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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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 systems/...
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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 file:///C:/Users/User_Name/My%20Workspace/HelloWorld....
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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? [duplicate]

Every time I open my browsers, be it Firefox, Chrome, Dragon, or Opera, the qvo6.com page loads. The homepages for these browsers are set to blank. Yet this problem persists. http://qvo6.com/...
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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 21....
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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 ...
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IIS 7 sending me to the default web page sometimes

I am working on setting up a IIS server (Windows 2008 R2) and just when I think I have it working, I hit refresh on my browser and it brings me to the default web page (the IIS splash page) instead of ...
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How to disable iframes in browsers

I'm currently using Chrome 27. After looking through the settings options (Settings → Privacy → Content settings) I see that I can disable just about anything... except iframes. Is there ...
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How can I change/set the homepage for multiple browsers at once?

So I have a project that involves me resetting the homepage of about ~70 computers that are in a test group to a new home page. In the past I've done this via registry, but this time I have to ...
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Old file gets downloaded from the website

This problem is little bit difficult to troubleshoot,but let me know anyone had the same issue. In some Computer i found that the browser downloads old file from a website instead of new file. From ...
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Browser anonymity [duplicate]

As i have understood it when i read the information on the tor homepage and they recomended me not to use extensions/add-ons because browser and extensions/add-ons are shown to whoever i choose to ...
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My USB head phoness only let me use skype

My USB headphones (microsoft lifechat LX-3000) only let me here skype and my computers programe to test if your speakerss/ headphones are working. i can get it to sound off a browser or my games ...
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Chrome web browser display issues

Of late I have been experiencing problems with Chrome web browser in displaying websites. I have had this with Facebook and one news site I can not recall. I tried clearing the cache and temp file ...
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Streaming your Linux desktop to a dynamic image in a browser window for anyone to see

I am trying to share the contents of a web page viewed on one computer and make it available to many computers in a simple to consume format via a browser. I would like to avoid java or other things ...
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Anonymous web browser? [duplicate]

It appears that it's easy to uniquely identify a user through all the infos returned by their browser: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ Are there ways to "anonymify" a browser like Chrome or Firefox so ...
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Disable caching of web-page doesn't consider background images

Except when testing in another browser, most of the time I use Google Chrome while developing my web-app. I removed tag "Caching" in web-page developer menu, and it works with all CSS, except ...
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How do I make chrome tell a website it's visiting say it's internet explorer [duplicate]

I want to make chrome tell a website the browser is not chrome, but IE 9 or 10. How is this done?
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Why are some installers insisting on using IE? [closed]

When you install some software, there is sometimes a link you can click on that takes you to the developers website, and some installers will persistently open this link in IE, even when it's not the ...
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UTF-8 pages appear as garbage

On many occasions, when my browser (either Explorer or Chrome) on my Windows 7 Pro machine hit a UTF-8 page, what I get is garbage that looks like this one: http://24.media.tumblr.com/...
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in a browsing session, is it possible that web server initiates the TCP tear-down process?

when a user use browser to visit a website, it is the browser who initiates a TCP tear-down , namely it is the browser who sends the FIN/ACK first. is it possible that web server sends the FIN/ACK ...
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How can I prevent webpages from using JavaScript to sniff my system information?

I'd prefer not to allow webpages to access my system information. If I use NoScript, Panopticlick is only able to see my User Agent string and HTTP_ACCEPT headers. Otherwise, it can sniff way to much ...
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Email client Chrome extension?

It seems that Opera is removing that integrated mail client (it doesn't exist in Opera 15) :( I was thinking to switch to Chrome and wondering if Chrome has an extension or something that brings mail ...
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How to stop programs from opening my browser?

How do you prevent programs from obnoxiously opening the browser on their own accord? It's unbelievable that programs/developers feel so entitled as to A.) open another program on one's computer, and ...
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Can't download on any browser after virus infection

After virus removal, a machine I support is having issues downloading anything from the net using either IE or Chrome. Attempts to download bring up the browser's own warning bar to say it may be ...
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Microsoft website pages appearing weird

I bought a new machine on which I am trying to install MVC 3 but the MVC 3 download page on the Microsoft website (and some other pages as well) look like this sometimes: It looks like this on IE 9,...
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RegEdit on Windows XP [closed]

HK_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\IEXPLORE.EXE in regedit will always have path of IE when it is not am default browser. Please help.
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How do I edit the name of a custom search engine in Firefox?

I've added a custom search engine in Firefox, but then realized that its name/title was too long. How do I edit a custom search engine's name in Firefox? I tried going to 'Manage Search Engines......
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Is there any GUI or Windowing system providing just a web browser? [closed]

I am looking for a GUI / Windowing System, or anything like that, which can be installed on a linux box, providing a web browser as the only User Interface. For example, a GNOME like Desktop ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut to pause music in website

I use saavn.com for listening to bollywood music. It's a great service but they don't have native mac app so I can't control it using keyboard media keys. There must be a way to use keyboard media ...
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Internet Explorer 10 immediately closes after opening

I decided on a whim to give IE10 a try. I'm not terribly sad to lose all access to IE, however I would like to get it working. As soon as I hit the shortcut it opens and then immediately closes. ...
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How can I see the structure of a webpage inline?

How can I see a webpage's structure "inline" with the visual representation of the actual page, all at once? I'm trying to understand HTML layout better, but it's hard to get a feel for it, even ...
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Is it possible to enable javascript for a specific URL?

There are many users who have JavaScript disabled and deny to enable it even for some business applications. Is there any way to allow a user to enable a JavaScript for a specific URL in order to use ...
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Browser downloading after virus?

I have cleaned several windows 7 computers from Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0431. Everything is back to normal on the computers except for one thing... User downloads using any internet browser (port 80 ...