2
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1answer
19 views

how to survey and show every single connection from Firefox?

I want to find which files or data is downloaded while loading and interacting on a specific webpage. How do I show every connection attempt from Firefox? I would like to use command line tools ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Debian - Firefox is Very Slow, Chromium is Very Fast

I'm working on a fresh install of Debian Wheezy, running Firefox 28.0 64-bit (although I've also tried 17.0). FF does not have any plugins installed, and all about:config is set to default. Firefox ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Fedora - Flash player - sites with links to www.google.com are not working

I have serious problem. I have installed Fedora 20 LXDE. I have installed flash player and plugin for Firefox using this manual: install flash in fedora 20 But now, every www site that refers to ...
0
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4answers
51 views

How to import Firefox bookmarks from Linux to Windows?

How to import Firefox bookmarks from Linux to Windows? Is there a way?
0
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1answer
73 views

Linux Mint Firefox Freezing all day long

I'll be on some basic websites and then firefox will just freeze. I click the x on the top right and it asks me to save and quit and that works. It closes. I then reopen. This cycle has been my ...
0
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2answers
46 views

How can I run Firefox in full-screen mode (no tab bar, no top bar, no address bar), but still see the task bar?

I basically want full-screen mode but still be able to see my usual task bar. I want all the bar in the top to be hidden unless I move my cursor to the top. In that case they should just pop up so I ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Recover Firefox password files from backup

I recently set my Firefox (actually Iceweasel 24.3.0) master password and promptly forgot it. Before I set the master password I made a backup of my homedir and want to recover the password files ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Firefox will not exit properly

I'm running Firefox 27.0.1 on debian 7.2 and if I close firefox, wait, then start it up again it complains that it's already running somewhere. I have to first killall firefox before running it again ...
0
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0answers
96 views

Starting multiple Chrome full screen instances on multiple monitors from (batch) script

My goal is to show different web content full screen on multiple monitors automatically after booting from a single computer. The browser I would like to use is Chrome. If Chrome does not support this ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Thunderbird write window not in focus

I'm running Thunderbird 24.3 on Debian 7 and sometimes when I click on 'Write' and it opens up a new window it's not in focus and my keystrokes are sent to the main Thunderbird screen not the new ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How to prevent Firefox from connecting to the internet through VPN

I'm connecting to my university intranet through their VPN service. So whenever I activate VPN, I get an extra "ppp0" interface in addition to the already existing eth0 (wired), wlan0 (wireless) and ...
1
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1answer
82 views

default mime type program is inconsistent between system and the mozilla firefox/thunderbird?

In kubuntu ,the default programs associated with mime types in mozilla products are completely different from the system-wide setting or user setting. For example, firefox/thunderbird will always use ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Pentadactyl - Setting the editor conditional on the operating system

I frequently work on three operating systems (Windows 7, OSX, and Linux) and I keep one .pentadactylrc under version control. Up until recently my settings have been portable enough to work on all ...
1
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1answer
290 views

Firefox on ARM debian

I am trying to get firefox compiled on my arm cubieboard (Installed with Cubieez, a Debian wheezy armhf distribution), using apt-src, and the ubuntu quantal main source repository. apt-src -bi ...
0
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0answers
44 views

Unable to install Flash Debug Player on Fedora 19

I'm trying to install Flash Debug Player in Fedora 19 x64. I understand that Flash Debug Player is not available for x64 on Linux, so the way to go would be to install the i686 version, and then use ...
0
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1answer
36 views

Can't kill firefox process

I have firefox that crashes every so often on my Ubuntu machine. I can't seem to kill the process when this happens. The process' name is /usr/lib/firefox/firefox I've tried: pkill -f firefox pkill ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

How can one change a Firefox config setting from the CLI

My objective is to be able to automate changing of a config setting without having to restart the running Firefox instance. In particular I want to change the Network Proxy Type. So for example the ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Best practices of keeping Firefox profile on ramdisk

Having plenty of RAM, I'd like to use it to speed up the browser. Goals: Have profile and cache completely in memory, so HDD is not used much while browsing and fsyncs don't reach actual HDD or ...
0
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0answers
38 views

How to troubleshoot DNS issue with my Firefox browser?

I suspect there is a bug in my Firefox browser's DNS, which is leading to some valid URLs being redirected to hostname '.com' on random occasions. This leads me to post a question on the Information ...
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votes
1answer
57 views

Installation of flash player for Slackware/KDE4/Firefox

Help Please, From the instruction in the readme.txt file that was with the download sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-15.0.1/browser/plugins sudo cp -r usr/* /usr I have the lib file @: ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

SWF file from website crashes computer on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS but not Win 8

If I visit the website (with Firefox 26.0 or Chrome) http://betway.com/sports-betting then on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (on a brand new Lenovo S540, Haswell i7, 8Gb RAM, 10gb linux swap-drive), and use ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

Is there a way to redirect certain URLs to specific web browsers in Linux?

I'm using Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.10. I need to use Firefox for business purposes (certain websites pertaining to my work only work with Firefox). Is there a way to force Ubuntu to ...
0
votes
1answer
188 views

Firefox trying to download local .swf files

I'm quite annoyed with my firefox and Flash files : When I try opening a .swf file with it: If the file is on the web (via http://...), it plays normally in browser If the file is local (via ...
1
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1answer
98 views

Firefox memory consumption

How can a single webpage eat 140MB? - On Firefox 25.0.1 (Linux 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:07:40 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux). I guess I would get the same on a Windows XP ...
4
votes
1answer
135 views

How can I play audio and video streaming?

I've seen couple of sites that stream audio to my browser like SoundCloud and Grooveshark, but Firefox doesn't reproduce them in Linux. How can I reproduce these streams? The console gets filled with ...
1
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1answer
340 views

How do I test if my motherboard is failing using Linux?

I've been having strange segfaults happen randomly to firefox, qsynth, and totem. Mainly firefox. I've tested my hard drives with smartctl and dd, and tested my ram with memtest, but how do I test my ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Changing download actions in Firefox

I'm trying to open a PHP file (locally) in Firefox without the "Do this automatically" box popping up every time. I tried a bunch of different solutions on the web, they all seem pretty dated. Any ...
1
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1answer
155 views

Debian Testing installs Iceweasel ESR (severely outdated)?

I just reinstalled Debian Testing, and for some reason, instead of Iceweasel 25, I have 17. The installed and candidate versions are both 17.0.9esr-1~deb7u1. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade ...
0
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0answers
47 views

firefox - limit or kill a resource-hungry tab

I'm using iceweasel 23 with the noscript extension under linux. With many tabs open, and with other processes open, occasionally I'll visit a site that succeeds in tempting me to selectively allow ...
11
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3answers
353 views

Firefox, two Linux machines, one X-server

I have a Linux machine I regularly log on to via ssh (putty) from Windows. I'm running VcXsrv X-server on my Windows desktop. I mainly use this to run a debugger (ddd) and firefox to access our ...
0
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0answers
73 views

Why I can kill a process with Sl STAT but not process with R+ STAT?

I am trying to figure out why I can stop a firefox (for example) process with STAT Sl, but not one with R+? I've got the following: # ps aux | grep firefox root 14671 0.0 0.1 63824 1196 ? ...
0
votes
2answers
97 views

How to close firefox service from putty?

How can i close firefox service from putty?? I have tried using service command.. But i don't know the exact syntax.. I am getting following warning box Firefox is already running, but is not ...
1
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1answer
126 views

Can Firefox 18+ be compiled on RHEL 5.9?

I tried to compile Firefox 24 on RHEL 5.9 and ran into dependency hell. I have no root privileges and I compiled several of the dependencies (glib, cairo and whatnot) in one of my directories. I ...
1
vote
1answer
570 views

Linux Mint performance issues in VirtualBox

I've recently installed Linux Mint 15 on VirtualBox on a Windows 8 host. Everything seems OK, but I have severe problems with performance of Firefox on it. Sites display with delay and the keyboard ...
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votes
3answers
642 views

Why does Linux get slow? [closed]

I've read on this page (http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/) benefits of a Linux system and it says that it doesn't get slow by time (in contrary to Windows), but mine does. Also, I've noticed that after ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Make firefox window transparent on Gnome-Shell

How can I make the top part of Firefox (AKA the tabs/settings bar/bookmarks/url bar) transparent on Gnome-Shell? I've searched, but didn't find any answer. I mainly want to make it semi-transparent so ...
1
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0answers
35 views

Linux/KDE and “greedy” hotkeys

I've recently switched to Linux again, and this time I've decided to install KDE. I've set the layout cycling hotkey to Ctrl+Shift, but the problem is that it clashes with every other hotkey that ...
1
vote
4answers
164 views

How to revert to default google search from google.com/cse?

I have a problem with Google search in both Chrome and Firefox, when I type a search query, it will search at http://www.google.com/cse? rather than at https://www.google.com/#q= or at ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

Chrome crawls on Linux whereas Firefox is light as a feather

In day to day browsing i find Chrome to consume x2 memory, has memory leaks with some sites (NYT, some ebay pages, with or without flash) whereas on Firefox is light as a feather. I'm a converted ...
1
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0answers
93 views

How do I set a profile directory when launching firefox?

I have a system which has Firefox installed in /usr/bin/firefox that uses profiles in ~/.mozilla/firefox. I have installed a new additional firefox in /opt/myapplication. I would like for the new ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Firefox Match windows settings on linux?

How can I make firefox on linux match windows settings? Specifically I want to make ctrl 1-8 select tab and ctrl 9 to select the last tab which does nothing on linux. I also want autoscrolling but I ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Firefox on Linux : New Tabs show last visited web sites instead of “BLANK”

I just opened a new tab in firefox. it is not blank it is showing last visited web sites and etc. how can i stop this ? did firefox implement this new thing ? i just re-installed centos and ...
0
votes
2answers
625 views

Kiosk lockdown Fedora 19 Xfce

I am attempting to lock down a Fedora 19 install so that the user is locked in to a full screen version of Firefox. This can be achived with an number of addons for Firefox. I also need to lock down ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Firefox writing session.rdf every two seconds

Firefox (version 23 under Linux) sometimes gets into writing <profile>/session.rdf every two seconds, whether it has changed or not. Any idea why this happens and how I can stop it from ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

firefox: input field color

The input filed color in my Firefox is light gray on white background, which obviously is unreadable. I am using a dark theme, and firefox seems to take over the text color, while keeping its white ...
1
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2answers
739 views

Configuring Firefox 23 and flash player 11 in Oracle Linux

I'm trying to get flash player working in my linux. No matter what I do I cannot seem to get it working. I have installed firefox 23 in ~/firefox. Ive copied libflashfplayer.so to the following ...
2
votes
1answer
244 views

Set “default” application for mime type in Firefox

I have set basically all file types in Edit->Preferences->Applications to "Always ask" because I want to decide for every file whether I want to open or save it. My usual workflow when saving a file ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Changes to about:config on Firefox on all computer users

I have a system (Linux Mint) with multiple users and I want them to have the same about:config values and parameters. If I change about:config in one user, will it be reflected to the other users' ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I save the buffered flash video (on Linux)?

There used to be a method for extracting buffered flash video in any browsers (like firefox, chrome, etc.), which makes use of the command ps and spies the fd that is pointing to an in-memory ...
1
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1answer
522 views

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 ...