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My Firefox shortens names of the files I download [closed]

My Firefox automatically shortens the names of the files I download. For example, 231546798_20110608.pdf becomes 2315.pdf. I later realized that it may relate to the long name of the path into which ...
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How to change Firefox icon shown on panel and menus?

I installed Firefox on Linux Mint Debian Edition with the Cinnamon desktop. This Firefox package doesn't use the regular Firefox icon, with the fox curled around the world ; it has what I call the ...
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How to change Firefox language?

I have a Scientific Linux on my notebook (installed with German language). I installed Firefox with a simple "yum install firefox". But I need Firefox with Hungarian language. How can I configure ...
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firefox launch failed: X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication

I logged into a Linux server (RHEL) from an linux desktop. There is not any error message at login, but I failed to launch firefox and see the following error emessage: [myname@myserver ~]$ firefox ...
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Xvfb or Firefox throwing errors & gratuitously logging

per the answer to this question, I'm running Xvfb to make a virtual display so firefox will run on my CentOS server. (I don't need to see firefox or do any actual key or screen input/output with ...
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Firefox not rendering some pages well

I recently installed ArchLinux on my macbook Alu. I've installed the nvidia proprietary graphics, and Gnome3. I have Firefox 10 installed with pacman. However Firefox is not rendering some pages ...
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Installing flash player for Firefox

I would like to install Flash player for Firefox on Linux. I downloaded the .tar.gz, and there are some compiled shared libraries. I am not sure how to make them work, and I am looking for a hint. ...
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Where does Firefox 10 look for plugins?

I installed Firefox 10 into ~/firefox. I've downloaded Adobe Flash Player into ~/flashplayer. In the past, I could symlink libflashplayer.so into ~/firefox/plugins. But now, when I look, there is no ...
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How/why can Firefox packages work on all Linuxes?

How/why can a Firefox 64bit (or 32bit) package work on different Linux distributions since each Linux distribution has a different version for gcc, glibc, linux kernel, etc. ?
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install firefox in ubuntu-server edition

I have ubuntu server edition installed and I want to install firefox inside it , I don't want full ubuntu-desktop package just a minimal setup which would let me run firefox inside ubuntu-server 10.04 ...
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How to make Firefox 9 read stdin?

An earlier question got several nice answers involving stdin, none of which work in Firefox 9.0.1 (Edit: because I didn't read that you had to start a new Firefox process to make them work (thanks ...
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Unprettyfied SSL error message?

I am trying to authenticate using my USB smartcard reader to a website. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with its most up to date Firefox browser 3.6.24. I get the following error message: Secure ...
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Firefox 3.6 end of life when? [closed]

When will be Firefox 3.6 end of lifetime?
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Are there any fresh versions of Firefox for Scientific-Linux [or RHEL] available offically?

No, I not really want to compile Firefox from source, and I don't want to add any untrusted 3rd party repositories. Google tells me there aren't any solution for having a fresh version of Firefox on ...
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Problem with executing Firefox version 9.0.1

I cannot run firefox version 9.0.1. When i try to execute the binary firefox I get an error -bash: ./firefox: cannot execute binary file. The info returned by file is as follows: firefox: ELF 32-bit ...
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Convergence with Firefox 3.6?

On many Linux distributions by default there is only Firefox 3.6. However, when I try to install Convergence I get: How can I install Convergence on a distro that runs Firefox 3.6 (e.g. ...
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Why are there Firefox 3.6 in the Linux repositories [closed]

Linux repositories=I mean "in general". So why aren't there any newer version of Firefox available in the repositories? [Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.]
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Why does Stackoverflow in Iceweasel cause high CPU usage for Xorg?

If I go to the front page of this site, and hit page down/page up repeatedly, it's pretty quick, and firefox-bin (iceweasel) uses maybe 50% CPU, Xorg uses maybe 40%. If I go to Stackoverflow's main ...
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How do I “fix” Flash?

I’m brand new to linux and, coming from Windows, I sometimes find it quite daunting. I managed to install openSUSE and after much trial and error I discovered how to install some software, and ...
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how to make firefox read stdin

echo '<h1>hello, world</h1>' | firefox cat index.html | firefox These commands don't work. If firefox can read stdin, I can send html to firefox via pipe. Is it possible to make firefox ...
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How to bypass flash version check in linux firefox and use Gnash

Is it possible, and how, for Gnash to present itself as Adobe Flash to avoid "install Adobe Flash" messages while viewing flash-based websites?
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How is FireFox running on a virtual machine that has no display?

I am using a Red Hat virtual machine, accessible only remotely. However when I use the top command, one of the displayed processes taking up the most memory is firefox, located at ...
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How to run an app in a framebuffer?

If I can see a movie from the console (like in this post), then how can I use other apps like Firefox from the console? I'm looking for something that works in Ubuntu, Fedora, or OpenBSD.
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Firefox not working past opening

Firefox is not working/responding after I open it. No buttons will work. It has been updated twice plus an uninstall and install. I am on PinguyOS 10.10 64bit. The same Firefox is working on ...
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How do I deploy Firefox Bookmarks for all Users in Network?

I have a bash-script for installing Firefox which is downloaded and executed from every client workstation in the network. The script is on the server and all workstations are running Ubuntu. Now I ...
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How to make Firefox open mailto: links with mutt in terminal

All I want to do is pass mailto: links to urxvt -e mutt -F ~/path/to/muttrc with the rest of the mailto: URL appended. I've tried every script I can find online that purports to do this, from simple: ...
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Disable browser logging output to console

I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 and I'm running into a really annoying issue while developing for web. I'm rather new to Ubuntu, coming from FreeBSD where I never encountered an issue like this, so ...
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Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 5.0 using terminal on CentOS?

On the screenshot below is an icon squared in red. Clicking it will launch Mozilla Firefox 3.0.18. I want to upgrade Firefox to version 5.0 so that clicking the same icon should launch the new ...
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FIrefox/Thunderbird storage locations

By default, Firefox and Thunderbird save their files to ~/.mozilla and ~/.thunderbird. I am wondering if there's an environment variable I can set, to have either of them save their data to a ...
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Esker ActiveX Plug-in for Firefox under Linux?

I have installed the windows version of Firefox with winetricks under Fedora, hurrah! I heard that there is an Esker ActiveX Plug-in for Firefox, but I can't find it. I need it for visiting a website ...
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Finding session information about Firefox

I'm currently developing a piece of software whose functionality is dependent upon knowing the state of the current Firefox session running on the user's Ubuntu computer. The information it will need ...
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Firefox mimetypes.rdf

Is it possible to create a default mimeTypes.rdf file for all the existing and new users ? So that whenever a user opens the firefox for the very first time, he will get the specified rdf file in ...
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How to set username/password in Firefox when using proxy with auth?

Where could I set the username/password if the HTTP/HTTPS proxy requires it? Is Firefox securely storing the username/password?
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Linux/Firefox- snapping open tab from another machine

Is there a way to snap the currently open tab(s) on Firefox (or any other browser) on Linux? I have full user access to that machine...
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How to access flash site that is rejecting my plugin (64-bit)?

I am trying to buy tickets on stubhub.com but the site is telling that I need to install the flash plugin. I already have a 64-bit flash plugin (Adobe) installed on my Fedora 14 64-bit system. youtube ...
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Firefox and Thunderbird cannot resolve host names - anything else can

One night my firefox just started showing "Server not found" for all websites (i.e. "Firefox can't find the server at www.mozilla.com."). I noticed that it can find websites if make an entry in the ...
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Remove green from Linux Mint browser

When I use Firefox in Linux Mint, everything has a kind of green shade to it. The monitor is fine. I'm guessing it's Mint branding. How do I remove it? Edit My original question wasn't clear - it's ...
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How can I run Firefox on Linux headlessly (i.e. without requiring libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0)?

I’ve got Dreamhost shared hosting, and I’m trying to run Firefox 3.0 on it headlessly for use with Selenium. When I try to run it (~/local/bin/firefox/firefox), I get the following error message: ...
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What is the Firefox repository with all dependencies solved?

I'm using Fedora Core 3, and Firefox needs to be upgraded from version 2.0 to some advanced version, such as 3.0 or 3.6. I used the remi repository for yum command, but that repository doesn't contain ...
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What is the best touch screen kiosk solution?

I'm a web developer and I'm looking for the best stripped-down linux experience that provides a full-screen experience for touch screens. I'll be looking for: a robust experience that stops people ...
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Flash running in Chromium and FF at once, why no sound in the second browser?

I work as a student assistant Linux admin and I just packaged up Adobe's "Square" plugin to get 64bit FF running flash pretty well (first time I've seen it work this well), but there's one little ...
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How to have the Bookmarks toolbar show up on Firefox 4?

I've upgraded Firefox from 3 to 4 beta8. My Bookmarks toolbar has disappeared and I can't find the option to make it appear again.
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Is there a way to store Firefox passwords in a local encrypted database in Linux?

I want Firefox to "remember" my passwords so I don't have to type them in; unfortunately, the built-in password manager stores them in plain text, which is too high a security risk. I'd like to find a ...
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Resource needed to manage cert.db7 files for AIX

On AIX to get LDAP authentication working it has wanted to store the LDAP SSL certificate's trusted root in a cert.db7 file. Mozilla stopped supporting it in NSS (Netscape Security Services) a while ...
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Installing Java into Ubuntu 10.04 Firefox/Chrome

I'm having a really hard time getting the Java browser plugin to install in Ubuntu 10.04. I've tried searching all over the place, but everyone seems to recommend installing the packages that no ...
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Starting firefox on a remote host (over ssh) opens a new window locally: what is happening?

I have never noticed this behaviour before, and am a little confused as to what is happening. I have a local copy of firefox running, then ssh (ssh -X <url>) into a remote server and start a ...
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Download Manager for Linux

I need some good download manager for Linux (like IDM on windows). I want it to be able to install a browser plugin too, which allows you to download movies from youtube or other sites easily. It ...