Questions tagged [web-browser]

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

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Can i somehow check my iPhone safari browser history with exact time?

I'm in court and I need to confirm by law something and the only way I can do it, is to offer the exact time I checked for a particular web page on that day. Can someone give me a software or a trick ...
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Why do alternate web browsers want access to “Chrome Safe Storage” in my Keychain?

When launching some alternate Mac web browsers such as Vivaldi, I get a message asking me: Vivaldi wants to use your confidential information stored in “Chrome Safe Storage” in your keychain. Do you ...
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Reducing the number of fonts available to specific applications?

It is not wise to install every font there is. This slows down the system, your workflow etc. For different projects and applications I need a certain number of fonts available. These are numbered ...
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Deep linking chrome though Safari

I am new to this so this maybe a trivial question but I have a private web app that would like to deep link the chrome into it so when users visit it on safari I could give them the option to open ...
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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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iPad Kiosk Mode

Is there any way that we can set up an iPad to run as a Kiosk for a web application and not be able to access the browser toolbar? I understand Guided Access will help lock down the app but it was ...
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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 access icloud.com on Chrome for Android?

Apple refuses to load icloud.com on Chrome for Android. Instead of showing the login form, the page displays a message stating that "Your browser is not supported". How can I bypass this restriction?...
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App to run Chrome web extensions on iPad

I have now moved from Android to iOS. In Android , I used Yandex Browser in which I can use Chrome web extensions. But in the Yandex Browser iOS app f, I can't download chrome web extension. Does ...
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How to create an index.html page with a web address

In Windows there is an option to allow you create an index.html file which opens a specific web address when clicked on it. How can I create a similar file in Mac? I want to have a file called index....
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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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Impossible to watch videos on the NBC website

I am trying to watch Saturday Night Live on the nbc website, but no matter what browser I try (Safari, Chrome, Firefox), or what computer I try (iMac with El Capitan, MacBook Air with macOS Sierra), I ...
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How to prevent Safari Technology Preview opening default Safari on launch?

After selecting Safari Technology Preview as default browser it now also launches macOS's default version of Safari at the same time on launch. Is there a way to prevent this?
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Using Chrome on macOS without address bar & menu like kiosk mode

I just want a browser window without the address bar or any menu, with just one tab. In Windows, chrome.exe --app=http://gmail.com is used. I want the macOS version for it.
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MacBook Air - unable to access websites without http/https

I am using a MacBook air and I am unable to go to websites unless I specify http or https My version is 10.10.5 Websites which automatically have https work like youtube.com and netflix.com cnn.com ...
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How to Remove Default Web Browser Option

I installed Private Internet Access VPN and then uninstalled it with CleanMyMac. As far as I can tell there is no PIA folders or files left on the computer (I could be wrong of course). I noticed that ...
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How to make Safari display forms on web pages correctly

In Safari, it is often the case that web-form show up in such a way that the text doesn't fit. Safari then inserts "..." in the text box (or combo-box, as the case may be). This happens on many ...
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Browser Ghost Image Briefly Appears

I am regularly seeing the top edge of another Chrome browser window in the bottom right of my Macbook Air screen (OS 10.11.6). I can't see enough of the window to view the contents, but it only last ...
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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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Can i have a state in OS X where there is no default browser

I'd like OS X to default to whichever browser is open (i.e. have no default browser) so that links in other applications don't go off and open a second browser. Is this possible (without copy/paste)....
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Unable to install Chrome or Safari extensions after creating new user account

Mac OS X El Capitan This ordeal began when I was unable to connect Time Machine to a newly purchased Time Capsule; it still wanted to hang on to an older external drive which had died. I called ...
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Does Chrome consume more energy(battery) versus Safari? [closed]

Does Chrome consume more energy(battery) versus Safari? I've seen reviews denoting Chrome drains the battery more than Safari. I'm comparing these browsers by myself to figure it out how much ...
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Why does Google Chrome fail to draw tabs correctly when the Discrete graphics adapter is in use?

Google Chrome fails to paint browser tabs correctly while the Discrete graphics adapter is in use. I have an Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) and am running Chrome Version 53....
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Website in separate browser instance in IOS

In IOS, adding a website to the home screen in Safari essentially produces a Safari bookmark on the home screen. When clicking on such an icon, the website is displayed in Safari. Is there some way ...
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What is causing my browsers to require multiple clicks?

As of about a few weeks ago, I'm finding that I need to often (not always) click on links multiple times before they activate in my web browsers. The details: it happens in both Chrome and Safari ...
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Youtube's HTML 5 player freezes all the time, how do I disable that and force flash on Safari

I hate Flash but Youtube's HTML5 player stinks on Safari. See this video it freezes all the time on Safari (El Cap). I watch movies from this guy, almost every movie he posts freezes on Safari. It is ...
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Certain site doesn't open in browser

I have strange issue and let me clarify that I am new to Mac. OS: OS X Yosemite Browser: Some (Chrome + Safari) Issue: I am able to open google.com or youtube.com but I can't access a certain site. ...
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Clicking on a button in Safari using AppleScript

I know there are several topics with tutorials for clicking links/buttons on webpages with AppleScript, but unfortunately none of them worked for me on this specific website. The website contains ...
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How can I remove Google Chrome as default browser and switch back to Safari?

Somehow my computer got a virus on it. It seems Google installed something called Chrome.app on my computer. Instead of Safari opening links, Chrome now does it. How can I remove this virus and ...
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Stop iOS opening last session in browser

How can I stop the browser(s) in iOS 9 on my iPad from restoring the last session when I open them? When I'm browsing, I generally stay in Safari until I'm done. I then double press the home button, ...
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Is there an extension for safari like RightToClick or RightToCopy or some workaround with the same effect?

Looking for an extension that will block websites from disabling right click or text selection.
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How to get Torch browser to stop prompting me to update to new version?

I have the Torch browser (Version 29.0.0.7181 (7181)) installed on my Mac (10.11.4). It's no longer updated or supported on the Mac but I use it as a tester browser for some things so I like it. But ...
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Display formatting symbols (invisible characters) on webpages and text forms

I am using various online tools for translation and proofreading, and I find that it would be very interesting to be able to display the most common formatting symbols in a browser. (Spaces and non-...
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Does Safari cache old pages?

I have been having this problem probably ever since I bought my iMac. The Safari browser exhibits weird behaviour when I often navigate to a certain webpage. I do a lot of website development so ...
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Is there a way to customize the color of visited links?

I am an Apple user, and am currently using the Chrome and Vivaldi browsers. Not a computer programmer. Is there any easy way to make visited links stand out? The default color for those isn't defining ...
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Mirroring iPhone screen via browser

Is there a tool that could be used to mirror an iPhone screen via browser. What i need is to provide someone a URL and when that URL is opened in browser he could see a mirroring of my iPhone? ...
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How do items in the 'Applications' folder get on the path?

How does the 'Applications' folder get on the path? For example, I installed Chrome browser into the Applications folder on my Mac and I can type chrome at a bash shell prompt to start it. Now, if I ...
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Which device uses “Mobile Safari UIWebView” as the browser name?

In looking at the browser name from our internal web stats I see "Mobile Safari UIWebView". What device does that represent? We record "mobile safari" separately (and is used 5 or 6 times more).
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Can the Show/Hide timing of the menu bar be adjusted?

When using a browser with multiple opened tabs in full screen mode, the menu bar is constantly blocking my access to the tabs, because my gesture to the tabs area bounces off the top of the screen ...
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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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Parallels Desktop to OS X brower actions

I have a customer with a Macbook Air running Windows with Parallels Desktop. When he clicks on a hyperlink in a Windows application he wants OS X Safari to respond. Is this possible somehow? To make ...
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How to get into the split screen mode in Maxthon?

How to get into the split screen mode in Maxthon? I have tried pressing F10. Also I google it but can't find another way to split it? Maxthon's version 4.1.3.5000
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Standalone app from url run in Chrome conflicts with Chrome itself

The standalone app from http://music.google.com made by this script conflicts with the Chrome browser: although the app uses a name „Music“ from info.plist in a dock, it continues to identify itself ...
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Is it possible to set Firefox as the default browser in iOS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to search something using Firefox in Spotlight search? When I choose the option "search in the internet" it always open Safari. My question is then, is it possible somehow to set ...
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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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Browser partial autocomplete

I come from the Android world and I have a new iPhone. I am trying to find how to replicate a feature that I am used to, about the browser search autocomplete. Say I want to search Google for the ...
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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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Change page up / page down speed or disable animation?

I do a lot of scrolling in Safari. I often end up hitting space bar to jump across just the right sized blocks. I just looked into it now and I wonder, is it the exact same action as page down? Anyhow....
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How to make a slow browser go fast?

I've had my MacBook Air for about six months. Now all the browsers are extremely sluggish — sometimes taking minutes to load a web page that would have used to take under one second to load back when ...
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dragging browser tabs to new window moves old window

Happens periodically with chrome, not sure about other browsers. If I have a window with multiple tabs and drag one of them either to create a new window or place it in another, usually to my other ...