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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In dual boot Linux & Windows OS in a computer, the first browser's site gets logged off

Why as we manage dual boot Linux & Windows OS in a computer, after browsing a site we restart into other OS and visiting, logging in on the site by using the same browser, next after exiting and ...
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Opening any webpage from terminal using the web browser of choice

I have a very simple question. I usually launch my web browser from the terminal using e.g. firefox & I would like to know if I can also launch it to a specific website like google.com. Even ...
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Why does root user cannot create browser sandbox?

Error: Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. In Linux, why cannot the root user create sandbox for chrome or opera browsers like other users? Why should the root user need to launch ...
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How to reload all favicons in Firefox Quantum Bookmarks

This question is related to the deprecation of the Favicon Reloader Firefox extension. I know that this can be a effective solution, but as it's mentioned, is really high resources consumption at ...
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No site can be reached(ERR_TIMED_OUT) via browser other than chromium, even chromium's incognito mode

In general, I use chromium. The other day I needed to check something using 'clear' browser, without any extensions running and figured chromium's incognito mode fits my needs. Under this mode, no ...
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Are there any terminal emulators that can render html?

I think it would be awesome if we could render and also interact with html and javascript in a terminal. The idea is to render buttons and other interactive widgets like file trees in the command line,...
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Console browser for Centos 8

What console browser work under Centos 8? I tried to install them all but sudo yum -y install lynx w3m links elinks links2 netrik No match for argument: lynx No match for argument: w3m No match for ...
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Will this firewall configuration prevent unencrypted traffic?

All incoming and outgoing traffic denied. Allowed outgoing ports: 53,67,68,443 Since I have not allowed port 80 and since programs use port 443 for https traffic by default, will this configuration ...
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Brave repository for Arch Linux

Is there any Brave browser repository for Arch Linux? I know of binary packages in AUR but I would like to add the repository to pacman configuration so it can be installed and updated on the way as ...
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How to save cookies when the app write to document.cookie?

I'd like to understand how to save cookies that the application writes to document.cookie (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Document/cookie), as I've noticed that the common methods ...
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Removing Chromium browser from Debian 9 system

I've downloded Chromium version 80 in the form of a zip file. The extracted folder "chrome-linux" contains a script "chrome-wrapper" which when executed install the browser and put the logo on the ...
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Ubuntu stop responding when a browser are loading a very large horizontal HTML page

I'm using Ubuntu. When a browser is loading an HTML page which has a very large horizontal table (a table with thousands of <td>) all the system freezes and stops responding: all the monitors ...
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What is the right behavior for http://anonymous.invalid? [closed]

When I browse to http://anonymous.invalid Google Chromium actually redirects me to a google search for anonymous.invalid. Is this the right behavior, per the spec? I would have expected this to ...
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What packages are needed for playing live streams of youtube?

I have been trying to play live streams on youtube, but it does not play any at all. Everything it says its that the browser does not support it (html5). So what packages are missing in order to ...
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How to determine what my bookmarks were after browser reset to default?

I blew out my browser when I improperly restarted my desktop. I was able to to find my bookmarks in Nano, but because they were in folders, their urls are not available to see in Nano. Below are the ...
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Saving web browser page through terminal

Is there any way to use common web browsers such as firefox to fetch a page using command line interface? If I use firefox www.google.com, then firefox is opened and shows google page. I want to fetch ...
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Cache all of my internet browsing?

Is it possible to generate a cache of all of my internet browsing on Linux? So, any time I visit a webpage, that page is automatically downloaded to my computer, and the next time I visit said page, ...
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Browse the internet from the command line

I know there are command-line web browsers like w3m lynx etc. But I am looking for a simpler tool to just print search queries. Somewhat like curl does, but more nicely formatted. Like if I run https:...
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H.264 videos fail in Firefox or Chromium on Fedora 30

https://www.youtube.com/html5 reports my browsers (Firefox 66.0.5-1.fc30 and Chromium 73.0.3683.86-2.fc30) on my Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 with a Radeon RX-580 GPU don't support H.264. I've tried ...
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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, ...