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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How to handle google chrome external protocol when your software is on wine?

My problem is this: I have a software installed with Wine (Brain Explorer 2, it's free); certain functions of this software requires using the browser (in this case google chrome; firefox isn't an ...
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Why browsers cannot recognise external webcamera?

My laptop has an inbuilt web camera but I want to use an external, USB web camera. Most of the programs can recognise it, but browsers don't (exactly Flash plugin).
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How do I get Adobe Flash functional in Superbird browser in Xubuntu 15.04, 64-bit?

Note: This is one of those cases where I answer my own question (it's purposeful). Don't let that stop you from answering, though, if you have a better or alternative solution. How do I get the Adobe ...
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List of ways set 'default browser' in xubuntu [duplicate]

I want to file a bug with the xubuntu project, citing too many ways to set the default browser, and the fact that these do not necessarily talk to each other. Settings -> Settings Manager -> ...
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I want to use the Chromium Browser. I can't for some reason

My processor is a x86_64 GNU/Linux I have recently downloaded "chomium-browser" although I can not access it's properties. I can NOT use google chrome for what it is. It's basically just an Icon ...
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Firefox eventually for no aparent reason consumes all CPU and RAM and grinds to a halt pulling my computer along with it

I now use Firefox as my default browser and have found that after having it up and running for several hours, that it starts to use up more and more of my CPU and RAM, and this does not appear to have ...
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Server not found

I have updated my Ubuntu 14.10 with the help of update, after that some sites are not loading and they are showing this error: I use a firewall and a proxy.
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How to change priorities of x-www-browser?

I'm on 15.04 64 bit Lubuntu and I downloaded chrome from their website, because it can be useful at times, but I want to keep firefox as my default browser and despite having put it as default browser ...
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wireless problem: skype works but web browser fails, router dashboard shows off-line

I had met with the same problem with winxp, the way to fix it is to preset DNS in TCP/IP network setting, which works extremely well. After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, this problem has plagued me since ...
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Problems downloading files via WeTransfer

I am using Unbuntu since a few months and everything works really fine. However, I do often get large files sent via the WeTransfer service. Unfortunately I am mostly not able to download them when ...
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Firefox YouTube videos often refuse to load after a certain duration into the video

I have recently switched from using Google Chrome to using Mozilla Firefox, but have noticed some problems with YouTube videos, very often, I play a video, but it refuses to load more than half of the ...
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Where is the Mozilla Firefox cache located?

I have got Mozilla Firefox installed, and am aware of the issues with nasty things like phishing scripts from images ending up in my browser's cache. And so that I don't have to just empty my cache ...
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Why I can't drag and drop tab into the FireFox installed in Ubuntu 15.04?

today I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I am experiencing an annoying problem with the installed version of Firefox. The problem is that I can't swap the opened tab. I can change their order with the ...
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Reload website in ubuntu-touch browser

Is there a way to refresh the content of a website in the browser of ubuntu-touch phones? I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5 with 14.10 (r21).
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network browsing in ubuntu 14.04 is not working [duplicate]

While trying to access a Windows network it shows: Unable to access location, Failed to retrieve share list from server, No such file or directory How to solve this, and connect with Windows shared ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 built in Browser

I have started to use the inbuilt light weight browser that comes with the Ubuntu 14.10 install. It is OK for what I need, however there are a few issues that I an trying to clean up with it: When I ...
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How to configure Apache2 to download files directly?

:-) I have a server running Ubuntu Server 14.04, and I have the apache2 webserver running on it. I would like to have a personal website for me and a few friends to host a few files. I created the ...
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browser hijacker won't go away after deleting Vista

I recently downloaded Ubuntu and deleted the old OS, windows vista, however, a browser extension called Frontier search has hijacked Firefox and I can't seem to remove it. Please help, all guides to ...
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smplayer YouTube Browser message: server returned '403: Forbidden'

SMPlayer YouTube Browser message: Unfortunately this video can't be played. The server returned '403: Forbidden'server returned '403: Forbidden' Ubuntu 14.04.1 SMPlayer: SMPlayer © 2006-2015 Ricardo ...
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Unable to set Chrome as the default browser; what else can I try?

I have done everything I can to set Google Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.04, but absolutely nothing seems to work. Anything new I could try would be greatly appreciated. Whenever I open ...
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How to prevent cookie from deleting is they're timed out?

Maybe I ask in wrong section but maybe you can help me. How to prevent cookie from deleting is they're timed out? I'm talking about Firefox but in other browsers (like Chrome) if you have the answer ...
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How to tell what a PUA.JS.Xored actually is

Almost every time that I scan my machine with ClamAV I get some results reporting that there is this PUA in my browser's cache: PUA.JS.Xored And I understand that this is encrypted JavaScript of ...
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How to install Microsoft Silverlight on Mozilla Firefox browser in an easiest and reliable way that runs on ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit operating system?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS on my system. I am using Mozilla Firefox 37.0(**Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0)** and Google Chrome(Version 41.0.2272.118 (64-bit)) browsers on my ...
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I'm connected to wifi but cannot access the internet except thru VPN (14.04)

I've had 14.04 for a while now and love it. The other day, out of the blue, I cannot load pages through any of my browsers or other programs unless I am connected to my VPN. All other machines in the ...
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How to download files (rar, zip …) via browser on Ubuntu-Touch

how can i download rar file via native browser in Ubuntu-Touch aquaris e4,5? I get the messages: "Sorry there arent currently any apps installed that can handle this type of content"
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Google Talk on ubuntu touch

is there any way how to use Google Talk chat on ubuntu touch aquaris e4.5? In internet browser is not possible force loading of full pages, all pages are show in mobile version, so i cannot use chat ...
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Browsers stop loading pages

Why do web pages stop loading? Everyday, after about an hour on line, browsers hang. Running 14.04. Mostly just see the turning wheel for as long as I care to wait when trying to load any page with ...
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How to set the default homepage and search engine in the Ubuntu Touch browser app?

How can I set a default page for Ubuntu-Phone Browser? And how to change the search engine? Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu touch mobil phone browser htaccess not accepted

I have a big problem. My new bq ubuntu phone browser can't access websites that are protected by htaccess. What can I do? Thx a lot for any help. Bye, Thomas
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smartphone-like behavior in Chromium and Opera browsers in VirtualBox

I use Chromium and Opera browsers in my VirtualBox v.4.3.26 (Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome), but few days ago (not clear, whether after an update or I inadvertently changed some settings) they started to behave ...
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Open URL in default browser (Chromium) from terminal and give browser focus

I am trying to open an URL from the terminal window in my default browser which is Chromium: $ xdg-open 'https://www.google.no/?gws_rd=ssl#q=site:askubuntu.com+xdg-open' >/dev/null This will ...
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Internet speeduys

we are using 4 ubuntu machines with 20 Mbps internet speed were the browsing speed is very low we used to wait for a long time to buffer a video.Is there any solution for this need very much needed.
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Firefox/Chrome Linux vs Windows issue

Ok so here is the problem that got me looking at this. Recently Battle.net closed their "website bug forum" for the Diablo 3 forums. In its place the put two buttons at the bottom of the page next to ...
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How to remove chromium-browser settings from Ubuntu 14.04?

I have already gone through How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium? and I'm really not getting why the solutions given there are not working for me. What I'm doing is: sudo ...
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Ubuntu wiki is unresponsive when I zoom in in mozzilla firefox

I try reading basic ubuntu documentations for simple stuff but the wiki is unresposive when I zoom in. The bottom navigation slide appears when I zoom in. Do you have a pdf version of documentation or ...
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How to disconnect ONLY my browser from internet temporarily?

Is there a way I can disconnect ONLY my browser from internet temporarily so I can pause an upload for YouTube and the connect it again to resume it?
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Differences in browser support

I have compared the Ubuntu 14 desktop with the lubuntu 14 desktop. Both I like very much. However, I have noticed that when I create an html document with an audio or video attribute, it will play in ...
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High Contrast Scroll Bar in Browser

I can barely see the Firefox scroll bar. I believe this is controlled by the operating system. I looked in Ubuntu Tweak > Miscellaneous but I don't see any color or contrast settings there. How can I ...
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Is Baidu browser available for Ubuntu?

In the Ubuntu Desktop feature http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features/web-browsing there is a pic if you hover on it ,it displays "Baidu". I searched but never found any baidu browser for Ubuntu. I use ...
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Can't access into any .wordpress.com websites

Few days ago I've taken broadband connection. I set up the DSL cable connection from network manager and using the username and password I could perfectly connect to the internet. But I found that I ...
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Problem with addons in Mozilla

The problem is following: I have about 10 addons installed and suddenly part of them just stopped working( wappalyzer, google translate plugin) while others(Adblock, firebug) still work. All addons ...
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How to change browser in which Sublime Text will open files?

For some time I used Firefox and I guess because it was first browser that was installed, when I installed Sublime it recognized it and set it as default but now I switched to Chromium and I ...
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Locating opening page in Google Chrome Browser for Linux

I use Ubuntu 14:04 LTS and when I fire up the Google Chrome Browser I want an opening pages set up with links of the 100 pages I use regularly. How can I find that page on my desktop please? Ampers. ...
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Opera and Safari installation

How do I install Opera and Safari on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit? Can anyone help? Opera I downloaded but could not get it installed. On the other hand I did not try Safari, even I don't have any idea if ...
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About chrome page loading issue [closed]

I'm a stranger here :) Actually, I have used Ubuntu as a main OS with my notebook about for a year. And Chrome has been a my primary web browser. You know, chrome was the best browser for me 2 weeks ...
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default package: tar .xz or tar .bz2?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, 2 GB of memory. Which default package should I select when asked before downloading an application like the Opera Web Browser?
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Easiest way to prevent Facebook from spying on where I surf on the web [closed]

I heard that Facebook from now on will monitor where I am surfing on the web. What is the easiest way to prevent them from knowing what I am doing on the web (assuming I am not logged into Facebook)? ...
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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? [closed]

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!