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How to install Aurora (Firefox) on Debian?

How to install the latest Firefox build (called Aurora) on Debian unstable? Are there any packages or repositories?
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Removing Unknown Printer

I ran hp-setup from the hplip package to install an HP Officejet 6700 connected to the network. The setup program crashed on the first attempt, and succeeded the second time. The issue I'm having is ...
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Viewing / analyzing captured HAR files from browser? [closed]

I'm not sure where exactly to post this; feel free to move this post elsewhere if appropriate. But this is the thing - I just realized there is a way to capture Requests/Response etc traffic from say ...
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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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How to customize fonts used by firefox by changing the gtk config files?

I am trying to change the fonts of all gtk2/gtk3 programs manually by editing the files ~/.gtkrc-2.0 for gtk2 and ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. However firefox doesn't seem to recognize those ...
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No sound in HTML5 videos (Firefox/Chromium)

I use mageia, and I'm struggling a lot when I want to watch some videos on web in html5: the video runs fine, but the sound doesn't play. I've searched in web, and in most cases, the problem seems to ...
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How to set window size and location of an application on screen via command line?

I want Firefox window to be opened in a specific size, and location on screen using a shell command, for example: firefox myfile.html size 800x600 location bottom-left Is there such a command?
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headless firefox failed on aws amazon linux

I have followed the procedures as described in [https://lambda-linux.io/blog/2015/01/28/announcing-firefox-browser-support-for-amazon-linux/ However, when I tried to start up firefox, I am still ...
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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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What does “firefox --recording-output <file>” do?

Firefox 46.0 has two "flags" called --recording and --recording-output. I've searched the net and nothing was said about them. Also I tried it myself - didn't notice a change.
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Set new default file manager in firefox on Archlinux

I'm trying to use Dolphin as file chooser for Firefox in Archlinux instead of Nautilus. I've read this but it did not solve my problem. The config seems related to firefox as xdg-mime query default ...
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Check in pure bash that the download is complete

short story is, I probably need a simple loop in bash which checks periodically whether the size of a given file has changed or not since last checked. Long story, I will be downloading a file ...
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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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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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Setting XDG_CACHE_HOME Breaks Firefox Installation

In my .bashrc I set my XDG_CACHE_HOME variable to "~/.cache/". This breaks my Firefox installation, telling me that it cannot load my profile. Without this line, Firefox loads properly. I have ...
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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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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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How do I change the font in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager, and Chrome and Firefox seem to be the only things that won't take the GTK font that I've selected. When I try to change the font in either browser, it ...
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Should suspended application in the background (by ctrl+z) still run or should it stop running?

I run Firefox with command xinit /path/to/firefox/binary and it opens a display with Firefox running on it. Then I push Ctrl +Alt+F1 to go back to console and then I push Ctrl+z to suspend the ...
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I have trouble analysing the cause of this (firefox) segfault

When executed within a minimal (unprivileged) LXC container, firefox segfaults (other graphical applications work fine). I'am unable to find the exact cause of this segfault (which is most likely due ...
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How to install latest flash player for Iceweasel/Firefox

How does one install the latest version of Adobe's Flash Player for Iceweasel/Firefox?
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Firefox substitute wrong fallback font with normal weight

Why this strange behavior is happening and how to fix it? Details: I have configured fallback Glagolitic font in fonts.conf: <alias> <family>sans-serif</family> ...
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Keep GNU/Linux Desktop System on while downloading

how to keep the GNU/Linux Desktop System on --( ignoring suspend session from Desktop Environment setting ie. KDE )-- while download in progres in firefox, uget or etc? is there any add-on for ...
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How to change a search engine in Firefox 33.0 in openSUSE 13.2?

I want to change the search engine in my Firefox to DuckDuckGo. I cannot find such option in the Preferences. From what I remember I've seen such an option in other Linux distributions inside ...
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Why backspace doesn't go to the previous page in firefox/xfce4?

I have a big problem, when I hit backspace while web browsing with firefox under xfce4 debian it doesn't go to the previous page like it's used to do under windows, any idea how to fix this annoying ...
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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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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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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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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 attempting to auto-detect charset during fallback

When a font is being used in Firefox that is missing the required glyph and it falls back to the next available font it seems that firefox makes some attempt to detect the charset of those characters ...
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restore chromium/firefox windows to original workspace/desktop

I have a three monitor setup, with two monitors driven directly by Ubuntu 12.04 for a total workspace/desktop area of 3840x1200ยน. I usually work with 5 virtual workspaces, often more if I work on ...
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How to ignore mime type for maff file extension?

I have this Mozilla Archive Format, with MHT and Faithful Save addon installed with Iceweasel on debian 8.3 jessie stable. The addon is useful in saving webpages into single file with extension maff. ...
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Can't find GNU Icecat (or Firefox) source code

I've been using GNU Icecat Browser (libre Firefox version made by Gnuzilla) for some weeks. I've been diving through its menus and I found an error: When I get into the 'Customize Mode' (the one that ...
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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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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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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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How do I run webm video file in firefox using HTML5 on linux?

I am using apache server on linux and want to run a .webm video file. I have .webm video file which i am trying to run in firefox (V 12.0) using HTML5 but the browser is showing as "no video with ...
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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 there difference between Xvfb option `-extension` and `+extension`?

I'm facing RANDR missing problem with Xvfb and firefox. Some people suggested Xvfb :1 -extension RANDR can solve the problem. But I found a also +extension option. In my environment(CentOS6.5), the ...
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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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Autocomplete in browsers doesn't work on Linux

I have several websites which use autocomplete in their forms. For example, after logging in to an invoicing website I can type in the client field several letters (3-5) and then the box with list of ...
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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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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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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 ...