Browser (or Internet/Web browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

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Are unfocused browser tabs safe from malware attack?

Say I have 5 tabs in use in my web browser, all connected to different websites (my browser is Chromium). Obviously only ONE tab is the focus of use at any one time. And that tab (webpage) is ...
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How to change a search engine in Firefox 33.0 in openSUSE 13.2?

I want to change the search engine in my Firefox to DuckDuckGo. I cannot find such option in the Preferences. From what I remember I've seen such an option in other Linux distributions inside ...
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Browser issues with VPN

I have a VPN setup which usually works completely fine. However, when I connect to my VPN server via some wifis, Firefox and Chrome seem to run into issues and aren't able to open websites anymore. So ...
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Can't find GNU Icecat (or Firefox) source code

I've been using GNU Icecat Browser (libre Firefox version made by Gnuzilla) for some weeks. I've been diving through its menus and I found an error: When I get into the 'Customize Mode' (the one that ...
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accelerated HTML5 video: what hardware is supported well by Linux?

After many, many, many failed attempts to get accelerated HTML5 video working on any hardware (tested about 5 machines) I came to the conclusion that accelerated HTML5 is something difficult under ...
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Autocomplete in browsers doesn't work on Linux

I have several websites which use autocomplete in their forms. For example, after logging in to an invoicing website I can type in the client field several letters (3-5) and then the box with list of ...
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Is there a browser that supports IPv6 Link Local addresses?

I'd like to know at last one browser that allows me to browse fe80::4216:7eff:fe9f:79ac%enp2s0f0, for example. I've checked there're many tickets open in bug trackers of big name browsers like Firefox ...
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Apache Serve Browser Application

Ok so this might sound crazy, but what I want is to be able to go domain.com/chrome and have a browser open in my browser. The purpose is basically a proxy when Im in a Net-Nanny environment. Am I ...
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Change default web browser to lynx from terminal

I'm on Linux Mint Olivia. I just installed Lynx. How do I set Lynx as my browser, so when I open links from the terminal, they open in that terminal with Lynx?
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Luakit questions

I used firefox before I tried conkeror which brought me to luakit and it's great ! I like conkeror but it is really buggy, it always crash after 10min navigation and some buffers opened. Luakit seems ...
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WPF plug-in for Firefox?

Is there a WPF Plug-in for Firefox? I read online that there is a Plugin for windows but I can't find the information that the same plug-in is available for Linux. My situation is that I have a .xbap ...
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How to watch discovery.com videos on Linux?

I can't get Discovery videos to play at all in Linux. For example, in Chromium version 47.0.2526.106: Run chromium --incognito ...
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Set Start page in Epiphany Web Browser

How do I set the default start page in Epiphany Web Browser? It is my understanding that this setting could be done in the application GUI in a previous version, but that this feature has been ...
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Command to render all images in a dir into one browser window, from term?

Command to render all images in a dir into one browser window, from term? What's a good command from the terminal (I'm running OSX 10.10.2) to render all images in a directory into one browser ...
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Execute browser as root

I need to run my browser as root, in order to gain Citrix receiver, which is executed within the browser, permissions to access and edit the hosts file. Otherwise I get this error: You do not ...
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clearing browser's state about localhost:8086

I am developing on Linux/Debian/x86-64 an application which runs a specialized Web server using libonion -an HTTP server library- (FWIW, my application is the MELT monitor, related to the MELT domain ...
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How to remember / autofill forms with uzbl

I'm using uzbl to listen radio online, including this French web radio. There's a simple email/password form I would like to be filled automatically (down-right corner link "Se connecter"). Less ...
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syntax for using user-agent with xidel

What's the syntax for using user-agent with xidel? I want to access the site http://www.ip-tracker.org/. I have tried this xidel --user-agent "Mozilla/5.0" "http://www.ip-tracker.org" -e ...
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Script for opening a website and accessing a particular field

I want to write a script where in I can open a website (like www.google.com) and navigate my cursor to particular field (like IMAGES on www.google.com) and then insert a string in a IMAGES field (like ...
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Can't open .php pages in any browser

When I try to open a php page e.g.: http://minetest.net/download.php My browser doesnt want open it and instead it wants to download the php file.
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possible to have screenshot of part of a web page via command-line?

While I know that I can use wkhtmltoimage to have a screenshot of the whole web page (no matter how long), there doesn't seem to be a way in either wkhtmltoimage or any software that I want to have ...
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Set the default browser, system-wide, on Manjaro

In Ubuntu I used sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser to set the default internet browser manually. In Manjaro I get: sudo: update-alternatives: command not found I have set ...
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How to stop a program that is not showing up using monit?

I have a set of raspberry running raspbian. On each of these, I have configured monit to monitor the epiphany browser, which should always show up with a specific web site. Unfortunatly, some times ...
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Browser (HTTP client) with support of bzip2 or lzma2 compression?

What browsers (HTTP clients) support HTTP compression using bzip2 or lzma2? (HTTP compression for page requests) I have only heard of Firefox patch, but I am not sure if it actually supports ...
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Can I pipe clipboard content to browser for viewing?

Here is the situation. I often have to read chunks of information from large plain text files. I am planning to use Readability extension for formating the content to make it readable on screen.
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News-Window (Browser or RSS) in Kiosk Mode

We have 242 PCs with Ubuntu 12.04 running something like a kiosk mode using iDesk. The background image contains some info for the user but this is very static. Currently we are searching for a way to ...
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(SOLVED) how to close epiphany through a script with cron?

I have been making scripts to open and close a speficic website, with a cronjob, on the raspberry Pi. The opening script works perfectly. It is as follows: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 && ...
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How to prevent Google Chrome from circumventing the default browser settings?

After I installed Google Chrome on my work laptop, Pidgin links open with Chrome even though Firefox is set as my default browser. Pidgin is using sensible-browser to open links. How can I get ...
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Accessing HTML pages through command line for scripting [duplicate]

There is a web page that I usually do the same thing over and over on. Click a button, enter some text and that's it. Is there any program that allows me to interface with a webpage with a couple of ...
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Send javascript to Chromium or Firefox from linux terminal

I am using either a chromium or firefox web browser in kiosk mode to log in to a website from boot up, and I want to use a javascript to send in a command to login to a website automatically. I know ...
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Chromium User Agent String on FreeBSD or OpenBSD

I'm in need of a recent Chromium user agent string from a FreeBSD or OpenBSD desktop with the default user agent string. I can only find Chrome useragent strings but no mention of Chromium. Other ...
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Script for changing monitor refresh rate when fullscreen on a specific website.

Premise I recently discovered this website where I can watch legal streaming of plenty of animes. They use a flash player and the CEO said that, for legal reasons, they can't use a HTML5 player. The ...
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Open a webpage and enter a username and password via CLI

Ultimately, I want to use a bash script to automatically open and log into a website. I was wondering if I could use the curl or elinks commands to log in to a website and then somehow export that ...
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Execute a shell command upon a click event in a web page

Is there a way to execute a bash command when I click on a text in a browser? The web page is on computer A, the browser is on computer B : I want to execute the code on computer B, e.g hsetroot to ...
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X11 forwarding but open links locally

I have X forwarding between two machines. I doubt it matters, but the local machine is Windows running PuTTY and Xming. Is there any way that I can click a web link on a remote application and have ...
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Chromium not available from repository on Debian Jessie

I am running Debian Jessie on a Cubox (I am not very familiar with Debian yet). And according to the debian page the package should be available in the repos. Unfortunatly I cannot find it or it is ...
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Is there a Linux graphics program that displays man commands in a browser?

Is there a Linux graphics program that displays man commands in a browser? I need a program that allows me to display all man commands in a browser, or in some graphics program, so that they can be ...
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Kill browser when lock screen

I am running xubuntu on a shared low-ressources computer. I would like to run a script that kills the browser (firefox and chromium) whenever the user locks the screen, so that other users can use the ...
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How to simulate periodically clicking a button on a webpage?

I need to go to a webpage, and click a button (called "Generate Daily Trends", as shown in the picture below), and click it again every 1 minute. Is there any way (e.g., script or code) that I can ...
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Linux Desktop Access via Web Browser

This should be pretty simple, in my naive opinion of course... I have a tower that I am going to run a media server off of, along with some other functions but that's the main (re)purpose of the ...
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top for web browsers

This is a bit off the Unix road, but I believe most people interested in the answer are linux or unix users so here goes. For a long time it seems that the number one process chewing up CPU time and ...
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Escape the influence of flash elements in webpage using keyboard

When watching a flash video in a browser (a youtube video in iceweasel, for example) if I interact with the flash element with a mouse, click to play or pause or something, the flash element seems to ...
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chromium browser: “Aw, snap” when too many windows/tabs are open

I have noticed, when I open more than 15 chromium instances (windows or tabs), I get the "AW, Snap" error Page: Seems to me there is some limit how many instances can be running at the same time. I ...
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chromium (chrome) not loading home page automatically

when I start Chromium browser, it loads www.google.com as my "Home Page". This is configured in: Settings On Startup [*] Open a specific page or set of pages However, when I open another ...
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start chromium without flash plugin

I am using chromium browser with pepperflashplugin on Debian Wheezy. I want to disable flash plugin completely for one user on my machine, but allow it for another user (thus I don't want to ...
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chromium browser (pepperflashplugin) opening listening ports on 0.0.0.0:5353

I am using chromium browser (chrome) with pepperflashplugin in Debian. I have noticed, chromium/pepperflashplugin opens a listening port on my public interface 0.0.0.0:5353 as seen with netstat: ...
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visual mode/highlighting/selecting text on uzbl?

Is there a way to do a vim-like visual mode to select text with uzbl? Or any way to select text in uzbl with the keyboard? I installed arch-linux recently, and I haven't gotten my touchpad working. ...
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Quick way to deploy web browser

Using the Debian kernel as I am working the Google Cloud Compute Engine and need a browser (Google preferred of course) deployed so I can go to a web site to download the large Java based application ...
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How can I test whether Chromium is running inside sandbox

I am using Chromium browser on Debian Wheezy. I read that Chromium is using sandbox to isolate its processes from the rest of the system and thus to increase security. How can I verify that Chromium ...
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cannot start chrome browser - bind failed: Permission denied

I am using grsecurity kernel with CONFIG_GRKERNSEC_SOCKET_SERVER enabled: [*] Socket restrictions [ ] Deny any sockets to group (NEW) [ ] Deny client sockets to group (NEW) [*] Deny ...