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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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What is remoting as offered by Google Chrome?

Since the past few dev builds, Chrome has an option to enable Remoting in the about:flags section. What is remoting ?
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How do I view all the files (including those in subdirectories) ordered by last modified date?

So I have a folder that has a lot of folders that have a lot of folders and so on. I made a bunch of edits to some files that are in many of these folders, but I have no idea what files they were. Is ...
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My browsers won't use my full screen resolution and also use different resolutions between them

My screen resolution is actually 3200x1800, but when I'm in a browser it acts like I have a smaller resolution. How do I get my browsers to use my full resolution? On Chrome it's using 1280x720, and ...
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Chrome - set search bar to google.co.uk, not google.com?

How can I force Chrome to search google.co.uk in the search bar, rather than google.com? I have tried the following several times with no success: go to google.com click on 'Go to Google UK' do a ...
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How do I copy/paste website content WITH formatting

Is there a way to copy-paste website content with formatting in Google Chrome? Perhaps an extension that gives such an option?
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, the copied text is appended with something like: ...
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How to make google-chrome or chromium use less memory

My computer has only 4GB memory, and opening 8-12 random tabs on chrome or chromium often freezes my computer. Currently I'm using google-chrome-stable --process-per-site. This helps to some extent. ...
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How to tell `links` to ignore expired SSL certificate and proceed?

I'm using the links browser and trying to connect to an HTTPS site. I then get: Verification failure: certificate has expired this is "fine" (i.e. was decided to be tolerated) for this internal-only ...
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What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium (especially with respect to privacy)?

What are the differences between Google Chrome and Chromium (especially with respect to privacy)? The Google Chrome Privacy Notice lists the information Google receives when you use Google Chrome. ...
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Blocking only Flash and animated GIF images

What options are there for blocking Flash and animated GIF ads while keeping static image and text-only ads? I'm interested in solutions for Firefox on Windows/Linux and Safari on OS X.
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How to browse a website which allows directory browsing but has a default page?

There is a website which allows directory browsing; I know this for sure because I can browse directories where there is no default page. There is a directory which I want to browse, but it instead ...
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Make chrome webpages available offline

I'm travelling today and want to do some work on the plane/train etc. I won't have access to the internet but there's a few web pages I'd like to have available for reference. Is there anyway to ...
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Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?

I want to prevent users of my personal Google Chrome browser from navigating away from the defined homepage except for refreshing the page. More "for science" than anything else - how can I do this ...
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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Is there a way to cause chrome/ie/firefox to reload the local “hosts” file without restarting the app?

In my occupation as a sysadmin, I often find times where I need to "game the system" by editing the host file. Doing so preempts any dns records for a domain name and allows me to make the ip ...
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Why aren't third-party cookies disabled by default?

I've been using Google Chrome with third-party cookies blocked for a while and never had any problem because of this. Is there a problem or limitation for the user to disable them? If not, why they're ...
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What does the removal of NPAPI plugin support mean to an end user?

I'm somewhat familiar with the family of legacy plugins - namely QuickTime, Flash, and the Java Web plugin to name a few. They've been kind of a mainstay of web applications for quite some time. So, ...
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How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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How can I determine which network adapter my browser is using? How can I change it?

I have multiple network adapters on my Windows XP system. Is there a way I can establish which adapter Firefox and Internet Explorer are using? Can I force them to use a specific adapter?
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Browser extension (or other software) to delay page load [closed]

The alt text to today's comic at xkcd.com (strip below) says: After years of trying, I broke this habit in a day by decoupling the action and the neurological reward. I set up a simple 30-...
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Transfer history from firefox to chrome?

This might sound like a silly question but i'd like to transfer all my history (specifically links i clicked on) from firefox to chrome. Is there an easy way to do that?
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When Firefox drops Java applet support, how will I run old Java applets?

Java applets are soon to be killed off forever. I understand why we shouldn't make new ones. But what will happen to old ones? There are still Java applets that people may use, and there's no ...
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How can I always open certain URLs/domains in certain browsers?

My main browser is Firefox, so I want most URLs to open there when I've clicked on them from Thunderbird. But I want to look at Google+ in Chrome, where it's faster; likewise a few other JavaScript-...
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Chrome GUI is too big as of 43.0.2357.124-1

Last night, I updated my version of Google Chrome from 43.0.2357.81-1 to 43.0.2357.124-1. The most visible change is that the UI elements are way too large. Here's a comparison with Chrome (top), ...
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All invalid hostnames resolve to localhost in my browser. What is going on?

Update: jump to the end of this question for the happy conclusion to this epic tale. Note: I have IIS7 installed locally for web development. This is what happens in my browser for random sites: ...
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How to show a blank page in “New Tab” within Google Chrome? [duplicate]

I am annoyed by the thumbnails that are shown when opening a new tab in Google Chrome. I want to see a blank page. How to do that?
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Chrome can't connect to internet (but other browsers can) [duplicate]

All of a sudden a couple days ago, my Chrome browser (v. 37, on Win7 desktop) stopped working. It just displays the "Google Dinosaur" with the message "Unable to connect to the Internet" (Error code: ...
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Browsers with good keyboard support [closed]

What browsers have good keyboard support? That means you don't have to use the mouse so much. Or what is a good setup for browser + keyboard interaction. I know the basic keyboard shortcuts (tab ...
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Lynx web browser usage [closed]

Does anyone still use the Lynx text-only web browser? It would seem useful for certain classes of low-end mobile devices, especially if one is billed per KB of data transfer.
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What is the easiest way to make your browser refresh a page every say, 5 seconds?

Is there a browser that supports refreshing a page every say, 5 seconds? Is there an add-on? If not, is there a more simple way than writing a full (C# or Java) program in order to do that? Added: ...
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What's the minimum size of a TCP packet

A post here: http://blogs.adobe.com/dreamweaver/2011/02/optimal-css-tiled-background-image-size.html staes that "The smallest download that browsers can do is 1K bytes." Is this due to minimum size ...
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Should I let my browser or the site remember my password, or neither?

What are the security implications of letting a web browser remember log-in information for me? Should I let a browser remember, like Firefox or Chrome, or should I let the site remember? I'm sure ...
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How do I change Firefox's user agent via about:config?

My work has blocked Internet access with Firefox. I know how to change the value of “general.useragent.extra.firefox” through about:config, but when I try to change it to IE, I still can’t access any ...
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How can a site run without Internet?

I came across this site http://www.desimartini.com/allaboutrajni.htm which requires me to disconnect from Internet to see the action! I am surprised as the site has quite an amount of content and ...
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How do we configure another browser to use Tor? [closed]

How do we configure Google Chrome (or another web browser) to use Tor Browser? By that I mean that we are using Chrome, but the traffic is routed through Tor (and thus anonymous).
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How to use Microsoft Edge in mac?

Microsoft announced a new web browser in Windows 10 named Edge. While there is no download option for Mac OS X (like Internet Explorer 5+), how can I use it and test my websites with it? I know ...
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How do I add, edit or manage custom search engines in Opera 15 or higher versions (Chromium-based)?

The recently released Opera 15 is now based on the Chromium engine and now doesn't manage custom search engines like the previous versions. I found this method of managing custom search engines for ...
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Is there a difference between a name server lookup and a domain name lookup?

I have seen both terms being used and I am not sure if there is a difference between them.
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What is the URL for Chrome's Apps Page?

The Chrome desktop browser (on OS X, Linux, Windows) has an "Apps Page" to display installed Chrome apps. It can be useful to know the exact URL of the built-in Chrome "Apps Page" so you can link to ...
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Block specific URL on web browsers

I want to block certain URLs on browsers. I don't want to block whole site. For example, I want to block Google Reader, but not whole Google domain. Is there any way I can do it?
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Can I use TOR browser without using TOR network?

The TOR browser is a nice browser even without TOR. Using full on TOR seems a bit extreme to me and is beyond my patience, on the other hand, using a normal Firefox feels like yelling my canvas ...
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Limit Chrome's bandwidth

For web development purposes, I want to be able to throttle the bandwidth Chrome uses, especially for localhost connections. I know that the add-on "Firefox Throttle" does that in Firefox; is there a ...
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How to stop previously closed tabs from opening upon Chrome re-open?

For some reason every time I open Chrome it opens a bunch of closed tabs from previous sessions. For example, I may have 10 tabs open during a session. If throughout that session I close 5 of the tabs ...
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Keyboard shortcut to exit browser address bar

What's the inverse of Ctrl+L in a browser? Say, you are typing the address but suddenly change your mind. Or maybe you forgot something on the current page and want to go back to it. How to do it, ...
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU usage of a Gmail tab in Chrome browser?

This is driving me crazy and I hope you can help. Here's a screenshot of the issue. On the right, Windows Task Manager showing high Chrome CPU usage. On the left, Chrome's Task Manager showing it's ...
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All my browsers suddenly don't support Javascript files anymore?

I'm experiencing the same issue as this question, which seems to be unresolved. I'll provide more detail, sot that this qualifies as a better representation of the issue. It all started after moving ...
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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the plain-...
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Can a website see/know my MAC address even if I use a VPN? [duplicate]

I have searched other results and read many of them but I could not get an enough information. My question is that can a website see my MAC address or can they have an information about that I'm the ...
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How can I make Google Chrome display a plain text HTTP response, rather than downloading it in a file?

There's a web site I visit that includes a document which is returned with content type text/plain and my version of Google Chrome used to display it in the browser window, as plain text. I like it ...
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How to invert web pages colour scheme in Firefox?

I use to browse web in a dark room and would prefer if the backgrounds would be dark and text would be light instead of the opposite which is much more common. I suppose this can be achieved with some ...

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