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 can I always open certain URLs/domains in certain browsers?

My main browser is Firefox, so I want most URLs to open there when I've clicked on them from Thunderbird. But I want to look at Google+ in Chrome, where it's faster; likewise a few other ...
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Opening multiple web links causes pages to 404 or timeout

I'm using chrome/firefox on windows 7, on fiber, at the office. When browsing the web and opening multiple concurrent pages some of them will 404, timeout, or hang. This doesn't seem to happen to ...
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Why a (banded) black to indigo gradient causes my Dell LCD screen to flicker?

Not my background, but it flickers in Fx5, Chrome 12 and IE8 on my Dell LCD. If it does, can someone tell me why?
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What information about my computer can a browser send to a web server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What hardware information about your PC's can gathered by websites/ISP's? I'm very curious about the limitations of the a capabilities of a browser to send the ...
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Limit Chrome's bandwidth

For web development purposes, I want to be able to throttle the bandwidth Chrome uses, especially for localhost connections. I know that the add-on "Firefox Throttle" does that in Firefox; is there a ...
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Lighter web browser with IE core?

I cannot replace IE with Firefox or Chrome completely because some work would be much more convenient using IE because of the native support of Outlook OWA. However, IE is just too heavy. Is there ...
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shortcut to access a value in a drop down box (in web browser)

Is there a way to access a value in a drop down box in Google Chrome? Like when i sign up for services I always have to put my country so I have to select the combox and type S. But even still I ...
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Customize “Your Most Popular Sites” in IE?

In IE9 the default New Tab behavior is to show a grid of what it thinks are the sites you most often visit ("Your Most Popular Sites"). Pretty accurate, but I'd like to customize this page. Maybe pin ...
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How to save “scroll state” of PDF file in Chrome?

Chrome does not save the "scroll state" of a PDF file. (Try opening a PDF file, closing the tab, and then re-opening it with CtrlShiftT. Or restart the browser after selecting "Settings" → "On ...
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Why do I have to wait before download? [closed]

Why is there a dialog "Your download will start in 5 seconds" on many sites? And they even always provide direct link. Why not just point browser directly to file (which always works perfectly for ...
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Shortcut keys disabled on Chrome menu

Why are all the shortcut keys on my main menu in Chrome disabled? I'm doing extensive debugging, and instead of the convenience of Ctrl + Shift + J for the JavaScript console I always have to go ...
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Is Java browser dependent?

It seems that if you download Java from Java.com (not SDK or anything, just the regular java runtime), it gives you different versions depending on the browser you used. So if I use 3 browsers ...
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Is it possible to make Opera not to run any plugin before I'll click on it?

I want to prohibit opera 11 browser from running plugins (like flash and java) before I will click on plugin content. E.g. When I go to http://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php?action=log&js=yes it ...
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Windows 7 (home) - How to select text in hypertext links

I have seen many duplicate questions like this, this and on the Windows 7 Forums, but none of them have a satisfactory and perfect solution. Here's my problem: I was reading this article; in the ...
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Is there a way to measure the level of security provided by a browser?

I am attempting to locate a lightweight browser that adheres to security standards when browsing the web and was wondering if I can measure the level of security provided by each browser so that I can ...
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K-Meleon fails to load pages that use SSL

I recently downloaded K-Meleon however when attempting to browse pages or sites that use SSL, I am presented with a page that reads as attached.
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Unable to drag images out of browser

I used to be able to drag images out of Google Chrome and drop them into Windows Explorer or programs like Photoshop. Over the past while this has become erratic, sometimes working and others not, and ...
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Is Epiphany the only browser for Gnome supporting password storage in keyring?

Is Epiphany the only browser for Gnome supporting password storage in keyring? Firefox and Chromium both seem to store login credentials in own storage thus limiting interoperability.
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Is there a one click dictionary app for Opera browser as in Firefox and Chrome?

There is this wonderful one click dictionary extension for firefox and chrome with the help of which I can know the meanings of any words on a web page on the fly. This extensions searches the ...
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Automatically clear cache of all major browsers installed

I would like a way to clear cache from all my locally installed browsers - quickly and easily. A simple utility that would ask "Clear all browser caches?" with Yes/No. Just the major browsers -IE, ...
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Do i really need to clear my browser cache after using a https site to protect the privacy of the pages i visited?

I've seen a number of online banking sites which, after logging out, have a message recommending that I clear my browser cache to ensure my private banking information remains secure. Is that really ...
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Temporarily disable Javascript for inactive Chrome tabs (except for whitelisted urls) - until active again?

I often am researching stuff, and need lots of tabs open but Chrome can get very slow. I notice that often memory seems to be increasing for chrome processes - even ones I am not interacting with. I ...
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All Browsers automatically go “back” in history

I am suffering from a strange behaviour of Windows XP on my HP Pavilion DV2000 laptop: when I open any browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE, ...) it always automatically goes back to the previous page, until ...
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Time off for some sites?

The time displayed for when a message has been posted on various sites is off by 3 hours (it is late). Some known sites that have this problem for me are: Twitter, Google+, OpenStudy. The time ...
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How to *really* set chrome as the default Ubuntu browser

I want Chrome to be my default browser for everything. I don't want Firefox to open unless I want to use it explicitly. I've tried telling Chrome to set itself as the default I tried the ...
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How to expand favorites bar in Opera 11.50?

I just updated to Opera 11.50 and now my favorites bar is shortened to 1 row. This is what I mean (large version): How can I expand it to the height of the grey scribbled area? (~12 rows)
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All browsers won't reload/refresh, even if Ctrl+F5 is pressed

I'm working on a wordpress theme which is hosted on Hostgator. Now whenever I add/remove a widget, then I reload the page altered, but nothing happened. Even if I press Ctrl+F5. It happens on all ...
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Web fonts not displaying correctly in some browsers

When I view certain sites I get text that looks outlined like the image below: The first font in the font-family css for this is helvetica neue. I'm on a windows machine and don't have this font, ...
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Does Google Desktop Search index also page content from web history?

I know Google Desktop can search web history from a number of browsers, but it is unclear to me if this history indexes only general browsing data (like page title) or also the actual page content of ...
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Load pages in background with Google Chrome

I'd like to be able to make the browser load a bunch of web pages in the background each time I launch Chrome. This way, once I click on one of them, it displays right away. The best would be to get ...
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How to easily copy hyperlinks in web pages

Two related questions that come up for me in Firefox and perhaps elsewhere in Windows 7 when coming across a link like this: How to Select Hyperlink Text in Google Chrome? While reading html/a web ...
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Transfer history from firefox to chrome?

This might sound like a silly question but i'd like to transfer all my history (specifically links i clicked on) from firefox to chrome. Is there an easy way to do that?
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Youtube videos all appear transparent in Chrome (I can see through to my desktop — see pic!) [closed]

MBP 6,2 :: Google Chrome 13.0.782.32 beta :: Adobe Flash Player 10,3,181,26 UPDATE: only Youtube is affected. Vimeo, other flash, etc. all works great. Hello. I recently had to hard reboot my MBP. ...
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What is the purpose of Mozilla's “Rapid Release Plan”? [closed]

Per Wikipedia : Firefox 5 is the first release as part of Mozilla's new rapid release plan, matching Google Chrome's rapid release schedule and rapid version number increments. From the same ...
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Why is Internet Explorer not a standards-compliant browser?

Disclaimer: This is not a rant question whatsoever. I do a lot of web development and I manipulate websites on a daily basis at my work. Something I always come across when fixing things is that ...
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Prevent automatic proxy settings change in Windows

I have my office workstation where some script is running in the background and changes the proxy setting to some pre-defined value which I don't want to use. I have to check the proxy setting every ...
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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 can I get a virus by just visiting a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a computer be infected by malware through web browser? It is common knowledge that you can get a virus just by visiting a website. But how is this possible? Do ...
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How to get a web browser without one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download and install a browser on a new installation of Windows 7E? If my only web browser is no working, is there a way to get another one using only the ...
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Stop arrow keys changing pages when on Google.com [closed]

I find that when I type search terms into a browser, suggestions come up. Not from history but popular search terms. Fine. But When I hold the forward arrow to put the cursor at the end of what i've ...
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Not receiving Firefox update notifications

I am running as a standard user on Windows 7. It seems unless I run as administrator I don't receive notifications that a new Firefox update is out, and thus no opportunity to update aside from doing ...
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Getting notified of Adobe Flash updates

I am using the latest version of Firefox with Adobe Flash plugin as a standard user on Windows 7. I notice that I do not get notified of a pending update unless I happen to close and reopen my ...
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Set Internet Explorer as the default browser from the command line

Is it possible to set Internet Explorer as the default browser to launch from the command line? I have a web application that only runs under Internet Explorer, but if it happens that Firefox is ...
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How to sync all data (bookmarks, passwords, history) between 2 browsers?

Im interested in a way to sync everything between 2 browsers, could be IE and Chrome on 1 PC. Or Chrome on my work and home computer. Mainly im after Bookmarks, passwords, history etc. I am aware of ...
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Text based webbrowser that supports JavaScript?

If I lynx beforeitsnews.com then I can't see the page because it needs a JavaScript compatible webbrowser. Are there any text-based webbrowsers that supports JavaScript?:
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how to set default browser for broadcast in Ubuntu 11.04

omnipresent ~/rails $ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser [sudo] password for xxxx: There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser). Selection ...
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Password-Sync (browser) with AUTH TLS support?

I'm looking for a addon/plugin or standalone software-solution to sync passwords with my own servers by using AUTH TLS. In fact, I do not trust projects like Firefox-Sync or LASTPASS and my superior ...
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Is there a second browser I can install on PClinuxOS Gnome?

I can't seem to find an alternative browser to the default browser "Firefox" that will install on PClinuxOS 10.12 with Gnome desktop. Does anyone know of a browser that will install on PClinuxOS ...
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Add-on for automatic URL shortening in browser

Are there any plugins or third party apps/add-ons/extensions in Firefox, Chrome, or any other browser which shortens copied URLs on the go?
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How to simulate slow internet connection

I currently deploy with GAE (google app engine) and I try to implement some AJAX validation. So I got a couple text-fields and "spinners" (ajax loaders) which should be displayed when an AJAX request ...