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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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Disable text highlighting in serach results (aka: #:~:text=) [closed]

Many search results support highlighting of the snippet mentioned by the search engines in the result by appending the #:~:text= to the url and I'd like to disable this functionality. Do you know how? ...
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Can I navigate a web browser (e.g. chromium) with my keyboard, based on elements' positions rather than their tab index?

Sometimes I want to navigate my web browser (mainly chrome) without a mouse. For the most part this is easy, Ctrl+K to search, Ctrl+T for a tab, etc. Navigating webpages themselves sequentially based ...
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Does system image Windows 10 backup all my saved browser passwords and profiles?

I have been told that using the full system image backup will create a full copy of every file on my boot partition. However, I have also heard that when copying saved passwords in some browsers, it ...
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Chrome cache view (Nirsoft) + Portable Chrome (PortableApps) not works

ChromeCacheView by Nirsoft is a good tool to view cache of a chrome browser. It works OK on Original Chrome by Google. But it does not work on Chrome portable by portableapps.com. It seems ...
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Ignore pinned tabs in Chrome when switching tabs by shortcut

When I have a pinned tab in Chrome on the left side of my open tabs, I want it to be ignored from cmd+1-9 shortcuts. Is there a way to enable this?
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Sparring with Google: search has suddenly started requesting CAPTCHA constantly

War with Google A couple of months ago, our office was suddenly thrown into turmoil when Google decided to go to war with us. Our identities were at stake: Google was sure that the office consisted ...
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Load PDF with Eye Catching Effect

I have developed a winforms app. that lets the users click on a file name and then it loads it in the browser as a PDF. When the user clicks, it refreshes the page as usual, but it is not very ...
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URGENT: How to stop a page reloading too many times in Chrome

Having issues loading a page in Chrome. I can get to a login page on https://login.scottishfalive.co.uk/Home/Index however once I input my details I get an error message, page isn't working ...
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How can I make sure data on a web page is not lost, or keep the tab from being reloaded, closed, or even nagivate out of it?

There's a specific page I want to keep open on firefox no matter what. I'm rather clumsy, so I may sometimes misclick on some link on the page, or press CTRL+R and cause a reload, or even misclick on ...
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How to make Tor Browser reload a page every minute automatically, and why don't all browsers have this?

Vivaldi has a feature that lets you right-click a tab and select "Periodic reload" and a number of minutes to auto-reload it. This is crucial for idiotic websites which automatically kick ...
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Does a computer dying (battery dead) close its incognito tabs

Does incognito tabs on a computer with no battery stay after turning on again?
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Is it possible to open all ftp:// URLs in MS Edge (in IE mode)?

Short summary: how to make MS Edge automatically open all links starting with ftp:// in Internet Explorer mode? Is it possible at all? (Could be also a command line switch, if one exists - I can just ...
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How can i fix Invalid Onionsite Address on tor browser?

I got this message in kali linux - Invalid Onionsite Address The provided onionsite address is invalid. Please check that you entered it correctly. Details: 0xF6 — The provided .onion address is ...
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How to customize the UI of google chrome?

Default view of VIVALDI browser: Now when you hit ctrl+f11, it hides all the UI (search bar, buttons, caption, etc), maintaining the current browser width/height. Is possible to achieve this look on ...
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How to protect browser history with UAC or password plugin?

I want to prevent a random person from opening a browser on my unlocked computer and hits Control + H to view my browsing history. Is there a browser plugin that I can use to require for password or ...
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URL encoding - Opera versus Chrome

I am learning Russian language, so I go thru lots of Russian language pages. Sometimes I want to keep an URL in my notepad. There is a curious phenomenon at this moment : If I go to a certain page ...
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Amazon domain websites redirecting to a spam website [duplicate]

Whenever I open an amazon webpage (amazon shopping, and AWS console), I get redirected to some spam website (see screenshot). It takes 1-2 seconds. I have been facing this problem since a few weeks ...
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Thousand of cache files .HTM

In our development department, users use w2019 virtual machines. We are observing that every day there a lot of new cache files .HTM in: C:\Users\iisuserpool\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\...
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Why can't I reach test.example.com from my browser, but ping in CLI can

I just want to test my CA engine from Hashicorp Vault. I've spinned up a local NGINX webserver in docker referring to test.example.com. Unfortunately I'm not able to reach it from my browser with that ...
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Is it possible to have Firefox use more than 1 CPU core in Windows?

According to the Microsoft Windows Task Manager, Firefox tends to just use 1 CPU core for most of its processing. When a system isn't running any foreground tasks besides Firefox, this leaves much ...
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firefox bookmark toolbar displayed only on new tabs is NOT Working

How can I make the bookmarks toolbar to be displayed when I'm opening a new tab? I'd tried, but with no success (although I'd restarted the browser): right clicking and selecting the option; going to ...
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How can I locate to a specific file folder quickly when downloading something using a browser on a Mac?

I frequently need to download files and assets from a browser, like Chrome. And I need to put those files into designated file folders. It's part of my job. Finder does not have the address bar like ...
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Download installer of latest version of Microsoft Edge programmatically

Is it possible to download installer of MS Edge latest version programmatically? I don't see any endpoint on the official site. I can take URL of a link for downloading, but it contains GUID that ...
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Make Chrome's 'app' mode the default

I have an environment which we do not want end users to be able to freely browse the internet. Unfortunately the environment does require a browser to authenticate (I am open to replacing Chrome if ...
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Windows 10 very slow especially when opening web browsers

My Windows 10 desktop is super slow when opening web browsers (such as yahoo.com). It takes about 8-10 seconds to fully load the page and slows down the entire OS while loading. If I am playing any ...
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Can files be easier corrupted by using download accelerator?

I am not very technically informed, so my question might not make sense at all. I want to know if downloading files online using download manager/accelerator like IDM or eagleget tend to be more prone ...
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UTF8 characters not displayed in browsers both Firefox and Google Chrome

I use Linux Debian and everything used to work fine. After upgrading to the newer 'bullseye' distribution I decided to compile my own kernel. All went well and I thought everything was working until ...
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How to force Chrome to never save sessions or cookies across tabs (disable persistent sessions across tabs)?

I have wanted this for over 15 years since gmail started saving a session in the browser. The old version of protonmail only saved a session in the current tab, so if you reload the tab it stays ...
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Microsoft edge tabs detached from main window when clicked

I know dragging the tab bar downward will result in creating new windows for the tab But this happens even if you just click it. This is so weird behavior that no other chromium browsers report. I ...
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Open Chrome with specific profile from WSL

Im trying to get any urls opened from WSL commands to open with a specific Chrome profile, in this case, specifically for aws sso login which triggers a browser login. If i set the BROWSER env var to ...
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How to force cache uncached resources in browser?

Server sends headers, disallowing cache. But for perfomance I want to cache some resources. How to do it?
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Web browser tab to tunnel to remote Web browser

I would like to be able use my home web browser from a remote location to avoid company Chrome extensions. The goal is to avoid the company password manager that can't be disabled and infests every ...
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How to display file size before starting a download?

In Firefox when you click a link to download it, before starting the download it tells you the size of the file you're about to download. Whereas in Chrome it just opens the window asking where to ...
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Google Chrome Incognito: Opening on a specific display each time

Request: Somehow specify a Google Chrome incognito Window to open on a specific display every time. The caveat here is that with my particular work setup, I will always have a NON-INCOGNITO Chrome ...
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Is it possible to enforce CSS1 in browsers?

I was recently surprised to learn that CSS2+ is Turing complete, and hence it is potentially dangerous, from the information security standpoint, to open websites containing CSS. That being said, if a ...
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How to display recursive geometric image in browser with infinite zooming? [closed]

Context Suppose one has a pentagonal tiling where each plane is also made up of a pentagonal tiling (if that is not possible, assume cubic). Suppose each parent is x times larger than its child. Then ...
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How to force the browser to always show images in full size?

When I load some pages that have just an image, the browser always tries to fit the image to the current window size, and to view full size, I have to click on the image with the magnifying glass. ...
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Microsoft Edge IE Mode compatible with Java Runtime Applet?

I'm really having a hard time getting a straight answer from Microsoft on whether this is possible. Situation: My organization has an internally-hosted Oracle application which currently runs on ...
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Brave Browser consuming a full CPU core, possibly when an update is near

This is very much related to the question: Brave consuming about 30% of CPU out of the blue and the Task Manager does no good. Windows 10 Task Manager processes tab: Windows 10 Task Manager details ...
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Downloading every source from website in browser

when browsing (with a browser) on a website with images on it, the images are being logged in the Network-Tab in the browser's devtools. Now, when being on some websites, the images are often linked ...
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Why is uploading files from a browser always slow?

An experience that does not surprise me at all after ten years of using the internet: I'm uploading a 16GB dataset to a website (Kaggle). When using their online interface for the upload, the file ...
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Can website cookies (ie. from Facebook) track me when I use the same browser to browse other websites?

Recently, I've been doing research on Google on home improvement articles. I use the same browser -- Brave, which touts its privacy settings right from get-go -- occasionally to check Facebook. I did ...
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Why do some Https download links not have a padlock in Firefox?

Why when you go to some download links by typing / pasting in the address bar in Firefox (in Windows 10), does it show https, but there is no padlock? (Similar might be seen in other browsers) Random ...
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Can a web application detect browser proxy settings?

Can a website or web application detect whether or not proxy settings have been specified in the browser?
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My Google Chrome remove cookies after I Close browser

Every time I turn off the system or the browser closes, I have to login to all sites again. I was skeptical of only one option, but the problem did not go away. please help. enter image description ...
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Firefox: how do I configure kiosk mode?

Mozilla's website states: Numerous features of the kiosk mode are configurable through policy or command line parameters when launching the browser. However, other than a single example to run kiosk ...
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Force browser to use IP address

Internet Archive is probably banned in my country. I don't know how they implemented the ban but I cannot access it mostly because my browsers are being unhelpful. Here is some transcript I made with ...
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Is there a way to have windows ask me which browser I want to use everytime I click a link?

I would like to set up Windows 11 so that it always asks which browser to use when it opens links. I use different browsers for different purposes on my computer, and no single browser should be ...
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How much vertical space can I recover from a browser?

I'm trying to maximize my usable screen area when browsing web pages. Say I'm researching something and I want to open and view as many pages as possible, and as much content as possible. I can tile ...
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Access to Barclays.net (Banking )

Currently using IE to access https://cashmanagement.barclays.net/bnetservices/login.aspx and logging in via "Smart Card" However, due to migrations we need to use either Chrome, Edge or ...
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