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 have only wired PC internet accesses, without WiFi.
I have the USB to iPhone cable.
I do not have internet on iPhone.
I want to use Safari browser from iPhone to access internet.
Everything is wired, no WiFi.
How to get internet on iPhone from PC using that USB iPhone cable connected to PC?
What software, apps or settings do I need?
I am using the Default Programs functionality to change my default browser from Window's/Microsoft Edge to Chrome.

No matter how many times I change the default browser, it always reverts the change automatically back to Edge.
Same issue when I try to change my Email Client and the default PDF reader (I do not wish to use IE/Edge to read or edit PDFs.)
I have come across many You tube items that will not work in IE11 on Windows 10 and on Windows 8.1.  I have looked at the manage add-ons and  Name                Shockwave Flash Object  Publisher           Microsoft Windows Third Party Application Component
Status              Enabled Architecture        32-bit and 64-bit

This is in the list all addons, but not in the currently loaded addons.

The same you tube will work in Firefox or in Edge, but fro clients that require ie11 cannot view the you tube presentations.  the error is because of flash not being installed, but when I try install flash, I get a message it is already built into windows 10
Hello,  I am searching for help/documentation on how to call the google search engine from a workstation browser which is configured with a non-google search engine.  An example might be firefox browser with a non google search engine such as bing.
I want to use a link shortener but there are numerous ones out there.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
Do they get deleted after a certain time period?
Can I have a permanent shortened link? or revise it?
Can I add an English word at the end of the link to make it easier to remember?
If there are good articles on this topic, I'd appreciate links to them.
In Firefox do I need to be in Private Browsing to turn on Tracking Protection? Also if I do turn on Tracking Protection will it mean people get constantly asked if they want to accept cookies, whatever? if so can i turn that off as well? Thanks in advance.
I have a customer laptop that I am currently scanning for malware - up until a few days ago, it could open up everything but now if you go to Edge, it cannot find the webpage but if you go to Chrome, it works fine?
When using Inspect Element I get a red number that appears in the lower right corner of my website.  Here is screen shot.

What does that mean?  

I am working with a website provided by the city government which deals with architectural plans and drawings, using a package called ProjectDox. When I go through the various panels and try to upload a "drawing", I'm presented with a Windows Explorer window to select the folder & file I want to upload. The problem is that the allowable file types do not include pdf files which are supposed to be included. The system admins insist that it's something wrong on my machine since no one else is having this problem, but I've tried 3 different machines all with the same result.

So, my question is: when a website opens an upload window on your machine with specific file type restrictions, where does this list of file types come from? I'm having a really hard time believing that it's coming from anywhere else other than the web server. Can there be something on my local machine that would override the list provided by the web server?

I'm using IE11 (required by this website) with Silverlight (also required). Have tried on Windows 10 and 8.1.


Harry Zisko
Hi, I have the following problem: When we try to open a link to a Office document from an internal website, the end users get an Internet Explorer 11 security warning. "This program will open outside of Protected mode."

However, we have used GPO to add the site to Local Intranet zone and disabled the Protected Mode. I have verified that the GPO is applied by looking at the Internet Options  - Security tab.

Any ideas why we still get this security message from Internet Explorer 11, and how to fix this?

Internet explorer protected mode and word 2013 problem
I have a new laptop and want to import my bookmarks to the new box.  I googled it, followed the instructions with no luck.  The instructions say that it will create an html file but the extension on the file is ".json".  When I try the import it does not work.
Any one have an idea?
We have an app from EMC (the storage vendor) that requires us to use IE8 :
log a case & was told IE10-11 not supported as screen gets garbled.

As this server is internal (ie not accessible via Internet & not in DMZ),
what's the risks?  I suppose an internally infected PC/server can still
exploit & get into this server/app that runs IE8 (as console to the app).

How can we mitigate as IE8 doesn't have patches anymore?  Use endpoint
IPS as substitute for various vulnerabilities but I'm afraid many IPS vendor
has ceased releasing signatures/filters for IE8.

Havent explore with Chrome/Firefox yet if it works with the apps but was
told by colleague that they're unlikely to be supported.

IE8 is to be run/installed on the server hosting the app, not on laptops/PCs

I'll convey the name of the EMC app later
Can Windows 2008 Group Policy cause video not to be displayed on the following sites in
Internet Explorer 11 and FireFox. And Cause the following error when attempting to play
a video. - Which GPO is causing this and how can I shut it off.
1. Youtube.com          Site
2. Metacafe.com        Site

2. Error
An error occurred. Please try again later. ( Play ID: 1DWRCMV9ScYtyA6d )
                        Learn More
Note: This server is in Citrix : I do not know the version
We use roaming profiles in remote desktop.  Users can store their IE favorites.  However, their Chrome bookmarks disappear when they log off then back onto remote desktop.  I'm wondering if there are Group Profile settings than can help.  Thank you.
We have several remote users who are unable to access websites such as Yahoo, Google, MSN.com. What I can offer is our organization  uses Cisco AnyConnect VPN for our remote users to access company information. When users are connected to VPN, they can access the sites listed above. We have users who are able to access the sites without making a VPN connection. Users who are unable to access the sites receive the message below in the IE11 Browser:

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to https://www.yahoo.com  again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator.

We also deploy WSUS updates monthly to all workstations. I've applied the recommendations above and found no success. Any recommendations anyone can suggest are welcome. I appreciate your feedback in advance.
I am streaming video to a WOWZA server, but my stream does not play on all devices, particularly some IOS devices, but some Andriod, too.

My stream plays on some IOS devices with a flash player. And some it plays on with a stock configuration.

What properties does a stream have to have to play on more devices and be compatible with WOWZA.

Currently my stream uses ACC for audio at 22050 Hz,
x264 for video with a size of 1280x720 and is contained in flv
I am looking forward to create a completely free forum which I need to use for a few months. It will be used by less then 10 members and it is totally for personal use, therefor absolutely no marketing or SEO type of features etc. are needed. I was suggested that I should think about using some Blog etc. for this, but I still want to go for Free Forum Experiment first.

I just need to have a feature in the forum, where I can create a separate section, which is NOT VISIBLE to the general public, and which is available only the registered members, who have been given access to that section. For example, few forums have an Administrative Section etc. which is visible only to the Administrators and not to other members of the forum. I want that feature as a must, otherwise I will not be able to use it for my requirement.

I do not need any custom domain, or any other fancy stuff. Just plain vanilla forum with very basic features will suffice for my needs.

I have found these 2 -

If you are aware of any more, then please suggest.

It should be easy to setup and totally free. The number of users would be less then 10. No Advanced stuff needed, just a separate section, which remains hidden from general public.

Thanks a lot
windows 7
can i go back 5 months to see pages i visited in chrome browser

is this stored in /app data

do i need a tool to open a particular file
How do I hide address bar during checkout process;



Is there any codes/scripts to suppress this in code snippets that generate the above in general? Please provide guide or answer.

I have trying to change a class to display an animated icon, however I noticed this works in Safari but not Firefox.

However, if I drag the icon into Firefox it displays fine but just not dynamically.

Here is the link to the file and icon.

Any help is appreciated.
Getting this error message: Your registration cookie is not present. Please enable cookies(if disabled) and re-register.

Im running Windows 10, 64 bit with all windows Updates, computer is NOT memeber of domain, so there is no GPO applied.
In Internet Explorer Option, under Privacy and Advanced, I have enabled Accept on both First-party Cookie and Third-party cookie, and checked the Always allow session cookies.

Under Internet Options and Security, the Internet security level is set to Medium-High, and under Custom setting I have reset all settings.

Under Internet Option and Advanced tab, I have restored advanced settings.

I used to have CCleaner installed and it was set to clear cookies when I closed my browser, I have now uninstalled CCleaner to see if this would help, but still no change.

When I visit udemy.com in Safari, I get this error:

Safari can't open the page https://www.udemy.com because it can't establish a secure connection to the server.

In Chrome, it shows this:

Your connection is not private.
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.udemy.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED

This happens on one specific Macbook. My iMac and iPad on the same network have no problem. I connected the Macbook to my cell network and same issue.

What would cause this on one computer?  I've cleared cache/cookies in Safari and also reset the DNS cache. No difference.
When I visit udemy.com in Safari, I get this error:

Safari can't open the page.

In Chrome, it shows this:

Your connection is not private.

but http://www.isitdownrightnow.com shows the site is up. Anyone able to visit this site successful? Which OS/browser?
My friend uses an internet kiosk for her email, but I think she is not following the security steps whenever she finishes using the pc.  Can the experts please let me know what are the steps in sequence, she has to take in order to make sure that she has not left any of her personal stuff still retrievable by a geek when she leaves the pc.  Thank u.
When I go to this website: http://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library   using IE11, the video starts playing for 3 seconds and then stops.
I tried other browsers and the video works fine.   I tried going to youtube.com using IE11 and that works fine, so I'm puzzeled why this website will not work with IE11.

How do I fix this or what would be causing this issue?

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.