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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Ubuntu 10.04 web browsers do not render some fonts

I tried opening page which uses this font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poiret+One however my web-browser whether it's chrome or firefox doesn't render it and just shows simple font (I thinks ...
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How do I get my browser to display unicode correctly?

I was trying to read this post, but it looks like this: How can I get my web browser to display this post correctly? I'm using Chrome 17.0.963.78, Firefox 10.0.1, and Safari 4.0.5 on OS X 10.5.8. ...
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wget fails but opening in browser succeeds. How?

I was trying to download a pdf from the intel website at this address. When I open it through the browser(google-chrome) there seems to be no problem in viewing it or storing it on the my hard disk. ...
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Character encoding mismatch on certain web pages

I use recent release of Firefox for viewing web pages. When I visit some sites – this one and this – Firefox displays a diamond shaped character in the web page in places where punctation characters ...
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How to make browser auto focus on Flash form

Where I work we have an application that uses flash to display a form. The form element we want is "auto focused" however in order to use the thing we have to click somewhere in the flash object ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to jump to the home of a website

I'm wondering if there exists a keyboard shortcut in Firefox (or other web browsers) that can trigger the jump from a page of a website to the home of the website. The example below may make my ...
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Why do some initial webpage requests route to my router?

When I start using my internet on some device (laptop, desktop, iPod, iPhone) some of the initial request like google.com or facebook.com route to my routers config page or sometimes Google gives me a ...
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Are there ways of preventing flash cookies from being cross-browser accessible?

I hope this is right place to ask. I'd wish that each browser in my computer (running in the same OS) had its own flash cookies ('Local Shared Objects') and were unable access each other's. Could it ...
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Files in Finder are greyed out when trying to upload to a website

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and I can't upload any files to specific website (I've tried all the browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox). All files are greyed out in the Finder window that opens. I know the ...
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Is there an existing web browser/tool to search for an image on a page, by alt or title?

Similar to hitting Ctrl + F to find text on a webpage does anyone know of a tool to find images? I'd like the same text search functionality ideally i.e. highlight the results and tab through the ...
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Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get chromium binaries? Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows builds? Not on the website. In major Linux distros it's easy, binaries are usually ...
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Puzzling… MSNBC.com does not display in Firefox

This isn't a development question but I'm hoping with all the smart minds someone will know what's up. When I try to retrieve www.msnbc.com in Firefox 10.0.2, it does not display. The title bar ...
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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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Clicking bookmark link in chrome attempts to download file, keyboard ceases to function

While using my computer today, chrome randomly decided when I clicked on a bookmark link to attempt to download a file, or if it was a forum page it would download a forum.php page. At the same time, ...
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Block specific URL on web browsers

I want to block certain URLs on browsers. I don't want to block whole site. For example, I want to block Google Reader, but not whole Google domain. Is there any way I can do it?
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Random scripts stop working on all websites in Windows XP

I have been searching with finding any solution. Random scripts stopped working on websites. For example, on my own website the jQuery scripts aren't working, and when I click on them in the source ...
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OSX 10.4.11 connected usb dongle to internet but no web access, wifi ok any browser

I have a macbook running 10.4.11 and can connect to the internet using a BT dongle (ZTEUSB Modem) but cannot access any websites through any browser. I have ditched preference files, in fact anything ...
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Is Zotero's Firefox installation computer specific?

I use Zotero (3.0.3) in my Firefox browser (8.0). I have built a large inventory of literature over a one year period which is quite valuable to me. That inventory is synced with Zotero's online ...
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How to download all HTML pages in a website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website? If there is a website www.xxx.com, there are many static pages with same name under different paths. Is there any way to ...
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Launch IE or other browser in kiosk mode across multiple monitors

Presenting an exhibit on a video wall consisting of 6-monitors, I need to launch a browser full-screen across all monitors to display HTML content. On a single monitor, I know browsers such as ...
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Why can't my Browser resolve host, but ping and nslookup can?

I'm a bit stumped by this problem. My machine can ping google.com and www.google.com successfully. I get correct ips like 74.125.. When I try to go to google in Firefox or IE or Chrome, I get a ...
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Does there exist a good “mobile browser” for use on a PC?

As many people I guess, I sometimes have to browse the web on a slow computer (in my case, a little netbook) and find it really slow. On the other hand, people can browse the web quite fluently with ...
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Web browser without HDD access

I'm wondering if there is a way to disable all browsing-related drive access (history, cookie jar, disk caches) in either Firefox or Google Chromium (Linux). Basically, I'm running this on a laptop, ...
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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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Is it possible to stop auto direction to another website?

I am accessing a website, but it is automatically redirected to another website in about 2 seconds before I can click the stop button in Firefox. For example, this website www.duda.org So I wonder if ...
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Unable to view browser login screen at hotels and libraries

I can connect to a hotel or library wireless network using the standard Windows 7 WiFi connection and I can acquire the IP address. However when I start a web browser session I'm unable to see the ...
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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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how to access virtual machine through web browser?

I recently got Damn Small Linux running inside Virtual Box on Linux Mint. I was wondering if there was any way to let people connect to one of my DSL virtual machines through their web browsers from ...
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Firefox 10.0.1 browser bug? Anyone else seen this?

I recently updated my browser set. Opera sneakingly set itself to default (I should've clicked the options button) and then consequently I messed up Program Access setting IE to Add-on Only... Anyway, ...
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT ...
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utility to stymie browser fingerprinting

Does anyone know of a system utility (for Windows) which, when toggled on, would return a spurious System Fonts Listing, a listing that looks like a typical virgin install or which has other limited ...
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How can I make browsers cache <textarea> input?

Imagine you're logged into your account at some website and enter some lengthy text into a form's <textarea> element. Then you click submit, only to discover that your session has timed out and ...
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Skip-the-server-cache feature in browsers

Years ago, I used Lynx (the Web browser). And it had a neat feature: you could follow a link normally, or you could specify that you wanted a non-cached copy. Regular link loading, or link reloading. ...
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Google Search Results Hijacking in OS X

I'm noticing an occasional browser hijack for search results when I first click on a session in Google Search. I'm taken to a website not intended that's only in an ip address format that's another ...
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Linux networking forces browsers to crash across all distros

I am really starting to think this is a MB issue seeing as I replicate the problem with all distros, all browsers and using USB and PCI wireless and ethernet cable. The net connection behaves very ...
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How to do web searches in text-only web browsers

I usually use google but whenever I load it in a text browser I have to press down several times to go to the field where you enter the search string. This is redundant. How do people use text-only ...
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Viewing images in a web browser

I'd like to view large images from my local filesystem through a web browser. The problem I'm having is that the images are only displayed at "fit to screen" or "100%" Is there good way (Firefox ...
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Can I set a default browser per program in Windows 7?

Is there a way to set a default browser per program in Windows 7? For instance clicking a link in Outlook 2010 would open a page in Firefox and clicking a link in Skype would open in chrome.
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how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp

how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp. Is there any method to direct the internet only for a specific browser or application? I also want to ...
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How can I zoom in on Flash applications?

I often use applications made in Flash. Due to my high resolution the standard browser zoom means that everything in these applications is too small. Using the default zoom function in all major ...
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Override webpage doctype in my browser?

My CIS class' webpages seem to be using the shorthand HTML4 Doctype (as in, not with the full W3C URL) and improperly formed HTML. I'm having trouble seeing the pages although several professors seems ...
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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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Flash Player (e.g. plugin) crashes when play a video?

Not sure where to put this, but Chrome, Firefox and IE crashes (the flash player) when I try to watch a video like on youtube. The screen goes green then a few seconds later it freezes. Same goes ...
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Specific browser for specific links

Does any one know how to open a specific browser for specific links? I have two links that I want to open in IE and others in Chrome. Is this even possible?
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Why does IE sometimes return multiple “MSIE X.0” versions in the User Agent field?

We're running into a User Agent that I've never seen before. Since we're trying to reproduce a problem this user is experiencing, I'd like to mirror his setup as much as possible, but am stumped as to ...
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How To Drag & Drop Image From Browser Into Image Editor?

Sometimes i am able to drag & drop image from browsers right into any image editing software but not always. Such method allows me to circumvent image saving to hard drive and directly place it ...
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Auto-synch browser tabs on two PCs?

How can I have the same browser open on two different PCs and always have the same tabs open on both, no matter which one I change? Any browser. I don't care so long as I get the desried ...
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Dynamically adjust browser fonts not to overflow the width

I use Iceweasel at the moment since I'm on a Debian system, but I have no problem changing browser to whatever would work on my system. So, feel free to answer my question for any browser, plugin ...
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Upload bandwidth limitation

Are there any options how do I limit the upload bandwidth used to say 25% or 50% of the full upload bandwidth? While uploading files: in the web-browser, in the email client like outlook, FTP ...