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as small as possible linux for virtual machine with firefox 37 and up [on hold]

I have unused machine with Intel T5500 (2cores), 2GB RAM. Now need to pick as small as possible linux distro for running as virtual machine. I just need to save as much CPU as possible and be able to ...
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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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Is forcing an application to release some the allocated memory possible?

Ever since I came back to Firefox a year or so ago I have been facing the same issue over and over again - the browser just keeps eating up my memory. The problem arises from (maybe the incorrect ...
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opening multiple tabs in firefox using a one-liner bash script [duplicate]

I am on CentOS 6.6. I have a program that runs analysis and outputs its data in html files. The file structure is dir1/dir1.html dir2/dir2.html dir3/dir3.html I want to open all three html files ...
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WebGL not working with Firefox, Intel HD graphics, ArchLinux, and Thinkpad T540p

Is anyone having issues getting webGL to work on Firefox? https://get.webgl.org/ It was working 1-2 months ago, but is now broken. Works fine on Chromium. I set webgl.force-enabled; to true, but no ...
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Trying to get firefox running on CentOS 6 minimal iso - can't open display

I've got minimal CentOS 6 running on an Oracle VirtualBox on a Mac. I'm trying to get Firefox up and running so I can download some web files into the VM. I installed Firefox (yum --enablerepo=remi ...
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Is there any advantage of using Iceweasel and Firefox?

I used Mozilla Firefox in Windows, and now I'm using Iceweasel in Debian 6. Is there any difference to the two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each program? Which one seems ...
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How to measure Firefox's startup time?

I would like to measure how much time it takes for some softwares to start. I know the command time but in the case of firefox (iceweasel for me on Debian), this command prints only the time I let ...
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Error Installing Firefox

I'm getting this error when I try to install Firefox. Can anyone help me? Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb 404 Not ...
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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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Debian Kde Iceweasel/Firefox: setting custom protocols handlers

I recently switched from Ubuntu 10.04 gnome to Debian wheezy Kde. Everythings work fine, except to the Iceweasel/firefox custom protocols! I added komodo.protocol in my ~/.kde/share/services with: ...
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WPF plug-in for Firefox?

Is there a WPF Plug-in for Firefox? I read online that there is a Plugin for windows but I can't find the information that the same plug-in is available for Linux. My situation is that I have a .xbap ...
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Disable Firefox Breakpad Crash Reporter

As the title suggests how can I completely disable the latest firefox on debian 7 crash reporter (AKA "Breakpad"). I have tried setting a system variable (MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_DISABLE = 1), I have tried ...
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Thunderbird / Firefox profile missing or inaccessible

Out of sudden my Thunderbird and Firefox wont run because of this message: Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may ...
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How can I restart firefox from commandline?

How can I restart firefox from commandline (in linux) such that it restores the previous state completely (or as much as possible) after restart? Sure, I can do something like killall firefox; ...
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How to watch discovery.com videos on Linux?

I can't get Discovery videos to play at all in Linux. For example, in Chromium version 47.0.2526.106: Run chromium --incognito ...
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Query Firefox password database

Braiam said that Firefox stores the password data for login websites in ~/.mozilla/firefox/key3.db and ~/.mozilla/firefox/signons.sqlite files. These files can be read with some sqlite editor. I ...
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Firefox Extremely Buggy now in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon - How to Solve?

In my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon, Firefox has suddenly become terribly annoying and buggy. There are several different bugs. One is that when I am in one Gmail account, and I try opening the other ...
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How can I prevent my browser from hogging all system resources?

I'm using a laptop, with a reasonable (though not stellar) CPU and memory. I run Lubuntu 15.10 on it, to be resource-conservative. Still, when I have a browser - specifically, Mozilla Firefox, but I'm ...
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Installing Firefox on EC2 using Lambda Linux Project

I'm trying to set up a nodejs+selenium server on ec2. I got node installed and working and I tried to set up Firefox using the tutorial here: ...
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Where can I find firefox log file?

Where can I find firefox log file on Centos 6? Unfortunately, firefox doesn't write its log in /var/log/message .
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how to tell firefox to shutdown cleanly from tty1?

Lately I run Firefox almost exclusively from on one of my Debian laptops (which run testing). Occasionally (~monthly) my desktop/tty7 hangs, in which case I usually can goto tty1 and sudo shutdown ...
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How to make the DRM-protected video stream of Amazon Video run on Debian Jessie?

I want to use Amazon Video on Debian Jessie but can't manage it to run. I have the following hardware setup: CPU: 2 cores at 3 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400) RAM: 6 GB RAM GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX ...
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How to stop websites from buffering and auto-playing videos in firefox?

My system is Manjaro Linux with Firefox 41.0.2. When I visit certain websites like youtube or HackerRank, they start playing videos automatically. I want to stop these websites from auto-playing ...
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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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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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Unable to launch Firefox: keeps on crashing

Unable to launch Firefox in CentOS 6. Installed package using yum install firefox. It repeatedly shows this error, XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/firefox/libxul.so: libvpx.so.1: cannot open ...
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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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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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Refresh/reload active browser tab from command line?

I'm trying to set up a custom toolchain where the browser (Firefox or, preferrably, Chrome) is often/frequently/constantly forced to refresh from the commandline. (The idea is to instantly see the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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(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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Playing MP3 in Firefox on Debian

Is there a way to get MP3 playback within Firefox 31+ without installing plugins? I know about the entire encoding issues, but I have read somewhere that Firefox will look for native OS encoders like ...