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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Need a better Internet browser for Windows CE netbook

I just got a Windows CE 5.0 netbook (shown below). Despite being cheap I thought I could get somewhere with it. Are there any Internet browsers I can download? I know regular Firefox and Internet ...
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Windows App-specific dates and browser certificates

In Windows 7 I can set a "per program" sound setting. It's cool, because I can mute the browser (by example) and listen music without a lot of "noise" from another open windows. Now, I need a "per ...
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A browser that mirrors data?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a type of service or browser which has the ability to send an encrypted HTTP request to a web server which is blocked to respond to my geolocation? to mention I can ...
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Browsers with good keyboard support

What browsers have good keyboard support? That means you don't have to use the mouse so much. Or what is a good setup for browser + keyboard interaction. I know the basic keyboard shortcuts (tab ...
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Webbrowser that keeps history, bookmarks and preferances in sync

I have a macbook pro running Snow , iphone and PC running Win 7. I use Chrome on the macbook and PC and obviously safari on the iphone.And I'm fine with using Firefox, and don't mind using safari on ...
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Record browsing history

How can I record everything I browse so that, ideally, it might later enable me to re-surf the same pages without internet access ? For instance, if I go to http://www.example.com/example.html I would ...
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Is there a way to open only certain URLs in Internet Explorer?

For example, I can open internalurl.com/sharepoint/ in Internet Explorer while opening other urls in my default browser? I'm using Windows XP.
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Is there a Firefox plugin/extension for doc files?

There are plugins to view PDF files in-browser, without downloading. Is there an equivalent for doc/docx files? I'm on a Mac, although Windows is fine too.
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Google Chrome 4.0.249.89 not working

I am running Google Chrome 4.0.249.89 and noticed a weird behavior with it. It loads but I get this error: Notice that there is an absence of commonly used pages in the display itself and displays ...
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What's wrong with my flash installation on ubuntu?

I have installed Flash but it doesn't work and there's no note about it in the about:plugins page in Firefox. Here's my proof: I'm on Ubuntu 8.04.
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free Web and IM history logging program [closed]

I need to be able to log web browser history and instant messenger discussions without the user have the option to disable it via the browser/instant messenger. Preferrebly free. Any suggestions?
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Where to go to see an exception thrown by a browser based java app

I have a java app that is running in my browser. At a specific point the app will crash. I would like to find the exception that is being thrown (if possible) so I can show it to the support of the ...
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How to make OS X send LOCAL IP address in www request headers?

I need to be able to send the local IP address of a computer along with the headers when making requests to a website. Similar to the way you can get the _SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"] in php, but the local ...
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How do I prevent Firefox from closing tabs on middle click?

This has become more of an issue since I got a Magic Mouse and have middle-click mapped as 3-finger touch. It's always annoyed me that Firefox even does this--is there a way to prevent firefox from ...
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Changing default browser in Mac OS X

I currently have Firefox set to be my default browser. I would like to change it to Cruz because if Firefox isn't currently open it takes almost a minute to load. Plus it's rather sluggish at times. ...
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Add a permanent association to Links?

I'm using Links on a Ubuntu server, and to view images I'm using Asciiview, which works well, but the association is not retained whenever I close links. How can I retain this association?
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What ways to disable distracting animations on web sites?

When you're trying to access some information on the web, but the site has some glossy feature (Animated GIFs, Flash, etc. e.g.) that distracts from just concentrating on it's content, e.g. ...
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Commandline vimperator-like browser?

When browsing normally I use Firefox with Vimperator installed, which gives you vim-like key bindings so you can browse without the mouse. However, every now and again I have to browse from the ...
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Browser sandbox

Would running a browser in a sandbox environment prevent viruses/spyware? Will this session be considered secure & anonymous? EDIT: I use SPOON & my question is based on this browser plugin. ...
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Chrome Open in New Tab/Window Menu Items

Firefox and Internet Explorer both have "Open in New Tab" as the second option, whereas Chrome has it as the first option. This has become muscle memory for me by now, to the point that I don't use ...
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Does Safari on Windows support Silverlight?

Does the latest version of Safari (ver 4) under Windows support Silverlight? (This question was asked in the spirit of just having this information available on SuperUser after this question was ...
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Prevent history deletion on Google Chrome

One of the guys I'm in charge of hasn't been pulling his weight. His productivity and quality of workmanship are way down and his computer's been getting malware infections lately. You can see where ...
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How to view PDFs in Firefox using SumatraPDF

I am trying to view a PDF document in my browser (Firefox 3.6 for Windows XP), like the Adobe Reader does, but using Sumatra PDF instead. However, when I try to do this, it comes up in a separate ...
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Why doesn't my 'back' button work after visiting this website?

Why doesn't my 'back' button work after visiting this website? I have seen many sites where you have to click the back button twice in order to get back to where you were, but I have never seen one ...
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Network slows down when Firefox opens first

I am using Vista service pack 1 and whenever I open the Firefox browser before opening other browsers my Internet slows to a crawl. Using speedtest.net my download speed is ~10Mb/s with just Firefox ...
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How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome Chrome is opening the PDF files automatically and don't give option to save the file. How can i change this behavior?
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Cant see animated GIFs properly in web browser

I just recently purchased a netbook with Windows 7 starter edition. Some websites I go to with this will show animated .gif files properly, but others will not. One example of a page that doesn't ...
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What's the best extension to make firefox' home page look like chrome's?

What's the best extension to make firefox' home page look like chrome's? I'm specifically interested in the shortcuts for the most visited websites.
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Is “Just close popup windows” an adequate security instruction for users?

My security officer came to me yesterday, and said the CEO had clicked a "viruses detected, click yes to scan" popup, after which of course his laptop was crawling with viruses. So the SO wants to ...
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JavaScript-based applications and text browsers

How to use complex AJAX applications with a lot of menus and with X.509 authentications in non-GUI mode with simple browsers? For example, I can login to Webmoney from console using links/lynx/link2 ...
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Chrome Tab Ordering?

If I'm on the first tab, and I hit Ctrl+T, I want it to open next to (to the right of) the current tab. Is there an extension for this? I think I want to change the closed tab ordering too... but I ...
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Chrome Extension - Shorten URL from the Context Menu?

Does anyone know of a chrome extension to shorten a URL from the context menu? i.e. Right clicking anywhere on the page and creating/copying the link? I have switched to Chrome and the tinyUrl plugin ...
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How can I automatically store the download URI along with every file I download?

I download many files every day that I store on my hard drive (scientific papers in my case, but could be any file). To know about their public availability and share them (months) later, I would ...
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What are pros to update to the latest version of any browser which we use? in terms of security and memory use [closed]

What are pros to update to the latest version of any browser which we use? in terms of security and memory use. I don't need any new features even should i upgrade? Does it increases security? Does ...
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Do all browser support progressive image display?

Do all browsers support progressive image display?
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How does a browser slow my computer to a crawl?

I'm mostly wondering about the mechanism behind how some webpages can cause my computer to almost freeze. This happened a couple of times to me in either Firefox or Chrome (the only two browsers I ...
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Is it possible to include package contents in List view of Finder?

When browsing a directory structure in list view, packages and metapackages (.pkg and .mpkg) remain 'sealed' until you 'Show Package Contents'. When you do this, a new window is opened. What I would ...
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Latest Browsers For PowerPC Mac?

If one of the latest PowerPC Macs (shipped in 2006, I believe) is upgraded to the latest OS that the machine can support, what versions of the popular browsers can it support?
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Internet Explorer 6 question

Can someone please explain to me what the big problem is with IE 6? Everyone talks about it like it is the worst thing in the world. I use FF and Chrome, hardly ever IE 8, so I apparently don't know ...
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Browser for paranoid people?

Is there a web browser out there that is more suited for paranoid people? Why would you choose it/ What feature would your ideal paranoia browser have? For instance i would want one which Sends NO ...
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Opera Mini vs Opera Mobile [closed]

Not surprisingly I'm having some troubles with Internet Explorer on my new smartphone that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and I was looking into installing the new beta version of Opera Mini, but I also saw ...
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Yahoo/Google toolbar: Permanent opt-out?

During the installation/upgrade of some popular software products like Java or Adobe Flash Player/Reader the 3rd-party Yahoo or Google browser toolbars are offered to the user. There is a checkbox to ...
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Browsers hang when loading web pages

HP Laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2. Problem affects IE8 and Firefox. When attempting to browse most web sites, browser loads web site title in browser's title bar, then ...
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browser: display only the sections containing search results

While viewing a web page, I'd like to issue a search command and have everything on the page disappear except the areas of the page that contain the search term. Most text editors can show only the ...
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Bandwidth preserving browsing mode

I'm looking at some methods to browse the web, in situations where bandwidth is scarce (such as, flaky Wi-Fi connection, or mobile phone Internet provider who overcharges the bandwidth). One thing ...
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Why is so much difference in the size of Firefox and Safari setups for Windows? [closed]

Just wondering, one is 8MB (Mozilla Firefox) and the other is 28MB (Apple Safari). Why is there so much difference in the size of these browsers?
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What is error 324? Is it related to Google Chrome? Or Verizon Webmail?

My in-laws are having trouble with signing into their Verizon Webmail account at webmail.verizon.net, only when they are on their wireless network. When they try to log in from wireless they get ...
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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. ...