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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Windows 7 (home) - How to select text in hypertext links

I have seen many duplicate questions like this, this and on the Windows 7 Forums, but none of them have a satisfactory and perfect solution. Here's my problem: I was reading this article; in the ...
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Is there any way to stop specific sites appearing in browser history? [duplicate]

I am using Firefox and Chrome. There a few websites only which I don't want anyone to know I visit. But they appear in browser history or when I start typing they also come as auto complete. I have ...
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Proxy server with compression to reduce mobile data usage [on hold]

I'm often on the road, connecting to the internet through my mobile hotspot which costs me around $10/GB. Chrome and Opera browsers have "off road" features that compress data to save on bandwidth via ...
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What is an alternate browser with NPAPI based plugins support since Chrome dropping support? [on hold]

NPAPI support on Google Chrome is getting dropped by late 2015 and one of the website I need it to work with does not work anymore on my laptop. The developer of the website wouldn't care less to ...
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Prevent automatic redirects in Firefox

Firefox used to prevent automatic redirects and have a button you could use to opt-in to a redirect. However, a update a couple of months ago eliminated this feature and now Firefox (version 35) ...
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How to hide recently open history in Chrome Browser?

I'm pretty new to Chrome; I only used it to debug CSS and javascripts. I recently updated my Chrome browser a couple of week ago. Previously browsed sites start displaying in the middle of the ...
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Reducing the height of the tab/address bar in Firefox (OS X)

I would like to save those extra few pixels, since I'm often on the go on a laptop and overall customize FF. Is there a way to shave off those extra pixels here? (Picture for reference)
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Multiple browser instances through differents openvpn

How can I config multiple instances of browser to connect through different VPN servers? I'm working in a Linux server and I need that every browser instance uses different VPN servers. Thanks in ...
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Bookmarklet: run JS command after page is loaded

I build quite a lot of bookmarklets to automate my every day's work. Now I faced a problem: I would like (by clicking on a bookmarklet) to open a page in web browser (I use Internet Explorer 8) and ...
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Secret Menu in Google Chrome

I know there is a secret dev menu in Chrome that you can enable "beta" features, but I forgot where it is. I know that this menu has the option to hold cmd/ctrl+q to quit and thats what I want it for. ...
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How do I run a Java Applet when browsers don't support it anymore?

I am using the latest versions of Chrome, Chromium, and IceWeasel browsers on my Debian 7 system. During an experiment, I need to run old Java applets in browser. However, since the modern browsers ...
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Websites not loading correctly since Windows 8.1 upgrade

I finally upgraded my work PC to Window's 8.1 Pro on Monday (from 8 Pro), but since then I have been having problems with websites not loading correctly. This issue is occurring in both Firefox 27.0.1 ...
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How does a website remember me after I've deleted cookies?

A news site I visit often has a limit on 10 views a month. I don't log in and I delete my full browser history and use Chrome incognito mode. The website still remembers my page view count. I'm ...
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Iframe on bottom of every page

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, however I can't think of any other place where I can find answer to this. I have noticed, this weird iframe on bottom of quite a few ...
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Is there a way to move multiple tabs to a new browser window, in Chrome?

I know this may seem like a silly question but it is certainly a minor feature that I would love to use, if it exists. Is there a way to quickly select multiple browser-tabs in Chrome, and move them ...
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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 show a blank page in “New Tab” within Google Chrome? [duplicate]

I am annoyed by the thumbnails that are shown when opening a new tab in Google Chrome. I want to see a blank page. How to do that?
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Force Chrome to open new pages in new window, not tab? (when opened from a program)

Whenever I click a link from something like outlook or a program opens a web page (not when I click a link from within chrome). It opens up in Chrome since it is my default browser but if I already ...
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Is Opera still secure? [closed]

`I tried to use Chrome, then Firefox but they are slow as fk compared to the old Opera. If I go back to Opera 12, will I have security problems, like people getting into my pc?
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JMeter & Web Testing [closed]

I'm new to load testing website and was wondering if anyone might be able to give me a few pointers in which tools to use. I'm looking to load test a website that requires the user login, use the ...
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How can I copy HTML content CSS-formatted as table onto a spreadsheet?

There is a page I need to copy onto a spreadsheet. The page displays a table, but the underlying content is not HTML <table>. It is just formatted by CSS to look like a table. How can ...
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How can I hide the most visited sites on Chrome?

Since the last update it has been impossible to hide the most visited sites. I don't know if it's some temporary sick joke by the chrome team but I need to remove it. I have tried changing my home to ...
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Is there any way to select the sound device for HTML5 audio playback?

By default, Firefox uses the system's default audio device for HTML5 audio playback and the program offers no possibility to select an alternative audio device, if several audio devices are present on ...
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Add websites to JRE8 Java Web Start exclusions list unattendedly (JRE8)

In JRE8, applets on some sites don't start until exception added for these sites: My question is, how to change these setting during or after silent install to allow browser applets from sites we ...
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How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome Chrome is opening the PDF files automatically and don't give option to save the file. How can i change this behavior?
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How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?

The bad thing about Flash video was that it required a third-party plugin to play the content. The good thing was I could select which content to play; using the click-to-play feature in Firefox and ...
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best practice procedure for browser use on unsecured WiFi

At this posted question is the advice you need to always check that the SSL connection shows up green in your address bar and/or manually double-check that the certificate is valid when using ...
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How to turn web pages in browser into black & white (Grayscale)?

How can I turn all colours of web pages into simple black and white, on my web browser? Which browsers support this (Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox)? Is this even possible?
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU usage of a Gmail tab in Chrome browser?

This is driving me crazy and I hope you can help. Here's a screenshot of the issue. On the right, Windows Task Manager showing high Chrome CPU usage. On the left, Chrome's Task Manager showing it's ...
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Facebook load times are very slow, but other pages are fast, and >12Mbit/s up & down

I have measured 12 Mbit/s up and downstream. I have a wireless Network Adapter called Asus PCE-N53 (300Mbps 11n Dual band Wireless LAN PCI-E Card) and is connected to my local wireless router. I have ...
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Troubling in setting IE homepage

I am having trouble in changing IE homepage. Everytime I change my home page to google.com or default it changes my home page into annoying one called http://go.speedbit.com/?pid=s What the heck this? ...
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In Firefox, sometimes the hand cursor icon does not appear?

When mousing over links in Firefox, the arrow cursor icon changes to a hand icon, at least on my Mac. Since FF12 or FF11 or so, mousing over links sometimes does not change the cursor correctly. To ...
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browser statistics… what to believe (if anything)? [closed]

I used Google to search "browser statistics" and I immediately come to a seemingly authoritative source on the subject, w3schools where it reports clearly that almost two thirds of browsers this past ...
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conkeror is not opening webpages when I open a link in emacs (it opens the browser to the hompage)

Problem: When I C-c C-o on a link in emacs it opens conkeror ok but only to the homepage, not the link itself. Also, when I open a link in terminal then it does the same thing. Settings: Ubuntu: ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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Are there any security or performance implications of changing the user-agent in a browser?

I am working on a production issue which only occurs in IE10 and not in chrome/Firefox. If I change the IE10's user-agent (F12) to Mozilla Firefox it works. I need to debug the app. layer to find ...
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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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Page keeps loading even after I click “Stop” button - Chrome

I randomly notice some pages keep loading even after I click "Stop" button. Loading animation doesn't stop either. Here is a page I've noticed this most recently. This is an issue because I've time ...
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How do I do “save target as” in google chrome? Or firefox?

One of the right mouse click options in windows explorer is "save target as" how do I do the same thing in google chrome or firefox? Or at least how do I stop certain file-types (e.g., mp3, pdf) ...
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Images not loading in Firefox and Internet Explorer

I have missing images in Firefox and IE. While most of the website works, there are images that just won't load in these two browsers. I just installed Chrome and everything is working fine. What ...
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Missing the “add tab group to favorites ” option in IE8

I have internet options selected for quick tabs and tab groups in settings, IE8 WIndows XP. I can open a list of favorites from the menu using the blue arrow as a tab group. I can then use the quick ...
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How can I select an <option> with a space in it by typing the name of the option including the space?

I am entering address information on a web site. I live in a state with a space in the name: New York. I focus the <select> and start typing "New" and then as soon as I hit the spacebar the ...
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How can we copy text from Wikipedia without the citation parts “[1]”, “[2]”, “[3]”?

If we copy text from a Wikipedia page, this is roughly what we get: Sentence spacing is the horizontal space between sentences in typeset text. It is a matter of typographical convention.[1] ...
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Command line flag to launch Internet Explorer in full screen mode

Is there a commandline flag for IE-8 to launch it from the commandline directly into full screen mode?
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Can a putty terminal window be made viewable in a web browser?

I often remotely connect via putty to client computers over ssh. I would like to share my putty session so the client can see the commands I'm running from a web browser. Is this possible to do? ...
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Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)?

Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)? (Is Edge cross-platform?)
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Prevent Google Chrome from treating all URLs with a common base as SSL connections

I host several websites via an ISP-provided DNS name, and I split them up beyond my router's port 80 using an installation of haproxy. It has worked very well for my (I think it's 11) unique websites ...
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How to tell `links` to ignore expired SSL certificate and proceed?

I'm using the links browser and trying to connect to an HTTPS site. I then get: Verification failure: certificate has expired this is "fine" (i.e. was decided to be tolerated) for this ...
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Listen for mouse extra-buttons in browser

I would like to use extra button of my Logitech mouse in a web context. I am on Ubuntu (but there is similar things in other OS), and I can bind these buttons with OS actions. -> Answer for: Is ...
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Is there a modern browser that runs on Windows 3.1?

Ok, so I know what you are thinking: "What on earth are you doing still running Windows 3.1?" Here's the situation. The computer running 3.1 is also the controller for $150,000 bandsaw made in ...