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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Why do modern web browsers not have build in download managers? [closed]

Back in the days of IE4/5 and Netscape Navigator still being around, downloading of files > 2mb could become quite an ordeal. Finding your modem kicking you offline because someone has tried to make ...
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Blacklisting sites in Firefox and IE to speed page load times

I live in a country that strives hard to "harmonize" the Internet. As such, a variety of sites are inaccessible because they lack "harmony." To be honest, I can live quite happily without Facebook ...
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Is there a way to make web browsers completely reload a webpage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Internet Explorer (IE) to REALLY reload the page? Does holding down Ctrl/Shift while clicking refresh actually have an effect in modern browsers? I don't ...
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Why do my web browsers cause my entire computer to hang?

I've observed this happen many times: A single program is not responding and all the other processes are running correctly and then the entire system hangs. I think this is because the process that ...
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Thunderbird > 4.x on Linux does not honour default browser

Under KDE 4.7 I have "chromium-browser-chromium" set as my default browser in system settings. This works for KDE apps, but not Thunderbird. I suspect that Thunderbird is looking for the default ...
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Images in Firefox not showing until hovered by mouse

I use Firefox 6 and there are times when I open an HTML file, not all images are displayed. When I hover over the web page with the cursor, some images show up. Is this a memory or a browser issue?
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Interrupted downloads

I've been having troubles with my internet connection within these sites: (I'm using Firefox 6.0, Chrome 13.0.782.112, I.E 9.0 Latest version, and is the same problem with all those browsers, for ...
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How To Lower Flash Content's Graphical Quality?

I know this is possible but in Hotmail on the right side when i clicked on flash animation, i did not see any quality related controls: How can i enable content quality controls in flash content's ...
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Windows 7 slow web browsing while downloading at top speed, what could it be?

I have the phenomenom, that whatever browser I take browsing is extremly slow. Downloading stuff however is fast with up to 1,2 MB/s. System is Windows 7 64-bit, Core i7, 16 GB RAM. When I start XP ...
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How can we copy text from Wikipedia without the citation parts “[1]”, “[2]”, “[3]”?

If we copy text from a Wikipedia page, this is roughly what we get: Sentence spacing is the horizontal space between sentences in typeset text. It is a matter of typographical convention.[1] ...
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Does the browser one uses increase their Internet speed?

Many people say that my Internet speed also depends on the browser that I'm using. Is this so? If yes, how does it increase the speed?
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What is a browser plugin that alters website contents? [closed]

I'm thinking about a browser plugin that changes the text or images of websites before displaying them to the user. I guess it's similar to a web filter, but it doesn't prevent content from getting ...
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Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?

I want to prevent users of my personal Google Chrome browser from navigating away from the defined homepage except for refreshing the page. More "for science" than anything else - how can I do this ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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How to edit Chrome omnibar auto-complete entries?

In Google Chrome omnibar, whenever I type wwwjdic, an entry "wwwjdic.com" will be shown (because I have visited the website http://wwwjdic.com before). Now the problem is that if I type WWWJDIC + ...
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Images from the internet don't show up in programs other than Web Clients (Web Browsers)

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and all web pages display fine in IE9/Chrome/FireFox but when I open a program which loads images from the internet; such as Napster/Windows Live Mail/Skype they ...
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My Google Chrome crashed after I've used it many times

My Chrome crashes, I don't know what happened to it This webpage is not available. The webpage at https://gmail.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. ...
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Google search by image - Completely fails - drag and drop just loads image in browser

I am trying to use Google Search by Image, which was apparently implemented in July. Here are the instructions You are supposed to be able to drag an image from your computer onto the search box at ...
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Firefox 5 opens too many instances with one click

I'm using latest Firefox 5. Since last week, when I run Firefox by clicking the shortcut, it runs 6 instances instead of one instance. How can I fix this error?
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Force hyperlinks on any page I browse to be underlined

There are a few websites I use that have a lot of links, however, they have it set up so the links are not underlined. This is driving me bonkers and me and my coworkers are having a heck of a time ...
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Generic browser with no tracking [closed]

Most of the mainstream browsers nowadays can be easily tracked via regular cookies, flash supercookies, unique id numbers (e.g. Chrome), and various other less known tricks. Does there exist any ...
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How do we configure another browser to use Tor? [closed]

How do we configure Google Chrome (or another web browser) to use Tor Browser? By that I mean that we are using Chrome, but the traffic is routed through Tor (and thus anonymous).
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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, ...