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 can I get a new browser session when opening a new tab or window on Firefox/Chrome?

When opening new Internet Explorer window, a new browser session is issued. Therefore you can login with two different accounts on the same service (let's say Gmail). The same does not apply when ...
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How does Firefox auto update works?

I am little confused as to how does Firefox auto update works? So, lately, Firefox had a bug in 38.x version - so they recommended to update to the latest version. I had auto update turned on, so I ...
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Chrome: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

I'm having problem browsing a website. If I type in the domain name, I get ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED; and if I use the website's IP address instead, I get DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN. Thank you.
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Firefox - Jagged / Blurry / Fuzzy / Ugly Font Issue - Windows 7

Problem: Fuzzy text, Blurry text, Ugly text in Firefox (since long, current version being used is v38.0.5) on Windows 7 (fully updated) BUT not in Chrome Browser Problem occurs in some web-fonts ...
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Edge browser error 'Hmm, we can't reach this page' loading localhost address

Microsoft Edge presenting error message 'Hmm, we can't reach this page' loading localhost address. Loopback flag is checked. Address mapped in host file 127.0.0.1 www.desenv OS: Windows 10 - ...
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How can I protect specific web pages from URL sharing? Temporary URLs?

This is a technical question which is based on implementing a special feature on an website. I know HTML and CSS, I know crude JavaScript (very basic) but I have no clue about PHP or other web-based ...
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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 STOP people from DOWNLOADING an online video for OFFLINE PLAYBACK [duplicate]

I have a problem, something I'm sure a lot of video sharing companies might have. I want to start a small business by offering online video-based training courses on Microsoft Office and other office ...
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How to play video on whole browser tab

How to fill a browser tab with video from YouTube or other video hosting sites,instead of filling the whole screen.
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Internet Explorer infamous ActiveX warning

I have an application that uses an Internet Explorer component to navigate to pages. In my application i block any ActiveX downloads to improve speed. I also disabled all ActiveX options available in ...
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Chrome browser's single tab is consuming 750 MB of RAM. How can I reduce this utilization? [duplicate]

When I open my webpage in a Chrome tab, it uses around 750 MB of RAM. (I have check the usage in Chrome's task manager.) I am using Windows 7. When I open the same webpage in 8 tabs, then the total ...
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Are there other Chrome-based browsers that sync with Google and aren't Opera? [closed]

Forgive me, but I need to be simultaneously logged in as several different "identities" with several different sets of bookmarks, saved sessions, etc. [I want nothing less than that; no workarounds, ...
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windows CMD in browser [closed]

Basically want something that I can use in demos to access a CMD instance of a remote machine in a browser, i.e. a webserver providing some windows CMD like interface over the web. Security is not ...
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Does VIMProbable have register support?

VIMProbable is a browser that works using vi keys. Does it have support for storing text in registers?
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Outlook email browser choice

I'm using Windows 10 OS and I've set IE as my default browser, but a box keeps popping up in my Outlook e-mail program. When I choose IE and say always use this app, it doesn't remember. I do have ...
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How to refresh bookmark favicons in chrome

I updated favicons for a bunch of my websites. Refreshing the website does indeed show the updated favicon in the browser tab, however the bookmarks for those websites still have the old favicon. ...
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How to use Microsoft Edge in mac

As you may know Microsoft announced a new web browser in Windows 10 named Edge. While there is no download option for mac (like internet explorer 5+), how can i use it and test my websites with it? ...
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How to disable Google search result link redirect (on right-click) in Chrome?

When logged in to google, Google search results are redirected (for tracking purposes etc.) This is annoying, as it's not easy to copy paste the URL without visiting the site. If there would be no ...
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looking for a linux distro that will load a website and do nothing else [closed]

Not sure if this is the right stack for this question: Basically this is going to be running a security camera feed 24/7 and nothing else, where the feed is accessed via a specific website with a ...
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How to force Chrome to display images on black background?

If I browse to an image, I would like my web browser to display it on black (not white). How can I do that?
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Correct distinction between “extension”, “theme”, “addon”, etc?

In my understanding—which I admit may be limited in this regard, hence why I'm asking here—although there is no strict or standardised set of definition(s) or distinction(s), a generally accepted ...
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Browser problems after update windows 10 (ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR)

I have problems with some websites, some of these websites will load occasionally but not always, such as Google, but others will not load at all, such as Twitter. Using Microsoft Edge, the website ...
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How to download updates or initiate auto download progmatically?

How can I initiate auto update/download pragmatically? Detail: In other words, Firefox seems to download updates when I go to menu: Help > About It then, download the updates and prompts the button ...
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Deleting (selected) autocomplete entries in Microsoft Edge

Some form fields on web pages and the Location Bar and the Search Bar have autocomplete drop down lists that appear with a list of previously-entered data. How can I delete selected entries in such ...
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Seeing “large fonts” on websites in all browsers

I would like to ask something about what happened with my Web Browsers. I'm an avid web surfer btw. I didn't know when it started but some of the websites I'm visiting started to have larger fonts ...
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Fake online website when offline

I am developing a website using a local server, but I have remote dependencies. I would like to fake requests for files from remote servers. For instance, when the browser makes a request for ...
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Screenshot of a scrollable page in chrome

I want to take the screenshot of a full page in google chrome without using any extensions or apps
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Browser for one web-site only

Our company of 100 people has subscribed to a cloud to-do service. Problem is working through regular browser is inconvenient and distracting. What I want is to have a Win executable with the proper ...
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Why does my mouse pointer in a browser disappear periodically?

I experience the following type of problem: the mouse cursor, when in the browser window, starts blinking: several seconds it is visible, the next several seconds it isn't. It takes place in both ...
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How do I specify a CA certificate and/or client certificate to the links web browser

I have a need to use a local web browser for diagnostics to verify a secure website endpoint within a datacentre. This endpoint is TLS enabled and protected with a client certificate, both of which ...
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Web Browser / slow computer - “Stop running this script?”

(Not my computer, a friend's who I will call Beth for ease of reading, so will provide what I can) Computer displays this pop up on start up. Computer is very slow, sometimes unresponsive: Things ...
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Chromium App Mode disable key controlled aids

I run chromium in app mode on a Linux tablet. This tablet has four buttons. All that the four buttons do is send signals as keys F1 to F4 on a normal keyboard. Therefore I get this keycode from the ...
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Firefox' “send to other browser” button under windows?

On Android, I have a button on firefox that looks like a paper airplane. When I click it, I can send the current website to any of my other browsers that are synched with my Mozilla account. On ...
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How do I diagnose not being able to reach a specific website as an end user?

If I can generally reach web pages on the Internet but can't reach a specific one, how do I troubleshoot what the cause is as an end user? This question was a Super User Question of the Week. ...
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How to Take Screenshots /Save a web page as PDF

How to save a page as pdf or take screenshot of the entire page which has height longer than viewport Provided Right Click is disabled /If tried to override it .It disables the content to be ...
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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 does Firefox interpret 100% zoom differently to other browsers?

It's bugged me for a while that Firefox (on Windows 7) seems really "zoomed in" compared to other browsers, even after using ctrl-0 or the zoom menu to make sure its zoom level is 100%. Chrome left, ...
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Missing the “add tab group to favorites ” option in IE8

I have internet options selected for quick tabs and tab groups in settings, IE8 WIndows XP. I can open a list of favorites from the menu using the blue arrow as a tab group. I can then use the quick ...
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Word won't paste images from web?

I had to rub my eyes. But Word will not accept copy pasted images from the web. I've scoured the internet and done everything here: http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/InvisibleGraphics.htm Naturally nothing ...
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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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Windows 10 - Microsoft Edge missing in start menu and pins

Ok. I have just upgraded to windows 10 and had to switch to a Microsoft account while setting up Cortana. Along the process, it asks me to sign out and sign back in, which I do. Then after signing ...
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Can't filter recent codes on ideone

Guys I recently have been unable to filter the recent code section of ideone by any particular language. Whenever I select filter by C, C++ or Python or any Language, other language codes also appear. ...
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Windows 10 Internet connection security problems

I recently bought a stationary PC with Windows 8.1 pre installed and instantly upgraded to Windows 10. The installation was error free and all apps works fine but the internet connection seems to be ...
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How to make Wikipedia forward to article instead of going to search

I recently updated to Win10, using chrome as always I found that Wikipedia doesn't forward to an article anymore when I type in correct word but forwards to search results instead. It also doesn't do ...
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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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Grab all “non-embedded” images from a web page

I am looking for a way to grab all images from a blog even if they are not visible (embedded) on the blog itself. In other words, images that are uploaded to a webpage, but not yet embedded in an ...
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How to make google-chrome or chromium use less memory

My computer has only 4GB memory, and opening 8-12 random tabs on chrome or chromium often freezes my computer. Currently I'm using google-chrome-stable --process-per-site. This helps to some extent. ...
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How to launch multiple instances of microsft edge browser and collect their Process Ids

How can I launch multiple edge browsers, that too in private mode and then get the process Ids. Also, is there any way to say that they should all be in different browser sessions and shouldn't share? ...
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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it? When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a ...
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How does an Arabic web browser work

How are fonts rendered and defined in a web browser for a language that is written right to left (such as Arabic)? Does the browser switch the direction of domain names (the URL) or do they stay the ...