Typically this tag refers to web browsers such as Firefox, Chromium or Opera. However, other types of browsers such as Nautilus or a network browser may use this tag as well.

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connect to an authenticating sock5 proxy?

anyone has successfully connected to authenticating sock5 proxy server? firefox seems not to support username/password fields when configuring sock5 proxies (see this bug, they have a patch but they ...
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How can I see a music sheet on Mozilla Firefox under Linux Ubuntu?

I would like to see a music sheet on the Internet. I saw it on Mozilla Firefox. The error message is the following: Your browser has been detected as: Firefox for Unknown Platform How could I ...
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Why firefox page scrolling is slow on Ubuntu 14.04? [on hold]

Why on the firefox default installation (on 14.04) the page scrolling is so slow? With Chromium I haven't this problem. My hw: 4GB RAM and a nvidia video card (9600 GT). Thanks!
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ubuntu 12.04 chrome shockwave crashing and not working on youtube, imgur or netflix

ubuntu 12.04 chrome shockwave crashing and not working on youtube, imgur or netflix. title says it all, trying to update everything, it ran both youtube and netflix 24 hours ago just fine and now ...
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Chromium quickly opens/closes an extra tab when started

I have noticed on my chromium that when I launch it for the first time in a session it opens my home page (fine), but it also very quickly opens and closes one tab multiple times. Also on the chromium ...
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Flash works ugly

After updates last Friday (16.01.2015) I have started getting problems with all my browsers which use Adobe Flash player (Firefox, Midori etc). Videos from Youtube, Vimeo, etc. are playing "laggy" ...
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Firefox won't start, 'sys_page_size == 0' error

Out of the blue, Firefox Developer Edition from the PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 wouldn't start. It did not launch by searching through Unity and clicking on Firefox. Typing firefox in terminal gave me the ...
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Firefox fails to start on Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to start Firefox. Whenever I click on the icon the mouse pointer just changed the state to indicate its busy and the after 2 seconds it would change back to a pointer. I ran the ...
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Why does my keyboard stop working sometimes in Chrome and Opera?

A persistent problem that I have had on my system for a while is that when I am browsing, in the one of the browsers I use, Chrome and Opera, the program stops responding to my keystrokes. I have to ...
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Able to Ping and Telnet but not Browse any website

I have a fresh install of 14.04. I am unable to browse any website using both Ubuntu browser and Firefox (the only browsers installed by default). However, when I drop the terminal I am able to ping ...
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Is there a tool for benchmarking scrolling speed of browser?

As the title asks, is there a tool for browser scrolling speed? I'm working on graphics and need a numbered performance of scrolling. I saw some mail threads regarding firefox-scrolling benchmark, ...
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System freezes when browsing and opening email client

Issue: The system freezes frequently, and to the point where there is nothing to do but hit the restart button on the case. This happens in particular when using the browser (Firefox) and almost ...
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Selected Text missing when press ctrl or alt

I am a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user. I encounter a problem when I type in any text box of browser. When I select any text in the text box of a browser (Chrome or FireFox) , once I press ctrl or alt. The ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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Need to keep clearing the cache and cookies to access certain websites

Since I've come on my Home network back from the University, I can't access Facebook and some other websites through my Linux. The only way is to clear my browsing cache or go incognito and even ...
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Test Apache2 default page on windows 7 browser (Virtual Box)

Successfully installed apache2 on Ubuntu 12.04 server (Virtual Box). I'm having windows 7 as host machine & want to access apache default page on windows browser How to access/test apache2 on ...
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blackens the screen

I have a problem I can not solve. Use xubuntu 14.04 on a PC Acer 2920Z with 2 gb of ram. Now the question is simple, when I use chrome or chromium, it makes no difference after a few seconds I ...
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Facebook not working in all browsers in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't load facebook in all of my browsers in Ubuntu 14.04 I don't know where the problem occurs. I already changed IPv4 to 8.8.8.8 but still doesn't work. And also I could access on facebook only ...
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FTP and browser network connection issues in 14.10 Utopic

I have a remotely hosted website. For long I could FTP into it and upload web content, but now when I try, Nautilus tells me after a long waiting time that "oops, something went wrong". Normally I ...
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Low resources browser with support for Google Drive

Is there a browser which user low resources that supports Google Drive in the sense of editing documents online? I've tried Midori and Epiphany, but no luck so far. Chromium and Firefox are still ...
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How to launch Tor browser from the launcher

I just got Ubuntu 14.04 running smoothly. I like it, but am still a bit lost :) I need to install Tor browser and when I do, launched Firefox with the Tor button. On my mac, Tor browser installs as ...
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Run a browser on the active window

I have to lunch multiple browsers (thousands), but don't want to open a new window every time a browser is launched; instead, I need to open the webpage, process the content and go to the next. When ...
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How can I auto-hide the launcher via a script, when I maximize the browser?

I was trying to control Ubuntu 14.4.1 Launcher's behavior. I want it to auto-hide every time I have browser window like firefox maxmaized. I found this solution: #!/bin/bash ## Change value of ...
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TOR browser delete history securely

I downloaded the Tor Browser off of: https://www.torproject.org I am curious if this deletes everything SECURELY from your browsing history automatically when you close it, or is there something ...
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How to Sync Microsoft Live Contacts? Programming my own solution

I configured Thunderbird and thought about how I would sync it to my Microsoft live contacts. I just installed Ubuntu/Linux on one of my machines. I'm completly new to Linux. But I know my way around ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Open Files in Browser

How can I create a Sublime Text keybind to open my Chrome web browser on html files? On Windows I would write this: { "cmd": ["C:\Program Files\", "$file"] }
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Is it possible to embed a pdf reader in QupZilla browser?

I have recently started using QupZilla browser with Ubuntu 14.04 and while I like its slimmed down browsing experience one thing that bugs me is that when I wish to view a pdf I only have the option ...
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Is there a way to test browser performace in Ubuntu?

I want to try out some different browsers on Ubuntu 14.04 and am wondering is there a tool I can use that can give me a standardised test on each browsers performance? I wish to be able to compare ...
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Set Tor Browser as default browser?

I would like Ubuntu to automatically use the Tor Browser as its default browser. As it launches from the script start-tor-browser and is perhaps not truly "installed" in the same way as Firefox or ...
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How to launch Tor browser in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Tor as per the instructions on the official page. When I type 'tor' into the terminal I get "[notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done" and then nothing else happens. Is there something else ...
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Whenever I go to the google chrome download page my laptop screen turns off

I can't recover from the screen being off without resetting the laptop using the power button. When I use the fn+volume keys while the screen is off I can hear the volume changing, I just can't find ...
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How to set Chromium Proxy in 14.04?

Every guide I find online tells me to set the proxy through the Properties window of Chromium. However, when I try to right-click on the Chromium shortcut, I don't see a 'Properties' option. I'm ...
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Is there a simple HowTo for getting Ubuntu and a browser working on an old PC?

I have a 2007-vintage Dell PC, formerly running WinXP. Is there a simple HowTo for getting Ubuntu and a browser working on it? FWIW, the PC is a Dell Latitude D620, it shows only 1 GB of main memory ...
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How can you edit and remove unwanted search toolbar?

Recently "ASK" toolbar got onto my computer. When using Windows I could go to control panel and edit/remove programs. How do I do this in Ubuntu Please?
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Is it possible to save flash Videos from a website using Midori browser?

I have started using Midori recently. Is there a way to save/download flash videos from websites using Midori ? I am not asking about any specific website. Workaround: Install both youtube-dl and ...
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Ubuntu Hangs a lot even when 3 or 4 apps are working

I have a Samsung NP300E5C-A0CIN Laptop with 2 GB of ram, intel i3 processor. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 My laptop tends to hang a lot, especially while browsing the web both ...
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Where are my browser passwords stored?

When we prompt our browser to save credentials once we log into a web application, they store our corresponding username and password. I know to recover these things from my browser. But I want to ...
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Where is the address bar and other controls in the “browser” app? (Ubuntu Touch browser)

I can't seem to open the address bar or find the settings button. just trying to access my router so I can fiddle with settings. my router doesn't like chrome.
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How can I change my IP address?

I want to change my IP address and port to some other values. My idea is to attain anonymity when I browse in the web. Currently I am on a network having static IPs for each system. I know there are ...
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Connection times out in all browsers, but ping and telnet work

I have the strangest problem on my Kubuntu 14.04 installation. I cannot browse the internet in any browser (tried both Chrome and Firefox). After some time, the browser reports a connection time out ...
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QuickTime in Ubuntu 14.04

Can anybody play properly this video in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits), in any browser? http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/ I have QuickTime Plugin in Firefox and the video does play, however only ...
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Firefox issues on Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I have several problems using Firefox 32.0 on it: when playing YouTube videos, the browser will crash making a reboot necessary sometimes when I close the ...
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use web page or html file as a screensaver?

I heard that xscreensaver can run anything as a screensaver but I don't know how to do so. Can I use it to make a web page from an html file my screensaver?
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How to have websites fit the screen?

on high resolution screens websites are mostly blank.How to have them stretched to fit the screen? I've tried Internet Explorer and Opera and on Linux too: Firefox and Chrome
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Want to disable internet but want to agree for browser

I want to disable all other services that are using the IP except of web browser. Is there a good software? I am on Ubuntu 14.04
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Tor Vidalia Browser Problem

So Vidalia is up and running fine but the browser has not installed properly, like it has before. Before I just clicked on the onion icon, it would say launching Tor..., You are now connected, the ...
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Alternative to Cold Turkey or SelfRestraint

To get more work done i have to block a lot of distractions like Reddit, etc. Im looking for a good alternative to Cold Turkey on Windows or Self Restraint. Self restraint could work but the site is ...
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How to launch specific webbrowser for specific URLs?

I would like to launch Firefox for URLs with website "firefoxexampledotcom/..." and Chromium with URLs containing "chromiumexampledotcom/..." To make it less complex in the beginning: For my own ...
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Firefox becomes very slow, showing spinning circle “connecting” for ages, ipv6 is disabled, no proxy, and disabling addons doesn't work

So I am a brand new Ubuntu user, and just getting the feel of the OS. Tried it on a friends computer, and really liked the system. Have just done a full install of 14.04 on an Asus UX32A (originally ...
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What are the main browsers for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

What are the browsers that I can get on Ubuntu? I know there is Firefox, as that comes installed by default, and the Ubuntu Default Browser, but what others are there that you can install? I am ...