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As unfulvio said , the issue is with google-chrome.desktop , and it is missing the %U argument . In file: $HOME/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop find the line: Exec=/opt/google/chrome/chrome and add a space and %U: Exec=/opt/google/chrome/chrome %U then save the file . This opens the clicked link in a new tab .


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Most shortcuts in other systems also apply: Ctrl + TAB = next tab Ctrl + Shift + TAB = previous tab Ctrl + T = new tab Ctrl + W = close tab Ctrl + Shift + T = reopen last closed tab


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You can also use the service openDNS, which limits the name resolution based on the pre-set filters. Compared to the solution proposed for the /etc/hosts file it allows you to not have to constantly update the list. Once you have set your own filters just use openDNS as name server. https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/


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In addition to the answers already given: Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn should also work to switch tabs forth and back.


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In Chrome and Firefox both we have to press Ctrl+ Number E.g. If you want to go to the tab then you have to press Ctrl+3 You can also use Alt instead of Ctrl - i.e. Alt+3.


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It's a lightweight browser, so is quick to start up: It takes me 54 seconds for chrome to load, and just 3 for "Ubuntu Web Browser" to load. It is a desktop link, straight to the page you want. Admittedly, you can do exactly the same thing with Google Chrome (Options -> More Tools -> Application Shortcuts) so that's fairly redundant - although ...


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Safari doesn't have Linux version. But you can run it using Wine. First install Wine. sudo apt-get install -y wine Then create, download and build directory. mkdir -p ~/build/safari cd ~/build/safari Download Safari. wget http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari5/041-5487.20120509.INU8B/SafariSetup.exe Open using wine. wine SafariSetup.exe


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Open the Ubuntu Web Browser and click on the + at the top - right besides the opened tab. Now you can see all the bookmarks you saved and open one of them by clicking on the entry. You can see in this example the bookmarked Ask Ubuntu site saved in the ubuntu sub folder. Note : The Web Browser app is under continuous development; this is version ...


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There are several ways to do this Easiest, IMHO, is to use opendns Opendns has been asked here: How to configure OpenDns Once it is configured you configure it here - https://www.opendns.com/welcome/ The advantage is that blacklists are then maintained by opendns. The second method is to install and configure a proxy server . You can do this with ...


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Using the Tor Browser Bundle via PPA, the simplest way. Tor Browser Bundle is a web browser based on Firefox ESR (Firefox with extended support), configured to protect users' privacy and anonymity by using Tor and Vidalia, tools that come bundled with it. The bundle also includes 4 Firefox extensions: TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript and ...


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No, there is no package for this because there is already support for it, you just have to enable it. To enable it in a gnome desktop: (How to open ssh://username@hostname link) gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ssh/enabled true gconftool-2 --set --type=string /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ssh/command 'gnome-terminal -e "%s"' ...


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For people finding this now, you can start Chromium fullscreen from the command line by executing: chromium-browser --app=http://example.com --start-fullscreen Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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As I wrote already here for Firefox and Google Chrome, here the part for Firefox: The history can be found in a database table in places.sqlite in SQLite format 3: $ file ~/.mozilla/firefox/rsbxl7fx.default/places.sqlite ~/.mozilla/firefox/rsbxl7fx.default/places.sqlite: SQLite 3.x database, user version 26 rsbxl7fx.default Depending on your profile ...


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I think I solved by removing this .desktop entry: rm $HOME/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop which had the erroneous name New Tab - Google Chrome and was responsible for the new window/tab behavior described in my original question I had to recreate the app icon after that, though


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According to this mozillazine page the history for the browser is stored in places.sqlite file in the profiles folder (.mozilla/firefox/ on Ubuntu.) So, I pulled that file up and took a look at the tables within the database. Within the moz_places table there is a column last_visit_date which provides you with an Unix time/Epoch time number. However, there ...


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There's no such thing as "software that blocks porn" -- artifical intelligence is nowhere near up to the job. All you can get is software that blocks websites that someone has blacklisted -- they may be diligently identifying and blocking porn websites, in which case they'll block some (but far from all) porn, or they may be blacklisting their competitors' ...


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Although there isn't an official Cyberfox Linux version on their website, the portable Cyberfox version for Windows can be installed in Wine. To do that: Download the installer (for me it was CyberfoxPortable_41.0.1.0_English.Amd.paf.exe). Move that installer to the directory where you want the file installed (In the screen shot below you can see I ...


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Currently, Ubuntu touch phones are for early adopters that want hardware to develop and test new applications themselves … It has most features that most phones have as well and some features that none have, but if you want Skype, MySQL, VLC, VNC, FireFox, … from the standard repositories, roll up your sleeves and start adapting them and publish them ...


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The easiest solution is probably to use SmoothWheel Add-ons for Firefox. This Add-ons gives extended options to customize your scrolling experience, by controlling the step size and speed of scrolling. Have a look at screenshot below. The default setting is somewhat smoother than before installing the Add-ons, but likely too fast for what you want. Try ...


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From: Terminal command to open URL's in default and non-default browser (which I don't think is a duplicate) If you want to open Chrome to a specific URL, just run google-chrome www.example.com To open your default browser to a specific URL, run xdg-open www.example.com If you need to run Chrome and close the terminal window afterward, run ...


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I think that you messed around with sudo where you should not have done and therefore the owner of some folders in your home directory are wrong. If my guess is correct, simply executing the command sudo chown -R $USER: ~ from a terminal (open one with Ctrl+Alt+T) on your own account should fix it. Otherwise please edit your question and add the ...


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As it says on the page: Available in Nightly on Desktop for all platforms, preff'd off Will not ride the trains for now, so not available on Aurora, Beta, and Release And the section has the title of Current Shumway In Nightly thus meaning that Shumway can only be enabled in this way (by going to about:config and then changing the option ...


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Ubuntu Unity Desktop uses *.desktop files set the default programs for file types. In order to achieve what you desire you can create a custom *.desktop file for google-chrome just for your user. This will take a couple of steps: 1. Verify Default Program Verify that google-chrome.desktop is your default program for opening links: In Terminal enter: ...


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Issue: Unable to download mfc42.cab Line 75 of install.sh from the latest package reads: download http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vc/mfc42.cab The server answers with: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vc/mfc42.cab" on this server. Reference #18.ecdd4e17.1453232252.16053044 ...


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After adding my comment, I was very intrigued, and decided to do some research. Now all of this talk of malicious websites is a big "if." What I mean by this is that there are many factors that go into any malicious website. These include but are not limited to the following: 1) Ubuntu (Linux) Compatible - As unfortunate as it is, most PC users these days ...


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It turns out that this is a known issue, and supposedly fixed in the rc-proposed channel (meaning that the fix will be available in OTA-11 in a few weeks). See https://plus.google.com/+OliverGrawert/posts/aZi13q1bcWw and https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MikeKelly87/posts/32EUgtorgWJ I have tried it using the default browser after switching the tablet to ...


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To install opera via PPA on Ubuntu, run these commands Setup key with: wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add - Setup repository with: sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list' Setup package with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install opera ...


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Works in Arch Linux, and may work in Ubuntu: (following the answer given here of @Aaron Digulla & @tonicebrian) search for network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http in about:config toggle both the http and https to true (following the suggestion of Raman Gupta on Kevin Locke's Homepage) when later prompted for your choice of browser, navigate to ...


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The list is system dependent. To the get the list on your computer use fc-match and specify a font name to match against. The -s option gives a sorted list. Here's the output from a 12.04 TLS Server listing serif, sans-serif, and monospace font styles to be thorough: user@server:~$ fc-match -s serif DejaVuSerif.ttf: "DejaVu Serif" "Book" ...


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Making it work: Run gedit ~/.local/share/applications/allen-brainexplorer.desktop A text editor will open up. Paste the following contents on it: [Desktop Entry] Name=Brain Explorer 2 Exec=wine "%ProgramFiles%\Allen Institute\Brain Explorer 2\BrainExplorer2.exe" "/url" "%u" Type=Application Terminal=false MimeType=x-scheme-handler/aibe; Save the file and ...



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