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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 /etc/...
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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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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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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 ...
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I'm connected to wifi but cannot access the internet except thru VPN (14.04)

I've had 14.04 for a while now and love it. The other day, out of the blue, I cannot load pages through any of my browsers or other programs unless I am connected to my VPN. All other machines in the ...
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How to remove chromium-browser settings from Ubuntu 14.04?

I have already gone through How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium? and I'm really not getting why the solutions given there are not working for me. What I'm doing is: sudo apt-...
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Open URL in default browser (Chromium) from terminal and give browser focus

I am trying to open an URL from the terminal window in my default browser which is Chromium: $ xdg-open 'https://www.google.no/?gws_rd=ssl#q=site:askubuntu.com+xdg-open' >/dev/null This will ...
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How to disconnect ONLY my browser from internet temporarily?

Is there a way I can disconnect ONLY my browser from internet temporarily so I can pause an upload for YouTube and the connect it again to resume it?
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ctrl + a doesn't work in browsers

The combination for select all (Ctrl+A) doesn't work in a browser (either if we speak about firefox or chromium). It doesn't work if I try to clik in to the adress bar nor if I try to use it to select ...
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Internet speeduys

we are using 4 ubuntu machines with 20 Mbps internet speed were the browsing speed is very low we used to wait for a long time to buffer a video.Is there any solution for this need very much needed.
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Firefox/Chrome Linux vs Windows issue

Ok so here is the problem that got me looking at this. Recently Battle.net closed their "website bug forum" for the Diablo 3 forums. In its place the put two buttons at the bottom of the page next to ...
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How can I update Tor browser?

I downloaded the Tor Browser and when I ran it, I get that it need to be updated. So I when to the tor website and downloaded the tor bundle and extracted it. When I double click on start-tor-...
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Can't access into any .wordpress.com websites

Few days ago I've taken broadband connection. I set up the DSL cable connection from network manager and using the username and password I could perfectly connect to the internet. But I found that I ...
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How to use pressure sensitive drawing in a Linux-based browser?

Wacom provides a web browser plugin that allows pressure sensitive drawing with their and other PenAPI compatible tablets in a browser. Unfortunately their plugin only supports Windows and Mac OS X. ...
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Locating opening page in Google Chrome Browser for Linux

I use Ubuntu 14:04 LTS and when I fire up the Google Chrome Browser I want an opening pages set up with links of the 100 pages I use regularly. How can I find that page on my desktop please? Ampers.
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About chrome page loading issue [closed]

I'm a stranger here :) Actually, I have used Ubuntu as a main OS with my notebook about for a year. And Chrome has been a my primary web browser. You know, chrome was the best browser for me 2 weeks ...
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How to use the latest version of flash on Ubuntu?

We have all read about Adobe's decision to not care about linux users. I have several video websites (things like tf1.fr and m6replay.fr that require an updated version of flash. I guess this is so ...
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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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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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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 ->...