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 such a thing as a web browser where you specify host and IP for testing new sites? [closed]

Does any Linux software exist where I can specify a host xyz.com and an IP. The browser will then request a page from that IP specifying that host, no DNS lookup will be performed. I regularly move ...
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Un-maximised browser in kiosk-style mode running on top

Let's say I want to have an ISS webcam running on my desktop. Is there any way to get any browser to run in a non-maximised window without menu clutter? Specifically something equivalent to ...
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Running old versions of Macromedia Shockwave in a modern browser

I'm trying to find ways to run Macromedia Shockwave 8 or 8.5 in a modern browser. So far, I have yet to find any methods besides running Adobe Shockwave 12 and hoping for the best. Is there a way to ...
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Windows media player does not let you save?

I opened a video (mpeg) from a web page link in Firefox and it by default opened it in Windows Media Player. There did not appear to be any save button in the player !!!! Does this mean I have to ...
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how to block advertisement popups in web browser

I use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as web browsers. But when i open it, a lot of unwanted advertisement pop ups and other windows would be opened.To close each and every pop ups and windows is a ...
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My localhost web not connected to “anywhere”

I have a localhost web which contains ajax that communicate to some server (call it www.google.com), but it fail. I try to my friend's chrome, it was able. my friend said I should check "bypass proxy ...
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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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Chromium Incognito mode automatically logs me in to website

I'm having a very weird problem with my chromium browser "Version 37.0.2062.120 (281580) (64-bit)" I clear all the browsing data Browsing history Download history Cookies and other site and plug-in ...
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How to override text color for all websites (using userContent.css) in FireFox?

Many websites—such as Google search results—display grey text on white background. On my display, the grey color is hard to see. Can I override text color for all websites, without affecting ...
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Firefox and Chrome redirecting IPv6 to Google search

There are already answers how to teach those browsers to resolve the targets (enable ipv6 dns), but my problem is, when I enter an address (including http): http://2001:db8:0:1::10:1ff ...
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Can I somehow enable mode like Elinks “follow links” in Lynx

Can I somehow enable Elinks mode "follow links" in Lynx? If so, how can I do it? Thanks in advance.
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How to move all open tabs from Safari to Firefox?

In my case I have many tabs opened in Safari and I want to move to Firefox. I know I can note down all the url in a text file and open all of them again one by one in another browser. But I'm looking ...
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How does a browser know if a site supports https

A lot of sites now default to https. Where beforehand i would have had to asked for https specifically (ie: typing out https://www.google.com) now even if I type out just www.google.com or even ...
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How to block access to certain websites without additional programs?

Say I want to block "xxx-xxxx-xxx-xxxx" and that alone from being accessible from any web browser on the system. Is there any way to do that plainly and simply without having a need for bulk ...
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Some of the websites are displaying in text only

I'm experiencing this problem in my computer for three days. Most of the sites are displaying in the text only in any of the browsers I use: IE, Firefox, Chrome. The sites I frequently use are: Imdb, ...
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Chrome browser doesn't show up when restarted from a taskbar

I have came across a problem that is restrict me from using Chrome fully and honestly, I don't want to use any other web browser. The problem is, that when I start the browser, it works well, I have ...
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My Google Chrome slowness at first run

I use latest version of Google Chrome browser on my Windows 7 machine. The problem is that, chrome is very slow at first run, It takes more than 20 seconds to finally loads the page (any page, say ...
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Firefox won't open websites, other browsers do

So, any website that I try to open up in Firefox just won't load, it's not just particular websites. But all other browsers - IE, Chrome and Opera, do. What I have tried: * Checked Comodo's firewall ...
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I tried installing IE11, but it seems to be corrupted.

I tried installing IE11 but I do not think the install completed properly. It's listed as a program under the start menu but not under Control Panel -> Programs and Features. When I try to open it, it ...
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Firefox modifying google searchplugin to not country redirect

I'm trying to modify the google.xml file in the browser/searchplugins folder in a way that it won't country redirect anymore. For example, to always reach the german google site, I have changed the ...
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iPad bookmark on Homescreen and Login

Foreword: Perhaps you wouldn't call that a computer-enthusiast question - but then, not knowing the most basic basics about Apple and Tablets makes me a true (Win/Lin) PC enthusiast, right? ;) I have ...
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Separation of work, personal, and private , for all things tech?

Increasingly I'm finding it's very difficult to separate anything on my computers and devices. Everything syncs everywhere, I need to do work from my home computer, I need to do personal things from ...
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Browsers' Save Image unbearably slow in Windows 7

Starting a few days ago, every time I try to save an image using Firefox or Chrome it takes forever for the dialog to open. According to this info the problem is related to "jump lists", and by ...
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Chromium menu padding too large

I am running Linux Mint 13 Maya (LTS) I have recently updated my Chromium to 37.0.2062.94 from official repository. New menus absolutely ruin usability with oversized padding between items. This ...
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Where does Chrome store the “Recently closed tabs” file in Mac OS X?

I need to know where Chrome stores the "Recently closed tabs" file in Mac OS X.
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Block link to certain web-page [duplicate]

How to block certain URL (i mean full path to exact page) in browser (Firefox prefered one), not totally web site domain name. Example: http://superuser.com/questions/ is allowed ...
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Do text based browsers reduce network traffic?

Do text based browsers such as lynx, links and elinks consume less bandwidth than a GUI based browser (ie, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? I'm guessing no reduction in traffic. Rationale: I think a text based ...
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Refresh without losing location in large web-page loaded using url#name location

Suppose that you're looking at a large web-page which has an index: perhaps a table of contents in the same page. When you click on an item, it is referenced by its name anchor using a url#name ...
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How to change Internet Explorer's initial start page?

Not home page, but start page. For those who are still confused, it's the page that will come up when you open the browser. However, if you press the 'Home' button or press Alt+Home, it will show ...
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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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Can I ask Google Chrome to stop caching specific websites?

I want Google Chrome to stop caching my localhost since I change its files so often. How do I do this? I see it can be done while opening the dev tools here: Clear cache for specific domain name in ...
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Windows 7 Is There A Way To Limit A Specific Browser To Localhost Only With No Internet Access?

I want to lock down a browser I use for development specifically for localhost use only and not allow it access to the internet at all. Is there any way to do this?
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Use Firefox as default browser, but open links in Chrome from a specific program

I use this IRC client mIRC and sometimes people post links there, you never know what's there, so I use Chrome as backup browser for all the mess that comes to computer. But in daily use of internet I ...
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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: ...