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Popular web browsers for OS X include Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.

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Make any application into a global drop down application (Quake terminal style)

I like to use a global hotkey to show/hide a terminal window. Many terminals have added support for this (originally popularized by terminal in Quake). I want to do this for other things, like a web ...
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How to change the color of the white across all applications?

With the advent of Dark Appearance (System Preferences, General) macOS became more pleasant to use on a dark room. Since Dark Appearance turns dark (or darker) many parts which used to be white (or ...
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What settings on my MacBook Pro (Monterey 12.3.1) would I need to change in order to stop following

I recently reinstalled a new image of Monterey and customized a few system / user settings (including Accessibility settings etc.). The alt-text for certain icons and hyperlinks is replacing the ...
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How to deregister Chrome from being a detected web browser by Launch Services in macOS?

I'd like to deregister Google Chrome from being a detected web browser by Launch Services in macOS. I've heard that it has to do with editing the app .plist, but I'm not clear on the details and it ...
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Is Allowing Full Disk Access to Safari Dangerous?

I have created a front-end tool for work using only HTML, CSS and Js. I'm trying to have my coworkers simply open the html file in their own browsers, but the browser gives an error that requires ...
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How can I find files recently downloaded from the Internet?

I sometimes struggle to find the files I downloaded from the Internet. They don't show up in "Recent files" in Finder, and if I'm not aware of the name they are also difficult to find in the ...
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Drag / Drop email to web browser / web upload

When I move an email out of Apple Mail to Finder, the mail will be placed as eml in this directory. Thats nice and usable. But - I want to upload some emls to a web application. When I drag an email ...
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Select a predefined browser while opening a link from a specific app

Do you know guys if it's possibile to set a 'rule' by which every clicked link in the Discord app is automatically opened in Brave, while others link follow the canonical predefined setting and are ...
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macOS web browser based on Chrome/Chromium that does not auto-update in background?

On my new M1 system I've decided to switch to the desktop Safari browser for battery, privacy, and security reasons. However, many websites are designed for Chrome/Chromium and it would be good to ...
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Load all history in Google Chrome

When I want to find something I recently did in Chrome, I usually scroll down, and I have to wait a few seconds for it to load each time I scroll several pages. This is very annoying and counter-...
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Enabling cookies for a specific site on Safari?

It seems like on the newer versions of Safari, I'm not able to allow/block cookies for specific sites. Before, there was an option, but now that option has been replaced with the tick box "...
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Limit web browser on iPad to a single web site (or a few specific sites)?

I know that iPadOS provides the Guided Access feature to limit access to a single app. Suppose that one single app is a web browser, either Safari or a third-party browser. Is there some way to limit ...
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Safari won't load page: "Refused to execute a script because its hash, its nonce, or 'unsafe-inline' does not appear..."

I'm having an issue where a major website refuses to load the page on Safari for macOS (both latest versions). The Safari developer console shows the error: Refused to execute a script because its ...
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How to make Safari open new tab as google.com

I have just started using Safari. In Google Chrome I can assign which the new tab opens. I am not sure how to make Safari open new tab as "google.com" when I click the "+" button ...
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Clipboard does not copy URL properly

I am trying to copy this url: https://preview.themeforest.net/item/byron-construction-and-engineering-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/28520387?_ga=2.75926102.272258780.1641055757-495160342....
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Web proxies enabled by default is preventing the internet from working

I am unable to use the internet with any browsers on my machine because somehow I have got web proxies enabled as shown below in the screenshot - I can turn these off easily but when I reboot both ...
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Download problems after upgrading to Monterey

After upgrading to Monterey I cannot save files using Safari or Brave Browser (it's browser on Chromium engine). Downloads are starting forever and never finish. I waited like an hour to test it. What ...
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How to delete form fill autocomplete / autocorrection suggestions from Safari

How to delete these kinds of auto-fill suggestions from Safari?! I have cleared all in the AutoFill options, but these previously mistyped entries remain?!
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Site cannot be reached in terminal or chrome, but can be reached in Edge (Chromium) or Safari, or on other users

While trying to access a page in Chrome (Stable), the connection times out. The same happens during a ping/traceroute in a terminal window. Strangely, though, the site will load absolutely fine in ...
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How to rewind videos in the browser, without focusing the browser window?

While I am watching video tutorials in the browser (YouTube and Udemy via the Chrome Browser), I am coding along in another program (VS Code). To pause the video I find it very practical to use the ...
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Why are my older Macs suddenly unable to establish a secure web connection? [duplicate]

Recently, 3 of my older Macs (an old MacBook Pro, an older iMac, and an even older PPC tower) have started reporting that they can't establish a secure connection to many web pages. The messages may ...
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How do I add actions to the ctrl+click or right click menu when using it on a link on Microsoft Outlook?

I'm using the Microsoft Outlook Mac client to read work email. Sometimes I want to open links in my default browser, and sometimes I want to open them in a different browser. When I right-click on a ...
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Web browsers in windows virtual machines fail to load a page properly

Ever since I upgraded VMware Fusion from the paid version (VMware Fusion 10/11) to the free version (VMware Fusion Player 12.1.2), web browsers under any virtual machine just never seem to work. ...
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iOS Safari versions

I'm trying to find out what versions of Safari exist on a specific iOS version. For example - I'd like to know which Safari versions exist on iOS 14. According to this list here on Wikipedia: https://...
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Terminal command to force open new tab in Safari

While running the open https://www.google.com command in Terminal consecutive times, I have noticed the second time I run the command it just shows the original window of google.com instead of opening ...
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How to open HTTP(S) links which are part of a webpage in Firefox or Chrome in the macOS default browser?

Say my default browser on macOS is Safari and I am viewing a webpage in Firefox or Chrome. When I click on a HTTP(S) link on the webpage it opens again in the same application (Firefox or Chrome), not ...
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Cannot use any browser and message app while date is changed

Does somebody know how to fix internet connection problems when the date on my Mac is not the actual date? I'm changing the date on my Mac to use a trial version of Parallels desktop because I need to ...
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How to clear Default Web Browser dropdown cache in General Preferences

I used to have few test browsers a while ago, after my testing I deleted them from Applications. However I still see them in Default web browser dropdown as shown below. How can I clear or reset this ...
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How come Automator can't find images on sites like this:?

I want all of these brains in a folder because I'd like to see them in a 3d stack. I've been following steps outlined as the top answer of this thread: How to download a webpage's all images at ...
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What DNS resolver does safari use?

After reading this article about Firefox and VPNs, the section titled “Avoid untrustworthy resolvers by using Trusted Recursive Resolver” talks about using Cloudflare’s recursive resolver. I’m trying ...
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Is it possible to install any recent browser on an iPad 1?

Any browser I could think of requires a version of iOS, that the iPad does not have access to. The installed Safari browser is not able to connect to https websites. Is there any way to display a ...
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How to open all tabs in Web browser on mobile (iOS) quickly on macOS? [duplicate]

I've tried handoff/ continuity, which allows me to the open the existing tab for a browser app I have open. But if I have accumulated 10 tabs in the browser, this process can take a few minutes of ...
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How to make Google Chrome stop asking to be the default browser?

I installed Google Chrome on my MacBook for local development and testing. When I start it, it will nag about making it the default browser once in every while. How can I stop it nagging me about that?...
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How to find a site whose name I do not remember in Chrome history?

I need to find a specific site in my Chrome history, but I don't remember the name of the site. My Chrome history is full of Youtube and Google searches so I can't just scroll before I find the site ...
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How to enable horizontal scroll in browsers on a mouse with separate horizontal scroll (logitech mx)?

It's really frustrating that in Safari, Chrome when i use the horizontal scroll it switches between tabs instead of scrolling the page. I've tried to go through the settings but found nothing on it. I ...
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Safari: save webpage with CSS / images folders

I'm trying to save a webpage to my computer, and I'm not having any luck doing it with Chrome... so instead I'm trying Safari. I would like it so that it saves all the CSS and images in their ...
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How to download any file to iPad from a cloud drive through the browser?

Is there a way to download files from a cloud drive to the ipad through its browser? I made a dummy text file and uploaded to a cloud drive with a public link, https://tinyurl.com/6whmxito and then ...
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How to view a website as it appears on mobile safari from desktop safari?

On chrome on desktop, it's easy to view a website as it appears when viewed on chrome on many other devices. That is, simply cmd + option + j to open dev tools, then clicking on the 'Toggle Device ...
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Invalid certificate for a specific website

When trying to navigate to a specific website (amazon.com in my case) I always get the "NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID" error in Chrome (and equivalent errors in Safari/other browsers). ...
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Default browser utility to forward links to their respective apps? [duplicate]

On a machine I used at my old job, I had a little taskbar app (which I'd configured to be the default browser) installed that allowed me to configure e.g. Slack links to open directly in Slack, and ...
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How to auto-change all new .webloc files' icons to web page favicon?

I'd love to have all website URL files on the desktop take the favicon of the corresponding web page, rather than the Safari icon. This would mimic the function of adding a page to the home screen of ...
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High CPU usage in Chrome/Opera

When I open 1-2 tabs with sites that have many images (e-shop as an example) the CPU usage gets to 100% for Chrome/Opera/Firefox. What I've tried: Reset Chrome to default settings Disabled all ...
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Where to find "Up Next" on tv.apple.com?

I have a MacBook running High Sierra, so I don't have the Apple TV application. I use a web browser (Google Chrome in particular, but it doesn't seem to matter) to watch the shows on tv.apple.com. But ...
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Why can no iOS app other than Safari play audio web content in background?

Firefox, Google Chrome, Telegram... Whenever I start playing web audio in an app that is not Safari and then lock the screen, playback invariably terminates after 20 seconds. This happens with various ...
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Can Browsers on iOS use Content Blocking?

Can any of the third party browsers use the content blockers that are available in Safari? Is this an API limitation? For example none of the browsers like Firefox or DuckDuckGo apper to use the ...
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How can I browse the web on very old versions of Mac OS?

I have computers running very old versions of Mac OS / OS X / macOS! Most of the software they run is similarly old, but I need an up-to-date web browser, for security and for compatibility with ...
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How to prevent text replacement from being triggered by alphanumeric characters?

I have some text replacement shortcuts configured in my keyboard settings, such as for example ur -> you are. They generally work fine, but in some cases they are not triggered only by spaces or ...
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Search.StartNow.com Homepage Removal [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me How can I remove search.startnow Homepage from browser. It is quite irritating. Need permanent solution. Thanks in advance.
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Changing webpage encoding in iOS

Some webpages are encoded differently and not well-configured, so they may show up completely jumbled. One example is this page, originally in Japanese: http://immanuel.sakura.ne.jp/hoby/osakaben/...
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Safari does not change focus to the web page after address bar search

After completing a search in Safari (tested on version 13.1.2 and 14.0 with Catalina 10.15.6), the address bar remains in focus after pressing return. With other major browsers (including Chrome, ...
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