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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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?
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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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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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Change default webapp browser

In its current state, using the Ubuntu Browser app I can't copy or paste. App won't remember the default size each time I open it, and I get graphical artifacts (lines, etc.) on my screen each ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thunderbird uses the wrong browser

I'm unable to make Thunderbird open the default browser. In the browser preferences, Chromium is selected as the default browser. It's also selected in "Default Applications" in System Settings. In ...
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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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How to change IP Address on tor browser into specific country on Ubuntu 14.04?

I know that in windows you just need to find the folder of the tor browser and change some code in some text file but since I'm using Linux I don't know if I can find this folder. Sorry for the dumb ...
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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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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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What's the default serif font in firefox?

I'm trying to come up with a solid font stack that incorporates fonts typically found on an ubuntu install. font-family=serif looks great, but for obvious reasons, this isn't appropriate for other ...
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YouTube Videos Stopped Streaming

I have been dealing with this problem for a couple of days but couldn't find a solution. I've posted on a forum before but nobody answered. Any help? A couple of days ago a problem started to occur. ...
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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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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 ...