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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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Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)

Sometimes Firefox doesn't release the mouse after dragging, so I need to kill the application to force it to release its pointer grab. Is there any command to force an application to ungrab the ...
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Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?

I try to launch Firefox over SSH, using ssh -X user@hostname and then firefox -no-remote but it's very very slow. How can I fix this? Is it a connection problem?
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Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version

According to my browser (Firefox 34.0) the installed version of the Shockwave Flash plugin appears to be 11.2.202.424. This version is considered to be insecure: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/...
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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: I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration, and it doesn't seem to work.
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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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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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Running Firefox in an Ubuntu VM over SSH opens host machine's Firefox

I'm using Slackware. Firefox is running. I also have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 16.04 using VirtualBox. I've installed Firefox on the virtual machine, and Firefox is installed on the host ...
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Visiting darknet/ Tor sites with Firefox

Instead of using the Tor bundle, I have done the full routing for Tor in my Linux router ; including DNS as in resolving DNS via Tor I can pretty well open .onion sites using lynx or wget. However ...
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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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GNOME confuses names of multiple different Firefox installations

I use GNOME on Debian Jessie and I have different Firefox installations: the ESR version bundled with GNOME, which I cannot remove (as it is a dependency) the stable version installed from the ...
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Firefox '3 bar' menu not opening

I'm running Linux Mint KDE and have been having an issue with Firefox lately. When I attempt to open the the Firefox menu (the one on the right with 3 bars), clicking has no effect. Pressing alt ...
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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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Fix “firefox is already running” issue in Linux

I am trying to open Firefox in CentOS, but I'm getting the following message: Firefox is already running but is not responding and Firefox doesn't open. I tried this in command line: kill ...
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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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Install Firefox Quantum in debian 9 Stretch

I looking where can I install and try the new browser Firefox Quantum, I didn't find how to get it. Can someone please tell me what repositories or links to download and install it ? Thank you.
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How to give each Firefox profile its own application icon in Plasma

I'm running KDE on Arch Linux. I have the following two .desktop files. [Desktop Entry] Comment=First Profile Exec=firefox --no-remote -P First %u GenericName=Firefox First Profile Icon=/path/to/...
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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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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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Where does firefox get the “default” applications for opening files from?

By default, the Firefox (33.0) on my FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT has the default application for opening PDF files set to Inkscape. Firefox does remember my previous choice, evince, in the “What should ...
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How to set downloaded Firefox to default web browser in Debian?

How do I set a manually downloaded Firefox as my default web browser so that clicking a link in another application will open the link in this Firefox? I tried these commands, but they didn't seem to ...
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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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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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How to pass POST parameters to open a webpage in browser?

We can open a website with GET parameters in the browser as follows #!/bin/bash echo 'enter username' read username firefox "https://github.com/${username}" This comes in handy because I can now ...
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Firefox Quantum on Debian stretch font rendering problems

I install firefox «Quantum» 60.0.2 (64bits) on Debian GNU/Linux Stretch via snap, follow this and I have big font rendering problems with this version of Firefox. a screen cap of Jupyter Notebook ...
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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 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 fix awful font rendering in Firefox 55 on Debian Buster/testing?

I upgraded from Debian stable (Stretch) to testing (Buster) today, which went without a hitch. All applications work fine, except Firefox, which has awful font rendering: text is often hard to read ...
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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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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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Update global firefox addons automatically

You can install firefox (or thunderbird) addons for all users of the same system. (See how-to-add-a-thunderbird-addon-globally, same applies for firefox) How can these be automatically updated?
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Mathxl (MyMathLab) with Debian

Mathxl is a (expensive) platform I need to use for homework but I can't get it to work. (It's a white screen) The stated system requirements include Linux Ubuntu Firefox 46.0 to latest Which ...
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How to prevent Firefox from updating to version 57 on Ubuntu 16.04?

FF 57 will break legacy extensions. I have several of these which I want to keep working. For this, I want to prevent FF from auto-updating. However, although previously you had the option of doing ...
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Set new default file manager for firefox in 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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Copy/paste does not always work from Firefox to terminal

Using st with dwm, depending on the way I select text (e.g. mouse vs keyboard), and where the text is (e.g. document body vs address bar), copying text from firefox and pasting it into st does not ...
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Multiple instances of Firefox over X11

I have a jump server that I use to log into to access the other application server over a VPN. However this jump server is used by many people. so if one persons open Firefox to be forwarded over ...
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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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Escape closing parentheses from URL with firefox -remote

I have this command (for detailed info see Shortcut to google selected text): sh -c 'firefox -remote "openURL(http://www.google.com/search?q=$(xsel),new-tab)"' But when I select a text which ends ...
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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 /usr/share/fonts/...
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Bookmarks' suggestions are too slow in Firefox

After re-installing Firefox on my Linux Mint system I have been experiencing some trouble with my bookmarks; namely, when I start typing in the URL bar (the main bar in Firefox, the one on the left ...
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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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How to launch a special WhatsApp Web window in Firefox?

Chromium/Chrome web browser apparently has a built-in support for opening a special window for Google Keep, WhatsApp, etc. For example, the command chromium-browser --app=https://web.whatsapp.com/ ...
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run a graphical web browser on windows subsystem for linux?

How to Geek says that Windows 10 will only give CLI access to Linux. Is there possibly any way to run, specifically, Firefox from this bash shell?
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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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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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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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Firefox on i3 - all hieroglyphs

I just ran a system update on my Arch System, after a rather long while. There were some issues with the automatic update for Firefox so I uninstalled it completely and reinstalled it later. ...
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Firefox running on Antergos copy paste not working

Ordered a ssd drive finally. so done a wipe down and installed as normal. everything work, can copy paste in every app except firefox. have googled and in the past there was an issue but no one is ...
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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!
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Trying to close firefox but can't find the lock file

I get a message roughly like this: Firefox is already running, close it or restart I am on a network so don't have permissions to do anything with sudo and so cannot restart it so I went looking ...