Web Browsers





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OS: Windows 10. I believe version 1803 or 1809.
Browser: Chrome Enterprise
Problem: A website times out, and forces the user to go back to the login screen after a period of time; I believe this behavior is by design.
Proposal: Find a Chrome Extension that will keep the website active while the user is working on another application or steps away from their desk.
Or find a program similar to the ones used to keep the screen saver from activating.
We have a small annoying issue with location detection for some of our remote office workers when using google chrome.  For some reason this site only (no DNS servers on site) are picking up an old location but the location appears to tally with AD site and services.  
The other two sites (with DNS Servers local) are picking up differing locations.

Bing works fine.

Ideas as to whether this is DNS, Web filtering, AD sites and services or simply google?

I am getting the following error while opening a url in chrome on my mac
Sometime back it was opening properly
I tried it in other browsers and in cognito mode.
But still the same error.

How can i resolve this ? I am not sure whether its a system fault or website

some sites (doordash.com) open to a blank page now with no message at all just a blank page.  i am running windows xp on chrome browser Version 49.0.2623.112 m.  if i open the page in firefox the it displays fine.  if i open it on another computer (windows 7 or 10) with chrome it opens fine.  im looking for a setting in chrome that will allow me to still open https sites such as the aformentioned for now.  is this setting or trick out there?  please dont tell me to update windows version as i know that will solve this.  thanks :-)
There is a web page which is playing the video in a flash player. I downloaded the swf file from the webpage.
How can i convert it to mp4.
or is it enough to download the video.

Or is there any other thing i should look for in the webpage like in the network tab etc.
Our environment is Wyse thin clients connecting to an RDS 2012R2 Farm.  The default web browser is IE11. We have a site which won't work with IE so we need to install Chrome. We would like to not present it to users but rather have a shortcut call Chrome which will call the site.

How can we go about that?
Exchange version: Exchange online.

We have a transport rule configured to prepend a disclaimer message to all external mail. It works fine in IE, Edge, Firefox, and the Outlook client - but in Chrome, if the incoming message is less than 6 characters, it wraps around the right side of the disclaimer box (see image). It only does this in chrome. I think it's something to do with the HTML code used for the disclaimer but not sure what exactly it would be. Here's the HTML for the disclaimer:

​<table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=left width=`"100%`" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0cm;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-table-lspace:2.25pt;mso-table-rspace:2.25pt;mso-table-anchor-vertical:paragraph;mso-table-anchor-horizontal:column;mso-table-left:left;mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'>  <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'><td style='background:#910A19;padding:5.25pt 1.5pt 5.25pt 1.5pt'></td><td width=`"100%`" style='width:100.0%;background:#FDF2F4;padding:5.25pt 3.75pt 5.25pt 11.25pt; word-wrap:break-word' cellpadding=`"7px 5px 7px 15px`" color=`"#212121`"><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-element:frame;mso-element-frame-hspace:2.25pt; mso-element-wrap:around;mso-element-anchor-vertical:paragraph;mso-element-anchor-horizontal: column;mso-height-rule:exactly'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: `"Segoe UI`",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:`"Times New Roman`";color:#212121'><b>CAUTION: External 

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We have images that are encrypted on our LAN.  I've built a process to pull and decrypt the images.   I then have a web page that will display the images to the user who requested this.  All this works fine in IE 11 (I haven't tried Edge because we are still on Win 7).  Now people are asking for it to work in Chrome and FireFox, where it is not working.  The code that is streaming the image is this:

        Dim bt As Byte() = pfile.FileArray
        Response.ContentType = "image/tiff"
        Response.AppendHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*")
        'Response.AppendHeader("access-control-allow-credentials", "true")
            Response.BinaryWrite(deen.DeCrypt(bt, BuildEncKey(LocalFC))) 'This is decrypting and streaming the file (again, works in IE 11)
        End Try

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On the page displaying the images, I tried hard coding a call in an image tag tag:

        <img id="tstimg" src="http://mysvr/pullfiles/pullfiles_encimg.aspx?kc=2573863&ekc=3c4c71f8e459d3ed2529c6a05b90956e&ob=028364&rand=20190604083928928" />

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But this just shows a broken image in Chrome and Firefox.  My end goal will be setting the URL for the images through JavaScript

                myImg = new Image();
                myImg.src = res[idx].img1;  //A URL like the one in the above img tag
                myImg1 = new Image();
                if (res[idx].img2 != '')
                    myImg1.src = res[idx].img2;  //A URL like the one in the above img tag
                myImg2 = new Image();
                if (res[idx].img3 != '')
                    myImg2.src = res[idx].img3;  //A URL like the one in the above img tag

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The above javascript is already in my code and it isn't working in Chrome or FireFox either.  So the ultimate question here is how do I stream the image from my server to Chrome and FireFox?  I really don't want to have to save the decrypted images locally (kind of defeats the purpose of encrypting the image if I end up having a decrypted version sitting on the server).
i use google chrome in ubuntu.  i accidentally gave permission to a site that i should not have.  they changed my homepage.  how do i take their permission away?
Hello Guys,

I developed a simple project where I embebed an IE into a panel, it is ok so far.
I have two problems with my small project:

1) left and top of my IE created into a panel, I can't set it to left=0 and top = 0
2) I would like to have my IE created into my panel without any borderstyle. For this, I tried that command:
SetWindowLong(ie.Handle,GWL_STYLE,  GetWindowLong(ie.Handle,GWL_STYLE) and (not WS_CAPTION) or WS_THICKFRAME);

But I haven't had any success yet.
the project has only one unit.pas and you can open it in any Delphi version. I use Delphi 2007.

After opening the project, click on the button Browse, it will create a IE into panel1, there is another button named "Mostra Pn" where a panel3 will hide or not and the IE in panel1 should resize automatically.

my code
procedure TForm1.BitBtn1Click(Sender: TObject);
  ie := CreateOleObject('InternetExplorer.Application');
  windows.setparent(ie.hwnd, panel1.handle);

  ie.MenuBar := False;
  ie.AddressBar := False;
  ie.Resizable := false;
  ie.StatusBar := True;
  ie.ToolBar := 0;

  ie.top    := 0;
  ie.left   := 0;
  ie.Width  := panel1.Width;
  ie.Height := panel1.Height+27;

  ie.visible := True;
// SetWindowLong(ie.Handle,GWL_STYLE,  GetWindowLong(ie.Handle,GWL_STYLE) and (not WS_CAPTION) or WS_THICKFRAME);  // I 

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I am having issues with Google Chrome browser. It locks up and I get "not responding" etc. top left. I downloaded the latest version and the problem persist.
I have Windows 10 and Chrome worked great with Windows 7 and Vista. Is Microsoft involved in any way since Google is one of their enemies?
Hi Web Design Experts,

Please have a look at this webpage I’ve been cutting down (simplfying) to demonstrate my problem:
Try zooming in and out, especially in Chrome.

In Chrome, with most zoom levels the fields start wrapping messily when we get to the dropdown fields (see attachment).
In Chrome with a few zoom levels, and in Firefox & IE with most zoom levels, the fields look tidy (see attached).

Any ideas what the cause of the wrapping problem is and how to fix it, please?

Note: The CSS I’ve included in the <head> is a cut down version of a 3 column responsive layout (3 fields (the label, input box & checkbox, per column)).

Here's the code if you prefer this to viewing the source at the above link:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang=en-NZ>
                body, textarea, select, input
                        font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif, Arial, Tahoma;
                        font-size: small;
                        background: #EEE;

                * { box-sizing: border-box }

                /* Create 3 equal columns that floats next to each other */
                .column {
                        float: left;
                        width: 33%;
                        padding: 0;

                .label {
                        float: left;
                        text-align: right;

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I am running Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop.   I use both Microsoft Edge and Chrome (each having certain benefits, and neither having everything I want).  The one thing I would like to "fix" in Edge is that it doesn't remember my Google login information, and I need to type it in every time I go to my Google account.  Chrome does remember.  Is there a setting in Edge that will enable it to remember my login information?

Thanks,  Phil
I have COMODO Internet Security Premium installed in my computer.  Every time I run Google Chrome i get the below message.  Why Chrome needs to run CMD command every time I enter Chrome (seems that comodo contains it's execution maybe?)

I know I can hide or "dont isolate anymore" and that will do with the message.  But why chrome runs the cmd command?
when I install adblock or disconnect for Facebook to my chrome browser, ever site I go to shows blocked ads, even the one I manage that has no ads showing (https://www.magickitchen.com). Why is that? What's it seeing that's reading as an ad?
Hi Experts,

how can I handle chrome HTTP basic authentication through selenium in c#. Attaching a screen shot where it is asking for the username n password but selenium does not appears any control over this neither I am able to click on cancel button through selenium.

How could I get rid of this using c# in selenium. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Hi experts,

Selenium, Chrome Browser, C#, nUnit:

My scenario is ::
1. I need to login to my application ( chrome browser), process Test Case.
2. Logout, close browser window
3. Open new chrome window.
4. Re-launch the browser with the same URL
5. Login again with different user6. process test cases
6. Logout.

What I am doing:
When I close browser and launched new URL and tries to login with different credentials I get the below error:

Getting this exception:
"invalid session id\n  (Driver info: chromedriver=74.0.3729.6 (255758eccf3d244491b8a1317aa76e1ce10d57e9-refs/branch-heads/3729@{#29}),platform=Windows NT 10.0.17134 x86_64)"

Please help.
I use Azure DevOps.  I also use Google Chrome.  How do I setup a way when I start typing in my Chrome address bar the search will know to use Azure in the results?


Someone tells me there is a bug number 72332 so I go to Chrome and start typing 'Azure' and then the browser knows to search in Azure the number I type in the address bar?

I went to Chrome's chrome://settings/searchEngines but I don't know what to put in the URL field to get the search to pull up the exact ticket after I type 'Azure ###'.
When we try to see street view of Google maps we are getting "server error, try later." That's been the result 3 days in a row. We have Windows 10 and tried with FF and Chrome. Thanks.
Looking for a web browser based solution to connect to a remote computer.  I have a family member in another state (who is elderly and tech challenged) for which I need to connect to her computer for support reasons.  I normally would use TeamViewer but the process to get it installed on that machine will be confusing her ... even loading up the TeamViewer Quick Start application.  They just don't read the screens like we do ... and once the process leave the browser they will be lost having to find the download and start it running.  

There used to be a web browser application called join.me where all the host had to do was type join.me in the browser address bar and a prompt would be presented with two options ... Share or Join.  They would click Share and a password would be generated that they would give to the person trying to connect with their computer.  I would put in the password on the Join side of my browser app and then you could share screens.  

Looks like this application has changed now and it will require a lot more configuration on the host end such as setup to Host a meeting then invite others to Join which will present the same problems as stated above.   Does anyone know of a simple way I can connect remotely to that computer that will not present some problems for someone who is computer challanged???  I only need it for this one time as once connected, I will install TeamViewer with a Shortcut on the Desktop so that all they have to do is click on …
The chrome browser on my Windows 10 machine somtimes dies and when I check on it using task manager it is listed as a suspended task. In this state, it can't be killed. So Chrome is stuck dead until reboot.

I've developed an ugly work around by switching to another user and logging out of the hung user so that I can restart chrome without having to totally restart. However, this is not a good solution.

I have started using Firefox as my main browser but I would like to correct this problem with Chrome.
When I open Google Chrome sometimes it opens in a large fashion as seen in screen capture one then when I hit F5 refresh then it goes back to normal appearance at the font zoom that I have it set at which is 125%. It is updated. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it nothing worked. Any solution. It is very annoying . Most of the time it opens large then after refresh it is viewed as normal. Thank you.

Chrome Abnormal Zoom 125% Before F5.png

Chrome Normal Zoom 125% After F5.png
I want to post a MP3 file on my asp.net website.  I am using vb.net.   When the user clicks on the file I need it to play.  One option I tried was to just put a hyperlink to the file.  On edge and chrome it works fine but in IE it asks to download or run.   I need the file to play without asking to download or run.    Any help would be appreciated.

thank you
After Microsoft ran an update last week, my internet upload speed (per spectrum.com/speedtest) declined from 11.x to 9.x. Yesterday,, Microsoft reverted me to the restore-point before the update was run. I tried disabling all Chrome extensions, but that action did not help. Spectrum (my ISP) has not found any issues.

At present time, Microsoft Edge is 11.x and Chrome 9.x.  I'm pretty sure Microsoft uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome.

I need to be using Chrome for my day-to-day work.

PS-Internet Explorer exhibits similar slowness.

Any hints on resolving this issue?
One of our users has a personal Macintosh computer that can't access any regular external Web sites when on our corporate network.

In Safari, she gets the message:

Access Denied.
Access control configuration prevents your request from being allowed at this time. Please contact your service provider if you feel this is incorrect.

Other browsers produce a similar result.
Ping and DNS resolution work when the computer is connected to the corporate network.

The computer works can access Web sites normally when on a non-corporate network.

All other Macs on the network function corectly. We don't use a proxy server.

Panda antimalware turned off.

Any thoughts?


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.