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Web browser software and web browser add-ons. If you are specifically looking for a Firefox or Chrome add-on/extension/plugin, use the tag [firefox] or [chrome] instead.

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'Modern' browser that will work in Windows 98SE

I have a little Windows 98SE virtual machine I run as a curiosity. I occasionally need to/want to download software to test on it, but the version of IE on it has trouble rendering many modern sites ...
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Text based browser that runs JavaScript

I am searching for a text browser running JavaScript. It should be compatible with Linux platform. Other features: run JavaScript (this is the most important) minor CSS rendering (text colors, ...
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Is there a browser which supports isolating tabs?

Is there a browser (or browser-add-on-combination) which allows to completely isolate each tab from each other/put each one in a separate session? In more detail: not just separate cookies but also ...
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Extensions that blocks ability to click on ads

While I am not fond of ads on a webpage, I don't mind them just being there. But I don't like it when I accidentally click on ads and then a billion webpages open up. What I am looking for is an ...
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Does any other browser offer Firefox's Tree Style Tab feature?

The Firefox add-on Tree Style Tab allows hierarchical tab ordering. Does any other main browser have such a feature or provide an extension for it?
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Browser with lowest CPU / memory usage

Could you suggest me browser with lowest CPU / memory usage? Requirements: I need to open many tabs (30-40) Close/open tabs over and over again Flash/JavaScript not needed Images not really needed ...
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Web browser that can view page source for Android

I have used Google Chrome, UC Browser, Opera Mini but I haven't found a way to use any of these browsers to view the source of a web page. I need an Android web browser or any other software that can ...
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No-GUI tool to take screenshots of websites

I want to generate screenshots of a lot of webpages, and doing it manually would take too much time. Is there a tool to which I can give a list of URLs (public websites) and it would take screenshots....
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Web-apps recording/replay software

I have been attempting to implement a system with my company that will record data sent over the web and make it possible to make edits to the information and replay it. It will be fine if the ...
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A tool for managing bookmark sets

I have a great collection of various bookmark sets... multiple bookmark files from old Firefox versions, FF at work, at multiple PCs at home, Chrome, IE favorites, plain lists. I'm looking for a tool ...
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'Personal search engine' - Or a slightly more cross-platform alternative to Fetching.io

I came across fetching.io on One Thing Well, and it scratches a pretty big itch I have. In fact, I basically need something identical - that is to say Has a browser extension that keeps track of what ...
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Print the whole webpage in a single image file

Sometime, we encounter a long webpage and at the same time, we need to screenshot. However, it is difficult to screen shot since it is a long webpage and need to screenshot multiple times and later ...
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Automated bookmark merging/synchronization app/addon between multiple instances of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox concurrently

Some of my family members prefer Chrome, some prefer Firefox - but either way I use both at least some of the time since as a web developer I really do have to (and MS IE which I hate); All our ...
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Web browser that consumes minimum data

I currently use Ubuntu 14.04 as primary OS and Windows XP as secondary OS. I am using Mozilla Firefox & sometimes Chromium web browsers. Now I want a web browser that consumes less (minimum) [...
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Live preview / WYSIWYG support (plugin?) for Notepad++?

I'm looking for a way to have a split screen view in Notepad++ where I can be editing my HTML/CSS in one pane/tab and be seeing the live preview of what it would look like in a browser OR simply in ...
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Software (preferably cheap or free) that creates an index / database of every webpage I view online

I often find myself wanting to look up again something that I looked up previously, but I only remember parts of whatever it is. Running the search through the search engine sometimes helps, but when ...
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Force image lazy loading everywhere

Sometimes I open a page with way too many images displayed sequentially (think of a really long blog post with dozens of big images); web pages built like that have some negative impact for the ...
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Chrome/Firefox add-on or bookmarklet that retrieves external comments for a given article URL

Is there any Chrome or Firefox extension or just a bookmarklet that retrieves comments from a hand-picked list of community websites* for a given URL? I would like, when reading an article (or any ...
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Monitor bandwidth used per site

I'm looking for a program or extension that is able to monitor how much bandwidth is used per site browsed. If I visited the same site multiple times in a day, I'd like the total bandwidth used for ...
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Linux text-only web browser that renders images in ASCII art

I remember having seen a screenshot of a Linux terminal-only (text) web browser, like links or lynx, but this one was able to render images (in color) using ASCII art. Unfortunately I don't remember ...
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Software to cloak IP/data while browsing

I'm looking for software or a plugin that is compatible with Google Chrome or Firefox that works in conjunction with Chrome's Incognito mode or Firefox's InPrivate browsing mode so the following is ...
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Browser plugin to suggest words as you type

Is there any browser plugin (doesn't matter which browser, as long as it runs on Windows) that can give you a list of English word suggestions as you type inside a textarea (e.g. like this textarea ...
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A good alternative to Opera 12.17? (with web browsing and native email client)

I am a long time Opera user, and in particular I really enjoyed the integrated mail client. I have managed to successfully migrate all my emails to the "Opera Mail" standalone client released just ...
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Browser extension / userscript to add an icon to itemize a list in an answer or question on Stack Exchange

I sometime wants to copy paste a list to a StackExchange question or answer: Connect to the remote computer with IP address and password. Once connected, press function key F8 and click "Options" ...
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Real user web browsing simulation

I am looking for software (it should not be a plugin for a browser, but a "standalone" application for Windows or Linux) for this: I need to simulate web-browsing of "real" users. It should open a ...
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Minimalist Web browser: No tabs, no plugins, no bookmarks

I'm looking for a minimalist browser (for Windows) to view web apps (web 2.0) pages. Plain render of HTML and JavaScript. No tabs, no plugins, no bookmarks, no menu, no history, just an address bar. ...
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Web-browser for heavy browsing, alternative to Chrome

I'm heavy web user which requires a lot of tabs being opened during my everyday work (>=50-200 tabs). I'm using Google Chrome browser for couple of years and become very slow and an overkill for my ...
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Light stable browser for Windows

I am looking for a Lightweight and stable browser for Windows 10. It should use a minimum of resources with a few windows or tabs, and launch fast. I have tried K-Melon and Midori, but they crashed. ...
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Is there a Chromium/Firefox plugin to tell how many times I visited a website?

I am looking for any Chromium or Firefox extension which gives statistics about which websites you visit. For example, it should show me today from 8:00 to 12:00 PM, how many times I visited face....
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Web browser that creates independent sessions for each new window?

Is there an internet browser for a Windows PC (or can a browser be configured in such a way) where each New Window creates an independent session free of any cookies and such opened in other Windows? ...
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Overlay subtitles over Web videos

I’m looking for a way to overlay subtitles when watching a video on the Web. Features: It should work for every kind of video, no matter which player is used (Flash, HTML5 video, …). It should also ...
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Browser extension for OpenPGP decryption of an e-mail in Gmail

I sometimes received emails on Gmail that people encrypted using my OpenPGP public key. I am looking for a browser extension that can: decrypt e-mails in Gmail using my OpenPGP private key (e.g. ...
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How to sync bookmarks across various browsers on various computers/mobile devices?

I'm looking for an easy way to sync bookmarks between multiple browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge) on multiple Desktop computers (Windows, OSX, Linux) and phones (iOS, ...
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Replacement for XMarks?

I've been using XMarks for a decade, but just received a notification from LastPass that as of May 1, they're discontinuing the service. I'm a web developer, and I rely on bookmarks being synced ...
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Browser plugin to capture markup / DOM

I have a need to capture snapshots of the DOM as I use a web application. If I was using Chrome I could do this through a slow manual process stop what I was doing with the app, open the developer ...
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Translate a web page on Android from / to English

I need a software that can help me translate web pages from English to other languages and from other languages to English. The software should Have a short way of transferring the web page data to ...
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Incognito Android browser

It sounds simple enough - I have some emails which I would not want to be read if someone found my phone, so I get a browser with incognito mode, right? So, after some googling, I chose UC Browser ...
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Maximum security web browser

I recently upgraded Firefox and it screwed up the NoScript UI and greatly increased CPU usage. When I downgraded to an older version, it deleted my Adblock Plus and NoScript installs instead of ...
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Software that automatically downloads videos you're watching

This is a software I used years ago, used to download videos I watch automatically, without clicking anything. It would work in the background and does not slow down the internet. It will capture the ...
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Download Router extension for Firefox web browser

On Chrome, there is an extension called Downloads Router. Looking for something similar for Firefox. The Downloads Router allows you to automatically save your downloads to different folders based on ...
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Task Switcher for Windows & Browser Tabs

Am I the only idiot getting himself muddled up between Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Tab? Where was that thing I was just looking at? Was it a native windows app, or a web app hiding inside one of my browser ...
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Browser plugin to prevent HTML5 videos from autoplaying

A lot of news sites these days have the video automatically play when you go to the page. It used to be fine cause I had Flash only enabled when I click on, but with HTML5, it plays automatically. Is ...
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Save webpages for offline reading on Android

I would like to be able to save webpages to my Android device for offline viewing. I tried a few programs like Offline Browser, but they didn't allow me to view webpages that require authentication. ...
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Is there any extension for Chrome or Firefox to view local folder in thumbnail view?

It’s quite easy to open local picture files with Chrome or Firefox: Right click → Open with …. When I navigate from the address bar into the folder the image is in I get a page like Index of /Users/...
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Solution to search browser-URL-history first before the rest of the WWW

Yesterday I spent a whole day researching a problem I made when setting up a new laptop for Dual Boot with Linux--I deleted a required partition before I created recovery media for a system pre-...
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Block self from reopening timewasting sites for X minutes after they were closed

I am looking for a browser add-on along the lines of Leechblock, to give a timeout from "timewasting" sites (e.g. Facebook, recreational parts of Stack Exchange etc.) for an adjustable amount of time ...
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Firefox or Opera extension to save source file

I'm looking for a Firefox (or Opera) extension that changes the behaviour of Firefox (or Opera) when dragging links to files to Windows Explorer (or a similar program). Let's explain it with a ...
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PixelBlock alternative for Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 57. I'm looking for software that blocks the 1x1 pixels that cause the HTTP{S} fetches that are used to track users. The product I used in the past is called PixelBlock. I searched ...
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Tool to translate Python to JavaScript

I like Python and I want to create software which runs inside a web browser. AFAIK only JavaScript can be executed in a browser. I don't want the user to install a plugin. The server part is already ...
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Browser extensions to custom enhance text information, alternative to "Find in page"

I frequently find myself combing through a number of web pages looking for particular keywords and related topics. I want something better than the browser's "find in page" function (which highlights ...
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