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Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.

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How can I keep Chrome to stay at 125% instead of seemingly changing at random to 25% ?  Windows 10, Dell M4800 Laptop. New Nvidia driver. ( Had same  problem before new driver also.)
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I just had to do a system restore, and reinstalled Chrome. Everything went smoothly and it even "saw" the tabs I has saved for the top of the home page.

But now, when I click on the shortcut to open the browser, when it opens, the message appears, saying "Google is not your browser of choice" (or whatever the exact words are),  and also displays what appears to be a link to click on set it as my go-to browser. I have clicked on that, but it still keeps appearing pretty much every time I open the thing.  

What is this and how do I set it to avoid this repetition?
I have heard that it is near impossible to clear Chrome browsing history. What is the best solution? I am not against paying for a utility that will accomplish this task if it is something that takes many steps to perform manually. NOTE: I will NOT be able to reply to this question for perhaps two days so please don't get upset if I don't reply in a "timely manner".
Hi All,

A company has provided us with a website for collecting data which is confidential.  The users  typically want the websites session to stay active for up to 1 hour of inactivity so they can leave and return as they please without losing their progress, but IT security want this to be 10 minutes... both are valid and understandable.

Most PC's have a screen lock of 10-15 minutes and will enable users to log back in and continue with their web session without losing data. We also have shared PC's that do not lock and I am looking for ideas of how we can adjust the times the session logs off locally or if this is possible at all?

Each computer have IE11 and Chrome installed

The risks are if the timeout is too long we have a data breach and if too short the system will not get used.
Is it possible to store a video locally in the browser for repeat playback?

I have a screen that is on a mobile connection that serves video ads.  Most of the videos are the same, but at different points in the day videos are changed.  It currently is hitting an html5 page I have setup, but each time the video plays it re-downloads the file, is there a way if it's the same video to play it from local storage vs redownloading?
I’ve surfed the internet for a while trying to find a way of exporting Chrome’s passwords.
I’ve done each of the settings from this website, http://techdows.com/2016/08/google-chrome-built-in-passwords-import-and-export-feature.html, but no luck.

I am logged in as the Administrator

I able to create the csv file, but the csv continues to be blank no matter what I try. This seems to be a known problem looking over the internet.

I am using the most up to date version of Chrome, and I have tried the Chrome beta version as suggested on other websites, both still export no data at all to the csv file.

I have tried saving the csv file to xls, but being there is nothing in the csv file to save, the xls is blank too.

I am not sure if backing up the user data folder from Chrome, uninstall/reinstall Chrome, copy over the user data folder, and then try to export the passwords. I know copying the user data folder includes bookmarks, but I am not sure if that folder includes passwords.

This is something great about FireFox is MozBackup. Using MozBackup you can easily export/import logins, passwords, etc.

I would think there has to be something like MozBackup, but of all the internet surfing I have done there seems to be nothing like MozBackup for Chrome.

I am trying to do this for people at work who do not want to use FireFox.

Anyone know a fix or another way to export/import Chrome logins/passwords?

Im currently testing the following Group Policy from the Chrome admx Template.
This policy should deactivate or activate the Website Isolation setting for Chrome. The Registry key is changed / applied but it has
no effect in the Chrome settings. I tried it in User and Computer Configuration and with restart.
Has anyone else tried to apply this setting and experience the same issue or has any idea what could be the problem?

Enable Site Isolation for every site

Data type:
    Boolean [Windows:REG_DWORD]
Windows registry location for Windows clients:
Windows registry location for Google Chrome OS clients:
Mac/Linux preference name:
Supported on:

        Google Chrome (Linux, Mac, Windows) since version 63
        Google Chrome OS (Google Chrome OS) since version 63

Supported features:
    Dynamic Policy Refresh: No, Per Profile: No

    NOTE: This policy is experimental and may break functionality! You might want to look at the IsolateOrigins policy setting to get the best of both worlds, isolation and limited impact for users, by using IsolateOrigins with a list of the sites you want to isolate. This setting, SitePerProcess, isolates all sites. If the policy is enabled, each site will run in its own process. If the policy is disabled, the pre-Site Isolation process management logic will take effect. …
desktop computer

If the time is not right then I get ssl warnings with every browser
No connection to google earth pro

I try in ie, firefox, chrome

experts-exchange looks different

does not matter for me if time is correct

We have an inhouse developed WEB app (accessible from internal and external) which runs scripts when users click a report button and select date field.

In Chrome, users see a security warning "This page is trying to load scripts from unauthentication sources" - Plesae see attached.

In IE, I see similar script warning.  

I have realized if I go to IE options>Internet zone>misc and allow "Display Mixed Content", the message will be bypassed.

Is there another setting I should look at besides making that change in internet zone and make the browser safer?

I need to make the similar setting in Chrome.

In the end, I will need to use a GPO to tweak that browser setting for the users.

Hi all :)

I have a weird problem with chrome on a users PC.

When they open a new tab the annoying "recent sites" thumbnails appears however they are NOT any sites the user has been to plus when I hover over one no X appears at the top right so it is not possible to clear/delete it.

What could be causing this weird behaviour?

I have completely removed and reinstalled chrome but get the same behaviour.

I have attached a screenshot of the problem.

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A Yahoo user has reported that ever since the Yahoo website change around Christmas he has lost all of his contacts and notes.

I have verified that his contacts and notes are both empty.

What do we need to do to get his contacts and notes back within Yahoo? He reports that he has 10 years worth of data stored within the Yahoo contacts and notes and we can't afford to loose this data.
Yahoo recently changed their website layout and now several of my customers are unable to locate their Notes & Contacts within the new Yahoo.com website.

Where have these things gone or what is the process to locate them?
When I print from Microsoft Edge, I prefer enabling Headers/footers and two-sided printing, per the below. (Apologies for the less-than-stellar screenshot, feel free to click on it for better display. :) )

 MS Edge Printer Settings - Hoping this one displays better.
Is there a way to save these preferences so I don't have to reactivate them each time?

When downloading a PDF from any sites, Firefox (57.0.4 32 bit) does not recognize it as a pdf, but as a file with no extension.
This means that I have to open the download folder, and open the file, answer the question about the association and then finally view the PDF.
In the past, the file would auto open, or, at worse, click on the downloaded file.

Anyone have any suggestions, work around?
please advise
has anyone tried "speech recognition anywhere" from the chrome store?
Good morning to whom this may concern,

We're currently in the process of upgrading our users OS from Win 7 to Win 10.
Some users have reported that when they've attempted to print images or documents from Microsoft Edge, or images from Photos on their system, the print option on their system is fine. However, when they go over to one of the network printers (Canon C5250i), nothing appears.
Other web browsers work fine (IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari) and also users who still have Windows Photo Viewer installed on their system, are able to print from that.
I've done a test print to a local printer, from Edge and Photos, but they seem to print fine.

Has anyone else experienced this issue, and how they were able to resolve this?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Hello All,

Please help me what little awkward issue .
On newly build windows server 2016  , I am unable to browse any site properly.
Like i tried to download google chrome , after click on download button many time  download not started .
Note : Security setting of IE permitted file download.
2nd my corporate URL was getting open but it was little gray-out so i can not entry my user name/password
URL seems to little freeze /gray-out  
I have applied the security patches & rebooted the machine but still same issue.

Please help me on this issue.
Hello All

I am looking help to upgrade IE 8 to IE9 on window 2008R2. I tried MS link but seem this link not working properly  & its not downloading the file.


If i am trying to upgrade IE8 with IE 10 then prerequisite require IE9.

If upgrade not working... is there any ways to uninstall the IE8 and install IE 9/10

Plz help
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I'm trying to understand some unexpected behaviour here, I know that an AJAX could be a solution to resolve it but that does not help me understand this behaviour, so I'm looking for an answer to that. Can anyone help me?

I came accross the below issue:

1: user clicks a button
2: a js function is called to check the input of the form field and if accepted will submit the form to save_to_db.php in an iframe.
3: in the iframe, save_to_db.php will save the form details to the db and calls another js function that updates the contents of html elements on the current page showing the latest status.

This used to work without any issues (and still does in most browsers).

But now in Chrome Mobile browser version 63.0.3239 somehow every link a user clicks after they clicked the button, will load to save_to_db.php (the form action of the button) instead of the link that is clicked.

Has anyone noticed this or similiar behaviour or does anyone know why this happens?
We have a page that loads a bunch of 3rd party pixels in an iFrame. A member of the IT team complained that one of these pixels is taking a very long time to load, which it is. He said it is slowing down our website. The pixels all run in an iframe container, so this shouldn't impact the speed of the parent page at all, should it? I've been looking for documentation on the web to prove this but haven't found any yet. Am I correct and if so any URLs to supporting data would be appreciated.

I want to log into a website using a username and password, so I copied the following code and executed. In result the webpage is opening but its not logging into the webpage and getting the following error.

Any suggestions?

$ie = New-Object -com InternetExplorer.Application 
while($ie.ReadyState -ne 4) {start-sleep -m 500} 
$ie.Document.getElementById("ctl00_username").value = "abcdef" 
$ie.Document.getElementById("ctl00_password").value = "123456" 
start-sleep 20 
$ie.Document.body | Out-File -FilePath C:\Users\averm\Documents\adi\test\web123.txt 

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Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020101
At line:7 char:1
+ $ie.Document.getElementById("ctl00_usernamerequiredvalidator").value  ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020101
At line:8 char:1
+ $ie.Document.getElementById("ctl00_passwordrequiredvalidator").value  ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020101
At line:9 char:1
+ $ie.Document.getElementById("ctl00_login").click()
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException

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Hello Experts - I am running Server 2008 R2 with Office 2007 and IE8.  I need to upgrade to IE11 as some of the third party sites we work with are no longer compatible with IE8-IE10.

I have an Access application that currently works extremely well retrieving files from IE8, however, when I try to use this with IE11 the Open/Save/Save As bar at the bottom is a problem.

If I am retrieving a file that has a direct url to the file that includes a .xls file extension, then the file will open without the download bar.  If I am in a site and the application navigates to a url that does not have a .xls file extension included, or one that is for a file type other than pdf or xls, or one that is within a site that requires a login first to download the file, then the download bar appears.

Direct URL w/File Extension Example - http://www.plazahomemortgage.com/Documents/Rates/Plaza_JAX_Rates.xls
URL w/o File Extension Example - http://h2o.caliberdirect.com/Utilities/PublicOpenDocument.aspx?c=ICAgICAgNzcyNUBAMTNAQDU2QEAxMAAA

I have tried several different solutions for editing the registry, but I am either doing it wrong, or it isn't working.

I can run this same Access application on a Windows 10/Office 2016/IE11 setup and the download bar does not appear.

Switching to Chrome/Selenium is not an option; I don't have time to learn Selenium right now, and the Security Team won't approve Selenium for install.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Hello everybody,

I often get the message "Microsoft.com is not responding" when using Edge while the exact same page opens fine on Firefox and Chrome. Do you have any ideas? I am running Windows 10 (1703 OS build 15063.786) and Edge 40.15063.674.

Thank you in advance

we have an application which requires the default browser to be Google Chrome but we have links which are sent which need to be opened in IE because they are clickonce applications.

i can install extensions onto everyone google chrome to allow this to work but we are a large company and i don't fancy installing 3rd party extensions onto each PC as a solution when they could become redundant and stop working after a period of time.

regardless i am trying to get link 1 to go to IE and link 2 to go to Chrome regardless where on the system it is clicked, for example (desktop, within an email or on the application itself).

example a: https://website.live.com:5443/main/(ending will be different so this needs to be a wilcard) to go to Chrome
example b: https://website.live.com:5443/client/runtime/(ending will be different so this needs to be a wilcard) to go to IE

please advise how this can be achieved.

Web Browsers





Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.