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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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Fedora 36 -> Brave Talk crashes every time I stop screen sharing

Brave Version 1.39.111 Chromium: 102.0.5005.61 (Official Build) (64-bit) Every time I use brave talk and screen share the browser crashes when I stop sharing. I have 16GB of ram and an i7 11gen ...
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Command line tool to use JS-enabled browser to save web page

I currently have a bash script that runs on a headless Raspi, using Curl to retrieve a small number of web pages* and then sed and comm to parse the html and send an email if the content differs from ...
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Exit browser in full screen

I'm trying to find a way to exit kiosk mode or to exit a full screen chromium. So I'm running a Raspberry Pi 4 with raspbian and have Netflix, Disney+ etc. working as a link on my desktop. I add the ...
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How to wait for pulseadio before running chromium?

I'm developing an embedded board (Tinkerboard) based on Linux Linaro (Debian) OS 9.3. The board is basically a (webpage) kiosk where the browser is run by a sh script included the automatic scripts on ...
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Permission Denied When Opening Local Files in Web Browsers

I've run into a bit of a weird issue: If I try to open a file-local .html file inside of a directory starting with a dot (.) the browser claims that it does not have permission to view it, e.g.: mkdir ...
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Change default browser screen font size

Running Fedora 34, Xfce desktop. When I run Firefox, the screen is always too small and I find that I'm constantly hitting the Ctrl+ combination to set the screen size to 133% of the default so that I ...
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Firefox flatpak does not work with Slack flatpack link

How does Slack flatpak find the application for a URL? I have xfce4 on Debian Linux. I noticed that Libre Office is smart enough to open Flatpak Firefox so how does slack find the default browser (and ...
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Unable to play videos in browsers on Fedora 35

I upgraded from Fedora 32 to Fedora 35 in last December. Lately I have found out that I am unable to play any videos on web browsers. The video loads but never starts. It's stuck at 00:00. If I move ...
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Set firefox developer edition as the default browser in VS Code on Linux

I have installed firefox developer edition on my MX-Linux. When I tried to configure the live server of VS Code to run it as default, I failed. I followed this link to set up, but ultimately it is not ...
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Connect-ExchangeOnline module not able to open the default web browser

Good evening, when i try to connect to exchange via CLI i get this error. It says "Couldn't execute default web browser. Input/Output error". My default browser is Firefox as you can see ...
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How can we stop Opera from usurping /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser?

While Firefox is of course my browser of choice, I have a few others, for reasons, including Opera. In XFCE's "Settings Manager", in "Default Applications", Firefox is duly ...
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Cannot set Brave as default xdg-open browser in Kubuntu 20.04

I am running Kubuntu 20.04 with KDE Plasma. I have recently switched from Google Chrome to the Brave Browser, version (taken from brave://settings/help) 1.34.81 Chromium: 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) ...
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Messenger call does not work in any browser on Linux

I am using MX-Linux 21 KDE. Whenever I try to make a call on messenger, the connection times out automatically after 3 to 4 seconds, this happens even in troubleshooting mode. I have tested this on ...
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What is the webkitwebprocess in linux?

So the other day I was looking for a ultra light weight browser. Midori was the first option as per internet. But this was the RAM usage of it. RAM USAGE though midori took only around 100MB, the ...
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Open any Linux Desktop in the browser

Is there anyway to open default Ubuntu GUI ( or for that matter any Linux GUI like KDE, GNOME etc) right from the browser ? All I can open is HTTPs port , We cannot open any other port (VNC or RDP) to ...
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How to run web-ext with Firefox DE under linux?

web-ext is a command line tool designed to speed up various parts of the browser extension development process. When I try web-ext run -t firefox-desktop, I got the following error: Running web ...
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Prevent notifications from being dismissed when clicked?

On all the desktop environments I've used, clicking a browser notification makes it disappear. Is there some way to prevent this behavior to make it more in line with Windows/macOS where clicking a ...
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Why does Linux need DRM (Digital rights management) for audio and video? [closed]

Hope this is the right place for this question: Linux requires DRM (digital rights management) to be enabled in firefox to support popular streaming services. Why is that? Is it to with the fact that ...
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Running my desired file manager from within the web browser

I would like to run Nemo instead of Xfce's default file browser, in my browser. Per Clean way to run proper file manager from Firefox on Linux I tried to do: $ mkdir --parents ~/.local/share/dbus-1/...
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Install browser inside LXD container and run it on host OS

I am trying to install Brave browser inside an LXD container (Voidlinux - preferably, or linuxMint), create a shortcut for that app inside my host OS and launch it as any other linux app with the ...
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Jupyter seems to connect fine, but I cannot access it in a browser

I'm trying to open Jupyter notebook in a browser. Jupyter seems to have connected just fine: [I 20:38:02.663 NotebookApp] Serving notebooks from local directory: /home/user/.jupyter [I 20:38:02.663 ...
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Problem with screen share in firefox

When I want to share a specific window with firefox, all windows don't list in the window selection window that firefox shows. I can only select my firefox windows' first tabs for share and if - for ...
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Coping automatic sites logoff as a user changing linuxes in one PC

What actually cause automatic sites logoff if one single user using the exact same browser (it and its .config is in own partition separately of / OS part) run across linuxes installed in each own ...
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Issue of automatic web sites logoff on one browser, multi Linuxes

How do we prevent automatic web sites logoff on a browser on PC having 2 different Linux OS installed with and sharing the same DE, that browser, and HOME and that browser directory (the browser auto ...
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Firejail not hiding files with Brave browser

If I run the following: firejail brave-browser And then try and access files in the browser (such as when uploading a file), Brave still has access to my entire home folder. Usually this doesn't ...
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Opera in arch can't play some videos

Problem: Opera in arch Linux can't play some youtube videos. pacman -Q opera opera 78.0.4093.184-1 uname -a Linux arch 5.13.13-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu, 26 Aug 2021 19:14:36 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Any way to fix chromium hang that eats up all mouse clicks?

So I have been running into this weird issue where Chromium would hang, and pretty much lock out mouse clicks. The mouse can still move, I can navigate using my keyboard all non-chromium windows like ...
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Skip the browser page when opening https URIs for Zoom, Teams, and other native apps

Android has a convenient feature: certain https links that have associated local apps installed are opened directly in these apps, skipping the browser page. How do I achieve this in Linux? I have ...
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Which linux browser + password manager can ask for master password every time

I want to find a Linux browser that can store passwords ant doesn't cache the master password. That is, I want to be asked for the master password every time a password is to be filled. Thanks
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Can't install Vivaldi Browser via Linux on Chromebook

EDIT: So after some digging, it seemed the problem was that the Vivaldi installation file was made for armhf architecture, while my system was set to arm64. They are supposed to be backwards ...
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Is there a lightweight tool for web-browsing automation from terminal?

I'm aware of Selenium python library or headless chromium webdriver but those solutions are heavy and clunky to interface from a shell session (bash, dash, etc). Is there a minimal and lightweight ...
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Using vim as default text editor for lynx

I want to use vim as the text editor while opening a website using lynx. How do I do it? I see a switch present in lynx as -editor=EDITOR but giving -editor=vim makes no difference to lynx.
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How to get less captchas?

On my Linux computer, I get captchas constantly, even some Web sites where I do shopping regularly, I'll get stopped every day on (e.g. Walmart.com, Amazon.com, etc.). On my Windows 10 computer, using ...
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Image get distorted after being sent via broswer

Hello I am using parrot OS, and My problem is whenever i capture the screenshot at my linux machine and try to send it via browser or web.whatsapp. The image get's distorted. Please Have a look at ...
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chrome: uBlock / uMatrix - change color of blocked element

I am using uBlock Origin and uMatrix extensions in Chrome. When an element on a website is blocked (ie advertisment), I see just white area: When I hover over the area, it says: Request to the server ...
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chromium: change scrollbar color

Is it possible to change color of the scrollbar in Chromium browser, without having to install yet another extension? Perhaps by modifying some css file somewhere? I am using chromium 83 on Debian 10. ...
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Why are Chrome/Brave Browser Bookmark folders grey in Linux distros? Instead of yellow

Bookmark folders in Brave in Ubuntu mate are grey instead of yellow like they are in Windows. My bookmark folders are grey also in Google Chrome and when running in Manjaro-KDE. I think this has ...
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`man -H` always opens a non-existent file in browser

I'm trying to use the command /usr/bin/man -H 3 free to open the manpage in my browser, but each time I run the command, the browser opens a non-existing file and of course the page cannot be ...
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How to automatically launch LibreWolf browser in full screen?

When I launch the LibreWolf browser it opens in a small window: Then I manually expand the window to full screen: It is inconvenient for me to open the window in full screen manually after every ...
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How to permanently add self-signed certificate in Firefox?

When I go to the web interface of my home server Nextcloud via Firefox, I get the following message: After I click Accept the Risk and Continue, and then the self-signed certificate of Nextcloud is ...
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How to troubleshoot why zathura doesn't follow web links? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that once I was able to press f, then enter a number, finally hit Enter, and the link opened in the browser (I use qutebrowser). This doesn't seem to work anymore, in that following ...
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Open SUSE Tumbleweed KDE suddenly enabled "reduced motion". How to disable?

Both Firefox and Brave act on the prefers-reduced-motion CSS media query. I found out that gtk-enable-animations=false is in nano ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini This file does not even has a message ...
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Browser's Mechanism of font choosing on Linux Systems

Actually, I think my question is too basic, but, even after performing a deep search on internet, I still didn't understand how a browser selects a particular font for rendering a particular script on ...
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How to check web page for changes from terminal?

Is there a way to check if a web page changes using the command line? Something like this: $ check-for-changes https://bbc.co.uk/web-page https://bbc.co.uk/web-page just changed Using a headless ...
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Safari does not use the private root CA certificate

I've created a private root CA and issued some SSL certificate for some https websites, (I am not sure whether this should be called as self-signed certificate, in my case, the root ca certificate is ...
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How to awk only output-lines containing a keyword?

I am in the process of writing a small script, which checks browser-tabs on certain keywords. If the keyword is present, then the script closes the tab. The script is actually a simple "block-...
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KDE Plasma 5 - where do I check the patterns for the "in an application based on the contents of the URL" setting?

In KDE Plasma 5 (e.g. install Kubuntu 20.04.2): Open "System Settings"; Go "Applications" -> "Default Applications" -> "Web Browser"; There is an "...
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Open web browser on host machine via private ip after installing software on Linux server

I need to open a web browser on the host machine. I am given a private IP address after installing software on a Red Hat Enterprise 7.9 Linux server. Here are the steps I have taken so far: SSH into ...
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Web browsers missing characters

I regularly update my Linux system (mint 19.1 Tessa). After a recent update many of the websites I visit appear to have missing characters, at least visually. I've tried on Firefox and Chromium based ...
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Use Tor Browser as Default alongside Firefox in GNOME

My system comes with Firefox as its browser and I have installed Tor Browser for my user. It took me a while to determine how to register Tor Browser as GNOME's default browser (Settings > Details &...
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