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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Possible to schedule a task to browse to a webpage in an already-open browser?

In Windows, I'm trying to schedule a task that visits a predefined webpage every morning before I wake up, but doing so in any already-open browser (if there's one available). I jump between Pale ...
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Is there a universal keyboard shortcut to go to (focus) the first textbox in a web browser?

I'm pretty much using my browser every day and I would like to be able to be able to go to the first textbox on any website via a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible universally without plugins? If ...
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How can I stop sites from being able to tell when they're visible? AKA How do I disable Page Visibility API?

So there's this relatively new facility provided by most browsers called the Page Visibility API, wherein pages can tell when they're actually visible. Lots of sites have taken advantage of this not ...
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Firefox DOM/CSS browser objects view - I can't seem to find how

I am trying to figure out a complicated interaction between the browser and a couple of extensions, to see what's going on, and how the browser chrome (and its CSS) is being generated. I know it's ...
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How can I achieve gamma correction on images showed in a web browser?

A lot of images are too dark, especially movie screenshot images, thumbnails or montages. Is it possible to set up a gamma correction value in todays web browsers, maybe with a help of a plugin, or ...
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Domain name with a dot and Ctrl+Enter

When I write superuser in Firefox address bar then pressing the Ctrl+Enter keys, Firefox goes to the superuser.com. But when I write for example math.stackexchange that has a dot in its domain name ...
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Windows Temp Files Shredding Tool [closed]

I need a tool to clean and shred temp files from any browser session. I have tried eraser but is there a better tool out there that requires less manual job scheduling?
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What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser?

What happens behind the scenes when we type www.cnn.com in a browser and how does information gets displayed on the screen? A technical explanation would be highly appreciated.
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Which browser or plugin can modify css during page save and download images? [on hold]

very simple example: https://basinilya.googlecode.com/svn/wiki/save/a.html a.css : BODY { background: #ffffff url(back.png) ; } all browsers I know don't save back.png
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setAttribute(“href”,“mailto:”…) causes link conversion on OSX [migrated]

When I include javascript code of the following form: element.setAttribute("href","mailto:foo@bar.com") I get element pointing to http://mailto:foo@bar.com rather than mailto:foo@bar.com, and a ...
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Disable CSS In Chrome

I am currently running on a slow connection (20 KBPS) as I have used my internet quaota I was running on 90MBPS. Anyway is there a way to disable CSS in all pages like you can disable JS in chrome, ...
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Can I open system files through the web browser URL

You can access web content by typing in windows address bar. But can you access a file by typing it's directory in the web browser URL? Typing in the URL something like: file:///C:/ will let you ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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How do I install a userscript?

What are the steps to install a userscript for any of the major browsers? This question is for the benefit of those trying to get the minimal theme working. One browser per answer please.
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT ...
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How can I apply a proxy IP address to all my connections?

I live in a building where we share a static IP address. Looks like a roommate got banned from a website where I also have an account, and now I can't visit this website either. I had to install a ...
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How can I force my browser to automatically redirect a certain website?

For example, I never want to visit jsfiddle.com. Whenever I type jsfiddle.com into my URL bar, the browser should automatically take me to jsfiddle.net Is there a browser extension for this? Can this ...
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Do any browsers allow you to play embedded MIDI files with Mountain Lion?

I have always used Safari, but now can't play MIDI files embedded in webpages. Fine. I'll switch to another browser if necessary, as playing MIDI files is pretty important to me as I'm a musician. ...
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How do you permanently disable the 'This Connection is Untrusted' page on Firefox

I'm going insane. Can someone please help me to COMPLETELY DISABLE the 'This Connection is Untrusted' page on Firefox. Facts: I am running Firefox 23.0 on an Ubuntu machine (downloaded and ...
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How to get passwords from Opera Password manager?

How I get my passwords from Password manager at Opera? Is there easy solution? I mean like firefox style.
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Why am I getting the source code of homepage instead of the page I go to? [closed]

I'm curious why when I try to get source code of this page... ...
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Print screen with cursor in Windows 7

I'm trying to capture some screen shots for a tutorial. When I press Print Screen on my keyboard and paste into an image editor, the cursor goes. The "tooltips" (if any) do print, but I need the ...
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Opera 20 - bookmark importer option greyed out?

Does anyone know how to enable Opera 20's bookmark importer? It's in the main Opera dropdown, but it's greyed out. I have already enabled the bookmarks bar in Opera > Settings.
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Google Chrome like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

How to make Firefox's awesomebar (addressbar) to work like in Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history. This addon ( ...
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Weird mouse issue with browsers Arch Linux

When I'm browsing my touchpad two finger scroll is "laggy". If I plug a usb mouse, the wheel scroll does not work. It happens with Goole Chrome (from AUR), Chromium and Firefox. Everywhere else in ...
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Why do all web-based UI open in the default browser instead of inside the window?

Some Background All UIs that use HTML are displayed on the default browser instead of inside the window. I noticed this problem after trying to make a simple browser window and posted a question on ...
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Fuzzy Arial font on Windows, clearer on Linux

I noticed that on Linux Arial font is much clearer and sharper (for me more legible) than on Windows. Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153 on openSUSE 13.1 x64 (post where text taken) Google ...
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Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get chromium binaries? Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows builds? Not on the website. In major Linux distros it's easy, binaries are usually ...
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Which browser will minimise data consumption (windows 8.1)? [closed]

I have very limited data and therefore require a browser that will minimise my data consumption. From my research I have gathered that Chrome's mobile browser is good at his but I could not find a ...
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Website blocked or what?

I cannot access some really legit sites on my internet connection all of a sudden. Is there a way to tell if the ISP is blocking them? I have tried turning-off my firewall completely and it is still ...
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Refresh all tabs in Google Chrome

I am using Google Chrome 11.0.696.77 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Is it possible to refresh(reload) all the tabs in Google Chrome without going into each individual tab and hitting F5 to refresh the ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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How can I use my browser as the default mail client?

I am trying to use my browser as the default mail client for my PC. When a different program calls the mailto: protocol, I want it to be passed to the browser. I've set the default in the control ...
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Is it possible for one browser to read/write cookies of another one?

I'm not looking for a way to synchronize cookies between browsers, this has been answered here. I'd like to know, if Chrome could read/write Firefox's cookies, with or without me realizing. (Or any ...
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Getting someone else's browsing history

If I was interested in knowing what someone else was browsing, could I boot up to a Linux LiveUSB and copy the file off of their computer where Internet Explorer saves history, brink it back to my ...
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How to install a certificate automatically

I would like to know how to generate a certificate and make it to be imported automatically to all main browser (chrome, firefox, ie etc...). Should I upload this certificate to a public CA or ...
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Browser Redirect Hijack

I seem to have become a victim of google searches going to a spanish type domain 'en' when searching in Chrome and Firefox (not IE) browser search boxes. Eg searching for 'stackoverflow' lands on: ...
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How to Block Doodle in Chrome's 'New Tab' page?

My goal is to block the annoying Google "doodles" (i.e. animated soccer-related promos, etc.) that appear in Chrome when a New tab is opened. Here's what's been tried so far: (1) Use AdBlock Plus to ...
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Text and images overlapping on single website

I have a problem as described above. All the other webpages are rendering correctly except one. That webpage is a Finnish newspapers' website: http://www.hs.fi This is what the problem looks like ...
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Typing the tab character in browser text boxes

A lot of the time, when I want to format text within a web page's text box I'll hit the Tab key. Unfortunately, that doesn't insert the tab character but instead moves the control to the next form ...
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How can I launch a browser with no window frame or tabs/address bar

I am looking for a way to launch Chrome, Firefox, or IE9+ (any one will do) from a script or command line without any window frame, address bar, or tabs section. Illustration: For instance, I'd ...
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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Windows 7 not showing other computers on network

I have several other machines that are on other operating systems (XP, etc.) and they show up just fine on other machines NOT running Windows 7. However, they do not show on the Windows 7 "Network" ...
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Adblock plus doesn't work in Waterfox

I'm trying to use Waterfox, a 64 bit version of FireFox. I installed Adblock plus and it's enabled but it doesn't do anything. The ads appear and when I right click on them there's no option to block ...
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How to copy text from webpage dialog?

I am using a browser based (mainly internet explorer) application, sometimes I need to click on input boxes to get the possible list of options. Is there a way to copy the popped up (like this) ...
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How do CDN (Content Distribution Networks) work?

Taking Akamai as CDN. From what I understand, when a client requests a page, the request goes to Akamai central server, which then depending on the location of client, picks up an Akamai edge server ...
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just wanna highlight some texts when use a browser to view local html

A lot of tutorials exist that can be downloaded from the Internet (with common file types: chm, pdf, html, etc.). I discovered a problem: I downloaded a Java SE tutorial in HTML format, I use Chrome ...
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Is it possible to open several web pages when browser is started?

I am searching for browser option or plugin (it will be best if it is available in Web Kit browsers,Opera or Firefox - not IE) that allows me to open several web pages when it is initially started. ...
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Internet Explorer 10 immediately closes after opening

I decided on a whim to give IE10 a try. I'm not terribly sad to lose all access to IE, however I would like to get it working. As soon as I hit the shortcut it opens and then immediately closes. ...
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how to split the google chrome browser into 2 panes?

It was previously asked here and "Split Screen" extension is recommended. However when I use it the error message comes out: "For security reasons, framing is not allowed. click OK to remove the ...