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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Do third party cookies have common uses other than advertising?

If I disable third-party cookies in my web browser is this likely to cause me many issues when browsing the web? In particular, do they have common uses other than advertising?
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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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How to set system-wide web browser

I have several web browsers under Ubuntu 10.10, such as FIrefox, Google Chrome. I installed Firefox first, and since I installed Google Chrome later, the default web browser for the system is changed ...
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Is there a browser that allows different instances that don't use the same cookie for the same site?

By default, all browser instances use the same cookie for the same site. Is there a browser that doesn't follow this? Or is there a Firefox plugin that can "wear" different cookies for a specific ...
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Why can't my Browser resolve host, but ping and nslookup can?

I'm a bit stumped by this problem. My machine can ping google.com and www.google.com successfully. I get correct ips like 74.125.. When I try to go to google in Firefox or IE or Chrome, I get a ...
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Firefox stops loading pages after I have several open

This issue started a few days ago. Firefox 6 started having trouble loading pages, especially pages with large numbers of connections, and once I have several tabs open. The pages will keep trying to ...
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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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Google chrome asking for username and password for OWA

When I navigate to my work's Outlook Web Access site to read my emails, Google Chrome is prompting me for a username and password to the server saying: Authentication Required - the server ...
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In “private mode”, do browsers store cookies or temporary files (cache) on disk?

When in "incognito" mode (Chrome) or in "in-private browsing" (IE) or "Private Browsing" (Firefox), do any of the browsers store cookies and/or cache temporary files on disk, or is it all in memory? ...
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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level?

Normally i like running ie, but it's rendering speed at high-dpi is poor. More recently i've switched to Chrome, but it does not support high-dpi displays. i'm interested in trying other browsers, ...
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What is the easiest way to make your browser refresh a page every say, 5 seconds?

Is there a browser that supports refreshing a page every say, 5 seconds? Is there an add-on? If not, is there a more simple way than writing a full (C# or Java) program in order to do that? Added: ...
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How can I make Google Chrome display a plain text HTTP response, rather than downloading it in a file?

There's a web site I visit that includes a document which is returned with content type text/plain and my version of Google Chrome used to display it in the browser window, as plain text. I like it ...
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Strange square-numerical symbols show as characters in Firefox

I have been seeing these strange symbols for a while now, and am curious as to what they are, and why they appear. Sometimes, they appear so frequently in one page, the writing is indecipherable. The ...
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Meaning of the clockwise/counter-clockwise rolling circle in Google Chrome

When using Google Chrome I've observed that the icon that holds the favicon.ico shows a rolling circle before a page is fully loaded. It appears as if the circle is rolling counter-clockwise when the ...
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How do I select a hyperlink as text in a browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Select Hyperlink Text in Google Chrome? Every now and then you just want to copy some text that is a hyperlink. For example, the author is John O'Reilly and ...
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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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Why is the Firefox location bar so slow?

I don't understand, Firefox is a great browser, but the location bar is so slow. It literally was stuck for 30 seconds looking up something in its database. Is there a way to tell it to stop trying ...
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Getting redirected to www.website-unavailable.com

When ever I type a wrong URL in to my URL bar, it redirects me to: www.website-unavailable.com How do I stop this from happening? I would much rather just get redirected to Google. This happens in ...
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Secret Menu in Google Chrome

I know there is a secret dev menu in Chrome that you can enable "beta" features, but I forgot where it is. I know that this menu has the option to hold cmd/ctrl+q to quit and thats what I want it for. ...
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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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Is there a way to move multiple tabs to a new browser window, in Chrome?

I know this may seem like a silly question but it is certainly a minor feature that I would love to use, if it exists. Is there a way to quickly select multiple browser-tabs in Chrome, and move them ...
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Where can I download the offline installer of Google chrome?

Where can I download the offline installer of Google chrome?
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Simulate high resolution screen in Chrome?

How do I display a wide-screen wide web site on an XGA screen (1024px) in Chrome 26 on Windows XP. Of course, I can zoom out in Chrome, but then still the < 1220px media query fires , bummer! So I ...
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Why do webpages sometimes appear as plain HTML before a refresh

this has started happening quite frequently since a week or so. It is far from a major problem, but more of a annoyance. Sometime, when I go on a webpage, the page seems to load as plain HTML. Then, ...
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How to configure proxy settings on Linux XFCE?

I have been running into problems whilst configuring my XFCE proxy settings. Whilst declaring the proxy variables in /etc/environment seems to work for wget, curl and chrome, it has no effect on apt ...
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Block all third party domains from web pages

When I'm browsing the web, I'd like to not be tracked by any third party services like Facebook or Google. For instance, if I visit somepage.com I don't want my browser requesting things from ...
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Is it possible to have a Google Chrome application shortcut use a different user agent than a standard Google Chrome window when both are open at the same time?

I am specifying a custom user agent in Google Chrome in order to access a legacy web site on my company's intranet (the site is needlessly requiring IE). I created an application shortcut for the site ...
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Firefox is my default browser but I want links within Outlook email to open in IE?

My question is pretty self-explanatory. I prefer firefox, but my organization send out intranet links that simply work better in IE. Is there a way to do this?
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Where did about:blank get its name from?

All browsers I tested support about:blank as a URL for an empty page. I understand the blank, but where comes the about from?
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Is there a way to view cookies in Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer

In Firefox, if you have the Web Developer plugin installed you can view the cookies a particular site has setup in the browser. Is there a way/plugin to do that in another of the other browsers?
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Do pressing “F5” and pressing “ENTER” when the focus is in the address bar have same effect?

Do these two things do the exact same thing?: Pressing the F5 key Clicking on the address bar (giving focus to it), then pressing ENTER key I am asking this because I'm experiencing that the first ...
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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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I'm using Firefox, configured to use a Squid proxy. Can the browser-proxy connection be HTTPS?

And what about Chrome, Opera, and Safari? (IE can go pound sand) Clarifying, I have the power to reconfigure Squid if necessary.
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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How do I view all the files (including those in subdirectories) ordered by last modified date?

So I have a folder that has a lot of folders that have a lot of folders and so on. I made a bunch of edits to some files that are in many of these folders, but I have no idea what files they were. Is ...
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How force Chrome to use google.com search engine without https

Chrome's default search engine is https://www.google.com. How we can force chrome to use http://www.google.com without https? I need a solution that allows proxies to rewrite my URLs, but https ...
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What is the advantage of a 64-bit browser on Mac?

With the advent of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Apple's first 64-bit consumer OS, all the major web browsers (Safari, Firefox, and Chrome) have become 64-bit. What is the advantage of a 64-bit browser over ...
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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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Left pane behavior of Windows Explorer in Windows 7

On Windows 7, when I use Windows Explorer (the "hard disk browser", not the website browser), I am constantly annoyed by a particular detail. I navigate to a directory in the left pane's tree ...
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Will IE, Firefox, and Chrome be unicode domain compatible

Since there will soon be Hebrew domain names, I'm wondering if the major browsers already have support for this built in, or whether we'll have to wait for a future release to visit our favorite ...
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Is there a universal keyboard shortcut to go to (focus) the first textbox in a web browser?

I'm pretty much using my browser every day and I would like to be able to be able to go to the first textbox on any website via a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible universally without plugins? If ...
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How to enter tab symbol into web form?

The TAB button usually moves focus. Is there a way to enter TAB symbols into text fields of opened web pages? For example here, on Stack Exchange? Is it possible to enter the symbol from keyboard?
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Lock/disable the zoom on Chrome Browser

Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally. As an ...
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT ...
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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 open a C program file in browser window?

I am using Google Chrome, and I want to open .c and .cpp files as text in the browser itself. Is there any way to do that?
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Why does a webpage miss formatting sometimes?

Sometimes, a webpage gets loaded in the browser but it is not displayed properly. All the elements of the page are there, but they are not there where they should be. for example (A,B and C are three ...
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Firefox or Chrome - how to force a specific encoding for a page

I am accessing an intranet site built by amateurs, that was constructed to be "best viewed by IE" (arghhh!). The site is in portuguese. All accented letters are jammed and do not appear as they ...
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Google Chrome mouse wheel takes keyboard focus

I recently switched the default browser on all my machines from Firefox to Google Chrome. In general I’m loving Chrome but there is one behaviour that is driving me nuts. Scrolling with the mouse ...
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How can I force my css styles when I visit a website?

Imagine I want to visit webmaster.stackexchange.com (or an other website) everyday but I want to change the blue color of header (change it to red for instance). Is it possible to force personal css ...