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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Is there a way to view cookies in Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer

In Firefox, if you have the Web Developer plugin installed you can view the cookies a particular site has setup in the browser. Is there a way/plugin to do that in another of the other browsers?
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How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?

Well, pretty much my question is the title. I use Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 and was wondering how I could disable the automatic cursor placement when accessing ...
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Browser requests stopping in weird places

When I make web requests in any browser to a page that might have a lot of JavaScript references it seems like it'll get through them all or the last one and stop processing the page. I have to go to ...
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Linux: GUI browsers do not honor '/etc/services' service names

I'd like to avoid remembering common port names: e.g. for my CUPS it's http://localhost:631/. I know that there're service names (named aliases for ports) in '/etc/services': $ cat /etc/services | ...
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How to Log Into a Web App Simultaneously with Different Account?

I want to log into a web application, using at least ten account names at one single point of time ( I am not trying to do anything illegal, so don't worry). AFAIK, each tab in Chrome will share the ...
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Different DNS servers for different browsers

On the same Windows XP PC, is it possible to set up different DNS servers for different browsers? How? I want to use a DNS server for Firefox, another one for Internet Explorer and another one for ...
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ubuntu: file browser as root?

Is it possible to run "File Browser" as root on the latest version of Ubuntu (Jaunty)? I'd like to create a launcher (shortcut) to run File Browser this way.
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How to stop flash from raising my CPU temperature?

I've found that, although my laptop CPU temperature is usually 50-65C, whenever I keep running flash applications on any of my two browsers (chrome, firefox) it gradually keeps rising, to the point of ...
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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Firefox multi row tab bar?

Is there an extension for Firefox that gives you a multi-row tab bar?, and if possible the rows should not shuffle up and down, like the Windows tab bars typically do.
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Flash hangs screen, first reboot after that shows blank screen

A couple of times a day, my laptop screen hangs (together w/ the cursor) and forces me to reboot by pressing the button. I've noticed that EVERY time this happens I have a browser window with a flash ...
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Browser stop working when i am downloading big files

I am on mac leopard, and when i am downloading big files using igetter, like yesterday i was downloading 2GB of file, during this time firefox and safari stop working, why it is so and how i can fix ...
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Make default browser whichever one is currently running?

I switch back and forth between Firefox, Safari, and WebKit all the time. When I click a link in Mail, for example, it will use the system's default browser, but I really want to make it use whatever ...
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Browser settings to block css and images

I'm looking for a way to browse the web without the distraction of colours and images. Most of the time, I like colours and images in web sites but there are occasions when I just want to get to the ...
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Internet Work; Yet Browsers Don't

My friend is having a problem with his web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox, yet he his internet is active. He is currently talking to me on msn, which kinda proves that ...
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Safari and IIS Windows Integrated Security

Is it possible to use Safari4 with an IIS hosted Intranet site that uses IntegratedSecurity (NTLM)? InternetExplorer and Firefox are capable of dealing with it. I couldn't find a way to get it working ...
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How to get passwords from Opera Password manager?

How I get my passwords from Password manager at Opera? Is there easy solution? I mean like firefox style.
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firefox: don't save error pages in history

Can I configure Firefox so that error pages are not kept in the history? If I enter once a mistaken URL, say superusre.com, it is kept in my history. Every time I start typing supe... it is suggested ...
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Managing Bookmarks the better way

Somehow I am not a great fan of Browser Bookmarks, what would be an alternative solution to managing my Browsing links, sometimes I like only a section of the page and would like to tag them and keep ...
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Firefox plugin for tampering browser type

I used to have this firefox plugin that allows me to tamper the request such that it tricks the server thinking that the request comes from iPhone or etc etc. Certain sites have detection to show ...
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How to disable / get rid of the Mozilla Quality Feedback program?

How do I get rid of 'Mozilla Quality Feedback' program, which appears in my taskbar every time I start Firefox? Clicking on it does nothing.
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How do I update my Firefox in Ubuntu?

How do I update my Firefox in Ubuntu. i.e. I want a newer version
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Internet kiosk for motel lobby?

I'm looking to set up a simple internet kiosk in the lobby of a motel. For security, I think it's best if I set up a simple Linux distribution whose only user-accessible program is a browser. Would ...
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Force-refreshing only JavaScript files in Firefox and Chrome

I want to clear only JavaScript files from my web browsers (Firefox and Chrome). I am doing JavaScript debugging, and it's annoying that my JS just won't get updated whenever I change my JS files. The ...
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Google groups rendering ads over the top of the post I'm trying to read

I'm trying to read this but Google's layout is rendering a menu and collection of text ads over the top left of the post so I can't read it. Does anyone know how to fix this so I can see the content? ...
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Google chrome asking for username and password for OWA

i have a question about the google chrome browser. When i navigate to my work's Outlook Web Access site to read my emails, the chrome browser is prompting me for a username and password to the server ...
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Controlling the fontsize across multiple browsers

I've got 3 browsers on my Windows XP Pro: Firefox 3.5.2, Opera 10 and IE 7. All pages are displayed fine in FF. Opera and IE seem to have a very similar issue: Both upsize fonts even though zoom mode ...
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Preventing Opera from switching over to new tab

How do I prevent Opera from switching over to the tab I opened when I click on 'Open in new tab'? This feature of Opera is driving me nuts! Is there a setting or something that I can change so that ...
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How to “drag and drop” folders or multiple HTML files into a browser and have them open in multiple tabs

I save pages that I browse on the net and find interesting into a folder called C:\PageSaves Later, during the commute, I open these pages to see what they are and move them into a neatly categorized ...
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What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser?

What happens behind the scenes when we type www.cnn.com in a browser and how does information gets displayed on the screen? A technical explanation would be highly appreciated.
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What's wrong with my OS X web browsers?

My OS X Tiger machine's browsers often don't work. Usually the page just times out. If I clear the cache, then often it will work once, then fail again. Sites I view frequently usually fail to load ...
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Start default browser with its default search engine from Windows command line

Is it possible from the Windows command line to both: Start the default web browser and have it query the default search engine within that browser The command would work correctly in this type of ...
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Problems with text that appears when hovering in Firefox

You know how when you hover over an image or a link, or even a form box, you'll get a little box of text that appears? Well, I get an empty box. Not sure what might be blocking that text from ...
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Utility for converting printouts to a large font

My grandmother would like to be able to print articles from the web in large type, so that any visually impaired people she distributes the printouts to will have a better chance at reading them. She ...
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“Recently Closed Tabs” in google chrome new beta version?

Earlier there was a "Recently Closed Tabs" section in sidebar of google chrome browser which shows the "links of websites" tabs which are closed recently. Yesterday I have updated to new beta version ...
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Three finger Page Up / Page Down in Safari/Chrome

Firefox 3.x has a "three finger" gesture using the trackpad to perform Page Up and Page Down, but neither Safari or Google Chrome has it. Is there a way to enable this gesture on those applications? ...
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IE7 – annoying delay after opening new tab

I liked the idea of tabbed browsing when IE7 came out. However, when I press Ctrl+T (new tab) IE opens new tab, and for some time it becomes irresponsible, new tab is displaying “Connecting”. This ...
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I want my HTML 5 <video>

I'm very excited about the new HTML 5 video tag, which lets website authors embed videos in web pages without using Flash or Silverlight. I'd like to see some more of what's possible for this coming ...
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Your browser's cookie functionality is turned off. Please turn it on

I am currently working in existing project to upgrade it. The problem is when i click a link in the form i got an error "Your browser's cookie functionality is turned off. Please turn it on". Could ...
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Installing IE7 without a working IE6

I'm working with a relative's PC with Windows XP (gold edition) on it, and for some reason, their IE6 is not working at all. Is there a way to get IE7 installed on their PC without a working Internet ...
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Local links ( in browsers ) on *nix systems

On Windows I can access files directly from the browser ( or at least I have it configured currently, forget if it was native like this ) with the file:// protocol, so I can access files from say the ...
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Where can I download the offline installer of Google chrome?

Where can I download the offline installer of Google chrome?
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Is there an “about:config” (Firefox) In Google's Chrome?

Anything similar to "about:config" (Firefox) In Google's Chrome ?
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neohapsis “distcrack” applet : what does it do? Suspicious!

I went to this page on neohapsis about the latest Linux kernel bug. I kept this URL opened in a tab and I noticed that my CPU was at full load... Weird. Then after looking around for a while I notice ...
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Back button of Adobe PDF Reader after clicking a hyperlink whose target is on the same document

PDF documents have hyperlinks to the contents on the same document (analogous to "#section" hrefs for an HTML document). Where's the back button to go back to the page I was on (where I clicked the ...
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Meaning of the clockwise/counter-clockwise rolling circle in Google Chrome

When using Google Chrome I've observed that the icon that holds the favicon.ico shows a rolling circle before a page is fully loaded. It appears as if the circle is rolling counter-clockwise when the ...
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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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How can I view unformatted RSS XML in a browser?

The IE7 option of unchecking the box in tools/content/settings is no longer working for me, weirdly enough. Does anyone have any other ideas how I can see the unformatted XML in either IE, FF3, or ...
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How to share favorites among different browsers?

I often use different browsers (IE7.0/8.0, Firefox 3.5, and Chrome) at work and home. My favorite browser is Firefox, but I am still forced to use the other two because some intranet sites don't ...
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Is there a standard meaning for _csuid/__qsa in cookies?

I was perusing my cookies, and discovered several cookies from various different sites, which all have the same value. They are all named "_csuid". I have another set, all from different sites, all ...