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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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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browser without gpu support

Google has an Easter egg that draws 3D graph but when I tried it out on chrome it complained about no WebGL support. I've also tested it on Firefox whose WebGL support was enabled but ended up with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 WebBrowser.app does not see flash

The new WebBrowser.app now in Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64bit does not play flash. I have Adobe flash installed and working both in Firefox and Chrome, but the Browser.app says it is not installed. When I try ...
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Save chromium browser's session

How can I manually save the session in chromium-broswer? I have a Notebook with damaged battery (only gives 5~6 minutes of backup, planning to buy a new one), and in our country power outages ("Load ...
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How does the javascript WebApp integration work? [closed]

So, this question is mostly for the guys at Canonical that came up with the Javascript integration of (I think it's C++, but I could be wrong) integration. How is it possible to integrate external ...
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Computer Modern with Chrome

When using Chrome, I'd like to enable the Computer Modern Roman to be displayed when I view math in, for example, physics.stackexchange or other sites that use MathJax. Is there a simple way to do ...
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Why do I see a “Firefox” button on Firefox 28?

I noticed that recently the "Firefox" button appears again in my Firefox 28, even with Global Menu installed. This is really back or is something wrong with my Firefox on Ubuntu 13.10?
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Wifi browser login problem

We use a wifi network at my school in which you must login with your student account in the web brower. When I boot my laptop with Windows 7, it redirects me automatically to the login page. But if ...
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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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Firefox Bookmarks on Ubuntu 12.04 Start Page

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Lt. The Ubuntu Start Page is Firefox Browser, but has no 'bookmarks' Icon showing? How do I 'bookmark' sites for future re-call? How do I download or place the many ...
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How can I browse Ubuntu Wiki offline?

I am accustomed to offline wiki browsing. I thought it would be great if I can read Ubuntu wiki in the same way. Is there anyway I can read Ubuntu Wiki offline? Help will be much appreciated if I ...
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browser compositor issues - chromium versus chrome

Chrome browser beta release 34 includes the google 'Aura' compositor that caused lots of issues on my env using 12.04 with GPU = intel HD4000. So, i went back to the 'Chrome-browser' general release ...
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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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browser video not working, weird shape and colour [duplicate]

i have posted pics to show you what my browser videos is doing. it is only happening on videos streamed in browsers. it wasn't always like this. vlc player works fine with saved files. i have tried ...
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Firefox install [duplicate]

I know I probably sound like a retard but I downloaded firefox earlier to replace netsurf because of stupid errors and I don't know how to open a browser that isn't netsurf. I have ...
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How to choose to open with Software Center application from the browser?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to install fonts for the Indian languages and searching in Google led me to this site. When I clicked on the available on the Software Centre button, the ...
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how to change browser search text font color?

I am using ubuntu 11.10. The Google Search bar font color of my firefox browser is almost white with a white background. This occured after i installed Eye Of Gnome Theme. How to change the font ...
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How do I install spellcheck in Ubuntu Web Browser?

I have problems with spellcheck not working and/or being enabled in Firefox and with Ubuntu Web Browser. I did not find any other posts with this topic. Right now I am not concerned with Firefox, ...
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How to remove bookmarks from webbrowser app in Ubuntu Touch?

Whenever accessing the Activities" and/or bookmarks tab Ubuntu Touch takes ages (10+ seconds) to respond. I read somewhere that too many bookmarks may slow the performance. Not that I have that many ...
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where is the browserLoadURL file in Firefox directory in Linux?

I am unable to find the browserLoadURL file in Firefox directory. I want to disable file protocol.
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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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How do I restore a browser session in Firefox?

If I shut down my browser/laptop properly, then open up the browser again, it doesn't ask to restore the session. I can't add bookmarks to every link I browsed. Is there a way that browser can ask ...
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How to access blocked website, e.g. Bluebox - Error 500?

When ever I try to access the shopping websites from blue-box. It says: "An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request. Error code: 500"...! How do ...
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Cursor is not changing when hovers on links while browsing in Kubuntu 13.04

Tested it in Chrome and Firefox - the cursor completely ignores the CSS cursor property on all sites, For example, on hovering over a link it appear as regular arrow. I am using the default KDE cursor ...
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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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Windows browsers in ubuntu for web developent

I regularly do front end development(html,css,js) and need to test websites for ie7, ie8, ie9, firefox, chrome, safari, opera in windows.I would like to move to ubuntu, but am concerned that testing ...
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Is there an application that wraps a website in itself? [closed]

I am looking for an application that is configurable to open a website on a certain address, having the website's logo as logo in the Launcher, without the browser bar, so I can run the website as if ...
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How can I display how a website will look in another form factor?

Some websites use different CSS styles to display on different systems. How can I use those style sheets to show this on another form factor? For instance, I would like to show how the screen style ...
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How do I use Apple Magic Trackpad for Firefox navigation?

I use my trackpad with touchegg and touchegg-gce for easier configuration. In the initial configuration there's an 'application' section for Chromium navigation which uses 2-finger drag that doesn't ...
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Can't browse the internet although I can ping www.google.com

I have a PC running Ubuntu 11.04 with 2 nics. eth0 is internet and eth1 in Internal Lan. eth0 is connected to the internet talks and receives the correct DHCP addresses from ISP. I can from this ...
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Video playback works only as root using a Nvidia card

That is, video playback with anything: chrome (html 5), firefox (flash), vlc, totem, smplayer... whatever. It works only if the software is started as root otherwise it freezes at the begin ...
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Appalling browser performance despite fast 3G connection

This is a recent problem that is making me punch holes through walls. Two points up front - My connection speed is fine. Using the various speedtest tools out there, it is consistently over 1mbps, ...
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How to convert markdown to rich text (rtf) in Ubuntu 13.04?

I want to convert text written in Markdown to Rich Text on Ubuntu 13.04. I could not find any solution on the web, except for one Mac OS X script. How can I do that on Ubuntu 13.04? Preferably in the ...
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Browser is not loading pages fully

So I am using Chromium and Nightly broswers. As of yesterday, I am suddenly unable to visit a lot of pages. I just open the page, facebook for example. It loads almost everything and after that the ...
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Which user agent string does the Web browser on mobile devices have

I'd like to know which User Agent string (UA) the Ubuntu Web Browser app on mobile devices has, and which implications does that have on existing web sites? E.g. will most sites behave correctly with ...
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Browser freezes (Chromium and Firefox) [closed]

Somtimes my browser just freezes. Already happened in Chromium and Firefox. It keeps working, since I can click on any link or use any keyboard shorcut and it opens new tabs and etc., but I can't see ...
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Browser does not load certain pages

I installed UBUNTU 12.04 and configured for internet access. No issues there. However, my browser (firefox, chromium) is not able to load/display certain pages (mail.yahoo.com, thehindu.com, ...
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Is there a way to open an appliction from Internet Browser?

I just wonder when I visit apps.ubuntu.com that when I click the banner Available On The Software Center , It Opens the application Software Center. I just want to know what is the URL for a specific ...
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Gnome extensions don't work! I've tried everything!

When I go to https://extensions.gnome.org/, and try to install an extension, it clicks on, but nothing happens to my shell. Then, when I reload the page, the slider has turned off. Here are the things ...
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How do I stop one of my installed fonts from overriding other web fonts?

I installed a font with font-viewer (Helvetica Neue, if it matters) and now many websites (notably YouTube) are displayed with that font. This is especially annoying since Helvetica Neue is a very ...
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Will browsers in Ubuntu touch support flash?

Will the Ubuntu Touch browsers support flash? Are they the same as the full desktop versions? I would love to be able to see flash content.
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Windows becoming unresposive on upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04

I have just upgraded to Saucy but am facing several issues. Any window that I open is unresponsive or only starts responding after a very long time to mouse clicks. I just cannot use my mouse or ...
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Is there a way to change the delay of the Tooltip on Browsers? [closed]

I don't like the long delay for Tooltip.I was wondering if there was a way to change the delay of the tooltip in Chrome brower.
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Browser won't load any pages after 13.10 upgrade

After my upgrade to 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Firefox won't load any pages, not even the startup page. I continuously get a "server not found" error. What could it be? I've looked and no one else has ...
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Trouble with web browsers

Randomly one day I turn on my computer into Ubuntu and all of a sudden firefox (my browser of choice) keeps opening on its own, and if I let it will open 100+ instances of firefox so I had to ...
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No sound in the web browsers ubuntu 13.04

I updated my Ubuntu with the latest version of packages with the update manager and after i restarted my Ubuntu, there is no sound in the web browsers anymore for eg. You tube videos run without sound ...
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Make Chrome use Firefoxe's Flash

Google chrome is giving me a lot of problems with flash. FLash works fine in firefox. Can I make chrome use the flash player from firefox?
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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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Chromium is having difficulties in showing some web pages

I'm experiencing some problems using Chromium on Ubuntu : while Firefox works perfectly, Chromium will... Behave strangely, not being able to use the features provided by some websites like Facebook, ...
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Installing acroread without browser plugin

The acroread packages includes both the standalone viewer and the browser plugin. I need acroread for some annoying javascript-laced pdfs, but as an everyday viewer I prefer evince. Does anyone know ...