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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All my downloaded files are opening in emacs. How can I fix this?

If I download something in Google Chrome or in Firefox and then click on that file to open it, it opens in Emacs. How can I fix this? Even if I click on "Show in folder", then too, the folder opens up ...
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Opera browser. Strange 0-9 keyboard

The Opera browser is one of the best out there. It's the only mainstream browser with 1-KEY TAB CYCLING. None of thet Ctrl+Tab stuff. Just hit 1 to cycle left and 2 to cycle right. In any case, I am ...
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rotated vertical tabs for chrome or firefox

Is there any way to get vertical tabs in firefox or chrome? And not just tabs on the side (which looks stupid) but to actually have them rotated -90 degrees on the left ( or 90 degrees on the right)? ...
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Enable numbered links on graphic links2

According to the man page for links2 the number link mode is available only for the text-only version, not the graphic. Is there any way I can enable this mode on the graphic mode, short of editing ...
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Is there a regularly updated resource that lists the most used browser versions?

Is there a resource that is regularly updated that lists the most used browsers versions? I know resources that list browsers by usage but they don't include the browser version.
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When a website takes a long time to come up, why does the “cached page” (by Google) do the same thing?

The title explains it... I don't understand why "cached" web pages take just as long to come up as the pages themselves; why does this happen?
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Hacker News mysteriously blocked on my Mac OS X Lion

When I try to access http://news.ycombinator.com on my computer, I get 502 proxy error: Proxy Error The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not ...
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Which browser does not support Unicode in URLs? [closed]

One time, one guy has come to the office and showed me that Polish characters in a website URL's path part was percentage-encoded. Currently, I'm looking for browser with similar behaviour for ...
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Browsers that support Socks5 user/password authentication

I need a browser that can authenticate itself with the usual user/password combination. Arora and Maxthon does this. However, Arora's source code have been edited 2 years ago. Maxthon? It's an ...
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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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Is there a modern browser that runs on Windows 3.1?

Ok, so I know what you are thinking: "What on earth are you doing still running Windows 3.1?" Here's the situation. The computer running 3.1 is also the controller for $150,000 bandsaw made in ...
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My website is redirecting to a porn site on mobile browsers, where to look?

A site that I own is redirecting to a Russian porn site on all mobile browsers (Opera, Android Default, Nokia Default) etc. but not when accessed from a non-mobile platform. Any idea what the problem ...
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Why do web browsers (like Firefox and IE) complain of insecure connection issues whenever they visit URLs from sites I link via https?

As an example, click on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120430140033.htm Normally, I use Chrome to force all of the sites I visit to go through https, so the links I click are also ...
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How do CDN (Content Distribution Networks) work?

Taking Akamai as CDN. From what I understand, when a client requests a page, the request goes to Akamai central server, which then depending on the location of client, picks up an Akamai edge server ...
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How to access file tree in hg (mercurial) web interface?

There is a hg web browser here: http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/jdk7 How Can I access file and folder tree of this repository (most recent version) without downloading gz/bz2/zip? I want to view ...
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Origin of SSL identification string on certain HTTPS sites

Some SSL protected sites have a fancy identification string in the browser navigation bar. Where does it come from? Is it the "Common Name" field in the CSR? Here's an example:
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Unable to watch some videos on YouTube

When I try to watch some videos on YouTube, I get the output of the following type: The behavior persists regardless of the web browser. Is there a solution for this problem?
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Really annoying ads “recommended for you” visible on all tabs of all browser

I'm having this annoying problem: a big ad (named "Recommended for you") that appears on random sites (even here) and remains opened in every tab of all my browsers (Opera, IE). My OS is Windows 7 ...
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How to highlight a text in pdf opened in web browser

When pdf file is opened in browser, extensions like Diggo cannot highlight the text in the pdf. Are there any extensions or ways in which this can be achieved? Or opening a pdf using a application ...
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Can one set up a proxy server to accelerate web browsing?

I'm curious if there is any open source proxy-server-like software out there that I can use to accelerate web surfing. Amazon's Silk browser/platform for the Kindle, and Opera Mini do this for mobile ...
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Safari iOS soft wrap text on zoom in

Is there a way to get Safari/other browsers on iOS device to soft wrap text on zoom in with gestures ? On iOS devices, I tried Safari, Opera Mini, Mercury Browser, but none soft wraps the page on ...
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Hide tabs for single tab in IE8

I've serached the options menus, and read this question about disabling tabbed browsing, but that's not what I want to do. When there is only 1 tab open in IE8, it still shows as a tab, instead of ...
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Can we get a virus by allowing an External Protocol Request in Chrome?

Is it safe to click Launch Application upon clicking a bittorrent "magnet link"? : Could I get a virus by doing so? How safe is this compared to manually downloading the .torrent file to harddisk ...
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Using VPN for some software but not for others?

I sometime need to use a VPN to access some websites (blocked where I live). However, when I do so I need to close uTorrent otherwise the VPN gets extremely slow and eventually cuts the connection. ...
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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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Flash content regularly crashing Firefox/Chrome, with 3-second delay when switching to full screen mode?

For months now I have been plagued with issues regarding Flash content in my browsers. Regularly when I try to load (e.g.) a YouTube video, the browser will hang and I have to kill ...
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Browser which can access only one website? [closed]

I have a web based back-office application for my company. I am hiring a new employee and want to give them access to the application, but they are not allowed to use a traditional web browser (for ...
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How to use multiple localhosts

On my local development machine (Windows 7), I am using IIS and XAMPP to develop websites. Because it is unclear when I have multiple websits running, I am tried to rewrite the hosts file ...
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Chrome extension to edit your own web pages' live html directly in-browser? [closed]

I'm curious. I recently changed the way I've been editing my websites for years (via FTP client), to dropbox-like syncing a version of the public_html folder on the PC to the one on the FTP, with ...
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Unicode support between different OS and browsers

I would like to develop a web application that uses Unicode. The problem is that I don't know if the user supports the full Unicode set or not. Is the Unicode support dependent on the browser or the ...
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Why does my google chrome search engine box always appear empty?

Why does my google chrome search engine box always appear empty? First thought I was entering search sites like amazon incorrectly. Then realized that I could not see the site I had just entered, no ...
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Could not open IPV6 addr on web browser

I have ipv6 address fe80::21f:a4ff:fe91:2e44%4. This is the address of modem/router. I am unable to open this address in browser to view the web configuration. I am able to telnet to ...
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How can Firefox masquerade as Chrome?

I have access to Firefox but not Chrome under XP. I would like extensions to make it more Chrome-like: in particular, 1: A tabbed theme that works like Chrome. 2: One address/search bar that will ...
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how to make a browser/search engine ignore detecting current location

A lot of people are annoyed (including me) when a browser/search engine detects the regional settings. If I am in Romania, it redirect the search engine to google.ro and sets the language to RO. I ...
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IE9 will not navigate to some websites but Google Chrome can

Was recommended by a friend to ask for help here. I am using Internet Explorer 9. As of two days ago I was suddenly unable to navigate to any part of the following websites: ...
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My gmail password hacked in Firefox?

While writing a message using Firefox suddenly my gmail login details, including password, were pasted into the body of my message at the current cursor position and in the browser's find field (whole ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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Easy solution to monitoring & blocking connections to non-malicious services, IP's, and tracking companies

Our family lives in the middle of nowhere, so the only high-speed internet available is Verizon's 3G mobile broadband. We have the highest package available, yet continually go over the 10GB limit and ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to exit out of the scope of a flash application on a web browser?

On youtube, for example, if you pause a youtube video, keyboard commands like ctrl+t or ctrl+w don't work. Is there a keyboard shortcut that will return the focus to the web browser and not the flash ...
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How to stop Chrome from behaving like a virus?

Some time ago I installed Chrome (as I need to test my websites in it), but it launched uncontrollable background processes and updates, so I uninstalled it completely... Now I decided to install it ...
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How to save and share bookmarks on the web?

I'm finding myself more and more both afraid for the safety of my bookmarks and in need of sharing my bookmarks across many computers, I'm looking for a web solution to save and share (some publicly) ...
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stop google.com from redirecting to local web page

When I type http://google.com into the locaton bar and press ENTER the URL bar redirects to: file:///C:/Users/Administrator/AppData/Roaming/Google_Toolbar/Google_Toolbar/1.0.0.0/MyGoogle.html ...
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Why does the IP address matter to IE9?

Start up Wireshark. Point IE9 to a local, nonroutable IP address. You will see a single TCP SYN packet try to connect to the host. Now point IE9 to a remote, routable IP address. You will see 2 ...
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Refreshing and alerting only when a keyword appears?

I know of the addons which reload the page and inform about any change on the website like Check4Change and Reload Every for Firefox. However, I'd love to have something which not only looks for any ...
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Fastest browser to run over a forwarded X11 session

So far I have tried Firefox (latest and greatest) and Chrome (also latest and greatest), and while Chrome runs faster than Firefox over X11 from my CentOS server to my Windows 7 workstation, it's ...
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Scroll wheel causes browsers + Windows explorer to go back

I use Windows 7 on a VirtualBox VM on a Mac. Lately, when I'm using any browser (IE9, Chrome or FireFox or even Windows Explorer), use of the scroll wheel followed by any movement of the mouse cursor ...
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firefox blocks any resource that has the word “reset” on it

Firefox blocks pages with the word "reset" on the URL it blocks resource file "reset.css" I did a clean reinstall of firefox 3,4 and 11. I even uninstalled my antivirus applications. This does not ...
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Is a virus forwarding me to this website called “home.clear.com”?

Whenever I try to access a website, I am forwarded to http://home.clear.com. In Firefox, a warning will come up that says: home.clear.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate ...
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Tabs and Url bar on same toolbar in web browser

Does anyone know of a web browser that puts the tabs, url bar, back/forward buttons, etc... on the same toolbar by default? I know this is possible in Firefox but it never looks very good. Something ...
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Error when Opening Mantra Security Browser on OSX

Okay, this is puzzling me. When opening Mantra Toolkit Browser on my 10.7 Lappy, I get this: You can't open the application CocoaDialog because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. I ...