php to version 5.5. Within this upgrade module for json was moved out from php5 package into a new package php5-json. So I installed it. Now the connection with ...
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Firefox seems fully loaded, but browser window does not appear for minutes

I think this started since the last Firefox update a few days ago, but I might be mistaken. The first time I noticed the problem was a few days ago anyway. What I do: Click the Firefox icon Wait. ...
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How to setup Kiosk type functionality in Linux mint cinnamon? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon. I want to setup the computer to act as a kiosk, where the user can only really interact with Firefox in full screen mode. What is the easiest way to lock the machine ...
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Installing firefox in debian 7

I'm new the Debian 7, I can't install my Mozilla Firefox, can someone recommend me a working way to install it properly.
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iceweasel (firefox) browser re-installation

I uninstalled my browser (iceweasel) from Add/Remove Software option in Kali Linux.At the time of removal it asked for one dependent package also to be uninstalled that I don't remember. But now when ...
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volume adjustment makes fullscreen video playing de-maximize [closed]

When playing youtube videos in fullscreen, any adjustment of audio (volume +, volume -, mute) using the volume buttons on my laptop makes the fullscreen de-maximize. To make matters still worse, ...
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Where does Firefox store its cookies on Linux?

Where does Firefox store cookies in Linux? I searched everywhere but did not find anything.
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Is Firefox for Linux generally unstable? [closed]

Started using Firefox in the early days and have used it as main browser for a long time. Under Windows, where I used it a lot until approximately 2011, I generally seldom had problems with it. ...
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How to tell Chromium-browser to run a url as single instance not multiple instances?

I have a web application which crawls data and any browser download it first the second one will not get that crawl informations. While using Chromium-browser in a PC i start as below: $ ...
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Launch a GUI browser on server without a GUI? [duplicate]

What's a simple way to launch a browser on an server that doesn't have a GUI, but needs a GUI-like browser? Something like Firefox or Chrome. I need to trigger a page load but it needs full javascript ...
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Firefox error message when adding client certificate signed by CA

I'm getting this message when I'm trying to add a certificate to Firefox's "your certificate tab". I generated and signed it before by a server which also is a CA. Failed to decode the file. ...
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Are Icecat and Iceweasel different projects?

I was interested in finding Firefox 'clones' in Linux when I heard about Icecat and Iceweasel. But while Icecat can be installed with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && ...
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Portable Firefox Linux

I've installed latest firefox linux-x86_64 from ftp.mozilla.com on a usb device and created a new profile file with the -P command. Unfortunately, the application does not recognize the flash plugin ...
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Is there a way to convert IE favourites to Firefox's bookmark.htm format?

After switching from Windows to Linux, I am left with a favourite directory containing subfolders and .url files, each file containing a few lines of text that look like this: [DEFAULT] ...
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Adblock rule to block g+ / twitter / etc. [closed]

Looks like this rule works to blocking facebook domain, when not visiting the facebook domain (ex.: "like/share" etc. buttons on other pages then facebook): ! don't allow facebook outside facebook.. ...
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Firefox unable to access domains defined in /etc/hosts if Network Manager is disconnected from a network

For developing web sites, I define test domains in /etc/hosts : 127.0.0.1 example.org I can then access example.org in the browsers. However I when the Network Manager is not connected to any ...
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Priviledge separation for Firefox (aka: how to secure webbrowsing)

I do this on Scientific Linux 6.3 (to implement it, it requires a minimal Linux knowledge): Shared directory for downloads Remember you can only copy from or to this directory, never "move" files ...
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How do Firefox and Chrome render JPEG images on Linux?

I'm having trouble with Firefox and Chrome for some time now and it's very irritating. Neither of these browsers will render JPEG images. Konqueror and Opera are fine though. What libraries I can ...
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How to easily install Google Chrome and Firefox on RHEL 5.4 (RedHat)?

I heard that it should be not that hard to install Google Chrome and the latest Firefox on RHEL 5.4. (the OS our company support is only up to RHEL 5.4). It probably requires some make install and ...
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Is the maximinm value of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests still 8?

I've detected some slowness in Firefox 17 under Fedora 18, so I decided to modify some configuration options. So, the question is: Does someone know if the maximum value of ...
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Why can't I resize or maximize Firefox 17 under Sawfish?

I just upgraded from Firefox 16 to Firefox 17.0.1, and my Firefox windows lost their maximize button. The maximize-window command does nothing either. Switching to full screen mode in Firefox makes ...
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Broken package system in Linux Mint - Firefox looks like the culprit

Synaptic and the likes are giving me this error: You have 1 broken package on your system. I have tried to use the fix broken packages option but Synaptic simply crashes. It seems that Firefox ...
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How to get the latest Flash in non-Chrome browsers?

Adobe have recently stopped updating their Flash distribution for Linux. So, version numbers are being frozen at 11.2(.212), and only security updates are being back-ported. I noticed here that ...