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 to import bookmarks from Chrome or Safari into Opera 19 for OS X?

I’ve just installed Opera 19 on OS X Mountain Lion and I don’t find how to import my Bookmarks from Safari or Chrome. On Windows menu the voice “Import Bookmarks” is deactivated
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Is there a way to disable the huge billboard/galleries on websites?

Every website nowadays seems to think it is a good idea to have half the page change every few seconds. This trend is horrible, it either distracts you when you try to read something else, or it ...
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Easily generating QR codes

What is the easiest way to generate QR codes? When I do a google search, lots of different sites pop up, but usually they have lots of things to fill in, and lots of options to go through. What I want ...
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Hide facebook banner from getting displayed in browser

While visiting a website (Times of India in this case), on sides of the article the Facebook banner is getting displayed. This banner hides most of the text in the article and hovers over the article ...
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Searching a firewall for web with html keyword replacing capabilities

I'm searching for an utility (better free) or an add-on for Firefox that intercepts the http traffic and replaces or deletes some keywords in the html source, basing on a pre-defined user edited ...
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Chrome zooms in when scrolling up and out when scrolling down

This is an intermittent issue. I load a website, scroll down, and Chrome automatically reduces zoom from 100% to 90%. I click Ctrl+0 to set it back to 100%. I reload the page, scroll up - the zoom ...
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Do popular browser firefox / chrome / IE / opera compress HTTP requests (e.g. HTTP POST request)

If I send a large POST request via any of the popular browsers, will it automatically compress and send it (assuming that the server also supports compressed content). How will the browser know ...
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how to block a specific cookie from a specific site [duplicate]

Relevant question, but does not answer my question: Firefox: how to block cookies by name, not by site? - This is too specific about Google Analytics I have started getting quite active on ...
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How can I permanently remove a seemingly stealthy ad-ware installer?

For the past one month, there seems to have a stealth installer lingering in my computer that will automatically install malicious plugins to all my browsers. I'm not sure what installer is that and I ...
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How can I fix a v9.com redirect infection? [duplicate]

NOTE: This is clearly NOT a duplicate, as it has never been asked and none of the generic malware advice worked. It's a widespread problem and about a week after this was declared a "duplicate" by ...
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How can I copy text from multiple text boxes in a website?

I want to copy text that is displayed in multiple text boxes in a website like the numbers that appear in THIS WEBSITE after you fill one box. I want to copy several texts to excel but when I select ...
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Faster navigation or switch between browser tabs

Is that such a plugin for chrome or other webbroswer that supports tab navigation by typing tab names? My browser constantly has a lot of open tabs. It makes tab switching really difficult. I have to ...
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Youtube videos enlarge on less zoom

I am currently using Torch web browser (which is basically chrome based), and I have a 15.6" FullHD screen on my laptop. As I am young with a good vision, I set all fonts to be even smaller in some ...
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Webkit browsers inconsistently load webpage images/resources

I've been having this issue for quite some time, where websites viewed through webkit-based browsers inconsistently load images. By inconsistent, I mean that on one trial run, an image, or several ...
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Is hijacking of Facebook sessions possible when having physical access to a computer?

I have tested programs like SSLStrip or dSploit that hijack a Facebook session. This is: if the user logs in and the computer running the interceptor program (i.e: dSploit) is onto the same network ...
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Does browser cache affect text content also?

From my observation browsers cache css and image files. If changes were made, you need to hit "force" refresh button if you want to see updated version. However I am not able to verify if browsers ...
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Chrome browser hopelessly broken and reinstall does not fix?

I started having a very strange problem on Windows XP this past week or so with Chrome. Chrome browser has become hopelessly broken. Uninstall and reinstall does not fix. What is really strange is ...
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Sites with google tracking not loading properly

I'm having a strange issue with sites that have Google analytics tracking on them (including this very site). Chrome DevTools/ Firefox Firebug are showing the following resources as failed to load ...
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Domain name without TLD

I typed securedrop into the Chrome address bar and pressed enter. In addition to querying Google as usual, Chrome showed me this: Clicking that link (http://securedrop/) took me to a parked domain ...
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In a Web page, how can I tick all checkboxes in selection?

I am using a webmail (Outlook Web Access). I have a Web page : in my mailbox, I have many messages. I select 30 lines. Now, I want something that would tick the 30 checkboxes that are in my ...
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Tabs in Chrome Browser shrink too much

If I open up many tabs in Chrome, the Tabs start to shrink. This is usually a normal behavior if the tabs would use the whole availible space, BUT in my case the tabs shrink too much. They don't use ...
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How to maximise a Single Window across Multiple Monitors?

Say I've 3 monitors. I'll instantiate with http://www.texpaste.com/. What would I need for: The leftmost toolbox to be on the leftmost monitor? The center input blank field on the center monitor? ...
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How can I lockdown a computer so the user cannot minimize or move the browser window? [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a computer with a browser page. The webpage allows people to enter their email address and submit a form. However, it is intended to be a kiosk. I don't want people to be able ...
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Even though FireFox portable is set as default borwser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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Redirection to wireless login pages - avoiding losing your current sites

It is common for public wifi access points to include login pages, even at times, when they're free (i.e. starbucks, many airports, hotels, etc). I'm often in a situation where I'll open up ...
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How to toggle browser window style between normal and popup?

I'd like to know if it's possible to change window style to "popup" without reloading the page (clicking on a link that opens the page in a new popup window). By "popup" style I mean when there is ...
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How to unify History from Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

I'm using Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Each for different things. Is it possible to somehow "unify" browsing history from bouth of these browsers so that sites I have visited while on ...
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Remotely disable saved cookies/logins on gmail?

I just left my job (yay! freedom! money is for suckers) and realized I forgot to clear cookies on my PC. I can call an (ex) coworker and have them do it maybe, but I'd feel safter if it could be ...
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Which cookie is the Google's Two-Factor Authentication related cookie?

Every time I start up my browser (palemoon [i.e., firefox]) I have to use the two-factor auth to log in. I figure this is due to the fact that I have the browser clear cookies on exit, which I want, ...
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A way of removing the YouTube comment system?

I find myself wasting time commenting on YouTube or replying to other peoples comments. I've tried to stop doing this but when I watch a video I compulsively scroll down to the comments almost ...
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text-only bookmark bar in Chrome or Opera

The only reason why I'm still using the old Opera 12 is that it allows text-only bookmarks and folders on the bookmarks-bar: But there are already a bunch of websites out there, which are not ...
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Chrome 32 - how to hide Console emulator feature

Console emulator sounds cool but I really need to view the dom tree, css etc. There's a setting in 'Overrides' to `show 'emulation' view in console drawer but this toggle doesn't persist. How can I ...
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Display already visited highlight on pic.twitter on popular browsers

I'm a heavy twitter user and I follow a lot of people and companies. As you can imagine when searching to discover new things a lot of people share images! The problem is that the pictures are ...
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Firefox issue with keyboard

Suddenly I can't type in Firefox. Keyboard doesn't have any issue as everything works fine on other applications. I have tried disabling add-ons, restarting FF in safe mode, resetting Firefox, all ...
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Translation failed because of a server error on google-chrome browser

I am trying to use translate feature available in google chrome browser, but it says "translation failed because of a server error", I used retry but it didn't work, I also tried using the advanced ...
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Why IE browser preference language doesn't work

All, I changed my web browser language to Russian by following this post expect the web page display with Russian language. But it doesn't work. I don't know if I miss something. If anyone know ...
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Detect browser proxy setting only if proxy server is available else go via default network

I am trying to browse via any browser which are installed on your OS. Settings should be like this. If there is proxy server in your network then browser should use proxy server to browse If there ...
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Switch between multiple user-profiles within the same browser window

Is it somehow possible to set up google chrome in a manner that allows it to change user profiles without opening each profile in a seperate window? By default when switching profiles a new chrome ...
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Keyboard shortcut to exit browser address bar

What's the inverse of Ctrl+L in a browser? Say, you are typing the address but suddenly change your mind. Or maybe you forgot something on the current page and want to go back to it. How to do it, ...
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Bookmarklet: run JS command after page is loaded

I build quite a lot of bookmarklets to automate my every day's work. Now I faced a problem: I would like (by clicking on a bookmarklet) to open a page in web browser (I use Internet Explorer) and ...
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Why is Google Chrome console uninformative when displaying arrays?

Type on the console: a = [[1,1],[1,1]] And you will see: [Array[2],Array[2]] That is as uninformative as it gets, and in order to understand your structure you have to click click click click ...
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Issues loading specific web pages

I'm having an issue with a lot of websites not opening, they are fine on other devices. I have checked host files and everything seems fine, I think. I ran a tracert on some of the websites not ...
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Is there a way to see the final page address in the url preview?

Usually when you hover cursor above a url, the link hint appears in the lower left/right corner of the browser window. These days people use link shorteners which don't allow to see what the target ...
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Browser only linux distribution

I had set up moodle server for teaching students at my department. We have 2 computer rooms that are used by students for accessing this server and completing quizzes. Currently all computers have ...
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Chrome browser keeps losing home page setting

whenever I close down my laptop (Windows 7) and restart chrome comes up with a single default tab despite the fact that I frequently set my home pages to the ones I want to see. How do I get my ...
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In modern webbrowsers is there any point in putting www infront of a url that uses it?

When going to www.facebook.com or www.cbc.ca is there any benefit or difference made by omitting the www? EDIT: so it could be a problem if www is omitted but not automatically added, could it ever ...
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Reopened tabs include several that were separately closed earlier. How to fix?

I have been experiencing an issue with the chromium browser where tabs that I close separately before closing chromium as a whole are reopened with the tabs that I left open when I start chromium ...
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Why does Chrome at my school initially take so long to “get” the Internet?

My school has a number of classrooms with about twenty computers each, all running Windows 7. They're all connected to a central server for our work, and to the Internet by way of a proxy server. Our ...
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Changing iMac Google Chrome Settings

How do you change your settings in Chrome to make it so javascript can open new tabs without user-interaction? I couldnt find the setting myself after I looked up this Stack Overflow thread
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What is the differences between server and domain name?

An URL is in the format of: scheme://server:port/pathname What is the differences between server and domain name here? //superuser.com/questions/ask is a (relative) URL. The scheme is ...