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I would suspect that they do. I don't believe that text-based browsers will (by default) even download resources such as images or external entities, such as fonts (if needed), scripts, etc. I did some basic testing with tcpdump trying to get this IANA page (http://www.iana.org/domains/reserved) with both lynx and then wget, and here were my results (HTTP ...


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Web server doesn't send "entire website", but documents that browsers request. For example when you access https://www.google.com/ the browser queries server for the document https://www.google.com/. The server processess the request and sends back some HTML code. Then the browser checks what the server has sent. In this case it's HTML webpage, so it ...


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What's your operating system? There's Browser Chooser for Windows and Choosy for Apple OS X.


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You can specify a proxy server address of 127.0.0.1 and then check the box to bypass the proxy for local addresses. All borwsers support this. When you try to visit a site, the browser will attempt to contact the proxy server and fail. The bypass checkbox still allows it to get to local addresses and anything on your local intranet, however. If you want ...


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Navigate to "Tools/Internet Options/General tab", and you can adjust the settings there. The only options for the startup page are to use the tabs from last session, or to use your homepage. The answer to this question may vary by version of Internet Explorer. My answer is based off version 10 from Windows 8.


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Open Notepad or similar text editor, and start a new blank document. Type Tab. Copy your tab character to the clipboard. (On Windows, Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C will do this). Now switch back to the textarea in your browser. Position the cursor where you want it, and paste the tab character. (Ctrl+V on Windows). Voila, done!


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"highlighting a web-page search bar" No hotkey for this unless site set this hotkey. How you think browser will know which element search bar on site? But you can make userscript for each site for this feature, but its require javascript knowledge. In your example url search bar have code: <input ondblclick="click_block=1" ...


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This sounds a lot like a mismatched port forwarding configuration. Since ping/nslookup/tracert all rely on ICMP, which is layer 3, they do not rely on a destination/source port to function. Telnet and HTTP, however, reside in the application layer, and so they require those ports to function. A simple verification of whether this issue lay with the router ...


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Yes but ... IT Guy will see that you are using TOR, however he will not see which site you are surfing to. As mentioned, try to check before that this is allowed. After all your boss is paying all firewall, ISP cost and all, he may whish to ensure your using it for his own business.


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You cannot assume that your activity will be hidden from your IT department. While TOR should prevent them from sniffing your traffic as it goes over the network, that isn't all you have to worry about. Even if they can't see where you are browsing to, your IT department can definitely see that you are using TOR. This may make them rather suspicious. ...



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