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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?

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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Is there a way one can use a secure/encrypted network (VPN) without their ISP knowing they're using it? [closed]

And if that's not possible, is there another way one can surf the web securely and anonymously (Nobody - not even the ISP - sees which sites they visit, who they email, what they download. That sort ...
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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
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How to get a single HTML page accessible from the web — no cost [closed]

I need to load one html page to the web without any server and without paying for this service. What are my options?
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How to get to know the static IP of the web site

Suppose the web site can be visited through static IP, how to get to know the static IP?
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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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How can I get Opera speed-dial and password management features in other browsers?

I heavily rely on Opera's speed dial and password management features. Lack of these two features is really stopping me from switching to another web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. Opera's ...
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How can I open a site blocked by the ISP?

I use Linux and connect to the internet with a modem, but many sites are blocked by the ISP in Indonesia. How can I open a blocked site? It's not a porn site.
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Any program to tunnel MS-DOS application through internet?

How to make legacy MS-DOS application accessible remotely through internet retaining it's command line mode - so the remote site feels like accessing that application locally? It's a MS-DOS legacy ...
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Lock/disable the zoom on Chrome Browser

Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally. As an ...
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free ftp client application with sync option

i use currently filezilla for ftp client . but when upload a folder that same exists on remote server. all files sent. What software could I schedule it to sync my local folder to a folder on my FTP ...
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Which browser does not support Unicode in URLs? [closed]

One time, one guy has come to the office and showed me that Polish characters in a website URL's path part was percentage-encoded. Currently, I'm looking for browser with similar behaviour for ...
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preferred location for web app files, outside of /var/www

I am very new to Linux, and I just installed Ubuntu. It really is exciting and I already installed my own apache and mysql. The server is running. I have my website's files under /var/www but some ...
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Convert selection to PDF in Google Chrome

There are Google Chrome plugins that convert entire web pages into PDF, but are there any plugins or other software that convert only the selected area in a web page to PDF?
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Why does apache write its own process ID in httpd.pid?

I am new to Apache and debugging issues caused by it. I have come to understand that when Apache starts up, it writes its own process ID in httpd.pid in a human-readable format as explained here. I ...
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Unicode support between different OS and browsers

I would like to develop a web application that uses Unicode. The problem is that I don't know if the user supports the full Unicode set or not. Is the Unicode support dependent on the browser or the ...
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perform actions on a web page from desktop shortcut

I'm looking for a way to create windows desktop shortcuts that will open a web page and execute a javascript function in that page. The page is a form for filling attendance hours with a function to ...
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How can I mount/mirror/symlink individual web-published files onto my hard drive?

Basically I want to download a file, but then have it automatically update if the web version changes. I'm expecting the web version to have a static URL. I'd like to be able to move the file ...
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Easy solution to monitoring & blocking connections to non-malicious services, IP's, and tracking companies

Our family lives in the middle of nowhere, so the only high-speed internet available is Verizon's 3G mobile broadband. We have the highest package available, yet continually go over the 10GB limit and ...