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 do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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How to enter tab symbol into web form?

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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Lock/disable the zoom on Chrome Browser

Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally. As an ...
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT ...
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How to have new Chrome bookmarks appear at the top of the list

I'm using Chrome. When adding a new bookmark to a folder (or to bookmarks bar), it should appear at the top of the list, not the bottom (because, being newer, it is more likely to be more relevant to ...
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Close all Chrome browser or Firefox browser instances at once

After a good session of web usage I often have 10 or more Chrome or Firefox instances open at once. Closing each browser is tedious. Is there an orderly way to shut down all browser instances at ...
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How to open a C program file in browser window?

I am using Google Chrome, and I want to open .c and .cpp files as text in the browser itself. Is there any way to do that?
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Why does a webpage miss formatting sometimes?

Sometimes, a webpage gets loaded in the browser but it is not displayed properly. All the elements of the page are there, but they are not there where they should be. for example (A,B and C are three ...
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Firefox or Chrome - how to force a specific encoding for a page

I am accessing an intranet site built by amateurs, that was constructed to be "best viewed by IE" (arghhh!). The site is in portuguese. All accented letters are jammed and do not appear as they ...
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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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How can I figure out where this tracking stuff is coming from?

I noticed an SE page was communicating with a load of tracking sites, as in, a load. I did some experiments. I am using Chrome, latest, on Windows 7. I have been using Ghostery and adblock since ...
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How to create keyboard shortcuts for URLs, with parameters added in?

As part of my job, I frequently have to visit several URLs that have the exact same address, except for one word. So for example, in one day, I'll visit the following sites over and over again: ...
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Unexplained systematic forwarding to spam (and search engines) in Firefox/Chrome

I have a nuts issue with Firefox. Each time I do a search on Google, then right-click a link to open it in a separate tab/window, Firefox stalls for a couple of seconds, then opens some ...
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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 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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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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Why do all web-based UI open in the default browser instead of inside the window? [closed]

Some Background All UIs that use HTML are displayed on the default browser instead of inside the window. I noticed this problem after trying to make a simple browser window and posted a question on ...
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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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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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How to write an AdBlock filter to block just one ad by URL on an otherwise exempted page?

I use AdBlock with the default automatic filter subscriptions, but I exempt deserving sites that are not over-the-top with ads, such as most sites in "The Deck" ad network. Let's call one of the good ...
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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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How can I make Google Chrome's App Mode open external links in an external browser?

I'm using Google Chrome to set up site-specific browsers for Gmail, Google Reader, and such, so that I can use them like desktop applications. I've pretty much gotten it to work, except that external ...
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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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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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Disable SSLv3 in major browsers

As the question suggests: How to disable support of the SSL version 3 and set TLS version 1 as minimum (oldest) protocol supported in order to defend against POODLE. One can test a browser with this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.