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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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Make Firefox use xdg-open for opening files

Is there any way to force Firefox to use system-wide defaults, i.e. xdg-open for opening all types of files?
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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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Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux mangles ligatures “ff”, “fl”, “fi” and “ffl”

I am running Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 computer with 8 GB RAM. Today I noticed that quite often, when Firefox encounters the text sequences "ff", "fi", "fl" and "ffl", it merges ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install Flash player without root privileges in Iceweasel (Firefox)

I need to install Flash player in Icewesel (Firefox), but I don't want to install it globally. I only want to use it in one of my several firefox profiles. This is similar to installing addons as a ...
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Java plugin not working with FireFox 24.3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10

In the about:plugin tab, there is not Java plugin. I have created the symbolic link as suggested. The output of the 'ls -al' command is: lrwxrwxrwx 1 shehab shehab 58 Jun 4 11:21 libnpjp2.so -> ...
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Strange symbols instead of icons in Firefox

I am running Firefox 27.0 and sometimes it shows strange symbols instead of icons. For example, instead of arrows up/down for up voting or down voting in a forum, it show some Japanese looking ...
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Linux bridge blocks UDP packet from tap interfaces

Introduction: I'm working on a 6lowPAN projects of Wireless Sensor Networks. Basically, I have a set of nodes (Contiki OS) which are running on a linux host. Each nodes have its own tap interface ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get Moonlight working with Firefox

County of San Diego - Planning and Development Services - Zoning And Property Information Tool displays: which leads to a Moonlight page: Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft's ...
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Pass/Firefox master key integration?

I handle my passwords with pass, and I use the Firefox master password functionality. The master password is rather long and "safe" and stored in pass along with the others. For now, my usual Firefox ...
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Firefox/Icecat: SQLite Version Error: The application has been updated, but your version of SQLite is too old and the application cannot run

Update: The error was caused by a software called Hipchat which I installed because I needed a package from it. It not just made Firefox, Icecat and Thunderbird stop running, but also caused my ...
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Ubuntu: Restore not printed document from browser cache

I was at work today faced with a situation where I have to prove that I did not make a mistake. Without going into detail, yesterday I generated an important document which was to be printed. For ...
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Solaris JRE Mozilla

In an thin client setup where Solaris 10 is being used on client and server side. Java based web apps are opened in Mozilla web browser 1.7. JRE version 1.4.2.6 is installed for Mozilla. On a few ...
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How to enable all STIX font glyphs in Firefox?

I'd like to try using the STIX fonts as my main web font while browsing in Firefox on Arch Linux. After installing the package (which currently includes the latest release, 1.1.1) I get a bunch more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CentOS 6.3 - Firefox icon missing after reinstall

On CentOS 6.3, I have reinstalled FireFox to latest version using following set of commands: yum remove firefox cd /usr/local wget ...
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Using XFCE, screen goes black when I exit YouTube's full-screen mode

I'm running Ubuntu on my chromebook using crouton, and have encountered a strange problem: whenever I try to exit a fullscreen YouTube video, the screen of my computer goes completely black and the ...
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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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Firefox not installing on xfce

I'm running XFCE on a Samsung Chromebook. I clicked on application menu, went to internet, and opened the Firefox installer. I clicked install and it said "waiting for authorization". I waited then ...
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Issue with a script launching URL, then pkill firefox after X seconds with cron job

I am trying to create a shell script that will start firefox on a certain URL, then kill it 120s later. I have a script that mostly works and a bad crontab job that doesnt seem to. testscript.sh: ...
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Firefox 29 default Accept-Language bug

Since I upgraded Firefox to version 29 it is sending the wrong Accept-Language header en-US,en;q=0.5 which should be pt-BR,pt;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.5,en;q=0.3, it was right on previous version. I managed ...
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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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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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Upgrade Firefox in Linux Mint 10

For some reason a while ago I was no longer able to use the Firefox that came with my Linux Mint 10 virtual machine. I've installed the new version of Firefox (16) using both the package manager and ...
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Why am I getting “This Connection is Untrusted” while trying to download LeechBlock?

Firefox 42.0 Ubuntu 14.04.3 I tried to download Leechblock from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/leechblock/ But I got the following in return. This Connection is Untrusted ...