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 can a site run without Internet?

I came across this site http://www.desimartini.com/allaboutrajni.htm which requires me to disconnect from Internet to see the action! I am surprised as the site has quite an amount of content and ...
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Why is an unsigned SSL cert treated worse than no SSL cert?

If I view a site that has a unsigned or self-signed SSL cert, my browser gives me a warning. Yet the same browser has no problem allowing credentials to be sent across unsecured pages. Why is the ...
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Can I get an alternative browser (Firefox/Chrome) on Win8 RT?

Where can I find Firefox or Chrome for Win8 RT? I checked both google.com/chrome and firefox.com, but they seem to only have x86 version of the browser, but not ARM.
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What is remoting as offered by Google Chrome?

Since the past few dev builds, Chrome has an option to enable Remoting in the about:flags section. What is remoting ?
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Overriding Access-Control-Allow-Origin restriction in Google Chrome

I make AJAX calls to URIs which belong to a different domain. Normally in IE I am able to do this via jQuery's CORS support. But this fails in Google Chrome irrespective where CORS support is set or ...
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Open http:// links from Notepad++ to default web browser

can I open http links from an notepad++ document directly to my default web browser ? Like textpad : CTRL + Click ?
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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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If the only browser in Windows is dead, how to connect to the Internet?

Lets say you are running Windows and there is only one browser installed. What if one day this browser dies, would it be still possible to connect to the Internet somehow (to search for the solution ...
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Blocking only flash and animated gifs

What options are there for blocking flash and animated gif ads while keeping static image and text only ads? I'm interested in solutions for Firefox on Windows/Linux and Safari on OSX
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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 do I change my default browser to an unlisted program in Windows 7?

I use multiple browsers regularly, so I've written a script that will open pages in whatever browser is already running (or Firefox if there is none). I want to set this script as my default browser. ...
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All invalid hostnames resolve to localhost in my browser. What is going on?

Update: jump to the end of this question for the happy conclusion to this epic tale. Note: I have IIS7 installed locally for web development. This is what happens in my browser for random sites: ...
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Why do I have to wait before download? [closed]

Why is there a dialog "Your download will start in 5 seconds" on many sites? And they even always provide direct link. Why not just point browser directly to file (which always works perfectly for ...
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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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Why does my browser take me to the WRONG site?

Sometimes I type nytimes.com and my browser takes me to usatoday.com. Sometimes google.com takes me to Bing.com. Sometimes I enter online.wsj.com (Wall street Journal), but I'm taken to ...
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Limit Chrome's bandwidth

For web development purposes, I want to be able to throttle the bandwidth Chrome uses, especially for localhost connections. I know that the add-on "Firefox Throttle" does that in Firefox; is there a ...
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How do I print with the screen stylesheet?

A number of websites that I use have really bad stylesheets for the print media, but their screen stylesheets are quite good. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore the print stylesheet and ...
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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 aren't third-party cookies disabled by default?

I've been using Google Chrome with third-party cookies blocked for a while and never had any problem because of this. Is there a problem or limitation for the user to disable them? If not, why they're ...
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How to disable Google search result link redirect (on right-click) in Chrome?

When logged in to google, Google search results are redirected (for tracking purposes etc.) This is annoying, as it's not easy to copy paste the URL without visiting the site. If there would be no ...
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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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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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Lynx web browser usage [closed]

Does anyone still use the Lynx text-only web browser? It would seem useful for certain classes of low-end mobile devices, especially if one is billed per KB of data transfer.
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Should I let my browser or the site remember my password, or neither?

What are the security implications of letting a web browser remember log-in information for me? Should I let a browser remember, like Firefox or Chrome, or should I let the site remember? I'm sure ...
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how to refresh bookmark favicons in chrome

I updated favicons for a bunch of my websites. Refreshing the website does indeed show the updated favicon in the browser tab, however the bookmarks for those websites still have the old favicon. ...
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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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Browsers with good keyboard support

What browsers have good keyboard support? That means you don't have to use the mouse so much. Or what is a good setup for browser + keyboard interaction. I know the basic keyboard shortcuts (tab ...
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How to get more search engines in Chrome right click?

Right now, if I select something and do a right click, the only search option I see is Search Google for 'whatever I selected' For example: How do I add more search engines to this list?
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Do web browsers cache SSL certificates?

Do any web browsers cache SSL server certificates? For example, if I change the SSL certificate on a web server, will all of the web browsers pick up the new certificate when they connect via SSL, or ...
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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 to disable Google Chrome from sending data to safebrowsing-cache.google.com and safebrowsing.clients.google.com?

Unchecking Enable phishing and malware protection in Chrome's browser settings page does not prevent Chrome from communicating with safebrowsing.clients.google.com and safebrowsing-cache.google.com ...
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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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All my browsers suddenly don't support Javascript files anymore?

I'm experiencing the same issue as this question, which seems to be unresolved. I'll provide more detail, sot that this qualifies as a better representation of the issue. It all started after moving ...
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What's the minimum size of a TCP packet

A post here: http://blogs.adobe.com/dreamweaver/2011/02/optimal-css-tiled-background-image-size.html staes that "The smallest download that browsers can do is 1K bytes." Is this due to minimum size ...
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What are the differences between browsers, programmatically?

Where can I find a breakdown of the difference between web browsers from a developer's prospective? I always wanted to know what makes IE different than Firefox from Chrome, Opera, etc. Please let ...
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Set Internet Explorer as the default browser from the command line

Is it possible to set Internet Explorer as the default browser to launch from the command line? I have a web application that only runs under Internet Explorer, but if it happens that Firefox is ...
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IE7 – annoying delay after opening new tab

I liked the idea of tabbed browsing when IE7 came out. However, when I press Ctrl+T (new tab) IE opens new tab, and for some time it becomes irresponsible, new tab is displaying “Connecting”. This ...
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How to I set what browser Adobe Reader uses to open links?

I have a Windows XP computer with Chrome set as the default browser. However whenever I click a link embedded in a pdf document I'm viewing with Adobe Reader 8.2.1 I get a popup security warning ...
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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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Web browser memory usage

How come web browsers are so heavy in memory? I have Firefox opened with two tabs, and it takes over 800 MB of RAM, Chrome with four tabs takes over 1.2 GB! I mean, what's up with consuming ...
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Is there a way to disable custom webkit scrollbars?

Is there an extension, custom user stylesheet, etc. that will disable or revert the customization of scrollbars in Webkit based browsers like Google Chrome? I like the plain, native scrollbars but I ...
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What is the Shortcut Key for the Firefox Orange Button?

What is the Shortcut Key for the orange button at the upper left portion of the Firefox 4 window? I tried ALT+F, but this only brings up the hidden "File" menu.
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Open links from Outlook in non-default browser

I use Firefox as my default browser, but I want all links from Microsoft Outlook to be opened in Chrome. I need it because of separation - I use Firefox for one kind of work and Chrome for another. ...
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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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How to setup keyboard shortcuts to bookmarklets in firefox?

i'm using the wonderful bookmarklet Readability by Arc90, and it's been useful to the point where i almost always load it on pages i intend to read. I'm using firefox 3.5 and/or 3.6 (depends if i'm ...
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Connection speed fast once I start Fiddler

I have two laptops, one of them has no problems whatsoever when it comes to browsing the internet, everything is speedy and pages load as expected. The other one however, is a nightmare. Pages load ...
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Suggestions for iGoogle replacement/alternative? [closed]

I've used iGoogle as my home/start page for years now, but have recently been notified that it's going away later this year. Apparently because there are mobile/chrome apps/plugins that do that same - ...
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Is there a lightning-quick alternative to Firefox when all I want is simple browsing? [closed]

It's true, the biggest advantage of Firefox is the add-ons. I simply can't imagine myself surfing without Adblock, DownThemAll! and a few more... But sometimes, I just wish I could launch a ...
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Why do browsers have so many possible exploits?

When browsing I am ocassionally given warnings about pages that host malware "that could damage my computer". I am seriously perplexed as to why, in 2010, browsers still have possible exploits and can ...
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Is it Possible for Hackers to steal password stored in your Browser

I was just wondering if XP passwords can be hacked then why cant a Hacker just hack my passwords stored in my browser. Is it possible for someone to know my browser saved password while I surf the ...