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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Desktop internet shortcut opens as text file

I have two very similar .desktop launcher files that are to be used as internet shortcuts. When I double click on one file it opens properly in a webbrowser as I would like. When I double click on ...
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Chromium doesn't work

My chromium browser doesn't work for some reason. What I mean by that is that it doesn't even start up when I click on chromium icon or choose chromium from applications menu. What might be the ...
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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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All browsers crashing after upgrade

After system update yesterday, all browsers on Ubuntu 11.10 seem to be crashing. The system is almost unusable because browsers have been essential these days. There is no way to use any browser for ...
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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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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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Can I uninstall & replace Firefox with another browser of my choice?

I don't like the Firefox Web browser, and I prefer to use something else. How can I remove it and use a browser of my choice?
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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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How do I get adobe flash working in Chrome or Chromium on Ringtail?

I have recently upgraded to Ringtail and for some reason flash isn't working on either Chrome or Chromium. It works in firefox but I prefer Chrome as my browser so switching to firefox when a website ...
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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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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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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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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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Does pulseaudio have an error log?

In order to help provide better information for my other question about browsers and Pulse audio, I wanted to see if I could get some kind of helpful log information. However, there doesn't seem to ...
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How do I install only Chrome on a minimal installation?

It's something like Chromium-OS, however even more minimal. I was thinking, if it is possible at all??? That I use an Ubuntu 12.04 minimal, just to install the base OS, and then on top of it only ...
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Minimum to install for a visual web browser in Ubuntu Server

I have set up a machine with Ubuntu Server. Some of the server software I want to run on it has web based user interfaces for setting it up et cetera. I know I could connect to it from a different ...
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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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Certain websites not opening in 12.04 [closed]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot. I have an issue accessing certain websites such as google but no such problem in windows. What could be the problem? The same issue exists in all ...
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Unable to load pages in web browsers

Using Ubuntu 11.10, I am having a problem browsing web pages. I tested my connection by pinging different sites. All of them reply to me, but my browsers do not work. The problem is not specific to ...
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Where to find other versions of Opera browser as deb packages?

I used Opera mainly for the Unite feature now to be abandoned. It is missing in v. 12. Some say its features will re-emerge in future extensions etc. Until then, Unite is still accessible in v. 11. ...
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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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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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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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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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What browser does Ubuntu Touch use?

I was just wondering, what is the defualt web browser in Ubuntu phone. I couldn't find it anywhere on the Internet.
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Problem in Loading certain Websites in Ubuntu 11.10

I have a DSL connection in Ubuntu 11.04 and am having problems loading content from certain websites(such as heroku.com, ubuntuforums.org) mostly providing CDN services, though google and gmail run ...
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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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flash videoplayer not working properly

Flashs on websites are shown without any problem on both Firefox and Chrome. However, flash video players are not working properly; just background color and nothing at all. Interestingly youtube ...
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Does using terminal-based text browsers provide significant improvements in browsing speed?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I know two methods to access the web-pages through terminal. They are lynx and elinks. When I tried to use them to access web-pages from terminal, I didn't seem to get any ...
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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 ...
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Google locking on Ubuntu

Problem I'm facing is that Google doesn't respond well timed to connection requests send from any browsers known to Linux. As far as I can tell, this was existent in Mint, which is Ubuntu based. I ...
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Is there a way to use multiple instances of Chromium or Firefox?

I usually have different instances of my web browsers to attend to various types of usages, on Windows that means using portable versions of Chrome and Firefox. The existing portable versions of ...
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Keyring won't Unlock untill web browser is open

Using Ubuntu 11.10 on an HP MINI1010nr. Ubuntu does not ask for Keyring unlock untill after I open either Chromium or firefox. Also sometimes I may be on for 30+ minuets then the screen blanks and I ...
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Youtube videos are displayed oddly [closed]

I would show you all a picture of how the Youtube window looks, but I do not have enough reputation. The video is displayed as a small player to the top right of the designated area. A very large ...
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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 ...