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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Can't open Chrome as default browser from terminal

I'm trying to use the answers from this question, but all fail by either doing nothing, or giving me this error: Aborted (core dumped) I'm on 14.04 Trusty Tahr using Google Chrome as my default ...
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Using Terminal as a web browser [duplicate]

I've found that terminal can be used for various purposes. This will be great if I can use it as a web browser. Is there any way to use it as a web browser??
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Change default downloader in Firefox or Chromium

I want to download all types of file with Firefox or Chromium web browser directly with a downloader without copying and pasting the link.
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How to set the Default Browser from the Command Line?

Tried to set the default browser using the GUI tools but this didn't work overall. Is there a way to configure the system wide default browser from command line?
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Tor browser on crouton xfce

I'm new to Linux and ubuntu, and following an online article, I installed xfce on my toshiba chromebook,however I can't seem to install tor browser. Iv tried many different methods and read tons of ...
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Windows Internet Explorer through Wine

I've downloaded the install files for IE 11 hoping it would load pages on Windows Steam because I'm having steamwebhelper.exe issues (more on that here: (steamwebhelper.exe error) Nothing but library [...
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No sound on the internet!

I tried using this code gksu gedit /etc/asound.conf then pcm.pulse { type pulse } ctl.pulse { type pulse } pcm.!default { type pulse } ctl.!default { type pulse } and it returns name@name-...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Google Chrome 45.0.2454.93 No sound

When using Google Chrome there is no sound (youtube, vimeo, facebook, flash and etc.) In Mozilla the sound is working as it should!
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How to disable HTTP referrer in Firefox?

I feel that the HTTP referrer is a violation of my privacy (the HTTP header field that identifies the webpage you just came from which was linked to the webpage you are going to) and I understand that ...
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What is an Arm64 browser that is comparable to chrome?

I have searched for an arm 64 version of chrome/chromium and have not been able to find one. I have tried firefox but for some reason it does not work on my computer. Does anyone know of a comparable ...
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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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Install click package from upstream Ubuntu Touch apps?

Can I create a click package from, say, the upstream webbrowser-app on Launchpad (default Ubuntu Touch browser) and install it on my Bq Aquaris M10 without breaking anything? I don't really care if ...
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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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Attention required One more step CAPTCHA

Why is this Attention Required One more step. Please complete the security check to access www.xyz.com" displaying whenever I'm accessing a website?
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Force Epiphany to open links in default browser

I use Firefox as my default browser and I started using Epiphany for web apps (I use it fox google inbox) as I prefer it as a separate window with it's own icon. What I don't like about it is that ...
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How to install google chrome to watch netflix in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I tried to install google chrome for ubuntu users from my Firefox web browser, but that did'nt work
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Cant install chrome no matter what I try. DPKG keeps returning errors

This is the code I ran: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser This is the error I keep getting: dpkg: error processing package network-manager (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent ...
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Does Brave browser have ability to sync bookmarks like firefox login mechanism?

I am using Firefox for a long time. But it causes high CPU temperature. Sometimes even it raises to 150-200 %.But Brave causing less CPU usage. I would like to import all the bookmarks in Firefox to ...
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How to enable Javascript?

Both gmail and chrome browser tell me I need to enable javascript. How do I do this. Did not find anything in software center.
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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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Terminal-Browser with Flash

I want to know if it's possible to enter a Flash site from the terminal. I'm playing a web-game based on Flash, so I want to make my server consume as low CPU as possible. I saw that I can do it, but ...
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Firefox fails to start on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

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 'firefox'...
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How to dispatch clicked URLs to specific browser based on domain (as OSX Choosy does)

I am trying to replicate the functionality of Choosy (https://www.choosyosx.com/) under Ubuntu 16.04. In particular, I want to have it set up so that when I click in a non-browser application on a ...
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How to view locally stored HTML files on Ubuntu Touch?

All, I am looking for an option to open html files rather than URLs on the web in the browser on my phone with Ubuntu Touch. As there's no 'open file' option I have been experimenting with file:// ...
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Play browser audio, with screen off [BQ M10 ]

Is there a way to turn off the screen but leave audio in the browser playing to save battery? I'm using Ubuntu Touch on a BQ M10
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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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Firefox not opening

I am new to Ubuntu. Just installed U on May 25 2016. Firefox did work at first but browser will not open now. Connected to wifi ok. Installed updates, would that make a difference?
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How to install the “Links 2” browser in Lubuntu?

I went to the official website but they had this complicated list of steps where I had to manually check a bunch of dependencies and then download a tarball, only to have to follow a further list of ...
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How to install Dillo in Lubuntu?

How can I install Dillo under Lubuntu 16.04? Is there any apt-get repository?
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Firefox Slow Performance

I have to say, firefox on ubuntu's performance is attrocious. Very quickly it gets into 100% cpu use (thank god I have multiple cores) and hundreds of megs of ram. Even closing tabs does not help the ...
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How do you globally set the default browser using KDE4?

I'm using awesome-wm on Kubuntu 10.10. I like some of the KDE tools... like choqok. Thing is, that within awesome wm it seems to be impossible to set a default browser, because KDE4 settings overwrite ...
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Ubuntu Freezes when accessing browser context menus (e.g. SSL Info Tab) - 16.04

When I try to open a context menu such as the SSL info tab in browser's address bar or the 'Settings' tab in Chrome, Browser window freezes and my mouse cursor disappears until I force close the ...
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'Request Time Out Error: Website not accessible' while browsing internet

Sometimes websites not accessible in Ubuntu 14.04. Many times I get an error like this 'Request Timeout' The server timed out while waiting for browser request. This occurs frequently in Ubuntu ...
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how to enable HTML5 Storage in Ubuntu web browser?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 os and also use Ubuntu web browser for open paytm. but now I can't open this site.. the error is "please enable HTML5 storege to continue" how to solve it??
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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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Why don't captchas work in UBUNTU Browser? [closed]

When I post an answer then I get a google capcha nag screen. I can copy and paste the code but there is no submit button. Please get rid of these capchas I'm not a robot!!!!
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Is crypto.stanford.edu spying on me?

Using Firefox browser and I see in history that every time I log on to internet that crypto.stanford.edu is listed in history tab. What is this site and why is it in my history? Is this some kind of ...
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suggestions for a web browser that will search within the current page [closed]

I am brand new to Ubuntu running v16.04. Please be clear and specific in your answer. I need a web browser that will search within the current page. Any suggestions, please? Thank you very much. ...
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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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Why is pepper flash sandboxed?

I have been using Opera for a few days with the new Ubuntu 16.04. I was about to log onto my online, work account from home. Our company website uses flash, but after clicking on the login button.......
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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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How to install Opera Browser?

I am trying to install opera browser from the terminal. I downloaded the 'debian' installer because it didn't show up in software center. It completely destroyed my software center - it is frozen ...
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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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Open tabs at startup in Konqueror

When starting Chrome I can set up that it opens previously used tabs, last time when closing the browser window. Can I do the same in Konqueror? When I open Konqueror doesn't reopen last opened tabs, ...
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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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Programs to combine bookmarks?

I've recently been having some issues with xmarks and found that it hasn't been syncing my chromium and firefox bookmarks correctly. Is there a way to combine the two bookmark HTML files? Preferably ...
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Pressing backspace doesn't open previous page in Firefox

In Windows when I press the backspace key it goes to the page I surfed before, why doesn't it work in Ubuntu 10.04? How to make it work?