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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default browser

Some softwares are needed to open IE so that I can use their help/documentations.I set my default browser as google chrome. Currently when I click on help/Docs a page is automatically opened by ...
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Data Encryption and Internet Speed

I was wondering, does encryption used over the Internet in a web browser noticeably slow down the speed of data transfer? I keep reading about stuff like HTTPS, but I always wonder if there's a speed ...
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Can a browser only render fonts installed on the system?

For example - I see lot many different fonts on webpages. Does the fact that I am able to view them mean that they all are installed on my system? I do not think so. Then, how does my browser render ...
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What is this dotted line that I sometimes see in Opera?

I do not use Opera much. When I do, sometimes, it shows a dotted line when you scroll down to the bottom of a page. What is that for? Here is a screenshot: About Opera Version information Version ...
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What's the most common Firefox user-agent? [closed]

Firefox embeds too much information in the browser's User-Agent header field (even the build date, which I find unnecessary). Examples: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) ...
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lightweight web browser with emacs-like keybindings

Uzbl uses hjkl for moving around, much like vim does. I was wondering if there was a browser (text based like links, or needing X like uzbl) which would be easy for someone used to emacs key bindings? ...
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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it? When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a ...
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How to play Zynga poker in Linux

I switched over to Linux from Windows, but now when I try to play Zynga poker it doesn't work right. I can only play there if I run Windows in a Virtual Machine and play from there, but it's kind of ...
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Internet Explorer 8 doesn't load pages opened in new Windows

Internet Explorer 8 doesn't load pages opened in new Windows, but does in same window and tabs. Windows 7, reinstalled Internet Explorer 8, and updated. Thoughts?
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windows hotkey combination to start the browser?

Is there a win hotkey combination to start your browser? I know that win + E will start windows explorer, but I have found nothing to start the browser in windows 7? If there isn't such a key is ...
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Can't access any Microsoft Website :( Others are fine

I have tried all the websites - microsoft.com, windows.com, live.com, even bing.com won't open. All other websites are opening. What is the problem? Google Chrome just gives the error that the website ...
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Chrome - set search bar to google.co.uk, not google.com?

How can I force Chrome to search google.co.uk in the search bar, rather than google.com? I have tried the following several times with no success: go to google.com click on 'Go to Google UK' do a ...
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If the IE browser is not working , Is there any way to retrieve all book mark links which was under favorite folder

IE-7 browser is not working on my computer and I had long list of web links stored as book mark under favorite folder..I am not sure how I can retrieve it back ?
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Firefox doesn't reload E-Bay pages unless I clear the cache

When I have tabs open watching items on E-bay, I have to manually clear the cache (I leave history, cookies, and logons unchecked) in order for the pages to reload. If I don't, the page reloads with ...
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Script to open 12 browser windows in 12 different monitors

Our client has a setup where a PC is connected to 12 monitors. I need a script that will open 12 different web pages, one on each monitor. The PC is running Windows 7 and any browser will do.
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apt-get tries to remove all xserver-xorg packages when I install web browser

When I try to install uzbl, a minimalistic web browser with apt-get, apt tries to remove a lot of packages that can't possibly have any relations to the uzbl package - since it's only a web browser. ...
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How can I spell check words ignoring optional hyphens?

I am using a RTE (TinyMce) for text creation in a browser. The RTE is inserting non-visible optional hyphens (code: '­' or '\u00ad') into words of a minimum length for hyphenation as the user writes. ...
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What are the differences between browsers, programmatically?

Where can I find a breakdown of the difference between web browsers from a developer's prospective? I always wanted to know what makes IE different than Firefox from Chrome, Opera, etc. Please let ...
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Force Chrome to open new pages in new window, not tab? (when opened from a program)

Whenever I click a link from something like outlook or a program opens a web page (not when I click a link from within chrome). It opens up in Chrome since it is my default browser but if I already ...
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YouTube/Flash causes Windows 7 x64 to lockup in all browsers

Symptoms: While doing this: viewing some flash videos (almost always on YouTube and Vimeo, some other sites play fine). This only occurs in Flash video players, never on full flash websites and ...
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Are there command line options to make browsers forget that they closed badly last time?

I am running some tests in a variety of web browsers, starting them up from a script file. The process is supposed to be completely automated. However, if a browser closed incorrectly the last time it ...
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Windows 7 very slow for web browsing- all browsers affected - what to check?

My wife has started to find her Windows 7 machine is running very slow for web browsing. This seems to have come on over the last few weeks, previously there wasn't a problem. It doesn't seem to be ...
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Vi-Vim like control keybindings for Windows

I've been using gVim for a while and love the interface. I'm in love with my keyboard-fu skillz. I was wondering if there was any application that would extend its functionality to all parts of ...
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How do you stop a webpage from loading in Google Chrome?

There's a stop button in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but there isn't one in Google Chrome. Some pages takes too long to load and I would like the browser to stop trying to load it. How do you ...
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Is there an HTTPS Everywhere add on for Chrome, MSIE or safari?

I really like this HTTPS Everywhere add-on for Firefox. But I tend to browser hop, so have similar HTTPS-preferring add-ons been released for the other major browsers?
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same website - two user accounts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer? I have a website (vmware lab manager) that obviously stores session state. I want to ...
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Is there a fast way to MOVE/update a bookmark?

For example I am reading an online book, where each page is a URL. I only want to have the current page I am on bookmarked. so I always have to delete the old bookmark then add the new bookmark. ...
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Why is an unsigned SSL cert treated worse than no SSL cert?

If I view a site that has a unsigned or self-signed SSL cert, my browser gives me a warning. Yet the same browser has no problem allowing credentials to be sent across unsecured pages. Why is the ...
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Webbrowser where I can login to access history etc

Is there any webbrowser where everything, like history, bookmarks, download history and preferences on the cloud so that is possible to login to any of that webbrowser and it will be exactly the same ...
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How to uninstall this Google Chrome extension?

I have installed Chrome Lock: However it keeps crashing all the time. I wanted to uninstall it, but to my surprise, it is not listed in the Chrome Extensions [chrome://extensions/] page. What ...
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Is there a web site where you can surf on another web site (in a frame, for instance) [closed]

I wonder if it exists a web site that offers the possibility to surf on another web site (in a frame or something like that). The fact is that when you're hosting a web site, you are not always in a ...
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How can I determine which network adapter my browser is using? How can I change it?

I have multiple network adapters on my Windows XP system. Is there a way I can establish which adapter Firefox and Internet Explorer are using? Can I force them to use a specific adapter?
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How to disable font Arial in Opera?

After upgrade to Opera 10.60 on my Gentoo Linux it stopped reading fonts.conf all of a sudden and now I am not happy with how Arial bold looks in non-Latin letters. Particularly bold cyrillic "м" ...
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Web browser memory usage

How come web browsers are so heavy in memory? I have Firefox opened with two tabs, and it takes over 800 MB of RAM, Chrome with four tabs takes over 1.2 GB! I mean, what's up with consuming ...
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Browser fonts have messed up Anti Aliasing in Ubuntu 10.04

After years of developing on Windows (.NET) I kept hearing about all these new kids on the block using Ruby and Python. Since I wanted to try them I thought it would be nice to check out Linux at the ...
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UNIX Console inside browser

Is there a server-side script, or better yet a browser plugin (for FF or Chrome, I guess) that gives you a REAL UNIX Console inside the browser. The point being to get a full-fledged system inside a ...
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How is http://d§.cc/ a valid URL?

While browsing online today, I came across the following URL: http://d§.cc/ Somehow it works. In Firefox 3.6/Mac, the browser seems to interpret the URL as: http://xn--d-jca.cc/ In Safari 5/Mac, ...
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Automatically save all pages from specific site in Firefox on load

I need to go through a list of pages on a specific site so that each page content I visit could be automatically saved with some filename in a specific directory. It's a survey site that only allows ...
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Losing the ability to type angle brackets

When typing in text entry fields in a browser on my netbook, I'll sometimes lose the ability to type the angle brackets; holding shift and typing those characters gives me the comma and period ...
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What happens when you enter a URL in your browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser. 1 First URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It will be very difficult to remember an IP address. ...
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No browsers will load web pages

So I've got a netbook that just refuses to actually load a web page; any page. Chrome, FireFox, IE7. IE8. It sits there and tries and tries, then nothing. If you're lucky and hit reload 15-20 times, ...
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Strange rendering across browsers

Suddenly getting strange rendering of some pages (iGoogle for example) regardless of browser. Some sites, like Reddit render fine. Clearly independent of browser, but not sure what's up.
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How to disable Microsoft hostname lookup “enhancements”?

Recently, I found if I enter a single word query "blah" into a browser (Firefox or Safari) on my home Windows machine (not connected to domain) then search is redirected to Bing, instead of my default ...
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Is there a way to get my browser to remember field values based on HTML field-ID?

Is there a way to get my browser to remember field values based on HTML field-ID ? Is there a plugin or something? What I want is if the browser detects a HTML field called "eyecolor" and I put ...
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Recent data on top browsers' memory use?

Does anyone know of any decent tests done within the last year which measured how memory hungry the main browsers are?
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Browser http port-forwarding

When using a browser like Firefox I need that any url of the domain example.com to have appended the port :8008. Not only when I type it at address bar but any where it is referenced within the served ...
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run browser from remote machine

I can connect to a remote machine using ssh, I would like to open a URL from the remote machine. Well, I can do this using lynx (a command line browser), but then, javascript etc... gets messed up. ...
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autologin on webpage?

I need to type in my username and pass to connect to internet through a captive portal provided by my ISP is there a automatic way(any software/script) to type in info(in username and pass fields) and ...
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Why is downloading a big file frequently truncated by browser(http)?

I'm downloading a linux image here, its size is 675MB But the browser always finishes downloading at only 10MB This kind of thing doesn't happen if I use a dedicated tool for downloading, why it's ...
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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 ...