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 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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Is it possible to use a GPS device with a computer to provide location to browsers?

I have two GPS devices, one from NMEA and one from Garmin. I would like to know if it’s possible to use either of them to provide more accurate location for browsers (Chrome, Firefox). The web ...
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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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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click and copy the URL of a result link, it results in a Google redirector URL: https://encrypted.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=get+rid+of+google.com/...
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What is the Shortcut Key for the Firefox Orange Button?

What is the Shortcut Key for the orange button at the upper left portion of the Firefox 4 window? I tried ALT+F, but this only brings up the hidden "File" menu.
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Is there a Firefox plugin/extension for doc files?

There are plugins to view PDF files in-browser, without downloading. Is there an equivalent for doc/docx files? I'm on a Mac, although Windows is fine too.
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Clearing old browsing data in Chrome instead of newer data

Currently you can clear browsing data from now up to one day/week/month etc. Is there a way to do the opposite and clear everything older than one day/week/month?
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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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Google chrome high hard disk usage

I'm on Windows 7 from boot to VHD. I got a lot of RAM and my pagefile is disabled. This OS can be up for days, even up to 3-4 weeks of working time without restart. I put it to sleep\suspend quite ...
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Connection speed fast once I start Fiddler

I have two laptops, one of them has no problems whatsoever when it comes to browsing the internet, everything is speedy and pages load as expected. The other one however, is a nightmare. Pages load ...
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Suggestions for iGoogle replacement/alternative? [closed]

I've used iGoogle as my home/start page for years now, but have recently been notified that it's going away later this year. Apparently because there are mobile/chrome apps/plugins that do that same - ...
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Why do browsers have so many possible exploits?

When browsing I am ocassionally given warnings about pages that host malware "that could damage my computer". I am seriously perplexed as to why, in 2010, browsers still have possible exploits and can ...
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Is there a shortcut for switching between 2 open tabs back & forth?

I was wondering, is it possible to switch between two open tabs using a single shortcut, i.e. if x+y is the shortcut, then pressing it switches between two adjacent tabs. Much like Alt+Tab in Windows. ...
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Can a website see/know my MAC address even if I use a VPN?

I have searched other results and read many of them but I could not get an enough information. My question is that can a website see my MAC address or can they have an information about that I'm the ...
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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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Is it possible for hackers to steal password stored in your browser?

I was just wondering if Windows XP passwords can be hacked. Then why can't a hacker just hack my passwords stored in my browser? Is it possible for someone to know my browser-saved password ...
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How do I mask the Firefox browser signature?

Does anyone know of a way to mask the Firefox browser signature, so that it looks like Internet Explorer to the rest of the world? I know there is a plugin to use the IE rendering engine, but that ...
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how to open closed window in chrome

I have opened two windows in chrome browser, in each window there are multiple pages . the first window is the most important for me, the second window is for search tabs. my problem is that I ...
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Is it possible to block websites from refreshing themselves

There are some websites (for example ynet.co.il - Hebrew), that keep refreshing themselves every X minutes. Is there a way to block them from doing so ? (I use win XP with google chrome)
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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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Active desktop for Windows 7 (Vista)?

Active desktop for Windows 7 (Vista)? Does anyone know how to install it on Windows 7\Vista? Has anyone seen analogs? Is there such thing for mac\Linux? Has anyone just seen any browser which can ...
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How can I be totally invisible to Facebook?

I don't trust Facebook. I deleted my account, but I don't want them getting information from me from other sites, either; for instance, those with "Like" buttons cause my browser to request assets ...
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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 do services like Google Latitude geolocate my laptop perfectly with no GPS?

How do services like Google Latitude, through my browser, obviously through my Internet connection (Ethernet not Wi-Fi), obtain my location perfectly with only my current public IP address? By asking ...
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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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Is there a way to cause chrome/ie/firefox to reload the local “hosts” file without restarting the app?

In my occupation as a sysadmin, I often find times where I need to "game the system" by editing the host file. Doing so preempts any dns records for a domain name and allows me to make the ip ...
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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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Set windows scheduler to schedule open a website, 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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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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Browse Mobile Websites From Desktop/Laptop

Is it possible to browse the internet from a laptop so that the web sites you visit think you are browsing from a mobile device? Say I need to connect via a very low bandwidth connection and just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Chrome not listed in default programs

After switching browsers from Firefox to Google Chrome I've tried all the solutions that I know of, going into the registry and manually changing the default program there, going into the control ...
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Chrome - set search bar to google.co.uk, not google.com?

How can I force Chrome to search google.co.uk in the search bar, rather than google.com? I have tried the following several times with no success: go to google.com click on 'Go to Google UK' do a ...
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Chrome - Why am I automatically authenticated to a web app even after clearing browser cookies?

I am accessing a web application using Chrome. If I sign out of the app and clear all Chrome history/cookies/etc (even Flash cookies which are now handled by Chrome in the same Clear History area) ...
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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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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 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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Chrome can't connect to internet (but other browsers can) [duplicate]

All of a sudden a couple days ago, my Chrome browser (v. 37, on Win7 desktop) stopped working. It just displays the "Google Dinosaur" with the message "Unable to connect to the Internet" (Error code: ...
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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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How to make copying command from website to terminal secure?

Today I found intriguing example website-terminal-copy-paste. For example you may need to clone git repository. In webpage it looks like: git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/kup/kup.git ...
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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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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 ...