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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Disable/hide graphic/interface elements of a web site

Is there a way, for instance a Firefox/Chrome plugin, to hide, or even better 'disable' any graphic/design of a website in order to have a simplified, only 'plain text' version of it? This could be ...
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Is the guideline: don't open email attachments or execute downloads or run plug-ins (Flash, Java) from untrusted sites enough to avert infection? [closed]

I'd like to know if the following is enough to avert malware as I feel that the press and other advisory resources aren't always precisely clear on all the methods as to how PCs get infected. To my ...
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How can I pause a web page's events while I move my mouse?

Many web pages alter their content depending on where the mouse is (using event listeners such as focus and mouseover). How can I preserve the layout and content of such a web page while I move my ...
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Custom Windows DPI (125%) cause underscore symbol lost in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE)

I set my Windows 7 DPI to 125% , and started to see this problem: Anybody knows the fix for it ?
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My browsers won't use my full screen resolution and also use different resolutions between them

My screen resolution is actually 3200x1800, but when I'm in a browser it acts like I have a smaller resolution. How do I get my browsers to use my full resolution? On Chrome it's using 1280x720, ...
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Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right?

Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right? Does the same process works when someone is ...
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Browser downloads are extremely slow

I'm trying to download ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe. When I use my browsers to download it, it downloads about 20KB/s. Than I found torrent file of the same program. I'm downloading it with 1.7MB/s now. ...
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How do you search for a phrase on a page in Chrome? (Not a string match)

I'm using Chrome on a Mac, and want to be able to easily search for a phrase on a page, not an exact string match. For instance, on this page: ...
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Website with large list and detail iframe, annoying to use (browser solution?) [duplicate]

I use a third party content management system with a list of content on the left and a detail view iframe at the top on the right. The list can be very large - ten "page downs", say - and when I click ...
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How to copy text in all frames in a website?

By using Ctrl+A, I can only select text from the "active" frame, such that copy text from one frame only at a time. How can I select all text from all frames in a website if website contains more ...
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browser not requesting images from my server

I have a node server running. I log every request the server receives. When I type the url into my browser I am seeing some erratic behavior. Sometimes all of the files are loaded and the page loads ...
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Open Opera without last session tabs open

I am using the following Opera version: Version: 21.0.1432.67 - Opera is up to date Update stream: Stable System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64) I am aware of this answer but it's not applicable ...
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how to access only whitelisted site

How to make browsers access only white listed sites? Is there any addon in which if If add "google.com", I shall be able to open only google.com (not even mail.google.com or www.google.com) Even if ...
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All browsers crash when file uploading or downloading dialog opens up

I pretty much summarized the problem in the title. I tried to get some solutions. All I found was check if the Chrome has any concurrent or erroneous applications installed on my computer that ...
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Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? [closed]

Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? Some few examples taken from very different fields of application: browser war (Netscape vs IE, or nowadays Firefox vs Chrome) ...
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How to import bookmarks from Firefox into Opera 20 in Windows?

This old question is too outdated to be of any significance - it involves the old version of Opera, and the browser is now very different. So please don't flag this as duplicate. Opera 20 has a ...
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HTML Tables randomly break on all browsers (on one computer) [closed]

I have one computer that, when browsing an html table of search results, will have the tables drawn differently and incorrectly most of the time in Chrome, IE, and Firefox. But on other computers, it ...
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Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save?

Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save? Example: If I used the portable browser saved inside my USB stick on ...
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Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official?

Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official? In any other browser, I cannot do this even in Chrome. But I just tried it now, it ...
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How to Save As an Ajax Page as a Text File in such a way that the Text File must contain all texts inside <span> or custom tags?

Ok, here is my requirement. I built my app using Ajax technology. So if I want my webpage to be crawled by spider, I need to create a snapshot of my Ajax page for spider to see. Ex:my ajax url ...
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Is it possible to disable the HTTP referer header being passed by browsers?

Is it possible to force browsers so they don't include the HTTP referer header? I'd like that every page visit looks like it's accessed by a manually typed URL in the browser's address bar, not like ...
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Google Chrome sync issue and start issue. “chrome.exe *32” in Task Manager. Windows 7 64-bit/34.0.1847.137 m

EDIT - I searched for an older version of Google Chrome 28 (http://goo.gl/N0XWXb) and installed that. Also disabled automatic update of Google Chrome from chrome://plugins/ . There is NO issue with ...
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What's the lowest-memory usage browser - or, how to reduce memory footprint of common browsers

In a misguided attempt to save money, I bought myself a windows 7 netbook with just 1GB of RAM. Since I only wanted it for music, super-lightweight (i.e. Notepad) word processing and web browsing I ...
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Web Player playback for Ampache

Is there any way to add to Ampache the ability to playback audio files directly from a web browser without the need to use a local media player? Or do you have any other server-side music streaming ...
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What is the easiest way to remove all session cookies for a particular site in Chrome? [duplicate]

Chrome doesn't seem to clear session cookies when I close my browser. I don't particularly mind this, but sometimes (particularly when testing something), it's useful to be able to clear them out. Is ...
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Cleared all of my cache but still seeing old website

I have a website setup on a free host called 00webhost. i was previously using a free web host called wink.s. i have a .com domain purchased from 1and1. i had wink.ws's dns servers pointed to the ...
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Do web browsers download faster than your max bandwidth?

Since content is compressed on transmission and uncompressed on the browser, does that make the transfer rate faster than your bandwidth? Or is there another term for this? For example, a 1GB white ...
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Browser dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt) not longer working in Internet Explorer & Firefox on a specific Windows install

I have a particular install of Windows 7 that will not display the standard JavaScript dialogs from web browsers. e.g. These all fail, regardless how they are called on any site. javascript:alert('A ...
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After going in sleep mode, Chrome tells me it's “Unable to access the network”

When I start my computer (Windows 8.1), I can open Google Chrome (34.0.1847.137) and browse the web. However, if I lock my computer or if Windows starts to hibernate, and I unlock or wake up Windows, ...
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How do do a hard refresh without first loading a page?

We all know a "Hard Refresh" (eg Ctrl+Shift+F5 or ⌘+Shift+R) will cause the browser to reload the current page (and other assets) from the server. But what if that page contains a redirect (either ...
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How make java applets to run ALWAYS?

Every time I meet java applet on some site, I have a problems running it. Either I have outdated JRE or application is blocked message appears. I want to make browser/JRE NEVER check java updates, ...
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Is there a way to search ajax code for multiple words in Chromium?

There are various extensions in the Chrome Web Store that highlight multiple search strings in webpages e. g. Find Many Strings, MultiHighlighter or efTwo. None of them seem to support searching in ...
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How to open a local file with a query string appended to it in the default browser?

I want to do something like this from a shell script: $ open 'foo.html?foo=bar' Sadly that fails, as it looks for a file named foo.html?foo=bar instead of foo.html before opening the browser: The ...
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Is the distance traveled while scrolling independent of screen resolution?

Suppose you press the arrow keys for scrolling or use the mouse wheel. If you just press an arrow key once or respectively scroll only one 'tick' with the mouse wheel - does the distance which is ...
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How to install a certificate automatically

I would like to know how to generate a certificate and make it to be imported automatically to all main browser (chrome, firefox, ie etc...). Should I upload this certificate to a public CA or ...
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Difference between DNS and /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS request

My question is: what is the difference between DNS and the static resolution method based on /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS connection? In order to connect to a site using https the ...
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How can I save (sync) all history in Google Chrome, across multiple devices?

It seems Chrome sync only syncs search history across multiple devices. The last opened tabs from other devices can also be synced, but it is still not the whole browsing history. Thanks.
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Change User-Agent as a security measurement

Imagine the following situation. I'm a Mac user, if I open a web site with some kind of malware(Platform specific). This site/malware will use my user agent to detect what system I am using. So, if I ...
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Make Excel open some hyperlinks with non-default browser

A bunch of our network/server/storage hardware uses web interfaces for their administrative portals. I'm currently using an Excel 2010 worksheet to keep track of each device. I have one column set ...
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support level for w3c specifications for different broswers

Where can I find information on the level of browser support, for each browser, for w3c HTML5/CSS3 specification. I found a Wikipedia Article which provides some info on this, but the comparison ...
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What does the removal of NPAPI plugin support mean to an end user?

I'm somewhat familiar with the family of legacy plugins - namely QuickTime, Flash, and the Java Web plugin to name a few. They've been kind of a mainstay of web applications for quite some time. So, ...
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How do I setup my web browser to default to alternate port for web development

I would like to setup a development copy of my site on another port in order to develop it in exactly the same conditions. Is there a way to setup my browser or is there a browser capable of ...
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Desktop style zoom on mobile browsers

I'd like to zoom into a page on my mobile browser in such a way that rather than cropping the page, the viewport width shrinks and everything zooms and reflows the way it does on a desktop browser. ...
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Google Chrome does not sign into certain accounts, IORBIT IS BAD

Something has screwed up my ability to sign into certain accounts with Chrome. It seems to possibly be a problem with how it handles the POST method. I have tried re-installing with no luck. I believe ...
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HTTPs sites won't load CSS in any browser

Whenever I try to load a https website, the CSS stylesheet for the site won't load. I've looked around for answers, and apparently fixing the system time can resolve the problem but, as far as I can ...
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Am I safe from MS Advisory 2963983 by using a different application to host the MSIE rendering engine?

Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: April 26, 2014 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft ...
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Browser plugin to suggest words as you type

is there any browser plugin (doesn't matter which browser) that can give you a list of word suggestions as you type inside a textarea (e.g. like this one on superuser, or email content area). For ...
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How to view the source of a non html page?

I need to view the source of a webpage. This web page is a plain text page with some text regarding an error. But the page's content type is set to image/jpeg. If I visit the page in Internet Explorer ...
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How to intentionally freeze my screen?

I'm looking for a workaround to stop elements from blinking in an in-browser presentation that I have to watch. I can't just disable scripts without breaking the whole thing. I've given those ...
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Can any browser be configured to whitelist certain sites and blacklist the rest?

I was thinking of creating a VM that is behind a firewall that blocks all traffic except to my banks. So, I can't access any other website and no one but the bank can get at me; so yeah, a online ...