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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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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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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Restart Computer After IE Reset

I am using IE11 (latest KB) and I tested on Win 10, Win 8.1, and Win 7. I reset IE using the menu options: Tools → Advanced → Reset After reset is complete, IE showed a yellow bar at the ...
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How can I stop my browser from scrolling while in a game?

Some games and programs use the scroll wheel to scroll or zoom, but if the main window is large enough, this will usually scroll the browser window as well, which will put the game off of the screen. ...
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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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Portable browser as default browser in Windows 8.1

Is there any way to make a portable browser the default browser of Windows 8.1? Apparently the registry tricks of Windows 7 are not working in Windows 8 and 8.1!
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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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Firefox Clearing Cache - Ctrl + F5 doesn't work randomly

Running Firefox 31, Windows 7: I was running into a bug on a website that I'm testing, where some things that did exist but do not anymore, were still showing up. I tried clearing the cache by ...
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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 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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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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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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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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I can't start Mozilla Servo Nightly Build on my Debian 8.5 x64

I just downloaded Servo Nightly Build for Linux x64 (by Mozilla, based on Rust) from: https://servo-builds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html I followed instructions for Linux (which are pretty simple): - ...
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How to trick the “device fingerprint” on browser

My question is about a site that give you a sign up bonus and this bonus is given once per PC ("machine id,ip adress etc...") My purpose is to bypass this gate to create more accounts from the same ...
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How to disable the main toolbar in epiphany

Epiphany has a nice app mode: epiphany --profile myapp -a http://superuser.com But it still displays the main toolbar with url (locked), title, back/forward and reload buttons. I would like to ...
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Selectively deleting a site from history fully on Opera/Chrome?

When I attempt to selectively delete a site from the Opera site history, although it disappears from the history list it still appears with the suggestions feature in the address bar (obtained from ...
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Unable to access google.com with FireFox Windows

I can ping google.com and it's dns servers but I just can't seem to open google.com/ncr on Windows 10 PC but I'm able to access it with Chrome (same PC) and also OSX's Firefox (same build) (macbook on ...
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Google search results greyed out on Firefox

I logged in to my work computer today and came across this weird issue: It's worth noting that none of these websites were visited by me. I tried opening Firefox in Safe Mode but the issue ...
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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 ...