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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What does the Chromium option `--no-sandbox` mean?

I'm running Chromium like so : chromium --no-sandbox I'm doing this because I'm running Debian Squeeze on an OpenVZ VM Container and it's the only way I can get it to work. Though I keep reading ...
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X11 platform in Google Account Activity

My Google Activity Report typically shows access from "Windows", "Linux" and "Android" platforms. This month, it is also showing access from the "X11" platform. What would report as "X11"? A question ...
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Browser fails to reach any host on Solaris 8

I'm running Solaris 8 on a Sun Ultra 2 connected to a Verizon router. nslookup seems to work (it finds google.com) but the existing browser (Netscape 4.76 - yes - it's very old) fails to reach any web ...
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Thin client that is only allowed to run certain applications

Im thinking about testing out LTSP on a PPC server for a handful of PPC macs. Before I go ahead with testing and building out everything, is it possible to limit what apps are ran on the thin client? ...
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HD Video Sticks

I have HD video, which I play through browser. Whenever I try to play it with "low quality" and "medium quality", the video plays smoothly. But when I select "High quality", the same video sticks ...
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How do get an html file to open in preferred html application from command line on linux?

How do get an html file to open in preferred application from command line on linux? I have an xterm window open and an html file I want to do something like open test.html and that will start my ...
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Problem when I use the webdings font in firefox or inkscape

I installed the webdings font in my computer, and it works well with LibreOffice. But when I use the webdings font in a local html page : it doesn't work, the following unicode character is diplayed ...
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How to use linux tools to verify a site's authenticity

When I go to certain websites where it's important for me to know that I'm connected securely, certain browsers will say that the site failed the authenticity check. Firefox won't say anything, but ...
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Is there a graphic tool to add new url schemes like XX://?

I would like to add a few url scheme, e.g magnet://, and add a simple mimetype for it. So that I would be able to handle these links within my browser. Is there any graphic tool I could utilize ?
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Which command will open the default browser on a system to a given web page (terminal)?

Title says it all. Is there a way to open the default browser on a user's system to a specific page from within a Bash script, or other-language script?
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Is there any way to access a hostname containing an underscore?

I have this weird problem. I need to access a website that contains an underscore from Linux. The hostname is invalid and Linux does treat it as such. The problem is that access from Windows seems to ...
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luakit + awesome wm: make youtube fullscreen work

I'm running Arch Linux on my box. I use the awesome window manager, which is a tiling WM, but allows floating windows too. The ArchWiki's Awesome entry tells me to put the following in my awesome ...
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Open html attachments externally in mutt

I recently managed to set up the my mailcap so that mutt can show html e-mails in the message window: # ~/.mailcap text/html; lynx -dump '%s' | more; nametemplate=%s.html; copiousoutput; which is ...
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Command-line web browser with Kerberos authentication?

QUESTION: Is there a Kerberos-friendly web browser usable via an SSH console? I have tried links but it does not seem to work with Kerberos (the webapp asks me for login/password even though I have a ...
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Is encrypting your web browsing via SSH to localhost useful?

For example, if I did an ssh -X to localhost and invoked Firefox, would that be enough to be considered safe browsing, like if done on some public wifi?
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Source code of original Netscape Navigator

Where is it possible to download the source code of the first open source browser Netscape Navigator released in about 1998? I already searched for it and wasn't able to find the original version of ...
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StackExchange with Elinks

I use Elinks to browse while I am connected remotely. I am unable to login to stackexchange using my OpenID. I enter the correct URL, and upon submission, I get the "No OpenID endpoint found." text. I ...
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What is the best text-mode browser? [closed]

I am looking for one that is updated frequently and has support for many things.
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Lightweight browser for linux

Is there a lightweight, fast browser (for old hardware) for linux which has the following features: supports tags for bookmarks and has a tag search function supports (possibly via plugins) most ...
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Refresh/reload active browser tab from command line?

I'm trying to set up a custom toolchain where the browser (Firefox or, preferrably, Chrome) is often/frequently/constantly forced to refresh from the commandline. (The idea is to instantly see the ...
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My default browser is set to Firefox but links open with Chromium

I'm using Linux Mint Debian edition and I have set Firefox as my default browser in my settings. But HTTP links in other apps like hotot and pidgin open with Chromium! Why is this happening is there ...
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Vim interface on web browser input fields?

I am looking for a browser plugin which inputs textin of input boxes with the same keyboard interface of the Vim text editor. I have adopted Vimium which makes general navigation much more effective, ...
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How are Flash Videos played?

I was tweaking around with a script for playing Youtube playlists in mplayer. My question is: How does linux play flash videos? My current research yields (By reading scripts written by others): ...
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How to setup default browser?

How to change default browser for opening url-s ? For sanity check, I tried: xdg-open 'http://unix.stackexchange.com' And it opens in other browser. I found information about assigning ...
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Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?

I am looking at making an application that would make OpenID authentication with desktop clients easy. The rationale is to steal the cookies from the web-browser, so as to avoid having to hard-code ...
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x-shockwave-flash in Linux

What should I install to be able to view videos of type x-shockwave-flash in Linux? I found something here with instructions wget ...
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How do use the define_webjump in conkeror

I have started to use conkeror yesterday and so far I like it it has a good documentation apart from one wierd thing. I want to add duck duck go to my webjump options. I have found that I need to use ...
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Is there any web browser that uses keybinding apart from uzbl?

I have just found out about uzbl but for some reason it crashes with segmentation fault when I log into gmail (Arch). I don't have the time nor the knowledge of dealing with this segmentation fault so ...
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opening multiple URLs from a text file as different tabs in Firefox/Chrome?

How I would go about opening multiple URLs from a text file as different tabs in Firefox/Chrome? My text file is just a list of URLs, one per line: http://www.url1.com http://www.url2.com ...
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Installing IE under linux Ubuntu 10.10

I want to install IE browser in ubuntu 10.10. I have done it using wine but its not working. Is there any possibility to install IE?
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HTML5 on OpenBSD?

What do I need to install/configure to make an HTML5 such as Youtube's alternate player page work? Install a browser that's supporting it by default, or I have to do other things to?
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is there anything like this web browser in the debian/ubuntu repositories?

It's been a while since my web-browsing has really suited me. What I would really like is: A javascript-enabled web browser with a tab-based browsing system that can be controlled simultaneously ...
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Fedora 15 doesn't automatically launch the browser when server starts up?

When I start up the ring jetty server, Fedora 15 doesn't launch the browser as it does in Fedora 14. Instead, it launches a new window in which I couldn't see the address bar and other stuff. ...
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browsers don't work(chrome err 137:name resolution failed), but everything is ok in gnome terminal [closed]

My system is debian 6.0. Both debian default brower and chrome don't work. The error is name resolution failed(code:137). I can ping and update software in gnome terminal. Yesterday I installed ...
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How can I set Conkeror as my default brower?

I use the latest Archlinux and stumpwm as my window manager with some Gnome goodies on the side (gnome-power-manager, gnome-settings-daemon and networkmanager applet). I tried to make Conkeror my ...
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Yanking URLs in w3m

I have been using w3m for a couple of weeks and am convinced that it is my preferred text browser - with one exception. Is there any way to yank URLs to the clipboard without using the mouse? I have ...
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Terminal and web browser combination

I often use only two applications, terminal and web browser. I like the tmux application which enables to split a terminal window into more regions. I noticed that I can open lynx in another region ...
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how can I install flash plugin in Fedora core 3 machine?

Latest flash rpm and tarball has forsaken my machine with fedora core 3 OS. There are two browsers currently installed in the System. Firefox 2.0.x and Opera 10.11. Those two browsers do not display ...
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How to fix icedteanp plugin error?

I'm using openSUSE 11.3 with "latest updates". I have installed vimprobable and uzbl. Whenever I start one of those two browsers, I get the error message: icedteanp plugin error: Failed to run ...
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Is there a way to store Firefox passwords in a local encrypted database in Linux?

I want Firefox to "remember" my passwords so I don't have to type them in; unfortunately, the built-in password manager stores them in plain text, which is too high a security risk. I'd like to find a ...
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How do I make KDE open mail links to a webmail client in a browser?

I use webmail,specifically gmail. How do I make it so that when I click a mailto: link it opens gmail, in a browser (chromium) with the email address, in KDE? bonus points for listing other browsers ...
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LiveCD web browser distro

I'm not too familiar with Linux, but hope it may be ideal for this situation. I'm hoping there is a boot from CD style distro that will be ideal for my daughter to use solely for browsing the ...