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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Browsers' Save Image unbearably slow in Windows 7

Starting a few days ago, every time I try to save an image using Firefox or Chrome it takes forever for the dialog to open. According to this info the problem is related to "jump lists", and by ...
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Chromium menu padding too large

I am running Linux Mint 13 Maya (LTS) I have recently updated my Chromium to 37.0.2062.94 from official repository. New menus absolutely ruin usability with oversized padding between items. This ...
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Where does Chrome store the “Recently closed tabs” file in Mac OS X?

I need to know where does Chrome store the "Recently closed tabs" file in Mac OS X. Thanks in advance
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how can I block all web pages from entire country

Is there any way to block all web pages from a specific country using any browser? I've searched and could only find ways to block specific full web addresses
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Block link to certain web-page

How to block certain URL (i mean full path to exact page) in browser (Firefox prefered one), not totally web site domain name. Example: http://superuser.com/questions/ is allowed ...
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Do text based browsers reduce network traffic?

Do text based browsers such as lynx, links and elinks consume less bandwidth than a GUI based browser (ie, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? I'm guessing no reduction in traffic. Rationale: I think a text based ...
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Refresh without losing location in large web-page loaded using url#name location

Suppose that you're looking at a large web-page which has an index: perhaps a table of contents in the same page. When you click on an item, it is referenced by its name anchor using a url#name ...
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How to change Internet Explorer's initial start page?

Not home page, but start page. For those who are still confused, it's the page that will come up when you open the browser. However, if you press the 'Home' button or press Alt+Home, it will show ...
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All internet browsers won't resolve DNS except for TorBrowser

I'm having a bit of trouble with one of my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit w/ SP1 computers browsing the internet. I use the computer as a bed for testing different applications and so forth. The ...
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How to create a back action in HTML? [on hold]

can you help me? Is there any way to create that the back button on the browser to back my page on a same location. For example, there is a simple list by posts, that is scrollable, if the user opens ...
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Can I ask Google Chrome to stop caching specific websites?

I want Google Chrome to stop caching my localhost since I change its files so often. How do I do this? I see it can be done while opening the dev tools here: Clear cache for specific domain name in ...
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Windows 7 Is There A Way To Limit A Specific Browser To Localhost Only With No Internet Access?

I want to lock down a browser I use for development specifically for localhost use only and not allow it access to the internet at all. Is there any way to do this?
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Use Firefox as default browser, but open links in Chrome from a specific program

I use this IRC client mIRC and sometimes people post links there, you never know what's there, so I use Chrome as backup browser for all the mess that comes to computer. But in daily use of internet I ...
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Where are my passwords stored in browser?

When i click the remember me radio while signing into a web application, I know that my password is saved into somewhere inside my browser. I want to know the exact location of that file in my OS ...
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How to determine why new laptop is freezing [duplicate]

I have a problem with my work laptop which is frequently freezing. I use it only for MS Office 2010 and browsing internet in Chrome\Firefox. These are the programs that are freezing couple of times a ...
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Can TOR Browser hide my online activity at work? Or only from the ISP? [duplicate]

I am not sure how TOR browser works, and wanted to know if I get it at work - will the IT guys be able to see what I am surfing? What kinda of info can they see anyhow?
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Ping/nslookup working but telnet/browser fails

Having a problem on several systems. Ping, nslookup and tracert all work as expected but the browser and other applications including telnet are unable to get any internet access. The problem is not ...
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Can only visit certain sites using Internet Explorer 11

I rarely use IE so I was surprised that when I loaded IE 11 that I had trouble navigating the Internet. I can visit some sites, and not others. And there are no error messages or popups as far as I ...
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display google search results over whole page [migrated]

When I search using google, the results page only takes up less than half of my screen. The longer titles are even cut of, such as: Bla Bla long title about ... even though the page has enough room ...
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Open H and C files as text files in browser?

I'm using Firefox. When I come across a source file I want to examine, Firefox performs a download of the file. Then I have to wait 5 or 10 seconds for Xcode to spin up. For example, genks.c. I'd ...
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Is there a hotkey to highlight a search bar (not the address bar) under Windows 7 OS?

Want to know whether there is a default hotkey for highlighting a web-page search bar, rather than the address bar. The dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ , for example. Thanks to ...
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Send a message from primitive C server to Iphone connecting via Safari [on hold]

I wonder if it is possible to connect to a very simple server that I have developed in C via my Iphone via Safari. I want it to display a message or something very simple. I am on a Windows machine, ...
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How to disable WebAuth for Stanford Weblogin

I have a hand me down laptop from a friend who was at stanford. I'm at a different university and the stanford WebAuthentication page pops up whenever i try to gain access to restricted pages like ...
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Set minimum font-weight property in WebKit

I use jumanji, a WebKit browser, on Arch Linux. On some sites, e.g. Europe PubMed Central, the font is nearly-unreadably light. I could force font-weight: normal in my configuration but I want bold to ...
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How to update chrome browser without uninstall ( for error 1 )?

I'm using chrome Version 33.0.1750.154 and i cant update my browser to new version. I have noticed that the following error in => About Google Chrome Tab Version 33.0.1750.154 Update failed ...
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Helvetica fonts always rendering as bold in Chrome

This started happening a few days ago and I can't figure it out. When using Chrome, any text with font-family Helvetica or 'Helvetica Neue' always render in a super heavy/bold font. For example, ...
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Open source browser with command line option to check for errors retrieving the page?

I have a couple of TVs powered by Raspberry Pis - they have Raspbian installed and boot straight into Midori's full-screen mode. They display metrics and as such they should always be on and ...
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Problems with YouTube not playing any videos

This just started today, All of a sudden, YouTube videos doesn't play at all. It just keeps buffering. It has nothing to do with my internet because I can watch videos and surf everywhere apart ...
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System freezes on Ctrl+S in any browser

I am facing this problem for a long time, I was using Chrome, and on clicking Ctrl + S the system freezes I checked that on other browsers too, but am facing the same problem, always, System looks ...
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Access stack exchange using pale moon browser [migrated]

I'm giving the browser pale moon a try, it's been fine so far apart from that I can't login to stack exchange on it. I've tried to login in multiple times, and on every attempt the banner at the top ...
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Webauth from previous organization conflicts with new organization

Whenever I navigate in my browser to a page that requires authorization I get redirected to my previous organization's webauth, even after I have logged into my current organization. This happens in ...
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Allow scrolling past end of page

Is there any option in a webbrowser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) to allow scrolling up to one screenful past the end pf the page? When reading a long page of text and pressing PAGE-DOWN to scroll to the ...
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Is this a hijack?

My home router was down the other day. I tried to use chrome, and I got the following error message: DNS Lookup for "www.searchpage.com" failed. The requested name is valid, but no data of the ...
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Keybinding to zoom in/out of flash widget

I'm looking for a keybinding to zoom in/zoom out of flash widgets similar to Ctrl++ and Ctrl+- on webbrowsers default aka increasing font size. I'm aware of the right click option, but from time to ...
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Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields [closed]

Websites and webapps: Is there a method/addon/software which would allow me to turn any or selective combo boxes (i.e. drop down lists), on any website, into a searchable input field. Background: ...
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how to open closed window in chrome

I have opened two windows in chrome browser, in each window there are multiple pages . the first window is the most important for me, the second window is for search tabs. my problem is that I ...
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Chrome can't connect to internet (but other browsers can)

All of a sudden a couple days ago, my Chrome browser (v. 37, on Win7 desktop) stopped working. It just displays the "Google Dinosaur" with the message "Unable to connect to the Internet" (Error code: ...
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How to emulate a cookie-based browser with curl?

The title tells pretty much everything. I need curl to both GET and POST as a web browser while accepting cookies.
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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Links text browser: Add starter URL on “Go to URL”

In Links text browser running in terminal, how to add starter URL when pressing g? Pressing g will show Go to URL form. The form is blank. Lets say I want a starter URL ...
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Why does Firefox interpret 100% zoom differently to other browsers?

It's bugged me for a while that Firefox (on Windows 7) seems really "zoomed in" compared to other browsers, even after using ctrl-0 or the zoom menu to make sure its zoom level is 100%. Chrome left, ...
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Socket connections to upstream proxy/ gateway failed closing fiddler error code 10061 Trying to access web

Any time I try to access web sites pages or downloads the following comes up when using either Google Chrome or IE browser. PC running Windows 7 Home Premium . Error as follows: the socket connection ...
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Google Chrome Update changed my browser resolution [duplicate]

I just updated chrome and have hit a massive problem in its display it's like someone has lowered the rez and it is messing with everything my set up is 1920 x 1080 but chrome seems to be in a ...
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Chrome - Very heavy HDD usage. Reading all fonts from 'Fonts' folder

Because of google's bad user support I'm posting this problem here.. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!search/hdd$20usage$20fonts/chrome/B207faUB7-Q/_70ST4eN0u0J Now every time I open a new ...
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autocomplete and cache in Firefox

I am trying to understand if there is any difference between browser (in my case Firefox) cache and the place where 'autocomplete' data for an HTML form is stored in the browser. Unified storage for ...
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Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?

I've had this happen once before recently on a different site, and I don't know what I did to fix it. Now my computer will not open any page on stackoverflow.com. When I try, I get the error message: ...
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How to set a key combination as a browser toolbar shortcut?

For example, something like: CTRL+SHIFT+DEL CTRL+T CTRL+E ...or whatever else. I'd like to have an icon in my browser's toolbar that when clicked executes such a key combination. Is this ...
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Can a website see/know my MAC address even if I use a VPN?

I have searched other results and read many of them but I could not get an enough information. My question is that can a website see my MAC address or can they have an information about that I'm the ...
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Unable to uninstall or remove adware “Browser Shop” from browser

few days ago i opted for auto-installation of some software and i believe this adware was installed along with it. I uninstalled the software and did removed this adware extension from chrome, also ...
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HTML From Text File

Why is it that copying 'view source' data from a webpage, putting it in a word document, and opening it back up in a webpage results in a text file instead of the actual html showing? For example, ...