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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Do browsers change URLs of saved bookmarks in response to 301 redirection?

HTTP status code 301 is used to indicate that content has moved permanently, and that the returned URL should be used to access the requested content in future. RFC 2616 says Clients with link ...
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Browsing iTunes University

I recently discovered iTunes U and have been downloading a number of lectures, but I'd like to find more stuff in areas I'm interested in and iTunes U seems to want none of it. When I select a ...
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Run Safari 4 and 5 on the same PC?

With the new release of 5 is it possible to run Safari 4 and 5 on the same PC at the same time?
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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
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Javascript Methodname is replaced with !==

On the server lies a html file with javascript code included. This javascript code includes a method called something like "CheckObject". This file works for all users, except one specific (but ...
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Font rendering in Internet Explorer vs other browsers on Windows XP

I have four browsers installed on my Windows XP SP3 machine: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5, Safari 4, and Google Chrome. For whatever reason, fonts appeared to be rendered differently in IE than ...
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Is this Cross-browser Test mean that IE 9.0 is the best?

Is the results in this http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/ietestcenter mean that IE 9.0 will be the best of all browsers next years ?
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Browsers forwarding to random website automatically

i have a strange problem... whenever i type any website name in the browser (mozilla or IE), instead of showing the website i typed it forwards to another website this happend when i installed a ...
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Multiple “preferred” browsers - spawning certain browsers for certain 'regions' (XP)

I would like to be able to split my preferred browsers in Windows XP so that IE opens some sites (external), and Firefox opens all others (internal). Is there a way to do this in Windows XP?
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Is Maxthon just plain old internet explorer under the hood?

Is the Maxthon browser just plain old IE under the hood? Or is it written from the ground up?
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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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The slowest Javascript Implementation in Browser

Is it Internet Explorer? I heard that JScript.NET was there for a long time and with .NET, things can be JIT'ed. Are we going to see JIT'ed javascript in IE soon?
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How can I change a search provider's URL in IE8?

Now that Google finally allows searching over HTTPS, I switched all my browsers to use https://google.com by default (I documented my effort in my blog). The only browser I couldn't change the URL ...
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Block all third party domains from web pages

When I'm browsing the web, I'd like to not be tracked by any third party services like Facebook or Google. For instance, if I visit somepage.com I don't want my browser requesting things from ...
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How to set default web browser

I'm really annoyed when I uninstall a program and then it opens up internet explorer. Can I change this to a portable web browser?Or even prevent the uninstalled program to open up a web browser.
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Clone web browser instance

Is there a tool/service that would allow 2 developers to browse the web on separate machines and have dev 1 control dev 2s session and the opposite, without the need for a hardcore remote access like ...
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Why would image thumbnails not be showing in all search engines in all browsers?

For over a week now, when I search for a word at Google, it correctly gives me some preview image thumbnails: But when I click on "images", it doesn't show me any thumbnails: The same thing ...
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Internet connectivity [closed]

I want to know the different factors which will help in having faster Internet experience, i.e. faster upload and download. Further, how do browsers like IE, Mozilla, and Opera work in enabling ...
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Is there a way to “redirect” a click on a URL in a VirtualBox guest to open in the host OS browser?

I'm using VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 10.04. I have a Windows 7 guest VM which I use almost exclusively for MS Outlook to access my Exchange mailbox. If I click a URL in Outlook it obviously opens in IE ...
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Setting a Preferred Network Adapter for browsing

My PC at work is connected to 2 networks; LAN: local corporate network for remote desktop access and very slow internet connection WAN: wireless faster internet browsing I need to be connected ...
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What web browsers support non-latin hostnames 'out of the box'?

With ICANN approving the first full Internationalised Domain Names for non-latin scripts such as Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, etc do all browsers support these character sets out of the box?
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How to get more search engines in Chrome right click?

Right now, if I select something and do a right click, the only search option I see is Search Google for 'whatever I selected' For example: How do I add more search engines to this list?
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How to change the window title of private browsing option in Firefox

How to change the window title of private browsing option in Firefox? When I use the private browsing option it shows up in the title as Private Browsing, is there a mechanism to prevent not showing ...
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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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Why does everyone think I'm using IE6?

Firefox 3.5.1 installed, but whatbrowser.org thinks that I'm using IE6 - as does twitter and youtube. I've reinstalled Firefox and disabled AddOns, but it is still registering as IE6. Any ideas?
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Firefox: Is there a way to store my tabs on the net and restore in a different machine?

I use at least two computers, Firefox is installed on both of them (latest version). Is there an addon that stores my current tabs somewhere on the net, and then restores them on a different machine? ...
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How to install the Google Earth plugin without administrator privileges?

I am developing an application with the GE api and I was wondering if I can get a browser working with Google Earth plugin without installing it from the installer, since at school I can't install ...
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How to open a C program file in browser window?

I am using Google Chrome, and I want to open .c and .cpp files as text in the browser itself. Is there any way to do that?
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After virus, Chrome & Internet Explorer won't connect to the internet, but Firefox works fine

I cannot connect to the internet with Chrome or Internet Explorer. Firefox works fine. It seems it happens when I was infected by a "Trojan Horse Generic 17.BWIK", "Trojan Horse SHeur.UHL" and ...
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PDF Download Only

On a Mac how do you download a PDF and not automatically open it in Acrobat?
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Remove Favorites button from IE8

Does anyone know how to remove the Favorites button that appears to the far left in IE8? This question is not in reference to the Favorites bar or the Favorites menu. Any help is appreciated!
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websites are not loading in chrome but they work fine in firefox

Every page I try to go to in chrome says "This webpage is not available" but websites work fine in other browsers. I recently installed http://www.getwindmill.com/ just to experiment. I think my ...
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Windows 7 not showing other computers on network

I have several other machines that are on other operating systems (XP, etc.) and they show up just fine on other machines NOT running Windows 7. However, they do not show on the Windows 7 "Network" ...
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Is there a setting in Opera to allow tabbing through links as well as form fields?

In some browsers, the tab key moves the browser’s focus through form fields and links on the current web page. In Opera (on the Mac, version 10.10), it only seems to move the focus through form ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select any word and search the default search engine using the selected word(s) as the keyword

I want to search google or whatever the default search engine is set in the browser, by selecting a few words in the web page. Can I do this with a simple shortcut, instead of copy pasting the word in ...
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control + enter in browser takes only .com?

I have this strange problem, how exactly does control + enter decides the domain of a website?? If i type stackoverflow,then hit control+enter, it works and takes to homepage, but i type ubuntuforums, ...
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How to disable browser audio?

I use Google Chrome for Windows. How to disable or mute Flash audio?
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Windows 2003 Server, can't connect to an SSL Site from IE

I am trying to connect to connect to www.czebox.cz using internet explorer on Windows 2003 server. If you have a server to test from please do, and you'll notice that it does not connect instead ...
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Prevent users from being able to change JavaScript variables

Is it possible somehow to prevent users from being able to change JavaScript variables, trough the address bar or with programs like FireBug?
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http in web browser address bar

If we type a domain name in a web browser address bar, how will it discover the correct protocol for that domain ? Example: If we type linkedin.com in a web browser address bar, how does it know to ...
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How to make shortcut link for a website for each browser?

I want to make a shortcut link for same website for each browser is it possible. For example: I have 5 link shortcut on windows desktop for Superuser.com and PC has all browsers installed. Upon ...
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How do I set this in Firefox? (open new stuff instead of old stuff)

When I open Firefox, it goes to what I closed it as. I want it to open my home page and nothing else. Not the stuff I closed it with. How do I do that?
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Utilities to view web page as text only?

I'd like to view web pages as text only on occasion, without images or fancy css backgrounds appearing. Are there any Mozilla or IE plugins that allow this? I've used Readability, and it's not bad ...
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Browsing is much slower on one PC wired to the same router - why?

Wife is not happy. It takes about 5 seconds to open a google window, versus about 1 second on the faster computer which is about 3 years old itself. Yes, it is an older computer (5 -6 years old, I'd ...
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Injection of banners in my webbrowsers possible malware

Recently I have started to suspect that I have some kind of virus on my computer. There are 3 symptoms: Banners are being displayed on pages that doesn't use commercials, for instance when viewing ...
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Browser/addon which shows what's been downloaded so far regardless of formatting and layout?

Every now and then a website becomes super-slow (but not broken) because there are too many people looking at it at the same time. When I try and view such a site, say with Firefox, I can see that it ...
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Browser keeps being really rude to me today

I've had this problem only once before, years ago. I bought a new computer the other day and last night I visited a website which Google Chrome suspected was an insecure site. So I proceeded to view ...
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How do I set the Windows default browser, for a custom application, like foobar.exe?

I have a custom application that I'd like to use in order to handle default browser requests; how do I configure Windows to use my application instead of the current default browser?
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How to get around geographic restrictions viewing online content?

Sometimes I want to watch soccer video content on British websites, but they're blocked due to geographic restrictions (I live in the US). Is there a tool or something that I can use to get around ...
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Firefox is my default browser but I want links within Outlook email to open in IE?

My question is pretty self-explanatory. I prefer firefox, but my organization send out intranet links that simply work better in IE. Is there a way to do this?