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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Where are my passwords stored in browser?

When i click the remember me radio while signing into a web application, I know that my password is saved into somewhere inside my browser. I want to know the exact location of that file in my OS ...
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Can TOR Browser hide my online activity at work? Or only from the ISP? [duplicate]

I am not sure how TOR browser works, and wanted to know if I get it at work - will the IT guys be able to see what I am surfing? What kinda of info can they see anyhow?
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Ping/nslookup working but telnet/browser fails

Having a problem on several systems. Ping, nslookup and tracert all work as expected but the browser and other applications including telnet are unable to get any internet access. The problem is not ...
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Can only visit certain sites using Internet Explorer 11

I rarely use IE so I was surprised that when I loaded IE 11 that I had trouble navigating the Internet. I can visit some sites, and not others. And there are no error messages or popups as far as I ...
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Open H and C files as text files in browser?

I'm using Firefox. When I come across a source file I want to examine, Firefox performs a download of the file. Then I have to wait 5 or 10 seconds for Xcode to spin up. For example, genks.c. I'd ...
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Is there a hotkey to highlight a search bar (not the address bar) under Windows 7 OS?

Want to know whether there is a default hotkey for highlighting a web-page search bar, rather than the address bar. The dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ , for example. Thanks to ...
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How to disable WebAuth for Stanford Weblogin

I have a hand me down laptop from a friend who was at stanford. I'm at a different university and the stanford WebAuthentication page pops up whenever i try to gain access to restricted pages like ...
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Set minimum font-weight property in WebKit

I use jumanji, a WebKit browser, on Arch Linux. On some sites, e.g. Europe PubMed Central, the font is nearly-unreadably light. I could force font-weight: normal in my configuration but I want bold to ...
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How to update chrome browser without uninstall ( for error 1 )?

I'm using chrome Version 33.0.1750.154 and i cant update my browser to new version. I have noticed that the following error in => About Google Chrome Tab Version 33.0.1750.154 Update failed ...
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Helvetica fonts always rendering as bold in Chrome

This started happening a few days ago and I can't figure it out. When using Chrome, any text with font-family Helvetica or 'Helvetica Neue' always render in a super heavy/bold font. For example, ...
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Open source browser with command line option to check for errors retrieving the page?

I have a couple of TVs powered by Raspberry Pis - they have Raspbian installed and boot straight into Midori's full-screen mode. They display metrics and as such they should always be on and ...
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Problems with YouTube not playing any videos

This just started today, All of a sudden, YouTube videos doesn't play at all. It just keeps buffering. It has nothing to do with my internet because I can watch videos and surf everywhere apart ...
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Webauth from previous organization conflicts with new organization

Whenever I navigate in my browser to a page that requires authorization I get redirected to my previous organization's webauth, even after I have logged into my current organization. This happens in ...
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Allow scrolling past end of page

Is there any option in a webbrowser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) to allow scrolling up to one screenful past the end pf the page? When reading a long page of text and pressing PAGE-DOWN to scroll to the ...
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Is this a hijack?

My home router was down the other day. I tried to use chrome, and I got the following error message: DNS Lookup for "www.searchpage.com" failed. The requested name is valid, but no data of the ...
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Keybinding to zoom in/out of flash widget

I'm looking for a keybinding to zoom in/zoom out of flash widgets similar to Ctrl++ and Ctrl+- on webbrowsers default aka increasing font size. I'm aware of the right click option, but from time to ...
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Turning all combo boxes into searchable input fields [closed]

Websites and webapps: Is there a method/addon/software which would allow me to turn any or selective combo boxes (i.e. drop down lists), on any website, into a searchable input field. Background: ...
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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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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 to emulate a cookie-based browser with curl?

The title tells pretty much everything. I need curl to both GET and POST as a web browser while accepting cookies.
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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Links text browser: Add starter URL on “Go to URL”

In Links text browser running in terminal, how to add starter URL when pressing g? Pressing g will show Go to URL form. The form is blank. Lets say I want a starter URL ...
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Why does Firefox interpret 100% zoom differently to other browsers?

It's bugged me for a while that Firefox (on Windows 7) seems really "zoomed in" compared to other browsers, even after using ctrl-0 or the zoom menu to make sure its zoom level is 100%. Chrome left, ...
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Socket connections to upstream proxy/ gateway failed closing fiddler error code 10061 Trying to access web

Any time I try to access web sites pages or downloads the following comes up when using either Google Chrome or IE browser. PC running Windows 7 Home Premium . Error as follows: the socket connection ...
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Google Chrome Update changed my browser resolution [duplicate]

I just updated chrome and have hit a massive problem in its display it's like someone has lowered the rez and it is messing with everything my set up is 1920 x 1080 but chrome seems to be in a ...
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Chrome - Very heavy HDD usage. Reading all fonts from 'Fonts' folder

Because of google's bad user support I'm posting this problem here.. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!search/hdd$20usage$20fonts/chrome/B207faUB7-Q/_70ST4eN0u0J Now every time I open a new ...
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autocomplete and cache in Firefox

I am trying to understand if there is any difference between browser (in my case Firefox) cache and the place where 'autocomplete' data for an HTML form is stored in the browser. Unified storage for ...
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Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?

I've had this happen once before recently on a different site, and I don't know what I did to fix it. Now my computer will not open any page on stackoverflow.com. When I try, I get the error message: ...
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How to set a key combination as a browser toolbar shortcut?

For example, something like: CTRL+SHIFT+DEL CTRL+T CTRL+E ...or whatever else. I'd like to have an icon in my browser's toolbar that when clicked executes such a key combination. Is this ...
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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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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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HTML From Text File

Why is it that copying 'view source' data from a webpage, putting it in a word document, and opening it back up in a webpage results in a text file instead of the actual html showing? For example, ...
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Google Chrome upload progress stops unexpectedly (on any site)

I noticed a problem on my Google Chrome browser. On any websites, even on Stackexchange sites when I upload images, on Quora, on some of my own sites, etc (so is not website related) when I click ...
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Role of OSI layers when we open a url in browser?

I have searched on this topic a lot but I am not able to understand how and where OSI layers (Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Datalink, Physical) come into picture in the whole ...
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How does a browser get a website's logo? [closed]

How does an internet browser get the logo/favicon of a website? I run a website and it'll be useful if I know how exactly this happens. For example, an HTTP request to somewhere might return the ...
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Client unable to access OWA website after temporarily changing SSL certificate on the server

I have the following issue: One client computer (Windows XP) cannot access the OWA website. All other client computers can (Except another one in the same remote office). How this happened: I ...
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How to prevent apps from opening the browser in Windows XP? [duplicate]

It's quite annoying during an uninstall or application exit to have the app open a web browser with a survey or the like. I'd like to prevent this from happening, if possible? There's a similar ...
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Find path of button in browser for Applescript

I'm trying to click on a button in Safari with Applescript. I know the code must be something like: tell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" click button " ENTER " of ...
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Logging full network connection like in browser

Can I set my browser or download a special application to log/download everything that is going through network while browsing a site? When I open a website in Firefox, it downloads the files to ...
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HTTP requests from browsers stop working randomly (windows 8)

For some reason I can't understand, sometime (every hour or so), for a short period of time (15 sec.) the HTTP requests done from the web browsers are not working. If I do a ping, it works fine. All ...
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Opera keeps prompting me to update Java- is this a virus?

Over the last few weeks, I've noticed that I keep getting prompted to update my Java at increasingly regular intervals. In the past, I have usually just gone ahead with this, but I am sure that it ...
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How does a web browser know if destination is http or https?

I use Wireshark to analyze web traffic. When i open my web browser and type in the address: stackexchange.com, it first performs a DNS query, receives an answer, and then sends a TCP Syn packet to ...
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Make browser and server use the eNULL SSL/TLS cipher

Is it possible to make a browser and a web server use SSL/TLS (https) with eNULL cipher for debugging purposes in a development environment (e.g. wireshark capture without setting up SSL stream ...
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Google Chrome not removing update notification

I use Google Chrome 36.0.1985.143 m x86 on Windows 8.1 Pro, August Update (Update 2). I noticed that Chrome always notifies me that I should restart my browser because of a browser update. I do that, ...
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Firefox Clearing Cache - Ctrl + F5 doesn't work randomly

Running Firefox 31, Windows 7: I was running into a bug on a website that I'm testing, where some things that did exist but do not anymore, were still showing up. I tried clearing the cache by ...
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Blocking specific websites from browser (PC and phone) while preventing myself from unblocking them without content of others

I am trying to find a PC software (and app for phone) to block specific websites, and only the person with certain privilege (e.g. who knows the password) can unblock certain websites. (I haven't yet ...
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Do chrome desktop apps use the proxy?

I have the chrome browser on my linux laptop, and Chrome starting supporting web apps that can run on your desktop, instead of in the browser. So in my browser I configured a proxy, which is working ...
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Close opened tab after selected “Switch to tab” in Firefox Awesome Bar

When I open a new blank tab, start writing where I want to go in the Awesome Bar, and select "Switch to tab", Firefox goes to the already opened tab (which is fine) but leaves the other blank tab ...
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How to download PDFs from a sub page in search results

I'm trying to download all the intervention reports from the WWC (research project), but each PDF is behind its own web page so I have to click and open each result to get the PDF URL and save. See: ...
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Refresh tab regardless if I interact with the site - Chrome Plugin (Windows)

I'm looking for a way to refresh a tab every x minutes regardless if I click somewhere in the tab or not. All of the extensions I tested before (Refresh Monkey, Easy Auto Refresh, Page Refresh) stop ...