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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Stop using flash? Or improve the flash experience?

I'd like to setup my Ubuntu to work without Flash (= not installed), but still be able to view videos on sites like Youtube, wisevid, etc. I want to try this because recently Flash has crashed a ...
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How to install MS Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9? [duplicate]

I recently started using Ubuntu 11.4 as my primary OS. I’m trying to find a way to run Internet Explorer on it. Is there a way to install on Linux/wine IE7 or higher versions? I saw only ie4linux ...
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How do I make man pages open in a web browser?

How can I make manpages (from the man command) open in a web browser for easier navigation?
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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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open nautilus as new tab in existing window

Currently, if I click a launcher/shortcut icon etc i will get a new nautilus window. If there is already a nautilus window open, I would rather it open up in a new tab in the existing window (as if I ...
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Accessing IE only sites

Still there are companies who believe Windows is the only OS and IE is the only browser around. This prompts them to make sites which can be accessed only in IE. Though I have dual-boot system I boot ...
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Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu

In Windows I use, beside the main Firefox installation, one or even two "Firefox clones" for different purposes (specifically oriented addons and configurations, light configuration without addons, ...
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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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Internet Explorer 8 in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install MS Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9? Is it possible to get IE8 running in Ubuntu? It seems quite feasible to me, as I had gotten IE7 to run via Wine awhile ...
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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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Is there some kind of icon browser?

When making a custom launcher, it is nice to have a matching icon for it from the default usr ubuntu directories. The problem that is: Ubuntu seems to store icons in about 50 or more folders. Browsing ...
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Security warning from Facebook in Chromium

I am terrified. Every ten minutes Chromium pops up with a tab stating: Success SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. Very ...
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How can I resume a download started in Chromium?

I was in the middle of a large download in Chromium and the power supply to my computer failed (well I tripped over my power cord ...). I see the entry in chrome://downloads/ which says the download ...
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How to run a web browser as a screensaver

I would like to set up a custom application (a separate profile of Firefox browser in my case) to be fired instead of screensaver. I am using Gnome desktop environment. Technically it doesn't have to ...
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Browser's back button hidden by unity launcher

Usually when i try to reach a back button on my browser, I end up with a launcher popping over it. So instead of simply pushing "back" button I have to deal with a launcher. I think this is unity's ...
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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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What's the difference between x-www-browser and gnome-www-browser?

What's the difference between x-www-browser and gnome-www-browser? I came across it here: Setting the default browser when update-alternatives fails.
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Is there a text mode browser which support 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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What are the available browsers for 128 MB of RAM PC?

Running 12.04 with VirtualBox and I set it for 128MB of RAM. I cannot use more than 128MB of RAM. Since the browsers I know like Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium seem to eat more RAM, could ...
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Use real browser instead of w3m on SSH connections

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via ssh on terminal and have to view a web-page (localhost) on the server I use w3m (w3m localhost). Unfortunately w3m is ...
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Unable to save images by dragging and dropping them from browser to Nautilus or desktop

In Chrome on Windows I usually save images by dragging them from the browser to the folder I want to save them to. I prefer this method compared to navigating through the file browser as it is much ...
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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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Cannot Install Google Chrome

I am having trouble installing Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. After downloading it from http://www.google.com/chrome I am trying to open it with a double click. Software Center pops up, I ...
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Chrome or Chromium? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, I went to download Chrome and got an error saying it was packaged badly or something, so I read up about it and found out about Chrome, and most people ...
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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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How do I set a “custom” browser as default in Preferred Applications

I'm trying to set up Conkeror as my default browser. However, in the Preferred Applications menu, this is not an option, nor do I see a method of inputting a custom setting/command. Does anyone know ...
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How can I get chromium-browser to run fullscreen (not kiosk) in 12.04?

I have created a restricted user which logs in automatically and Chromium runs the default home page with the screen starting maximized but I want it to run in fullscreen (F11) mode. I tried kiosk ...
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Chrome keeps opening maximized

Chrome opens up in a maximized windows. No matter how many times I resize it down it stays the same on new windows. I tried resizing the windows then quitting Chrome, but still no luck. If anything ...
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Is there any way I can get my Google Chrome to go back a page by pressing backspace?

Something I seem to be missing is when I press backspace the page doesn't go back to the last page as it did in Windows, does anyone have any ways around this?
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Why is Chromium not updated automatically as Firefox is?

Firefox was automatically updated to version 14 a few days ago through update manager, but Chromium web browser is still stuck in version 18 while Google Chrome is already in version 20. Why does this ...
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Website display problem - across all browsers

whenever I go to getpersonas.com or youtube the page loads like this: How can I fix this?
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How to log on to a Ubuntu server; from windows with a plain gui

I was hoping to setup and maybe browse the internet from a Ubuntu server i setup at home. Seeing that I have installed, Ubuntu server, I was hoping if there is software I can install to get a browser ...
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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 do I open Youtube content in an app instead of my browser, while clicking on a link?

Now when I follow a link in my browser to Youtube, it opens in a new page of my browser, in my case Firefox. I would have liked that it provokes the launch of another app, for example Minitube, VLC ...
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How do I browse a website that uses WebGL?

I want to run this site: http://www.zygotebody.com/ But, it says that WebGL is required. How do I install it? I have Firefox version 3.6.13 and Chromium version 8.0.552.215.
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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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How to get Ubuntu to display unicode supplementary characters?

I have a standard desktop UI install of the latest Ubuntu distro and I'm trying to view this page: http://www.i18nguy.com/unicode/supplementary-test.html However none of the text display properly. I ...
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Terminal commands to add NEW custom browser to Preferred Applications?

I would like to know the terminal commands to add new custom browser to Preferred Applications? I don't mean selecting a browser using: sudo update-alternatives –config x-www-browser I would ...
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how can install plugins for play mp3 and wma file which play on browser

I am new user of ubuntu and i am facing an problem when i use web page and play any online mp3 voice file while my voice file not play i show an error " plug in missing ", ... I try to install this ...
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Uploading or attaching files that located on a shared drive doesn't work?

I have this odd, quite minor, but annoying issue that I am quite perplexed about. Whenever I try to upload a file via my browser(let's say attach a file to an email in GMail), I click 'Browse' button ...
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Can any browser switch to already open tab, if address you're opening is already open?

If "https://mail.google.com" is already open a tab, it it possible to have a browser switch to that tab if I try opening "https://mail.google.com" in a different tab? What if I try opening the new ...
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Automatically 'select all' in browser address/search bars

Is it possible to automatically 'select all' when I left click in a browser address/search bar. I know it's only one more click by right clicking and then choosing 'select all' and I probably sound a ...
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How can I auto-hide the launcher via a script, when I maximize the browser?

I was trying to control Ubuntu 14.4.1 Launcher's behavior. I want it to auto-hide every time I have browser window like firefox maxmaized. I found this solution: #!/bin/bash ## Change value of ...
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control mouse with keyboard and web browsing

I have lost my mouse functionality, and I have to work without it on my Ubuntu PC for a couple of days. I am OK with doing my stuffs without it on my computer. But I'm having no good time with web ...
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How can I view Youtube videos in Tor browser?

For some reason I'm unable to view videos on Youtube when using the Tor browser. What steps do I have to take to view them?
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How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with?

I'd like gnome-terminal to open links with the Chrome browser, but it insists on opening them with Firefox. I've followed both pieces of advice found here without any success: ...
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How do I turn off font pixel antialiasing only in Terminal?

For programming, I like to turn off font antialiasing (i.e. select the Monochrome option) because it makes the terminal text look a lot sharper at smaller font sizes. But then everything in the web ...
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How to most elegantly replace Courier New with another font system-wide?

I am annoyed by Courier New on different web sites (most notably, GitHub) and would like to replace it with another font (say, Liberation Mono). I would like the solution to work in all browsers (so ...
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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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How to findout web history in ubuntu?

I have gifted my 15yrs son a Dell laptop in which Ubuntu 10.10 has pre installed, wanna trace what whether he is using the net in proper way or not. Please suggest me how to findout what he browsing ...