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 get rid of safesurfs.net? [duplicate]

The default homepage in every browser has automatically changed to something called "safesurfs.net ". It's extremely annoying, no matter how much I try, nothing seems to solve the problem. I've tried:...
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Display invisible characters in Firefox

Is there a way to visualize hidden(invisible) characters in Firefox? (or other browser) like MS Word (or other text editors) does? Say, I want to see (count) spaces, newlines, other invisible chars......
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Browser dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt) not longer working in Internet Explorer & Firefox on a specific Windows install

I have a particular install of Windows 7 that will not display the standard JavaScript dialogs from web browsers. e.g. These all fail, regardless how they are called on any site. javascript:alert('A ...
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Clearing old browsing data in Chrome instead of newer data

Currently you can clear browsing data from now up to one day/week/month etc. Is there a way to do the opposite and clear everything older than one day/week/month?
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Some Javascript Doesn't Seem To Work On My Windows Laptop

I think I got lucky to find this odd problem. I use weather.com to see weather, obviously. Along time ago I used IE and have been using Chrome now. I noticed that the dropdowns do not work on Chrome. ...
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Chrome - Can too many user profiles impact the performance of my browser

You can easily add a user profile to Google chrome as outlined here. All the related data for profiles are stored in separate directories. If I have dozens of profiles but I'm using only 2 or 3 ...
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Can a website see/know my MAC address even if I use a VPN?

I have searched other results and read many of them but I could not get an enough information. My question is that can a website see my MAC address or can they have an information about that I'm the ...
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How to solve multiple browser and calculators pop ups in windows 8.1?

I use Windows 8.1. Everything was going right for nearly a year. But in the last few months when I open my PC multiple browser windows (default set browser Mojila) and calculator and My Computer (the ...
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Batch File to Set Default Programs Without Administrator Rights

UPDATE 7/15/2016: A couple days ago, all the Group Policies pertaining to our OU stopped applying - meaning that there are no more restrictions. I now have full Command Line and Registry access which ...
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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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Tricking media queries in a browser?

I'm putting together some screenshots for an iOS app I've created. Due to my Macbook being too slow to effectively run the simulator, I'd like to create the screenshots in my browser using something ...
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Browser settings for large web pages?

I use Firefox and Chrome to download web pages that are pretty large (also containing thousands of thumbnail images that are also saved to HDD), when page is more than 30-40MB browser becomes very ...
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Stop browser from announcing AdBlock

Visiting this website tells me that my browser announces that it it using AdBlock. Can I stop my browser from announcing that it uses it?
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What does this mean: “In HTTP 1.1, all connections are considered persistent unless declared otherwise”?

In this Wikipedia article, it says the following: In HTTP 1.1, all connections are considered persistent unless declared otherwise. I think that this statement means is that when a client ...
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Why PCMan File Manager only partially supports Drag & Drop to browser

PCMan File Manager is an extremely fast and lightweight file manager with Drag & Drop support. However, when I try to drag files from it and drop into browser, the most convenient way of ...
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Can't open browser from a terminal in Linux

I've logged into Linux machine. I issued the following commands to open a browser on the Linux server. Still, I am unsuccessful. 07:53 AM tomcat@wb-ser1$ nautilus . -bash: nautilus: command not ...
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Stop websites from changing scroll speed in Firefox

How can I stop websites that change my mouse wheel scrolling speed. For instance the new Youtube design changed that I have to scroll 500% more which I find a horrible user experience. Is there a way ...
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Configure browser to include meta tag with every response

Is there a way to configure a web browser to include a specific meta tag with every response that it gets? For example, the browser goes out to google.com, google sends a response, the browser ...
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How can I apply a shader to pictures loaded in chrome?

I'm planning to use a kind of contrast enhancing shader file on pictures loaded in google chrome/chromium browser. I'll try doing it without recompiling my own chromium browser if I can. I'll read if ...
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Why do these programs massively page fault?

Some programs will not open; they will instead cause 200k pagefaults/sec while using up an entire CPU core. Simple Windows accessories seem to run just fine, however. Affected programs include: ...
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Browser redirected via malware [duplicate]

I know this may seem lazy to post a question like this here but I've tried everything and getting a bit desperate. Lately my Internet Browser (Chrome) has been redirecting me to random advertisment ...
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My browsers freezes or stop working + unresponsive tab + can't close tabs

I'm using google-chrome, firefox and opera as browsers on my PC.The problem is that sometimes (or quite a lot of times) the browser freezes or stop working. For example chrome will tell me after a ...
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How can I make a WIN 10 desktop shortcut open a link in Edge, even though Chrome is the default browser?

Chrome is set as the default browser on my Windows 10 computer. However, I want to create a shortcut on the desktop to YouTube.com that opens in Microsoft Edge. How can I do this?
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Unable to close tabs - they keep appearing again in Firefox

I have opened a dozen Firefox windows and I have about twenty tabs in every window. I have set, that FF starts with tabs from last session (that is what I want). Now, Firefox sometimes crashes (when ...
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I can't start Mozilla Servo Nightly Build on my Debian 8.5 x64

I just downloaded Servo Nightly Build for Linux x64 (by Mozilla, based on Rust) from: https://servo-builds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html I followed instructions for Linux (which are pretty simple): - ...
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How do you prevent a .NET application from detecting the system platform?

I'm trying to build a simple web browser using the .NET WebBrowser control. I would like to prevent sites that I browse using this browser from detecting if i use a 32 or 64 bit machine. At the very ...
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Why does my browser zoom change when moving a window from one monitor to another?

I frequently toss browser windows from one display to another while working but I've noticed that IE (version 11 on Windows 8.1) will change the zoom level of the window when I do this. I have two ...
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How to tell `links` to ignore expired SSL certificate and proceed?

I'm using the links browser and trying to connect to an HTTPS site. I then get: Verification failure: certificate has expired this is "fine" (i.e. was decided to be tolerated) for this internal-...
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Blocking specific part of a website OS-wide?

I have read through tons questions asking the same thing, but all of those questions and solutions involve either a proxy, a 3rd-party program, or a browser extension. This is not a duplicate of any ...
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How to get fullscreen browser on multiple screens

I am setting up a PC that will have 3 touch screens that is meant to display one web page stretched across all 3 screens. I've noticed that when using the chrome or firefox full-screen mode (F11) it ...
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HTML5 video/audio volume in browsers

If I open a webpage with an embedded soundcloud / youtube player, it shouts at me at 200% volume (I have 100W speakers, so nearly jumped out the window when happened), but if I navigate to the ...
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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 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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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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How to make Firefox and Chromium play video in tab instead of downloading?

I am wondering is there special plugin needed? For chrome it is fine as the video immediately play inside the tab (streaming) instead of asking me to download it.
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IE9 will not navigate to some websites but Google Chrome can

Was recommended by a friend to ask for help here. I am using Internet Explorer 9. As of two days ago I was suddenly unable to navigate to any part of the following websites: www....
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Filezila website Forced me to download via SourceForge when using Vivaldi

Recently I downloaded FileZilla FTP software. When I visit the download page in FileZilla website via vivaldi browser, I was redirected to sourceforge to download the Filezilla. Even there I can ...
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Website images won't load--how to troubleshoot?

A certain website (Giant Food) won't load properly for me. Mainly, the images won't display and I can't view the circular--screenshot). Anyone know how I can troubleshoot this further? Here are the ...
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Free Download Manger in Chromium - how to integrate?

I want Free Download Manager to capture my downloads in the Chromium browser. How can I do it? I've been searching in Options but there is some kind of an error when I'm trying to integrate it with ...
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How to restore firefox history, bookmarks, cache from installed directory of an other hard drive

My old hard drive is faulty, OS wasn't booting, so installing the OS wasn't successful, so bought a new hard drive, installed new OS, installed firefox, now I want to restore all the bookmarks, ...
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Is there a way to move multiple tabs to a new browser window, in Chrome?

I know this may seem like a silly question but it is certainly a minor feature that I would love to use, if it exists. Is there a way to quickly select multiple browser-tabs in Chrome, and move them ...
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Blocking only Flash and animated GIF images

What options are there for blocking Flash and animated GIF ads while keeping static image and text-only ads? I'm interested in solutions for Firefox on Windows/Linux and Safari on OS X.
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Can we make google chrome act as a kiosk browser with only one website access?

I am a fresh IT graduate and in my new job, I have to setup a kiosk system, with a normal PC but that needs to display only the HR website to employees for viewing vacation hours and requesting ...
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direct machines with HTTP messages through browsers

I'am running a ventilation system in my home. It gets accessed through LAN with a browser. I'm curious, how is it possible to permanently change a machine's state through browser using just HTTP ...
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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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Ctrl+F5 vs Ctrl+R (On Browsers)

is there a difference between these two shortcuts on most browsers?
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How can I check my bookmarks in Chrome for broken links?

For years I have been creating bookmarks in Google Chrome and now there are so many (around 2000) that I would spend days checking one by one to make sure that the URLs are still valid, and that the ...
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Clear cache for specific domain name in chrome

I want to clear the cache for a specific domain name in Chrome. Is there an extension or other method that I can use to do this?
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How to prevent Google Chrome from changing the default browser to itself in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 (SP1 x64) with Internet Explorer 11. And every time I open Chrome, it makes itself the default browser automatically without my permission. Is Google trying to force me to use its ...
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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 ...