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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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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How to have Ubuntu Chrome Canary?

Ubuntu how can i have Google Chrome Canary? https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/canary.html
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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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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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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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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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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!
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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 ...
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Whenever I go to the google chrome download page my laptop screen turns off

I can't recover from the screen being off without resetting the laptop using the power button. When I use the fn+volume keys while the screen is off I can hear the volume changing, I just can't find ...
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Chromium quickly opens/closes an extra tab when started

I have noticed on my chromium that when I launch it for the first time in a session it opens my home page (fine), but it also very quickly opens and closes one tab multiple times. Also on the chromium ...
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Flash works ugly

After updates last Friday (16.01.2015) I have started getting problems with all my browsers which use Adobe Flash player (Firefox, Midori etc). Videos from Youtube, Vimeo, etc. are playing "laggy" ...
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How to enable the eclipse internal browser (Ubuntu 12.10)?

I have installed Eclipse 4.2 x64 on Ubuntu 12.10 x64. I need to use the internal web browser but it is disabled by default. The Use internal web browser radio button in preferences -> General ...
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System freezes when browsing and opening email client

Issue: The system freezes frequently, and to the point where there is nothing to do but hit the restart button on the case. This happens in particular when using the browser (Firefox) and almost ...
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Firefox won't start, 'sys_page_size == 0' error

Out of the blue, Firefox Developer Edition from the PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 wouldn't start. It did not launch by searching through Unity and clicking on Firefox. Typing firefox in terminal gave me the ...
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Why does my keyboard stop working sometimes in Chrome and Opera?

A persistent problem that I have had on my system for a while is that when I am browsing, in the one of the browsers I use, Chrome and Opera, the program stops responding to my keystrokes. I have to ...
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Able to Ping and Telnet but not Browse any website

I have a fresh install of 14.04. I am unable to browse any website using both Ubuntu browser and Firefox (the only browsers installed by default). However, when I drop the terminal I am able to ping ...
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Is there a tool for benchmarking scrolling speed of browser?

As the title asks, is there a tool for browser scrolling speed? I'm working on graphics and need a numbered performance of scrolling. I saw some mail threads regarding firefox-scrolling benchmark, ...
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blackens the screen

I have a problem I can not solve. Use xubuntu 14.04 on a PC Acer 2920Z with 2 gb of ram. Now the question is simple, when I use chrome or chromium, it makes no difference after a few seconds I ...
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Selected Text missing when press ctrl or alt

I am a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user. I encounter a problem when I type in any text box of browser. When I select any text in the text box of a browser (Chrome or FireFox) , once I press ctrl or alt. The ...
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Facebook not working in all browsers in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't load facebook in all of my browsers in Ubuntu 14.04 I don't know where the problem occurs. I already changed IPv4 to 8.8.8.8 but still doesn't work. And also I could access on facebook only ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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How to install (or mock) Internet Explorer?

I need to install a Windows application, which checks if there is Internet Explorer of at least 5th version installed and refuses to install (while I believe it does not really need it to work) if it ...
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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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FTP and browser network connection issues in 14.10 Utopic

I have a remotely hosted website. For long I could FTP into it and upload web content, but now when I try, Nautilus tells me after a long waiting time that "oops, something went wrong". Normally I ...
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Run a browser on the active window

I have to lunch multiple browsers (thousands), but don't want to open a new window every time a browser is launched; instead, I need to open the webpage, process the content and go to the next. When ...
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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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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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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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Set Tor Browser as default browser?

I would like Ubuntu to automatically use the Tor Browser as its default browser. As it launches from the script start-tor-browser and is perhaps not truly "installed" in the same way as Firefox or ...
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Is there a simple HowTo for getting Ubuntu and a browser working on an old PC?

I have a 2007-vintage Dell PC, formerly running WinXP. Is there a simple HowTo for getting Ubuntu and a browser working on it? FWIW, the PC is a Dell Latitude D620, it shows only 1 GB of main memory ...
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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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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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Is it possible to save flash Videos from a website using Midori browser?

I have started using Midori recently. Is there a way to save/download flash videos from websites using Midori ? I am not asking about any specific website. Workaround: Install both youtube-dl and ...
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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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Where is the address bar and other controls in the “browser” app? (Ubuntu Touch browser)

I can't seem to open the address bar or find the settings button. just trying to access my router so I can fiddle with settings. my router doesn't like chrome.
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How can I change my IP address?

I want to change my IP address and port to some other values. My idea is to attain anonymity when I browse in the web. Currently I am on a network having static IPs for each system. I know there are ...
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Need to make flash-plugin work with Dooble browser version 0.07

I have finally found a browser that works best on my old machine, it is very fast, and also CPU friendly. They named it 'Dooble', I have no idea why, but I like this browser. I use Dooble version 0.07 ...
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Why can't I run Java Web Start Applications?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 for x86-64 on my PC and I'm trying to run a .jnlp file. I've installed Java 7 and the Java plugin for Mozilla Firefox manually (Because there is no .deb package for Java 7 for ...
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use web page or html file as a screensaver?

I heard that xscreensaver can run anything as a screensaver but I don't know how to do so. Can I use it to make a web page from an html file my screensaver?
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How to have websites fit the screen?

on high resolution screens websites are mostly blank.How to have them stretched to fit the screen? I've tried Internet Explorer and Opera and on Linux too: Firefox and Chrome
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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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Tor Vidalia Browser Problem

So Vidalia is up and running fine but the browser has not installed properly, like it has before. Before I just clicked on the onion icon, it would say launching Tor..., You are now connected, the ...
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What are the main browsers for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

What are the browsers that I can get on Ubuntu? I know there is Firefox, as that comes installed by default, and the Ubuntu Default Browser, but what others are there that you can install? I am ...
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How to update tor browser from Terminal?

how to update tor browser from Terminal ?
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Pandora won't run in Tor browser

I get an error message to update Flash which I have, tried updating browser and no luck. Any suggestions? I'm using Tor instead of Firefox or Chrome as a way around a firewall both of which block ...
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Is it possible to edit Textboxes in a browser using VIM or a VIM-Style-Editor?

Is it possible to edit Textboxes in a browser using VIM or a VIM-Style-Editor? (On Ubuntu of course)
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Browser freezes frequently. Will it be a swap problem?

I am facing a problem with very slow browser apps, Wine games and Unity. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sandisk Cruzer 32GB flash drive. I have N53SV Laptop with 16 GB RAM and an nVidia card, and ...
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Problem while browsing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my PC with 2+ Ghz processing speeds and 4gb RAM. While I'm browsing on using Firefox, the browser suddenly gets dim and then bright. It happened multiple times. While ...
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Why does Tor unexpectedly exit every time I open it?

Every time I try to run tor it unexpectedly exits and I get this in my terminal: (process:28965): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed Aug 04 01:38:35.833 ...
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YouTube not playing

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. My Youtube isn't playing since three days. I upgraded the system. Re-installed Ubuntu restricted extras package. Still not working. It's not working with any browser... I ...