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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SriHome webcam problematic for ubuntu

SriHome 1080p Full HD Webcam does not connect for google meets nor any other browser connection. I have managed taking a photo using guvciew software but it does lag my PC has a problem with my USB ...
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Evince links not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I am able to open pdf files with evince, but I can't open any link in the browser. I have found this link from years ago: Hyperlinks clicked in evince document viewer are not opening, any ideas on how ...
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Proxy in Ubuntu

I set proxy in Ubuntu by adding in file /etc/environment export HTTP_PROXY="http://user:pass@proxy:port" export HTTPS_PROXY="http://user:pass@proxy:port" export NO_PROXY="...
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Firefox became all blurry, white, and flickering

I can't get Firefox to work. This is what it looks like when I start it: I tried purging it. I removed all Firefox data on my profile by emptying the .mozilla folder. sudo apt-get purge firefox I ...
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Managing services hosted on linux server through a browser

I have some services running on a Linux server mainly xml files. We have to make frequent changes to these xml files and its very tedious to do changes through command line. Is there anyway, I can ...
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epiphany-browser doesn't work on wsl2

I have installed epiphany-browser on wsl2, it opens normally but I can't do anything like it doesn't have internet connection. When I open at first I get error like this ** (epiphany:361): WARNING **: ...
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Browsers doesn't clean history on exit

I’m new to GNU/Linux and Ubuntu. I’m currently running Ubuntu Budgie 21.04. I have problems with browsers. Normally I use brave and clear data on exit doesn't clear history and other stuff on exit. I ...
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Linux: Browsers has no hardware acceleration Nvidia 840M

My laptop has a nvidia 840m geforce card. I'm trying to get hardware acceleration working for youtube on the browser. As the cpu heats up. After spending much time going through forums and guides. I ...
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Restore browser history

ubuntu 20.04 lts went all wrong. Wrong resolution, No wifi. No audio. So before doing a minimal reinstall I made a back up with tar. Since the reinstall I have installed Opera. I would like Opera to ...
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Mic not working in browser - ubuntu 20.04

I have this problem and can not resolve that. mic in installed application worked correctly. but in firefox and chrome not working. pls help???
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Is there a way to enable coasting or inertial scrolling on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm on a desktop using a mouse and on windows I enjoy inertial scrolling the MS Edge provides by default. However that's not the case for Edge on linux, or any of the chromium browsers. Firefox is ...
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Firefox won't start

When I try to use firefox, it just says "Waiting for Google", alternating this with a request for a "handshake", which doesn't last long enough to read. This just goes on and on, ...
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since one or two days opera does not store passwords anymore

opera used to save passwords but does not so any more. "offer to save passwords" is checked, but does not work. No saved passwords are shown. Installing an older opera-version (opera-...
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Midori Browser as alternative for Safari testing

A webpage that I am developing currently has been reported to not display correctly in safari by some users. Unfortunately, I only have Windows 10 and Fedora 20 on my laptop. I saw on internet that ...
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Open link in the already open browser instead of default

My default browser is Firefox. However, if Google Chrome is open and I click any link outside that browser (in a PDF or Telegram, for example), the default behavior is to open Firefox to access the ...
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Microsoft Edge Dev import option is not working after swiching Ubuntu bungie, it's worked on Ubuntu. How to solve this issue?

as you can see after clicking to 'import favorites' this blank page appears. I don't know if it's due to the lack of packages of ubuntu bungie .I mean both are running on Ubuntu Debian based linux so ...
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Web pages loading sowly on Linux

This happens in Linux distros on my laptop HP Probook 450 G5. I'm using Firefox. I tried with Ubuntu, Ubuntu Deepin and KDE Neon - it takes between 10 and 20 seconds to load most of the websites. Then ...
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Access a browser's console from the command line

I've see this: Browsing the internet from the command line But I'm wondering if there is a way of accessing a browser's console from the command line? E.g where typing JSON.stringify(...
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How to uninstall Dissenter Browser in Kubuntu

I use Kubuntu. I want to unistall Dissenter but when I use sudo apt-get purge Disstener or sudo apt-get remove Disstener it does not work. If you know other way to uninstall it please tell me.
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20.10: Frequent crashes (browser tabs & gnome-shell), seemingly related to memory

I'm running into fairly frequent process crashes on Ubuntu 20.10, some reproducible and some random. This has been going on for at least two months already. The most noticable crashes are in web ...
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Falkon Browser error [closed]

I installed the Falkon browser in Ubuntu 18.04. There is a bug in speed dial. Bookmarks are generated incorrectly. There is no name or thumbnail of the website. What can I do to make it work properly?
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Whole Ubuntu System Freezes

When I try to resize my browsers (chrome and firefox) by holding and dragging around the corners for few seconds (3-5), the whole system freezes and I have to forcefully shutdown my laptop with the ...
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X display, Ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu server installed on a Raspberry Pi. I need to run chromium on it, but I keep getting this error message: Error: Failed to launch the browser process! Unable to open X display. How can ...
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How to disable GUI in Ubuntu with exceptions

I am working on a Raspberry pi based system which requires me to use only a web browser through a touch screen. I want to run everything as a startup script and disable all other GUI elements except ...
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Default browser opens blank pages

After accidentally setting my default browser to Thunderbird, my Firefox (Developer Edition) opens just a new window now every time a click a link. How can I fix this?
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Unable to select and scroll

Sometimes I'm unable to select and scroll text. The cursor gets stuck and the page doesn't scroll on some websites. I'm using Xubuntu 20.10 and Firefox.
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Starting a .desktop web app from gnome dock launches normal browser instance instead of launching its own

In order to have a launchable application for WhatsApp on my Ubuntu 20.10 with Gnome Shell, I've done the following: Create a new Firefox browser profile called "whatsapp" In that profile, ...
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Ubuntu, Firefox, and other things Freeze and/or Crash! [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo P50 laptop with the following specs: CPU: i7 Ram: 32GB Video: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M SSD0: 1TB SSD1: 512MB SSD2: 512MB I have tried the following Ubuntu versions: 14.04.6-...
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Videoconference not working in Firefox, but in Chrome

I remember having videoconferences like (Blackboard Collaborate, Cisco Webex, Discord or Google Meet) working in Firefox some time ago (using Ubuntu 16 and 18), however, I had to work with Chrome ...
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Reddit only partially working in Ubuntu

I was able to use Reddit a week or so ago. For the past few days I've been able to log in ( I think but it's hard to be certain ) in Ubuntu but not much else. Most of the posts are missing, my profile ...
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Problems with gpu rendering

Problems with gpu rendering. A game (forgeofempires.com) has some visual errors. Background image gets random black lines/pixels. screenshot: https://ibb.co/P15z4t1 Text disappears/gets unreadable/...
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Can ping and traceroute but not able to browse certain websites

I can ping and traceroute with the help of mtr -rw but I simply cannot browse certain websites. I have found no common denominator between these websites to understand where the problem lies. The only ...
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Dissenter Browser no longer launches after Ubuntu 20.04.2 software base update

The effect of the failure is that after updating Ubuntu base software, upon clicking the Dissenter browser's launcher I do see the browser load temporarily (for no more than a second or two at most) ...
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Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. Error code: SIGSEGV

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, and I got this message while I am trying to post a picture on Facebook by using google chrome: Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. Error code: SIGSEGV ...
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how to run firefox as a different user?

how do I determine whether this is starting firefox literally as a different user: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ xhost + access control disabled, clients can connect from any host nicholas@...
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browser “default” options “ask me” option

I use more than one browser (4). Is it possible to have a right click option to select the browser I want to use to open links, that would allow the default to continue with normal click? Is there a ...
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Why doesn't Firefox/Chromium see my usb camera?

When I try to join a video conference through Firefox or Chromium the browser I can select my usb camera (Logitech c930e) as an available microphone but doesn't list as an available camera. When I use ...
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Why does Firefox tell me in my preference that my browser is being managed by my organization?

I’m using 20.04 and in preference tab is where I found this.
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Cannot Use Emoji within Browsers

This is probably a really simple fix, but I cannot for the life of me get emoji to work in any browser (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi) on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. I can bring up the picker with Ctrl+Alt+...
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Failed to move to new namespace:

I have installed ubuntu in my windows 10 using wsl. I tried to install all the browsers but not working any browsers. I am getting the below error. Failed to move to new namespace: PID namespaces ...
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How do I increase scroll speed in Microsoft Edge in Ubuntu

It's really bothering me, it scrolls really slow. I'm new to ubuntu
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How to install ungoogled-chromiun on Ubuntu 20.04

I have read that the ungoogled-chromium web browser is not only free from Google services and tracking, but unlike other Chromium forks it is essentially a direct replacement for Chromium, featuring ...
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Accept-language - Browser support for rare languages

I am developing a web application and I was planning to depend on the browser's Accept-Language header for user language preference setting. I just found out that I cannot freely define my accepted ...
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How do I set up Searx on Ubuntu 20.04?

I am a total noob, please help. I appear to have got the dependencies from step 1, here: https://searx.github.io/searx/admin/installation-searx.html#installation-basic The source code file is here: ...
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Webcam not working nor Detected in any Browser but working in other Programs

A thing to mention is that I am not experienced in Linux generally as I've switched only recently, so pardon me if I miss out on or have not done something obvious. I have reviewed this thread and ...
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How to run an apk in the chromium browser using a plugin?

Using a plugin for an android emulator, how do I run an apk which has been downloaded? It's easy enough to click "run online" for, example, twitter -- but not all the apps have this option. ...
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How to enable hardware acceleration for web browser

Is there any way I can enable hardware acceleration, for web browsers, in Ubuntu? It's annoying to watch YouTube videos and have my CPU doing all the work when my GPU does nothing. I know there is a ...
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Cant start browser - Beaker, Falkon, Colibri

Cannot start browsers Beaker, Falkon, Colibri with one of users. Others users work OK. The error I get is: $ beaker-browser system_key.go:129: cannot determine nfs usage in generateSystemKey: cannot ...
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Firefox/Chrome, how to whitelist localhost and wikipedia.org?

On Firefox and Chrome, how do I allow the local network and Wikipedia (localhost, 192.168.1.*, *.wikipedia.org, etc) but block everything else? A whitelist essentially. I still however want other ...
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Regarding Firefox crash in UBUNTU 16.04 LTS after format?

I am having this problem: Firefox version 82 unexpectedly crashes randomly after formatting with Ubuntu ISO. What I have done already: Update and Upgrade the PC - not solved Recreated New profile - ...

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