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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Print From Browser Using Screen CSS?

is it possible to ask a browser to print using the screen CSS rather than the print CSS?
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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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Role of OSI layers when we open a url in browser?

I have searched on this topic a lot but I am not able to understand how and where OSI layers (Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Datalink, Physical) come into picture in the whole ...
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How can I download and install a browser on a new installation of Windows 7E?

In Europe, Windows 7E comes without a browser, it now has a chicken-and-a-egg problem where users don't have a browser to use to download and install a browser. What is the simplest way that a user ...
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How can I disable “Are you sure you want to leave this page” popups in Chrome?

Is there a way to disable the Are you sure you want to leave this page? message on a website? I'm using Chrome.
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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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Do third party cookies have common uses other than advertising?

If I disable third-party cookies in my web browser is this likely to cause me many issues when browsing the web? In particular, do they have common uses other than advertising?
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Some pages in Chrome always redirect to ransom page at http://system-check-fyeltkhn.in

This is so weird and random that I have a problem explaining it fully. Since yesterday, those behaviors started: Some pages in Chrome are be always redirected to: ...
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How to disable Microsoft hostname lookup “enhancements”?

Recently, I found if I enter a single word query "blah" into a browser (Firefox or Safari) on my home Windows machine (not connected to domain) then search is redirected to Bing, instead of my default ...
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Looking for a way to make a grid on the screen to help position elements [duplicate]

I'm working with CSS and at times it's hard to see if something's centred. Is there a program or some way built into a browser that I can make a grid appear on the screen? I'm using FireFox on Windows ...
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How can I access a website which only allows Internet Explorer users to view it?

My university website is designed in such a way that just users with Internet Explorer can use it and if you try to access it through other browsers(like: chrome or firefox) it wont allow; Is there ...
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Middle clicking a link on chrome sometimes also switches the current tab to the new one

In chrome, most of the time, when i middle click on a link (text or image), it opens a new tab and the current tab does not change. This is the expected behaviour. However, some websites have links ...
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Are there proper statistics for browser user shares?

Like all web companies, Internet Explorer 6 gives us a hard time. Although Google Analytics statistics from our own websites give a good impression of local browser shares and the way they are ...
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Modify entries in browser url autocomplete bar

Recently a website I often visit changed its domain name. As a result, all of my browser's URL autocomplete entries are incorrect. They point to example.com instead of example2.com. I'm interested in ...
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How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?

I'm using Chromium (Version 30.0.1599.114 Ubuntu 12.10) under Linux. I'm trying to access a website that claims that it doesn't work under Linux. Of course, this is most likely crazy since the web is ...
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Can I disable certificate error/warning in Firefox/Chrome/Internet Explorer?

Exactly as the title says; I don't mind which browser, I just want to type "https://........" and see the page normally without any certificate error, knowing that I might risk myself by allowing an ...
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Opening local document files in Google Docs

Is there any way that I could simply double click on a document file and have it open Chrome straight into google docs?
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Google chrome is reading characters backwards

Google Chrome is my favorite browser, and I can't imagine going on without it. Suddenly (without closing and re-opening) the browser; chrome has been reading characters upside down, very weird: ...
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How can I select which browser a link from miscellaneous applications open in each time?

I want to be able to select which browser a link from a non-browser app opens in - similar to how Android handles link opening from non-browser apps. Does anyone know of an application that sets ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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Why jeditable WYSIWYG plugin behave differently in different web-browsers? [closed]

Normally when we type a sentence in an wysiwyg editor and if we need one in next line we use to press the enter key and it will automatically insert a <br> tag. But when we use the jeditable ...
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Firefox 33 doesn't see Java Plugin

I am trying to enable Java (not JavaScript) in my Firefox v. 33 so that I can use applets within the browser. Currently, I just get a dark gray box across the whole screen when I try to load an ...
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Crop and capture screen software/plugin for Windows 7 [closed]

Does anyone know of any software or a browser extension that lets me capture what's on my screen and crop it by ratio? I have Photoshop but don't want to keep opening it just to capture a simple ...
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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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Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes?

HTTP starts with two slashes. E.g. http://example.com. Same goes for FTP. E.g. ftp://example.com. However, file "URLs" start with three slashes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would ...
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Do web browsers use different outgoing ports for different tabs?

In a web browser that supports having multiple tabs, such as Firefox, do different tabs that go to different website domains use a dedicated port for each domain?. Or does the browser use a single ...
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How do I print with the screen stylesheet?

A number of websites that I use have really bad stylesheets for the print media, but their screen stylesheets are quite good. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore the print stylesheet and ...
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Command line browser with js support

Does anybody know good command line browser with js support? Ideally I need following ability: some-browser http://example.com > ~/page.html It means that cli browser download html, execute js ...
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How to track url redirects in the browser?

When I type http://example.com/load/ in my browser and press ENTER, this website redirects me to http://example.com/load/1/, from there to http://example.com/load/2/ and then I finally landed on ...
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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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How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?

The bad thing about Flash video was that it required a third-party plugin to play the content. The good thing was I could select which content to play; using the click-to-play feature in Firefox and ...
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Can a website see/know my MAC address even if I use a VPN?

I have searched other results and read many of them but I could not get an enough information. My question is that can a website see my MAC address or can they have an information about that I'm the ...
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How to get WYSIWYP (print what you see) in a web browser?

When I print a web page from my browser, I expect to get on paper exactly the content I'm seeing in the browser. To be precise: I expect the browser to render the same page contents the same way, ...
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Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?

I want to prevent users of my personal Google Chrome browser from navigating away from the defined homepage except for refreshing the page. More "for science" than anything else - how can I do this ...
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Disable auto-refresh tabs in Chrome Desktop

Since a recent update in Chrome (Windows, desktop) if I change to some tabs, which haven't been opened for a longer time, Chrome automatically performs a refresh on the page. It only happens, when the ...
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Is it possible for hackers to steal password stored in your browser?

I was just wondering if Windows XP passwords can be hacked. Then why can't a hacker just hack my passwords stored in my browser? Is it possible for someone to know my browser-saved password ...
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Disable SSLv3 in major browsers

As the question suggests: How to disable support of the SSL version 3 and set TLS version 1 as minimum (oldest) protocol supported in order to defend against POODLE. One can test a browser with this ...
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How can visiting a webpage infect your computer?

My mother's computer recently became infected with some sort of rootkit. It began when she received an email from a close friend asking her to check out some sort of webpage. I never saw it, but my ...
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My browsers won't use my full screen resolution and also use different resolutions between them

My screen resolution is actually 3200x1800, but when I'm in a browser it acts like I have a smaller resolution. How do I get my browsers to use my full resolution? On Chrome it's using 1280x720, ...
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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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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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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, the copied text is appended with something like: ...
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What is the Shortcut Key for the Firefox Orange Button?

What is the Shortcut Key for the orange button at the upper left portion of the Firefox 4 window? I tried ALT+F, but this only brings up the hidden "File" menu.
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how to Create browser shortcut which will open certain pages?

I don't like desktop email management softwares, such as outlook or zimbra, in the same time, i own more than 5 important email accounts,and want to keep updated when i receive any email on any of ...
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What functionality would I lose if I disable browser-based Java?

I am reading that disabling Java—not JavaScript—will make my computer safer form malicious software attacks. All indications are that it will indeed make it safer, but there are no real reasons out ...
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How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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How to test that SNI is supported by given webbrowser?

I just want to test this: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Server_Name_Indication on different webbrowsers. (if it's working or not) I know I could Google HTTPS sites using the: ...
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How to tell `links` to ignore expired SSL certificate and proceed?

I'm using the links browser and trying to connect to an HTTPS site. I then get: Verification failure: certificate has expired this is "fine" (i.e. was decided to be tolerated) for this ...
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Trying to save a Flash video in my cache - where do temporary Flash files get stored with Firefox?

I am watching a video lecture which seems to be in Adobe Flash and I want to save it. I'm using Firefox to view this website. My about:cache result is below, if that helps. Memory cache device ...
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How can you configure Chrome to open new browser instances in new windows rather than in a tab? [duplicate]

I want to create new Chrome windows (no tabs) from outside of Chrome, e.g. by running Chrome.exe multiple times. How can I do this so as to get a single Chrome window? The default result is to ...