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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Browsing the web using a secondary sound output device

I use the web for playing music (usually tunein radio). I have two sound cards - one for the computer speakers (primary) and one for my stereo system (secondary). I'm looking for a software - web ...
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How to notice missing certificates in Firefox

When I go to some sites, part of the site is missing. I don't have this problem in other browsers. After further experimentation I figured out that the reason is that the site uses different ...
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VNC Server in Client Web Browser?

I see a lot of solutions such as noVNC, Flashlight VNC, etc, that implement a VNC client in the web browser, but are there any solutions that implement a VNC server in the browser, client-side, ...
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“Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.”

When surfing and hovering over any image on a page I get a box: "Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page." This happens on every image on ...
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Both Mozilla and Chrome are displaying half text

I have a problem with the text display on my browsers; My Mozilla and Chrome browsers display only the top 60% of some text. How can I fix this?
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Is there a way when searching for things to make the highlight more obvious?

I'm using FireFox and sometimes the page is so cluttered when I press ctrl+f it says it found a match but I can't see where on the page it is. Is there a plugin or program I can use to make it more ...
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possible firefox go to internet but chrome and IE not?

my Firefox go to internet correctly. but IE and chrome don't see the internet. my windows is 7 and i check the proxy in windows ... before when i have similar to this error check the proxy settings......
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Cookies broken in Vista (across many browsers)

Starting last week, it seems cookies in my laptop stopped working. I'm unable to log on to any website, it just comes back to the login screen (Facebook) or says cookies need to be enabled (Gmail). I ...
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How to make Firefox and Chromium play video in tab instead of downloading?

I am wondering is there special plugin needed? For chrome it is fine as the video immediately play inside the tab (streaming) instead of asking me to download it.
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How can I stop a specific Doubleclick ad from ever being served to me again?

I support internet ads but would like to block only certain adverts. My personal experience with "tailored ads" is actually a very disappointing one. Despite not caring much about blocking tracking ...
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Is there a way to use different plugins for different browsers? (pdf browser plugin issues)

(My problem is actually a little more specific than "is there a way to use different plugins for different browsers" so there might be other solutions) I'd like to find a way to view pdfs within my ...
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Page image half blocked on my laptop

There is this site that generates images and graphs based on the data user enters. The images arent displaying well - they are half blocked - i'm able to see only half the image (but the page says all ...
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Weird browser behavior when opening webpage

This happens quite often in both firefox and chrome and its quite annoying. Scenario: I middle click on a link, opening a webpage in a new tab, the tab opens. The pages loads, saying "waiting for ", ...
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two hyphens “- -” merged to single — for a word document file name

Im having a strange issue, there is doc file with following file name "SDH -- 001.doc" which was uploaded to a portal by my friend. But when he tried to download the same download file , link shown ...
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I can't see correct style of a specific website

I use Google Chrome as web browser. I haven't problem with this browser. I using Astrid website and android client as To-Do List program. I have a problem ONLY with astrid web site, it is don't show ...
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How can I regain control over a “stuck” scroll bar?

I normally have a lot of tabs open in the browser at one time, which normally doesn't cause any problems. Occasionally, though, the page will have fully rendered, the scroll bar is at the top of ...
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Web browser is playing the video clips very quickly

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have noticed that after restart there is no problem with watching video clips in the net, but after some time, when I try to open a video click (for example from YouTube) ...
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Open bookmarks via hotkeys in Firefox?

Is it possible open/launch my bookmarks in Firefox via hotkeys? If so, how? I want something that will allow me to specify the hotkey(s). I don't want another speed dial clone.
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Browser Windows not opening in SOME instances

I have a problem. It's to do with browser windows not opening in SOME instance. I think it has to do with http connections that need more than usual security or something. I have three browsers, IE9, ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - keep getting “Server not found” for some websites

ever since last week , i've noticed that many websites cannot be accessed , and it doesn't matter if i use firefox or chromium as a web browser . as an example of such a website is: http://tutorials-...
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why page is automatically redirecting to some other sites

In my browser (Firefox 10.0.7) the page is automatically redirect to some other sites without clicking any link. If I enter the superuser.com url after pressing Enter button, It redirect to some other ...
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Can one use SSL certificates for user authentication to websites?

I hear that it is possible to create SSL certificates and use them instead of password authentication. Is this true and how to do it? And do all SSL enabled sites allow this?
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Webpages have black squares which go away on mouse moves over them

We are trying to figure out at the office why some people are affected by this issue which is the black squares which show when you open the page. They disappear when you move your mouse over them and ...
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Is there a browser / plugin / app to auto-reload page and show differences?

Is there a browser / plugin / app to auto-reload page and show differences between previous content and new (between 2 loads or from first one to last). The differences ideally should be shown for a ...
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Unable to set browser to default fonts

My fonts in all browser have just somehow gone wrong for no specified reason, I have tried to reset fonts setting in control panel but I didn't help, from what it looks like the font are using some ...
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In LAN , One System cant access some Websites except Google

In Our Office we are facing some weird problem , one of our staff PC unable to open may websites except Google and other websites . PC is re formatted and stored fresh Windows Xp but still getting ...
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Pinned tabs not lighting up when changed in chrome on Mac OSX

I just switched to Chrome from Firefox and one of the things I really liked about Firefox was pinned tabs. I found that Chrome has this too, but there are some differences that I don't like. In ...
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IE8 will not load certain sites

I have an issue with our corporate build whereby a select few websites (unfortunately I cannot name them) are causing problems because they simply will not load. There are no error messages we simply ...
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Alerting about new post on particular Facebook profile?

Is there any way to get informed as soon as some Facebook profile makes a new post? Any extensions like Check4Change can't work since, checking for everything, they also catch if someone became a new ...
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Browser Extension to count and show data downloaded

Is there a browser extension to show the amount of data downloaded, and to group it by each website? For example: Total Data Download 50MB. Youtube.com 30MB Google.com 20MB
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Command line switch to start chromium under a profile

I have two users created in Chromium, user A and user B. Is there a command line option to start Chromium with the user you want?
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Windows: make browsers do a DNS-lookup even when the Computer is offline

I use a local DNS-Server (MicroDNS) which I set via netsh to redirect any query to my own page. A little webserver running inside my software answering something like "this page is not whitelisted". ...
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Flash videos not playing on Mac OS X Lion

I'm unable to play any of online videos (e.g. YouTube) on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3. I tried the following: Searched on the internet googling, and tried most what was suggested in forums, but nothing ...
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Can't get extensions or scripts to install in Chrome

As the title says, I can't seem to get Chrome to install extensions or scripts. I can seem to get extensions from the webstore to install, but nothing else seems to work. It just downloads a copy of ...
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All my downloaded files are opening in emacs. How can I fix this?

If I download something in Google Chrome or in Firefox and then click on that file to open it, it opens in Emacs. How can I fix this? Even if I click on "Show in folder", then too, the folder opens up ...
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rotated vertical tabs for chrome or firefox

Is there any way to get vertical tabs in firefox or chrome? And not just tabs on the side (which looks stupid) but to actually have them rotated -90 degrees on the left ( or 90 degrees on the right)? ...
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When a website takes a long time to come up, why does the “cached page” (by Google) do the same thing?

The title explains it... I don't understand why "cached" web pages take just as long to come up as the pages themselves; why does this happen?
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 web browsers do not render some fonts

I tried opening page which uses this font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poiret+One however my web-browser whether it's chrome or firefox doesn't render it and just shows simple font (I thinks ...
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Clicking bookmark link in chrome attempts to download file, keyboard ceases to function

While using my computer today, chrome randomly decided when I clicked on a bookmark link to attempt to download a file, or if it was a forum page it would download a forum.php page. At the same time, ...
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OSX 10.4.11 connected usb dongle to internet but no web access, wifi ok any browser

I have a macbook running 10.4.11 and can connect to the internet using a BT dongle (ZTEUSB Modem) but cannot access any websites through any browser. I have ditched preference files, in fact anything ...
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Does there exist a good “mobile browser” for use on a PC?

As many people I guess, I sometimes have to browse the web on a slow computer (in my case, a little netbook) and find it really slow. On the other hand, people can browse the web quite fluently with ...
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Linux networking forces browsers to crash across all distros

I am really starting to think this is a MB issue seeing as I replicate the problem with all distros, all browsers and using USB and PCI wireless and ethernet cable. The net connection behaves very ...
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how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp

how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp. Is there any method to direct the internet only for a specific browser or application? I also want to ...
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Dynamically adjust browser fonts not to overflow the width

I use Iceweasel at the moment since I'm on a Debian system, but I have no problem changing browser to whatever would work on my system. So, feel free to answer my question for any browser, plugin ...
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How to catch “action” link after submitting web form?

There is a login panel on bank site, and I'm trying to fetch/catch "action link" after (button press) submitting a form. Site is using https and some js scripts, that makes effort to read all of them ...
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All my sons's browsers freeze on Facebook when doing status update

When my son tries to update his status on Facebook the browsers (Safari and Chrome) freeze (spinning beachball of death). He has been doing a hard restart to stop it. As this is not a good practice on ...
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Is there a Mac browser that is capable of printing a java app?

We use a third-party java applet to generate graphs. One of our customers reports that on her Mac, she can see the graphs in the browser, but she cannot print them: the rest of the page prints just ...
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Script to automate browser visitng a URL action and its logging action

I want to do something as below. There is a website on our office intranet network. It is based in one LAN segment of our office in other location different from where I am based. We are facing the ...
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Where can I find a sandboxed version of ie9?

I'd like to install ie9, but I want to keep my ie8 for web devellopment purposes. How can I do that ? Also, if it is possible for others version of IE (6, 7, 8), I would be happy.