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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Running different versions of Firefox

Is there are any way to run Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6 concurrently?
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official build of Chromium web browser

Are there any "official" (meaning trustworthy) builds of Chromium for Windows? I am not interested in Google Chrome, which has branding/spying modules.
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If I disable image viewing on a browser, does it still load from the server

Most browsers allow us to disable showing of images. Now, does that imply the image will not be shown but brought from the server anyway, or it means the image wont even be requested in the first ...
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Is it possible to hide the URL from the user for a page? [closed]

I wanted to make a page in which the user can't see the URL in his/her URL bar. Is that possible with a script? If yes, please provide the script.
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Ubuntu 10.10 Gmail, Midori and GTK2 customization madness

This is related to my question here Midori is a browser that obeys my GTK2 customizations EXCEPT when it comes to Gmail. There are several parts to this conundrum: Midori displays scrollbars on ...
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disable browser localization

How do I get the websites that I visit to stop localizing the language probably according to my IP location? This is an website specific issue because, for example economist.com and superuser.com do ...
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Is there a modern version of the Ghostzilla browser?

I loved Ghostzilla, a very useful tool when doing contract work on client site ;-) But its been unusable since about 2003. Has anyone built anything similar since?
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Why does my Firefox web browser consume CPU around 30-40%?

Why does my firefox web browser consume CPU around 30-40% even when running with just a single or two tabs ? Are the web applications probably using my CPU resources ?
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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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permanent firefox 4 application tabs?

Is there any way to make the FF4 application tabs "permanent"?
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Why is Google Chrome home page changing spontaneously?

Periodically, my Google Chrome home page (which I have originally set myself) changes spontaneously on opening the browser to display, instead, the page showing the rectangular small images of ...
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A specific background image won't show up under an account on my mac

This is the strangest issue I have ever encountered. I have a Mac running 10.6, and on every browser one specific background image does not show up. Furthermore it doesn't work in VMWare Fusion ...
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How to line up text beside a table's row separators?

this is driving me mad: I need to write text that lines up like this
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How to manually download a streaming video (Firefox)

How do I manually download a streaming video (I use Firefox). I don't wanna use any add-ons or any 3 rd party software or anything else. I just want to save my streaming videos manually. How can I do ...
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Viewing IE in Firefox

Our intranet seems to be much more IE compatible than Firefox. I used to use IE Tab some time ago, but had issues so I had to remove it. Is there a way that I can have an "Internet Explorer" style ...
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Best memory-efficient web browser for Ubuntu?

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an old laptop with only 756 MB of RAM, Pentium M 1.6 processor. I'm using Google Chrome 11.0 (dev channel) for web browsing, and it appears to be using up most of my ...
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Switching from MSN 6 to Chrome

Is there anyway to transfer data from MSN 6 to Google Chrome? As far as I can tell, MSN 6 will only save data like favorites as an XML file and Chrome will only import this kind of data as HTML? Any ...
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Extension for browser to copy page source code to clipboard

I'm looking for browser extension that can quickly copy page source code to clipboard. (For example, just click button and all copied).
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Alternative to browser tabs?

My tabs always get completely out of hand while developing, such that I can't read anything or navigate anywhere. If anyone has solved this, what tool are you using to better manage your browser ...
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How to run “flash video” in full window? [closed]

for example on www.pentaho.com there is a video, but I can't see anything. I would like to view it in full screen mode. Smart developers made that not an easy task. How to do it? Is there any plugin ...
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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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Can a website see what I am doing on other sites?

If I am on two sites with a browser, can one of those sites see what I am doing on the other site?
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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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How does the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature work?

What is so special about the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature? What does this have to do with W3C compliance and HTML5? Isn't this just a browser feature? As I understand it, it is a normal blocklist ...
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Ending chrome equivilant of plugin-helper

If I want to end the plugin processes for chrome how can I do so? They are all named chrome.exe and I can't tell one process from the next
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How can I scale up the font size of just the content in a web page?

I'm a Firefox user with a giant screen (i.e. tiny pixels) and I like to zoom in on pages to get a bigger font for reading articles. The problem is, hitting control-plus zooms in the whole page, making ...
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Browser extension (or other software) to delay page load [closed]

The alt text to today's comic at xkcd.com (strip below) says: After years of trying, I broke this habit in a day by decoupling the action and the neurological reward. I set up a simple ...
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Put browser bookmarks into version control system

I regularly use three different computers. I keep a lot of data between them in sync using git. This works very well for most purposes. My only problem is browser bookmarks. Firefox now keeps them in ...
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Why certain IPs redirect us to 0.0.0.0?

I have seen many times when I try to connect to default gateways through my web browser , it redirects me to 0.0.0.0 . And it shows firefox can't found 0.0.0.0 . Why this happens? If the IP 0.0.0.0 ...
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Is there a browser addon to redirect a link to another, modifying some address content automatically?

Well, I'm looking for an addon that can redirect a link when I click on it in the following ways: Change from https to http Change from twitter.com/xxxxxxxxx to, for example, dabr.co.uk/xxxxxxxxx ...
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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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Why would an MP3 play in Safari but not Chrome?

I've tried playing an MP3 on two MacBooks in Google Chrome and have had no luck in playing it in the browser; I have no issues in Safari. In Chrome, the audio player controls load, but the actual ...
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Browser which loads external links last

Do you know any internet browser that loads external links (like ads not local files) lastly ?
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How can I order Chrome's history alphabetically?

How can I order Chrome's history alphabetically?
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some websites not opening completely

I am using bsnl broadband connection modem: wa3002g1 os: xp(86x) / vista(64x) A few days back I have changed the modem (don't know the previous model no) because of some issues. Since then I am not ...
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Viewing updates to HTML file in browser after editing in Notepad++

Editing an HTML file in Notepad++ I now want to see the updated page in Google Chrome, Firefox and IE. Is there a shortcut that I can use to see the changes as rendered through the different ...
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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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Why does Chrome occasionally show the referrer URL after you hover off of a link?

Chrome has been really irritating me lately with the URL hover feature. I'll hover over a normal link, and then unhover. You would think that the URL preview in the bottom left corner would go away, ...
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How to track url redirects in browser?

I have typed http://example.com/load/ in my browser window and pressed "ENTER" key. Now on press of enter this website redirects me to http://example.com/load/1/ and then http://example.com/load/2/ ...
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Change the default browser to X with Windows 7

I installed Google Chrome, which sets the default browser to itself. After I uninstall Chrome, I can't open web browser from the links in Lotus Notes. How can I set Internet Explorer back to the ...
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CPDTDF in browser's User Agent

I'm seeing this CPDTDF fragment fairly frequently in my logs, and I haven't found any information about it. Does anybody know what it means? Some real examples: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE ...
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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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Display invisible characters in Firefox

Is there a way to visualize hidden(invisible) characters in Firefox? (or other browser) like MS Word (or other text editors) does? Say, I want to see (count) spaces, newlines, other invisible ...
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Why would Firefox not be able to visit Google anymore?

Lately I've noticed that my Firefox Browser was taking a long time when I would search Google, e.g. 3 seconds before I would see any results. If I search for a three-word phrase, it just hangs trying ...
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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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Is there a Firefox or Chrome plugin, or a standalone program, for monitoring site usage and search queries?

I'm running some research on how people search the web for specific types of information. I'd like to be able to set them up with a laptop and browser and then record a history of what they search ...
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Google Chrome and Firefox cannot connect when Internet Explorer can

I am trying to connect to the Internet from home with company laptop. Internet Explorer can connect fine. But Google Chrome and Firefox cannot. Google Chrome displays error message "Error 103 ...
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How Do I Set Up Authentication with Client Certifcates on WebSphere 7

Can someone point me to documentation on setting up authentication using client certificates on Websphere 7? What does WAS send to the browser so the browser knows to send a certificate to the ...
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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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Missing Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox 3.6.13

My Firefox 3.6.13 bookmarks toolbar is missing. How can I restore it ?