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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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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Google search icon meanings when typing in webaddress [closed]

I am inquiring about Google icons and their meanings. When I begin typing in an address, a blank page will come up with (what I believe to be) previous searches? Or is it just the computer filling in ...
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Set default browser for all user on PC via GPO [migrated]

I need one way to make mozilla as default browser on a group of PC-s I have in domain, I have tried many GPO but no luck until now. I have done it manually but this is a user configuration so every ...
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How to force Google Chrome's omnibar to treat an rdp://-prefixed URL as a URL

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

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?
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How to white-out part of an email in my browser?

I'm trying to show someone part of an email to help her with some issues, but I want to protect some private information of my friend's that is in the email. Does anyone have a method for whiting out ...
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*.org domain websites are not loading

The problem is that any page with *.org domain in not loading on my computer (Ubuntu 14.04). Any other domains like *.com, *.net are loading! This is very strange. I tried in different browsers, and ...
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Assuming a PC has plenty of RAM, will an ssd make web browsing significantly faster? [closed]

Assuming a PC has plenty of RAM (as many cheap laptops with HDDs do), will an SSD make web browsing significantly faster? Is an SSD a worthwhile investment for someone who's in google docs and gmail ...
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Sudden SSL error while connecting to stackexchange [migrated]

I was surfing on stackexchange websites when I suddenly got the error message from Firefox about "Identity of this page could not verified" on all stackexchange sites. I had to confirm that I know ...
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Multiple passwords for same site in Opera

I am using the latest version of Opera and I need it to save more than one password for the same site like other browser do.
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Can ping but can't access certain site

I'm having problem with accessing certain website and I do not have any clue where to check. I'm trying to access www.jobsdb.com, and this is the error message - This page can't be displayed. ...
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What Is Being Send To/Recieved From “safebrowsing.google.com” When I Open Firefox?

When I first open my web browser I always get this notification from my firewall within about 30 seconds-ish. It does not matter if I'm yet browsing the web, I could just have a blank page up, or I ...
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Can ping but can't browse with Chrome or IE, only with Maxthon [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8 on a Lenovo G50. When I use Chrome or IE, I can't connect to any websites. I checked my internet settings and there is no proxy configured. I ran the network troubleshooter and ...
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Overwrite web files with locally stored versions of the file

My problem is thus: I would like to provide my own versions of css/js files that websites send to my client (browser), however all of the browser-based solutions for adding css and javascript to a ...
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Safari-Like Resources (Images) View in Firefox, Chrome, IE?

Are there similarly simple ways of fetching images from websites in browsers other than Safari? (See the picture below.)
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Automate the closure/reopening of browser windows

Aim:- To have an internet browser logged in to a live stream and automatically close at a set time, then reopen a new browser window to a different URL also logged in to a live stream. These windows ...
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Portable browser as default browser in Windows 8.1

Is there any way to make a portable browser the default browser of Windows 8.1? Apparently the registry tricks of Windows 7 are not working in Windows 8 and 8.1!
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How to determine and quantify distance on a webpage?

The context is long webpage filled with text. Instead of using the 'Find' function, how can I determine the distance of some particular text from a reference point (say from the top of the webpage)? ...
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Website which aggregates browser change logs?

I'm looking for a website which displays a list of all the major browsers showing the change logs of the current version of each browser and also a history of one version back, two versions back etc. ...
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I can Ping facebook but browser keep showing time out error

it's been more than 4 weeks now that facebook occasionally go down for me, it start by saying that it can't connect to chat, then when i reload the page it tells me that i don't have internet, but i ...
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disable Auto Update in opera 25 browser

some features in opera 25 are changes, with old documentations. I want to disable Opera auto update. For this I read this opera webpage however there is no more "preferences" in opera menu. so how ...
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Strange White stripe on right of the firefox browser window

I've been using firefox for last 4years. But I'm in big trouble with this browser lately. A vertical white stripe showing right side of the browser. Not only stripe but also options shifted to left. ...
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Firefox homepage is changed. Now they're displaying a game. How to change it back?

The Firefox homepage is now displaying a game with 'Click Me' call to action button. How to change it back to normal (previous) homepage?
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Disable SSLv3 in major browsers

As the question suggests: How to disable support of the SSL version 3 and set TLS version 1 as minimum (oldest) protocol supported in order to defend against POODLE. One can test a browser with this ...
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Reset Midori History Database

After reinstalling my system but maintaining my home partition, whenever I launch Midori, I get a pop-up saying The history couldn't be loaded: attached databases must use the same text encoding as ...
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firefox : override website's javascript to a local machine javascript

There is a userContent.css available in firefox to customize / override website's css to a new one. but what about the javascrip. How to override a particular website's javascript or some part of the ...
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How to view any website in a native way on OSX?

Mac OS X: 10.9.5 The problem: I often have 20+ browser tabs open from various web apps. Combined with running a comparable number of native apps, I need a better way to avoid cycling through two ...
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Black screen when loading google web store on chrome browser

pc screen goes black and have to reboot when selecting web store on chrome browser 39.0.2171.19 beta and Linux 17 mint, other pages are ok, only has happens when loading web store (every Time) and you ...
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JPEG images are pixelated on browsers (websites)

Almost all jpg images on web pages are pixelated. I've tried other browsers and it's the same. Only JPEG images that get pixelated. PNGs display well. This comparison image preview is a screenshot ...
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Java blocks applet on whitelisted site

On the webpage http://smbus.org/faq/crc8Applet.htm there is an applet for demonstrating the calculation of an 8-bit cyclic redundancy check. Java in Chrome and IE on MSWin7 will not allow this to run. ...
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Is there such a thing as a web browser where you specify host and IP for testing new sites? [closed]

Does any Linux software exist where I can specify a host xyz.com and an IP. The browser will then request a page from that IP specifying that host, no DNS lookup will be performed. I regularly move ...
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Un-maximised browser in kiosk-style mode running on top

Let's say I want to have an ISS webcam running on my desktop. Is there any way to get any browser to run in a non-maximised window without menu clutter? Specifically something equivalent to ...