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Text based browser that runs JavaScript

// , Consider brow.sh, because of its low bandwidth but extremely flexible support for different kinds of web pages: https://www.brow.sh It also has a clever way of using True color support in ...
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Is there a browser which supports isolating tabs?

Firefox 57 AKA "Firefox Quantum" now allows isolating tabs by introducing a "Contextual identities" AKA "Containers" API for extensions. Mozilla has released the Firefox ...
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Linux text-only web browser that renders images in ASCII art

Maybe you're satisfied with Browsh:                            &...
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Linux text-only web browser that renders images in ASCII art

The browser Browsh suggested by user simhumileco looks OK but the images are very low resolution. Other suggestions are: Lynx can be configured to display images using aaview or cacaview. w3m can be ...
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Is there a browser which supports isolating tabs?

Ghost Browser was designed specifically for the purpose of multilogin. Every time you open a new tab, you can put it into a new Session. (disclaimer: I'm the founder) The new tab will be a separate ...
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Text based browser that runs JavaScript

2017 solution: Here's a solution for rendering html+js in the terminal: Required: Chrome 59 or greater Using chrome in headless mode allows you to render a page with javascript through the terminal! (...
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Maximum security web browser

Tor Browser is slow because of the overhead of the Tor anonymizing overlay network, so it is probably not what you are looking for. Brave is an open source, cross-platform web browser for Windows, ...
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Alternative to Firefox and Chrome with an element inspector?

The problem with "trustworthy" is that trust isn't something one can be recommended to...it's something that you gotta have. (I didn't watch the video but I'm sure you can technically do a rant about ...
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Is there a dark mode browser extension that works in an opt-in way?

Dark Reader It's available for both Firefox and Chrome Use Invert listed only if you wish Dark Reader to work only on listed websites. https://darkreader.org/help/en/#site-list
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Web-browser for heavy browsing, alternative to Chrome

I came across the Brave browser which promises faster Web by banishing intrusive ads, stripping away everything but the real content. Background: Brendan Eich, who invented JavaScript and co-founded ...
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Web browser extension to minimize memory usage

What you need is the Auto Unload Tab Firefox extension. It does exactly what you want: It allows you to free memory occupied by tabs that have not used for a length of time you get to specify. Image ...
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Minimalist Web browser: No tabs, no plugins, no bookmarks

Microsoft HTML Help The hh.exe is the Windows program used to display compiled help, but it can also browse the web without any plugins, tabs, bookmarks, etc. Just go to Run... (Win+R) and type: hh ...
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A web search from the Linux command line

What's wrong with Lynx? Try this: lynx http://www.google.com/search?q=search+from+commandline :) Basically, once you know the URL syntax for performing a search, you can call it directly. To make ...
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What web browsers support a feature similar to Chrome's People?

It's possible in firefox with the profile manager see details. You might use some firefox extensions like multifox to make it easyer Other browsers built with blink engine are able to do that thanks ...
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Web browser that creates independent sessions for each new window?

Ghost Browser might be what you are looking for. It is a Chrome-like browser with special Multi-Session Browsing. While it does not open a new session for each new window, you can have as many ...
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Download Router extension for Firefox web browser

You can safely dump Chrome... allow me to introduce you to Firefox's Save In... extension. The summary on AMO is well written: Adds a context menu to save media {image, video, audio, link, ...
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What is a good browser for a publicly accessible computer?

Probably the best option would be to run a cut down Linux installation with Chrome/Chromium or Firefox that runs in RAM only, starts straight into the browser and then reboots on exit. It will be ...
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Web browser without disk cache

Firefox Open about:config Set browser.cache.disk.enable to false Set browser.cache.memory.enable to true Give some more space to memory cache if you like (defaults to 32M): Create a new Integer entry ...
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Firefox or Chrome extension that clicks on webpage links with the keyboard (no mouse involved)

The Vimium C Web Extension by Dahan Gong has been updated more recently than other similar extensions (it was just updated 4 days ago). Description from Mozilla's Firefox Add-ons Site (AMO): ...
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Software to compress, and browse, a website with 1000s of pages

One possibility, which I have to admit I haven't tried, is to use just about any compression software that can create a ISO or ZIP file, some of the mount tools can do this for you and some support ...
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Task Switcher for Windows & Browser Tabs

I have a setup that does this that I use every day. I see the problem as MRU or spatial are not going to work once the windows+tabs get above around 10. At that point you need symbolic. The real ...
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A web search from the Linux command line

As Izzy point out, doing a web search directly on lynx works like a charm. However, if you are not comfortable with that solution, googler can do what you asked (but for searching google only). You ...
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Text based browser that runs JavaScript

As of v0.23, Web Adjuster has a PhantomJS option, which can partially Javascript-enable any browser with the help of PhantomJS. I say "partially" because it's not (yet?) working with POST ...
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Bookmarker that saves the page HTML for offline archive

Scrapbook (Firefox) This extension is quite famous, it has even got a Wikipedia entry. The following description is from Firefox add-ons: ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save ...
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Browser for AMD Athlon without SSE2 instruction set

I'd stick with the 12.x version. I'm running 12.16 quite happily on Gentoo with an AthlonXP barton. I really like the AthlonXP series of processors, I have several. Sadly, SSE2 seems to be some ...
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Adblocker that will only block invasive ads

Before uBlock Origin, there was the original AdBlock Plus by Wladimir Palant. That extension remains available in Firefox (just search addons for it). It includes an option (enabled by default) to ...
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Need a Browser Based SSH Terminal Client -- WordPress Plugin?

You can try https://github.com/billchurch/WebSSH2 It is not a WordPress plugin. It uses socket.io xterm.js and express so you will have to install some applications on the server-side. Another ...
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Android privacy browser with "forward" button

Firefox Focus itself matches your requirements as it has a "forward" button. It is available from menu on the right side of the address bar (via button with three dots). "back" is available via ...
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Lightweight browser for low bandwidth internet (64 kbit/s)

Have you considered Lynx? It's text only, but very usable. It's available for most platforms. It's open-source. Visit their site here: https://lynx.invisible-island.net/release/ If you're using a Mac, ...
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Browser addon that aids avoiding sites with excessive use of third party cookies, tracking etc

Have you ever used uBlock Origin and its (unfortunately no longer developed) companion uMatrix? I cannot imagine browsing without them. Depending how strict you set them, they can block everything ...
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