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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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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Images not loading in Firefox and Internet Explorer

I have missing images in Firefox and IE. While most of the website works, there are images that just won't load in these two browsers. I just installed Chrome and everything is working fine. What ...
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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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Can the Firefox password manager store and manage passwords for multiple sub-domains or different URLs in the same domain?

Can the Firefox password manager store and manage passwords for multiple sub-domains, or for multiple URLs in the same domain? The default behavior of Firefox is that all requests for *.domain.com ...
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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, the copied text is appended with something like: ...
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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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Transfer history from firefox to chrome?

This might sound like a silly question but i'd like to transfer all my history (specifically links i clicked on) from firefox to chrome. Is there an easy way to do that?
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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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How private is the Opera Turbo feature of Opera?

If I'm using Opera with the Opera Turbo feature turned on (always, not set to "automaticly"). Can anyone see what sites I'm visiting (except Opera of course ...)? Opera Turbo uses a proxy server, so ...
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Make Firefox cache a webpage so that I can view it without a reload after a restart

I want Firefox to be able to cache webpages such that I can read the pages later after a restart. I've tried setting the cache size to 350MB but it still doesn't work as intended. Opera seems to do it ...
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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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How do you permanently disable the 'This Connection is Untrusted' page on Firefox

I'm going insane. Can someone please help me to COMPLETELY DISABLE the 'This Connection is Untrusted' page on Firefox. Facts: I am running Firefox 23.0 on an Ubuntu machine (downloaded and ...
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Google Chrome in Mac OS X - How to open link in Chrome when it's not the default browser?

In Google Chrome in Mac OS X, is it possible to keep Safari as default browser but have an easy way to open a chosen link in Chrome other than dropping the link on the Chrome icon? Maybe something ...
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How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser?

A friend of mine (who is not a geek) asks me how to stop her little brother from playing web games on her computer. She is currently using Chrome and IE, and I have never done that before, even on FF. ...
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Preventing Opera from switching over to new tab

How do I prevent Opera from switching over to the tab I opened when I click on 'Open in new tab'? This feature of Opera is driving me nuts! Is there a setting or something that I can change so that ...
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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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How can I open the current HTML file in a web browser from MacVim?

From MacVim is there a command to open the currently edited HTML file in a web browser?
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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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Web page from the terminal

I use Snow Leopard. How I can send a html page to a web browser from Terminal.app? If I am in $HOME dir, with a file myPage.html, can I view this file in a browser right from Terminal.app?
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Disable ALL cookie warnings and hints

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept common cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them to the user? Eg. does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist ...
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Can a computer be infected by malware through web browser?

Can a computer be infected when it accesses a malicious web page? Why is not a web browser 100% safe? What web resources, such as Java Script, Flash or a HTTP connection, can infect a computer?
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xlsx files are being interpreted as zip files on download, why?

Background: For some reason, whenever a user tries to open an xslx (excel 2007) file from our intranet using MSIE, the file download dialog interprets it as a "zip" file. Admittedly, xslx files ...
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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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Is there a powerful yet lightweight vim-like keyboard-centric web browser out there (for Linux)? [closed]

I love Pentadactyl (previously Vimperator) for Firefox, but with all these plugins and things, Firefox is really slow. I've tried Vimium, but it's a little awkward and doesn't do all I'd like it to. ...
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Is there a way to opt-out the download bar on the bottom of Chrome?

I just think it's annoying, that every time when I download something in Chrome I need to manually click the bottom download bar to make it away. Is there a way to disable the download bar showing on ...
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Why might a browser sometimes ask for confirmation when going to an HTTPS page?

When I click on a link to an HTTPS link, the browser will sometimes ask for confirmation or channel me though a form before it will allow me to se the page. Why would it do this? (This question ...
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What is the best cross platform keyboard based web browser? [closed]

What is the best cross platform keyboard based web browser? I have tried Conkerer only so far, but would like to try others if there are any.
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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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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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How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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Set windows scheduler to open a webpage or the bookmark [duplicate]

I have a bookmark: C:\inetpub\services\Full Scan\full scan.url or a link: 10.237.49.250:8080/scanner/run.aspx?FULLSCAN=ON how can I schedule either of them to open in IE or Chrome?
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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 does one browse a website using Telnet?

When you connect to an open port 80 (HTTP) through Telnet, shouldn't the client display a plaintext version of the site? All I get is a blank screen, and then the client disconnects. I know you can ...
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Does any browser or plugin have a 1 click means to surf securely?

I don't mean anonymously so much as I mean turn off JavaScript, Flash, and anything else that potentially has a virus. I recognize the UX goes way down, but that's one reason this has to be easy. ...
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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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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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is there a way to view Google Chrome browsing history past three months ago?

I'm trying to find a tutorial I found months ago but it looks like it's disappeared off the face of the planet. I thought I would have better luck looking through my Google Chrome browsing history but ...
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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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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 ...
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How to Block Doodle in Chrome's 'New Tab' page?

My goal is to block the annoying Google "doodles" (i.e. animated soccer-related promos, etc.) that appear in Chrome when a New tab is opened. Here's what's been tried so far: (1) Use AdBlock Plus to ...
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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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Can I disable infinite scroll for all sites?

I hate sites with infinite scrolling, mostly because they use up all my RAM. Is there any way to convince websites not to load this way? Maybe a browser extension that turns it back into separate ...
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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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How to write an AdBlock filter to block just one ad by URL on an otherwise exempted page?

I use AdBlock with the default automatic filter subscriptions, but I exempt deserving sites that are not over-the-top with ads, such as most sites in "The Deck" ad network. Let's call one of the good ...
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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: ...