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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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(). ...
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Images don't show up on specific webpage (cross-browser)

Hope that's the right place to ask this kind of question. I encounter a problem with images don't showing up on a specific website: https://www.argos.co.uk. So instead of the images the alt text is ...
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In Firefox, focus on “Search the Web” bar in new tabs

How can I have the cursor automatically focused onto the "Search the Web" bar in new tabs, in Firefox 57? This box appears in the middle of the page of new tabs. Right now, when I open a new tab, the ...
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Chrome won't let me visit non-SSL website

I have a website I'm developing that is on a small server on my network. I have the DNS set up for it as "example.dev". I have been able to access it in Chrome without fail up until today. When I ...
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Programmatically change settings

With Firefox, you can change browser settings with the Browser Console: Services.prefs.setInfPref('browser.startup.page', 3); Note that this does not work with the Web Console: > Services ...
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Stop Chrome from unloading pinned tabs

While most issues people have seem to be with Chrome loading unwanted unpinned tabs, I want Chrome NOT to discard pinned tabs. As linked , the Chromium page statement "If there's a specific tab you ...
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DNS lookup fails in chrome only

Trying to access certain sites fails in Google Chrome only: ping goes through OK: nslookup is OK: Firefox loads the page OK Changing between WiFi and wired network has no effect Using one of ...
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Google Chrome Strikes Out the entire https URL

I am using Google Chrome Browser v60 on Windows 7 64 bit. On a desktop PC on one of my LAN Computers I have installed Oracle 12c. It comes with its own Web Based Enterprise Manager that can be ...
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Disable case sensitive copy / paste in Chrome

If I copy text from Chrome it copies the CSS text-transform property along with it... which I find very annoying. I understand that if a word is actually set in capitals, then the browser will have ...
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Outlook 2016 hyperlinks not working in all browsers

I have a user (in a company of 80+) that seems unable to open hyperlinks from Outlook 2016. The message we get is: This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer....
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How can I enable WebCL in my browser?

I have experience with WebGL in javascript and with (py)OpenCL and both are great tools. Now I would like to put it together and do fast science/engineering demos in web browser. But I'm not sure if ...
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json view \n as newline in browser

I've been looking around but every answer I found seems to be close but not accurate. I have a json returned by an web api ("content-type: application/json" in response header) that has newlines in ...
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How do I get past “Component not updated” in Google Chrome?

When I visit a site with a Flash video, I get the following notice bar in the latest Chrome Stable release: When I click "Update plugin," I'm taken to this page which doesn't update the plugin but ...
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How to refresh Chrome remotely?

I have Chrome running in kiosk mode (it displays my HTML/CSS/JS application - so I have control over the whole stack). From time to time, I need to refresh its static content, that is reload the HTML,...
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How to hide tab bar in chrome but still use tabs?

I use the Tabs Outliner plugin in Google Chrome because I like to see my tabs organized hierarchically. The issue I have is that tabs still display in their normal place (horizontally across the top) ...
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Why are previous entries removed from my history if I visit them again later on?

I've noticed with Google Chrome history that if I click on a link to a site I'd previously visited from the history or if I input the same URL in my address bar and go to it, it bumps the entry to the ...
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Why does Firefox 33 present a YouTube source URL while newer browsers such as Firefox 44 and Chrome do not?

Firefox 33 allows downloading of YouTube videos by simply right clicking Save As. Moreover, upon inspect element, it reveals the source where the file is hosted (Googlevideo, etc.). It is right there ...
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Firefox repeatedly asks about installed add-ons at launch

Whenever I start Firefox, it asks about installing all the add-on which I have already installed. How to get rid of this problem? I update my browser regularly. I also tried uninstalling and ...
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How to get rid of viruses, which redirect you to gocloudly/goac on OS X and maxonclick/ on iOS?

I faced with a problem which now annoys me very hard. During the last few days from time to time I was redirected visiting my ordinary list of websites. Googling didn't help too much, because whether ...
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Why does “xdg-open” with an URL open two extra empty tabs in Opera?

My xdg html default looks like this: $ xdg-mime query default text/html opera.desktop The Exec line in opera.desktop looks like this: Exec=opera %U Now, opening a tab in Opera like this: opera "...
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How to get fullscreen browser on multiple screens

I am setting up a PC that will have 3 touch screens that is meant to display one web page stretched across all 3 screens. I've noticed that when using the chrome or firefox full-screen mode (F11) it ...
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Chrome tabs crash after a bit of browsing

I already saw this thread here, but neither disabling the Shockwave plugin nor deleting the file Local State did work. When surfing, after about 30 seconds when I open a tab and type in an address ...
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Restart Computer After IE Reset

I am using IE11 (latest KB) and I tested on Win 10, Win 8.1, and Win 7. I reset IE using the menu options: Tools → Advanced → Reset After reset is complete, IE showed a yellow bar at the ...
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Failed to load resource: net::ERR_TIMED_OUT in All browsers

I have a problem with all my web browsers, for example when i try to enter to google play, images are not showing and i get this error: Failed to load resource: net::ERR_TIMED_OUT in the developer ...
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Save Webpage complete into a single file, including linked mp3 file

I want to Save a webpage, complete (including linked CSS, JavaScript, images etc, including a linked mp3 (or any other audio) file. Having only one single file of type "mhtml", which is a multipart ...
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Selectively deleting a site from history fully on Opera/Chrome?

When I attempt to selectively delete a site from the Opera site history, although it disappears from the history list it still appears with the suggestions feature in the address bar (obtained from ...
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Different upload speed on youtube in different browsers

So I upload a lot of heavy videos on youtube and upload speed is kinda important for me. My speed is 100 mbits and upload supposed to be 80 to nearby places. Speedtest to san jose shows 22 mbit upload ...
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Prevent Javascript from manipulating browser history

I noticed that some sites manipulate the browser history using javascript. This sometimes leads to some annoying things like prevents you from using 'back' to return to a previous site. Or dangerous ...
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What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser?

Note that I don't mean the maximum size of the browser cache. I mean, what is the maximum size, if any, of individual files that will be cached by the major desktop browsers? Mobile versions optional. ...
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Copy paste from spreadsheet to browser list

I have a browser based form like the one shown below. The Student No and Name of the Student fields are not editable. I need to key-in numbers to the Total field. The Student No field is numeric. ...
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Google's Chrome addons are not showing

I have a few chrome adds installed and I am able to view them when I go to chrome://extensions. I have a total of 7 active add-ons, in my browser next to the address bar, I am able to see 3. The four ...
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Possible to set homepage for Firefox Private window?

Is it possible to set a default homepage for the Firefox private browsing window so that I don't have to see the default Private window page as attached.
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Disabling or Blocking access to Chrome's Task Manager

Using a Chromebook. Stable channel. After spending too much on distractive websites and loosing my focus on work... I would like to know a way do disable or block access to the Chrome browser's task ...
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Can I force a web page to use its full desktop layout when displayed in a small browser window?

For example, when viewing this question at Biostars in a window covering half my screen horizontally, the page defaults to some kind of mobile-like layout: When I expand the window to cover around 2/...
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Browser for one web-site only

Our company of 100 people has subscribed to a cloud to-do service. Problem is working through regular browser is inconvenient and distracting. What I want is to have a Win executable with the proper ...
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Why doesn't WebGL load on this page?

I'm not tech savvy or know anything about coding, but this is the last place I can think of to go for help. I play a game called RuneScape and on the Runescape website it has a WebGL feature. The ...
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Convert javascript links in websites to regular HTML links?

Some websites like to use javascript links instead of regular HTML links, making it impossible to open such links in new browser tabs, for example "javascript:OpenLink(908)", instead of "site.com/...
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chrome spellcheck and different language for selected sites

I was wondering if there is some way to make Chrome browser use different spellchecker dictionary for selected sites. I mostly write in Polish but on some sites I prefer to use English dictionary, so ...
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403 Forbidden error only for wikipedia site

So I was browsing the Internet and everything was nice and dandy suddenly my favorite site wikipedia gave me this: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this page. I have been trying ...
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*.org domain websites are not loading

The problem is that any page with *.org domain in not loading on my computer (Ubuntu 14.04). Any other domains like *.com, *.net are loading! This is very strange. I tried in different browsers, and ...
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Can ping but can't access certain site

I'm having problem with accessing certain website and I do not have any clue where to check. I'm trying to access www.jobsdb.com, and this is the error message - This page can't be displayed. ...
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Browsers' Save Image unbearably slow in Windows 7

Starting a few days ago, every time I try to save an image using Firefox or Chrome it takes forever for the dialog to open. According to this info the problem is related to "jump lists", and by ...
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Browsing sessions in Opera are no longer saved on next Opera startup

After a long time of using Opera web browser without any issues, a really annoying one appeared today. I had about 10-15 tabs open for my regular use when I am surfing internet. The setting that I ...
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Full sized images on Wikipedia fail to load - blocked by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy

When I click on a thumbnail in a Wikipedia article to view the image in a larger size I am presented with an error of this type: Error: Could not load thumbnail data. could not load image from ...
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Several website functions just no longer work in Firefox for me…but maybe there's a pattern?

This is really weird, because I don't recall making any large changes or messing around with about:config in Firefox. I was on FF 30 the whole time. The problems just emerged. Here's some example: ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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How can I check my bookmarks in Chrome for broken links?

For years I have been creating bookmarks in Google Chrome and now there are so many (around 2000) that I would spend days checking one by one to make sure that the URLs are still valid, and that the ...
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Sync issue with Chrome, the page stuck at 'Processing request…'

I am having multiple problems on my Windows 7 (64-bit). Issue Google Chrome (34.0.1847.137) was not re-launching whenever I exit browser. When I checked running process in Task Manger, there is ...
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Browser dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt) not longer working in Internet Explorer & Firefox on a specific Windows install

I have a particular install of Windows 7 that will not display the standard JavaScript dialogs from web browsers. e.g. These all fail, regardless how they are called on any site. javascript:alert('A ...
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Browsers versions without auto-update

I would like to know which version of the various browsers did not update to the latest version automatically. For example, IE8 won't auto-update to IE9 while IE9 auto-updates to IE10. I think ...

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