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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Is there a text mode browser which supports javascript?

I need to configure my router remotely, and links etc won't work because the router config page uses javascript and refuses to run without it. Obviously, shame on netgear for being this crap, but is ...
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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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Underscore character in browser url bar doesn't work with custom font

I don't know if this is a ubuntu thing, but I am using (x)ubuntu, so this seems as good a place as any. I set my desktop default font as a stylized, downloaded font. The browser address bar doesn't ...
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inox browser: build and patch chromium from source

I recently stumbled over a set of patches for chromium which promise to focus on privacy by disabling data transmission to google. You can read more about it here. It originates from a Archlinux AUR ...
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How to change tab in Google Chrome with the keyboard, in Ubuntu

In OSX, you can browse tabs in browsers by Ctrl+ N/p or similar. I have not found any keys in Ubuntu 14.04. How can you browse tabs of browsers by keyboard in Ubuntu?
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To have keybinding to move page up/down in Ubuntu's browser

I would like to scroll page up and down etc by CTRL+p/n or similar, like you have in OSX in most of the browsers. This is much better for wrists than using the keys next to my keyboard. How can you ...
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Videos not being played due to flash plugin [duplicate]

When I use the starsports.com for videos , the videos do not start and they show an error saying Flash Player needs to be updated. I tried installing flash many ways like installing the Adobe flash ...
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Ubuntu Phone alternative browsers? VPN? Mysql client? Exchange client? [closed]

Got the Meizu MX4 with Ubuntu. But is there no alternative browser? I'd like to install other browser(s) with possible proxy configuration settings? The app store doesn't offer anything else? How ...
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14.04 often at 100% CPU and freezes daily

Can anyone suggest a way forward? Do I need to try a lighter OS like Lubuntu or Puppy? Go back to 12.10? Might there be a hardware problem I can check? Or...? I've been runnung Ubuntu for a 1 yr ...
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Ctrl+click on link in a browser doesn't open page in a new tab

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for the most part it went off without a hitch; however, my browser isn't acting right. I often use the CTRL+click shortcut to open links in a new tab. At first I ...
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Ubuntu web browser not loading in 14.04

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit platform. When I launch ubuntu web browser GUI window opens but it's white empty. I launched it in terminal /usr/bin/webbrowser-app it's the same, it only prints: ...
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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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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's the advantage of using the Ubuntu web apps browser?

I wanted to know if there is any advantage of using Ubuntu web apps rather that my browser as I can not see why I would like to load the same page using an external app rather than my browser. Also ...
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Watch QuickTime videos in the browser?

It's rather frustrating to me that I can't watch any of the videos on Apple's site. Is there a QuickTime plugin for Chrome or Firefox, and if not, why?
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Why is Ubuntu shipped with firefox?

I'm just curious, and some of my friends too. Personally I think "chromium-browser" is better (faster, less crashing) than "firefox", and, why Ubuntu not shipped with more than 1 web browser?
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Firefox,chrome full screen mode not working

I watch a lot of online videos. But they don't play as expected from face-book or any other site. YouTube works fine,but any other site,the frame rate of the video will be low and whenever i press ...
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Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition How to delete cookies and cache in browser?

How can I delete cookies and the cache content after each session on Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition phone?
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smplayer YouTube Browser message: server returned '403: Forbidden' [closed]

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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Why konqueror does not support autocomplete=“off”?

I am using Konqueror as web browser. I installied it in Ubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install konqueror. I want to set in an input autocomplete="off" but it does not work. Is this a ...
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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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Scroll **one** line in a web browser

If you read long texts with a web browser, it is easier for the eye to have something that guides them. One simple solution is to read at the bottom of the screen and scroll down one line after the ...
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Midori webapp mode doesn't use cookies

Is there any known workarounds for getting midori to remember the cookies? I only ask because for me the ubuntu-browser app is currently broken (even when I open a link and it loads, all I get is ...
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sound is not audible in online videos

I am using Ubuntu 15.04, chrome browser. My sound is playing in saved videos and all the drives are perfectly fine. When I go on to play online videos the videos and the video quality is perfect but ...
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smartphone-like / touch-device behavior in Chromium 41 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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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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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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Why does Chrome not stay as the default browser in Xubuntu 13.04?

If I go to Settings Manager > Preferred Applications and make Chrome (or chromium-browser; there are entries for both!) the default browser, then logout or reboot and come back, the default browser is ...
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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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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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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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System wide browser protocol handlers?

When developing an application for a Windows system, there is a registry entry you can make on the client machine that sets a 'protocol handler' in the system. In the same way that mailto links work ...
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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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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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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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Remove persistent devices from file browser list

In my file browser, it lists all the drives and devices available for browsing. There is one that is from another OS installation, and I want to remove it from the list. Hiding devices using ...
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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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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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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 ...