Viewing webpages via a web browser, such as Safari or Firefox, using the http or https protocol

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Is there no such thing as Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac OS X?

This is my first Mac and I'm wondering: is there no Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac OS X? I am a web developer and I need IE (not really lol) but so as I Google it, I see some questionable ...
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What options exist for ad free web browsing on iOS?

In OS X I can use extensions in most browsers to block ads. This offers an distraction free browsing experience. For example: In Safari, Chrome and Firefox I can use Adblock or Adblock Plus. Both ...
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What's a good IE tester for Macs?

I just moved to the Mac after years and permanently moved my PC out of my life at home. I am a graphic designer who builds web pages. I code pure XHTML pages with div layouts. But whenever you keep to ...
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Web apps on OSX?

I can easily create a "Web App" on my iPhone by going to the "arrow" menu and attaching a website to the home screen. Is it possible to do this on OS X with, say, Gmail or YouTube or anything else?
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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View IE (6,7,8,9) on Mac?

I am a web developer. I would like to view my web design on IE(6 - latest). Is there a quick way to view it? Thanks in advance EDIT: I already have a Windows OS on my Mac using VirtualBox. However, ...
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How do I “copy image address” in iOS?

On desktops, when web browsing you typically right click on an image and choose an item from a contextual menu to display/copy the image URL. In iOS, when you tap and hold down an image, an action ...
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What's the easiest way to automate logging into a website?

There's this website I need to access about every ten minutes. And apparently it was designed in 1993, by sadists. There is no "remember me on this computer" checkbox. And if you don't interact with ...
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(How) Can a web site determine if Safari Private Browsing is turned on?

In Safari on Mavericks, I sometimes get a dialog from web sites indicating that some site functions will be blocked or degraded unless I turn off Private Browsing mode. Most users probably expect ...
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Can I control how frequently Safari refreshes when switching between pages?

Frequently when I'm using Safari on the iPad and loading multiple web sites at the same time and switching between them, Safari starts to reload a page when I switch back to it, even if it's been only ...
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iPad can't seem to view sites / pages that include the port in the URL?

I've found that the iPad, using its Safari browser can't access web pages that include a port number in the URL: http://www.example.com:8080/ or even http://www.example.com:80/ In either case, the ...
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What is a good web browser for OS X 10.4 Tiger?

I have an old MacBook that can't run anything higher than 10.4, due to hardware limitations. Is there any decent modern browser I can run? Opera, Safari and Firefox all need at least 10.6. I just ...
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Temporary files listed by lsof don't exist

I like copying flash videos for offline viewing later. I used to do this by loading the video in the browser (Firefox or Google Chrome), then running this command to see where the flash file was being ...
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Changing Chrome's User Agent?

Is it possible to change Chrome (or Chrome based browsers) user agents on OSX? I dont see a menu or preference option for doing so.
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High download speeds, slow browsing speeds

I'm running Lion and since the past 2 weeks I've been having really really slow browsing speeds, but extremely fast download speeds (file downloads, torrents, YouTube and Hulu streaming, etc) but page ...
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Bookmark a POST request

Certain online shops I use don't easily allow you to bookmark an Order Status page. That's because they use a POST request to access that info. So, the order number is not encoded in the URL. Which ...
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Is there any way to bring back H.264 support in Chromium

I'm using Chrome on a daily basis or to be exact, latest-builds of Chromium. I recently uninstalled Flash, in order to increase battery life on my MBP and in general rid my laptop of the evil Flash ...
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Leopard won't remember default programs

Everytime I restart/boot my mac and open up a mail application (thunderbird) or a web browser (firefox or chrome) I am always asked if I want to make it the default. This happens even if I click yes. ...
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Seeking an alternative to the big browsers

Can anyone recommend any alternative web-browsers to the Big Three of Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox? I just want to try something new, because I'm not completely happy with the performance of ...
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What is the opposite of space to scroll up?

What is the key that scrolls the page up in a web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox), that is the opposite of using the spacebar, which scrolls down?
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Can I reduce how Mobile Safari refreshes web pages when multi-tasking or browsing in multiple tabs?

Whenever i visit a page using the web browser, then i simply jump to other applications, when i come back to the page again, the web browser will reload the url. Is there anyway to make it such that ...
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Setting the default browser

Is there any way to set the default web browser from within Mac OS? I currently run Firefox 4 Beta, and haven't been able to find anywhere within the browser to set it as the default - possibly ...
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Can I view websites on an iPad in an iPhone sized window?

I'm trying to test out how my website looks on the iPhone, but all I have is an iPad. Is there a way to force the iPad into iPhone size view window?
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Finer grained control over the default browser?

My default browser is Chromium. I tend to use different browsers and nail them to a Space. So for example Chromium is space 1 along with item, Firefox space 2 with terminal, Safari 3 with ...
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What are the most modern browsers available on Mac OS 10.4

I have two old Mac Minis both running OS X 10.4 Tiger. One is a G4 so I'm using TenFourFox for PowerPC. The other has an Intel processor and I'm having some trouble with Opera 10.62. (The point is ...
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Is there any way to open a recently closed tab in Safari in iOS?

Is there a way to open a recently closed tab in the Safari browser in iOS? I am specifically looking for a solution that works on the iPad. For reference, here is this question for the Mac.
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Website gets blocked by webfilterproxyd even without website restriction

I have a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.4 which has Parental Controls enabled for an account, but with Website Restrictions set to 'Allow unrestricted access to websites'. However, there is one ...
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Chrome Mac gesture conflict with horizontal scrolling

I am running Chrome 14 on OSX Lion. I swipe 2 fingers horizontally to scroll a web page horizontally, for a page that is too wide. When I swipe right, it works fine. When it swipe left it works for ...
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Conkeror as default browser on Mac OS 10.6

I'd like to use Conkeror as default browser in Mac OS 10.6. Selecting conkeror.app as default browser with Safari does not work. While it is possible to start Conkeror via Firefox command line ...
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How to have Safari open links with the evil target attribute open in the same tab?

In some pages, there are (still) links marked target="_blank". Safari opens such link in a new tab. How to have Safari open such link in the same tab ? I have Safari 7 on Mavericks. I have older ...
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Fake.app: How to loop thru the rows in a CSV file and use the data in my Workflow?

I am using Fake to automate some web tasks. I have a CSV file on disk that contains rows of data which I'd like to use to fill out forms in my Fake Workflow. How can I iterate thru the rows in the ...
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Is Private Browsing broken in Safari 5.1.4?

From the release notes for Safari 5.1.4: Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing What? Doesn't that mean, to give an example, that if I go to Amazon ...
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iPad app to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them ...
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MacBook cannot connect to non-SSL websites

I have the late 2013 MBP 15″ with Retina and recently I've been unable to connect to websites not using SSL with either Firefox or Safari. This includes other applications that use HTTP such as the ...
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Does Safari 2 support tabbed browsing?

Does Safari 2 support tabbed browsing? What is the first version that supports this feature?
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How can I turn on the browser's cookie functionality?

After I changed my Gmail password (on a PC), and try to login (with both the new and old password) on the iPod Touch, the browser shows: Your browser's cookie functionality is turned off. Please ...
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Doesn't Safari cache pages?

Whenever I go back or forward in the Safari navigation history, it reload the pages even when I just visited the page two seconds ago. When navigating using back/forward buttons or swiping back and ...
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Launch default browser spotlight shortcut?

I often switch my default browser between Safari and Chrome. I would like to create a shortcut that will launch the default browser, whatever that may be. This way I don't have to remember what my ...
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How to make Chrome open a new window for external Links

As some people might know, the default behavior for external links of Google Chrome is quite bad. I'm using Spaces, and opening a link in some application outside of Google Chrome while being on a ...
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Hiding URL Bar on iPad?

I am working on a small web app that runs on controlled iPad (i.e., both the hardware and content is in our office and never leaves). I would like to hide the URL bar in this app. I've placed the ...
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Is there a way to force iPad to show a mobile version of a website?

I'm trying to access an internal website to view CCTV cameras with an iPad. It will only show the desktop version. I want it to show the mobile version, as it serves the camera streams in JPEG as ...
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View web page source code on iOS

Is there a way for non-jailbroken iOS to view the source code for a web page? Does Apple's web API allow this?
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Safari has a problem displaying certain images

Safari does not display certain images properly. The latest example is http://i.imgur.com/GqQchYM.jpg which is perfectly loadable in firefox. In Safari however the picture is displayed properly ...
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Automate daily saving of webarchive?

Is it possible to automate the saving of a webpage (using .webarchive format) using either Automator (in a background process) or using Terminal? Thanks in advance.
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iPad/iOS browsing to intranet URL without a “.com”

I am on my office network, trying to access our Intranet via iOS Safari. Our Intranet URL is http://Intranet/ (no domain or prefix). Safari never opens this. Is there a way to get to this address on ...
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Are There Any Text Browsers for iOS?

I want a text-only browser on my iPod. It is not jailbroken (nor do I wish to do so), and it is running iOS 4.2.1. Does anyone know of a way to install any text browser on iOS without jailbreaking? ...
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Web browsing on Mac slows down after a few days of use

When trying to browse any website, such as nytimes.com, yahoo.com, etc, it take sometimes anywhere from 15s-120s for the page to display. For example, in Chrome, when I browse to nytimes.com, in the ...
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How can I change web page requests coming from an application?

I'm using an app that makes http requests for content. I'd like to capture those requests and change them on the fly, so that a different request goes out to the http server, and thus different ...
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voice reading web pages (news articles) on the iPhone and Mac

I am looking for an app or a method to easily read aloud web pages (especially news articles) that I find on the web. I read possible 20-50 news articles a day and most of them I would just like to ...
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Which application can be recommended to save a whole site recursively off line?

I have a tourist web site I want to archive for off line view on my iPad. I want to crawl and save it in 2nd and 3rd level depth. Which application can be recommended to save a whole site ...