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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xlsx files are being interpreted as zip files on download, why?

Background: For some reason, whenever a user tries to open an xslx (excel 2007) file from our intranet using MSIE, the file download dialog interprets it as a "zip" file. Admittedly, xslx files ...
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Block all third party domains from web pages

When I'm browsing the web, I'd like to not be tracked by any third party services like Facebook or Google. For instance, if I visit somepage.com I don't want my browser requesting things from facebook....
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Create a .png with zopfli

I wanted to give zopfli a try since I have some static .png's that I am using on a website. I see how I can create .gz and .deflate-files. But how can I create a png that can be displayed in FF, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select any word and search the default search engine using the selected word(s) as the keyword

I want to search google or whatever the default search engine is set in the browser, by selecting a few words in the web page. Can I do this with a simple shortcut, instead of copy pasting the word in ...
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Is there a way to opt-out the download bar on the bottom of Chrome?

I just think it's annoying, that every time when I download something in Chrome I need to manually click the bottom download bar to make it away. Is there a way to disable the download bar showing on ...
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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How can I quickly clear cookies for a specific site using Safari for Mac?

I know I can "Reset Safari". I know I can go to Cookies from Preferences and search for a site's cookies and delete those. But is there a faster/easier way to just clear cookies for one site (...
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Why might a browser sometimes ask for confirmation when going to an HTTPS page?

When I click on a link to an HTTPS link, the browser will sometimes ask for confirmation or channel me though a form before it will allow me to se the page. Why would it do this? (This question ...
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Is there a way to view cookies in Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer

In Firefox, if you have the Web Developer plugin installed you can view the cookies a particular site has setup in the browser. Is there a way/plugin to do that in another of the other browsers?
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Is there a way to “redirect” a click on a URL in a VirtualBox guest to open in the host OS browser?

I'm using VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 10.04. I have a Windows 7 guest VM which I use almost exclusively for MS Outlook to access my Exchange mailbox. If I click a URL in Outlook it obviously opens in IE ...
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How do I view all the files (including those in subdirectories) ordered by last modified date?

So I have a folder that has a lot of folders that have a lot of folders and so on. I made a bunch of edits to some files that are in many of these folders, but I have no idea what files they were. Is ...
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How does one browse a website using Telnet?

When you connect to an open port 80 (HTTP) through Telnet, shouldn't the client display a plaintext version of the site? All I get is a blank screen, and then the client disconnects. I know you can ...
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How to enter tab symbol into web form? [duplicate]

The TAB button usually moves focus. Is there a way to enter TAB symbols into text fields of opened web pages? For example here, on Stack Exchange? Is it possible to enter the symbol from keyboard?
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Is there a way to disable a specific JS script from a specific website?

I want to disable a specific JS script from a specific website without disabling the javascript completely. Is there a way to do that ?
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Do third party cookies have common uses other than advertising?

If I disable third-party cookies in my web browser is this likely to cause me many issues when browsing the web? In particular, do they have common uses other than advertising?
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Does any browser or plugin have a 1 click means to surf securely?

I don't mean anonymously so much as I mean turn off JavaScript, Flash, and anything else that potentially has a virus. I recognize the UX goes way down, but that's one reason this has to be easy. ...
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How can I determine which network adapter my browser is using? How can I change it?

I have multiple network adapters on my Windows XP system. Is there a way I can establish which adapter Firefox and Internet Explorer are using? Can I force them to use a specific adapter?
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How to test that SNI is supported by given webbrowser?

I just want to test this: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Server_Name_Indication on different webbrowsers. (if it's working or not) I know I could Google HTTPS sites using the: ...
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How to set system-wide web browser

I have several web browsers under Ubuntu 10.10, such as FIrefox, Google Chrome. I installed Firefox first, and since I installed Google Chrome later, the default web browser for the system is changed ...
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Google Chrome mouse wheel takes keyboard focus

I recently switched the default browser on all my machines from Firefox to Google Chrome. In general I’m loving Chrome but there is one behaviour that is driving me nuts. Scrolling with the mouse ...
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Chrome - Why am I automatically authenticated to a web app even after clearing browser cookies?

I am accessing a web application using Chrome. If I sign out of the app and clear all Chrome history/cookies/etc (even Flash cookies which are now handled by Chrome in the same Clear History area) ...
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Chrome not listed in default programs

After switching browsers from Firefox to Google Chrome I've tried all the solutions that I know of, going into the registry and manually changing the default program there, going into the control ...
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How can I force my css styles when I visit a website?

Imagine I want to visit webmaster.stackexchange.com (or an other website) everyday but I want to change the blue color of header (change it to red for instance). Is it possible to force personal css ...
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Google chrome asking for username and password for OWA

When I navigate to my work's Outlook Web Access site to read my emails, Google Chrome is prompting me for a username and password to the server saying: Authentication Required - the server XXXXXX....
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Windows 10 - Microsoft Edge missing in start menu and pins

Note: People have seem to have had issues doing this in windows 10 pro, this could be because of windows updates. If the solution does not work, please use "Refresh your PC" Ok. I have just upgraded ...
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Specific browser for specific links

Does any one know how to open a specific browser for specific links? I have two links that I want to open in IE and others in Chrome. Is this even possible?
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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level? [closed]

Normally i like running ie, but it's rendering speed at high-dpi is poor. More recently i've switched to Chrome, but it does not support high-dpi displays. i'm interested in trying other browsers, ...
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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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Disable “Content-Disposition: attachment” and force inline display

Websites which use Content-Disposition: attachment force me to download the document which I dislike. For example I want to print out the invoices of my ISP for taxation purposes. Their stupid ...
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Firefox stops loading pages after I have several open

This issue started a few days ago. Firefox 6 started having trouble loading pages, especially pages with large numbers of connections, and once I have several tabs open. The pages will keep trying to ...
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Customize “Your Most Popular Sites” in IE?

In IE9 the default New Tab behavior is to show a grid of what it thinks are the sites you most often visit ("Your Most Popular Sites"). Pretty accurate, but I'd like to customize this page. Maybe pin ...
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Block an ad on an excepted site with AdBlock?

I use AdBlock with the default filter. I use this exception: @@daringfireball.net$document I still want to block altfarm.mediaplex.com regardless of exceptions. How can I write an AdBlock filter ...
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Google Chrome like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

How to make Firefox's awesomebar (addressbar) to work like in Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history. This addon ( addons.mozilla.org/en-US/...
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What is the easiest way to make your browser refresh a page every say, 5 seconds?

Is there a browser that supports refreshing a page every say, 5 seconds? Is there an add-on? If not, is there a more simple way than writing a full (C# or Java) program in order to do that? Added: ...
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Strange square-numerical symbols show as characters in Firefox

I have been seeing these strange symbols for a while now, and am curious as to what they are, and why they appear. Sometimes, they appear so frequently in one page, the writing is indecipherable. The ...
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Do bookmarks slow down a browser?

Possible Duplicate: Do Bookmarks slow-down firefox start-up? Firefox 3.6 (and other browsers too): Do bookmarks slow down a browser in general? Not necessarily talking about start-up alone, but more ...
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Internet Explorer 6 question

Can someone please explain to me what the big problem is with IE 6? Everyone talks about it like it is the worst thing in the world. I use FF and Chrome, hardly ever IE 8, so I apparently don't know ...
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How to use Microsoft Edge in mac?

Microsoft announced a new web browser in Windows 10 named Edge. While there is no download option for Mac OS X (like Internet Explorer 5+), how can I use it and test my websites with it? I know ...
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Getting redirected to www.website-unavailable.com

When ever I type a wrong URL in to my URL bar, it redirects me to: www.website-unavailable.com How do I stop this from happening? I would much rather just get redirected to Google. This happens in ...
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Why is the Firefox location bar so slow?

I don't understand, Firefox is a great browser, but the location bar is so slow. It literally was stuck for 30 seconds looking up something in its database. Is there a way to tell it to stop trying ...
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Which registry keys need to be edited to change the default browser?

Which registry keys need to be edited to change the default browser? I have found these keys so far and they seem to do what I want, but I am not sure if I have found all of them: Data in: ...
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Tools for diffing two pages / files in a browser

I want to be able to diff the source of two pages, or even plain text files that are open in two browser windows. The only thing I can find is the PageDiff plugin for Firefox, but is there anything ...
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Simulate high resolution screen in Chrome?

How do I display a wide-screen wide web site on an XGA screen (1024px) in Chrome 26 on Windows XP. Of course, I can zoom out in Chrome, but then still the < 1220px media query fires , bummer! So I ...
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Where can I download the offline installer of Google chrome?

Where can I download the offline installer of Google chrome?
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Preventing the installation of Chrome Addons

Every time I visit home (only twice a year), I find my younger (teenaged) sister, has managed to give her computer a "virus". Almost inevitably this isn't true virus, but is a malicious browser ...
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How do I transfer / copy cookies from one browser to another or same browser from one machine to another?

How do I copy the cookies from one browser in one machine to another? I want to retain the "user details" that the site maintains...
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How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?

Well, pretty much my question is the title. I use Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 and was wondering how I could disable the automatic cursor placement when accessing ...
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What can cause such Firefox rendering errors? And how to fix this

I have a poblem with my Firefox, especially on stack exchange pages. Lot of elements are not visible (mainly text), but visible after hovering mouse. Scrolling page causes some random duplications (...
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Unable to view browser login screen at hotels and libraries

I can connect to a hotel or library wireless network using the standard Windows 7 WiFi connection and I can acquire the IP address. However when I start a web browser session I'm unable to see the ...
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Firefox is my default browser but I want links within Outlook email to open in IE?

My question is pretty self-explanatory. I prefer firefox, but my organization send out intranet links that simply work better in IE. Is there a way to do this?