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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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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Even though FireFox portable is set as default browser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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How to get WYSIWYP (print what you see) in a web browser?

When I print a web page from my browser, I expect to get on paper exactly the content I'm seeing in the browser. To be precise: I expect the browser to render the same page contents the same way, ...
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Determine Client to Server communication

I'm trying to do some troubleshooting on some servers. I want to know how to determine the client to server communication between my browser and a specific server. So essentially I want to see what ...
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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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In a Web page, how can I tick all checkboxes in selection?

I am using a webmail (Outlook Web Access). I have a Web page : in my mailbox, I have many messages. I select 30 lines. Now, I want something that would tick the 30 checkboxes that are in my ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to activate/focus website's search box

Most websites have some kind of built-in search box. I'm wondering if any browser has a keyboard shortcut that will automatically take me to the website's own search box. I think that firefox ...
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Full-Text Search Through My Bookmarks?

I would like to be able to search through pages which I have bookmarked. Like a Google search but limited to my bookmarks. Firefox allows you to search through your bookmarks but only the URL, Title ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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Auto expand “See more” option plugin

I have to code a plugin for browsers (preferably chrome) whereby it will automatically expand the "see more" option for webpages. Take for instance, a facebook post with 1000+ comments, and they ...
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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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Prevent users from being able to change JavaScript variables

Is it possible somehow to prevent users from being able to change JavaScript variables, trough the address bar or with programs like FireBug?
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“Mozilla/5.0” and “like Gecko”: Do web applications still test for Firefox-specific user agent strings? [on hold]

Forgive me if this is the wrong site to ask this question; some similar questions were closed on Web Applications Stack Exchange, so I asked this question here. If necessary, feel free to migrate this ...
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is there a system that will redistribute a WiFi signal

Where I live we have community WiFi and it is authenticated with a password via a browser. This all works just fine on my Android/iPhone devices but I have a Blu-Ray device and a couple of Nintendo ...
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Crop and capture screen software/plugin for Windows 7

Does anyone know of any software or a browser extension that lets me capture what's on my screen and crop it by ratio? I have Photoshop but don't want to keep opening it just to capture a simple ...
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browser loading by itself, and redirecting

My HP laptop loads internet browser by itself, then loads multiple pages and refreshes the page over and over. this laptop has been worked on by Geek Squad but they have not been able to fix it. Even ...
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How do I edit the name of a custom search engine in Firefox?

I've added a custom search engine in Firefox, but then realized that its name/title was too long. How do I edit a custom search engine's name in Firefox? I tried going to 'Manage Search ...
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Is there a plugin that will duplicate remote tabs? [closed]

Is there a plugin that will DUPLICATE the open tabs of a remote browser? For example, I often leave many tabs open at my work browser. When I come home I'd like to pick up right where I left off at ...
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Command line browser with js support

Does anybody know good command line browser with js support? Ideally I need following ability: some-browser http://example.com > ~/page.html It means that cli browser download html, execute js ...
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Chrome: Images with transparent backgrounds being unreadable (black on black)

If I try to view an image in it's own tab such as the one below using Chrome 39 on Windows 8, all I will see is black. This is because the text (which is actually an image) is black, and the ...
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Comodo Dragon browser does not open pdf files

I am using Comodo Dragon browser on Windows 8.1 and whenever I open a pdf file it automatically prompts me to choose a location for saving the file, instead of opening it within it as I wish. How may ...
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How does “Restore last browser session” work in IE ?

What is the mechanism behind that? Does it stores all the links in some kind of temp memory? If so, is there any way that we could access that?
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Used “%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data” but my bookmarks and extensions disapeared

I was trying to solve an annoying problem with THIS WEB PAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE message showing up all the time in my CHROME browser. I followed indeed ALL the forums advises on the issue to no avail. ...
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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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In-browser bash

I'm thinking over possible improvement of bash console. As for me, I'm not very happy with terminal shortcuts, which conflict with OS hotkeys. These days I work much with IPython, which has ability ...
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HTTP requests met with “Traffic blocked because of exceed per IP shaper session quota…”

I often am met by this message when trying to load a webpage. When I see it, I get nothing else back from my HTTP requests for a couple minutes, after which things go back to normal. There is no ...
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Internet Explorer security warning: want to view only the webpage content delivered securely?

Consider visiting a website using HTTPS. Internet Explorer (IE8 in this case) presents a warning: Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? Clicking the More ...
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Drag files out of Browser and into filesystem [duplicate]

I understand that Gmail users in Chrome can drag attachments out of their email and into a sensible place in their filesystem (rather than what normally happens, which is that you get a link on your ...
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How do mail clients vs. using a web browser compare in terms of security and vulnerabilities?

I have multiple email accounts from different providers: gmail, yahoo, etc. as well as more secure, privacy-minded services that use heavier encryption. Right now I access them all through a web ...
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How can I remove chrome.google.com from browsing history?

How can I remove chrome.google.com from browsing history? I accidentally visited chrome.google.com, and now whenever I want to access various chrome:// pages, the first results are always for ...
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Firefox modifying google searchplugin to not country redirect

I'm trying to modify the google.xml file in the browser/searchplugins folder in a way that it won't country redirect anymore. For example, to always reach the german google site, I have changed the ...
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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load

In one occasion I tried to refresh my super user tab, I got this following error: Super User requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Can somebody ...
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Use another audio device with browser. (Windows)

Is there any browser or a plugin for any browser that will let me play audio through anything other than the default device? Example: I want to play a game on the PC but my gf wants to watch ...
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How to disable Facebook chat permanentaly without losing XMPP capability

The Facebook chat can be used both on the website and with XMPP, for instance with Pidgin. I want to use only the latter option. Now when I visit facebook.com to look at my newsfeed, I am bothered ...
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Browser redirects almost all of links to Adfoc.us

Since yesterday, most of users in our region and as far as I know, many other peoples received a lot of link redirection. most of these redirection are going to adfoc.us website. this redirection ...
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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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Preventing javascript from grabbing arrow keys

It's becoming more and more popular for websites to grab the arrow keys via JavaScript and use them for site navigation in ways that breaks scrolling with the arrow keys. Short of NoScript, is there ...
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A way to refresh Firefox in the background?

I'm happily typing HTML in Notepad++ on my Windows machine with 2 monitors, one has Notepad++ and the other has Firefox. After I finished typing the HTML I would like to see the updated result in ...
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Windows 7: files acting hyperlinks

This may be a somewhat silly question, but have you ever wanted to write a text file whose only contents were a hyperlink, such that when the user clicks on this file, the web browser of choice ...
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Firefox homepage is changed. Now they're displaying a game. How to change it back?

The Firefox homepage is now displaying a game with 'Click Me' call to action button. How to change it back to normal (previous) homepage?
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Barcode scanner work in browser

I have a Manhattan Barcode scanner Contact CCD Handheld 80mm scan width, USB. I have connected it to Windows 7 x64. I managed to get it to scan several barcodes by configuring it to USB Mode. If I ...
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Create a directory to web opened files on Mac OS X

I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and a Firefox web browser. Every time that I open some file on the web, it saves a copy on my desktop folder, even if I'm not interested on keep it. There ...
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OSX - Specific website doesn't display properly in Chrome

I tried getting help from the Chrome forums, but alas I got nowhere with that so I'll attempt it here. I've been having an issue displaying a specific site in Chrome for a few months now. Site is ...
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Copying PNG with transparency from browser shows a black background instead

When I copy a PNG image with transparency to the clipboard and subsequently paste it into Photoshop, Paint, etc. - the transparency turns to black. Is there any workaround for this? Is this a ...
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chrome doesnt show video stream

I have a video stream on a computer, using motion using port 8888. The stream is visible on most browsers including firefox, opera, IE, Iceweasel. But in chrome, I get nothing. when I write a page ...
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support level for w3c specifications for different broswers

Where can I find information on the level of browser support, for each browser, for w3c HTML5/CSS3 specification. I found a Wikipedia Article which provides some info on this, but the comparison ...
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Chrome can't connect to internet (but other browsers can)

All of a sudden a couple days ago, my Chrome browser (v. 37, on Win7 desktop) stopped working. It just displays the "Google Dinosaur" with the message "Unable to connect to the Internet" (Error code: ...
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Meaningless characters appear on 1st time load only, of all Google websites - anyone come across this before?

For a while I've been getting a really weird problem on my browser. It mainly affects Google websites specifically. Unfortunately there are a lot of "maybes". Rather than trying to test every last ...
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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 ...