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

What are the FaceBook add-ins available. i.e. monitoring who unfriends you, unfollows, when friends click into your linked postings.
CompTIA Cloud+
LVL 13
CompTIA Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ Basic training course will teach you about cloud concepts and models, data storage, networking, and network infrastructure.

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?
Can only print in Windows 10 from web browsers or Adobe.  Clicking print in any other application appears to send the job but it never sends to the print queue and no errors.  The only time i see any kind of error is when i try and print a test page from the printer properties box and it prompts the the test page failed to print and asks if i want to run the troubleshooter.  when i run that, it cant find any problems.  I have seen this issue on about 6 laptops in my office but only after upgrading from windows 7 to 10.  This new one just randomly started this behavior and has been on 10 since new.  The only way i was able to correct the other machines was to reset the windows install only keeping personal files and deleting all the applications.  i cant for the life of me fix this issue and feel like it has to be either a permission issue or a registry issue but i cant find it.  I have uninstalled all printers and drivers, deleted all the printer entries from the registry, set all permissions on the temp folder, etc.  Surely, somebody other than me has seen this issue.  I dont want to have to uninstall all the programs each time this happens.  

Latest updated and drivers applied.  Have created new user profiles, etc.
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?
I accidentally forwarded an email and would like to remove the notification at the top of the email "You forwarded this message on.. etc".

I am using Outlook web via chrome browser. I did find something on your discussion forum, but it asks me to open Tools and then visual basic editor. I cannot seem to be able to find those options on the web version.

Appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.
Would access an online document (usually a PDF) and attempt to print. As soon as the print icon was clicked, the browser would crash. Initially thought it was just Chrome, but tried it in Edge - same problem. Tried restarting the computer (Dell OptiPlex 7460 AIO; i7-8700 @ 3.2 Ghz; 8MB RAM; Windows 10 Pro). That didn't work. Uninstalled and reinstalled the printer. Same result. Downloaded, installed, and ran the HP Print and Scan Doctor. Not only did it not resolve the problem, it couldn't see the printer (the printer is connected via USB to a co-worker's computer and shared). The HP Smart utility "found" the printer, but said it was "Offline".  Interestingly, you can print locally just fine. And before you say, it's the fact that the printer is shared, a second printer, and HP Photosmart 6510 printer that's connected directly to the computer (via USB) is doing the same thing - printing fine locally, but crashing browsers when trying to print from the Internet.
Our school district uses Google mail and have seen lately an issue where the Chrome browser says that "Something's not Right" in the Messenger area of the email window.  We are running Windows 10 computers and it seems to happen sporadically.  If you clear the Cache it seems to work for awhile and then will give the same error again.  Has anyone else experienced this issue and found a solution?
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 

Open in new window

  Just installed latest and the greatest Chrome and Firefox on our test Mac workstation.
Both the Safari and the Chrome browsers can access external sites (e.g. Google.com, espn.com) just fine, but the Firefox browser keeps showing the following error when accessing external sites (screenshot attached).

  Under Firefox’s Options-> General -> Network Settings:
    I’ve tried manually entering the Proxy server setting as well as selecting the “Use System proxy settings
     The Test Mac never had Chrome or Firefox installed prior to today.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated .
CompTIA Network+
LVL 13
CompTIA Network+

Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exam by learning how to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks.

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
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.
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?
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?

Hello Experts,

I have recently purchased a Dell Touch screen XPS 13 9365.

I'm having a problem getting screen sharing programs to work. Whenever, I attempt to 'Screen share' with the following applications using Chrome, the browser disappears the second I select 'Screenshare'

The applications are


I don't have any such problem with any of my other laptops

This is very frustrating, so any help will be greatly appreciated.


Hi Experts,

I have the following code that prevents users from saving w/o entering all required fields.

// set required to true or false
function setRequired(flag) {
  if (flag == true) {
    // get the current sig, default = []
    var sig = $('input[name="output"]').val();
    $('#cb_sign_wrapper').signaturePad({drawOnly : true}).regenerate( (sig) ? sig : [] );

    $('.req').each(function() {

    $('.req').each(function() {

    $('.req').each(function() {
  } else {

    $('input:required').each(function() {

    $('textarea:required').each(function() {

    $('select:required').each(function() {

Open in new window

This are the tags used for setting up something as required.
Shift From Hour <span class="req">*</span>
Shift From, Minute <span class="req">*</span>
AM/PM <span class="req">*</span>
Shift To Hour <span class="req">*</span>
Shift To, Minute: <span class="req">*</span>
AM/PM <span class="req">*</span>

Open in new window

Trying to figure out why are some passing thru w/o being filled in?
I've adjusted plenty of settings but I still receive the following message when attempting add a calendar event and authenticating to Google calendar.

Enable cookies
Make sure your cookies are enabled. To enable cookies, follow these browser-specific instructions.

Clear cache and cookies
If you have cookies enabled but are still having trouble, clear your browser's cache and cookies.

Adjust your privacy settings
If clearing your cache and cookies doesn't resolve the problem, try adjusting your browser's privacy settings. If your settings are on high, manually add www.google.com to your list of allowed sites. Learn more

Brave browser cookies
i have a site that keeps giving me a captcha.

even if" I use a different proxy. I completely uninstall / reinstall and delete the history browser.  i delete the internet history from the control settings too.

HOWEVER. The same web site immediately gives me a captcha when accessing the site. How does it recognize it is still me!

Dear All,

           I have a vcenter 6.5 and I was trying to export the OVF out from one vm, but it doesn't allow me to click on it, I have tried using IE or Chrome, its still the same, any help would be appreciated, Thanks

OWASP: Forgery and Phishing
LVL 13
OWASP: Forgery and Phishing

Learn the techniques to avoid forgery and phishing attacks and the types of attacks an application or network may face.

Zoom in on Android phone
When reading and responding to EE posts via the Chrome browser on my Android phone, I do not seem to be able to zoom in temporarily. Is there any way to make this happen?
Is the above possible when I have a selection of some 100 filtered emails I want to read offline using Chrome?
Windows 7 - 64 Bit.  Had been working fine.   When you click the icon, you get an hourglass for a couple of seconds and then it goes away.   You see two instances of Chrome in task manager, but they go away after about 30 seconds.

Here is what I have done all to no avail:

1.  Tried starting Chrome in Safe Mode
2.  Uninstalled & Re-Installed chrome (told it to delete the settings)
3,  Deleted Chrome registry entries and deleted the "Chrome" folder in both %appdata% and %localappdata%
4.  Tried running as administrator.   Also checked rights under security.
5.   Ran the netsh winsock reset routine
6.   Rebooted the computer multiple times.
7.   Turned off Anti-Virus and Firewall temporarily.
8.   System restore to a date/time where it was working.

Have tried running from a desktop shortcut, task bar & directly from the program folder.  Internet Explorer works fine, but we need Chrome as some websites we use don't render well under IE.
I’ve just been upgraded to a new Office thin client type desktop computer Dell Wyse 5070 (one of those where we have a thin client and all the processing of everything is being done on a central server).  Had a junior IT guy set up my system and something is not right, I don’t believe it is a central admin policy setup because I can do everything I want on a Firefox app.

1.      My Google account Sync is paused when I open Chrome
2.      My extensions like session buddy, amazon tool and various other extensions do not load but my Cisco webex is the only extension that loads when I open Chrome (without logging in)
3.      I am forced to login each time before my web site passwords etc pull down
4.      My previous tabbed sessions do not load

How do I fix all these issues?  It was semi working on the first day I got this new computer but because I complaint about my bookmarks and links not syncing automatically when I opened Chrome, he said that my profile was corrupt and did something such that now, the book marks are there but all my extensions disappear the moment I restart my PC.
I would like to make use of old label sheets in Google Documents.
A good example might be a sheet of old Avery Diskette Labels #6490.
These labels are a good size and I would like to be able to use them.
However, I don't want to tie this work to a single computer and would, therefore, prefer to do this in a Google Document.
The letter-sized pages come with labels organized in three (3) columns, with five (5) labels per column, for a total of fifteen (15) labels per page.

The side borders before the labels begin are about 1/16 of an inch.
The top and bottom borders before the labels begin are about 1/2 of an inch.
The separation between the first row and the second row and between the second row and the third row is 1/6 of an inch just like the side borders.

I have begun this google document where I am trying to come up with a template for these labels.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
a web front end to a switch doesn’t display in the domain but does locally.

logged in to a server in domain  I get a login page     I log on it authenticates then nothing

added to trusted sites and it did render but almost immediately says system disconnected  

just not sure how to troubleshoot  as no logs  

it’s a siae microwave switch    
we have plenty of other makes of network devices   that do work  so not thinking it’s gpo yet

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.