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Questions tagged [browser]

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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Scriptable / automable web browser? [on hold]

I have an application where I need a scriptable / automable web browser. By this I mean a programming system (in pretty much any mainline programming language (prefer python, go, r or java in that ...
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What's the proper way to clear the cache of the surf browser?

I've been using suckless surf for a while and the cache folder has been growing. I can't find instructions in the manual related to clearing the cache. I'm wondering if simply deleting the .surf/...
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How to ignore hosts file? [closed]

I need to know if there is a web browser using its own "hosts" file or simply ignoring the "hosts" file from OS. UPDATE 1: This is the situation: certain program requires certain URL for validation :...
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Unblocking websites using /etc/hosts

I cannot unblock certain websites that were previously blocked from /etc/hosts. Here is what the file looks like: 0.0.0.0 facebook.com :: facebook.com 0.0.0.0 youtube.com :: youtube.com When I ...
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Google Chrome Stable Set as Default in Lubuntu 18.10

I have Lubuntu 18.10 and can't seem to make Google Chrome Stable the default browser. I read online to go here in the terminal and choose browser and press enter, BUT, this does not work: sudo update-...
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How can i reduce the size of CentOS OS for it to still work? [duplicate]

So I have a clean installation of CentOS 7 on a virtual machine. The thing is I need to shrink the size of the thing to the lowest and still be able to have javascript supporting browser and a PDF ...
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Browsers recomendations that work without “modern” glibc and libstdc++

Recently a website that I use was modified, and with that, I can no longer bid on an auction I participate in. I use an Firefox 30, a Firefox 45 and a Palemoon 27.9.4, but neither works anymore. To ...
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Why after connecting to VPN I can't browse some websites

In my country some websites like twitter,youtube,facebook etc are blocked by government and we have to use VPN so we can access them, but somehow after I connect to VPN (openvpn and PPTP both have ...
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Can any (web) application tell that the web browser is accesed from a different host via vnc or apra?

If I access the desktop of a remote Lubuntu 18.04 via vnc or xpra, start a web browser in it, and open some URL to run some web applications in the browser, can any web application tell that I am ...
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Why does the help for some applications open in Seamonkey composer?

I am running Linux in the form of openSuse Leap 15.0 with KDE Plasma 5.12.6 and have applied patches regularly. If I run some applications, for example Gimp (2.8.22), and ask for help, it starts ...
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Executing UI test cases from Jenkins

We have test suite which is basically a jar file and can be executed like the following java -jar test_suite.jar Which then opens up a browser in GNome Environment and runs through the set of test ...
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Changing default browser for emacs, Debian insists on using Firefox

In the emacs' .emacs: '(browse-url-browser-function (quote browse-url-default-browser)) I have restarted the system after setting Opera as default browser. When I run: update-alternatives --config ...
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How should I create a user that I can use to safely run web apps etc.?

I'm doing this over ssh. I want to create a user that: can't be accessed via ssh can be impersonated with su doesn't have a password (is this a good practice?) can run web apps (specifically ...
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Browser-like Reader Mode with text-only output

Background: Reader Mode, as seen in Safari and other browsers, extracts the main content of article based web pages using sophisticated heuristics, and displays this with a very readable font. All ...
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How to start the default browser (and/or any default application) from command line on Solaris?

I'd like to open a URL in the default internet browser from my application. My application gets compiled for MS-Windows, Linux, Mac and Solaris. One way to achieve that on Windows is using the shell ...
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Fonts needed for browsers

I'm having this issue where many unicode symbols aren't displayed(just boxes instead) on websites. But aren't they supposed to be loaded(by the browser) from external sources? If not, what fonts do I ...
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Takes too long for any browser to load at the first time

I have Gentoo(4.14.83) with dwm as my DE. I've tried about 6 browsers and every one of them, as I start it right after the boot up, may load only after 30 seconds and up to 100 seconds. I use Google ...
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web videos don't play in any browser, debian

I'm so stumped by this problem I'm having. When I boot up my computer (thinkpad T470p, running Debian 4.19.12-1) everything is fine, but after some time, youtube videos stop playing and give a message ...
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Does Brave support accessibility APIs on Linux (ATK, AT-SPI)?

In order for assistive technologies to work with browsers and other applications, these applications need to support the operating system's accessibility API. On the Gnome desktop, the most relevant ...
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Choose which browser to open link in

I am using both Firefox and Google Chrome with multiple windows (profiles). When clicking a link in e.g. a terminal or another GUI app I'd like to choose which browser/window to load the URL in ...
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xdg-open tries to open URLs as files on LXDE [duplicate]

I run $ xdg-open 'http://google.com' in /home/rominf/ and expect Firefox to open Google, but instead got GUI message with error: /home/rominf/http:/google.com: No such file or directory Firefox is ...
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Do the Firefox children processes correspond to number of tabs?

I am running Firefox Quantum 63.0.3 (32-bit) on Ubuntu. In output of htop command (sorted by Command name) I see the following I see 6 children process below the original firefox process. What do ...
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How to run a web page with cache refresh using chromium-browser and command line?

I can start a web page with command line like that cromium-browser http://some-page.com. How can I start a web page with command line and with hard refresh cache option (equivalent of CTRL-F5 if I ...
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How to mirror/download a complete website with a browser? [closed]

With wget you can mirror complete websites with: wget --mirror --convert-links --adjust-extension --page-requisites website Is there some equivalent way for using a browser like Firefox or Chromium ...
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Debian 9 (Stretch): Firefox Quantum is now in Stable, where can I get my Add-ons back?

Recently Firefox Quantum has moved into Debian Stable (= Stretch). When updating my system via apt-get upgrade the old Firefox-ESR has been replaced with the new one. Now all my previously working ...
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A file on AkamaiGlobalHost downloads with a browser but not with curl

When I download the following file on my browsers (firefox & waterfox): https://launcher-public-service-prod06.ol.epicgames.com/launcher/api/installer/download/EpicGamesLauncherInstaller.msi?...
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How to reset router through command line browser? [closed]

I need to reset router and I just get access with ssh to raspberry in local network with router. I'm trying with elinks and w3m browser but I can't see any option, maybe because the router's control ...
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Gnome web browser stores downloaded files

I run Gnome Web Broser in Debian Lenny, but can't find place where it stores downloaded files. There is no place like ~/Downloads. Where are my files?
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Clever desktop links options?

I want to replicate something I had in Windows land. I would like to populate my desktop so it's like a "panel" of shortcuts or links to commonly used directories and URLs. I have a bunch of websites ...
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How to access /root directory from a browser?

Disclaimer : This question is meant to be answered for Educational and learning purpose. /root is an important directory meant to be only accessible to Root user. Accessing /root through a browser ...
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How can I limit a Firefox profile to a single domain?

I'm running a GNOME/Wayland desktop. With other browsers (GNOME Web, Chromium) I can open so-called app instances. These typically: open at a preset URL are limited to a single tab have reduced/no ...
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Suddenly my browsers have become very slow

I have decide to include uvcvideo on /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf for privacy, and after reboot the notebook my browsers - Chromium and Firefox - started to lag a lot. Open new tabs, rolling pages, ...
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Is this error Unix/Linux specific in internet browsers OR Linux VPN related? [closed]

I want to know if the following problem is only in Unix/Linux systems and their internet browsers, since it occurs only with my Linux/Chromebook machines with VPN, but not in Windows machines with VPN....
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Linux Mint — firefox browser hijack

I've got a bad browser hijacker. It affects my online banking site, which (fortunately perhaps) displays a generic error code message when I attempt to log in. I suspect it came somehow from Wine, ...
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Run javascript on headless browser with specific website as origin

I'm using ubuntu server (only terminal) and I have a javascript that must be run from a specific website (to avoid cross-domain issues). Basicly I would follow this steps if I were in a convencional ...
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What exactly does Ctrl+Shift+X do in Firefox (Linux)?

On pressing Ctrl+Shift+X in browser text fields, the text changes its alignment to the right, but it is not exactly the same as right align. The symbols do not follow the alignment, they even change ...
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Local websites not loading on one specific computer

I have two computer both with a fresh quasi-identical Slackware install. I use Waterfox 56 for browser and try to access my websites on my local webserver. The local webserver uses TLS certificates ...
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Killing browser window takes too long or is impossible

It happens fairly often that, while browsing, suddenly the cursor (touchpad) starts moving sluggishly, the LED light on my USB stick starts flickering without stopping (I use a Linux live CD on memory ...
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Flash (.swf) files are no longer played by browsers

I will start with specifying that I HAVE applied the application/vnd.adobe.flash.movie -> application/x-shockwave-flash (in /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml) mime-type fix before and ...
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How to set options of commands called by browser?

Presently when Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) is set as at text property of SpeechSynthesisUtterance instance at Chromium or Firefox web browsers the SSML is not parsed at *nix as reflected ...
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I'm looking for a text editor that I can access from a browser on a different server

Much like you can do with Jupyter Notebook. I can start a jupyter server on a linux box and access that on a different computer. I know I can use Jupyter as a text editor, but it is very light-weight. ...
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NSS Version Update For Ubuntu 16.04

Our root certificate added to NSS version which is 3.30.2 but on Ubuntu-16.04 the version of NSS is 3.28.4 thus our certificate appear as untrusted on browsers and we have receiving complaint. This ...
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xdg-open opens a specified htm file but ignores the tag (#) location within the page

I have a function in a bash script (openWebPage) which I want to open a web page and navigate to an id tag within the page. The url components are held in variables PIXPAGE="/home/bu5hman/pix/...
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Error 'Invalid desktop entry file:' when using web browser in LXDE

My system is Linux Lubuntu 17.10 and Firefox is installed as a browser. It can be accessed through the application panel, but clicking on the Web Browser Icon on the Task Bar leads to the following ...
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Debian apturl alternative

Is there a Debian alternative to Ubuntu's apturl? Basically, it enables apt:// style URL compatibility with web browsers, for installing .deb packages via the APT protocol: (i.e. firefox apt:adobe-...
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where are codiad projects stored locally?

In Firefox I installed codiad as: where is ruby_hello actually located? (When it asked for the absolute path, I wasn't able to put in /home/thufir/... because of permission, so just typed in "...
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Web browser from console CentOS

Is it possible to run any graphical browser (not lynx) from the console on CentOS 1708 without any installed GUI on it? I need to access the web interface of the device, but won't install a GUI on it.
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Install Firefox Quantum in debian 9 Stretch

I looking where can I install and try the new browser Firefox Quantum, I didn't find how to get it. Can someone please tell me what repositories or links to download and install it ? Thank you.
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what browsers support no redir?

Lynx can start with the option -noredir which allow us to visit web-pages without (possible) redirection to another page. I searched enough and did not find a similar option for other browsers , such ...
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High CPU usage while playing a YouTube video

I have installed Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon (kernel: 4.10.0-32-generic) on my new ASUS UX430UA notebook. It has Intel Core i5-7200U, integrated graphics only - Intel HD Graphics 620 and 8 GB of ...