Questions tagged [web-browser]

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

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Fluid: when I try to login, my Fluid App launches the default browser instead

I've created a Fluid App for my favorite website. But there's a problem when I try to login to the website in the Fluid App I created: my default web browser (in my case, Safari) launches instead. ...
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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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How do I fullscreen browser content in Google Chrome?

I realize that one can run apps in a macOS full screen mode, but sometimes I really want the webpage itself to take up the full screen real estate. And ideally, that would not require me to open such ...
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Force URL link to open with a specific browser

I've created a URL link in my dock, however, the link only opens with the default browser. I have safari, Firefox, and chrome (latest being the default) installed in my machine. I'm wondering if ...
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Open a specifc URL in Fluid.app

I use Fluid.app for particular websites, such as a bug tracker, or a Wiki. However, when I receive notifications in an e-mail with that URL and click on it, I'll get the page opened in the default ...
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How to access a clicked URL in a URL handler application created in Automator

I'm currently trying to modify the default URL handling behavior in OS X. I would like, when clicking on any link outside of a web browser, to copy this URL to the pasteboard instead of opening it in ...
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How to open link in a new tab via shortcut in Chrome on Mac?

On Windows, I would just hold control, and click the 30 links on the page I wanted to open. How do I do this in Mac?
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How to regain features from Safari 5 that are not found in Safari 6?

I upgraded to Mountain Lion, there are a lot of differences in Safari 6. Have the four features below been relocated? If not relocated, are there fixes? Activity window (previously: Window -> ...
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Why does =$0 appear in Safari web inspector?

I've been wondering about this for a while. Why does =$0 appears next to elements in the web inspector in Safari? I am using Safari 9.0.1 Here is a picture of what I'm talking about (larger): Or ...
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How can I use multiple browser versions at one time?

On Windows I can use Utilu Firefox collection (there also ie collection on his site). How can I use multiple browser versions to see how my website works in different versions of different browsers ...
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How to launch browser in iOS Simulator from command line?

I want to launch the browser in iOS Simulator from the Terminal with specified URL. Is there any command for it? So that I can write in a script which will take URL as argument and launch simulator ...
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Can you force a mobile site on your iPhone to show full desktop view?

Is there a way to force websites, when browsing them on your phone, to go into full desktop view? For instance, when I go to the NASCAR website on my phone, it displays a mobile version. But the ...
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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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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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Is there a web browser I can use safely on Mac OS 10.5.8?

Sometime in 2012, Adobe Flash asked me to update it. I tried, but it didn't work because my browsers (firefox and chrome) didn't support the newest flash. I tried to update my browsers, but neither ...
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Disabling Java plug-in globally?

After following the instructions in this answer (briefly: Java prefs pane → Security → disable "Enable Java content in the browser") to disable the Java plug-in globally, I'm presented with an admin ...
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What iOS browsers support Firefox Sync?

My Mom wants to be able to use Firefox Sync to sync her bookmarks between her laptop and her iPad. What browsers support Firefox Sync?
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Is CSS injection possible on iPad using Safari?

There is a possibility to use a custom style sheet in Safari on Mac to inject CSS syntax that changes the rendered output of web pages. I’m seeking a similar tool for iPad and iPadOS. Is there any ...
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How to set Mail.app to always open URL's in the external browser in the background?

I'm on Mountain Lion and in Apple Mail whenever I click a link in an email it opens my browser in front of Mail. I'd like to keep reading the email and open all links behind Mail, then switch to my ...
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Open a file:/// url with #anchor from terminal

I've been trying to open a file:/// url e.g. open "file:///Users/me/index.html#my-anchor" Or open -a Safari "file:///Users/me/index.html#my-anchor" Or open -a Google\ Chrome "file:///Users/me/...
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Is there a web browser for iOS that will allow me to change the user agent?

I am using iOS 5 on an iPad and I'd like to be able to change the user agent. Is there a web browser that allows me to do this?
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How to run chromium-browser from the command line?

In Linux, when I installed the open-source Chromium Browser I was able to run it from the command line using chromium-browser with several useful options (such as specifying a proxy). I've switched to ...
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How to drag the last Safari tab to another window?

When I have five windows open and want to consolidate two windows into one I usually manually drag & drop all tabs from one window to the second one. The issue is that you can’t drop the last tab ...
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Safari opens pdf in browser window, but doesn't auto rotate and there is no control bar

I just recently switched to a macbook pro with mountain lion from macbook with leopard. I had no problems with safari opening pdfs before, but now, what it does is that it opens the pdf, but it ...
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How to disable Safari top hit?

As of Safari 13.1 (perhaps earlier versions as well), Safari has changed the search bar behavior: where the first result used to always be "do a search on search engine with the text I entered", the ...
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I Cannot Play Any Videos On My Mac Computer Using Multiple Browsers [closed]

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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How to save PDFs from web for offline reading on an iPad?

I bought an iPad Air to use in my airplane for flight guidance (secondary screen from panel mounted GPS). I'd like to download the manuals for my various avionics, and stop carrying a flight bag that ...
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Why can't browsers resolve localhost?

I've got a program on my machine listening on port 8080 to respond to HTTP requests. But when I try to go to http://localhost:8080/ in a browser... Chrome says: The localhost page isn’t working ...
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osx trackpad gesture to switch between chrome tabs

Is there a trackpad gesture to switch between Chrome browser tabs? I understand there may be one for Safari.
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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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Strange message in terminal when visiting a website

I have my terminal open most of the time. Today while I was searching for a software, search results took me to http://download.cnet.com. I didn't like the software, closed the page and carried on. ...
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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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Can I feed spoofed video to sites like omegle.com that require a connected camera?

Sites like omegle.com want video from my connected camera, but I don't have one. How can I feed omegle.com (a Flash app) a spoofed video feed (eg, a static picture, mp4 file, etc?)
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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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Open specific links in specific browsers

Is it possible to tell OS X to always open one site in Chrome, and always open another site in Safari? In a nutshell, I want to set a default browser per domain rather than globally for the entire ...
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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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iPad 1st generation, using as full screen browser (kiosk mode)

I have an old 1st generation iPad, which I want to recycle as a family photo/info display. I plan to create a website with the required info and want to have the iPad to display just that site, ...
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Applescript array of applications

I have a script that reload the active tab of an open browser, but I want it to do with all opened browsers. Is there a way to make a list/array and use it in this code? This code works with one ...
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How to access a website despite a certificate error?

I am moving a web server to a new infrastructure. Before switching the DNS records I would like to check if the new configuration is working. I modified /private/etc/hosts/ with the IP addresses (IPv4 ...
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OSX app to paste and save HTML content?

In Gmail, I can go to a web page, highlight web content, compose a Gmail message, and paste the HTML content into the email message. It works in Mail.app as well. But what app can I use to just ...
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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 can I get my browser to remember a password it doesn't offer to remember?

In my university internet authentication is required. When i use Macbook to connect to internet the password popup window will be appear. On this window I cannot set it to remember my ID/Password. ...
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Is there a totally 'clean' full-screen mode web browser?

As the title describes, I'm looking for a totally clean full screen web browser with quick navigating options in Mac OS X. To be specific, I don't want url bar, toolbar or anything else when in full ...
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How can I set the default browser depending on time of day?

I have a MacBook Pro from work. To keep my browsing history separate, I use 2 different browsers. (Chrome = Work, Safari = Fun) I want to make my default browswer Chrome while at work (9 am to 6pm), ...
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Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available

I am not sure what happened… My internet was working fine all day, so I do not know what would cause this message and notice my browser is currently not recognized.
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I have two Macs on the same Apple ID. Sharing issue

When I access the internet on Mac 1, the other Mac (Mac 2) has a extra icon pop up and can see what I access. Both Macs use the same Apple ID and are on the same domain. Two different users are signed ...
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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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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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Can I make Firefox the default browser in iOS [duplicate]

I really want to use Firefox as my main browser but can't find a way to make it the default browser on iOS: this make it's adoption much more complicated. Is it totally impossible? Edit - Example of ...

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