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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Chrome developer tools - network panel gaps

In the Chrome developer tools, under the network tab, I'm curious to know what is happening during the gaps. If you look at my image below, I have highlighted in orange the areas where these gaps ...
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Chrome-like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

How to make Firefox's awesome bar (address bar) to work like in Google Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history. This addon does not answer my ...
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Chrome reports ERR_INVALID_HANDLE for intranet sites

In Chrome (51.0.2704.84 m) and Chrome Canary (53.0.2768.0) some intranet pages are failing with ERR_INVALID_HANDLE. Some that do partially load give the same error for resource files (e.g. stylesheets)...
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Even though FireFox portable is set as default browser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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How do I enable click-to-play functionality for HTML5 media in Vivaldi?

I've already tried: Going to vivaldi://settings/content and enabling Content Settings → Let me choose when to run plugin content Going to vivaldi://plugins and unchecking 'Always allowed to run' for ...
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Websites not loading correctly since Windows 8.1 upgrade

I finally upgraded my work PC to Window's 8.1 Pro on Monday (from 8 Pro), but since then I have been having problems with websites not loading correctly. This issue is occurring in both Firefox 27.0.1 ...
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Telegram web client does not remember my login in Firefox?

I have recently reinstalled Firefox (my OS is macOS 10.14 Mojave) and the Telegram web client no longer remembers my login. Always used to work fine before, but not anymore. Every time I start ...
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“Trying to connect” error in Google Docs on Safari

Beginning a few months ago, I started receiving a significant number of "Trying to connect" errors when using Google Docs in Safari. I can load the page fine, and I can even start using it, but ...
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How to select multiple non-contiguous text lines in browsers

Is it possible to select multiple lines of text and be able to copy them? If I hold Ctrl I expect the previous selection to remain while I add another selection from somewhere, and while I hold ...
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Text indentation via Tab-key in the Windows Google Chrome browser without using extensions or a Numpad?

When trying to indent a block of text in an input textfield, for instance to emphasize Markdown code-blocks, the Tab key is already bound to a different action (switching to the next input element). ...
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Download stops at 99% and gives error

Some EXEs from our website are not downloading completely. (ex: "winmansoftware.com/files/WinmanCAERP_Update.EXE") Download completes 99% and gives error. But the same EXEs are downloading from ...
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Opera doesn't show me addressbar content completion for all pages. Why?

When I type something in the address bar then I sometime see Opera offering pages which have the given word in the page text. This would be very useful if it worked all the time, but whenever I try it ...
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What is the new firefox fingerprinter settings feature doing?

Superusers, Firefox has a new function . Called fingerprinter (settings under privacy). I know what fingerprinting means. What I like to ask you is: what is Firefox doing exactly when this feature ...
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Opera just imported everything from Chrome, including authentication tokens. How can I protect my Chrome profile folders?

I've recently installed Opera browser in unattended mode (using Chocolatey: choco install opera). When I opened it for the first time, Opera had all my bookmarks imported from Chrome (unwanted, but OK)...
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ctrl + shift + del not responding

I am on Win10 and normally clear cache on FF and Chrome using keyboard shortcut ctrl + shift + del but something must have happened because this command does nothing now. Does anyone else have this ...
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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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data-lynx-uri links on facebook

I've noticed a long time ago that links that are posted on facebook are somehow handled in a twisted way. If I hover with my mouse over the link or page preview, my browser (in this case, Safari for ...
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Can't load sites through all browsers (but can mostly when adding `https://` manually)

So my friend contacted me today and begged me for my help. She works at a designing company and said: "Since last week, I can't load any site excluding google. When I type the site name in any ...
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Is is possible to zoom beyond the limits in Internet Explorer?

Im using IE to view a large svg file and would like to see the whole image. However IE has a limit of 10% on zooming out, and at that level its still too close to see whole image. Is it possible to ...
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Where is the setting in Chrome/FireFox on Windows 10 the changes download prompt timing behavior?

We have two different PCs running Chrome 63, FireFox 57 and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. When "Ask where to save each file before downloading" has been turned on, Machine A immediately brings up a ...
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Google extremely slow only on Windows machines

Just in the past day, I have started to have a network issue where any page from Google takes an extremely long time (>10 seconds) to load. Other websites are fine; this issue only seems to happen ...
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Remapping “browser home” media key when browser is focused

I have remapped the "browser home" media key on my keyboard through the registry in order to have it run a script rather than open the browser. This generally works fine except when a browser is ...
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Vivaldi Browser storing Cookies in Chrome Safe Store

On my OSX machine Vivaldi always starts with the message Vivaldi wants to use your confidential information saved in "Chrome Safe Store" in your keychain. If I deny this request, all cookies from ...
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Chrome crashes when I try to add user account

My Google Chrome (Version 55.0.2862.1 ) crashes every time when I try to login into a Google account by clicking on the Person icon present on the top right corner. I want to sync my settings and ...
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How to disable the main toolbar in epiphany

Epiphany has a nice app mode: epiphany --profile myapp -a http://superuser.com But it still displays the main toolbar with url (locked), title, back/forward and reload buttons. I would like to ...
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How can i launch Microsoft Edge in windows 10?

I can't seem to find Microsoft Edge anywhere. After the most recent update it has disappeared from my Taskbar, my Start Menu got completely wiped and it isn't there either. I tried to search for it ...
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Can Microsoft Edge be launched in “Private Mode” through cmd?

Can Microsoft-Edge be launched in "Private Mode" through the command line? I'm using this shell command to launch it with a specific URL: start microsoft-edge:www.google.com Is there some kind of ...
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How to re-enable disabled right click menu in browser?

I am used to using the right click menu to navigate webpage, which allows me to go backward or forward on a page without moving the cursor to the navigation bar. I mostly use Firefox. But some ...
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Internet Explorer infamous ActiveX warning

I have an application that uses an Internet Explorer component to navigate to pages. In my application i block any ActiveX downloads to improve speed. I also disabled all ActiveX options available in ...
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How can I force Firefox to render the page before it's fully loaded?

As far as I know, HTML protocol allows browser to render while still fetching the entire data. I do need to be able to read static pages before all those web fonts and other polish finish, which on ...
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Portable browser as default browser in Windows 8.1

Is there any way to make a portable browser the default browser of Windows 8.1? Apparently the registry tricks of Windows 7 are not working in Windows 8 and 8.1!
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How to open a local file with a query string appended to it in the default browser?

I want to do something like this from a shell script: $ open 'foo.html?foo=bar' Sadly that fails, as it looks for a file named foo.html?foo=bar instead of foo.html before opening the browser: The ...
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How to remove that extra text from URL titles in Firefox browser?

I am using Firefox with Vimperator. On Mac I use Shiori to bookmark. I also use Pinboard's default add-on (on both Mac and Windows, but mainly on Windows as there's no Shiori). When I used to ...
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Internet Explorer 10 immediately closes after opening

I decided on a whim to give IE10 a try. I'm not terribly sad to lose all access to IE, however I would like to get it working. As soon as I hit the shortcut it opens and then immediately closes. ...
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Raspberry Pi: open browser using bash and crontab

I'm trying to setup a simple bash script. I want to open the browser. chromium-browser <url> works if I do it in the cli or in the bash script if I run the script by ./scrpt. But if I put ...
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How do I highlight “copy this” text on a website so that I might middle-click paste?

It seems to be one common practice on websites which intend to give the user text for copying/pasting to place this text in an <input/> or <textarea/> and pre-select it for the user. ...
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Turn User Agent into Device Information

I have a list of user agents which visited my website. And I would like to turn them into user statics such as which browser and os are reaching the most to my website. For Example: I have one user ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts to menu items / add-on functions

At the moment I'm using context menus a lot to access commands in Firefox, but I would like to replace this repetitive clicking and searching with keyboard shortcuts for the common tasks that I ...
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Oops! Google Chrome could not connect

when I refresh the site superuser.com happens is : I previously thought because of interference with my internet connection, after I checked the other sites, its problem was not due to internet ...
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Why does the IP address matter to IE9?

Start up Wireshark. Point IE9 to a local, nonroutable IP address. You will see a single TCP SYN packet try to connect to the host. Now point IE9 to a remote, routable IP address. You will see 2 ...
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Cannot connect to certain websites on any browser. Tracert and ping both work normally for affected websites

I cannot connect to Facebook or Imgur through Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, (I'm running Windows 10). This is on my laptop wifi connection, which I've tested on 4 different wifi connections (home, school, ...
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Web application shared on Facebook Messenger. Can I make it to use Chrome?

I'm developing a PWA, so it's supposed to be extremely mobile friendly. And it's a social app so the user has to share URLs a lot. But whenever a URL is shared on FB messenger, if we click on the URL, ...
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How to check for full browser configuration

I am helping a customer who is trying to use our company's website and failing in mysterious ways. Other users, even with the same browser type, are using our site without problems, while she can't. I ...
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Is it possible to spoof screen size or resolution in Firefox?

I have a very unique screen size which makes me particularly vulnerable to fingerprinting. Is it possible to make it seem like my screen is the standard 1920x1080, without actually changing the ...
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Default brower for different programs

Is there a way to have two (or more) default browsers, depending on the source program? For example: I want all the links from outlook to open in Chrome but all the links from PowerPoint to open in ...
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Why are Mozilla Firefox speedtest results consistently <300 Mbps when Google Chrome is >700 Mbps?

Speedtest.net results using Google Chrome are consistently 700+ Mbps, but no matter what I do I can’t get Firefox to go over 300 Mbps (connecting to the same server). I get the same results with ...
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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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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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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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How to configure Firefox to only try opening an URL if it really looks valid and search it if it doesn't?

I have just entered time.gmttime() in the Firefox location bar intending to search for documentation on this Python function. And the response was We can’t connect to the server at www.time.gmttime(). ...