Questions tagged [web-browser]

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

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How can I browse offline my already visited websites?

OK, I am online half of the day and offline the other half using a MacBook Pro. As I am coding primarily on this Mac, I am interested in caching all the websites I visit: especially forums, blogs, ...
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Clearing the cache/history not removing form field values

I am using Firefox and Opera in OS X 10.5.8. I have cleared the cookies, history, private data number of times. But when I visit gmail/facebook, the email ID is still auto filled up. Is there anyway ...
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how would I set the default web browser for the root user

How do I change the default browser for root in OS X 10.8.3 Do I need to enable the root user first?
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How do I create a SSB for Outlook web mail using Fluid?

Has anyone successfully created a fluid app for outlook web mail (aka live mail)? I've tried but either the site opens in my web browser or (after white listing variations of the site url) I get an ...
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iOS Simulator Mobile Safari

I might possibly have a html5 game project coming up, that would need to run on iOS devices. However i dont own many of them, nor do i have the money to buy them. My friend did remind me i might be ...
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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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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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How do I re-associate HTTP links with my browser in OS X?

I installed iTerm2 the other day, and was playing around with it. In the process I seemed to have messed up the handling of HTTP hyperlinks on my system. Sometimes (annoyingly, not every time, which ...
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Java Applets refuse to work in Safari or Firefox

Mac OS X 10.7.5 Safari 6.0.2 Firefox 18.0.1 Java 1.6.0_37 64 bit Firefox Java Applet Plugin v 1.6.0.37 Safari Preferences has the "Enable Java" box checked. Firefox has the Java Applet Plug-in ...
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I can't load websites but I can ftp and play spotify, how can this be? [closed]

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro 13" running 10.6.8. Using WiFi I can not load websites in any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) it is as if I am not connected to the computer. I can do FTP transfers (...
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Cannot Connect to Site with Wi-Fi But Can on 3G

At some point earlier today, I lost the ability to connect to a site via my wireless network, powered by an Airport Express. When I try to load the page in Chrome 23 and Safari 6.0.2 on a MacBook Air ...
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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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Adding Tabs to text boxes within a webpage?

Is there a way to type a tab space to text within a webpage? (without copy pasting a tab) The normal behaviour of the tab key in an internet browser is cycling between input fields, buttons links etc ...
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How to open quickly – in a browser – a Wikipedia URL from Dictionary or from the 'Look Up in Dictionary' service dialogue?

Example Either: in Dictionary, I am at the Wikipedia page for something; or in a Services-capable web browser such as Safari I select a phrase, then use the contextual menu to Look Up "…" (and that ...
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iPod Touch 4gen internet connection issues

Today I have a problem on my iPod Touch where there is a problem with internet connection using browsers (e.g. Google Chrome and Mobile Safari) but I also use Skype and it is working normally with no ...
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Mouse pointer disappears in web browser

I have this issue and from what I discovered a lot other people do - my pointer disappears. I can see stuff beneath reacting to the movement, but the pointer is gone. It happens rarely, but is ...
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How to have links open in Google Chrome from emails?

Before switching to the Chrome browser app from mobile Safari when I would click a link in a email it would automatically open the page in Safari. Now clicking a link does nothing and I have to copy ...
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Offline webpages reader/browser for iPad iPhone?

Is there an app for iPad/iPhone that allows me to save an entire webpage including JavaScript, AJAX actions, images, etc., and open it when offline?
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Java won't work in Chrome/Safari/Firefox, but does in Terminal

I've updated to Oracle's 1.7 64-bit beta, and this is what my Java Preferences window looks like (you will note that the webapp checkbox is checked and I've restarted my machine since checking it): I'...
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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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Can iPad/Safari Pretend to be a Different Browser to Avoid Nag Screens?

I'm doing more and more of my web browsing on my iPad these days. One of the downsides is that many of the sites I frequent force me to click through a "please install our iPad app" nag screen before ...
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View iTunes store in a browser

I'd like to be able to get the same view into iTunes U in a web browser, instead of iTunes. Major reason - to be able to open multiple tabs, make bookmarks etc. However when I open iTunes URL in a ...
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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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Open a folder in default browser

I have many web projects that I develop on the localhost. Normally to get to these one has to navigate from the root directory or bookmark the url. I want to be able to open an OS directory/folder in ...
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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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Java3d applet won't render on Lion

I have no idea what's the problem, but Java3D isn't rendering in applets. For example if I go to this page: http://www.java3d.org/howto.html and I see the first applet but not the second one. Also ...
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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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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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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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Error trying to access Gmail on all browsers, “bad_mac_alert”

Recently I've been getting this error in Chrome when I try to access Gmail or other google sites. Error 126 (net::ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT): Unknown error. In Firefox it's An error occurred ...
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iPhone simulator on iPad

When using an iPad if you download and use an iphone application, an iphone outline will appear on the screen with the application inside. I'm looking for a way to switch between viewing websites ...
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How to download an audio file from a web site on iOS?

Is there a way to download an audio file, such as a mp3-file or a Quicktime-file from the iOS Safari browser to the device so I could listen to it later when I'm offline? Is there a way I should ...
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How can I remove apps from my Default Browsers list and Safari's “Open Page With” menu?

On my system I have Safari and Chrome installed, and the Develop menu in Safari enabled. In System Preferences (also, Safari's options) I am presented with those browsers as well as the apps Versions, ...
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How to unstyle incorrect (bold and italic) font display in Safari and Firefox?

I recently noticed that some sites/blogs I visit using either Safari or Firefox are showing fonts incorrectly. My site is included which is why I realised this was a problem. Instead of the correct ...
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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 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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Can I use Adblock/Adblock Plus to block ads in games that are not in a browser?

Occasionally, there are apps that embed little chunks of the Internet. In most cases, this is a good thing. However, occasionally they are used to display ads. This is annoying, especially if I've ...
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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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What other browsers are available for iPad [closed]

As the question says, what other web browsers are available on the iPad? I would ideally like Chrome or Firefox.
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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 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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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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