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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What is an alternate browser with NPAPI based plugins support since Chrome dropping support? [on hold]

NPAPI support on Google Chrome is getting dropped by late 2015 and one of the website I need it to work with does not work anymore on my laptop. The developer of the website wouldn't care less to ...
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Reducing the height of the tab/address bar in Firefox (OS X)

I would like to save those extra few pixels, since I'm often on the go on a laptop and overall customize FF. Is there a way to shave off those extra pixels here? (Picture for reference)
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How do I run a Java Applet when browsers don't support it anymore?

I am using the latest versions of Chrome, Chromium, and IceWeasel browsers on my Debian 7 system. During an experiment, I need to run old Java applets in browser. However, since the modern browsers ...
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How does a website remember me after I've deleted cookies?

A news site I visit often has a limit on 10 views a month. I don't log in and I delete my full browser history and use Chrome incognito mode. The website still remembers my page view count. I'm ...
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Iframe on bottom of every page

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, however I can't think of any other place where I can find answer to this. I have noticed, this weird iframe on bottom of quite a few ...
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Multiple browser instances through differents openvpn

How can I config multiple instances of browser to connect through different VPN servers? I'm working in a Linux server and I need that every browser instance uses different VPN servers. Thanks in ...
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How to show a blank page in “New Tab” within Google Chrome? [duplicate]

I am annoyed by the thumbnails that are shown when opening a new tab in Google Chrome. I want to see a blank page. How to do that?
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Is Opera still secure? [closed]

`I tried to use Chrome, then Firefox but they are slow as fk compared to the old Opera. If I go back to Opera 12, will I have security problems, like people getting into my pc?
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JMeter & Web Testing [closed]

I'm new to load testing website and was wondering if anyone might be able to give me a few pointers in which tools to use. I'm looking to load test a website that requires the user login, use the ...
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Add websites to JRE8 Java Web Start exclusions list unattendedly (JRE8)

In JRE8, applets on some sites don't start until exception added for these sites: My question is, how to change these setting during or after silent install to allow browser applets from sites we ...
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Is there any way to stop specific sites appearing in browser history? [duplicate]

I am using Firefox and Chrome. There a few websites only which I don't want anyone to know I visit. But they appear in browser history or when I start typing they also come as auto complete. I have ...
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best practice procedure for browser use on unsecured WiFi

At this posted question is the advice you need to always check that the SSL connection shows up green in your address bar and/or manually double-check that the certificate is valid when using ...
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How can I copy HTML content CSS-formatted as table onto a spreadsheet?

There is a page I need to copy onto a spreadsheet. The page displays a table, but the underlying content is not HTML <table>. It is just formatted by CSS to look like a table. How can ...
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU usage of a Gmail tab in Chrome browser?

This is driving me crazy and I hope you can help. Here's a screenshot of the issue. On the right, Windows Task Manager showing high Chrome CPU usage. On the left, Chrome's Task Manager showing it's ...
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Troubling in setting IE homepage

I am having trouble in changing IE homepage. Everytime I change my home page to google.com or default it changes my home page into annoying one called http://go.speedbit.com/?pid=s What the heck this? ...
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conkeror is not opening webpages when I open a link in emacs (it opens the browser to the hompage)

Problem: When I C-c C-o on a link in emacs it opens conkeror ok but only to the homepage, not the link itself. Also, when I open a link in terminal then it does the same thing. Settings: Ubuntu: ...
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Facebook load times are very slow, but other pages are fast, and >12Mbit/s up & down

I have measured 12 Mbit/s up and downstream. I have a wireless Network Adapter called Asus PCE-N53 (300Mbps 11n Dual band Wireless LAN PCI-E Card) and is connected to my local wireless router. I have ...
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browser statistics… what to believe (if anything)? [closed]

I used Google to search "browser statistics" and I immediately come to a seemingly authoritative source on the subject, w3schools where it reports clearly that almost two thirds of browsers this past ...
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Are there any security or performance implications of changing the user-agent in a browser?

I am working on a production issue which only occurs in IE10 and not in chrome/Firefox. If I change the IE10's user-agent (F12) to Mozilla Firefox it works. I need to debug the app. layer to find ...
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How can I select an <option> with a space in it by typing the name of the option including the space?

I am entering address information on a web site. I live in a state with a space in the name: New York. I focus the <select> and start typing "New" and then as soon as I hit the spacebar the ...
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Listen for mouse extra-buttons in browser

I would like to use extra button of my Logitech mouse in a web context. I am on Ubuntu (but there is similar things in other OS), and I can bind these buttons with OS actions. -> Answer for: Is ...
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Prevent Google Chrome from treating all URLs with a common base as SSL connections

I host several websites via an ISP-provided DNS name, and I split them up beyond my router's port 80 using an installation of haproxy. It has worked very well for my (I think it's 11) unique websites ...
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Why can I access a domain from a computer and not from another one on same local network

I registered a new domain name but forgot to setup dns servers. I typed the domain on a computer and was redirected to registrar parking page. So I added dns server and could access the domain on any ...
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Browser only audio clipping

I have a strange sound clipping problem that seems to be isolated to browser/html5/flash audio. It seems to be isolated only to videos played through my browser and happens the same whether I use the ...
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Does upgrading from IE8 to IE11 erase old IE8 stig settings?

I hardened Internet Explorer 8 on a 2012 R2 Box according to latest IE8 Disa Stigs. A coworker accidentally installed IE11, realized his mistake and then rolled it back to IE8. Will the IE8 Disa ...
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Prohibit pages from doing refresh (to logout etc)

Is there a setting in Mozilla to prohibit the pages from doing a refresh of the whole page? For example, I was just using multiple tabs when banking with Capital One. All the old tabs kept logging ...
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Chrome max connections only allows 1 file to load at a time, how to increase?

on some sites in chrome, for example loading direct video files from a server only allows 1 current stream to play in browser until the next will load. If i have a server with 2 direct video files, ...
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How to Override Web Browser “Keyboard shortcut Ctrl-A is disabled”

Is there a way to override a web browser preventing me from using Ctrl-A to select all text in an editable input text box? It is just annoying given that I need to select all the text so I can delete ...
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How can I stop my browser from opening up itself and loading a page when internet is connected?

When I connect to the internet through a dongle (ISP: Tata Photon+/Tata Indicom) it opens up my default browser (google chrome) and logs on to the homepage of my ISP which is integrated by Yahoo!. I ...
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How to show Matlab local documentation in system browser when pressing F1?

I'm using Windows7 and Matlab R2013a on my PC. I find it impossible to copy/paste in Matlab's window help or help browser: so I click Get Page Address and copy the command: web([docroot ...
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Opera Turbo and proxy

Opera Turbo There, they says: How does it work? When you enable Opera Turbo, the pages you request are passed through one of Opera's data-saving servers. The server removes any extraneous ...
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Website forcing mobile interface on Desktop browser

#0: The website in the title is MakeMyTrip. One month ago, I booked my ticket for a journey through this website. I used my Firefox 36.0 (Linux) to do such. The user-agent wasn't tweaked either. The ...
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stop ie from closing when draging out a shortcut

I mostly use Firefox but at work all their stuff is setup to use IE and I can't change that. so I'm stuck with using IE and I've noticed one uber annoying thing it does. so I've got several tabs open ...
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How can I do a zoom with the browser via the keyboard and without a scrollwheel?

I have a notebook without a scoll wheel. What is the keyboard command for zooming in the browser? I wanto be able to zoom to 100% on a page that is blown up to 150%.
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Google chrome is reading characters backwards

Google Chrome is my favorite browser, and I can't imagine going on without it. Suddenly (without closing and re-opening) the browser; chrome has been reading characters upside down, very weird: ...
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ISP is inserting ads into web pages

My ISP is inserting ads into web pages randomly (it is like a popup in the bottom right side). I have tried different browsers but same thing happens. I know it is not caused by any virus because ads ...
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How to wait until a page is loaded before rendering it?

I am writing a research paper that includes a comparison between two dynamic web apps. Namely, I want to compare the time it takes to accomplish a similar task on both of the apps. I know that one of ...
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How to alert if an unwanted Cookie was set on my own website?

My website needs 4 different cookies. From time to time an additional cookie appears (Update: for my domain!) that is not set through my PHP code. As I do not use external javascripts as long I'm ...
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Can Chrome extensions install other?

Is it real, that current installed in browser Chrome extensions can install other? Or all extensions from Google Store are safe, and cant contain viruses?
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Java Plugin Missing in Chrome [duplicate]

I have JRE installed on my PC, however in chrome Java plugins are missing, it was working fine, since today, Java plugin is missing from Chrome browser. I have installed JRE, but problem still ...
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Chrome complains about HSTS

As of April 13, navigating to Facebook returns a giant red padlock with a NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID response. Like, a really big padlock. The error message seemed descriptive enough, so browsed some ...
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How does Trusteer Rapport install itself in all my browsers?

Like so many people, I am forced to install Trusteer Rapport to use the online platform of my bank. I ran the installer and now Trusteer Rapport is installed in all my browsers: Internet Explorer, ...
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chrome spellcheck and different language for selected sites

I was wondering if there is some way to make Chrome browser use different spellchecker dictionary for selected sites. I mostly write in Polish but on some sites I prefer to use English dictionary, so ...
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How do you get rid of malicious safari browser extension?

I am running Safari 8.0.4 on OS X 10.10.2 I think when I installed filezilla there was also a malicious browser extension installed in Safari. Here is what the extension preferences panel looks like: ...
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Multiple installations of Firefox

This might sound a little insane, but I'd like to have separate browsers for my everyday/research and social-network browsing. I could install another Browser like Chrome, Opera etc. but I am not very ...
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How to prevent cookie from deleting is they're timed out?

bHow to prevent cookie from deleting is they're timed out? I'm talking about Firefox but in other browsers (like Chrome) if you have the answer the good.
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Upgrading the Google Chrome browser

I'm having some difficulties upgrading the Chrome browser. This is the upgrade reminder from Gmail today: My current version on about:version is: Then, I uninstalled the current Chrome browser ...
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Browser not blocking popups

I have disable showing popups for all sites in my chrome browser. But when I visit http://www.hdfcbank.com/ and click Login , it show a pop up window. Why chrome is not blocking this? Are there some ...
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How to freeze chrome browser settings?

Some weeks ago my mom's computer got Rts.dsrlte.com Browser Hijacker problem. I wasn't at home and only today I got to fix it after changing the browser settings. I don't know how that malware got ...
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How can I force Firefox to render the page before it's fully loaded?

As far as I know, HTML protocol allows browser to render while still fetching the entire data. I do need to be able to read static pages before all those web fonts and other polish finish, which on ...