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A web browser or Internet browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

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Shortcut to split browser window to half of my screen? [closed]

Hey I'm wondering what the keyboard shortcut shown here is: https://youtu.be/8vWaawiUteM?t=4067 I want my browser window to go from full screen to split screen. I am using MacOS and preferably Brave ...
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prefers-color-scheme development tool for browser

by default browsers follow system preference and some bowers have builtin setting for prefers-color-scheme, but all that is difficult to switch on and off time to time for development purpose. If I ...
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I have one website that seems to be cached indefinitely on my Mac

I have a strange problem that I can't seem to find an answer to. I developed a website for a client on my dev server. I uploaded it to their live server when it was ready. This was 2-3 months ago. ...
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Can one represent a web application without a domain but without relying on IP addresses solely?

I understand that a browser aimed domainless web application (BADWA) is a web marketing disaster, because: A domain allows TLS certification - without, a BADWA might be inaccessible at least by some ...
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Is there a text editor that auto reloads the page in the browser as I type? [closed]

I'm new to web design and working on some complex CSS and currently I'm working with the dev tools in FireFox and tweaking the CSS there then switching to Sublime Text to retype the altered CSS. Is ...
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is HTTP in URL referring to “:80” port number?

Why every browsers/internet clients defaults to :80 when you just type http://example.com I mean It took time for me to know browsers internally always add port :80
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Is there some way to make HTML textareas “steal” tab key presses, preferably without using JavaScript? [closed]

If I, for example, ask a new question on Superuser, and I start typing in the message body textfield, and I make a newline and then press tab, it does not add an actual tab inside the textarea; ...
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Which browsers handle client-side compression of requests such as POST'ed formdata?

Which browsers handle client-side compression of requests, such as "multipart/form-data" transmitted by the client to the server via HTTP POST ? The HTTP server I am trying to get this working with ...
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who defines SOAP protocol?

A further follow up of my earlier question: Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications? so I understand that SOAP is an application layer messaging ...
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Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications?

From what I have understood from browsing internet, SOAP is an application level protocol. If this is the case, then can I safely assume that all that happens thru/over browser (which uses HTTP ...
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What do the browser performance acronyms “HRBR” “TTFCP” & “RTT” mean?

They're used in this article on resource hints: https://medium.com/reloading/a-link-rel-preload-analysis-from-the-chrome-data-saver-team-5edf54b08715 I can't find then used anywhere else though, nor ...
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What is a “top-level” in web in general?

If I'm not wrong, a "top-level" is a browser window; or shall I say a "browser-window object", which parents the "document object" which parents "head" and "body" HTML objects (and so forth). Am I ...
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HTTP/2.0 loads resources in parallel, will that change dependency order of CSS and JS in my HTML source code?

I'm willing to use HTTP/2.0 on my apache server. I'm using apache over HTTP/1.1 and I have structured my site like this : <head> sharedJS.js 1.js 2.js sharedCSS.css 1.css 2.css </head> ...
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Comparing Page Load Time

How can I save (for a later use in comparison) the page load results totals in chrome`s network panel. The totals are displayed on the status bar but I didnt find a way to save it. Is there a better ...
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Do Google and others care how much CPU/GPU is used by the web browser to render a webpage?

Let's say that I have a hypothetical webpage: I have an absolutely positioned HTML5 <video> tag that is set to automatically play. It is sized to occupy the entire browser window and ...
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GDPR & Outdated Browsers

So as a web developer we are always asked to support the old browsers for the potential that someone may fire up a decade old computer and visit our sites. However with GDPR now in place I wonder if ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

I am making a site with privacy as one of its main topics. Subsequently, we want to make privacy a concern, by minimizing privacy violations for visitors of my site. (In this crazy world that is the ...
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Are resized browser windows a real-world use case?

I'm working on the styling of a site that uses bootstrap 3. The front-end is not my strong suit, and my role is cleaning up small issues. I develop my work on a desktop at full-width. We're using the ...
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How many concurrent HTTP connections from a single tab do modern browsers support?

I'm trying to figure out how many concurrent HTTP connections from a single tab modern browsers support. I've found old sources saying 10 for Chrome and 17 for Firefox I'm confused by this because ...
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Google Analytics: how to consolidate browser counts by major version number?

In the question "Google Analytics - How to See More Detailed Browser and OS Info at Same Time?" the top answer concludes with 'I really wish that Google Analytics had a "Browser and major version" ...
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Omitting “http://www.” from my URL doesn't load the mobile site

I designed and uploaded a site on a mobile format. It shows up fine but ONLY if I type out the http://. The client wants it to be as simple as possible. How can I have it automatically insert ...
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Many websites miss the HTML id or name attributes (no support for fragment URI's), what to do about it?

I like the idea that HTML header elements have the id attribute. It allows to share links with fragments like for example with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragment_identifier#Proposals ...
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Stop my website from redirecting to add a query parameter on first visit

When I type my web page address for the first time in a new browser, the address is automatically added by some strange suffix. e.g. www.example.com automatically become: www.example.com/?i=1 ...
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Why doesn't Edge/16.17025 send referrers?

Does anyone know why Edge/16.17025 wouldn't send referrers? Are there any registry keys or options to control this? There are meta tags on the page that have Referrer-Policy set to unsafe-url and ...
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Desktop angularjs website not opening on uc browser [closed]

I have built a desktop site on angularjs.The problem i am facing is that i am not able to open it on uc browser on mobile.Is there any way to debug this issue ?
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Redirecting FTP Browser Requests to HTTP

Is there - and if yes, what is it - a solution to the following task: I want to redirect browser requests targeting ftp://www.example.net to http://www.example.com I am aware that ftp:// is ...
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An alternate way to access adsense

I haven't accessed adsense in a long time until just now. I was able to login however I could not see my earnings, nor do anything to my account. I tested it in opera 11.64 and received this error ...
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Why clients might send unsanctioned requests (i.e. where did this POST come from?)

I've been building web apps for awhile, and while I'm quite aware that this is the Internet and your server has to be ready for anything, by and large humans using browsers make the HTTP requests you ...
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Auto open fullscreen on another monitor

I have been asked by a local company to build an internal system using asp (as all their databases are msAccess and they are not interested in changing). At the moment they are having to visit two ...
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Why is my site getting requests for URLs converted to lowercase?

On my sites I am seeing requests for what would be valid URLs, but with the path converted to lowercase. For example, a valid URL is example.com/some-product-CAT12P0.html. In my Apache logs I'm ...
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Seeing data sent by the browser without firebug [closed]

is there any way to see the data sent by the browser without firebug? Some other tool? I need to see which data is sent by the browser in some websites and the firebug console sometimes is blank. I've ...
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New Relic and Google Analytics browser stat discrepency

I'm tracking a client website with both Google Analytics and New Relic. There's a bit of discrepency between the browser usage though (i think). Google Analytics reports Chrome as top used browser, ...
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How to decide which browsers to support?

I have to make recommendations to a team of engineers about which (IE) browsers to support and which to drop. Analytics shows that over one year, IE6 is used in 0.0004% of unique pageviews (2/247K) ...
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Browser's auto request detection with X-Purpose

3 to 4 months ago, I found out that safari/chrome/firefox all have feature that automatically send request with X-Purpose header (with preview value for Safari) to get live thumbnail or top sites ...
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Block inline scripts from executing?

I need to test a page with no scripts running/executing. I've tried NoScript and uBlock but they seem to only stop externally linked scripts from being executed, not those in ... tags. Any ...
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How much recyling CSS makes my website faster?

I'll give you two examples to clarify what I'm trying to say. Example 1: p { font-family: Arial; } #id1 { font-family: Arial; } .class1 { font-family: Arial; } #id2 { font-family: Arial; } ....
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Am I misreading the statistics? (Chrome 71.4% of market share)

I headed over to w3schools to find out how the browser competition looks like at the moment. I was stunned to see that Chrome was reported as 71.4 percent. That seems incredibly high even considering ...
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Why cannot I reproduce Confirm form resubmission scenario?

I have the following code, which is just a simple HTML form (POST method). I have tried to get the "Confirm form resubmission" message of the browser, by sending the form, hitting browser's back ...
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Can browser vulnerabilities effect wesbite security?

Can browser vulnerabilities lead to problems with a website Security? Let's say that I have a website that is globally accessed. Can an old browser having vulnerabilities be trouble for my website ...
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is it possible to get a IMAGE from chrome theme.?

I downloaded a theme form extension of the chrome browser. My Question is is it possible to find the background image in Local Disks??
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View SSL Certificate from Hyperlink (HREF)

As you know the likes SSL enabled websites is on the increase, mainly because Google is now rewarding sites for being safer to use. Users can view a sites SSL certificate by clicking the secure icon ...
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Is it possible to change from domains to phrases in the URL bar?

You can change a URL like google.com to google.com/test without reloading the page by JavaScript. Is it possible to completely change the URL like from google.com to Welcom.To.The.Website using the ...
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Prevent browser from caching text file

I have a web application that runs on an Apache server on the intranet of an organisation. In this web application there is a JavaScript function that loads a specific text file via JavaScript xhttp =...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

It would be valuable to know what file a browser has found to read to render the home page of domain. I know the browser goes to something like google.com and then starts to look for default file ...
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Can I omit the domain name for href in the HTML base tag?

Currently on my website, I use an HTML base tag to shorten URLs in anchor tags. All URLs on my site belong to one domain. For 100% compliance, I use an absolute URL. for example: <base href="http:/...
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.xyz domain no direct access when accessed from Address Bar in mobile

If I type my site address in my android browser, it simply will redirect to google, but if I do the same to .com domain, it will go directly to the website. Why's google not making a distinction ...
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Is it the responsibility of the web client or server to use the directory index file for the home page?

The Cengage Learning textbook New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013 says this on page IB5: If a URL does not include a filename, many web browsers will load the file that contains the website's ...
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Why some links load in different Facebook browsers on iOS? (Blue vs black header)

So, I've noticed while browsing facebook that some most links that I click on open in the usual Facebook browser, with the blue header, address bar, and footer. But then every once in a while I come ...
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What client on webpagetest.org is equivalent to googlebot client?

I made various speed tests to my website via webpagetest.org and I used a mobile network in California (which I believe is the closest one to google) to measure the speed of my site. It reports the ...
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How should the back button behave when a site is built with AJAX and JavaScript?

I have made several websites and web applications, and still not sure of what the behaviour of the browser's back button should be. In some cases where AJAX and JavaScript technology is used, hitting ...