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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Firefox places.sqlite does not contain history

I'm trying to get the browser history programmatically. Here's what I've done (in python, using sqlite3): connection = ...
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How do I edit a URL so that it forces you to a particular spot on the page it opens?

When I post a link, I want to make sure the page opens at a particular place on the page by editing the URL. Is there a simple way to do that? I must say I figured this was a simple enough question ...
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Google safebrowsing post requests

My browser often sends some weird post requests like this: POST http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/downloads?client=navclient-auto-ffox&appver=22.0&pver=2.2&wrkey=XXXXXX ...
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How can I launch an ssh session by clicking on a link on a web page?

Say I have a webpage with something like: <a href="ssh://foo@bar.com">foo@bar.com</a> Is there any way to have it launch an ssh terminal? My preference is that this works on Ubuntu ...
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Images return 200 OK but do not appear in the browser. Local or Server issue? [closed]

I'm not sure if this question belongs here, or over at serverfault, but I'll start here: I have several sites hosted on one Hostgator server in their Provo UT datacenter. As an example of my problem, ...
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Firefox will not display CSS

I am creating a very basic website. Basically at the moment in is just a template. It has a simple navigation bars with no real link, and some text just to test the scroll and overflow. No Java or PHP ...
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Unique tab/instance browser?

I'm helping my grandma start using a computer,she has trouble understanding when her double clicks are registered with the OS and often ends up clicking more times that necessary.Since the only ...
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Youtube causes all browsers to drop internet connectivity

I am running a Windows xp SP3. I currently have the exact same symptoms as this user here. Youtube breaks my internet connection, however the solution was related wireless headphones. I find that when ...
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Run a browser in fullscreen without any other UI elements (like translate, restore session, e.t.c.)

I am currently trying to set up a Raspberry-Pi as a very light-weight/simple monitoring solution. All it has to do is open up a web-page on boot. Opening the web-page was easy enough. I simply put a ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for allowing pop-ups in popular web-browsers?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for allowing pop-ups in popular web-browsers? I'm a Mac user of Chrome and Firefox, but I'm sure Windows users would be interested in answers as well.
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How to download a link in Windows?

I want to have a copy on my computer of a html link, so that if I click on it, the link is opened in browser. It's the equivalent of a bookmark, except that I saved it in a Windows folder, not on ...
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Can't download from HP Website

I have a problem, and I have no idea where to start looking at a solution. I have just installed a new copy of Windows 7 on a new computer, and I want to download drivers from HP Driver. The problem ...
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how to detect available RSS feeds on a web page?

I'm writing a second edition of a technical book about a content management system. I am writing a section about how to configure RSS feeds. Then I realized something: It is getting harder to detect ...
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All browers fail, when there is internet connectivity

This may not be the correct forum but I hope somebody may be able to help me troubleshoot an issue I,ve had for the past 2 weeks. I'm running an Windows XP SP3 machine and at least once a day, my ...
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A way of accessing a remote linux server via SSH anonymously and running a graphic web browser?

I need a way of connecting to a remote server anonymously and running (with further possibility of visual manipulation) a graphical Web Browser (not text-based) - Tor has been chosen for this and ...
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Clone user input over multiple browser tabs for testing different languages

I am looking for a tool that will allow me to clone user input between multiple browser tabs/sessions. I would like to be able to login to four accounts of my site in four different tabs. Set the ...
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Is there a reliable way to automate the process of taking screenshots of a site in multiple browsers?

I am working on a project that requires taking screenshots of many, many pages in multiple browsers (currently three, I believe: IE8, IE9 and Safari). I've used Cross Browser Testing before but ...
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I'm using Chrome stable on OSX how to redirect a url

I've just bought the latest 13in Mac Air and I'm trying to get it to redirect from the international Apple store to the Australian one. The url currently is store.apple.com but I want it to always go ...
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Is the Ask.com toolbar installed with Java considered spyware? [closed]

I was wondering if the Ask.com toolbar is spyware. I play a game called Minecraft and it requires Java. The Java installer also installed the Ask.com toolbar. I want to play one of my favorite games ...
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Browser extension (Firefox/Chrome) to show what 'scripts' are on the current web page?

I use NoScript in Firefox (and ScriptSafe in Chrome), and I especially love the way that NoScript tells you exactly how many scripts (and objects) it's blocking on the current page, like so: But ...
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How can I figure out why a specific website won't load?

Problem: I cannot connect to https://amps.dla.mil from my my office network. (Connection times out from all computers and different web browsers, no outbound firewall rules) I can connect from my ...
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How to open new Instances of Opera (New Window/ Speed Dial) in Linux- Workspaces?

I'm using Fedora and I've just now downloaded Opera, its awesome . But I've got one problem and that is when I switch to New Workspace and open Opera (new Instance), it will not be opened in present ...
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Login to site with Windows Authentication through a browser other than IE

When I try to access my company's web application through a browser other than IE, I am getting a Windows Authentication error: "Database connection failed for COMPANY\USERNAME. Login failed for user ...
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Why do some downloading files not know their own size? [duplicate]

Occasionally, when downloading a file in a web browser, the download progress doesn't "know" the total size of the file, or how far along in the download it is -- it just shows the speed at which it's ...
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How do I convert Opera's bookmarks into Firefox' and preserve the bookmark nicknames / keywords?

Both Opera and Firefox have a function that allows you to type a nickname / keyword into the address bar, and then automatically load the bookmark URL associated with that nickname/keyword. More info: ...
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My files! Can I save forms, locally against secured pages?

I'm using a company website, and the Internet has become very spotty, due to an internal issue. When the Internet crashes, I get an error message from the site. Pressing the back button or refresh ...
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Webkit browsers are very slow

Weird behavior here. I'm on Windows 8, and both Chrome and the new Opera (the new, new one, Webkit based) are very slow loading new pages and tabs. When I start a new tab in chrome it takes a few ...
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cancel opera 15 auto update

I had limited bandwidth so I cancel all auto-updates and do it manual on unlimited bandwidth, the problem is that I can't cancel auto-update on opera version 15, and opera help stopped at version 12 ...
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Why are all links suddenly purple (visited)?

How do web browsers remember which links have been clicked (and thus, color them purple/differently)? As of this week, all links in my Google searches have suddenly turned purple, as if they've all ...
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How to only accept certificates issued by user-specified CA per domain?

Question Is it possible in Chromium or Firefox to only accept SSL certificates issued by a user-specified CA for a specific domain? Background When you have set up your own certificate authority ...
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How do I add, edit or manage custom search engines in Opera 15 or higher versions (Chromium-based)?

The recently released Opera 15 is now based on the Chromium engine and now doesn't manage custom search engines like the previous versions. I found this method of managing custom search engines for ...
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How can I diagnose strange (and bad) internet browsing performance on a single machine?

I'm having a very annoying internet issue with my Macbook Pro. The typical scenario goes like this: I attempt to browse to a website I don't visit very often and the browser just waits forever and ...
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“Who” decides whether to use a webpage from cache or from the server?

When browsing to a website, "who" makes makes the choice of determining whether to pull a webpage from the local cache or from the server? Is it the browser? Web server? Webpage-specific coding? How ...
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How can you tell when the browser is retrieving from a cache?

Is it possible to tell when a browser is retrieving a page from a cache? I've thought that opening a new tab and directly browsing to the URL would make a fresh pull request from the server, but ...
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What is this extra data in the language HTTP header field?

While sniffing the headers of my browser, I see that my "Accept-Language" header contains en-US,en;q=0.5. I understand the en-US, but what/where is the ,en; for/from? And the q=0.5? This header value ...
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All browsers hang on windows 7 in tab says 'Waiting for…' need restart

I'm having a frustrating problem with browsers on OS windows 7 home premium. IE 10: My web browsing works ok for a while and then pages freeze and tab at top says "Waiting for ...' and never loads. ...
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Where does the “resize” handle in browser textboxes come from?

Where does the resize handle on browser textboxes come from? Is it a browser* implementation, or an HTML/CSS/JavaScript/etc. implementation? Is it standardized across browsers/operating ...
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Trigger local HTML file from Local host

I have a simple hello-world HTML file stored in my PC path: C:\Users\User_name\My Workspace\HelloWorld.html If can open this in my Browser as ...
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Discover default browser programmatically on Mac

I want to use the command line to find out which application opens http and https links. I need to do this in a script. I can see the answer by executing 'defaults read com.apple.LaunchServices' but I ...
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Can I fix memory leaks in browsers? (Win7 64bit IE9 Chrome)

I have a habit of opening websites in their own window, then getting interested in something else in another window while leaving the first window open with the intention of returning to finishing ...
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How can I save only selected part of web page with Google Chrome?

I would like to save web pages as PDFs (see this question) but I don't know how to save only the selected (highlighted) part of the web page, so I only save for example an article, not the whole page. ...
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How do I remove the qvo6 homepage

Everytime I open my browsers, be it firefox/chrome/dragon/opera, the qvo6.com page loads. The homepages for these browsers are set to blank. Yet this problem persists. http://qvo6.com/uninstall.html ...
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Which browser does my computer use to open a Web page?

I know little about networking the Internet, but, from what I understand, it works — very approximately — as follows: I, sitting at the computer example.com, send a message saying, ...
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rr.com appended to URL and I don't know why

I've been having some pretty bad and intermittent internet connectivity issues. I keep getting timeouts on my browsers, or what appears to be timeouts on my browsers. In Chrome it's generally error ...
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Web browsers(3) aren't loading page completely, in Windows 8

I have a 'new' (had it for 4 months now) Windows 8 machine (Samsung Series 7 Gamer). I've installed 3 browsers in it, for which I use for different purposes. Chrome for personal stuff, Firefox for ...
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Untraceable malicious browser calls

I installed Fiddler 4 Beta to do some HTTP tracing. I found a lot of calls being made to sites like : facebook, collegehumor and a bunch of other sites I've never visited. Could not trace what/who is ...
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Can VPN see web browser usage?

If I'm connected to a wireless network and then additionally connect to a private VPN, can all my web browsing activity be logged through the VPN? if I use Safari in "Private Browsing" mode, will each ...
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What is the reason for garbage texts in browsers?

I have often seen that web pages, also sometimes the application that I am currently working on display some garbage texts in some specific areas of the page only. Also this problem is sporadic and ...
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Can’t play Vine/Instagram videos in Chrome

I installed Chrome because I have a new laptop. But now when I want to play Vine/Instagram videos, it doesn’t display them—I only get the sound. These videos are .mp4 I guess. What could be the ...
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How can a website determine my language preference?

How can a website determine my language preference (and wrongly, I might add)? When I browse to a site, it defaults to setting the site language to Afrikaans. I've never selected this before, nor ...