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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Is there a browser which saves history as a graph [closed]

When looking at a browsing session, one can describe this session as a graph. For example if you: went to google, searched for "cats", then went to the wikipedia article about cats, clicked back to ...
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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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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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The best LDAP browser in Linux? [closed]

I'm using phpLDAPadmin currently, but I'm wondering if there is any native utility do the similar thing?
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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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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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My browsers won't use my full screen resolution and also use different resolutions between them

My screen resolution is actually 3200x1800, but when I'm in a browser it acts like I have a smaller resolution. How do I get my browsers to use my full resolution? On Chrome it's using 1280x720, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 safe is the password manager in browsers?

For example, Opera has a "wand" feature that remembers user names and password you typed across various sites. Let's say you get a trojan, which steals data from your PC. Can the trojan decrypt ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Command line browser with js support

Does anybody know good command line browser with js support? Ideally I need following ability: some-browser http://example.com > ~/page.html It means that cli browser download html, execute js ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use a GPS device with a computer to provide location to browsers?

I have two GPS devices, one from NMEA and one from Garmin. I would like to know if it’s possible to use either of them to provide more accurate location for browsers (Chrome, Firefox). The web ...
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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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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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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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How do you stop a webpage from loading in Google Chrome?

There's a stop button in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but there isn't one in Google Chrome. Some pages takes too long to load and I would like the browser to stop trying to load it. How do you ...
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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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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
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Firefox homepage is changed. Now they're displaying a game. How to change it back?

The Firefox homepage is now displaying a game with 'Click Me' call to action button. How to change it back to normal (previous) homepage?
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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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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 ...