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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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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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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Why can't I sign into the Google Services using the Epiphany browser?

When I go to accounts.google.com in Gnome's Epiphany, I get an error message that reads: Oops! Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to ...
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Can Microsoft Edge be launched in “Private Mode” through cmd?

Can Microsoft-Edge be launched in "Private Mode" through the command line? I'm using this shell command to launch it with a specific URL: start microsoft-edge:www.google.com Is there some kind of ...
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How to re-enable disabled right click menu in browser?

I am used to using the right click menu to navigate webpage, which allows me to go backward or forward on a page without moving the cursor to the navigation bar. I mostly use Firefox. But some ...
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Disable Video Buffering in Firefox

I use cellular networks for browsing. I use Firefox as my primary browser. I need to know how to stop buffering of HTML5 Videos. I have already stopped Flash Videos so as to speed up the time taken to ...
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Can I force a web page to use its full desktop layout when displayed in a small browser window?

For example, when viewing this question at Biostars in a window covering half my screen horizontally, the page defaults to some kind of mobile-like layout: When I expand the window to cover around ...
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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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chrome spellcheck and different language for selected sites

I was wondering if there is some way to make Chrome browser use different spellchecker dictionary for selected sites. I mostly write in Polish but on some sites I prefer to use English dictionary, so ...
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Bold fonts rendered ugly in web browsers (IE and Chrome)

I have a terrible issue with both browsers, I've read that is caused by Helvetica fonts, I've removed that fonts, deleted FNTCACHE.dat, restarted Windows and this ugly font still appear in bold text, ...
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403 Forbidden error only for wikipedia site

So I was browsing the Internet and everything was nice and dandy suddenly my favorite site wikipedia gave me this: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this page. I have been trying ...
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*.org domain websites are not loading

The problem is that any page with *.org domain in not loading on my computer (Ubuntu 14.04). Any other domains like *.com, *.net are loading! This is very strange. I tried in different browsers, and ...
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Can ping but can't access certain site

I'm having problem with accessing certain website and I do not have any clue where to check. I'm trying to access www.jobsdb.com, and this is the error message - This page can't be displayed. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to open a local file with a query string appended to it in the default browser?

I want to do something like this from a shell script: $ open 'foo.html?foo=bar' Sadly that fails, as it looks for a file named foo.html?foo=bar instead of foo.html before opening the browser: The ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Clone user input over multiple browser tabs for testing different languages

I am looking for a tool that will allow me to clone user input between multiple browser tabs/sessions. I would like to be able to login to four accounts of my site in four different tabs. Set the ...
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How do I convert Opera's bookmarks into Firefox' and preserve the bookmark nicknames / keywords?

Both Opera and Firefox have a function that allows you to type a nickname / keyword into the address bar, and then automatically load the bookmark URL associated with that nickname/keyword. More info: ...
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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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stop Chrome from asking for proxy credentials

I wanted to change my proxy settings for Chrome. I opened the Network tab in Preferences panel on Mac and entered username and password along with ip and port data. When I opened Chrome browser, it ...
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How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?

I've been trying to save this webpage using all of the methods that I know, but none of them have worked so far. The website itself has some great functionality. It is able to render MathJax in ...
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weird issue with graphics or browser?

I have an annoying issue I get this visual problem: My browser is Opera. I have tried changing refresh rate from 60 to 75 Hz but sometimes it doesn't improve. System props: system + NVIDIA ...
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Different upload speed on youtube in different browsers

So I upload a lot of heavy videos on youtube and upload speed is kinda important for me. My speed is 100 mbits and upload supposed to be 80 to nearby places. Speedtest to san jose shows 22 mbit upload ...
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Midori automatically closes

I use Midori a lot, but I have one big problem with it: It won't stop automatically closing! When I'm in the middle of a YouTube video, Midori just closes itself and I have to start over! Is there a ...
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Why Selenium IDE does not work here?

I would be glad if you prove me wrong but apparently Selenium IDE is fairly unreliable. For example, the last command in the following script does not have any effect inside the script but if I double ...
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Can web sites submit their pages to Google rather than have them crawled by Googlebot?

I notice that in some cases paywalled news articles seem to have been indexed by Google because excerpts from the story appears in the search hit. However, when I go to these web sites using a ...
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IE Compatibility (Browser) Mode vs Doc Mode

So my understanding of this Microsoft, webpage is that there is a clear difference between browser (or compatibility) mode vs doc mode. So is it a possible that a website that isn't compatible with ...
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Prevent Javascript from manipulating browser history

I noticed that some sites manipulate the browser history using javascript. This sometimes leads to some annoying things like prevents you from using 'back' to return to a previous site. Or dangerous ...
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Is there a way to force Illustrator to open a downloaded SVG (rather than the browser)?

I have Illustrator set as the default for all SVGs but whenever I download an SVG, when I click on the download inside the browser, the browser opens the SVG in a new tab. So the only way to open the ...
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Expanding the “other devices” history in Google Chrome

When I open the History in Chrome on my work computer after having spent the morning on my home computer, I'd expect to see a long list of recent tabs from the home machine as well. Instead, I see ...
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What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser?

Note that I don't mean the maximum size of the browser cache. I mean, what is the maximum size, if any, of individual files that will be cached by the major desktop browsers? Mobile versions optional. ...