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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Gmail loses browser encryption after a while

I'm using the latest version of Firefox on the latest version of OS X for reference. I've noticed that sometimes when I go back to my email tab and look in the location bar, Firefox says gmail is no ...
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How do I stop Chrome from activating a link on right or middle click? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any addons that allow us to middle click any link and open the link in a new background tab in Chrome? I started browsing the NYT site this afternoon and found ...
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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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How to use surf browser

I stumbled upon the surf browser which is light weight. But i could not find the shortcut keys for the same (Going back, open multiple tabs if possible). I could not find shortcuts page in the ...
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How do I block javascript for all subdomains of example.com?

Hi all I have set my browser to disable javascript for http://en.wikipedia.org. I was wondering How do I block javascript for all sub-domains of the host wikipedia.org ? (I would like to block ...
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How can I get the URL of the bare audio stream played by a browser?

I have some internet radio stations which I can listen to inside a browser; but to play them in media players like VLC I need the URL of the actual audio stream. How can I get my browser (chrome or ...
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How to catch “action” link after submitting web form?

There is a login panel on bank site, and I'm trying to fetch/catch "action link" after (button press) submitting a form. Site is using https and some js scripts, that makes effort to read all of them ...
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Firefox add-on to record all web browsing

I am looking for an add-on for Firefox that would record all my browsing online and create an index, perhaps only the text of the main body of the page, so that I can later go through everything I've ...
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Strange text-box placeholders in Chrome

I see following placeholders on every html form, in Google Chrome (my chrome version is 18 dev channel). What is that and how can I disable it?
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How force Chrome to use google.com search engine without https

Chrome's default search engine is https://www.google.com. How we can force chrome to use http://www.google.com without https? I need a solution that allows proxies to rewrite my URLs, but https ...
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Opening every links standing on a webpage at once

I have to proofread every single page of a website. This website is quite hierarchically build. Is there a way to open every links that stands on a page, each on a different tabs (one tab for each ...
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Do you know of a browser that won't hog bandwidth?

Every time I use a browser when I'm on Skype, my Skype connection loses power and it's hard to hear the person on the other end of the call. Do you know of a Mac browser that won't hog up bandwidth ...
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What is 500 server error “cache fill open file” in browsers and how to resolve it?

Sometimes, in Firefox (7.0.1) on WinXP, I encounter following error for some websites: Server Error The following error occurred: [code=CACHE_FILL_OPEN_FILE] An internal error prevented the ...
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Arial font missing — browsers showing most text as italic or bold

Today I opened up my browser (Opera 11.60) and noticed that all of the font was italicized. There are still some text that isn't italicized, but most of the text is italicized. I then opened up ...
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Why am I always redirected to ad websites?

I am always getting redirected to some page that shows ads, on several webpages (Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo). However, Facebook and Gmail are working fine. I deleted all cookies, but I am facing the ...
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How can I change the homepage of all my browsers with a single click?

I want to change all of my browsers' home pages with a single click. Are there any programs capable of doing this for me?
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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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What browsers support favicons for JavaScript bookmarklets?

What browsers support favicons for JavaScript bookmarklets (either natively or via an extension)? I have quite a few and would like to add the relevant service icons to them.
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All my sons's browsers freeze on Facebook when doing status update

When my son tries to update his status on Facebook the browsers (Safari and Chrome) freeze (spinning beachball of death). He has been doing a hard restart to stop it. As this is not a good practice on ...
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Where does Chrome store its bookmarks in Ubuntu 11.10?

I looked at all the other posts on this but can't find the directories mentioned (~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Bookmarks, it's a JSON file.). Being a 2 day Newbie to Ubuntu/Linux I would like to ...
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FireFox continues to redirect based on outdated httpd.conf rules (other browsers dont)

This is really odd, because it shouldn't be happening at all. When I access wellness.learnitlive.com on FireFox, I see it redirected to: ...
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How to succeed in submitting an application on a high-traffic website

I'm curious: Sometimes there are different events, when websites cannot handle their traffic. (usually starts at precise time until sold/booked/etc.) For example: Class registration at schools, Sale ...
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What happens if my ISP's DNS server isn't available?

Just curious, if my ISP's DNS server was actually unavailable (as opposed to a DNS attack like poisoning) does the DNS architecture have a way of traversing up the DNS hierarchy until it finds a ...
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%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\chrome_shutdown_ms.txt

I was just playing around with Chrome and was wondering if anyone know what does the number in %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\chrome_shutdown_ms.txt mean ? ...
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Why does chrome fonts not show as nice as other browsers

I'm running the latest versions of Chrome, IE and FF. In terms of readability Chrome does not perform well in this area. Any reasons why? High res version As the font get's smaller (as in the ...
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How to have new Chrome bookmarks appear at the top of the list

I'm using Chrome. When adding a new bookmark to a folder (or to bookmarks bar), it should appear at the top of the list, not the bottom (because, being newer, it is more likely to be more relevant to ...
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html5 audio play doesn't work on firefox/chrome

I would like to play big mp3 file (30MB) with tag in my web site, but it doesn't seem like working on Firefox 8.0 and Chrome 16.0.912. It works well with Safari tho. Under Firefox and Chrome, small ...
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Is there a Mac browser that is capable of printing a java app?

We use a third-party java applet to generate graphs. One of our customers reports that on her Mac, she can see the graphs in the browser, but she cannot print them: the rest of the page prints just ...
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Opera doesn't show me addressbar content completion for all pages. Why?

When I type something in the address bar then I sometime see Opera offering pages which have the given word in the page text. This would be very useful if it worked all the time, but whenever I try it ...
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Customize Chromium for a smaller tab/address bar?

I've got a 1024x600 display on my laptop that, while large enough for most of my activities (I'm running a pretty heavily customized XMonad setup) is cramped for web browsing. I've done a lot to make ...
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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 stable browser will allow me to work productively in a business environment without crashing? [closed]

I have tried all of the basic families of browser: IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and all of them crash too frequently for my needs and are unacceptable. IE does this on random basis, Firefox everyday, ...
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Fullscreen Browser [closed]

I'm looking for a fullscreen browser for linux. It doesn't have to have any controls. It suffices if I can control the page on startup by passing a commandline argument. If possible, I'd like to ...
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Why do webpages sometimes appear as plain HTML before a refresh

this has started happening quite frequently since a week or so. It is far from a major problem, but more of a annoyance. Sometime, when I go on a webpage, the page seems to load as plain HTML. Then, ...
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What is the advantage of a 64-bit browser on Mac?

With the advent of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Apple's first 64-bit consumer OS, all the major web browsers (Safari, Firefox, and Chrome) have become 64-bit. What is the advantage of a 64-bit browser over ...
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How to connect a website has only IPv6 address without domain name?

If a server has only IPv6 address without domain name, how can I connect to server from my web-browser?
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Text renders awfully in Chrome on a PC, yet fine in all other modern web browsers

A web project I'm currently writing has awful text rendering in Chrome 15.0 on Windows and below, despite text rendering perfectly on all other modern web browsers on both Mac/PC. Internet Explorer ...
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Which browsers incorporate enhanced privacy settings?

I am looking for a minimal browser with enhanced privacy support. Security should be built-in and not provided by extra add-ons. Specifically, the things I am looking for are as follows: When ...
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A torrent client which automatically detects http and related activity from the web browser and reduces its upload/download speed

When my torrent client(transmission on ubuntu) is on, I can barely browse the web. Manually closing the torrent client or reducing its speed every time I use the browser and then bringing it back to ...
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Does any browser or plugin have a 1 click means to surf securely?

I don't mean anonymously so much as I mean turn off JavaScript, Flash, and anything else that potentially has a virus. I recognize the UX goes way down, but that's one reason this has to be easy. ...
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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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Enable brower shortcuts in a browser pdf

So I have recently tried to start learning shortcuts for certain commands and I have gotten pretty proficient and reliant on the shortcuts that I do know. Now, when I am unable to use my shortcuts, it ...
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Install Internet Explorer 8 on windows 7

I recently installed Internet Explorer 9 but now want to revert back to Internet Explorer 8. How do I do it. I uninstalled IE9 but unlike Windows XP, I don't get IE8 option.
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How to display user defined message on the browser after blocking website using hosts

I am using the hosts file for blocking websites, and when we try to open that website the browser shows some default message, but I need to display my own message. Is there any possibility for ...
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Where is a desktop image stored when set from the browser

I found a desktop background online that I rather like and instead of saving the file to disk normally and then setting it as the background, I simply pressed "Set as Desktop Background" from the ...
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Tool to manipulate text in web form fields?

I'm looking for a way to manipulate text in form fields. For example, if I have a large textarea "body" field, from my browser I want to be able to highlight a piece of text in that textarea, for ...
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Full-Text Search Through My Bookmarks?

I would like to be able to search through pages which I have bookmarked. Like a Google search but limited to my bookmarks. Firefox allows you to search through your bookmarks but only the URL, Title ...
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is there a way to view Google Chrome browsing history past three months ago?

I'm trying to find a tutorial I found months ago but it looks like it's disappeared off the face of the planet. I thought I would have better luck looking through my Google Chrome browsing history but ...
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How do I get flash to run in a separate instance for each tab (Chrome)?

I remember this used to be possible. You could have Flash run in a separate sandboxed instance for each tab. I have looked across the great interweb and cannot figure out how to do this though? It ...
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Supressing browser generated alert boxes using Javascript

I want to stop an alert box being popped up by the browser using Javascript, as I find it bothersome. Is there any way to do this? Perhaps an addon, or script?