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 does Chrome at my school initially take so long to “get” the Internet?

My school has a number of classrooms with about twenty computers each, all running Windows 7. They're all connected to a central server for our work, and to the Internet by way of a proxy server. Our ...
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Changing iMac Google Chrome Settings

How do you change your settings in Chrome to make it so javascript can open new tabs without user-interaction? I couldnt find the setting myself after I looked up this Stack Overflow thread
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What is the differences between server and domain name?

An URL is in the format of: scheme://server:port/pathname What is the differences between server and domain name here? //superuser.com/questions/ask is a (relative) URL. The scheme is ...
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Google Chrome hidden user

is it possible to create a Google chrome user that is hidden in the main users list and possibly accessible via a shortcut? this way nobody can see the sites you are loged in and etc.
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backing up Google Chrome's click history to transfer to another computer

I want to be able to transfer Google Chrome's click history, that is, I want the Chrome installation in my new computer to show the links (for example, google search results) that I have visited ...
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How to show/save the HTML including pictures as currently shown by the webbrowser?

When I display a webpage and want to see the source code, most times it only shows the source code without modifications done by JavaScript. Saving the website seems to download the original again. ...
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How to troubleshoot DNS issue with my Firefox browser?

I suspect there is a bug in my Firefox browser's DNS, which is leading to some valid URLs being redirected to hostname '.com' on random occasions. This leads me to post a question on the Information ...
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Preventing the installation of Chrome Addons

Every time I visit home (only twice a year), I find my younger (teenaged) sister, has managed to give her computer a "virus". Almost inevitably this isn't true virus, but is a malicious browser ...
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Is there a time management tool that allows to study browsing time? [closed]

I would like to help my friend with time management, and I'm looking for a problem that can every X seconds (unless the computer was inactive for some minutes), measure what program (or if it's the ...
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Browser slow first pageload

The browser is really slow on first pageload (about 10-30 seconds), what could this be? It's both Safari and Chrome (On OSX) and after the first pageload is done, further browsing is normal. If the ...
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Disable “Content-Disposition: attachment” and force inline display

Websites which use Content-Disposition: attachment force me to download the document which I dislike. For example I want to print out the invoices of my ISP for taxation purposes. Their stupid ...
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Web Browsers for Oracle Linux

I'm working on Oracle Linux as a de velopment machine. I'm looking for a web browser, but I can't seem to find them: $ rpm -qa | grep -i web pywebkitgtk-1.1.6-3.el6.x86_64 ...
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Visiting website as mobile device from desktop? [duplicate]

I use Google Chrome as my main browser on Windows 7. Can you make some websites believe that you are browsing their site on a mobile device, when I'm actually browsing on Google Chrome desktop? ...
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How to clear all history and disable all plugins and extensions in FireFox 26.0

I'm trying to fix a problem viewing Yahoo and when I went to disable all plugins and clear everything stored I noticed a few surprising things 1) All pages still appear the same even with add-ons ...
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Debian Wheezy - Some Websites Not Loading

I just upgraded from Debian Etch to Wheezy 7.3. Things seemed to go fine but I can't load half of the websites I usually go to any more. I thought it may be an IPv6 issue so I disabled it but the ...
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Want to save every page I browse to

I'm looking for the ability to save every web page I look at within the browser, then check for updates to the page on a customizable schedule. The offline browsers I've seen appear to just download ...
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Is there a way to redirect certain URLs to specific web browsers in Linux?

I'm using Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.10. I need to use Firefox for business purposes (certain websites pertaining to my work only work with Firefox). Is there a way to force Ubuntu to ...
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How do I save an image of a really long website? Taking about millions of pixels in height

For my high school graduation, I'd like to make a video telling the story of my class via flying through our Facebook group's posts and highlighting a few of the most important ones. To do this, I ...
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Reload Browser Page (And Resources) Entirely From Cache

I'm currently working remote on a specific web project. Their VPN connection is quite unreliable, so it can be difficult to refresh a page because the database lies on one of their local machines. At ...
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Searching Google giving me strange download popup: search.js

Everytime I search Google on my Nokia c6 mobile phone it gives me a download popup of the file: search.js I don't know what search.js is, but it may be related to google. Should I just download the ...
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How can I disable “Are you sure you want to leave this page” popups in Chrome?

Is there a way to disable the Are you sure you want to leave this page? message on a website? I'm using Chrome.
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Every website is showing untrusted certificate warning on all browsers

I'm on windows 7. Every website is showing untrusted security warning. I tried every browser that I have. I tried using https. This is extremely odd, it never happened before, well it could happen ...
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Windows 7 /Safari- Stubborn 'other browsers' upgrade notification

Running Safari(latest version) in Windows 7. For some weeks, on opening Safari, a screen appears requiring upgrade of Internet Explorer and Firefox. (This alone seems strange, and I would be ...
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Download a html document from a website in pdf format

Can anybody please tell me how to download a webpage of Times of India archives in PDF format?
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Need to recover webpage cache after reloading it

I had a webpage open in Chrome, was reading a forum thread. I reloaded the page but found that the thread had been deleted. Did I wipe the cached page when I reloaded it? Or could there be some way ...
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Can I pre-edit the html of a web page before the javascript is run?

I'm viewing this website that has a client side javascript error caused by the scripts being loaded in the wrong order. Problem is I don't own this source, but I really need to use the site ASAP. ...
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Is it possible to resolve a domain name from the browser history?

If an entry is removed from the DNS. Is it possible to retrieve its IP from a browser history? Is it possible to extract from the history all the different addresses I've been redirected to every time ...
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How to retrieve media:description output of picasa album from rss feeds vis xml parsing?

How to retrieve media:description output of picasa album from rss feeds vis xml parsing? Actually i need to retrieve photo with its description from picasa but am able to get all the english letters. ...
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Userscript to bypass websites that disable right clicking in the browser?

I'm using a website that uses the following code in their html source (as discussed here on Stack Overflow), as a way to disable right-clicking on the web page: <body oncontextmenu="return ...
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How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?

I'm using Chromium (Version 30.0.1599.114 Ubuntu 12.10) under Linux. I'm trying to access a website that claims that it doesn't work under Linux. Of course, this is most likely crazy since the web is ...
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Messed up text in browsers

So for a couple of weeks, I've been having a problem with my text on my browsers. It happens on all of my browsers, but only on some websites, not all. Look at the picture: I've tried upgrading my ...
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Why have embedded YouTube videos stopped working in Google Chrome?

Yesterday I could watch videos at the Khan Academy site, today they don't work. Instead of the video I get a black screen with a link to "Get Adobe Flash player". Clicking the link takes me to a page ...
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Cache and similar links disappeared when using links cmd browser. No js option

I use links http://www.jikos.cz/~mikulas/links/ text based browser when on the command line for quick access to the web. Today the link to cached results and similar results stopped appearing next to ...
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How to set up the system so that applications had to ask to get permission to launch an internet browser?

Many application have following behavior: If you click to some part of them they start your primary internet browser to show you something on their homepage. I want to change my windows settings (then ...
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Is it possible to prevenet Javascript from detecting middle mouse click?

I am starting to notice that more websites are beginning to implement Javascript logic that is geared at taking control of my online experience. One of ways they're doing this is detecting middle ...
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HDD Space used by Browser History

I never really clear my browsing history as I often look up at articles that I have read earlier. Today, I came across a post at lifehacker.com that asked how often I clear my browsing history. So, ...
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Google chrome startup - select the address bar by default

I have gone through This thread regarding Google Chrome browser opening up a blank page on startup. I can open up a blank page by putting "javascript:void()" for home page (in settings). Now my ...
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Maintaining a webpage after pressing the Stop button

Suppose I'm on a webpage and I decide to load a new webpage in the same tab, either by clicking refresh, clicking a link, or entering a URL. And then if immediately I decide to change my mind and ...
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Why Cookies must be Allowed for “Not Script” Extension to work in Chrome?

I've been using "Not Scripts" v0.9.6 extension in Chromium browswer (currently v30.0.1599.101) from the last one month and found the extension extremely useful. However, after reading some tracking ...
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Which of the TLS protocol versions are secured for enabling in Internet Explorer

Which of the versions of the TLS(TLS 1.0,TLS 1.1,TLS 1.2) should be enabled in the Internet Settings of Internet explorer for access of HTTPS sites and secured broswing. Is only one of them enough or ...
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Browser plug-in that evades text selection disablement? [closed]

I'm unable to select text in my browser, but only on this site. I tried selecting some text in the article section and hit Cmd-C (Control-C) to copy it to the clipboard. It just doesn't work. I've ...
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Fonts displaying incorrectly in all web browsers (Win 7)

I'm running into an odd issue in Windows 7 in which fonts are displaying incorrectly in IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I haven't made any browser specific changes to fonts, and I've tried restoring the ...
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How can I stay logged into website even though server requires interaction

The web application in question is HP service manager. The server requires input every couple of minutes the thing is if I'm helping a customer remotely sometimes my session is logged out or worst ...
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How do I allow commenting in Youtube (through Google+) if I have third-party cookies disabled?

Ever since YouTube required Google+ to comment, I had been unable to comment and vote on comments on YouTube videos using my Firefox browser, even though I have a Google+ account linked to my YouTube ...
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Redirection sends me to the same page when I press “Back”

On some websites, when you hit the "Back" button, the browser attempts to go to the previous web page, but the current page opens up again. It happens even when the original page has finished loading. ...
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How to change what application opens URLs (I cannot “set default browser”)? [duplicate]

I am not able to change my default browser from Internet Explorer to Chrome because my company has internal tools which somehow break if my default browser is not IE. I work for a large company and ...
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share (offline!) bookmarks between browsers

In light of all the NSA snooping I have begun using the TOR browser bundle (i.e. Firefox). However for some tasks I still need to use Chrome. So now I can create bookmarks in two places and it's ...
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Default browsers mess on kubuntu. How to make one really default?

On Kubuntu (12.04) I have three web browsers: Firefox, Chromium and rekonq. rekonq was default by default, and I asked both Firefox and Chromium to be default web browser (in this order). Effect: ...
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Ping, nslookup and tracert works, but I can't access server via browser - any ideas?

My office has a SBS 2011 running remote.domain.com/owa as a webmail service. I suddenly can't access this site in my browser anymore. Strange thing is that I can ping the domain with no losses. I can ...
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Why mini browsers are faster? [closed]

There are Opera Mini and UC Browser Mini both loads webpages faster than any other. What is the science and coding behind it? I know its lightweight doesn't have many features as the full version ...