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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Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed is safe to use?

What does "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" setting actually do? Clears files every time when IE closed? Normally in IE when Temporary Internet Files are cleared? Is ...
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Ways to grab the data which a browser sends to a server? [duplicate]

How can I grab the data which the browser sends to a server? Is there any specific application for it?(windows and linux systems)
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Web browser | Disabling the download of arbitrary scripts

I use firefox. Is there an addon or setting to stop my browser from downloading all the scripts that are linked on a webpage? I would like to only follow links which are at domains in my whitelist. I ...
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No internet connection with browsers on OS X 10.9

Unable to browse Internet on Mac OS X My Problem is very similar to the one linked above; I can't reach websites using browsers, everything else like terminal stuff (ping...), Mail, Skype, OS X ...
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Display a “slideshow” of websites on my Raspberry Pi browser

Here is what I want: on my browser, I want to display in infinite loops a set of predefined websites for a specific duration. For example, the site A is displayed for 5 minutes, then the site B for ...
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Weird popup ads on sites that don't even load the ad

I have noticed weird popup ads appearing on pages which don't load those ads like daringfireball. The ad in question appears on the right side of the page over the web page intended to open. The ...
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What is the URL for Chrome's Apps Page?

The Chrome desktop browser (on OS X, Linux, Windows) has an "Apps Page" to display installed Chrome apps. It can be useful to know the exact URL of the built-in Chrome "Apps Page" so you can link to ...
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Change Browser settings without browser restarting via use another program

I don't understand how some programs (e.g. Baidu PC Faster, Search Protect) change the URL of a new tab page, default engine and home page when browsers run. In Internet Explorer even there isn't ...
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Can I set the default Windows browser to a Vmware unity browser?

I have Ubuntu running in Vmplayer Unity with a Win 7 host, but I cannot figure out how to get hyperlinks to open in my Ubuntu browsers. I've tried using desktop shortcuts, but they need arguments to ...
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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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How to copy text without copying unwanted text?

I am trying to copy text in general, but there's links to parts of the page right on the left side of it. Whenever I try to copy just the text, it will highlight every text character to the left side ...
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Browsers versions without auto-update

I would like to know which version of the various browsers did not update to the latest version automatically. For example, IE8 won't auto-update to IE9 while IE9 auto-updates to IE10. I think ...
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Is Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller secure?

Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller, which is an extension for Chrome browser really seems a nice product. But, on the security side, "it can access your data on all websites", this is the official ...
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Why doesn't Google Chrome show PHP in page source?

Why doesn't Google Chrome show the PHP in the source? For example, here's a page I did (mostly with JQuery). I decided to have a small bit of PHP to fetch the IP address and display it (in a ...
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Internet Explorer for companies [closed]

I was wondering why it is that so many companies use Internet Explorer by default? I can imagine that there is some upside to using it in combination with Windows Server or something? Or perhaps you ...
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Website blocked or what?

I cannot access some really legit sites on my internet connection all of a sudden. Is there a way to tell if the ISP is blocking them? I have tried turning-off my firewall completely and it is still ...
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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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Google chrome / firefox change modal/javascript based popups into internal tab messages

I'm looking for an extension (or an option) for both google chrome, firefox that has ability to convert authentication modal dialog boxes (for example SharePoint) where it blocks the whole browser ...
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How to add a cache file to browsers like Chrome/Firefox/etc.?

For example, there is a website hosting a Shockwave Flash app which is restricted to be used on that specific site. However, the network of the site is poor so that loading the entire .swf from the ...
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Chromium - Selective Cookie blocking doesn't work

I have a fresh install of Chromium Browser on Windows 7. Chromium Version 36.0.1926.0 (261698). I got to Settings -> Privacy -> Clear Browsing Data .. & clear all cookies from from the beginning ...
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Files opened in SharePoint Workspace don't sync, but when opened via sharepoint in browser do

I'm working with a client using their Sharepoint site. When I access the site via a web browser I can open, edit and save files fine. Similarly, if I navigate to the SharePoint site in Windows ...
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Is it possible to retrieve history after deleted from Google Chrome?

Is there any way to get back or retrieve history in Google Chrome after the history is cleared ?
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Quickly move browser viewed PDF to local PDF reader

I have a problem where I wish to open PDF's in Adobe Reader so that I can search through them. When I open them in my web browser (I am using Chrome) under some sites I can't search through them, ...
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Opera 20 - bookmark importer option greyed out?

Does anyone know how to enable Opera 20's bookmark importer? It's in the main Opera dropdown, but it's greyed out. I have already enabled the bookmarks bar in Opera > Settings.
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Chrome - block pages from getting info about you

I recently ran panopticlick in my Chrome and I really didn't like the result (my browser was unique between every 2 000 000 tested browsers). I saw that large part of unique bits (20.93) was made up ...
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Two hours or so after restarting my computer, some webpages don't load unless I restart again

OS and computer type: Windows 8.1 and Lenovo G505 laptop Further description: In Chrome, after the computer is on for a while after being restarted, certain websites, e.g. StackExchange sites, my ...
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How do I restore browser tabs which I have accidentally closed?

Sometimes in my haste to close tabs, I have accidentally closed tabs which I still want. How do I restore a browser tab which I have accidentally closed?
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Do any text-mode browsers support HTML5?

Does anyone know of a text-mode browser with HTML5 support? Googling has turned up nothing. From the list of text-mode browsers at wikipedia, only Lynx and Links still look to be maintained - and ...
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How can I (really) change my browser identification (user agent AND javascript attributes)? [duplicate]

A website can get information about your browser and system via several methods: user agent, javascript attributes (like navigator.platform), profiling by testing avalaible browser features ...
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Chrome hanging for 5-10 seconds regularly

I am having issues with Chrome hanging fairly regularly. I am using Version 33.0.1750.154 m, updated this morning. Basically, what happens is shortly after loading a page, it's like the entire ...
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What happens when I reopen my browser?

I have Cache-Control: private, max-age=300 but I see that some part of the reopened page is not up to date even after max age is passed. And now I'm trying to understand what exactly happens in such ...
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How to save open tabs's URLs to a file? [duplicate]

Say if I have about 25 tabs open in my browser. Is there a way I could a)save all those URLs to a file and b) Start a browser instance to load all of these URLs ? Browsers: Firefox/chrome (latest ...
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Maximum Browser Upload Size

can someone tell me what the biggest file is I can upload with current browsers (in 1 HTTP request)? I found this page http://www.motobit.com/help/scptutl/pa98.htm but it seems to be older. Maybe ...
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How to press send on 6 browser windows running gmail?

We are doing a blinded trial on email forwarding, to see what kind of messages users will forward to their friends. We need to fire off the emails at once ideally. Is there a way to press send on 6 ...
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Disable CSS In Chrome

I am currently running on a slow connection (20 KBPS) as I have used my internet quaota I was running on 90MBPS. Anyway is there a way to disable CSS in all pages like you can disable JS in chrome, ...
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Do common browsers update bookmarks when they receive 301?

301 redirects are permanent. They mean that the page has moved, and they request any search engine or user agent coming to the page to update the URL in their database. This is the most common ...
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How to set a browser to browse from a VPN

On my PC I am connected using a Cisco AnyConnect to my office VPN in another country. In addition I am connected to the internet using a regular connection. Is there a way to set my browser (chrome ...
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set Browser to browse from a VPN

On my PC I am connected using a Cisco AnyConnect Secure Connection to my office VPN in another country. In addition I am connected to the internet using a regular connection. Is there a way to set ...
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ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE from modem for certain settings

I'm trying to setup my VDSL modem (Zyxel p-870H-51a v2) to connect to the internet. Whenever I go to modify, or apply/save a connection setting, it gives me a ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE/Server closed ...
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Google is not opened in browsers

I have the following browsers installed on my system. Google Chrome, Version 33.0.1750.154 m Mozilla FireFox, Version 27.0.1 Internet Explorer 8 Except for other sites, Google doesn't open in all ...
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Computer must be restarted to complete a previous upgrade of Firefox, but updates are disabled in preferences

I have been trying to pin Firefox to an older version (17.0.11 ESR) on both a Windows XP and Windows 7 host. I have to do this to test a few things. I need to have Firefox stopped from updating ...
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Is possible to compress ALL the web browsing using a ssh tunnel or similar?

I have a machine with a fast connection to internet in point A (Let's say 10MB). In point B I have a machine with slow internet (let's say 1/2 MB). Is possible to use a ssh tunnel that run in point ...
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Is it possible to achieve the Opera 12 interface with Firefox or Chrome?

Maybe not Chrome, but I read somewhere that it's possible with Firefox and extensions (Someone said that in a comment). Does anyone know what extensions do I need for that? Basically I'm trying to get ...
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How do I get Browsers never to auto-expand to fill the screen in Win 7

I tend to take two browser windows (Chrome, Firefox, etc) and set them side-by-side. Often, if I'm dragging one toward the corner, Windows "helps" me by expanding it to cover the screen, which I then ...
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Browser and alternate host file [duplicate]

I'm testing some software using a browser. I want to start a Chromium of FireFox session, and instruct the browser to an alternate host file. The host file will redirect a couple of domains to the ...
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How do browsers implement event polling?

So I am trying to get an idea of how browsers are internally implemented. The browser must poll the event queue for events, but I am wondering how frequently this is done or If there is some sort of ...
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't preserve cache when forced to

I need to edit an .swf file, cached by Internet Explore (IE version doens't matter), so that when a certain website opens, IE should use the cached file, instead of the newer one. I disabled checking ...
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Browsers not able to display text

So my browsers is not able to display any text, tried on both chrome and ie - seems like a system wide issue links to example problem http://i.stack.imgur.com/cOk0r.png ...
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Sound lag/glitch while browsing internet (loading pages) [closed]

yeah that's crazy. Never happened this before, but started happening few days ago and can't trace down what. And please don't suggest audio drivers, it worked fine for ages and I got latest version. ...