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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Back button of Adobe PDF Reader after clicking a hyperlink whose target is on the same document

PDF documents have hyperlinks to the contents on the same document (analogous to "#section" hrefs for an HTML document). Where's the back button to go back to the page I was on (where I clicked the ...
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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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Websites not loading correctly since Windows 8.1 upgrade

I finally upgraded my work PC to Window's 8.1 Pro on Monday (from 8 Pro), but since then I have been having problems with websites not loading correctly. This issue is occurring in both Firefox 27.0.1 ...
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Browser inside a browser

My employees and I frequently need to open several internal web pages next to each other on the screen. Currently we do this by opening several Chrome windows and spending time to arrange for ...
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stop Chrome from asking for proxy credentials

I wanted to change my proxy settings for Chrome. I opened the Network tab in Preferences panel on Mac and entered username and password along with ip and port data. When I opened Chrome browser, it ...
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How to hide recently open history in Chrome Browser?

I'm pretty new to Chrome; I only used it to debug CSS and javascripts. I recently updated my Chrome browser a couple of week ago. Previously browsed sites start displaying in the middle of the ...
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How to automate downloading several PDFs from a given webpage?

I am trying to download PDFs from this link. On clicking Read PDF, it opens a new window with PDF in it. On clicking the download button, it opens a dialog box and asks the user to specify the ...
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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Windows 10 opening browser to go.microsoft.com on every click

My relative who lives far away is having trouble with his Windows 10 laptop. He had a very, very strange problem. Every click of a mouse brings up a browser. Sometimes it is Edge, sometimes it is IE. ...
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Can the browser open new tab and switch to that tab in one action?

When I browse the web I want to be able to open a new tab and switch to that tab e.g. ctrl+click and ctrl+tab in one action. Is there such a function in any browser? Or can I script it?
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How to intentionally freeze my screen?

I'm looking for a workaround to stop elements from blinking in an in-browser presentation that I have to watch. I can't just disable scripts without breaking the whole thing. I've given those ...
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Can't visit many websites except a few(google, wikipedia, yahoo)

My internet hasn't worked normally since yesterday. I can't visit a lot of websites, such as amazon.com, nba.com & my school website. I can visit Google, Gmail, Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo etc ...
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Batch File to Set Default Programs Without Invoking the Registry

Our organization has the Chrome policy enabled for setting Chrome as the default browser. This setting is mandatory, and cannot be disabled like many of the other policies we have that are ...
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How do I print with the screen stylesheet?

A number of websites that I use have really bad stylesheets for the print media, but their screen stylesheets are quite good. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore the print stylesheet and ...
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How to turn web pages in browser into black & white (Grayscale)?

How can I turn all colours of web pages into simple black and white, on my web browser? Which browsers support this (Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox)? Is this even possible?
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How to block ads that appear after the ISP has redirected you?

The questions first: What technique does an Internet Service Provider (ISP) use, to redirect users to some webpage the first time the user switches on the modem and connects to the internet? If I ...
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Browsers unable to display text

My browsers aren't able to display any text. I've tried both Chrome and IE - it seems like a system-wide issue. What may the issue be?
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Why are all links suddenly purple (visited)?

How do web browsers remember which links have been clicked (and thus, color them purple/differently)? As of this week, all links in my Google searches have suddenly turned purple, as if they've all ...
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How to quickly change user profile in Google Chrome?

Is there any keyboard shortcut for changing it? Google couldn't solve my problem. I'm using too many different profiles for my blog and their social media profiles etc. Sometimes it's getting ...
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Why do file URLs start with 3 slashes?

HTTP starts with two slashes. E.g. http://example.com. Same goes for FTP. E.g. ftp://example.com. However, file "URLs" start with three slashes. E.g. Reading a pdf file using chrome, the URL would ...
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Different upload speed on youtube in different browsers

So I upload a lot of heavy videos on youtube and upload speed is kinda important for me. My speed is 100 mbits and upload supposed to be 80 to nearby places. Speedtest to san jose shows 22 mbit upload ...
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Is there a way to watch cookies and their values live?

In chrome you can type in chrome://settings/cookies and see a searchable list of all set cookies in the browser. What I'm looking for is more like a log that I could tail and watch cookies being ...
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How to refresh all my browser pages from all the opened tabs at the same time?

If I press F5 on any web browser(Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome) it will refresh the current page on the current tab context. Assuming that I want to refresh all opened webpages on all the ...
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How do I stop Google Chrome from requesting to import Firefox settings on startup?

Every time I start a fresh instance of Google Chrome on my PC, I receive the following message: Sadly, your Mozilla Firefox settings are not available while that browser is running. To import ...
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How to force Vivaldi to reload page on start

I use the new Vivaldi browser and it is set it Startup to Last Session. When I click on a restored tab, it loads it into the memory but does not reload the page itself, it is a cached version of ...
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Email client Chrome extension?

It seems that Opera is removing that integrated mail client (it doesn't exist in Opera 15) :( I was thinking to switch to Chrome and wondering if Chrome has an extension or something that brings mail ...
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How do you create your own quick commands in Vivaldi?

I am using the new Vivaldi browser. On the Vivaldi website, it says Quick commands menu is highly customizable allowing you to create your own commands and run them instantly. But, how do you create ...
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Unable to access Amazon webs with Chrome

When going to a secure Amazon page over HTTPS, using either Chrome and MS Edge, the following Error comes up: This site can’t provide a secure connection www.amazon.com uses an unsupported protocol. ...
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How to set chrome as default browser Windows 10?

I've tried setting default in the reg keys hkeycu>software>microsoft>windows>shell>associations>urlassociations>http and https. Tried using master_preference file tried using command switch ...
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How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?

I've been trying to save this webpage using all of the methods that I know, but none of them have worked so far. The website itself has some great functionality. It is able to render MathJax in ...
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How to change link colors in Firefox and Chrome, but leave all other color and fonts as they are?

Some people who suffer protanomaly can hardly distinguish red text from black text on computer screens. Many web pages like AskUbuntu.com show visited and unvisited text links in red'ish colors. That ...
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Is there any freeware for remote access via web browser?

I have a PC at home which I want to access from a web browser at school. I looked for many software solutions but they had at least one of the following problems: Not free Need to install client ...
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How do services like Google Latitude geolocate my laptop perfectly with no GPS?

How do services like Google Latitude, through my browser, obviously through my Internet connection (Ethernet not Wi-Fi), obtain my location perfectly with only my current public IP address? By asking ...
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Google search results - getting actual links

Whenever I do a Google search, if I right click and copy the URL of a result link, it results in a Google redirector URL: ...
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Why my Google search results are all directed via “http://www.ecosia.org/”?

Recently I noticed a website called "ecosia.org" which directs all my Google search results. What's happening to me?
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Create video from contents of webpage even if it's out of screen [duplicate]

I want to record the contents of a long webpage (even if it's out of my screen). Is there any tool to achieve that? If video recording is not posible, take screenshot would be sufficient. Any ...
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How to set a user as a default user in chrome/chromium browser when I have multiple sign ins?

Browsers chrome and chromium let more than one user sign in using their google accounts. How can one set a particular account as the default one?
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Force Chromium browser to use multiple processes

Several people complained here about multiple Chromium browser processes, I seem to have opposite problem. I want (if I did not misunderstood something) to force Chromium to use separate process for ...
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How to access “Mail and Chat Accounts” setting in Opera browser for Windows?

Im trying to use the Chat feature in the Opera browser. When looking up directions on how to set up and use the Chat feature, virtually all the pages mention going to the "Mail and Chat Accounts" ...
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Can I set MS Edge as an alternate browser for a program that wants an .exe file?

I got a new laptop with Windows 10 about a month ago, and I installed Corel PaintShop Pro X6, which lists Internet Explorer as its default Internet browser. I added Google Chrome as an alternate ...
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Allow browser to use more cores

I wrote an algorithm with JavaScript. When I execute it in Google Chrome, it takes about 30min, which is quite long. When I open the task manager during the computation, I can see that Chrome takes ...
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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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How to enforce changing homepage of Internet Explorer?

So, my friend installed some super awesome free game which he totally enjoys playing. But when installing it, he checked "change my home page to superawesomegames.com" Now whenever he opens the IE, ...
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weird issue with graphics or browser?

I have an annoying issue I get this visual problem: My browser is Opera. I have tried changing refresh rate from 60 to 75 Hz but sometimes it doesn't improve. System props: system + NVIDIA ...
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Browser (any) on Windows 7 loads bad (localhost) https certificate

On Windows 7 in Chrome, but also in any other browser, for one particular (external) website a bad HTTPS certificate is loaded. When I open the certificate it says that Windows does not have enough ...
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How can I avoid a specific site been saved into cache?

How can I avoid a specific site been saved into cache memory, in Google Chrome or any other browser, in order to have it always "fresh" every time I reload the page? If it is OS related I would like ...
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Is there a way to run selenium tests in 4 different browser instances with different data

Selenium code for browser supporting multiple instances with different inputs on each of them.
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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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How to retrieve a complete directory from a URL [duplicate]

Is there a method on Windows or Linux for downloading all files* within an online directory, specifically: http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/ so I have a local repository I can work on? Any ...
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Google instant search header gap issue

I'm having this weird problem with Google these days. When I search a term/phrase in instant search, there appears a white gap between the search box and the results section. I'm upset with this as ...