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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Download stops at 99% and gives error

Some EXEs from our website are not downloading completely. (ex: "winmansoftware.com/files/WinmanCAERP_Update.EXE") Download completes 99% and gives error. But the same EXEs are downloading from ...
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Full sized images on Wikipedia fail to load - blocked by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy

When I click on a thumbnail in a Wikipedia article to view the image in a larger size I am presented with an error of this type: Error: Could not load thumbnail data. could not load image from ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Page keeps loading even after I click “Stop” button - Chrome

I randomly notice some pages keep loading even after I click "Stop" button. Loading animation doesn't stop either. Here is a page I've noticed this most recently. This is an issue because I've time ...
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After going in sleep mode, Chrome tells me it's “Unable to access the network”

When I start my computer (Windows 8.1), I can open Google Chrome (34.0.1847.137) and browse the web. However, if I lock my computer or if Windows starts to hibernate, and I unlock or wake up Windows, ...
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Opera 20 - bookmark importer option greyed out?

Does anyone know how to enable Opera 20's bookmark importer? It's in the main Opera dropdown, but it's greyed out. I have already enabled the bookmarks bar in Opera > Settings.
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Two hours or so after restarting my computer, some webpages don't load unless I restart again

OS and computer type: Windows 8.1 and Lenovo G505 laptop Further description: In Chrome, after the computer is on for a while after being restarted, certain websites, e.g. StackExchange sites, my ...
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: ...
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Keeping Firefox from adding “.html” to url

I've been messing with .htaccess for a while, and have the following rule: RewriteRule ^(mypage|myotherpage)/?$ main.php?p=$1 [L,QSA] If I enter http://mydomain.com/mypage/, it displays main.php as ...
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Browers (Chrome, Safari,Firefox) can't see files after OSX is upgraded to Maverick

Everything work well, until I decide to upgrade my OSX. I tried logging in and Out as forums suggested. But Browsers can't see any single file from finder.Using finder Normally is okay.
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Is there any possible way to automute ads on YouTube?

This is probably going to be very difficult because YouTube uses both a flash player and a HTML5 player, but is there any possible way to make sure that when ads are being played, the volume is muted, ...
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Opening a file picker in any browser crashes the browser

In Windows 7 32-bit, in any browser (chrome, IE, firefox, opera) if I open a file picker either by using the main menu option e.g. 'open page' or 'save page as', or if a file picker appears from ...
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Text indentation via Tab-key in the Windows Google Chrome browser without using extensions or a Numpad?

When trying to indent a block of text in an input textfield, for instance to emphasize Markdown code-blocks, the Tab key is already bound to a different action (switching to the next input element). ...
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Cannot access any web page but the internet connection is fine

I found this before posting my question, but it was pretty unconstructive, so I chose to post a new question anyway....with more details to the problem. PROBLEM As the title says, I cannot access ...
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Rockmelt Browser not logging in

I have IE, Chrome, and Rockmelt on my pc. I use Rockmelt consistently. Up until today, I had no problems at all. Today morning, my rockmelt was logged out (which is unusual because it is always logged ...
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Back/Forward Firefox navigation with arrow keys except in input

I've mapped my left/right arrow keyboard keys in Firefox to navigate back/forward in the browser history (old Opera habit). This works perfectly except when I'm entering data into input fields. I ...
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Chrome developer tools - network panel gaps

In the Chrome developer tools, under the network tab, I'm curious to know what is happening during the gaps. If you look at my image below, I have highlighted in orange the areas where these gaps ...
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Hacker News mysteriously blocked on my Mac OS X Lion

When I try to access http://news.ycombinator.com on my computer, I get 502 proxy error: Proxy Error The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not ...
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Is there a way to run multiple JVM within the same browser?

I'm using Oracle at work which fires off a Java app. I'd like to use two instances of the same app to work between two different screens of the same app. I can do it but with Chrome opening one and a ...
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Internet Explorer and Firefox crash, but Chrome doesn't?

I have a system where either IE 8 or Firefox 3.5 will crash out without any error message, and do this spontaneously after about 1 or 2 minutes of being open. Chrome, however, is stable and doesn't ...
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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 view any website in a native way on OSX?

Mac OS X: 10.9.5 The problem: I often have 20+ browser tabs open from various web apps. Combined with running a comparable number of native apps, I need a better way to avoid cycling through two ...
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Java blocks applet on whitelisted site

On the webpage http://smbus.org/faq/crc8Applet.htm there is an applet for demonstrating the calculation of an 8-bit cyclic redundancy check. Java in Chrome and IE on MSWin7 will not allow this to run. ...
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My localhost web not connected to “anywhere”

I have a localhost web which contains ajax that communicate to some server (call it www.google.com), but it fail. I try to my friend's chrome, it was able. my friend said I should check "bypass proxy ...
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One of my friend's accounts can't log into a website, happening only on their IP, on multiple devices: why?

It simply says their username and password is incorrect even when it is. Their other account on the website is fine, but for this one, they can't log on on anything related to their IP address. When ...
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How to move all open tabs from one browser to another?

In my case I have many tabs opened in Safari and I want to move to Firefox. I know I can note down all the url in a text file and open all of them again one by one in another browser. But I'm looking ...
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Separation of work, personal, and private , for all things tech?

Increasingly I'm finding it's very difficult to separate anything on my computers and devices. Everything syncs everywhere, I need to do work from my home computer, I need to do personal things from ...
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Set minimum font-weight property in WebKit

I use jumanji, a WebKit browser, on Arch Linux. On some sites, e.g. Europe PubMed Central, the font is nearly-unreadably light. I could force font-weight: normal in my configuration but I want bold to ...
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Why are Chrome and Opera not showing content?

So I seem to be having this issue on a couple of sites now and only in Chrome (36.0.1985.125 m) and Opera (23.0.1522.60). Firefox, IE, Safari and even Chrome Canary are working as expected. The ...
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Why http links are not opening from default browser in windows 8?

I have some browsers on my system i.e. Chrome, Mozilla and I.E. Mozilla is the default browser. If I open any http:// link it is not opening in Mozilla. Instead it opens an empty window in Chrome. ...
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Several website functions just no longer work in Firefox for me…but maybe there's a pattern?

This is really weird, because I don't recall making any large changes or messing around with about:config in Firefox. I was on FF 30 the whole time. The problems just emerged. Here's some example: ...
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Do any browsers allow you to play embedded MIDI files with Mountain Lion?

I have always used Safari, but now can't play MIDI files embedded in webpages. Fine. I'll switch to another browser if necessary, as playing MIDI files is pretty important to me as I'm a musician. ...
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Block web browser FTP integration on CentOs 6

I'm switching over to a new provider and I can't remember what I did on my old server to block browser FTP log in. What I mean by browser log in, is that someone can go to a web browser and type ...
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Custom Windows DPI (125%) cause underscore symbol lost in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE)

I set my Windows 7 DPI to 125% , and started to see this problem: Anybody knows the fix for it ?
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How to copy text in all frames in a website?

By using Ctrl+A, I can only select text from the "active" frame, such that copy text from one frame only at a time. How can I select all text from all frames in a website if website contains more ...
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How do I setup my web browser to default to alternate port for web development

I would like to setup a development copy of my site on another port in order to develop it in exactly the same conditions. Is there a way to setup my browser or is there a browser capable of ...
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Browsers versions without auto-update

I would like to know which version of the various browsers did not update to the latest version automatically. For example, IE8 won't auto-update to IE9 while IE9 auto-updates to IE10. I think ...
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Google chrome / firefox change modal/javascript based popups into internal tab messages

I'm looking for an extension (or an option) for both google chrome, firefox that has ability to convert authentication modal dialog boxes (for example SharePoint) where it blocks the whole browser ...
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How to add a cache file to browsers like Chrome/Firefox/etc.?

For example, there is a website hosting a Shockwave Flash app which is restricted to be used on that specific site. However, the network of the site is poor so that loading the entire .swf from the ...
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Computer must be restarted to complete a previous upgrade of Firefox, but updates are disabled in preferences

I have been trying to pin Firefox to an older version (17.0.11 ESR) on both a Windows XP and Windows 7 host. I have to do this to test a few things. I need to have Firefox stopped from updating ...
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Do popular browser firefox / chrome / IE / opera compress HTTP requests (e.g. HTTP POST request)

If I send a large POST request via any of the popular browsers, will it automatically compress and send it (assuming that the server also supports compressed content). How will the browser know ...
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How to maximise a Single Window across Multiple Monitors?

Say I've 3 monitors. I'll instantiate with http://www.texpaste.com/. What would I need for: The leftmost toolbox to be on the leftmost monitor? The center input blank field on the center monitor? ...
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Redirection to wireless login pages - avoiding losing your current sites

It is common for public wifi access points to include login pages, even at times, when they're free (i.e. starbucks, many airports, hotels, etc). I'm often in a situation where I'll open up ...
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Display already visited highlight on pic.twitter on popular browsers

I'm a heavy twitter user and I follow a lot of people and companies. As you can imagine when searching to discover new things a lot of people share images! The problem is that the pictures are ...
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Bookmarklet: run JS command after page is loaded

I build quite a lot of bookmarklets to automate my every day's work. Now I faced a problem: I would like (by clicking on a bookmarklet) to open a page in web browser (I use Internet Explorer) and ...
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Browser only linux distribution

I had set up moodle server for teaching students at my department. We have 2 computer rooms that are used by students for accessing this server and completing quizzes. Currently all computers have ...
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How to clear all history and disable all plugins and extensions in FireFox 26.0

I'm trying to fix a problem viewing Yahoo and when I went to disable all plugins and clear everything stored I noticed a few surprising things 1) All pages still appear the same even with add-ons ...
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Reload Browser Page (And Resources) Entirely From Cache

I'm currently working remote on a specific web project. Their VPN connection is quite unreliable, so it can be difficult to refresh a page because the database lies on one of their local machines. At ...
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Is it possible to resolve a domain name from the browser history?

If an entry is removed from the DNS. Is it possible to retrieve its IP from a browser history? Is it possible to extract from the history all the different addresses I've been redirected to every time ...
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share (offline!) bookmarks between browsers

In light of all the NSA snooping I have begun using the TOR browser bundle (i.e. Firefox). However for some tasks I still need to use Chrome. So now I can create bookmarks in two places and it's ...