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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

20
votes
5answers
1k views

What is about:blank for? [duplicate]

What is the page about:blank used for? I was just wondering why is it there. Is it an actual page or just built in? It seems to be completely empty except with the header and body.
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to get rid of safesurfs.net? [duplicate]

The default homepage in every browser has automatically changed to something called "safesurfs.net ". It's extremely annoying, no matter how much I try, nothing seems to solve the problem. I've tried:...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Some Javascript Doesn't Seem To Work On My Windows Laptop

I think I got lucky to find this odd problem. I use weather.com to see weather, obviously. Along time ago I used IE and have been using Chrome now. I noticed that the dropdowns do not work on Chrome. ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Chrome - Can too many user profiles impact the performance of my browser

You can easily add a user profile to Google chrome as outlined here. All the related data for profiles are stored in separate directories. If I have dozens of profiles but I'm using only 2 or 3 ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

Tricking media queries in a browser?

I'm putting together some screenshots for an iOS app I've created. Due to my Macbook being too slow to effectively run the simulator, I'd like to create the screenshots in my browser using something ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Browser settings for large web pages?

I use Firefox and Chrome to download web pages that are pretty large (also containing thousands of thumbnail images that are also saved to HDD), when page is more than 30-40MB browser becomes very ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Stop browser from announcing AdBlock

Visiting this website tells me that my browser announces that it it using AdBlock. Can I stop my browser from announcing that it uses it?
8
votes
2answers
74 views

Clearing old browsing data in Chrome instead of newer data

Currently you can clear browsing data from now up to one day/week/month etc. Is there a way to do the opposite and clear everything older than one day/week/month?
0
votes
1answer
43 views

What does this mean: “In HTTP 1.1, all connections are considered persistent unless declared otherwise”?

In this Wikipedia article, it says the following: In HTTP 1.1, all connections are considered persistent unless declared otherwise. I think that this statement means is that when a client ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Why PCMan File Manager only partially supports Drag & Drop to browser

PCMan File Manager is an extremely fast and lightweight file manager with Drag & Drop support. However, when I try to drag files from it and drop into browser, the most convenient way of ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Stop websites from changing scroll speed in Firefox

How can I stop websites that change my mouse wheel scrolling speed. For instance the new Youtube design changed that I have to scroll 500% more which I find a horrible user experience. Is there a way ...
-2
votes
0answers
34 views

Why do these programs massively page fault?

Some programs will not open; they will instead cause 200k pagefaults/sec while using up an entire CPU core. Simple Windows accessories seem to run just fine, however. Affected programs include: ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

Configure browser to include meta tag with every response

Is there a way to configure a web browser to include a specific meta tag with every response that it gets? For example, the browser goes out to google.com, google sends a response, the browser ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Browser redirected via malware [duplicate]

I know this may seem lazy to post a question like this here but I've tried everything and getting a bit desperate. Lately my Internet Browser (Chrome) has been redirecting me to random advertisment ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How can I apply a shader to pictures loaded in chrome?

I'm planning to use a kind of contrast enhancing shader file on pictures loaded in google chrome/chromium browser. I'll try doing it without recompiling my own chromium browser if I can. I'll read if ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

I can't start Mozilla Servo Nightly Build on my Debian 8.5 x64

I just downloaded Servo Nightly Build for Linux x64 (by Mozilla, based on Rust) from: https://servo-builds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html I followed instructions for Linux (which are pretty simple): - ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How do you prevent a .NET application from detecting the system platform?

I'm trying to build a simple web browser using the .NET WebBrowser control. I would like to prevent sites that I browse using this browser from detecting if i use a 32 or 64 bit machine. At the very ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Unable to close tabs - they keep appearing again in Firefox

I have opened a dozen Firefox windows and I have about twenty tabs in every window. I have set, that FF starts with tabs from last session (that is what I want). Now, Firefox sometimes crashes (when ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Why does my browser zoom change when moving a window from one monitor to another?

I frequently toss browser windows from one display to another while working but I've noticed that IE (version 11 on Windows 8.1) will change the zoom level of the window when I do this. I have two ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Blocking specific part of a website OS-wide?

I have read through tons questions asking the same thing, but all of those questions and solutions involve either a proxy, a 3rd-party program, or a browser extension. This is not a duplicate of any ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

How to get fullscreen browser on multiple screens

I am setting up a PC that will have 3 touch screens that is meant to display one web page stretched across all 3 screens. I've noticed that when using the chrome or firefox full-screen mode (F11) it ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How can I make a WIN 10 desktop shortcut open a link in Edge, even though Chrome is the default browser?

Chrome is set as the default browser on my Windows 10 computer. However, I want to create a shortcut on the desktop to YouTube.com that opens in Microsoft Edge. How can I do this?
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Filezila website Forced me to download via SourceForge when using Vivaldi

Recently I downloaded FileZilla FTP software. When I visit the download page in FileZilla website via vivaldi browser, I was redirected to sourceforge to download the Filezilla. Even there I can ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Free Download Manger in Chromium - how to integrate?

I want Free Download Manager to capture my downloads in the Chromium browser. How can I do it? I've been searching in Options but there is some kind of an error when I'm trying to integrate it with ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

How to restore firefox history, bookmarks, cache from installed directory of an other hard drive

My old hard drive is faulty, OS wasn't booting, so installing the OS wasn't successful, so bought a new hard drive, installed new OS, installed firefox, now I want to restore all the bookmarks, ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Website images won't load--how to troubleshoot?

A certain website (Giant Food) won't load properly for me. Mainly, the images won't display and I can't view the circular--screenshot). Anyone know how I can troubleshoot this further? Here are the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

direct machines with HTTP messages through browsers

I'am running a ventilation system in my home. It gets accessed through LAN with a browser. I'm curious, how is it possible to permanently change a machine's state through browser using just HTTP ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Can we make google chrome act as a kiosk browser with only one website access?

I am a fresh IT graduate and in my new job, I have to setup a kiosk system, with a normal PC but that needs to display only the HR website to employees for viewing vacation hours and requesting ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

How to set default browser in Windows 10?

The built-in Settings -> System -> Default apps -> Web browser menu for setting the default browser in Windows 10 doesn't actually work. The first few times I tried to change the browser ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

Chrome tabs crash after a bit of browsing

I already saw this thread here, but neither disabling the Shockwave plugin nor deleting the file Local State did work. When surfing, after about 30 seconds when I open a tab and type in an address ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

chrome, option to uprooting video playing capability

This need is odd, but I was asked to cancel the video viewing capability in some computers (for utilization of time ...) its easy to remove all video playback software, but there is a requirement to ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to find a video page in vimeo

I've found a video embedded in a 3rd party site. https://player.vimeo.com/video/168203444 I want to open this video in vimeo site to be able to add it to my personal "watch it later" list. How can ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Auto Play Video in Chrome

I have a video URL that is embedded in HTML iframe tag. It, iframe, auto plays the video in IE and Firefox. But it does not auto play in Chrome. If I paste the URL of the video directly in the ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Google Chrome doesn't load small images (icons)

Something is wrong with my Google Chrome. Many times, it doesn't load small images associated with DOM objects such as edit boxes, text views and such (i.e. Icons or whatever). It shows a rectangle ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Privacy solution for Browser-Sync [closed]

I want to sync my browser bookmarks all over my devices. Now Im thinking about security/privacy topics. There are a lot of articles out there which explains which browser using which method to sync ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Some webpages timeout in multiple browsers

Some websites take a long time loading, and eventually timeout before showing the page. Other websites are loaded without delay. This happens in FF, Chrome and IE, on Windows 8 to the same sites. ...
1
vote
1answer
12 views

How to open a link in Adobe Reader

Certain PDF documents lose certain capabilities when opened on certain browsers. Suppose a document A.pdf has links to B.pdf, and A.pdf is opened on some browser. Is there a way that the links in A....
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Stop Chrome ignoring ERR_CONTENT_LENGTH_MISMATCH for downloads?

I sometimes find downloads made using Google Chrome get interrupted, causing files to be truncated. Chrome seems to detect this situation as ERR_CONTENT_LENGTH_MISMATCH, but then ignores the error and ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Chrome reports ERR_INVALID_HANDLE for intranet sites

In Chrome (51.0.2704.84 m) and Chrome Canary (53.0.2768.0) some intranet pages are failing with ERR_INVALID_HANDLE. Some that do partially load give the same error for resource files (e.g. stylesheets)...
-1
votes
2answers
53 views

Access server machine from an Android device using IP address

Here is a totally wierd scenario that I cannot find solutions anywhere. Purpose: testing a website using an Android device's browser both connected to the same WIFI. Results: - Other PCs can connect ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Internet Explorer creating files when I am not using it

I never use Internet Explorer (your welcome) or Microsoft Edge. However, when I run CCLeaner after using Google Chrome, there is always many megabytes worth of random files like history. What can I do ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

What is the search engine address for Google?

I want the address to use when adding a search engine into another browser's search bar, Pale Moon to be exact. So not https://www.google.com. Is there an easy way to find these addresses for websites?...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Extract links from website recursively (from a browser)

I need to extract all links of a website starting from a specific root page (e.g. http://www.example.com/dvd/list). From there, I'd like to start extracting all the links in the webpages recursively ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How to trick the “device fingerprint” on browser

My question is about a site that give you a sign up bonus and this bonus is given once per PC ("machine id,ip adress etc...") My purpose is to bypass this gate to create more accounts from the same ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Blocking the ISP's ads appearing after a possible DNS grab and redirect via port 53?

I'm asking this question here because I already asked it on ProWebmasters and the moderators said the people on SuperUser might be able to answer it. The question: http://webmasters.stackexchange....
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Why does my mouse lag while streaming media within any browser?

I'm using a Lenovo Flex series laptop running Windows 10 Home edition. Whenever I try to view media streams within any of the installed browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox, the cursor of my ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

Restart Computer After IE Reset

I am using IE11 (latest KB) and I tested on Win 10, Win 8.1, and Win 7. I reset IE using the menu options: Tools → Advanced → Reset After reset is complete, IE showed a yellow bar at the ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Firefox & Chrome download PHP Files. While other browsers work… :s

I have a really strange one, and am unsure where to start looking. I dont think its a issue with the Server, as no other users have complained about access. Also ill provide you with a Link (If i ...
1
vote
1answer
14 views

How to create a browser window with no buttons or toolbars that launches from desktop?

I have a couple websites with math games for my kids that I want them to be able to use, but I do not want my kids to be able to navigate away from those sites. Can I create a link/shortcut on the ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

how to block connection to a domain in firefox

i need to utterly block a domain from even being connected to. obviously, addons wont work, since those only check the URL of the site the browser is navigating to, not domains the browser is ...