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 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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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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How can I disable “Are you sure you want to leave this page” popups in Chrome?

Is there a way to disable the Are you sure you want to leave this page? message on a website? I'm using Chrome.
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Is there any Chrome extension, by which I would be alerted by auto highlight when my keyword is found on a page?

Is there any Chrome extension, by which I would be alerted by auto highlight when my keyword is found on a page? I do not want to use crtl+f every time.
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Disable work offline in Internet Explorer 8

I am using Windows 7, and IE8. Often, when I have IE8 open, and I resume the computer from sleep, I get the question about working offline - even if at that moment the wireless connection is ...
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Can too many websites open concurrently drain bandwidth

I have approximately anywhere between 80 - 100 tabs open at any given time. I do this because I have a lot of things to read, and often travel without having internet, so by using hibernate can often ...
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Trying to save a Flash video in my cache - where do temporary Flash files get stored with Firefox?

I am watching a video lecture which seems to be in Adobe Flash and I want to save it. I'm using Firefox to view this website. My about:cache result is below, if that helps. Memory cache device ...
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Google chrome asking for username and password for OWA

i have a question about the google chrome browser. When i navigate to my work's Outlook Web Access site to read my emails, the chrome browser is prompting me for a username and password to the server ...
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Am I safe from MS Advisory 2963983 by using a different application to host the MSIE rendering engine?

Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: April 26, 2014 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft ...
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Google.com Certificate Revoked

A few days ago, I noticed some issue with my internet connection. Some pages weren't loading all the way, and some connections needed to be restarted several times before they would resolve. I assumed ...
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Chrome renders fonts poorly at developer.android.com

I'm currently running Chrome 20.0.1132.57 on two PCs. PC #1: Windows 7 64-bit PC #2: Windows Server 2008 64-bit SP2 On the 2008 machine Chrome is rendering fonts inconsistently, but as far as I ...
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Is it possible to make Opera not to run any plugin before I'll click on it?

I want to prohibit opera 11 browser from running plugins (like flash and java) before I will click on plugin content. E.g. When I go to http://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php?action=log&js=yes it ...
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Way to Initiate Download remotely to another computer

I'm looking for a solution between a proxy and wget, since neither fully addresses the issue I'm trying to solve. I want to download files to a specific directory on my home machine (a Linux server - ...
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In what platforms/browsers does Adobe Flash come preinstalled?

In what platforms/browsers does Adobe Flash come preinstalled? I'm pretty sure neither FireFox nor Safari include it on any platform but Chrome on Windows does (not sure about Mac or Linux). What ...
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Firefox “already read it” extension?

There are a lot of save-to-read extensions for Firefox, for example, Read it Later or save-to-read. Is there "read-it" extensions for Firefox which I mean an extension that could record the ...
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Is there a shortcut for switching between 2 open tabs back & forth?

I was wondering, is it possible to switch between two open tabs using a single shortcut, i.e. if x+y is the shortcut, then pressing it switches between two adjacent tabs. Much like Alt+Tab in Windows. ...
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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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What is the “Inspect Element” feature in Google Chrome?

What is the Inspect Element feature in Google chrome and how can I benefit from it? When in the Inspect Element window if I click the Resource tab it doesn't show me any load times. How can I use this ...
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How to install Internet Explorer 7 In windows 7

I need that because I use a web program that only works fine with internet explorer 7. neither Firefox 3.5, neither Google Chrome works fine. Or if you know other explorer with full compatibility ...
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What is a fast and modern OS for an old iBook G3?

I have a couple old iBooks G3 with 800 MHz, 256MB RAM and a CD drive. I am looking for suggestions of what would be the best OS to install. The OS should have a modern web browser and be fast. ...
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How to configure proxy settings on Linux XFCE?

I have been running into problems whilst configuring my XFCE proxy settings. Whilst declaring the proxy variables in /etc/environment seems to work for wget, curl and chrome, it has no effect on apt ...
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Searching a single term from Firefox address bar

I've edited keyword.url to my favorite search engine and disabled domain autocomplete, but Firefox still tries to connect to invalid domains when I type a single word in the address bar (like ...
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How can I open the current HTML file in a web browser from MacVim?

From MacVim is there a command to open the currently edited HTML file in a web browser?
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Can we disable tabs in IE8?

IE7 allows to disable tabs to retain the single window working functionality as in IE6. Can we do the same in IE8? Can we disable tabbed browsing in IE8?
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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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Make default browser whichever one is currently running?

I switch back and forth between Firefox, Safari, and WebKit all the time. When I click a link in Mail, for example, it will use the system's default browser, but I really want to make it use whatever ...
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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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lightweight web browser with emacs-like keybindings

Uzbl uses hjkl for moving around, much like vim does. I was wondering if there was a browser (text based like links, or needing X like uzbl) which would be easy for someone used to emacs key bindings? ...
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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 ...
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How to make password fields in browsers show plain text?

When I'm using the browsers installed on my stationary computer at home, there is no need to conceal the passwords I type in. Instead I'd like to be able to view them as plain text so I don't make any ...
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How to Log Into a Web App Simultaneously with Different Account?

I want to log into a web application, using at least ten account names at one single point of time ( I am not trying to do anything illegal, so don't worry). AFAIK, each tab in Chrome will share the ...
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What elements make you choose a browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is your default web browser and why? Which elements make you choose your web browser or change it?
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Redirection sends me to the same page when I press “Back”

On some websites, when you hit the "Back" button, the browser attempts to go to the previous web page, but the current page opens up again. It happens even when the original page has finished loading. ...
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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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Any keyboard shortcut for “Back” in Chromium browser?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for "Back" in Chromium browser? I thought the Backspace key usually works, but it doesn't. On Ubuntu 11.10.
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ISP Replaces SSL Certificates… Any Solution?

My ISP uses a software that replaces site certificates with it own certificate so secure pages are always untrusted. Is there any solution for this? Is it safe to proceed with the resulting sites ...
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Why does everyone think I'm using IE6?

Firefox 3.5.1 installed, but whatbrowser.org thinks that I'm using IE6 - as does twitter and youtube. I've reinstalled Firefox and disabled AddOns, but it is still registering as IE6. Any ideas?
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Opera Mini vs Opera Mobile [closed]

Not surprisingly I'm having some troubles with Internet Explorer on my new smartphone that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and I was looking into installing the new beta version of Opera Mini, but I also saw ...
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How do I trust a TiddlyWiki file on my Vista PC in IE8?

Every time I open my tiddlywiki.html file in IE8, I get a warning bar: To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that ...
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How does my browser know I've visited a page if the URL is redirecting?

How do Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browsers know you've visited the destination URL of a redirecting link? I've always found it interesting that the browsers know the URL a redirecting URL lands ...
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Opera crashes every time I open it

This started to happen suddenly, without me doing anything. I didn't browse a specific site, just had 3 tabs open with sites I usually visit. And I get a crash report: A problem has occurred, ...
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Does clearing the browser cache provide real security benefits?

A coworker's anti-virus suite (Avast) detected a virus in his browser's cache. Due to this, he has set his browser to clear the cache after each session. Is this a reasonable course of action? It ...
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What's the Difference Between Do Not Track and Disabling Cookies?

What's the difference between the Do Not Track behavior being proposed for IE 10 and simply deleting all cookies from the browser when you exit?
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Is a virus forwarding me to this website called “home.clear.com”?

Whenever I try to access a website, I am forwarded to http://home.clear.com. In Firefox, a warning will come up that says: home.clear.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate ...
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Do you know of a browser that won't hog bandwidth?

Every time I use a browser when I'm on Skype, my Skype connection loses power and it's hard to hear the person on the other end of the call. Do you know of a Mac browser that won't hog up bandwidth ...
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Google Chrome 4.0.249.89 not working

I am running Google Chrome 4.0.249.89 and noticed a weird behavior with it. It loads but I get this error: Notice that there is an absence of commonly used pages in the display itself and displays ...
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What happens when you type a URL in your browser and hit enter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser. ... Describe everything that happens from the time you hit enter, to the time your browser receives a ...
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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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Browsing very slow in Windows

I have formatted and reinstalled my i5 PC a few months ago. A while ago, browsing became very slow. I can't remember installing any special browser addons, but it could be since I download a lot of ...
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Why is my mouse lagging?

Don't remember this from earlier, but my mouse is lagging when I refresh specific websites in Chrome and Firefox. I can't observe such lags with Internet Explorer. Here's a video i made I tested ...