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There is an extra browser in ubuntu 14.04 other than Firefox, "the browser app" which looks like a mobile browser.

It also has an earth shaped icon.It is not like a traditional browser. I know we can open new tab in it by going to activity icon, but I dont know how to close a tab, I want to know if it is possible to do private browsing in that browser,I cant select text, I cant do direct download of anything. Some help would be greatly appreciated.

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Closing a tab: {activity=>long press on the opened tabs}Do a long press on the opened tabs(its a long left click) then red coloured into marks will apppear, this way you can close it, if you don' t wanna close it, again do a long press on the open tabs.

Private browsing: I haven't figured that out (or) it does not seem to exist on this one.

Still direct download is not working & I cant select text.(how ever I have filed a bug)

  • Why are two packages included? Firefox is clearly the [much] better app and also meets the free app criteria. – Aalok Jun 1 '16 at 11:46
  • I guess that is Ubuntu's choice to include their half baked apps into the distro. – Vasantha Ganesh K Jun 1 '16 at 17:23
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The browser app was being developed since starting of 2013. From Ubuntu 14.04, it will be available as system app.

You may find more information about this app from launchpad: https://launchpad.net/webbrowser-app

Try Alt+F4 to close the browser.

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    it asked how to close the tabs, not the window itself. – Vasantha Ganesh K May 22 '14 at 11:44

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