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Why is web text distorted?

On various websites text is distorted, this is happening in both Chrome and IE, but only to certain parts of text - the same page can show both normal and distorted text. See the two screen grabs ...
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Are there any browser limits to the length of a line in HTML?

Do any browsers (Internet Explorer in particular) have bugs relating to the length of a line in HTML source code? Assuming the source code is being optimised for HTML parsers/renderers and not for ...
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Standard/RFC for HTTP sessions?

HTTP as a protocol is stateless. RFC 2965 defines the state mechanism for HTTP (cookies), but then there is also the concept of HTTP sessions. Cookies are used for tracking the user session (using ...
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Set up a public web page for free [closed]

Is there a reliable website which allows you to publish a web page of mainly static text content? I just need to put up a page for others to see it, even if it is temporary (e.g. URL expires after 15 ...
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Dynamic DNS checking site?

Basically, I use to have a site bookmarked that would create a unique subdomain and forward you there, then, when you do a DNS lookup on that subdomain it would mark the DNS IP down and give it to you ...
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Saving webpage as app

I have a tiny web page, literally about 10 lines of pure HTML, not even any css or js. I'd like to save this as an app that I can use on my iMac. What would be the best way to do this? It uses a ...
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Looking for a web-based SVN code browser (alternative for Trac); anything like Google Code? [closed]

I'm using Trac as a web interface to an internal SVN repository. The source code browser is not the best one, so I'm looking for an alternative. Ideally, I'd like to have an interface similar to ...
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How do I block orkut.com on a shared PC?

My PC is also used by my son who has this habit of overspending time on orkut.com How can I limit his time using orkut?
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Centralized IIS to redirect to other IIS servers

Basically what im after is to have a centralized IIS Server on the Local LAN where port 80/443 would be forwarded to from the router. Then through this server it can forward/redirect the requests to ...
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Upload a file on local server and share a link with others to download [closed]

I want to share a link with others (friends, family) which will enable them to download a file from my home-based server. The link should be generated each time I choose a specific file to share, ...
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How to invert web pages colour scheme in Firefox?

I use to browse web in a dark room and would prefer if the backgrounds would be dark and text would be light instead of the opposite which is much more common. I suppose this can be achieved with some ...
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Is there a browser based interface for running command line on your host?

I know I can manually run it through PHP's exec() command but I was hoping if there was a ready to download and deploy PHP-based system that could act as a bridge and terminal and you can run commands ...
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Bing search page locks up (the front page, not results)

I'm encountering a strange problem. I've been using the Bing search engine for a while now, and have been happy with it. I still am. However, starting either last night or early today, when the ...
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Pound: configure to handle WebSocket

Is it possible to configure pound to handle WebSocket requests? If not, what are best alternatives for a reverse proxy? I'd like to use pound or a equivalent light-weight reverse proxy.
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Connect Web Service written in Guest OS of VMware from Host OS

Guest: Open SuSE 11.4 My Web Service, written in Web Services in Java in VMware Workstation 6.5, is in Guest OS. Host: Windows 7 Tomcat project As a beginner, how do I publish VM Web Services ...
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How to Download Confluence site?

I have full read access to Cofluence, but cannot use Export functionality. System Administrator do not want to give Administrative rights which are reuired to Export a space. I want to read it when ...
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Browsers storing user login information - Is It Cookies?

When I "save this password" in my web browser, are the usernames and passwords stored in cookies? If not, what mechanism is it?
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Sahi doesn't work with Safari 5.0.1 on MacOSX

I installed Sahi Open Source on Mac OS X v10.6.4 and it installed correctly and the dashboard loads properly. However, Sahi doesn't work with the Safari 5.0.1 that is installed on the machine. When I ...
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Command-line CSS selector tool

Question What tool (preferably for Linux) can select the content of an HTML element based on its CSS path? Example For example, consider the following HTML document: <html> <body> ...
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Journey of a Web Request

I was just curious about how a "web request packets" travels from my browser (as soon as I type www.google.com) to the Google server and back. Please answer me in the two possible scenarios; one ...
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How to make extension for Customizable websites?

I want to write an addon/extension/script that allows me to hide specific parts of a website and remember these preferences. The next time I visit the website, this content should be hidden from me.Is ...
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How does the router know which device to send packets to? [duplicate]

my question does not concern how it moves through the internet, but how it moves through the router to a certain device. All devices connected to a router in a home network have the same external IP. ...
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Nginx configuration issues

I need nginx to serve a certain location for a certain directory request, for example: localhost/this_site to serve /path/to/this_site How can I make that work?
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Setting up a (private) image library in MediaWiki

I'm very serious about automotive photography, so I figured it was a good idea to start a private wiki which can both serve as a knowledge base and an image library that contains interesting photos ...
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Page Opening after multiple refreshing

I recently changed my dedicated server from hosthaat.com to codero.com The problem that I am facing is, whenever any user tries to open any webpage on the server it does not open in one go. It gives ...
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Remote Viewing Software

I'm looking for some software and having a difficult time finding what exactly I require. What I would like is to run on a central computer somewhere, a piece of software that I would like ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcut on web applications?

I'm a Vimium user. So I want to operate everything in vim's way. But some web application override keyboard shortcuts. For example, gmail, JIRA, most of rich text editors and so on. It is very ...
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is there is a tool to convert pub files to html ( email friendly ) ?

I have ms publisher file ( newsletters) that consist of five pages .. what is the best way to convert it to html so i can send it to users thought email without any problem thanks
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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I replaced httpd.conf in mountain lion and can no longer connect to localhost

I was trying to allow for my server to use the RewriteEngine in an .htaccess file so I went into /private/etc/apache2 and tried to edit the httpd.conf file, but did not have permission. So I ...
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tail -f equivalent for an URL

I want to monitor the log file of my application which however doesn't work locally but on a SaaS platform and is exposed over HTTP and WebDAV. So, an equivalent of tail -f that works for URLs would ...
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Weird browser behavior when opening webpage

This happens quite often in both firefox and chrome and its quite annoying. Scenario: I middle click on a link, opening a webpage in a new tab, the tab opens. The pages loads, saying "waiting for ", ...
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Is there any online web application for daily activity logs [closed]

I am looking for daily calendar-like apps, but ones that have some text editor attached for every day. All I want to do is that when I open that page, it should open the text editor for that day and ...
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How to disable right click on certain websites

I am not asking this question from a web developer but from an end-user. I am using several web sites (google drive, evernote and so on) that have context menu that activates upon a right click ...
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Why is it safe to view pictures in e-mails from a browser but not from a mail client?

Mail clients have an option that is turned on by default to not display pictures in emails for security reasons. However browsers will always automatically display pictures in emails. Why is viewing ...
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How to make googlebot to crawl a page? [closed]

What is the best way of forcing googlebot to crawl the page? I've put up Google analytics, registered site with Google webmaster. I've done great deal of SEO work on the website with keywords and ...
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How to add a bookmark to an arbitrary URL in Safari?

This is more 'merely competent user' than 'super user' but how does one create a bookmark to a URL in Safari? If I have a URL to a download (i.e. a resource with a MIME type that causes a download ...
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How to convert current java web application to a portable desktop/mobile application [closed]

I have an already built web application (kind of a tutorial) which runs on a touchscreen Kiosk. The application is written in Java and runs on Firefox. How the application works (Skip reading this ...
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How can I automate sending a form and saving the result web page? [closed]

I have a site where on the page is text input field and submit button. I need to put numbers 1 to 100 in that text field and save the resulting page after the submit button has been clicked. So I ...
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Can VPN or TOR protect me from my ISP [closed]

For connecting to internet I need to open the ISPs website and login. I believe during this my IP address can be tracked. So how will VPN or TOR help here. If not any other solution?
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Redirecting a virtual apache webpage

I know there are already several posts asking about redirecting webpages but I can not seem to find exactly what I am looking for. I have a website (for example www.example.com) that needs to be ...
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How to use internet anonymously [closed]

Let's say someone has decided to track my internet actively. He knows my email and Skype id. How do I work on internet securely? What kind of software do I need to cover my tracks? Also how to prevent ...
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When does a cached website refresh?

If i go to example.com [placeholder for different website] it creates the numerous cache entries in the browser for different items on the page and two entries for example.com. One of which expires in ...
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Make chrome webpages available offline

I'm travelling today and want to do some work on the plane/train etc. I won't have access to the internet but there's a few web pages I'd like to have available for reference. Is there anyway to ...
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Solution for archiving and rapidly searching/browsing large numbers of photos on a NAS? [closed]

I'm an amateur photographer, and have over the course of several years managed to accumulate somewhere in the neighborhood of a terabyte of photographs. I've got a little personal linux server ...
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tracking visitors to site get name of corporate network [closed]

Is there a way to track visitors on my site and provide me with reports on the visitors beyond just the city/state but precisely maybe the Corporation name / Hospital name if it was browsed from their ...
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Finding web site maps on Visio 2010

I am trying to generate a Website map on Visio 2010 but cannot see the Software and Database option - the only ones I can see are Business, Flowchart, Gneral, Maps & Floor Plans, Network and ...
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Safari crashed often

My safari crashed recently with the following log. What's the problem and what should I do? I have tried to restart my mac but useless. Thanks in advance! Process: Safari [419] Path: ...
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how do create multiple layers of cycle with MS Word

How can I do something like this in MS Word? So far what I've being able to do is just a single layer of cycle using Cycle option of SmartArt. How can I bring in more cycles into a cycles? If it's ...
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Online white board application? [closed]

I'm looking for a online scratching site, that allows me to type while others can view my text but not able to modify it, is there some sites like that ? And best do not require login