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Questions tagged [web-browser]

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

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Open iTunes links in Web Browser

On Google Chrome running on Windows 10, is it possible to open iTunes links in the browser rather than trying to open the iTunes desktop client? I don't want to start this heavyweight software for the ...
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Is Internet Explorer 11 mode available in the new Microsoft Edge for Mac browser?

Microsoft announced several weeks ago that it was abandoning its proprietary rendering engine for Edge and replacing it with Chromium. More recently (May 2019), it announced that it is making this new ...
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Chrome address bar's suggestion shrink into tiny space

My Chrome is suddenly acting weird. The suggestion size from address bar is somehow shrink into smaller space. I'm using Sierra and Chrome 73. The normal condition will have more white space between ...
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Control data usage of Safari and other Web browsers on Mac

I find that Web browsers like Safari tend to consume data even after my Web pages are loaded sufficiently to be browsed/read. May I know why? As an example, I use TripMode to control the data usage ...
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Safari bug renders browser useless

Here's a video of what's going on. I've tried to completely reset Safari by following several methods on the web but the issue persists. I'm on Mojave using Safari 12.1. I have no idea what this ...
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Can I prevent websites from disabling the context menu in Safari on macOS?

More and more websites seem to disable the context menu in web browsers. Can I prevent websites from disabling the context menu in Safari on macOS?
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Are there any modern X11/Xorg Browsers that compile for OSX?

Currently I'm using macports. I'm wondering if there are any graphical X11 browsers like Chromium, or Firefox, or the like that compile under X11 (and not native OSX). I want a browser that I can ...
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Opening specific URL in a not-default browser no matter from where it's called from (without using Choosy app)

I need a certain URL to be always opened in a browser that's not systems default browser. Problem is, that this should happen even if the URL is called automatically from within a hardcoded 3rd party ...
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Is there a way to select text squarely or vertically (not just in Preview)?

I want to select text in the browser that is grouped in columns, it would be useful to be able to just select text (or objects) in a certain column, but selection is done horizontally only. I know ...
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Why does Safari add a weird extension to YouTube links?

When I click on a YouTube video the browser always adds this extension to the link: "&frags=pl%2Cwn". Example links: Normal link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Example123 Link in Safari: https:...
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Add to Home Screen without creating PWA

I was recently reading about Progressive Web Apps and out of curiosity opted to re-add one of my regular news blogs to my home screen. I then promptly deleted my previous home screen bookmark of the ...
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View App Preview Video from App Store with web browser

There is a web preview out there, but that is different from the App Store app directly on an iPhone. E.g. I can't watch the video, which some app developer offer to show/explain an app. See App ...
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I Cannot Play Any Videos On My Mac Computer Using Multiple Browsers

Until a few weeks ago I was able to play videos on Facebook, YouTube and many other websites on my Mac Mini Server (mid-2011) running High Sierra. Now when I attempt to play videos they either just ...
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Is there a browser router tool? [duplicate]

I use many different browsers for different purposes - private, work, development and so on. And when I click on a link in some app I would like it to be opened in the specific browser depending on ...
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Is there a way to disable all scrolling online? (for desktop)

I am looking for a solution primarily for macbook and desktop use and in a web browser - possibly an extension or plug in. I have an inner ear condition and scrolling makes me dizzy. It is a long ...
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Browsers don't restore tabs after quitting in macOS Mojave

I'm new to Mac, so please be patient :) I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with macOS Mojave. Some apps are pre-installed, because it's a company laptop. So, maybe something in there, ...
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Different event handlers for different apps?

Is it possible to have different applications open links in different browsers? For example, I would like to have all links in Thunderbird open in Firefox, while links in Mail should open in Safari. ...
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Can I set a different default browser for localhost sites?

I'm a web developer and I want to use Brave as my browser for the normal stuff, and Firefox Developer for Web Development. Currently Brave is my default, but when I do npm run serve or whatever my ...
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Broken link to iTunes keeps opening tabs on Firefox

What is wrong with this link? It keeps opening tabs as fast as it can. Warning, if you click on it do not blame me: itmss://itunes.apple.com/us/app/video-compressor-just-set/id825584875?mt=8&ign-...
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Slow website loss times on Google.com and apple.com

I've noticed that recently when I try to use Google products or (more specifically) try to access apple.com, there are slow 30-60 second wait times or no load whatsoever. This applies to all web ...
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Browsers Power Consumption

Why do the Browsers like Firefox and Chrome on OSX consume more and more power over time. If reset and reopen same pages they power consumption is way less, but again it will grow over time. My ...
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Strange Popup in Browser

Does anyone knows what is this, where it comes from and how to fix it? It shows up randomly and rare. URL: data:text/html;base64,...
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cannot log on icloud.com. 403 Forbidden

I was trying to log on icloud.com using my Mac but a 403 forbidden page showed up after I typed my account and password. I was using Google Chrome. Currently there is no solution from what I searched. ...
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Link doesn't work on Mac OS X 10.6.7

I recently got a Mac OS X 10.6.7 and I'm trying to install blender on it, but when I try to press the 'MacOS, Linux, and other versions' it doesn't do anything. Blender downloads: https://www....
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Proxy requires password and user name

Running High Sierra. I started getting this message when I first open chrome: the proxy http://11.adams-aqua.ga/ requires user name and password A couple of weeks ago I stopped being able to browse ...
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Apparent display bug with Arabic letter sequence lam meem alef

I've noticed that on Mac, in any of three Web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), the sequence lam mim alef (لما) is sometimes displayed incorrectly. It should look like this: But instead it looks ...
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Move tabs to the side of Safari

Some employees in my office get confused by tabs on the top of Safari. It is measurably affecting productivity. I need to get the tabs on the left side of the screen with a title next to each tab. ...
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How do I get rid of “weknow.ac”?

I somehow got this annoying 'weknow.ac' file in my MacBook while updating some Flash player. I tried several ways to get rid of it like checking extensions and by installing Malwarebytes. Nothing ...
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reader mode on iOS Chrome?

I miss Safari’s Reader mode’s ability to cut down on website cruft, for example Medium’s banners. But I really don’t like Safari otherwise. Can I get Reader mode in Chrome? How? I tried chrome://...
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Is there a Broswer on Ipad capable of “Add a Keyword for this Search” (or Quick Searches) feature?

On desktop, Mozilla Firefox has a nice feature to define a smart keyword to enable searching a website through the browser. The details can be found here. This feature is sometimes called Quick ...
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Shortcut to quickly enter .com in browser on Mac OS [duplicate]

In Windows, we can use Ctrl+Enter to quickly input .com in browsers. I wonder if there is any equivalent shortcut in Mac OS?
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Cannot find/remove browser hijackers

My roommate brought me her iMac this afternoon because it's been behaving very badly since she upgraded to High Sierra. It turns out that her boyfriend has gotten a lot of malware onto it, and I'm ...
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Increase text size on iOS Safari

On macOS, it is possible to increase the text size of a webpage using the ⌘+ or ⌘- gestures. This even works on Chrome on macOS, as well as many other browsers. Is it possible to do something like ...
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What can cause all my accounts (facebook, SO, gmail, …) to be disconnected all at once?

I usually don't have to login to Facebook, Gmail, ... the browser "remembers" me, and I surf the web a few times a day. And this evening (I used the computer a few hours ago) All my accounts were ...
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Is there a modern browser for iOS 10.3.3 capable of supporting ES6+ Javascript?

I have some iPads I'd like my staff to use. However, these are 4th generation iPads, so the latest iOS I'm able to install on them is v10.3.3. However, the website they need to access requires a more ...
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Open Browser on Login

How would I configure mac's to open a browser to a certain website on login for all users? I work in a lab we need to distribute a survey. I'm looking for a possible terminal command to configure ...
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Safari opens new tab with rapidly changing URL

Potential virus Hi I recently went to a streaming website and after watching a movie I went on and did other things like surf the web But two hours later in a next safari tab I noticed that It had ...
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How to force MS SharePoint URLs to open in Safari when Chrome is set as default browser?

I like using Chrome on Mac and it is my default browser. However, Microsoft SharePoint and Chrome don't work well together. I am wondering if there is a place where I can specify domains to auto ...
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Opera for macOS displays some pages as if it were a mobile device (zoomed in, huge text)

When using the current Opera browser, many pages such as DuckDuckGo are displayed as if the server is talking to a mobile device: Narrow column of text, huge fonts, zoomed in, nearly unusable. Not ...
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Web browser opens popups as new tabs when maximized

When browsing to a web page which opens a new dialog popup window, if the browser is maximized, then the new window is not opened as a dialog but as a new tab. However if the browser is not maximized, ...
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How to remove dataloading.net malware from browsers

I have recently installed one software from internet and it installed MacKeeper malware in my system. So every time when I open any link in any of the browser one page pops up in different window with ...
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AppleScript find the user's set default browser?

I've been doing some research on this topic but it seems Apple has changed their file hierarchy. From the MacScripter post "Get user default browser" it references the line: set pListpath to (path ...
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PWA application using angular 4 is not rendering properly on Safari [closed]

We had developed a PWA application using angular 4, website url: https://www.peepingpeacock.com which is working fine on Google chrome. but this Progressive web application do not render properly in ...
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Safari history disappears despite settings

I like to have my browser history span years back so I can look at things which may have interested me a long time ago. To pursue this desire, I have set Safari to remove history items "manually" ...
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Websites displaying as mobile on all browsers in MacOS

For some reason, numerous websites started displaying as mobile on my MacOS machine today, in all browsers, even browsers I never use like Safari. The agent header I'm seeing in Chrome is: Mozilla/5....
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Spotlight internet search with non-google search engine

I would like to be able to search DuckDuckGo from spotlight. I am aware that pressing ⌘ + B in spotlight will search the web in your default browser (I use Firefox), however this always defaults to a ...
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iPhone thumbnail tabbed web browser

Is there an iPhone thumbnail tabbed web browser? Mercury used to have this feature and unfortunately it has been removed from the App Store. I really don't like this type of tab where you have to ...
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Stop Safari from asking to be default browser

My default browser is currently Firefox. On those rare times when I do open Safari, it displays a message at the top of the Favorites page asking if I want to make Safari my default browser. How do I ...
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How can I efficiently use Web apps on my Mac?

I find that Web apps slow down my workflow a lot. If I leave browsers open I accumulate lots of unused tabs that slow things down a lot, and new tabs launch in old subject-specific browser windows. ...
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Stop Resize On Text Drag

Before upgrading to High Sierra, for many years prior, it was possible to highlight text (e.g. in Chrome), drag it over another application (e.g. Preview), and then hit escape without anything ...