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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Bold fonts rendered ugly in web browsers (IE and Chrome)

I have a terrible issue with both browsers, I've read that is caused by Helvetica fonts, I've removed that fonts, deleted FNTCACHE.dat, restarted Windows and this ugly font still appear in bold text, ...
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GitHub Not Accessible for any browser

I can't access https://github.com/ website. I have try all browser. but, it is not run site. I get server not found error. Why is not run Only github site?
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What do I have to do to be able to use the same .pac file with all browsers on my computer automatically?

According to Wikipedia, In order for all browsers in an organization to be supplied the same proxy policy, without configuring each browser manually, both the below technologies are required: ...
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Firefox 34 can't visit certain sites

Got an unusual problem: I have a new lubuntu machine that can only visit certain websites with firefox 34. Can't visit google.com/ncr, can't visit jetbrains.com (I want to get a couple of IDEs), can't ...
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Pages from specific web server fail to load on Android browser

I have a weird problem I can't get a handle on. No page from the site http://www.donegalnow.com will load in the default Android browser. All pages from the same site load using Chrome for Android and ...
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Website not accessible on my system though others are able to access it on same network

Whenever I try accessing dailymotion.com, I get following error: "Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server." I was able to access this website till last week but now its always ...
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Why does CTRL-click not open some links in a new tab?

Sometimes while browsing, I'll ctrl-click a link to open it in a new tab. However, instead of opening in a new tab, it gets clicked and browsed to in the current tab as if I had clicked it normally ...
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Determine Client to Server communication

I'm trying to do some troubleshooting on some servers. I want to know how to determine the client to server communication between my browser and a specific server. So essentially I want to see what ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to activate/focus website's search box

Most websites have some kind of built-in search box. I'm wondering if any browser has a keyboard shortcut that will automatically take me to the website's own search box. I think that firefox ...
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is there a system that will redistribute a WiFi signal

Where I live we have community WiFi and it is authenticated with a password via a browser. This all works just fine on my Android/iPhone devices but I have a Blu-Ray device and a couple of Nintendo ...
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browser loading by itself, and redirecting

My HP laptop loads internet browser by itself, then loads multiple pages and refreshes the page over and over. this laptop has been worked on by Geek Squad but they have not been able to fix it. Even ...
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Comodo Dragon browser does not open pdf files

I am using Comodo Dragon browser on Windows 8.1 and whenever I open a pdf file it automatically prompts me to choose a location for saving the file, instead of opening it within it as I wish. How may ...
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How does “Restore last browser session” work in IE ?

What is the mechanism behind that? Does it stores all the links in some kind of temp memory? If so, is there any way that we could access that?
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Chrome: Images with transparent backgrounds being unreadable (black on black)

If I try to view an image in it's own tab such as the one below using Chrome 39 on Windows 8, all I will see is black. This is because the text (which is actually an image) is black, and the ...
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Auto expand “See more” option plugin

I have to code a plugin for browsers (preferably chrome) whereby it will automatically expand the "see more" option for webpages. Take for instance, a facebook post with 1000+ comments, and they ...
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In-browser bash

I'm thinking over possible improvement of bash console. As for me, I'm not very happy with terminal shortcuts, which conflict with OS hotkeys. These days I work much with IPython, which has ability ...
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Drag files out of Browser and into filesystem [duplicate]

I understand that Gmail users in Chrome can drag attachments out of their email and into a sensible place in their filesystem (rather than what normally happens, which is that you get a link on your ...
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How do mail clients vs. using a web browser compare in terms of security and vulnerabilities?

I have multiple email accounts from different providers: gmail, yahoo, etc. as well as more secure, privacy-minded services that use heavier encryption. Right now I access them all through a web ...
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How can I remove chrome.google.com from browsing history?

How can I remove chrome.google.com from browsing history? I accidentally visited chrome.google.com, and now whenever I want to access various chrome:// pages, the first results are always for ...
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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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Use another audio device with browser. (Windows)

Is there any browser or a plugin for any browser that will let me play audio through anything other than the default device? Example: I want to play a game on the PC but my gf wants to watch ...
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Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load

In one occasion I tried to refresh my super user tab, I got this following error: Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Can somebody ...
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Windows 7: files acting hyperlinks

This may be a somewhat silly question, but have you ever wanted to write a text file whose only contents were a hyperlink, such that when the user clicks on this file, the web browser of choice ...
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Create a directory to web opened files on Mac OS X

I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and a Firefox web browser. Every time that I open some file on the web, it saves a copy on my desktop folder, even if I'm not interested on keep it. There ...
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OSX - Specific website doesn't display properly in Chrome

I tried getting help from the Chrome forums, but alas I got nowhere with that so I'll attempt it here. I've been having an issue displaying a specific site in Chrome for a few months now. Site is ...
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chrome doesnt show video stream

I have a video stream on a computer, using motion using port 8888. The stream is visible on most browsers including firefox, opera, IE, Iceweasel. But in chrome, I get nothing. when I write a page ...
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How to disable Facebook chat permanentaly without losing XMPP capability

The Facebook chat can be used both on the website and with XMPP, for instance with Pidgin. I want to use only the latter option. Now when I visit facebook.com to look at my newsfeed, I am bothered ...
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How to get WYSIWYP (print what you see) in a web browser?

When I print a web page from my browser, I expect to get on paper exactly the content I'm seeing in the browser. To be precise: I expect the browser to render the same page contents the same way, ...
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Meaningless characters appear on 1st time load only, of all Google websites - anyone come across this before?

For a while I've been getting a really weird problem on my browser. It mainly affects Google websites specifically. Unfortunately there are a lot of "maybes". Rather than trying to test every last ...
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Browser redirects links to Adfoc.us [duplicate]

Since yesterday when I open a link, browser redirect it to "adfocus.us" site! for example: I open: test.com and browser redirect to: adfocus.us This redirection happens after going to page (not ...
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Browser redirects almost all of links to Adfoc.us

Since yesterday, most of users in our region and as far as I know, many other peoples received a lot of link redirection. most of these redirection are going to adfoc.us website. this redirection ...
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Why can't I uninstall Torch browser in Windows 8.1?

I have spent HOURS trying to remove torch browser. I have done EVERYTHING from the control panel, google tools, chrome tools, delete programs etc. Can't get rid of it and it is causing website ...
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How to force Google Chrome's omnibar to treat an rdp://-prefixed URL as a URL [duplicate]

I am currently using this RDP Hyperlink solution to run windows remote desktop by clicking a hyperlink or typing a URL into a browser/explorer. Unfortunately, Chrome treats URLs beginning in rdp:// ...
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How to exit flash video in browser by keyboard [duplicate]

If I'm watching a video in Adobe Flasher Player, say on Youtube, the player steals all focus after I clicked on it. That is, all the regular keyboard shortcuts of my browser - like Ctrlt to open new ...
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Firefox - lock page positon while searching

I usually read a lot of code in Firefox. Sometimes I'm looking at a C function, and I want to highlight all occurrences of a variable in it. As I start typing the name of the variable in the find box, ...
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Chrome Browser : how to open link in new tab automatically [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to change the settings in Chrome Browser so that if i click a new link the link will open in a new tab. Currently i have to right lick --> open link in new tab manually for ...
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Firefox 33 doesn't see Java Plugin

I am trying to enable Java (not JavaScript) in my Firefox v. 33 so that I can use applets within the browser. Currently, I just get a dark gray box across the whole screen when I try to load an ...
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How to show file in browser instead of downloading?

I'm using Owncloud (behind Nginx) to share a file. When I generate a share link, the link points me to the download page or if I append "&download", it immediately starts downloading the file. ...
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Modify entries in browser url autocomplete bar

Recently a website I often visit changed its domain name. As a result, all of my browser's URL autocomplete entries are incorrect. They point to example.com instead of example2.com. I'm interested in ...
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How can I enable WebGL in my browser?

I'd like to be able to use WebGL-based sites like Shadertoy, WebGL Earth, etc, but those sites tell me that WebGL is disabled in my browser. How can I enable it?
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How do I launch web pages on a browser using cmd prompts automatically? [duplicate]

I'm using windows7 and after I login in I want all the the web pages to start automatically on the selected browser using a cmd prompt. I have seen someone doing this..can anyone help with how to go ...
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403 Forbidden error only for wikipedia site

So I was browsing the Internet and everything was nice and dandy suddenly my favorite site wikipedia gave me this: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this page. I have been trying ...
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How to actually change HTML5 localStorage size in browsers?

I'm interested in HTML5's localStorage feature which surprisingly doesn't appear to be all that well documented. I found this excellent StackOverflow answer about the size limits of localStorage per ...
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Which HTTP Authentication used?

I need a way to find out which HTTP Auth mechanism is used for a particular website/web-server, which is responding to my HTTP request. I am open to use any browser, or any other tool (like ...
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Preventing javascript from grabbing arrow keys

It's becoming more and more popular for websites to grab the arrow keys via JavaScript and use them for site navigation in ways that breaks scrolling with the arrow keys. Short of NoScript, is there ...
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Where do Firefox and Chrome get their list of malware & phishing sites from?

When you click on a hyperlink, Firefox and Chrome both check it against a list to see if the domain has been reported as a phishing site or a site containing malware. Where does that list come from? ...
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Why do browsers need to be told the encoding of a file?

According to this documentation (among many other places, I'm sure), it's very important to declare the character encoding used in a given file for the browser. Most text editors (and programs like ...
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How to create switchable bookmark toolbars in Firefox?

I'm using several computers (workplace, home, virtual machine) and I have them all synced using Firefox sync, as I need access to all my bookmarks on all of my browser instances. Sometimes I have a ...
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How to start two independent incognito Chrome?

If I open two incognito windows (Ctrl+Shift+N) and sign in service in one of them, I singed in other (the same cookie, I guess). How to do independent this two windows?
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How does Avast’s HTTPS scanner work?

Looks like the latest version of Avast antivirus includes an HTTPS scanner, source. How is this feature implemented? As a browser plugin?