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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Is there any 64-bit PDF plugin for browsers?

I'm now using a 64-bit version of a browser based on Firefox' rendering engine, but I don't see PDFs inside the browser because all of the readers I found are 32-bit, so their plugins don't work. Is ...
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How to launch standalone browser session?

Is it possible to launch new instance of chrome (or any other browser) with standalone session so that it would not log in automatically to applications? What I see now is when I launch new browser ...
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Shortcut to a manipulation of the current URL

I'm using Firefox (9.0.1 in Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit) and I'm wondering how to make a shortcut to a certain manipulation of the current URL. Here's an example to clarify. I'm browsing http://askubuntu.com ...
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Why a (banded) black to indigo gradient causes my Dell LCD screen to flicker?

Not my background, but it flickers in Fx5, Chrome 12 and IE8 on my Dell LCD. If it does, can someone tell me why?
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Why is my system waiting for google-analytics?

When I go to certain websites that have google analytics, they never load up. One example is www.jquery.com. I tried in firefox, chrome, safari and explorer. Chrome & safari, flash the ...
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Changing default browser in Mac OS X

I currently have Firefox set to be my default browser. I would like to change it to Cruz because if Firefox isn't currently open it takes almost a minute to load. Plus it's rather sluggish at times. ...
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IE Browser Market Share: What Are the Real Statistics?

I was just looking at W3Schools and Wikipedia for browser share statistics, and they report drastically different numbers for IE, especially. I understand that for all surveys, there will be some ...
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“Recently Closed Tabs” in google chrome new beta version?

Earlier there was a "Recently Closed Tabs" section in sidebar of google chrome browser which shows the "links of websites" tabs which are closed recently. Yesterday I have updated to new beta version ...
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How to make google-chrome or chromium use less memory

My computer has only 4GB memory, and opening 8-12 random tabs on chrome or chromium often freezes my computer. Currently I'm using google-chrome-stable --process-per-site. This helps to some extent. ...
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Icons missing on Stack Exchange sites

For the last couple of days, some of the items normally displayed in the top border of the Stack Exchange sites have been missing on my computer. Above the site logo are three fields: links to Stack ...
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Fuzzy Arial font on Windows, clearer on Linux

I noticed that on Linux Arial font is much clearer and sharper (for me more legible) than on Windows. Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153 on openSUSE 13.1 x64 (post where text taken) Google ...
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Firefox does not prompt for password for http authenticated sites, how to make it prompt?

I'm trying to log in to the corporate intranet. It used to ask me for a password in Firefox. But suddenly it stopped to do so, and only shows an HTTP 401 Unauthorized error message, just like when ...
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Wrong URL redirecting to search engines for all browsers (yahoo in my case)

I am getting a strange error first time. Whenever I enter a wrong URL/domain, it redirect me to following link:- ...
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Google Chrome and Helvetica Neue, big bug

I'm experiencing a big, bad bug only with Google Chrome. I have all the Helvetica fonts installed on my Windows 7 computer. (Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica Neue LT, and so on.. it's like more ...
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How to prefer mobile connection over proxy?

I have win7. I have proxy connection and also mobile connection via my Android phone(via USB port). I want to connect to internet only via mobile connection so I specified no Proxy in my browser ...
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Caching YouTube videos across loads

Is there a way to force the browser to cache loaded YouTube videos across page loads? In other words, if you refresh some video page in which the video already started loading (or is fully loaded), ...
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utility to stymie browser fingerprinting

Does anyone know of a system utility (for Windows) which, when toggled on, would return a spurious System Fonts Listing, a listing that looks like a typical virgin install or which has other limited ...
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Override webpage doctype in my browser?

My CIS class' webpages seem to be using the shorthand HTML4 Doctype (as in, not with the full W3C URL) and improperly formed HTML. I'm having trouble seeing the pages although several professors seems ...
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Interrupted downloads

I've been having troubles with my internet connection within these sites: (I'm using Firefox 6.0, Chrome 13.0.782.112, I.E 9.0 Latest version, and is the same problem with all those browsers, for ...
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Web fonts not displaying correctly in some browsers

When I view certain sites I get text that looks outlined like the image below: The first font in the font-family css for this is helvetica neue. I'm on a windows machine and don't have this font, ...
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Select only the path component of url (similar to command + L)

Is there a way to select only the path component of an url, similar to how command + L select the entire url? domain.com/[my/awesome/path] I want to select only the section in brackets.
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Can a browser only render fonts installed on the system?

For example - I see lot many different fonts on webpages. Does the fact that I am able to view them mean that they all are installed on my system? I do not think so. Then, how does my browser render ...
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Which browser is the most secure? (research and practically based) [closed]

I was wondering which browser is the most secure today, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari on a Windows machine with the user running as a Power User/Administrator account. This is not a ...
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What's wrong with my flash installation on ubuntu?

I have installed Flash but it doesn't work and there's no note about it in the about:plugins page in Firefox. Here's my proof: I'm on Ubuntu 8.04.
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Vista without browser

I just bought a new laptop with Vista, but I cannot get on the internet with it. It seems a Vista edition without IE is released in Europe. The shop is closed, so I cannot ask the provider who set ...
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PC's Proxy settings being overridden

I am running IE8 & Firefox 3.0.12 on an XP SP3 PC at work. I think some program is overwriting my proxy settings. How do I figure out what that program is? I set the proxy settings to : ...
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Accessing web address via Run Dialog

I am experiencing a strange behavior when trying to access a web page by typing its address in Windows Run Dialog. Usually, when I just open the Run Dialog (WIN+R) and type in a web page address, the ...
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How to disable Facebook chat permanentaly without losing XMPP capability

The Facebook chat can be used both on the website and with XMPP, for instance with Pidgin. I want to use only the latter option. Now when I visit facebook.com to look at my newsfeed, I am bothered ...
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Unable to uninstall or remove adware “Browser Shop” from browser

few days ago i opted for auto-installation of some software and i believe this adware was installed along with it. I uninstalled the software and did removed this adware extension from chrome, also ...
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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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Using Metro style in Internet Explorer 10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser? I'm using Windows 8 Pro with Internet Explorer 10 on, and I downloaded Google ...
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Restore my browser's middle-click behaviour

Some sites do annoying things with JavaScript, like replace the default behaviour of the browser to open a new tab on middle click, with code such as: <a href="http://stackoverflow.com" ...
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Fullscreen Browser [closed]

I'm looking for a fullscreen browser for linux. It doesn't have to have any controls. It suffices if I can control the page on startup by passing a commandline argument. If possible, I'd like to ...
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How can I take browser screenshots at a higher resolution than my browser supports?

I need to take a screenshot of a website as it would appear on a very high resolution monitor... say 16000x12800 pixels. My laptop's screen has a native resolution of 1280x800. Basically, I need to ...
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same website - two user accounts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer? I have a website (vmware lab manager) that obviously stores session state. I want to ...
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Browsers forwarding to random website automatically

i have a strange problem... whenever i type any website name in the browser (mozilla or IE), instead of showing the website i typed it forwards to another website this happend when i installed a ...
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PDF Download Only

On a Mac how do you download a PDF and not automatically open it in Acrobat?
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Only browser causes BSOD — all other TCP operations okay

A few weeks ago I started getting BSODs -- mostly in TCPIP.SYS, but occassionally Memory Parity. I had some viruses which are now all removed. I got new memory -- didn't fix it. Over time I was ...
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How to know which cookies are associated to a specific website?

I am using Firefox, but it could apply to all desktop-based browser (similar but different I think to this one). I am having issues logging to a specific website. All things being equals, only by ...
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Weird redirects

We are getting a weird redirct from black-face.com (which I needed for a school assignment) to some other pages always flashing through zeroredirct1 (dot) com. On other computers, it happens for other ...
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Persistent sign-in button in Google Hangouts Chrome extension; unable to log-in and use the app

A few weeks ago, I removed and re-installed the Hangouts extension for Google Chrome, and ever since, I have been unable to sign back in. Whenever I press the blue sign-in button in the extension's ...
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How to launch multiple instances of microsft edge browser and collect their Process Ids

How can I launch multiple edge browsers, that too in private mode and then get the process Ids. Also, is there any way to say that they should all be in different browser sessions and shouldn't share? ...
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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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How to show file in browser instead of downloading?

I'm using Owncloud (behind Nginx) to share a file. When I generate a share link, the link points me to the download page or if I append "&download", it immediately starts downloading the file. ...
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Disabling drop down menus on websites

Using FireFox, is there a way I can disable drop-down menus on certain websites? These are the menus that automatically drop down—with the list of options, commands, etc…—when you hover your mouse ...
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All internet browsers won't resolve DNS except for TorBrowser

I'm having a bit of trouble with one of my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit w/ SP1 computers browsing the internet. I use the computer as a bed for testing different applications and so forth. The ...
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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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How to change the light grey text that many web sites seem to use these days? [duplicate]

Of late, I've noticed that many web sites seem to be using light grey text for many sections of their sites. Some such sections include - the text (link, usually) that shows in the status bar at the ...
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Can VPN see web browser usage?

If I'm connected to a wireless network and then additionally connect to a private VPN, can all my web browsing activity be logged through the VPN? if I use Safari in "Private Browsing" mode, will each ...
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Browsing the web using a secondary sound output device

I use the web for playing music (usually tunein radio). I have two sound cards - one for the computer speakers (primary) and one for my stereo system (secondary). I'm looking for a software - web ...