Questions tagged as ['browser']

Typically this tag refers to web browsers such as Firefox, Chromium or Opera. However, other types of browsers such as Nautilus or a network browser may use this tag as well.
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Mousegaming1 avatar
Browsers are laggy in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
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I use Firefox and Microsoft edge and both of them are laggy. My internet is fine and page loading is fine but everything is slow and laggy. I can’t watch videos using 720p60 and higher because of this.

I tried turning hardware acceleration off and on, but it seems to make no difference.


  • Intel i5 650
  • Intel HD graphics card
  • HDD with 1 terabyte disk space
  • 8GB RAM

Swap size is 2GB.

I'm using U ...

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BlandCorporation avatar
Is there a file browser that would enable the user to switch easily between views of just video files or just image files of a directory?
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Let's say I have a directory at which there are all sorts of video and image files. There are MP4, AVI, MOV etc. files and there are PNG, JPG, GIF etc. files all mixed together. Is there a browser that would enable a user to switch easily between views of that directory such that only the video files or only the image files are visible? It's a little like the search functionality of Nautilus, where a se ...

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A.G. avatar
How to enable web browser to open ~/Desktop/htdocs/index.html
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My web browsers can't open ~/Desktop/htdocs/index.html (located on the desktop).

I tried right clicking on .html that is outside the htdocs folder (I usually successfully use 'Open with' in my old system.) But this is a new system and one of the browsers in this new system worked well two days ago.

I tried using the data in Can't create a folder inside my local server? There is no folder with the name ' ...

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Leviathan avatar
Add Firefox Developer Edition to Ubuntu's recognized browser
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I installed the firefox developer edition with umake, added a .desktop file and can start the browser now via clicking the icon on my application menu.

But how do I tell the system (Ubuntu 20.04) that this a browser and it can be used?
This is my desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox Developer Edition
Icon=/home/phil ...
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403 Forbidden error when accessing website using Ubuntu
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I'm trying to access the website (Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds). When I access the website from Arch Linux (or from my android phone) everything works. However when doing so using Ubuntu (18.04, 20.04, Kubuntu 21.10, or even my Ubuntu touch phone) I always get this error:


You don't have permission to access this resource.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was  ...
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ali HOZA avatar
why i cannot open my modem/router setting page (
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i can access my modem/router setting page in windows using address but in Ubuntu 21.10 it does not work neither in Firefox or gnome web or MS edge. in Ubuntu when i type in any browser, it shows following error message:

Unable to round-trip http request to upstream: net/http: HTTP/1.x transport connection broken: malformed MIME header: missing colon: "HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporari ...

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Lance avatar
How to launch PWAs from the terminal (Microsoft Edge Apps / Chromium Apps)
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I have websites such as Notion, Outlook, and Onedrive installed as Apps through the edge browser. I wanted to know if they can be launched using a command in the terminal.

I've used the following command to get the window class string

$ xprop -notype | grep -Eo '^(WM_CLASS|_NET_WM_NAME) = "[^"]*"'

which returns this for Notion:

_NET_WM_NAME = "Action Zone"
WM_CLASS = "crx__meenihjdjcobmkkapcdapdakmp ...
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Klaus Klamroth avatar
The firefox-Browser obviously created hangings, also I quit this application. But now I run Unbuntu, but without any browser ?? How do I get frf bck?
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Firefox browser caused system freezes, so I uninstalled it, hoping I could install Firefox without failures again. But now I’m running Unbuntu, but without any browser. I can’t find a way to install another one. How can I reinstall a browser?

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How to make synaptic use default browser?
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My default browser is Firefox, but when I click on a link "visit homepage" inside synaptic it opens the link in Chrome instead.

How do I make it open links in the default browser instead?

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Skyehawk avatar
Firefox, Unwanted "window in window" upon first instance of firefox starting
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When opening a single instance of Firefox, I get a "window within a window" (see screenshot below). Both sets of minimize/maximize/close buttons perform the same for the double windowed browser. Both browsers are fully functional otherwise.

  • If I drag a tab out of this and create a window, the problem goes away.
  • If I launch Firefox after restarting the system, the problem still persists.
  • If I launch a s ...
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ubuntu4life avatar
Is there a portable version of ungoogled-chromium for ubuntu?
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I'd really like to use the "ungoogled-chromium"-browser alongside firefox- but as a portable version. This mean: All the necessary files are stored in one folder and/or subfolders, so that I can move the folder whereever I want and run it from this location without losing the browser cache, settings and so on .. For example to switch between ubuntu computers.

If you take a look on the download site ...

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quintumnia avatar
Why website keeps on asking logins whenever I visit the site or refresh the site pages?
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I have just deployed my website files in


running no ubuntu server (Zend-server) via Amazon Web Service(AWS) ec2 instance but whenever I attempt to load or type the domain address of the website in any browser, a pop up window shows and say something like

"The server requires authentication....",

and below it there is the username and password ...

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aydunno avatar
Browser video interruptions
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When I play videos either on chrome or firefox it interrupts playback for a split second every few minutes.

PC was just installed with xubuntu. Regarding to lsb_release -a version is as follows: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS.

Arch is playing video without problems btw.

What can I do? Its driving me mad.

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altoid avatar
Browsers, other windows crashing Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
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I use a Dell Precision M4800 with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS.

And I am having an issue where any browser I use (Chromium, Firefox) constantly crashes. Typically it just goes to the screen on Chromium,

Aw Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage.

and similar messages. Occasionally I'll have all of my windows crash (close completely). I have ran a memory test and it appeared to be fine (no ...

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kimo avatar
unable to create onion domain
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# This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved
# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1, and Tor will ignore it
Hidden Service 
HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/my_website/ 
HiddenServicePort 80
ClientOnionAuthDir /home/kimo/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/onion-auth
DataDirectory /home/kimo/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/T ...
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sababa avatar
Can I assign a browser to open links from specific apps?
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I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.

I'm using Firefox as my main browser. I've set it up to auto delete cookies and disabled Javascript to make browsing more secure and private.

For my work I'm using Brave. Is it possible to set up Ubuntu so that it uses Brave as the default browser to open links from Slack and my work mailbox in Thunderbird but keep Firefox as the default for everything else?

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Devang avatar
How do I install Microsoft Edge driver for selenium testing in Python 3?
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We are trying to setup an automation testing environment for a web application. This web application will be hosted on Ubuntu server. In QA environment, we are trying to perform automated testing.

Environment information is as below:

  • Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04 and/or 21.04
  • Programming Language used: Python3 (3.8.10)
  • Automation Tool: Selenium
  • Desired browser: MS Edge


We can use differe ...

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rick avatar
All browsers are jumping around web page after updating to 20.04
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I recently built a ryzen 3700 pc with geforce gpu and installed ubuntu 20.04 (also dual boots windows). Whenever I go to web page and scroll down with mouse or scrollbar, the page constantly jumps back to the top (sometimes bottom). If I stay on a page for a minute or two, it will then become stable - as if it took a long time to load all of the page components. The only way I can actually read page con ...

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Maurizio M. avatar
Possible conflict of Ubuntu security software with Firefox
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after brilliantly solving the main problem that my Ubuntu Power had, from my friend Chili555, I wanted to submit another small problem that my Ubuntu has, this time on the Firefox browser. I understood that here it is also a conflict between software but I don't know how to solve it. In practice, every time Firefox starts, a red line appears telling me that the Firefox bookmark will not work properly an ...

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Radovan Babjak avatar
SriHome webcam problematic for ubuntu
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SriHome 1080p Full HD Webcam does not connect for google meets nor any other browser connection. I have managed taking a photo using guvciew software but it does lag my PC has a problem with my USB headphones and does not really work for online calls.

Do you guys know what could be the problem?

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Menks avatar
Evince links not working on Ubuntu 20.04
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I am able to open pdf files with evince, but I can't open any link in the browser.

I have found this link from years ago:

Hyperlinks clicked in evince document viewer are not opening, any ideas on how to fix?

but my /etc/apparmor.d/abstractions/ubuntu-helpers file does not contain the mentioned reference "/usr/lib*/{,*/} Pixr,"

# Lenient profile that is intended to be used when 'Ux' is desired but
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Иван Демьянов avatar
Proxy in Ubuntu
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I set proxy in Ubuntu by adding in file /etc/environment

export HTTP_PROXY="http://user:pass@proxy:port"
export HTTPS_PROXY="http://user:pass@proxy:port"
export NO_PROXY="localhost,,::1"

and adding in file /etc/apt/apt.conf

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://user:pass@proxy:port";
Acquire::https::Proxy "http://user:pass@proxy:port";

reload an OS, and when i use


and is  ...