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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Ubuntu Touch: where are downloaded files stored?

When I download something with the default browser or Firefox, I cant seem to find where the files are downloaded to. Not /home/Downloads, thats for sure. Does anyone know where the files are ...
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How do I install adobe flashplayer in ubuntu 16.04?

I was wondering how I can install the adobe flashplayer from this site: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ I have no experience with the formats that are available there. There is no .deb version of ...
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How can I install the Opera browser from the terminal?

Since this .deb bug is causing a lot of issues, I must resort to install the Opera browser using the terminal. Which is just fine, but I also need to add it to the repository for automatic updates. ...
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Can I set the user agent string of the Ubuntu browser?

I'm using an M10 tablet and some web sites (e.g. Google drive) put up a warning about the browser being unsupported but essentially work as expected whilst others (looking at you Amazon) simply say ...
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Prevent that browser loads a site from cache which is protected by basic authentication

Is there a way to configure Apache 2.4.7 such that when I query a HTML file which is protected by basic authentication the browser doesn't load parts of the site he has already in the cache? I'm ...
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Is it possible to install Flash on Aquaris M10 tablet?

I would like to watch videos on bbc.co.uk/news and this currently requires Flash. A the moment Firefox does not work well on the tablet (the touch keyboard does not come up so can't search) but I'm ...
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Ubuntu Touch: Google Hangouts on bq M10

Google Hangouts doesn't work in the default browser on Ubuntu Touch OTA10.1. It just gives a message "It appears as if you're using an old or uncommon browser that doesn't support common standards". ...
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How to make the browser pop to the front when clicking on links from another app?

For example, when I click on a link on thunderbird, the link is opened in a new tab in chrome, which is great BUT, chrome stays in the background :( Same with FF when it was the default browser. ...
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Cannot set Google Chrome as default browser

I few months ago I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. I had backed up my previous home folder and restored it on top of my installation. I installed Google Chrome and set it as my ...
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How to package a browser plugin and a gui app in a snap package

My app is a gui app (qt) and a browser plugin. The plugin is used only for firefox. When the user clicks a button I want to open my gui-app. I would like to use a snap package to do this, but I can ...
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Times New Roman not displaying on 14.04

It doesn't show up in browser (chrome or firefox) or in libreoffice, and looks kinda like Courier. Microsoft core fonts are installed, and all the other ones work. The Font Viewer says that Times New ...
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MathJax style in chromium browser

In the chromium browser, MathJax usually show up like this: but on windows and LaTeX, it is Is there a way to change it?
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when watching youtube videos [closed]

When I watch videos on YouTube, the computer starts freezing. Sometimes it unfreezes after 10 seconds or so, but sometimes it doesn't. It happens both in Firefox and Chromium, although in Chromium ...
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Do malicious web sites ever exploit vulnerabilities in Linux clients? [closed]

Do malicious web sites ever exploit vulnerabilities in Linux clients? Are there any documented instances of this happening in the wild? I am talking about actually taking over the client's machine ...
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Can I add a predetermined paste option when I right-click?

Quite often I find myself typing in my email address in different places. Is there any way to add a paste option with a predetermined address? (I run Ubuntu 14.04) Thanks!
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Specify which monitor/screen that a browser to be launched into via awesome electron

Right now I have a web app serving multiple webpages via awesome electron. These webpages are served using the following codes: (I have multiple variables like "browser", and each is responsible for ...
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How to make windows steal focus when links are opened

When opening a web URL, the focus does not move to the browser window. How can we achieve this? I'm using Ubuntu 15.10.
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UC Browser on UBuntu

Is UC Web Browser available for download on Ubuntu Systems? If so what is the package name? I have Mozilla Firefox on my system but am not satisfied with it since it gives horrible download speed. ...
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Playing video in browser freezing whole system after an update in 14.04.1

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. Originally Ubuntu worked fine, but after an update it is freezes whenever I play video in the browser.
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Browser saves no cookies and always asks to be the standard browser

Since i upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 (AMD64) i have some issues First, my browser dont save any cookies and always asks to be the default browser. and my second problem is that i get a error message ...
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Jupyter notebook: open in currently open browser

Is it possible to make applications that open in a browser open in the currently open browser rather than the system's default one? I'd like that since sometimes I work with Firefox or Chromium and ...
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How to block all website [duplicate]

How to block all website on the basis of top level domain name in ubuntu 14 . For example I want to block all website on my system ending with ".info" or ".org " or " ".cn " .
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Meizu Ubuntu Edition Ota 9 Liri Browser

I updated the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition to OTA-9 and now the Liri-Browser does not start anymore. I reinstalled the app but it does not work. Before it worked well. Thank you, Gerd
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Can't sign on to site in Ubuntu Phone browser

I tried to sign in to my owncloud machine through the web interface. The browser allows me to enter a username and password, but hitting the Return key does nothing. I tried using a Bluetooth ...
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How to completely get rid of DNSUnlocker pop-up ad

DNSUnlocker ad As you can see in this image, that's the irritating DNSUnlocker popup ad on Chromium browser on my Ubuntu. I still get it when running Firefox. The solution discussed here does not ...
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Is firefox safe to use on Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

While using Firefox on Ubuntu, I frequently run into warnings from various sites (recent examples: when checking gmail, www.hitrecord.org), that inform me that I am using an outdated/unsupported ...
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Browser instance created through script doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB

I am using a bash file with a line chromium-browser http://www.gmail.com to create a browser instance. This browser instance doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB. How to fix this? Sometimes it does. And in ...
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ies4linux installation is failing

Unfortunately I need to install and use IE...I'm using that guide given here. But from terminal when I try so launch using ./ies4linux I always obtain this error: The program 'ies4linux-gtk.py' ...
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New Ubuntu Installation Freezing

Warning, I'm new here I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an empty drive. I have another drive in the PC with a Windows 10 installation. Everything on Ubuntu runs fine, until I open an app. Both ...
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How do I set a default Chrome Person (user) to open URLs as?

When I click on a URL (e.g. a URL in output console in bash), it opens using Chrome. Since I have multiple Persons (or users) on Chrome, it seemed to always open using the person with most recently ...
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Tor script install addons

How can I install an addon to Tor without any GUI interaction? I have just tried to copy the xpi unziped to extensions but no dice. I have tried diff a before and after addon install (31c31 is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 can ping IP and host name from terminal but not connect in browser

I just started a new job and have Ubuntu 15.10 on my work computer. We rely a lot on a local network/share drives and while I can ping both the IP and host name (i.e. 'suite' is what it's called here) ...
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Frequent 2 minutes pauses on web browser requests

A few days ago I did a clean install of Ubuntu (15.10), and applied all updates. Everything seems to be fine, except an annoying issue with web browsing. I've seen the same issue in both Chromium and ...
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Webpages not loading on one device but loads on another. How to fix this?

As it happens: none of the stackexchange sites open on my laptop, but they work fine on my tablet. I have tried the following: Cleared all cache cookies browser data. Didn't work. Used another ...
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Weird focuss loss in browsers

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS fully updated and am having a problem with browsers (Chrome Version 46.0.2490.80 (64-bit) and Firefox V43.0... Chromium does not have this problem) Here is how to duplicate: ...
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Why is Lubuntu slower than Kubuntu (in the same machine)?

I have a FS Amilo laptop with 2GB of RAM. I have Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Puppy Linux installed on it. I chose Lubuntu for speed, but my experience isn't as smooth as I expected. The desktop ...
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Intermittent failure to connect to a website

I'm trying to access a website. Sometimes I can access the website and sometimes the browser seems to be stuck while trying to connect. All that is shown by the browser is "connecting..." in the page ...
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How to activate Shumway in Firefox?

Because Adobe Flash is so insecure I want to install Shumway as an alternative as I currently have nothing installed so am having to do with the built-in HTML5 players on the sites which have them, ...
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Why does opera keep asking me if I want to make it my default browser when it already is?

Has anyone experienced the same issue? It is already default and even if I tick "not to show this message again"...it still pops up each time I open a new tab. UPDATE: I have already made it the ...
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Open ssh in terminal by clicking on “ssh://user@host” links in browser

I found a nice way to open a terminal with ssh to user@host if you click on a link that looks like this: ssh://user@host http://nknu.net/ubuntu-14-04-how-to-open-ssh-links-in-a-terminal/ I guess ...
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Can't set default browser to chrome

I can't set my default browser to chrome. Chrome isn't listed in the menu where you can choose default browsers in settings. Reinstalling didn't help, using chrome's own functionality to set itself ...
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Weird Firefox behavior, treating clicked links as if they were grabbed images

Lately in Firefox on 15.04 (fully updated), I've been noting a really irritating behavior. I do a Google search for something (for example; the bug isn't limited to Google results) and then click on a ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Shockwave crash

I'm on ubuntu 15.10 and shockwave crashes for some videos. It seems to be mostly on ad based content, I can run pandora all day without an issue. Installing an ad blocker helped a little but I'd ...
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How to exit default www-browser?

I inadvertently landed in the www-browser application. This is a text based web browser. How do I exit it?
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How to implement webcomponents in ubuntu

To configure the camera hikvision need the support of web components in the browser. How to implement this on ubuntu?
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Are all bookmarks saved in Ubuntu Web Browser lost?

During hours of research I regularly bookmarked some important URL's by clicking the star in URL field. But how to find the saved bookmarks back?
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Ubuntu 15.10 Chrome launch problem

Hi I am newbie in linux (ubuntu) and have some problem with chrome downloaded chrome and can't launch chrome-browser. how to solve this? this is error: $ google-chrome-stable ...
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Global shortcut to play/pause youtube

I would like to set a shortcut that will play/pause youtube. I want it to work when I'm not focused on my browser or when I'm in a different tab. If the command pauses any youtube video running on ...
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How can I backup/restore Opera browser bookmarks?

I was wondering if someone has successfully backed up and restored Opera bookmarks on Ubuntu? I dont see any options to do so and I cant find any useful information on the internet either. Cheers
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This Connection is Untrusted and it is showing This site uses HSTS to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely [closed]

I see the following message in Firefox when trying to access https://www.google.co.in This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.google.co.in, but we can't ...