Browser is the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".

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I find websites with white text on black background hard to read. What options do I have if they don't let me switch?

Some webmasters make their websites have white text on black background. I find this hard to read for longer than a short period of time. I get various visual anomalies and my eyes get watery. Ars ...
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Changing proxy from console

I have a little problem with proxy, I'm trying to change the address with reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" ^/v ProxyEnable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f reg add ...
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Firefox redirection to dnssearch.com

My Environment OSX El Capitain FireFox 44.0.2 Service Provider : Time Warner Cable Issue only happens in Firefox, Safari and Chrome are okay Issue Summary Whenever i type incorrect web address like ...
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Is there a way to force illustrator to open a downloaded SVG (rather than the browser)?

I have illustrator set as the default for all SVGs but whenever I download an SVG, when I click on the download inside the browser, the browser opens the SVG in a new tab. So the only way to open the ...
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Why do some websites only display on a mobile phone, not a PC?

I used to be able to view websites like http://blinx.wapka.me/index.xhtml and http://vendamp3.wapka.mobi/ on my computer screen. But in the past few months they only show up on my mobile phone screen. ...
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Expanding the “other devices” history in Google Chrome

When I open the History in Chrome on my work computer after having spent the morning on my home computer, I'd expect to see a long list of recent tabs from the home machine as well. Instead, I see ...
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What browser to use on old dated Virtual Machine? [on hold]

I have some business critical software on a VM. It is unsupported and expired in 2012. In order to use it, I have to maintain the date on the VM as year 2012. This presents an issue when I try to use ...
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download file directly from http server

I would like to download a large file(s) from a web server given x.x.x.x:80 Usually wget and/or curl would suffice but I do not have a directory/to/file.zip to download, all I have is an IP. Any ...
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Envelope / rectangle box with 'x' through it appears on various web pages in Chrome

This has been ongoing for months, and I've Googled and tried a ton of different things but cannot for the life of me figure it out. It ONLY happens in Chrome, so when it does happen I'll just switch ...
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Browsers can't display emoji 🏻, how to fix

Both IE11 and Firefox can't display this emoji: 🏻 can be seen here. All I can see is a rectangle in IE11 and a rectangle with alphanumeric characters inside in Firefox. Is there any way fix this? I ...
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Microsoft Edge Zoom Issue

I have a weird persistent issue with Edge browser. All websites load up super zoomed away and it is a default state, so reloading the page zooms back out. I cleared cache and cookies, but for no help. ...
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Problem with Firefox browser about user privacy

Every time I use my firefox browser to visit sites like this I end up with multi redirection popups on every single click. however, I solved the problem accidentally by visiting the previous site ...
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How can a website recognise a multiple account usage? [closed]

I would like to discuss which are all the possibilities for a browser game to detect whether a registered user has multiple accounts. With "multiple accounts" is named the practice of one single ...
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Override “focus” events in my browser?

Is there a tool that will allow me to prevent specific pages from refocusing my keyboard when I load them?
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Google Chrome will not launch (Windows 10)

I have a HP ENVY running Windows 10. For some reason, the PC is unable to launch Google Chrome. When I launch the Task Manager, I see multiple Google Chrome processes running, however there is no ...
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What is the difference between the Iceweasel versions?

I am a Xubuntu LTS user, considering using Debian Stable 64 bit in my next install. When I switch to Debian, I want to go with Iceweasel, as it is packaged with the Debian package manager. I plan ...
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Which MAC addresses are detectable when browsing? [duplicate]

I happen to know that there are different MAC addresses for each device on my network. So, I'm wondering which ones can be tracked by a website when I connect to it.
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Which are the solutions to LSO cookies? [closed]

Moreover, do these solutions make me "more unique" when it comes up to digital fingerprint? With LSO cookies I refer to the also named "Flash Cookies". For what concerns the second question I just ...
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I copied Chrome's, Opera's and Firefox' folders from my old computer onto my new. Is there a way to retrieve my tabs from them?

I am using Windows 10, and I copied all the mentioned browsers' installation folders from a computer that used to run on Windows 8.1. While there doesn't seem to be anything in Opera's folder, there ...
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I need change browser shortcut url adware [duplicate]

I have an adware my PC and I need change my all browser shortcuts URL to google. I try manually remove but adware soft set URL again. I need batch file this operation or vbs script or C# code?
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How to know current encoding in Firefox?

I use to on website which have some issues with local chars encoding ,but for one second it switch it up to the normal encoding, but I cant detect where/from encoding was made. Is it possible to see ...
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Enable JavaScript in Toshiba Printer's embedded browser

I am trying to set up my Toshiba e-Studio 287 printer to be able to upload its scans to Dropbox. The easiest way I have been able to find so far is to use the embedded browser to go to the Dropbox ...
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How would I create individualized Skype URLs for private chat without a server?

I want to offer free support on a community I belong to to help other users. Right now I'm offering support by private messaging on the community (some users would rather not post publicly), but it's ...
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Autofill Username Creation

As an administrator I have found various usernames in the autofill bar when you attempt to log in to sites. These usernames are unknown and I was wondering if anyone knew of a way that I can find out ...
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Lowercase i displays as uppercase i

This is driving me crazy now. Some websites I visit always display the letter i as capital I instead. Even though it is in the middle of a word. See example: This happens both with Chrome and ...
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Site shows blank page, but not with proxy

I am attempting to access the popular site, Deposits.org. When I go there, I get a blank page. When I view source, that is also completely empty. But I'm able to see the site through an anonymous ...
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what happens when the url is entered the first time in web browser [duplicate]

I would like to know What happens in the background, when you type a URL in a Web browser for the first time,technically in terms of OSI Layers. Need a website or a info on what parameters are added ...
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How does adware infection work in Firefox, and how to get rid of it? [duplicate]

For the last few weeks I've had the following happening, using Windows 8.1 and Firefox V44. The only active add-ons are Adblock Plus, Flashblock and Norton Identity Safe: First, Norton Internet ...
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Internet browser for 2003 laptop [closed]

I own a 2003 laptop which is Acer Travelmate 240. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with XFCE4. It's got Pentium 4 2,8 Ghz single core CPU , 1GB of RAM and Intel Graphics 82855. Everything works just ...
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What kind of update/program application would cause browsers not to load but streams and internet connection to be functionning perfectly?

Lately I have been in a troubling situation: my browsers (tested with firefox chrome safari and IE, on the same machine) seem to randomly lose connection to the internet(sometimes for 5 minutes at ...
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vimperator: Using external editor (e.g., vim) to edit Stack Overflow text

Utilities like vimperator allow editing content of HTML form fields in an external editor. With vimperator there is shortcut Ctrl+I which, when in an edit box, opens the text in an external editor. ...
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What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser?

Note that I don't mean the maximum size of the browser cache. I mean, what is the maximum size, if any, of individual files that will be cached by the major desktop browsers? Mobile versions optional. ...
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Can't use Chrome after trying to install Azure

I started to install Azure, but it didn't go anywhere so I cancelled it. Now I can't load any websites in Chrome. I tested different internet connections, same results. Getting by with Edge ... for ...
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How to know that I passed the firewall from the TCP connections?

In my company, in order to access some intranet-sites, I have first to login to webpage (which I suppose is a firewall or something) with my account. If I login from FF for example, I can access the ...
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Window 10 freezes when open any browser

Few days back I got issue with all browsers. Whenever I open any browser window fully freezes. But when I close browser it works normal. I tried with safemode but problem still there. Only Microsoft ...
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How to delete series browser hijackers, e.g. l.yimg.com in email? [duplicate]

This is a software problem. I have win 7 64 bit Home Premium eMachine PC. I initiated the pop up blocker and in internet options I put the series browser hijackers (d.yimg.com, l.yimg.com, and ...
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Wget gives me file names such as “index.html?foo=bar”, but browser always opens “index.html” file instead

I've downloaded site dump with Wget (links are converted) and a lot of files have names like this: index.html?foo=bar. The only way i can open them is to directly specify them as browser arguments. ...
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Viewing long web pages on wide screens

I have just installed a 29" wide screen monitor. The web pages on this monitor do not nearly fill its width. Is there an option in Chrome or another browser that would allow one automatically view the ...
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Is there any browser or method to prevent uploading?

I want my network to be secured, so uploading ,attaching by mail or other leaks would be disallowed. I tried windows firewall outbound rule. But it does force close all the connections. Not working ...
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Chromium unpacked extensions syncing

I am trying to sync extensions between Chromium browser and two Windows 7 PC's. Windows 7 PC's x2 Chromium Version 50.0.2626.0 So far I have downloaded the Chromium Installer from here. I have ...
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What's the reason behind browsers re-downloading Internet media content?

You already have most text, pdf html, image, audio and video files obviously downloaded when you are currently reading/listening/watching them on your browser. However, when you want that file to be ...
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Using a PC both firefox and google-chrome-stable say “this content is not compatible with this device”

Need to see some graphics on HowStuffWorks.com, but much of the graphics are replaced with "this content is not compatible with this device". But it not only happens on a SmartPhone, but also happens ...
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When detected, use Tor instead of clearnet (via Privoxy?)

I am not sure if this is possible so i am asking here. I want to configure my browser to use privoxy and then make an action. Every time I click or go to a URL that has your standard top-level domain ...
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Use Tor depending on Domain? (via Privoxy)

I am not sure if this is possible so i am asking here. I want to configure my browser to use privoxy and then make an action. Every time I click or go to a URL that has your standard top-level domain ...
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How can I change the default browser and pdf viewer in windows 10?

Normally when I use for example firefox, chrome or foxit reader the "do you want to set this as the default browser/reader" works. But since upgrading windows 8.1 to windows 10 I'm stuck with IE and ...
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What is the Site “chrome://FirefoxAccounts (Firefox Accounts credentials)” under “Saved Logins” section in Firefox for ?

Created a user account in firefox and saved it , I saw these 2 entires in "Saved Login"? It's a bit creepy because I was trying to switch over to Firefox from Chrome.Why is it prefixed "chrome://" ...
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Force browser to save password

I would like to make my Chrome/Opera to save login, password data without asking about it. It everytime asks if I want to save a password, but I want it to do this without any popups over time on ...
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Safari and Chrome will not use Web Proxy (HTTP) on OS X El Capitan

I've built a simple reverse proxy and have confirmed that it is running well by configuring Windows and Linux systems to use it. I've also used 'curl' on OS X to confirm that it is working as it ...
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Does web browser JavaScript performance matter for end-users?

Modern web browsers have emphasised their JavaScript performance for many years. However, I don't see much reason what this has to do with web browsers: For typical end-user use of Javascript, which ...
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Tor browser with external Vidalia proxy

I have configured an Onion router successfully - based on this tutorial. I connect to the wireless network, and all of my connections are using Tor. I also started Vidalia on port 8118 on the ...