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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

I'm visiting someone  tomorrow who is Running XP
I'm told they can't connect to the internet because IE crashes

I don't know if they store any accounts info in IE if so how might I back up this up prior to doing a reset and restore afterwards?

Assuming a reset fails where do I download Firefox and Chrome versions that work with XP?
windows 7... Firefox 50 says, "your connection is not secure",  to every website.  The browser works okay in safe mode with networking.  Chrome is un-flustered and works fine. How do I find out what is loading to mess up the magic?

IN my Php Website..
i want to modify my file download link,when ever any one click on it,using google chrome or Microsoft Edage The Downloading Link Starts Playing...if my  Download link contains audio or video,when ever any one press on it...audio or video starts Running in browser..
i want modification in it...that whenever someone clicks on that ....File Starts Downloading Instead of Running Or Playing ..
Please help..
Thank u in Advance ~!
Hi Experts,

After updating my FireFox to v.50, I see Firebug no longer works, and see this is a known issue.

Is there a fix as I like Firefox, but not their debugger
I have a user who cannot open PDF files in IE? This is window 7 enterprise
I work in a public school environment where I have multiple platforms: Windows, Mac laptops, Chromebooks and iPads.  Content filtering is done through Smoothwall.  Most of the filtering I have done has been to block or allow websites deemed appropriate or inappropriate by request of school administration.  Recently, I had a teacher notify me that very young students were observed accessing sexual material via search terms on iPad devices behind a Smoothwall.

I can block specific terms via a pushout of a Smoothwall certificate to the iPads, then create an HTTPS inspection policy.  My problem is, is that I have one Smoothwall of which all of my device types are connected to.  Active Directory devices can be filtered via an OU, but iPads do not authenticate leaving me to have to filter everybody including staff computers that I don't necessarily want to have filtered.

Is there a way that I can segment staff computers from being including in the "Everybody" group so the search term restriction doesn't apply to them.  Staff computers are Macintosh laptops that authenticate to an Active Directory domain.  If there is a way to do this, do these staff computers still need the firewall certificate?
Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I would like to check if anyone know how to solve "java.lang.stackoverflowerror: null" when launching application from web browser? I have try with new or old Java install. Appreciate if anyone have this knowledge can assist me on.

Please see attached. The file names are indicitave, one when viewed in FireFox, one in Chrome.

Chrome is the desired appearance.

Here is the code from header.php:
<div class="top_bar_inn">
							 <a href="http://dev.rain1.com/new-site/about-us/get-a-quote/"><img src="http://dev.rain1.com/new-site/wp-content/uploads/rain1_quote_button.png" height="35" width="152"></a>&#32;<a href="http://dev.rain1.com/new-site/customer-support/service-request/"><img src="http://dev.rain1.com/new-site/wp-content/uploads/rain1_service_button.png" height="40" width="128"></a>

Open in new window

Why the difference?
hello we get this error when viewing a particular website only when using internet explorer.      Using firefox or chrome we do not get this error.     We have made many attempt to get rid of the error since I do not want to load firefox or chrome on our terminal servers.    We have tested on windows 2012 2008 as well as windows 7 8 and 10.     All of them receive this error when using internet explorer.

The error is "the security certificate was issued to a company you have not chosen to trust"

I have added the certificate to the local trusted store and the error still appears.    

is there any way to set an option to have internet explorer not check this which is what I assume firefox and chrome are doing.

All other related articles we have found have failed to resolve the issue.
Shock Wave crashes alot. When we skip the reload or click the "X" the web page works fine after that.
Then why was Shock Wave needed to begin with and what to do to get rid of multiple crashes?

Google Chrome
how to find similar website

as example cnn.com .....similar there are so many websites bbc ...skynews etc etc
as example hotels.com .....hotelscombined ...booking etc

similarly to find similar website of a website , how to get ?  is there any good website to explore this
over the past few days, we have been having an issue with google chrome on random pages at completely random times, just coming up with the box asking if we want to kill the page or wait. There has also been times where it says it cant resolve a website and then instantly after loads it fine, this happens to both the PC's on the same network. I have tried a few steps to fix it which i have noted below also both the computers are running windows 7.

Reinstalling Chrome
Run chrome cleanup tool
Updating chrome
updating windows 7 with all optional updates

Even after all these steps still experiencing the same issues.
I have a line of code "movie.mp4" and when this runs, the windows media player starts up in a small window and plays the movie.  However, I need that player to open up in a larger window and then CLOSE when the movie is done.
How can I do this?
Hello Experts,

I'm trying to retrieve the authorization bearer token from the response header. In Chrome, I can see it in on the Network tab (see image), but I can't find it on the Console tab.

axios.post(`${ROOT_URL}/nosh/jwt/signin`,{ username, password }, config)
      .then(response => {    
      .catch(() => {       

Open in new window

I tried to console.log all the above. I can't figure out how to see/grab the token.

Thanks, James
I have a user that has been getting NET_ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED when visiting Amazon.com or Chase.com since yesterday. They are using Chrome Version 54, Windows 7 professional.
Message from a customer - re chrome ....

Maybe you could give us a bit of advice.

Over the last couple of days we've been having problems with Google (both search engine and Gmail) when we use Chrome as the browser. Sort of symptoms are freezing in mid search and when writing an email (freezing could happen on the first line or in the middle of the mail) - we get a message "webpage unresponsive" and are asked if we want to "kill or wait" - we have always had to "kill" otherwise we stay frozen.

However if we access Google and Gmail via Internet Explorer things are fine (this is how we are getting this to you)

Would you have a pointer of some action that we could take to resolve the problem?

Sorry to trouble you and all the best
We get that error on just one particular website, ALL other websites are reachable. Using Chrome, FF, IE, none of them can get to that particular website. So, on one pc, I flushed DNS and set it to use, and then the site could be reached. We have had all our pc's set to use an internal server as the DNS server, and then that server uses So obviously it's something with a pc pointing to an internal server as an intermediate DNS server, but again, we only have this issue with one website, and the DNS settings have been this way forever. Ideas?
My default browser is Firefox but there is an application called KARA PLAYER (song player), that I would like to open in Chrome so I can cast it to the big screen.  Is there a way to do that?
We have Zimbra Email deployed at our company for email service.
We have almost 300 users out of 2 users are facing zimbra webmail autologging out of chrome browsers when email is typed.
but if same is used in mozilla firefox its working properly.All users have same version of chrome installed.but only 2 users are facing this issue.
What can be reason behind this.
Steps taken by me.
Cleared Cookies in Chrome.
Downgraded chrome
Bt still same issue occurs
Dear Friends,
I'm in the middle of project and could use a little help.
I'm writing a webapp that when a page is visited it gets redirected to another page with a customized header and a GET request!
I can add the html code to the end of the URL and the page accepts it but the chrome XSS Auditor detects the code as malicious and sanitizes it!!!
when I use an interceptor and add the code to the header on the fly it's OK so I should redirect the user to the page while customizing the header without changing the URL!!!
the page is www.mysite.com/login/
I want to add this code to the header: ?b0f4c"><a>d294b6910ec=1
so the header will be: GET /login/?b0f4c"><a>d294b6910ec=1 HTTP/1.1
but I can't change the URL like this: www.mysite.com/login/?b0f4c"><a>d294b6910ec=1
I'm using the FLASK framework and python for my redirector so I could use python libraries and frameworks...
I have a jqplot pie chart that works great in Chrome and firefox but not in IE.  Any ideas why or how to resolve?

// JavaScript source code
//Create name space so their will be no collisions if application grows
var schoolApp = window.schoolApp || {};
schoolApp.itemType = new Array();

$(document).ready(function () {
    SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(retrieveData, "sp.js");

function retrieveData() {
    var allItems = new getItems();

        operation: "GetListItems",
        async: false,
        listName: "SchoolITems",
        CAMLViewFields: "<ViewFields>" +
                              "<FieldRef Name='Item' />" +
                              "<FieldRef Name='orderDate' />" +
                              "<FieldRef Name='Region' />" +
                              "<FieldRef Name='Title' />" +
                              "<FieldRef Name='Total' />" +
        completefunc: function (xData, Status) {
            $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").each(function () {
                allItems.addItems($(this).attr("ows_Item"), $(this).attr("ows_Total"));

    chartArray = allItems.getChartData();

function getItems() {
    this.inputs = {};
    this.items = [];

    this.addItems = function (unqItem, amount1) {
        if (!this.inputs[unqItem]) {

Open in new window

I tried to watch these videos on Vista and Chrome and FF and IE. They never loaded.

I switched to Windows 7 and IE 11.0 and they still do not play.


From what I find this is the only link to these videos.

On this page, click any Add to Cart button and it normally works, in most browsers:

My client is having a problem with Google Chrome for Windows. When you click Add to Cart, it just jumps to the top of the screen, since my HTML looks like this:

<a class="btn addtocart" data-itemid="747-148-20-000" href="#">ADD TO CART</a>

Open in new window

Obviously the # jumps to the top of the screen.

Here is my Javascript/jQuery that handles the clicks:

$('.addtocart').on(touchClick, function(){
	var itemid=$(this).attr('data-itemid');
	$('#cart').load('/_cart.asp?itemid='+encodeURIComponent(itemid), function(){
		if ($('#cart').html().indexOf('DUPLICATE')>=0){
			$.Zebra_Dialog('The item you selected is already in your <strong><a class=blue href=/shopping-cart.htm>Shopping Cart</a></strong>.', {'type':'warning','title':'Add to Cart'});
		} else {
			$.Zebra_Dialog('Item has been added to your <strong><a class=blue href=/shopping-cart.htm>Shopping Cart</a></strong>.', {'type':'confirmation','title':'Add to Cart'});

Open in new window

touchClick is defined like this:

var touchClick='ontouchend' in document ? 'touchend' : 'click';

Open in new window

Any reason why Google Chrome would not work with this?

Thank you.
I have a system that boots up and runs Internet Explorer with 2 tabs.  If I then press F11 the window goes into "Full Screen" mode, but I can run the mouse to the top of the screen to show the Address Bars, so I can switch tabs.

However, if I set the "Enforce full-screen mode" group policy and then start the system, when IE goes into Full Screen mode I cannot get to the tabs.

Is there a way (through Group Policy) to set the same full screen as the F11 version so that I can access the two tabs, but so they go away if I don't run the mouse over them?


We have a Windows 10 computer that sometime halts for minute or so, other time downloads images from the visiting site slow while other doesn't download associated web pages images at all (yet one can navigate).  We have kept an eye on the behavior and when it does occur we go to another computer or device (mobile) and they have no problem even in the same page the problem computer is at.

So we concluded something is wrong with this particular computer.

Please advice on how to go about troubleshoot this problem and get it fixed.

Thanx in advance.

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.