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Questions tagged [browser]

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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Opening a URL from the terminal in different spaces macOS

If I run open https://example.com from the terminal and then switch to another space with a safari window open and run the same command, the safari window in my current space will just get focused and ...
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I uninstalled Microsoft Edge Browser, now can't restore it. Windows 10

I uninstalled the browser using a tool I found on the internet, but now I can't restore it. I have tried the following: Reinstall Windows 10. Use a powerShell solution (deleting the package on ...
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Google chrome frequently show “this site can't be reached” message but as soon as I open edge it is fixed! (Video Screen is attached)

I have been using Google Chrome for a long time and recently I've just installed a new version of Windows 10 and afterward the Google Chrome frequently like every 10 minutes shows the message of "this ...
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Modern Browser with a feature to disable SNI

I want to know if there is any modern client browser which allows disabling the SNI (server name indication) extension of the TLS. I want to know because it seems that my ISP blocks some HTTPS ...
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How to sync installed addons from opera addons?

How to sync installed addons from opera addons who i have installed like chrome does? I have installed opera addons on opera but how to sync them?
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How to bookmark favorite addons from opera addons?

How to bookmark favorite addons from opera addons?
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Facebook and Instagram images are broken in some browsers

On my main computer (Windows 10, 1803, 17134.165) no images or videos on Facebook or Instagram are displayed when using most browsers. All of the images and videos (from both sites) are being served ...
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CentOS 7 Apache run/execute web request as root user

I have a PHP Utility which accepts post request with file as parameter. Now when that request is received I want to execute it as root user. For example when user hits www.mydomain.com/...
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What would cause a url to resolve differently depending on whether I click it or copy/past into browser?

I received an email from a client that had a link to their instagram page. When I Ctrl-clicked the link, it resolved to a page that is obviously not theirs, but which has their (rather unique) name in ...
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All browsers regularly hang connecting to websites. Internet confirmed working perfectly

Multiple times per hour my browser will just hang for 30+ seconds when connecting to any website. Tested with IE, Firefox and Chrome. My computer is running Windows 7 and i have a Cisco VPN ...
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Cookie consent vs browser setting priority

Background info This question is about the functional implications of the "EU cookie law" in browsers. General Data Protection Regilation (GDPR) is implemented in EU starting from May 2018 and ...
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Display link target element in the center of browser window

The :target selector allows to change e.g. the background colour of a target element within an html page, using the http://url#target syntax to refer to it. When following this link, the browser also ...
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Set Safari's default search engine to Google UK

How can I change Safari's default search engine to google.co.uk. Currently when I search in the address bar the results are always from google.com. Also if I highlight a term in Safari, right click ...
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Some pages extend their content horizontally, out of screen, when zoom in

(For Desktop) Sometimes, when I'm reading, I raise the zoom level to ease the reading. In some cases this works well (for instance, superuser site), however, other sites (example: https://help.ubuntu....
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Copy contents of html

Using the browser Chrome, I want to copy some values from a webpage. For example, the given link https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_custom_select.asp. For the values of the drop down options, I ...
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Make links open new window in specified terminal

I use links browser for occasional browsing. Links has an option to open a new window. This can be done by pressing Esc and going to File -> New window. This will cause links to open in another ...
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Chrome only loads web pages for 5 seconds after launching

Recently, Chrome (version 67.0.3396.99, Official Build, 64-bit, OS build: 17134.167, Windows 10) stopped working while IE, Edge, and other browsers are working fine. After disabling background mode, ...
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Can Regular Expressions be used in URLs while browsing?

I am aware of Google Dorks that use advanced operators to search for keywords on Web, and Google Dorks is not Regex by anyhow. Out of curiosity I tried putting wildcard characters in URLs mostly for ...
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Whats the Functional difference between the Setup vs the Auto update Offline Setup Installer files of Opera Browser?

http://get.geo.opera.com.global.prod.fastly.net/pub/opera/desktop/ http://get.geo.opera.com.global.prod.fastly.net/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.67/win/ Index of /pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.67/win/ .....
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How to backup history in Firefox?

Firefox currently has a history page limit. In about:config: places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 10322 I want to retain it completely. There are lot of useful information in that ...
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Strange distortion of web pages

This appears sometimes, usually when the page is opened for a while (I'm using Google Chrome): The page should look like this: My system: Asus P8Z77-V LK Aero Cool KCAS 400W Bronze 80+ ...
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Changing Proxy Port in Firefox

I often find myself going to Firefox > Options > General > Network Proxy > Settings > Manual Proxy Configuration and setting the port. Option 1: Is there a way to increase the port number by one ...
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Call to same-domain API from React website throws 401 on Chrome and Edge, but works on IE and Firefox

Background I have a React website that posts a status update to an API on the backend, both are on the same server and domain. This POST is done using a wrapper function on top of fetch: export ...
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How to launch different browser(IE and Chrome) windows and it's incognito (IE and Chrome) windows Simultaneously?

I want open gmail account in different browsers at a time.That is in chrome browser I login with user1 and password1 and in chrome incognito window I want to login with user2 and password2. I do the ...
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Why can some characters in this SVG not be found or browsed (searching with Ctrl+F) in Firefox and Safari on macOS but works on other browsers?

I reproduced this bug on two different computers (both running macOS High Sierra). On one of them, I performed a clean install Mozilla Firefox for the first time, just to test this bug. The version of ...
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Why is reCAPTCHA image fade in/out so slow?

So reCAPTCHA has one of those challenges where you have to click images and new ones fade in to replace them. Why do the images fade out/in so slowly at times? At times it's almost instant, sometimes ...
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Binary file in the dock as application

I have installed qutebrowser in /usr/local/bin/qutebrowser and would like to add it to my dock. What's the right process for adding a binary to the dock, as if it was an application?
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Disabling autocorrect in microsoft edge

This seems like it should be an easy fix but the only answers that I can find are for other versions. I tried the solution proposed here but disabling autocorrect misspelled words did not work. ...
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How do I install widevine on iridium?

I can't find it in the chrome store, or even a download for it and it is required for netflix, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this though.
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Which app opens ad webpages in my Windows 10? [duplicate]

Recently many ad pages are opened in default browser in my Windows 10. But I don't know which app opens these ad pages. How can I find out the app. Is there any log or software which shows the app's ...
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IE11 javascript file is downloaded instead of opening in new tab/window when browsed

I am managing a web portal which runs through a proxy. The proxy caches the js files including other files. I do not have control of the proxy. When ever I make changes to .js files I open it in a new ...
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Firefox Quantum / Chromium: How to trigger page update from script?

Sometimes I'm working with HTML-generators like Sphinx, etc. which continuously generate new versions of HTML content which I'd like to see instantly in my already opened browser. (best case: editor / ...
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Get rid of Google Analytics suffix on links?

Not sure if this question fit here or in software recommendations. Sorry if I chose the wrong site. I am looking for a something that automatically rewrites links with a Google Analytics suffix (...
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Chrome address bar no longer shows protocol or www subdomain

A couple of days ago I noticed that for all websites, chrome omits from the address bar the protocol and the subdomain if it is www. My co-workers report that they are not seeing this. For example, ...
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Why does Google Chrome forget my logins and passwords every time I close it?

Every time I quit Google Chrome, it clears all of my browser data and cookies. Why isn't Chrome remembering my accounts and sessions?
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How to send text to favorite editor without switching windows

I want to send selected in web page contents (text + images) to Word or Libre Writer via right button of shortcut right from browser without switching windows. I searched through several automation ...
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Firefox ESR 52.8.0 Secure Connection Failed

I've recently installed Debian Stretch from netinst with GNOME desktop. Clicking around on Github soon produces a "Secure Connection Failed. The connection to the server was reset while the page was ...
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How to delete a specific item in Firefox cache?

I am asking a general question on whether there is a way to do it. However, the specific problem I am battling is that I went to http://foo.com and at the time the server was having problems and ...
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How can I get rid of invasive privacy notice popups/sticky footers in Firefox?

Lately it seems like a large majority of the websites I visit are pestered with invasive popups or sticky footer bars that take up the majority of my screen space, telling me about each website's ...
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Is there a way to set automatic data deletion in Firefox?

Is there a way to set over the ini file so that after 10 minutes the page data in the inactive bookmarks are deleted? In the bookmark would be only the URL information page. When an inactive bookmark ...
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Force Firefox and Chrome to reload page including all graphics, even favicon

Using the latest Firefox and Chrome on macOS. I can refresh a page using ⌘+R. This doesn't reload any images if the browser thinks its cached version is still OK (even if it isn't). I can ...
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Prevent application from creating files inside a folder

Google Chrome has been injecting their own malware scanner, called Software Reporter Tool, bundled with their browser without any option for the users to select what the malware scanner is allowed to ...
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How can I automatically set tracking opt-out cookies in my browser?

How can I have Firefox automatically set tracking opt-out cookies? I've recently updated from Firefox 60 from Firefox 52esr, which means I've lost all my trusty XUL add-ons. This includes Beef Taco (...
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Vivaldi - undo “Click to allow loading.”

I booted up linux Mint 17.3 and installed the latest Vivaldi {1.15.1147.42} I went to ebay.com and logged in. I also have an extension installed: Ublock Origin and it's Companion. I noticed to the ...
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Browser says “Connecting” - pages not loading

Lately I've been seeing the status message "Connecting" in Chrome's status bar while (several) websites were taking minutes to load, often resulting in a timeout error. With enough patience, the site ...
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login to Google OK but not Google Drive

On my Linux laptop I have recently changed my Privacy preferences to never allow cookies, and then making exceptions for https://google.com and Google in my country, plus https://accounts.google.com (...
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Why does Ctrl+C not work in browsers when copying images?

I used to be able to copy images loaded in a browser screen like for example if I load this in the URL I would just Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C on the page and it would copy the image and I could paste it in ...
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How to remove (or disable) pop up “Search | Copy” in Opera?

I need to disable pop up text: that shows after text selection in Opera browser v52.0 (OS Windows). Can I do that?
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Browser download speeds are extremely slow

I've been having some strange problems with download speeds on this computer lately. I can download at 5 Mbit/s (which is the max speed that comes to my modem) when I'm downloading games from Steam or ...
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How to make a portable version of a browser the default browser?

I'd like to set Opera portable as the default browser. How can I do that? Thank you.