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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Web Browser sound is too low. Everything else works fine

As the title says, audio on my PC is working fine. However, web browsers audio is too low (tried Chrome, IE, and Firefox). Here is what I've verified: 1. Multiple web browsers to rule out a ...
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Why do browsers always ask to update Java?

I have all my browsers asking to update Java, for example, if this link open http://download.oracle.com/otndocs/products/javafx/2/samples/Ensemble/index.html If I agree to update, this does not help. ...
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Firefox - How to preload newtab page

I set my new tab page to http://www.google.com and it takes a while before it fully load up. I want it be preloaded on the background or directly to my memory so that if I open a new tab it will ...
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Website redirects me to U.K. version even though I have an American IP

I recently visited a site (www.supremenewyork.com/shop/all) which has U.K. and U.S. versions depending on the user’s location. Somehow, I triggered it to read me as British/U.K. I’ve tried it on other ...
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Set Internet Explorer as the default browser from the command line

Is it possible to set Internet Explorer as the default browser to launch from the command line? I have a web application that only runs under Internet Explorer, but if it happens that Firefox is ...
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Google Chrome only displays URLs of search results--no detailed descriptions any more

So about an hour ago my Google search results in Chrome looked like: Notice the page displayed detailed descriptions of all the search results. Normal. Then I got a scam phone call and Googled the ...
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What is being send to/received from “safebrowsing.google.com” when I open Firefox?

When I first open Firefox, I always get this notification from my firewall within about 30 seconds-ish. It does not matter if I'm yet browsing the web, I could just have a blank page up, or I could be ...
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Disable ALL cookie warnings and hints

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept common cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them to the user? Eg. does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist ...
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What functionality would I lose if I disable browser-based Java?

I am reading that disabling Java—not JavaScript—will make my computer safer form malicious software attacks. All indications are that it will indeed make it safer, but there are no real reasons out ...
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Random redirection to adult sites of mobile.juicyads.com

Since two days ago, almost all of my clicks open new tab and redirect to this Adult-only URL: mobile.juicyads.com/service_redirect.php?p=64686&s=124309&u=http://www.google.com Parameters p ...
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How to change/customize shortcut keys for Opera Windows? [on hold]

I really need to know if there is a way to change the shortcut keys for Opera Browser Win 7.
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chrome not loading one website

I've been trying to connect to a single website (usepanda.com) all day in Chrome. I've tried connecting with two entirely different internet connections. I've checked with the websites that see if ...
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Web browsers removing slash in URL

I have a URL (http://www.example.com/). Whenever me, a user, or a bot(search indexers) enter (http://www.example.com/Folder) the domain automatically redirects to (http://www.example.comFolder). All ...
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Thunderbird > 4.x on Linux does not honour default browser

Under KDE 4.7 I have "chromium-browser-chromium" set as my default browser in system settings. This works for KDE apps, but not Thunderbird. I suspect that Thunderbird is looking for the default ...
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Is there a second browser I can install on PClinuxOS Gnome?

I can't seem to find an alternative browser to the default browser "Firefox" that will install on PClinuxOS 10.12 with Gnome desktop. Does anyone know of a browser that will install on PClinuxOS ...
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Icons missing on Stack Exchange sites

For the last couple of days, some of the items normally displayed in the top border of the Stack Exchange sites have been missing on my computer. Above the site logo are three fields: links to Stack ...
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Website which aggregates browser change logs?

I'm looking for a website which displays a list of all the major browsers showing the change logs of the current version of each browser and also a history of one version back, two versions back etc. ...
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How to change default browser to custom program/script (http-association) in Windows 8.1?

How do I change the default browser in Windows 8.1 to a custom program or script? I would like to change the association of the http-protocol to an AutoHotKey-Script (AHK), which opens the right ...
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Some clients get 'Certificate-based authentication failed' error on a cert, w/ all browsers

I'm hosting multiple SSL sites on multiple Ubuntu / LAMP servers. The servers have quite standard setup, eg. no client certificate configuration is in place. The vast majority of users are fine, but ...
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Helvetica fonts always rendering as bold in Chrome

This started happening a few days ago and I can't figure it out. When using Chrome, any text with font-family Helvetica or 'Helvetica Neue' always render in a super heavy/bold font. For example, ...
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How to stop programs from opening my browser?

How do you prevent programs from obnoxiously opening the browser on their own accord? It's unbelievable that programs/developers feel so entitled as to A.) open another program on one's computer, and ...
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Language selection not working Chrome Browser

My clients Chrome browser is displaying results in French rather than English (UK). I have performed the → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Language → English. When I select English, Chrome ...
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Looking for a work-around to an infinite scroll compatability issue

I read the post “Can I disable infinite scroll for all sites?” and Hagen gave a great answer. Is it possible to go from page one and then jump to the last page? Some sites have pages that will ...
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Buttons on Webpage not displayed properly [closed]

My friend and I are currently working on a webpage and to quickly get to my problem: For him, the buttons on the webpage look normal, but for me they are not displayed properly. An example: The ...
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Videos and sound won't play in any kind of media player [duplicate]

I recently wiped my hard disc and reinstalled Windows 8.1 A week or two ago i noticed flash and shockwave didn't work, also vlc, itunes, WMP and other media players dont work. Sometimes if i restart ...
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Browsers delaying 5 seconds before attempting first dns query

I have a fresh OS install with Firefox. When i open Firefox the homepage (google) takes 5-8 seconds to load. All subsequent pages load instantly. I loaded Wireshark to check if its the DNS server ...
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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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Tabs in Chrome Browser shrink too much

If I open up many tabs in Chrome, the Tabs start to shrink. This is usually a normal behavior if the tabs would use the whole availible space, BUT in my case the tabs shrink too much. They don't use ...
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Multi Network Browsing

I have 2 networks setup at home and at work, one is broadband and another is wifi. I usually browse the internet using two browser. I want the two browsers to use different connections, lighening up ...
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Proxy server with compression to reduce mobile data usage

I'm often on the road, connecting to the internet through my mobile hotspot which costs me around $10/GB. Chrome and Opera browsers have "off road" features that compress data to save on bandwidth via ...
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WaterFox 35 Memory Leak, can it be fixed?

System specs: PC Alianeware x51 R2, Windows 8.1 After updating to WaterFox Version 35.0 I have a memory leak, can it be Fixed? Details: With some browser's I have larger issues, with waterfox I ...
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Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?

I've had this happen once before recently on a different site, and I don't know what I did to fix it. Now my computer will not open any page on stackoverflow.com. When I try, I get the error message: ...
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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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Internet Explorer 11 won't go on certain sites

Today i have installed google drive but i couldn't get to sign in because i had a blank sign in page. I have discovered looking on the internet that it uses IE core to show web pages (as described ...
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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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Developer Mode check box is missing in Google Chrome browser

Developer checkbox is missing in my Google Chrome Browser under extensions option.. I try to add a new extension in chrome browser but i am unable to do so because Developer mode is turned off. ...
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How can I disable HTML5 content in popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome?

The bad thing about Flash video was that it required a third-party plugin to play the content. The good thing was I could select which content to play; using the click-to-play feature in Firefox and ...
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Blocking Intellitxt (random ad links on browsers)

On my browsers, links are created on random words within a text and when I hover over them a small ad window pops up, which is quite annoying. I read here that this is called Intellitxt and that ...
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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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Fuzzy Arial font on Windows, clearer on Linux

I noticed that on Linux Arial font is much clearer and sharper (for me more legible) than on Windows. Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153 on openSUSE 13.1 x64 (post where text taken) Google ...
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Disable Google Chrome “Save page as…” or “Save as…” [duplicate]

In Google Chrome is there a way to disable "Save page as" or "Save as"? Is it possible to disable the context menu (right click)?
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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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Malicious “confirm navigation” dialogs?

Some sites, like StackExchange, pop up an "Are you sure you want to leave this page?" dialog when you try to leave under certain conditions, such as if you have a post you haven't finished editing. ...
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How do i disable the open/save image dialog box on my firefox browser?

Whenever i'm trying to save an image this popup appears and the check box option "Do this automatically for files like this from now on." is disabled. I have also tried importing the old mimetype.rdf ...
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How do I add, edit or manage custom search engines in Opera 15 or higher versions (Chromium-based)?

The recently released Opera 15 is now based on the Chromium engine and now doesn't manage custom search engines like the previous versions. I found this method of managing custom search engines for ...
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How can I use the proxy settings on Epic privacy browser to log on to Facebook?

I love the Epic privacy browser because it is built from the ground up to enhance privacy. It's built on Chromium but because it has stripped out all code that tracks users across the Internet, pages ...
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Disable Google Chrome URL Bar

Is there a way I can disable typing in Google Chrome's URL bar or hide it in the current version? I know about Kiosk mode but it removes the tool bars and tabs.
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Why “offer.alibaba” opens all the time [duplicate]

Whenever I open a website and click a link inside it, it redirects me to some URLs and then finally it reaches to the link "offer.alibaba.com" and showing me some offer. I just googled it but the ...
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How to keep cursor showing in Chrome (and other browsers) while the keyboard is being used?

I like to use keyboard shortcut on websites (either injecting customized or native like gmail's) and I've notice once I hit a key on my keyboard the cursor will disappear in Chrome (until I move the ...
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My Google Chrome slowness at first run

I use latest version of Google Chrome browser on my Windows 7 machine. The problem is that, chrome is very slow at first run, It takes more than 20 seconds to finally loads the page (any page, say ...