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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How do I change Firefox's user agent via about:config?

My work has blocked Internet access with Firefox. I know how to change the value of “general.useragent.extra.firefox” through about:config, but when I try to change it to IE, I still can’t access any ...
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Browser crashes while playing videos

Hey, I have a new PC (HP dv6t with integrated graphic card) with windows 7 installed. When i watch videos (youtube, divx, etc) the browser eventualy crashes. It happens after some time (15-60minutes) ...
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Is there a quick way to remove browser decorations

I'm finding that more and more applications use browsers as their user interface and I am caught in a dilemma. When browsing I want a browser window to have browser buttons, navigation icons, etc. ...
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How can I make Google Chrome's App Mode open external links in an external browser?

I'm using Google Chrome to set up site-specific browsers for Gmail, Google Reader, and such, so that I can use them like desktop applications. I've pretty much gotten it to work, except that external ...
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How to make google Chrome omnibar search sites permanent?

In google Chrome, when you have visited a site, say wikipedia.com, your can thereafter search the site directly from the omnibar by typing in a few letters then hitting tab. However, I noticed that ...
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could not open connection to the host, on port 80: connection failed

I have a problem HTTP port with my computer. I've installed Kaspersky with trail 30 days. Recently kaspersky trail has expired. Then I tried to lunch Firefox browser. It said me "No Connection". Then ...
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Getting around an HTML in-page pop-up ad?

Trying to watch a video on a website, but there is a large CPA (Cost per action/PPA) popover that is sitting on the page blocking the view of the video in question. The video plays, but how do I get ...
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What happens when you type a URL in your browser and hit enter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser. ... Describe everything that happens from the time you hit enter, to the time your browser receives a ...
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Only browser causes BSOD — all other TCP operations okay

A few weeks ago I started getting BSODs -- mostly in TCPIP.SYS, but occassionally Memory Parity. I had some viruses which are now all removed. I got new memory -- didn't fix it. Over time I was ...
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Google Chrome mouse wheel takes keyboard focus

I recently switched the default browser on all my machines from Firefox to Google Chrome. In general I’m loving Chrome but there is one behaviour that is driving me nuts. Scrolling with the mouse ...
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Disable work offline in Internet Explorer 8

I am using Windows 7, and IE8. Often, when I have IE8 open, and I resume the computer from sleep, I get the question about working offline - even if at that moment the wireless connection is ...
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How do I allow a remote user to connect to a web app running on my PC?

I have created a web application in Eclipse, and a DB2 database server is running on my PC. I can access the web application through the address http://localhost:8080/LimsWeb I used Team Viewer ...
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Looking for a AutoZoom browser plugin

I have a pretty large 24" wide screen with a pretty high resolution. When I browse, some sites have a fixed layout and there is basically a narrow column. So I typically zoom in to the point just ...
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Make Excel 2007 open hyperlinks in Firefox

In Excel 2007, when I click a hyperlink, it opens in IE. I'm running XP Professional SP3. Firefox is set as my default browser. Links in Word and Outlook open in Firefox. But Excel opens them in IE. ...
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internet explorer on ubuntu

I need IE on my Ubuntu Karmic, better yet various versions of IE at the same time. What's the best and most reliable solution? Tx
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What proxy package to install under Ubuntu/OpenSUSE

I am looking for a software to isntall under Ubuntu or OpenSUSE so that my server can provide proxy to internal users. The proxy needs to support HTTP and HTTPS. Then, All I need to do is to point to ...
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Automatically change urls in browser

We have a monitor at the office that runs a couple of of full screen applications that keep track of different parts of our production environment. I'd now like to have a way to flip between 3-4 ...
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How can I make Firefox remember my session while still clearing the browsing history on close?

I am aware, thanks to a thread [1], that Firefox doesn't save sessions when browsing history is cleared at close, as effectively the open tabs are themselves cleared from the history before the ...
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Ubuntu terminal command to open window to CWD?

Is there a command to open a gui browser (not the web kind, the xwindows kind) to the current working directory in the terminal? For example, I'm working in the terminal, /im/in/some/dir/somewhere$ ...
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Firefox restarting problem

I'm using Firefox 3.0.13 in Ubuntu 8.10 and I have a problem that it suddenly disables the back, forward, refresh, stop options. After updating Firefox using following commands sudo apt-get update ...
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64 bit web browsers

Are there any good 64 bit web browsers. I like using firefox and chrome.
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Web-browsing error: No Suitable Nodes Are Available to Perform Your Request?

I have tried to open some sites on my PC and instead of opening the site requested, i get this "No Suitable Nodes are available to perform your request" e.g http://www.aol.com I have contacted my ...
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Is there a way to opt-out the download bar on the bottom of Chrome?

I just think it's annoying, that every time when I download something in Chrome I need to manually click the bottom download bar to make it away. Is there a way to disable the download bar showing on ...
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Why is web browsing slow when I use a router, while torrents are fine?

I don't know if this is happening to anyone else. I am fairly sure my router may be dying. When I connect my computer to the cable modem directly, I get great internet service. Large downloads like ...
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how can i download files from rapidshare or megaupload on Ubuntu terminal?

How can i download rapidshare files ( i have premium access) on my ubuntu server. it doesn't have any gui.
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switching the browser AIR apps open links in on Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10, and my default browser is Google Chrome. However, Adobe Air apps always open links in Firefox for some reason. Both DestroyTwitter and TweetDeck do it. Does anyone know how to ...
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Any free programs to check OS version, browser and screen resolution?

I am looking for a small, preferably free tool which my non-techie customer can download on their machine and when run, it gives them following OS Name version Browser name, version Screen ...
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Browsing \\computer\share fails, but net use \\computer\share works?

I've had mixed results with using Windows Explorer to browse remote file shares. The setup: I'm at work on Windows XP SP3 Files are at home on Windows XP SP3 Two separate VPNs are available to ...
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Why can't the Adobe Flash player send key strokes it doesn't handle to the browse in which it is running?

I'm a heavy web user that uses the address bar constantly while browsing the web. I often use Ctrl + T to open a new tab or Ctrl + D to move focus to the address bar so it is very annoying that these ...
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Left pane behavior of Windows Explorer in Windows 7

On Windows 7, when I use Windows Explorer (the "hard disk browser", not the website browser), I am constantly annoyed by a particular detail. I navigate to a directory in the left pane's tree ...
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Why does my browser not open up a URL that is just an image?

Sometimes when I view an image (just an image, something like http://www.example.com/blah.jpg), it sometimes opens up the image and other times I am asked which program I want to use to view the ...
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How do computers store webpages that you have visited?

How does a computer store webpages that you have visited so that upon examination of the harddrive at a later date, it is possible to re-visit those pages whether they are fragmented or complete and ...
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Google Chrome on Mac and localhost issues

Just wondering, has anyone installed Google Chrome on Mac OSX and can no longer connect to localhost websites? I've just installed Google Chrome, only change I've made and all my browsers can no ...
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Looking for web spider/download program which can use existing browser cookies and can process Javascript

I'm looking for a program to spider a web site* and download the content to disk. I've got the following requirements though which appear to trip up the programs I've tried: The site's logon ...
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How to install Google's chrome on CentOS 5.3?

Google released their Chrome browser for linux but I got an error when installing. I was informed that I need a higher lsb version? What is lsb? Where can I find the latest lsb package/source ? By ...
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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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Setting the default zoom level for Acrobat Reader browser plugin

I have a large monitor and when a PDF file is opened in my browser with the PDF plugin the letters are tiny with 100% zoom level. Every time I have to set it to 200% manually to be able to read the ...
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How to optimize google chrome?

How to optimize google chrome? I know that it is already fast, but do you know of some way that can make it even faster.
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Browsers on my laptop demonstrate strange behaviour

I work for a web software company and in recent months my laptop has begun demonstrating some strange behaviour on certain websites that none of my colleagues are able to replicate. It seemed to come ...
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Can the Firefox password manager store and manage passwords for multiple sub-domains or different URLs in the same domain?

Can the Firefox password manager store and manage passwords for multiple sub-domains, or for multiple URLs in the same domain? The default behavior of Firefox is that all requests for *.domain.com ...
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How do I mask the Firefox browser signature?

Does anyone know of a way to mask the Firefox browser signature, so that it looks like Internet Explorer to the rest of the world? I know there is a plugin to use the IE rendering engine, but that ...
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default font color, background, etc

Is there a way to read PDFs in a font and font color of your choosing? Is there a way to view all your websites in a web background of your choosing? I remember in Windows Opera there was a way to ...
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Alternative browsers for iPod touch? [closed]

So now that I've gotten more comfortable with this iPod touch I think I need a better browser. Is there anything else besides Safari?
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Every internet browser I have crashes!

Every internet browser I have crashes! This happens after about two minutes of browsing. I am fully up to date on all updates. Newest Mac OS, newest Firefox, newest Safari. Tried everything from ...
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commands from URL bar?

I love chrome and I notice that I often type "labrador lifespan" into my browser URL bar to ask google that particular question, "weather" (google searches "weather" and is smart, displays my local ...
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What is a fast and modern OS for an old iBook G3?

I have a couple old iBooks G3 with 800 MHz, 256MB RAM and a CD drive. I am looking for suggestions of what would be the best OS to install. The OS should have a modern web browser and be fast. ...
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Is there a new Safari bug with the File Browse/Upload control?

I support a website for my job that includes a few pages that do File Uploads. We haven't touched those pages in months. But in the last few days, we've suddenly been fielding calls from Mac users who ...
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Set a Default Digital Certificate

We have a site that requires SSL digital certificates and have issued client side certificates to allow users to connect. The users are now complaining that when they browse to our site they are ...
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Mac OS 9 Browsers

I have a client who doesn't want to upgrade to OS X because of licenses, and needing to update software etc. The last time I did some browsing on his computer, using a very old version of Internet ...
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Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode?

Seems like both Firefox and Safari on Mac cannot show the webpage in a full screen mode? On the PC, it would be F11 for Firefox or IE... but on the Mac, the F11 is for volume control (sound), and ...