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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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Scroll-wheel TOGGLES to “zoom” on desktop and chrome

Sometimes my mouse decides to toggle scroll-is-now-zoom mode. I then need to restart the machine. It's happened around 3-6 times in the last couple of months. Affected areas: Desktop (zooming bulks ...
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Tell browser to always display MathJax as SVG?

Lots of sites (or at least the ones I look at) have MathJax math support. However, the default in just about every one seems to be to display as HTML/CSS, which simply does not work on any browser I'...
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Chrome ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED

I registered a CNAME record from mydomain.futbol to a godaddy domain I can correctly ping the new address, the trace route reaches godaddy servers. I can not display the page on my browser, I get this ...
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What do I have to do to be able to use the same .pac file with all browsers on my computer automatically?

According to Wikipedia, In order for all browsers in an organization to be supplied the same proxy policy, without configuring each browser manually, both the below technologies are required: ...
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How do mail clients vs. using a web browser compare in terms of security and vulnerabilities?

I have multiple email accounts from different providers: gmail, yahoo, etc. as well as more secure, privacy-minded services that use heavier encryption. Right now I access them all through a web ...
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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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IpTables -j REJECT to instantly block the loading on user browser

I have been searching for a solution to notify the browser on user that the request is Rejected so stop loading it. Because I have blocked facebook and every page that have a facebook plugin is ...
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How to white-out part of an email in my browser?

I'm trying to show someone part of an email to help her with some issues, but I want to protect some private information of my friend's that is in the email. Does anyone have a method for whiting out ...
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Un-maximised browser in kiosk-style mode running on top

Let's say I want to have an ISS webcam running on my desktop. Is there any way to get any browser to run in a non-maximised window without menu clutter? Specifically something equivalent to ...
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Windows media player does not let you save?

I opened a video (mpeg) from a web page link in Firefox and it by default opened it in Windows Media Player. There did not appear to be any save button in the player !!!! Does this mean I have to ...
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Chromium Incognito mode automatically logs me in to website

I'm having a very weird problem with my chromium browser "Version 37.0.2062.120 (281580) (64-bit)" I clear all the browsing data Browsing history Download history Cookies and other site and plug-in ...
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Some of the websites are displaying in text only

I'm experiencing this problem in my computer for three days. Most of the sites are displaying in the text only in any of the browsers I use: IE, Firefox, Chrome. The sites I frequently use are: Imdb, ...
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I tried installing IE11, but it seems to be corrupted.

I tried installing IE11 but I do not think the install completed properly. It's listed as a program under the start menu but not under Control Panel -> Programs and Features. When I try to open it, it ...
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All internet browsers won't resolve DNS except for TorBrowser

I'm having a bit of trouble with one of my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit w/ SP1 computers browsing the internet. I use the computer as a bed for testing different applications and so forth. The ...
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Where are my passwords stored in browser?

When i click the remember me radio while signing into a web application, I know that my password is saved into somewhere inside my browser. I want to know the exact location of that file in my OS ...
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How to update chrome browser without uninstall ( for error 1 )?

I'm using chrome Version 33.0.1750.154 and i cant update my browser to new version. I have noticed that the following error in => About Google Chrome Tab Version 33.0.1750.154 Update failed (...
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Chrome - Very heavy HDD usage. Reading all fonts from 'Fonts' folder

Because of google's bad user support I'm posting this problem here.. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!search/hdd$20usage$20fonts/chrome/B207faUB7-Q/_70ST4eN0u0J Now every time I open a new ...
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autocomplete and cache in Firefox

I am trying to understand if there is any difference between browser (in my case Firefox) cache and the place where 'autocomplete' data for an HTML form is stored in the browser. Unified storage for ...
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Blocking specific websites from browser (PC and phone) while preventing myself from unblocking them without content of others

I am trying to find a PC software (and app for phone) to block specific websites, and only the person with certain privilege (e.g. who knows the password) can unblock certain websites. (I haven't yet ...
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Do chrome desktop apps use the proxy?

I have the chrome browser on my linux laptop, and Chrome starting supporting web apps that can run on your desktop, instead of in the browser. So in my browser I configured a proxy, which is working ...
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Refresh tab regardless if I interact with the site - Chrome Plugin (Windows)

I'm looking for a way to refresh a tab every x minutes regardless if I click somewhere in the tab or not. All of the extensions I tested before (Refresh Monkey, Easy Auto Refresh, Page Refresh) stop ...
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Google Chrome freezes using IPv6

I've got a bit of a problem with Google Chrome. A few weeks ago I switched to another ISP that offered IPv6. Since then Chrome is randomly freezing when accessing certain websites (freezing as in "not ...
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Remote browser session debugging: Is there a tool to get a “core dump” of a browser's interaction with a webpage?

A user of my website is having a problem that I can't reproduce. It is maddening to debug, because all I can really ask the user (nontechnical person) is their OS version and browser version. Is ...
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Google Chrome save visited links

I want to save my browsing history, but it looks like Google Chrome isn't really concerned about browsing history. As far as i know it deletes history older than a month, and when i look in chrome://...
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Automating tasks in the web browser

I would like help with the following: I need to know how to automate a web browser (either Chrome, Firefox or Safari) to perform the following task. Take a word from a .txt file housed on my hard ...
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How can I achieve gamma correction on images showed in a web browser?

A lot of images are too dark, especially movie screenshot images, thumbnails or montages. Is it possible to set up a gamma correction value in todays web browsers, maybe with a help of a plugin, or ...
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How can I use my browser as the default mail client?

I am trying to use my browser as the default mail client for my PC. When a different program calls the mailto: protocol, I want it to be passed to the browser. I've set the default in the control ...
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Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right?

Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right? Does the same process works when someone is ...
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Browser downloads are extremely slow

I'm trying to download ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe. When I use my browsers to download it, it downloads about 20KB/s. Than I found torrent file of the same program. I'm downloading it with 1.7MB/s now. ...
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Browser sometimes does not request images from my Node server

I have a Node server running. I log every request the server receives. When I type the url into my browser I am seeing some erratic behavior. Sometimes all of the files are loaded and the page loads ...
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Open Opera without last session tabs open

I am using the following Opera version: Version: 21.0.1432.67 - Opera is up to date Update stream: Stable System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64) I am aware of this answer but it's not applicable ...
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Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save?

Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save? Example: If I used the portable browser saved inside my USB stick on ...
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Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official?

Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official? In any other browser, I cannot do this even in Chrome. But I just tried it now, it ...
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How do do a hard refresh without first loading a page?

We all know a "Hard Refresh" (eg Ctrl+Shift+F5 or ⌘+Shift+R) will cause the browser to reload the current page (and other assets) from the server. But what if that page contains a redirect (either ...
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Does an option exist in Chrome which prevents the “Download in progress” dialog from appearing?

I'm creating an automated test where I open Chrome and it verifies that a certain file becomes available for download. Assuming this is the case, I want to then have Chrome close completely, but the ...
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Website blocked or what?

I cannot access some really legit sites on my internet connection all of a sudden. Is there a way to tell if the ISP is blocking them? I have tried turning-off my firewall completely and it is still ...
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Quickly move browser viewed PDF to local PDF reader

I have a problem where I wish to open PDF's in Adobe Reader so that I can search through them. When I open them in my web browser (I am using Chrome) under some sites I can't search through them, ...
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Chrome hanging for 5-10 seconds regularly

I am having issues with Chrome hanging fairly regularly. I am using Version 33.0.1750.154 m, updated this morning. Basically, what happens is shortly after loading a page, it's like the entire ...
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How to press send on 6 browser windows running gmail?

We are doing a blinded trial on email forwarding, to see what kind of messages users will forward to their friends. We need to fire off the emails at once ideally. Is there a way to press send on 6 ...
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How to set a browser to browse from a VPN

On my PC I am connected using a Cisco AnyConnect to my office VPN in another country. In addition I am connected to the internet using a regular connection. Is there a way to set my browser (chrome ...
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How do browsers implement event polling?

So I am trying to get an idea of how browsers are internally implemented. The browser must poll the event queue for events, but I am wondering how frequently this is done or If there is some sort of ...
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Access webpage from terminal

I have router web admin access via WAN disabled. I can however access a LAN server terminal via SSH. Can I access the router's web admin page triggered from the server terminal, i.e. as if I was ...
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Google Chrome Page Open In Inspect Element Mode

I would like to know weather it is possible to open a page always in inspect element mode thus I do not need to press F12 when page loads? E.g. When a localhost page loads in chrome, I would like to ...
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Prevent programmers from adding functionality to the back button in browsers

I like the way the back button used to behave: it quickly gave me a cached version of whatever page I happened to be looking at before I navigated to the current place. These days though, sites make ...
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Why would web links from programs not open in a browser?

My Windows 7 x64 Home Premium machine has started behaving oddly — links from programs other than web browsers do not open a web browser as you would expect. For example, links in emails in ...
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Firefox encodes some characters as squares filled with numbers

Since a couple of days I'm experiencing this problem: Firefox (and Light too) displays a lot of strange characters in different websites. Something like: 🎂   And so on. I realized that those ...
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Why IE browser preference language doesn't work

All, I changed my web browser language to Russian by following this post expect the web page display with Russian language. But it doesn't work. I don't know if I miss something. If anyone know ....
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Detect browser proxy setting only if proxy server is available else go via default network

I am trying to browse via any browser which are installed on your OS. Settings should be like this. If there is proxy server in your network then browser should use proxy server to browse If there ...
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Why is Google Chrome console uninformative when displaying arrays?

Type on the console: a = [[1,1],[1,1]] And you will see: [Array[2],Array[2]] That is as uninformative as it gets, and in order to understand your structure you have to click click click click (...
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Why does Chrome at my school initially take so long to “get” the Internet?

My school has a number of classrooms with about twenty computers each, all running Windows 7. They're all connected to a central server for our work, and to the Internet by way of a proxy server. Our ...

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