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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How to hide Browser Plugin Details in firefox for more privacy?

I'm trying to trick the results in this page to have more privacy/anonymity: https://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php?action=log&js=yes So far the best I could do is change the user agent, with the ...
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Malicious “confirm navigation” dialogs?

Some sites, like StackExchange, pop up an "Are you sure you want to leave this page?" dialog when you try to leave under certain conditions, such as if you have a post you haven't finished editing. ...
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Copying PNG with transparency from browser shows a black background instead

When I copy a PNG image with transparency to the clipboard and subsequently paste it into Photoshop, Paint, etc. - the transparency turns to black. Is there any workaround for this? Is this a ...
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Why does Firefox interpret 100% zoom differently to other browsers?

It's bugged me for a while that Firefox (on Windows 7) seems really "zoomed in" compared to other browsers, even after using ctrl-0 or the zoom menu to make sure its zoom level is 100%. Chrome left, ...
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Disabling or configuring blinking (pinned?) tabs in Google Chrome?

I've noticed with the latest release of google chrome that any of my pinned tabs will start blinking if there is new (ajax) content available. It's mainly Gmail, Reader, Facebook, Twitter doing this ...
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Browser for paranoid people?

Is there a web browser out there that is more suited for paranoid people? Why would you choose it/ What feature would your ideal paranoia browser have? For instance i would want one which Sends NO ...
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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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Is it possible to have a Google Chrome application shortcut use a different user agent than a standard Google Chrome window when both are open at the same time?

I am specifying a custom user agent in Google Chrome in order to access a legacy web site on my company's intranet (the site is needlessly requiring IE). I created an application shortcut for the site ...
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Blocking hover ads

Okay, I am done with hover ads. I am so done with it, I am starting to avoid website which implement them even though I (used to) like those websites. Obviously, it is considerably harder to block ...
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What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium (especially with respect to privacy)?

What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium (especially with respect to privacy)? The Google Chrome Privacy Notice lists the information Google receives when you use Google Chrome. ...
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How to configure proxy settings on Linux XFCE?

I have been running into problems whilst configuring my XFCE proxy settings. Whilst declaring the proxy variables in /etc/environment seems to work for wget, curl and chrome, it has no effect on apt ...
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Lock/disable the zoom on Chrome Browser

Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally. As an ...
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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After virus, Chrome & Internet Explorer won't connect to the internet, but Firefox works fine

I cannot connect to the internet with Chrome or Internet Explorer. Firefox works fine. It seems it happens when I was infected by a "Trojan Horse Generic 17.BWIK", "Trojan Horse SHeur.UHL" and ...
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Internet kiosk for motel lobby?

I'm looking to set up a simple internet kiosk in the lobby of a motel. For security, I think it's best if I set up a simple Linux distribution whose only user-accessible program is a browser. Would ...
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How to STOP people from DOWNLOADING an online video for OFFLINE PLAYBACK [duplicate]

I have a problem, something I'm sure a lot of video sharing companies might have. I want to start a small business by offering online video-based training courses on Microsoft Office and other office ...
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How to disable browser cache in Chrome

I don't even use this browser normally, just for testing purposes, and the directory size of "Chrome" in "AppData\Local\Google" is like 500 MB. Is there a way I can disable page cache in Chrome?
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Do browsers create new TCP connections for each HTTP requests?

So I know that HTTP is basically just a text protocol over TCP, and that TCP is state / connection based. That means that the browser has to connect over TCP to a server before doing an HTTP request. ...
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How to disable browser audio?

I use Google Chrome for Windows. How to disable or mute Flash audio?
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Is it possible to save every webpage you visit?

Is it possible to save everypage you visit in a browser automatically? I do now want to rely on Cache as a huge cache will slow down the browser. A third party software or an add-on will be helpful. ...
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How do I mask the Firefox browser signature?

Does anyone know of a way to mask the Firefox browser signature, so that it looks like Internet Explorer to the rest of the world? I know there is a plugin to use the IE rendering engine, but that ...
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How do we configure another browser to use Tor? [closed]

How do we configure Google Chrome (or another web browser) to use Tor Browser? By that I mean that we are using Chrome, but the traffic is routed through Tor (and thus anonymous).
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Copy selected text with links appended in plain text?

Is there a way for a link to be copied with the selected text? "Some selected text with this link somewhere in the paragraph" To be copied as: "Some selected text with this { link | ...
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Opera browser. Strange 0-9 keyboard

The Opera browser is one of the best out there. It's the only mainstream browser with 1-KEY TAB CYCLING. None of thet Ctrl+Tab stuff. Just hit 1 to cycle left and 2 to cycle right. In any case, I am ...
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How to easily copy hyperlinks in web pages

Two related questions that come up for me in Firefox and perhaps elsewhere in Windows 7 when coming across a link like this: How to Select Hyperlink Text in Google Chrome? While reading html/a web ...
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How do I set the Windows default browser, for a custom application, like foobar.exe?

I have a custom application that I'd like to use in order to handle default browser requests; how do I configure Windows to use my application instead of the current default browser?
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Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode?

Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode? On the PC, it would be F11 for Firefox or IE... but on the Mac, the F11 is for volume control (sound), and ...
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Visual Studio 10: Setting my default browser doesn't stick

I've tried setting my default browser to Firefox (for development purposes), but my machine's default browser is Chrome. It works when I set it in VS, but if I close VS and then open it again, it ...
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How do I transfer / copy cookies from one browser to another or same browser from one machine to another?

How do I copy the cookies from one browser in one machine to another? I want to retain the "user details" that the site maintains...
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Virus…? Tons of people talking. Not sure where else to ask

I really wasn't sure where to ask this, here, gaming, stack overflow, it can fit into any of them but I'll post it here. Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area. I was playing Half-Life just now and ...
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How can I download and install a browser on a new installation of Windows 7E?

In Europe, Windows 7E comes without a browser, it now has a chicken-and-a-egg problem where users don't have a browser to use to download and install a browser. What is the simplest way that a user ...
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How can I disable “Are you sure you want to leave this page” popups in Chrome?

Is there a way to disable the Are you sure you want to leave this page? message on a website? I'm using Chrome.
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Can a computer be infected by malware through web browser?

Can a computer be infected when it accesses a malicious web page? Why is not a web browser 100% safe? What web resources, such as Java Script, Flash or a HTTP connection, can infect a computer?
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Do third party cookies have common uses other than advertising?

If I disable third-party cookies in my web browser is this likely to cause me many issues when browsing the web? In particular, do they have common uses other than advertising?
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Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in

This is so weird and random that I have a problem explaining it fully. Since yesterday, those behaviors started: Some pages in Chrome are be always redirected to: ...
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How to disable Microsoft hostname lookup “enhancements”?

Recently, I found if I enter a single word query "blah" into a browser (Firefox or Safari) on my home Windows machine (not connected to domain) then search is redirected to Bing, instead of my default ...
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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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Looking for a way to make a grid on the screen to help position elements [duplicate]

I'm working with CSS and at times it's hard to see if something's centred. Is there a program or some way built into a browser that I can make a grid appear on the screen? I'm using FireFox on Windows ...
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How can I access a website which only allows Internet Explorer users to view it?

My university website is designed in such a way that just users with Internet Explorer can use it and if you try to access it through other browsers(like: chrome or firefox) it wont allow; Is there ...
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how to make a browser/search engine ignore detecting current location

A lot of people are annoyed (including me) when a browser/search engine detects the regional settings. If I am in Romania, it redirect the search engine to google.ro and sets the language to RO. I ...
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Are there proper statistics for browser user shares?

Like all web companies, Internet Explorer 6 gives us a hard time. Although Google Analytics statistics from our own websites give a good impression of local browser shares and the way they are ...
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How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?

I'm using Chromium (Version 30.0.1599.114 Ubuntu 12.10) under Linux. I'm trying to access a website that claims that it doesn't work under Linux. Of course, this is most likely crazy since the web is ...
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Browser where I can add my own custom CSS or Javascript

Is there a way to load my own custom CSS or Javascript while using a browser? When I'm accessing a website or developing a website I want to load my own custom scripts from my computer. I know this ...
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Middle clicking a link on chrome sometimes also switches the current tab to the new one

In chrome, most of the time, when i middle click on a link (text or image), it opens a new tab and the current tab does not change. This is the expected behaviour. However, some websites have links ...
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Can I disable certificate error/warning in Firefox/Chrome/Internet Explorer?

Exactly as the title says; I don't mind which browser, I just want to type "https://........" and see the page normally without any certificate error, knowing that I might risk myself by allowing an ...
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How can I select which browser a link from miscellaneous applications open in each time?

I want to be able to select which browser a link from a non-browser app opens in - similar to how Android handles link opening from non-browser apps. Does anyone know of an application that sets ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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Browsers ignoring hosts file

Until recently my browsers started to ignore my hosts file. I have Windows 7 operating system installed. 192.168.0.5 livesite.com I have tried: Clearing browser cache Issued "ipconfig ...
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Crop and capture screen software/plugin for Windows 7

Does anyone know of any software or a browser extension that lets me capture what's on my screen and crop it by ratio? I have Photoshop but don't want to keep opening it just to capture a simple ...
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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 ...