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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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TOR browser delete history securely

I downloaded the Tor Browser off of: https://www.torproject.org I am curious if this deletes everything SECURELY from your browsing history automatically when you close it, or is there something ...
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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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Is it possible to embed a pdf reader in QupZilla browser?

I have recently started using QupZilla browser with Ubuntu 14.04 and while I like its slimmed down browsing experience one thing that bugs me is that when I wish to view a pdf I only have the option ...
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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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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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How to set Chromium Proxy in 14.04?

Every guide I find online tells me to set the proxy through the Properties window of Chromium. However, when I try to right-click on the Chromium shortcut, I don't see a 'Properties' option. I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to update tor browser from Terminal?

how to update tor browser from Terminal ?
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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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Strange file browser - How to configure?

I have an in-built file browser in DraftSight, with which I'm not familiar. How is it called and how could I configure/replace it? I need to see the places list on the left hand side.
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An independently browseable database of large thumbnails?

I've googled about this for a while but to no avail. I have a huge amount of photos stored in several media and backed up in a cloud. Shotwell generates pretty large thumbnails which are quite good ...
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Listing files in apache server

I have installed Apache server in my system running Ubuntu 14.04. When I type localhost or my IP address in the browser, it is displaying the Apache page. Instead of that page, I need to list the ...
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Last.fm webapp needs flash for playing. Ubuntu default webbrowser doesn't seem to support flash [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the last.fm webapp but it says that flash needs to be installed. I have installed the flash player and it works from Firefox & Chromium. Any ideas on why the new default Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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How to zoom webpages in Browser?

There is an application called Browser(webbrowser-app) in Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any way to zoom the pages which are viewed in it?
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What is wrong with the browser Surf?

So I downloaded Surf from the Ubuntu repository and compiled it from source. But every time I launch it I only get a blank white screen. Any suggestions would be helpful. Maybe I'm missing some ...
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Installed TOR, looking to install/run TOR browser

I installed the TOR client, that's all set. Says "successfully opened a circuit". Now, I would like to know how to set up a browser with it. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and didn't install TOR through ...
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Firefox not working with ububtu 14.04?

I have installed ubuntu and all looks well, the WIFI connected but Firefox browser returns a 'page not found error' when browsing. There is no firewall. Previously, the machine was running windows 7 ...
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Is there any way to block all downloads from Chrome?

I need to block anyone using this PC from downloading anything from the internet using Chrome. Is there any way possible?
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Plugins for Browser?

Are there any plugins or extensions(Free or proprietary) for the new browser that I can add to make it work more efficiently ?
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Difference between Backup and Import bookmatks in Firefox

Main usage of Backup/Restore and Import/Export in Firefox. Difference between both of them in functionality wise.
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How to change the User Agent in Gnome Web (epiphany)

I was trying to change the user agent in Gnome Web 3.12 but I can't find any good tutorial on how to do his. I want to set it to the Google Chrome's UA, so it isn't detected as "Safari on Linux", and ...