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.

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I need to change chrome "enable native notifications via GPO", can you please guide and let me know which Google Chrome policy should I be looking?
Mac cannot get on web, but can get email.   I tried several browsers and  sarfari wont connect to web.
What are the FaceBook add-ins available. i.e. monitoring who unfriends you, unfollows, when friends click into your linked postings.
Jeez! Even Experts Exchange uses this no-brainer layout on its pages here and there.

I am getting very tired of reading pages on websites that think they're being hip and with-it by using text that barely contrasts with the page background. And it seems that more and more sites are using this idiotic convention.

My question: other than trying to avoid such sites, which is getting to be impossible, is there any way I can adjust the contrast to make reading the pages easier without having to make the adjustment over and over again for each page I encounter with this setup?

This isn't some grand scheme that was created by opticians and optometrists to increase their bottom line, is it?
The user was visiting the web page for thinkwellgroup.com (which looks to be a pretty amazing company).  They were using a recent model iPhone and were browsing in Safari for the iPhone. They wanted to call for information on behalf of their company, and saw a phone number on the bottom of the home page.

They then had some sort of message from switch.com appear on their Safari screen.  Switch.com is a colocation company.

Should they be worried about iPhone security?  Could there be an issue with a colocated website?

Phone number link on homepage
I'm trying to give Edge a spin. It let me import my chrome bookmarks. But I want my Chrome Bookmark Bar to appear in the same way on Edge. I tried dragging the imported folder Bookmark Bar to the space below the URL window in Edge. But that just gave me the icon for Bookmark Bar folks in that space. Sad and lonely bookmark bar folder in Edge.

Any ideas?
is there a Serious Chrome virus?

Came back to computer after about 2 hours, chrome screen TOTALLY black.

Later, got an error with a red screen, said microsoft was fixing, so I thought obvious virus trying to drag me in further.

Tried to close chrome (Windows 10), close task, disallowed.

Restarted Windows, OK for now.

Using Avast anti Virus.
A few years ago we looked at a product named IE Tab for Chrome by Blackfish.  Back then, we weren't convinced of the security because, from what we understood, ulnerabilities of the IE version you selected would be present.  


We are revisiting the solution due to the ease of use it offers our users but the jury is still out on the security of it.

Security experts, what are your thoughts? Any recommendations on security settings for it? Are there any other products or methods you would recommend in it's place?

Thanks again,
Steph M
Hello Experts,

Recently I have had reports that customers can make $0 Value  purchases with the default 1111 promo from https://cart.citysightseeingtoronto.com/

I realize that now if you leave all passengers as 0 you can still continue, I will fix this. However, real purchases with >0 passengers (not just infants) are going through with $0 being charged.

Is anyone able to make such $0 purchases? If so, I would greatly appreciate how to replicate/fix. I would also appreciate if I can get  the confirmation number they get, so that I can void it.

Since this is coming from the general public, I do not have the type of browser used, etc. As you'll also note this is a legacy app in Classic ASP, but if needed, I was hoping if someone can give e a pointer on how to get and store the client (browser) info,  so I can add it to a field for analysis? I'm  drawing a blank, would this be a part of the equivalent of $_SERVER, or js header()?

Any help will be appreciated.
This is a message I got from a friend:

I have a computer problem will you come over about 4 pm and take a look
there is a yellow bar with a green bar in it and a red star in the
corner of it 100% in the bottom of it cant x out of it.

What would be your guess on what it is before I go over there to take a look.
I am trying to access data from myheritage.com on Internet Explorer using Excel VBA

So far I have been successful in getting the family data from an individual's profile page.

Now I am trying to be able to click on the family member to go to his/her page but cannot find the anchor to do so.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Using a browser other than Internet Explorer is also welcome.

Sub getImmediateFamilyFromMyheritage(IE As Object)
    Dim w As Object
    Dim html As String
    Dim htmlarray
    Dim pcel As Range
    Dim tcel As Range
    Dim i As Long
    Dim DesSzCol As Range
    Dim MembrCol As Range
    Set MembrCol = Cells.Find("Member Column", , , xlWhole).EntireColumn
    Set DesSzCol = Cells.Find("Descendent Size", , , xlWhole).EntireColumn
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
  For Each w In CreateObject("Shell.Application").Windows
    If w.Name = "Internet Explorer" Then
        Set HTMLDoc = w.document
        html = HTMLDoc.body.innerText
        htmlarray = Split(Mid(html, InStr(html, "Immediate family"), _
                            InStr(InStr(html, "Immediate family"), html, "showCAPTCHA") - _
                            InStr(html, "Immediate family")) & vbLf & vbCr, vbLf)
        Set pcel = ActiveCell
        Set tcel = pcel.Offset(1, 1)
        For i = 1 To UBound(htmlarray)
        htmlarray(i) = Replace(htmlarray(i), vbCr, "")
        Select Case htmlarray(i) 'InStr("His son His daughter 

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Good moning !

I use this code to edit the quantity of products from a button. With Chrome it goes very well but with Firefox it sends me an ajax error.
This happens when I change quantities quickly.
If I click on Chrome several times, everything is fine, but on firefox it crashes.
Can you guide me please?

function BTN_EDT(i){
	var $button = $(this);
	var val_R = document.getElementById("ARR_NumId_" + i).value;
	var val_Q = document.getElementById("ARR_Quantite_" + i).value;
		type : "POST",
        url: '_produit-update.php',
        cache: false,
		data: {val_R:val_R, val_Q:val_Q},
        error: function(e){console.log('Ajax Error',e);alert('Erreur Ajax');},
        success: function(response){console.log('Ajax Success',response); location.reload(true);}

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Thank you in advance
We are currently facing the issue that chrome.exe registers as pdf default app as itself. We set the filetype association for adobe reader or other pdf applications during logon, which is working fine.
Unfortunately Chrome will register as default app during the day and because of this pdf files will open in chrome which is quiet annoying. We already disabled the following setting in chrome - unfortunately without luck. Chrome still keeps registering as default app

GPO Setting Google Chrome - open PDF with external PDF Application
I have a user attempting to connect to a website after logging in she is getting this error.   She had tried multiple browsers such as chrome IE edge.  

Http failure response for https://api.domainname.com:8443/api/oauth/token: 0 Unknown Error

Any suggestion?   She has tried this from 4 different offices from 4 different external IP's

The website host thinks its something on our end I dont think so.
Hi Experts,

in our company we use exchange 2013 and OWA.
One user has now problems to login.
He gets the login error 500.

This just happens when he used CHROME.
With using IE the login works.

Do you have any idea why not in CHROME for this user ?
When I test with CHROME, it is ok.
Hi Experts,

I find many times after doing some changes on my site that it does not work properly, and IT guys suggested that we clear cache and cookies.

Wondering how can I make it work w/o having users manually clear their cache and cookies.

In case that is not possible, can we add a button/utility that will do do the clearing for them?

This is a situation I have going on at work that’s happening to one PC.

The website uses download files that have no extensions, and what the user does is after the file downloads, clicks on the file and a window comes up asking what application to use. This is when you manually select Adobe Reader to open the file as shown in file named C.

Picture A is what you see when downloading the files in Chrome. You can see in the below left corner the files downloaded.

For some reason, when this particular user clicks on the file the window does not appear asking what application to use. Instead, the screen appears shown in file named B.
You can open the folder, and you’ll see the file that’s download, click on it then select Adobe Reader for it to work. However, the user wants this to work just as it does for other users, not have to browse to open the file.

The file does not have a set extension, and for this reason I do not believe you can associate the file with Reader.

The users the file opens with have ask where to save each file before downloading turned off, picture D, and I’ve tried this one the user that’s not working but still has same problem.
I’m clueless at the moment as to why the working users can click the unknown file in the downloaded file area in Chrome, and the window comes up asking what to do with the file, but why 1 PC does not have the window come up and has this problem.

I’ve tried clearing the cache in Chrome, uninstalled/reinstalled …
Forwarder in DNS ManagerGoogle Search ErrorHi,
  I have SBS2011 Network and starting yesterday no one can do the search in Google Chrome. It returned "This site can't be reached".
  Last night I added and in Forwarders tab in DNS manager and the problem went away.
 However this morning, the same problem is back.
 I restarted DNS Server and DNS Client in Services.msc, but to no avail.
 Users can do search using msn.com or yahoo.com for now, but as long as it uses Google search engine, it fails no matter which browser they use (IE, Firefox)
 Can you help?
Somehow Yahoo has weaseled it's way into becoming my default search engine. I want Google, NOT Yahoo. I'm using Chrome.

How do I fix this, and (if possible) prevent it in the future.

Despite many hours of searching, I can't seem to find a cause for this behaviour and it's driving me nuts, so I'm hoping some other experts can weigh in with a solution.

When posting on Facebook, I expect and usually get the following comment box:

FB Comment Box with Camera Icon
Then for no apparent reason that I've been able to determine, the comment box turns into the following:

FB Comment Box with No Camera Icon
What the hell? It doesn't seem to be browser-specific as I've noted it happens in Google Chrome, Brave, Avast Secure Browser, Internet Explorer, and FireFox. (Yeah I know, but I'm testing a lot of browsers for a future article) :)

There seems to be no particular pattern to "when" it happens - it just seems to happen at random times for no particular reason.

Refreshing the browser doesn't help. Closing the browser completely and opening it again often resolves the problem.  

But even when it occurs and I don't close the browser, I can open a new tab, go to another facebook page (say my own Facebook page) and the camera icon is there and can be used. (?!)

I've disabled all extensions and still had it occur.

The camera icon is needed to be able to attach a photo into a comment that is saved on the hard drive.

I dislike being beaten, but I'm at a loss here. Help! :)

Has anyone found the cause of this and how to stop it happening?

I have a Chromecast and an Android.
I have websites I watch television on via Chrome (on my Android) which I d like to see on my TV (via Chromecast) but there is no option to cast Chrome Android to Chromecast. The web video is not available via any other Chanel then the website and has absolitely no option either to cast (checked that).

I can mirror the screen of my Android to my Samsung TV but quality is so bad that this is no option.

Please advise howto.
None of the Internet browsers is able to launch

I have Windows 10 on my Laptop. Recently I am experiencing issue with Internet Browsers unable to launch (Chrome , FireFox, Internet Explorer).
Initially I thought downloading AVG anti Virus and Malwarebytes were the cause of this issue, but even after I have gone and removed them, the issue is still not resolved.
I tried to restore the system to previous versions, but I do not see a very old date.  the oldest version is 9/20/2019, I went ahead and restored the system to that date version, but it is still has not resolved the issue.

I do not have Windows 10 DVD, I remember it was a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10.
I am not sure if there is a way to repair the OS.  I am writing this question from another computer as my laptop cannot launch any internet Browser.

Any Assistance will be very much appreciated.

Thank you.
Computer is Windows 10 v1903 running both Malwarebytes Premium and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

The behavior occurs with both the Edge browser and Chrome.

The behavior is that the browser window, whether it was set to full screen or not, very rapidly reduces somewhat in size then expands back to its previous size multiple times in succession over a period of several seconds. This behavior is intermittent, but frequent. The behavior occurs regardless of whether or not there is something actively in the browser window, e. g. typing while composing email in Gmail.  I've watched it happen while I've been remoted into the computer just passively watching both Chrome and Edge.

In addition to scans from Malwarebytes and NOD32, I've run online scans from from Norton and TrendMicro.

I have not a clue what might be cause this bizarre behavior that's making it very difficult to work on the computer, and would appreciate any suggestions.

Hello i keep getting this smart search page as default. i deleted and reinstalled google Chrome but its still there.

is this an infection. I run Malwarebytes but it didn't detect anything. ( see attached pic).

Can someone send me step by step instructions on how to remove it please.

Thank you,smart search default page
We have google already installed on a few hundred computers.  I'd like to default the below setting to 'on', but not force it, so users still have the ability to change it themselves.  I found a group policy to force it, but I just want to change the setting once for everyone.  There must be a way.  Can't find a setting for this in the registry.

'Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome'

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.