Questions tagged [browser]

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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Error 403 (Forbidden)!!1

Please help I can't google. It shows me 403 error: I thought it was from Firefox, so I tried cleaning cache. But nothing changed, same for Chromium. ➜ ~ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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Is it possible to prevent Brave Browser from asking for keyring access?

I recently installed the Brave Browser using the method on their website (I do not believe I used snap; I believe it was via apt). Every time I open it, the browser asks for me to enter my password so ...
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Today I am facing this issue on Mozilla Firefox

After opening Firefox, a message shows under the bookmarks bar saying "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet." After clicking on the message nothing happens. Still ...
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Browsers don't identify dual monitors on Ubuntu 18.04

When I share my screen on Hangouts, the other person sees both of my screen combined as one, Ideally the browser should ask which monitor to share. I tried using Chrome and Firefox to share my screen ...
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Editing Notification List/whatsapp

I'm using 20.04 Ubuntu. I want to add/enable WhatsApp notifications on the Notification list and pop-up as other programs. It normally just shows up in my browser. Is there a way to integrate that ...
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Fireffox Snap profiles: How to open a second version of firefox without application dialog?

I would like to run two different versions of firefox congruently, with each having an individual profile. To do so, I opened the Application Dialog via Alt+F2 and used the command firefox -no-...
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Is there a way to access AskUbuntu for seeing questions and their related answers through Linux terminal [duplicate]

I wish to access AskUbuntu in the terminal for seeing questions and their related answers. My use case is this: AskUbuntu is an excellent source of learning Linux. But I will have to continuously ...
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After Updated ubuntu 20.04 lts All browsers working slow

After i updated my Ubuntu to 20.04 lts browsers loading too slow.I am also using windows in same computer and same internet not have this specific problem at all. Could anyone know the solution? I am ...
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How to keep the tor browser updated?

To follow up on a few tor questions, how is the tor browser kept up-to-date? Surely, surely, manually downloading it periodically isn't the norm. see also: Tor Browser doesnt launch how to launch ...
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Why my browser shows loading spinner every minute/hr and affect all my tabs on Ubuntu 18.04

Every minute or hr it shows a loading spinner on my screen even I'm using Mozilla Firefox or Chromium. When you're experience on it, everything on browser are immutable. browser with loading spinner ...
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Chrome through xdg-open lose current session tabs and open new window

When I close google chrome with tabs and then open, I get all my tabs reopen(set this option in settings). But, when any app launch open any link(url_1), google chrome open new window with this link. ...
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How is my language exposed when im on the web?

This is driving me nuts. I use a VPN (that protects against leaks and shuts down internet in case it suddenly stops working) and then go to https://whatismyipaddress.com/ to confirm that it actually ...
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Tor Browser doesnt launch

I`ve tried 2 ways - install from Ubuntu Software and by: sudo apt update sudo apt install apt-transport-https sudo add-apt-repository universe wget -q -O - https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/...
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Why is Kubuntu using much more CPU than Windows in YouTube and other web browsing use?

I am just moving to Kubuntu from Windows. And i feel that browsers on Kubuntu cost so much CPU to work. Example: When I watch Youtube: In windows, CPU is around 12%. In Kubuntu, CPU is around 50%. ...
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Firefox laggy and getting me signed out from youtube everytime I restart it

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 bionic. I have installed Firefox from synaptic, software centre and also from mozilla bundle. I have done about:config and whatever checks are given for ...
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How do I install an SSL certificate in order to serve a local web application?

I need to install a local SSL certificate so that the browser trusts it. The tutorial Running Angular CLI over HTTPS with a Trusted Certificate has instructions for OS X and Windows, but not Ubuntu. ...
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Why aren't quotation marks copied when I cut'n'paste web page text?

Using Ubuntu 18.04, on both Chrome and Firefox, when I copy and paste text, the quotation marks around <q> tagged text are lost. Notice that all the words are selected, but the two quotation ...
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Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected in 19.10 [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 19.10 with GNOME Shell 3.34.1 and I would like to use gnome-shell-extensions using extension in Chromium browser, so I installed Gnome Shell Integration. However, when I go to ...
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Script misbehaving with scheduled using “at”

I would appreciate advice on why a script would run fine when the script is launched from a terminal command line, but some commands in the script seemingly do not run when the script is scheduled ...
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Lenovo E485 - 19.04 to 19.10 - Now the display is clitchy and the machine freezes

Lenovo - E485 - Updated machine from 19.04 to 19.10 On 19.04 the computer ran well once I update to the new version now is not very stable. So far the display is clitchy primarily observed in ...
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Trigger Play/Pause In Brower Through Headset

I usually use a browser to listen to music, but when I'm on my headset, I can't use the play/pause, previous, next buttons which is very annoying. I was wondering if there is a way I can do that. ...
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How to stay safe on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am a complete noob to linux. And I have installed ubuntu on my laptop. My concern is Security. A lot of sources online say I don't need any anivirus software, can someone explain why this is? I ...
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Browsers can't access 127.0.0.1 but works from terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 and when I try to open 127.0.0.1 in Chrome I get the This site can’t be reached. 127.0.0.1 refused to connect. and the same happens under Firefox Unable to connect. Firefox ...
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Kiosk mode computer with the sole purpose of showing one webpage

Ubuntu-based computer will output the page to a television. The page in question is not in my control and will sometimes change. Therefore the browser should refresh the page periodically, say once ...
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No obvious way to install Waterfox .tar.bz2 update

In order to update Waterfox, I need to download and install the .tar.bz2 update. However, when I extract the Waterfox folder, there is no install file, readme file or obvious executable that I can use ...
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ubuntu 18.04.1 lts (gnu/linux 4.15.0-1021-aws x86_64) I can not open terminal neither by 'ctrl+alt+T' nor by command line

I have created an 'lightsail' instance of Linux Ubuntu from Amazon Web Services. I could install 'chrome browser' but do not know how to open. More over, I can not open terminal neither by 'ctrl+...
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Trying to create a bash script, redirecting to youtube links

I'm trying to create a bash script.I never wrote bash in my life, I haven't even used Linux ever, so, after a bit of googling and thinking I decided to create a script that asks you the question "...
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How to uninstall “Safari” from Ubuntu or change settings

I installed Xibo on Ubuntu 18.04.3 Desktop amd64 which uses a system integrated browser instead of the default browser. When I open a website to get the browser info it says that I am using Safari. ...
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Turned my DSLR into a webcam but Chrome does not recognize it

I followed this other post and managed to turn my DSLR into a webcam successfully. To test it, I can see the live video in applications like guvcview and my DSLR is recognized as Dummy video device (...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Google-chrome and Brave 1.0 constantly freezing and crashing

My google chrome has been crashing constantly for about a week. I don't have this problem in windows and it's effecting both my laptop and desktop where I use Ubuntu 18.04. I have no idea what could ...
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Terminal/Application links don't open in browser

Hi I'm having some trouble on 18.04 LTS where whenever I attempt to open a link within either the terminal or specific applications my Waterfox 2019.10 browser opens up (it's recognized as my default ...
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Firefox Beta instances are shown under Firefox Stable in the dock. How do we associate the Beta instance with the Beta launcher?

The directory ~/.local/share/applications/ includes three files associating with different versions of Firefox, namely Firefox - firefox.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=...
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brave browser will not open

The brave browser worked great for me for many months. I have discovered several extensions which I enabled carefully including "The Great Suspender" so keeping tabs open doesn't consume unnecessary ...
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Remove Browser Hijacker (qikc.xyz) from Google Chrome

I opened the website fmovies.top on Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 19.04 to watch a TV Show. Somehow, after using that website, all my search queries were redirected to qikc.xyz/results?= page. I have ...
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Google maps pointer does not drag correctly

I am using the chrome browser with google maps on ubuntu 16.04. When I attempt to click and drag the map the pointer does not become a hand but remains and a pointer and I cannot drag. If I perform ...
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Installing chromium-browser version 76.x on Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to install Chromium-browser 76.x on ubuntu 18.04. The command sudo apt-get install chromium-browser by default installs version 78.x. How can I check the available options of chromium ...
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Ubuntu chrome not saving passwords after deleting keyring

Chrome browser stopped saving passwords locally after I deleted the Keyring file using this command rm -i ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring Please let me know how to fix this and make chrome ...
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install Dropbox on headless Ubuntu server

I was reading the information on https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux (hope you'll see the text in your own language). After installing Dropbox I had to copy a URL in an active browser. How do I do ...
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Internet access possible only through Tor browser after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04. Since then, I am able to access Internet only through Tor browser. Before the upgrade, I could access Internet using a normal Chrome/Firefox browser without involving Tor. ...
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19.10 uses more RAM and CPU compared to 19.04 with Chrome and Chromium Browser

I just upgraded Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 and system is hanging while using Google-Chrome and Chromium and Firefox as well. Is there anything that I can check or uninstall to reduce RAM & CPU usage?...
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Cannot browse to sub-domain

Using Firefox on Ubuntu18.04, and I somehow must have messed up some internal tables, for I'm unable to reach a sub-domain. I tried with Chromium, to no avail (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN). The ...
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How to reset default browser for all users [duplicate]

How do you set the default browser for all users back to Firefox in Ubuntu 16.04?
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Browse a website from my personal computer as if I were using my server

I would like to be able to access websites from my laptop computer as if I were using a limited-access server that is connected to my university's network. I want to do this to access scientific ...
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How can I manipulate the browser sound through system sound?

When I use the system sound slider the volume of whatever plays in the browser is not effectet. I can see that there is a different sound slider in the settings which is the AudioIPCServer but I don't ...
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How to make XMind to use web browser I want under Ubuntu/KDE?

My XMind 8 always runs Firefox on clicking hyperlinks, while my default browser is another one. How to tell/teach XMind to use browser I want?
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How to set browser for x-ww-browser? [duplicate]

I have different browsers opening with xdg-open www.google.com and x-www-browser www.google.com Where are these commands came from? How to configure the browser, which opens with x-www-browser?
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Firefox: Delete history containing /foo/

I want to delete all entries of the history of firefox which contain the term /424/. I can list all matching entries: But I could not find a way to delete all these entries at once. Is there a way ...
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Is there a program similar to w3m that supports javascript? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a terminal based browser and I really like the interface and design of w3m, but the lack of js is starting to get annoying.
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Gnome-Terminal UTF-8 Encoding Problem for Indic Language like Hindi, Gujarati

w3m is text based web interface. I am opening sandesh.com to read news in Gujarati Language. But there is problem in gnome-terminal, properly rendering font. In the Opera or Firefox Browser I can ...
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Install Microsoft S/MIME Control for Outlook Web Access

We are using Outlook Web Access and want to use S/MIME encryption. There is a Microsoft Guide for installing the S/MIME control into the browser. Is there any way to get this working on Ubuntu? ...

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