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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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Dear expert,

I have taken over a server from someone who is no longer with the company.  The server is not yet in production and I an entrusted to get it up and running and into production.  In going through the motions and checking out various things to see where the server stands, I came across this ... whenever I click on something in IE, I get the message "Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds"?

The server is running Windows 2016 Essentials as the OS.  The IE version is 11.

I have researched this issue before sending in a question.  I have tried the following:

1. I have reset IE (restarted computer as instructed).
2. I have reset IE -and- clicked on delete personal settings (restarted computer as instructed).

So far nothing I do seems to work.

I was attempting to download Chrome when I this message came up.  Also, if you don't mind, in trying to download Chrome, a second issue occurs.  When I get to the download chrome website, I click on 'Download Chrome' and nothing happens.  I can scroll up and down the page, but when I click on the 'Download Chrome' link, nothing happens.  My guess is that these 2 issues are related somehow with IE's security settings.

Any assistance you can give on these 2 issues is appreciated.

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On this page: http://ruback-jewelry-sale.wizewebz.com/ if you click "RSVP" button a modal opens.  In Chrome and Safari the placeholders show up and if you type in the boxes you see your black text input.  

But in FireFox for some reason the placeholders are not showing and if I type in the input boxes the text does not appear.

Any ideas on the cross browser issue?
Good afternoon,

Mozilla seems to have stopped displaying images on our website.  We noticed it today, but not sure when it started.

Our website is https://ppar.com.  This is a 2012R2 Server running IIS 8.5.9600.16384.  Our websites reside on this server.  We have a valid cert for this website.  The images reside on another server running Server 2016 with IIS 10.0.14393.0.  The images server also has a valid cert.  The time on both servers is correct and both certificates have not expired.

When I try a valid link ( https://photos.ppar.com/matrixlarge/11/8120075-1.jpg ) in both Chrome and Firefox, it works in Chrome and fails in Firefox with the following error:
"An error occurred during a connection to photos.ppar.com. Invalid OCSP signing certificate in OCSP response. Error code: SEC_ERROR_OCSP_INVALID_SIGNING_CERT"

I'm beating my head against a wall...any help?

Attached images.
Good morning,
I use Google Chrome as my primary browser. I do have access to Microsoft Edge.
This past weekend I suddenly noticed that in Chrome every manually entered text or numbers are displayed with white text on a white background. I have no problems with Edge, as I am creating this using Edge. How can I change my font color?
I use Chrome and wonder what I need to install into Visual Studio Code in order to debug inside of Visual Studio Code.

I do not want to use the Chrome debugger, since I waste so much time  searching for the file to debug. I wand to set breakpoints in Visual Studio Code.

I have a website with an iframe who's height is calculated via some javascript on the host and iframe pages.

The script used to work perfectly, but a recent Chrome update has made the code break!

The script still works fine with Opera, Safari, Firefox and Edge and generates the iframe height as per the DOM Inspector code below:

<iframe height="2037px" id="smartframe" src="http://smartinsight.co.uk/bakersdolphin/web/brochure-request.php" scrolling="no" style="width:100%;border:none;" onload="iframeLoaded()"></iframe>

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On chrome, the height is not injected via the javascript, so the height is assumed to be 0 and the iframe is not displayed. Therefore the DOM Inspector shows:

<iframe id="smartframe" onload="iframeLoaded()" src="http://smartinsight.co.uk/bakersdolphin/web/brochure-request.php" style="width:100%;border:none;" scrolling="no" height="0px"></iframe>

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The javascript in the host page reads:
<script type="text/javascript">
    var myEventMethod =
        window.addEventListener ? "addEventListener" : "attachEvent";
    var myEventListener = window[myEventMethod];
    var myEventMessage =
        myEventMethod == "attachEvent" ? "onmessage" : "message";
    myEventListener(myEventMessage, function (e) {
        if (e.data === parseInt(e.data))
            document.getElementById('smartframe').height = e.data + "px";
    }, false);

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The Iframe code is

<iframe id="smartframe" onload="iframeLoaded()" src='http://smartinsight.co.uk/bakersdolphin/web/brochure-request.php' style='width:100%;border:none;' scrolling='no'></iframe>

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On the "iframe page" the javascript to determine the height of the frame is:

<script type="text/javascript">
    window.onload = function() {

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The website is available to view at http://www.bakersdolphin.com/brochure-request

I'd appreciate any help in resolving the problem!

Thank you
Is there a setting in Chrome and in IE that I can access that compels the system to open up TIFF files in Windows Previewer rather than those files being automatically downloaded?
I use Visual Studio Code on Windows to code Angular, with a Node server running and Chrome as the browser.

Is there a way to set breakpoints?

I assume Chrome breakpoints work the same as with Javascript, with no issue.

I also know that Visual Studio debugs Javascript (with breakpoints) for the old Internet Explorer.

What are my options for setting breakpoints easily with Angular? I do not find Chrome easy since I need to find the file, find the line number, etc. I much prefer using Visual Studio since it's more like a WYSIWYG type of setting breakpoints.


Is there a modern browser which works with Visual Studio the way VS once suppoted Internet Explorer?

Good afternoon,

I've got an issue where I can't get Chrome extensions installed on my image, I put it into write mode, drop the change user/install into the command prompt, install the chrome extensions and it doesn't update them to version 5.

The chrome extension is the legacy browser support

We're on Xenapp 6.5

What's the best way to get chrome extensions updated so they work first time for the users, is there somewhere on the xenapp server I can put them?


I'm working on a computer that would normally access centurylink webmail.

The "normal" address comes up as:

Ths address above is in a Google Chrome bookmark; so that's the initial address.
The target moves through a few addresses and the "abnormal" address comes up as:

In getting there, it moves through:



which I can't read...

The *very* strange thing about this is that I tried accessing the client's webmail from one of my own computers and got the same thing yesterday.  
CenturyTel claims to have fixed an issue and now I get the correct web page on my computer.
However, the client (who is some 50 miles away from my office), is getting these redirects on all browsers.

With some fiddling, (like removing histories, etc.) I've been able to get the …
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Got a call today from a non-client hoping that I could help.  Their website address is http://www.northlakesdistributing.com/.  When you type it in in the address bar, you get to their site. When you Google north lakes distributing, the first result appears to be the correct url but it goes to a drug site.  Where is the problem?  The host?  Not sure how to fix since the site does appear when you type it in directly but the google search is messed up.
The large image of the four Canada stamps on this page is causing Firefox to tell me the page is not secure due to non-secure elements on the page:


However, in my HTML I am using:


If I put that URL in my browser, I do indeed get a "connection is not secure" message. However, if I then forcibly put https in my browser:

https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5798/vZdd8h.jpg (again)

...it does come up as secure.

I'm not sure what Image Shack is doing, it seems like they are redirecting to non-secure (http) but at the same time, if I can force https in, it looks like they have a certificate.

Is there something I can do to make this work, or do I have to contact Image Shack and find out what they are doing on their end?

Thank you!
hi Experts,

How common is not having JS?

I have just finished a website that heavily relies on JS, www.southerntime.ca , but the client reports that not all functions work?

What does one do when there's no JS?

As JS is now everywhere, I suppose somehow detecting if no JS use meta refresh to go to another  page instructing the visirtor to update and Enable JS? If so, how would those instructions look like?

Thank you.
Some of my clients are looking for programs or ways to download all pictures from websites. They don't have the time to manually do this themselves and are looking for a way of doing this automatically. They want these programs to crawl the entire website and download all of the pictures and movies onto their hard drives for offline viewing.

What are the best programs or methods for doing this?
i'm using ubuntu. can java work in chrome?
HI All,

I have not seen my Google download Bar at the bottom of the browser anymore. it is not showing at the bottom of Google Chrome. I clear the CACHE, as recommended and nothing happens. I have the latest Google Chrome updated.

How to i get it back?

I am using Windows 7 pro and Windows 10.

Can you please advise?

many years ago I was continuously prompted to save passwords
it is not the fault of https but now I am forced to remember every password in my brain

using windows 10 chrome browser I have 0 passwords saved
including experts-exchange

please do not suggest last pass or password remembering program

what is a website where I can populate google chrome browser with a password so my browser is not empty

Best if it is your website so we know it works

same problem in opera
How do you go about making design decisions and deciding what browsers to support?
I do not want to restart my license for Adobe Acrobat Pro to make one small change. I added the PDFFiller plug-in to Chrome, but have trouble editing some text.

Should PDFFiller work for me?

If not, what other tool can I use?

I do have a license for PhotoShop CC, however. Can that do it?

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I'm looking to get a list of the URL's for each item on this page:


I can get the description info with:

What is the XML to get the href info shown here from Chrome inspection?

Hi guys, we are building this site here..

And its displaying correctly in IE but not in chrome do you know what the issue is?
Hi All,

I am having trouble downloading a virtual machine's VMX file from a datastore in VSphere Web Client 6.5?

When I click download, another page opens and I get a "page cannot be displayed" error.

Please advise, I have tried downloading from datastore using Chrome, IE and Firefox but receive the same error.
I thought I was set when I learned Adobe supported a feature to open a PDF at a certain point:


But, I wonder how supported this is?

Please confirm if this feature really works and whether the current version of Chrome, at least, supports it.

And, how do I add such a tag using Word? I use Word as a source document, and could not bear to add 100 tags using Adobe, each time I updated my Word source doc.

Hi experts,

This is a very weird thing. I think it is best I TRY to keep it simple, which is hard for me, and if you have questions, I can respond.

I have an eight computer client/domain network. We all use I.E. on Win 7. There are times I.E. has an issue with a certain site, so we have Firefox as well. (something I am considering getting rid of).

Two days ago, I was on my work computer and I was surfing important things with Yahoo (in other words -- good sites I hope). It was fine for an hour or so. I then had to go to Yahoo for a story. It was on it for about 30 seconds, when it instantly switched to the site below.


I am not used to Firefox requesting an upgrade like that and .js scared me a little. So, I simply closed the browser. A minute later, I got one of those popups telling you that a very nice person who monitors all Microsoft computers in the world simultaneously noticed I was infected and offered to help if I called him. Of course, I did not do this.

I ran MBAM and SAS and I have the MBAM endpoint product. I didn't find anything. Yes, I know that once infected, always suspected, but I really don't want to completely reformat this computer.

So, I did what any very intelligent, yet very stupid person would do. I tried to reproduce the problem I ran it once again, and it did the same thing so I closed the web browser. I then tried Chrome and I.E. in a VM on my pc and used Yahoo. Fine. I then used Firefox with Yahoo in the VM…
Want to switch off some HTML-Code via CSS:
      <div class="display-breaks">
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>

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.display-breaks { display: none !important; }

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The display:none has no impact on the iPhone  display with Safari, but works on the iPhone with Firefox. Any idea why?

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.