Questions tagged [web-browser]

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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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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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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Persistent highlight text on page

I read a lot of one-page documentations, which can span many 'ordinary' pages. I want a way to highlight the bits I have read so I can quickly go on to the bits I haven't read. For example, I would ...
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Secure and private web browser for OS X [closed]

Normally I am a Linux user and I am using Palemoon as my primary internet browser there. Previous to that I was a sworn Firefox Nightly user but since Microsoft has intervened and Mozilla decided to ...
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Activating submit element in a form at a specified time

Lets say i want to submit a question to here sharply at 01:42:36:586 with the orange "post your question" button. How do i do this ? Do i need to know javascript and how to interact with apis ? Or is ...
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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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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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Running userscripts in Android

What software will allow me to run userscripts in Android? I like using Chrome, so if there is a Chrome-for-Android extension that allows userscripts that would be great, but if you know of a ...
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Android browser which is always in Readable view

I'd like to browse the internet from a Readability mode similar to what Readability/Instapaper achieve without creating 'reading lists' from the browser, but instead going to any site will ...
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Chrome/Firefox extension for screenshots that are wrapped in a browser window

We're currently developing a SaaS platform. Part of showcasing our product is publishing and editing a lot of website screenshots. Is there a plugin / extension or even an external app that can ...
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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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How browsers support PDF viewing and which ones [closed]

I use chrome and I can view PDF URLs in my browsers as PDF file. I would like to know if this is something that chrome natively supports or is it because of the adobe plugin? I basically need to ...
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Software that plays .m3u8 stream file over VPN on ASP.NET web page

I have a GoPro Hero 3+. After some hacking, I can do a live view stream via VLC Player (after setting it on loop). However, I want to add a live stream to my ASP.NET web page (C#). I've tried a few ...
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Browser extension to bind clicking on an item of the page to a keyboard shortcut

I am looking for a browser extension (Chrome if possible) to spot bind clicking on an item of the page to a keyboard shortcut. E.g. when browsing a thread on Stack Exchange, I would like to bind the ...
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Secure internet browsing

I took a job that requires me to browse various websites without an adblocker and also have to visit potentially dangerous websites. Since these tasks are performed on my mainrig I want to be sure I'm ...
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Browser extension to spot "low-reputation" Amazon reviewers

I am looking for a browser extension (Chrome if possible) to spot "low-reputation" Amazon reviewers. The reputation could be defined in any sensible way, e.g. the number of upvotes they receive on ...
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Software to view a list of resources used by a site (images, videos, scripts, etc)

A while ago I run into a program which allowed to see a list of all the resources used by a site (images, icons, videos, files, scripts, anything). You could see the folder structure and upon ...
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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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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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Adblocker that still helps the sites I visit?

Is there any Adblock Plus like tool, that would display ads as far as the server side of things is concerned, but would hide them clientside so I don't have to look at them? Is it possible a program ...
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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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Tool to maximize Google Chrome (or any software) and not allow it to be minimzed

A while back I asked a question dealing with my classroom and some software recommendations for an NTP server. Now, I'm back at it again with another question regarding my classroom: I created an ...
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Extension to turn off the lights to any webpage element

When reading news articles, I'd like to hide all those sidebars and other items that scream for attention, I mean, to make everything black on the webpage except the block of text that I'm interested. ...
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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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Alternate video player for browsers

Is there any way to have a video player such as VLC replace the built-in player that exists within web browsers for HTML5 content? I would like to be able to watch YouTube (and preferably also other ...
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Browser with extensive caching options or add-on

Is there any browser, or add-on/extension for a browser that would let me cache content? To clarify, I know most browsers already do cache content to an extent, however I am looking for something ...
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Check cross-browser compatibility

I'm looking for a tool that gives me the ability to verify if my code works or not in other browsers (all?). My problem is, I work with Macintosh (Mac / OS-X (Mavericks+)), and software like Ghostlab ...
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Preventing ad agencies and social media sites from tracking me across the web

I want to disable common forms of third-party tracking on websites. I currently block third-party cookies and use browser extensions to prevent some intrusive behavior. Disconnect blocks most trackers,...
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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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Basic server GUI through web browser

Question Does there exist a PHP project that allows you to through a website: Browse through a specific directory on a server Upload and download files Run scripts on the server I want it to be as ...
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Lightweight and fast Browser for Windows 7 [closed]

I'm using Windows 7 64 Bit OS with 4GB RAM. I had tried all the major browsers, I don't want to install all browsers instead I want the one which is best for me. My Mozilla Firefox is using 450 MB ...
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Are there tools I can use to get an automated javascript profile of an automated test?

I want to create tests for example using selenium to go to a website and do various tasks there. Then I want to be able to have a javascript cpu profile, or a performance report once the test ...
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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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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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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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Software/Plugin to track browser history

Is there any kind of software/plugin which keeps records of any browser history, though browser history is deleted? Or any kinda thing which mail me the browsing history? I want it as no end user can ...
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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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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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Tweak Flash videos aspect ratio

I need to use a browser add-on or any other software that can modify the aspect ratio of Flash videos. I would like it to be Linux compatible, but I'm interested in Windows software too. Here is the ...
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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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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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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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In-browser filesystem

Looking for a solid filesystem implementation that works with Safari and Chrome. My ideal API looks like shelljs: // write 'hello world'.to('greeting.txt'); // read var str = cat('greeting.txt'); ...
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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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Software to combine Springpad with Firefox/Chrome

I am using Springpad to organize my notes and bookmarks. However, I’d like to combine the collected bookmarks in Springpad with Firefox/Chrome, to be displayed in the bookmarks bar. Use cases: ...
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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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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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Browser extension to disable the pop-up window when I click on a Google +1

I'm annoyed by the pop-up window that appears whenever I click on a Google +1: I am looking for a browser extension (ideally Chrome) to disable the pop-up window when I click on a Google +1.
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Browser extension to increase the display density on SE meta (and any other SE having the new design)

Some Stack Exchange websites have a new design, which I don't like as it wastes too much space of my screen, which decreases my productivity. Unfortunately, StackExchange provides no option to revert ...
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Program / browser extension to analyze the impact of each browser extension on Gmail loading time

I am looking for a program or browser extension that can analyze the impact of each browser extension on loading time of the Gmail interface, preferably in Google Chrome and supporting Windows 7.

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