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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Windows 10 laptop. Wifi access good. Other devices surfing fine. Both browsers getting error messages finding web pages.

Pls advise on resetting browsers.  Performed ipconfig dns flush command already
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I have a web page that displays and plays my voice messages stored elsewhere on the web. I am having a problem with the Chrome built in audio control running in an iframe. Here is what it looks like:audio control in iframeHere is the code:
<a href='https://api.twilio.com" . $recording->uri . "' target='newframe'>Play</a>
<iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='150' width='300'></iframe>

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As you can see, there is a big black area above the audio control.

I can wrap the iframe in a div to round the corners:audio control in iframe with round cornersCode:
<div style='display:inline-block;height:150px;overflow:hidden;border-radius:27px>
<iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='150' width='300'></iframe>

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But if I try to reduce the height of the iframe and div, the audio control just gets smaller and I loose the time slider"shorter iframeCode:
<div style='display:inline-block;height:54px;overflow:hidden;border-radius:27px>
<iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='54' width='300'></iframe>

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I tried just reducing the height of the div or iframe without reducing the other but then the audio control is out of the frame.

Any idea of how to reduce the height of the iframe without changing the audio control?

I am thinking of using the HTML5 audio control instead (as in the sites below) but I am not sure how to load and then play a new message from the <a> link.

I'm having an odd pop-up problem with Firefox (61.0.2 64-bit on a Windows 10 system). Only on a few websites, a pop-up appears covering most of the screen with the rest of the web page visible but darkened. The pop-up has an "X" in the upper right corner but clicking it has no effect. The pop-up cannot be closed. The underlying web page may be read by scrolling it "beneath" the pop-up. The only way I have found to remove the pop-up is to close that tab on Firefox.

One website where this happens frequently is www.njmonthly.com, especially when looking at a restaurant-review page on the site. (It can take a minute or so for the pop-up to appear.) Attached is a combined screenshot showing the complete webpage with the pop-up present and the Firefox detail for the pop-up image.

Combined screenshots shoing the pop-up and details of the image file
Restarting Firefox with all add-ons disable has no effect.

Does anyone know how to get the pop-up "X" active so the pop-up can be removed?

Thanks, Pete
Is it possible to find our the age of the image in the www site?
Need to determine an approximate age either the image of the www site possibly.
I have some Javascript that takes the url passed to the page from a form and extracts the parameters and creates an iframe with the src based on these parameters.

The script works fine in Chrome, safari and Firefox but not Internet Explorer (v10 or v11).

I have read that IE doesn't work with searchParams but despite spending several hours searching, I can't find a working alternative or even a clue to help me investigate.

The code I have is

//var url_string = window.location.href; For this example lets use a hardcoded url
var url_string = "http://mydomain.tld?arrival=05%2F09%2F2018&numberOfNights=1&numberOfPersons=1&request_local=en";
var url = new URL(url_string);
var request_locale = url.searchParams.get("request_local");
var arrival = url.searchParams.get("arrival");
var numberOfPersons = url.searchParams.get("numberOfPersons");
var numberOfNights = url.searchParams.get("numberOfNights");

var iframe = document.createElement('iframe');
iframe.setAttribute('id', 'booking-engine');
iframe.setAttribute('frameborder', '0');
iframe.setAttribute('class', 'c-iframe c-iframe--booking');
iframe.setAttribute('style', "height: 1250px;");

if(!arrival) {
iframe.setAttribute("src", "https://uk1.roomlynx.net/rezrooms2/loadOBMApplication.action?siteId=SITEID&request_locale=en&chainAction=newAvailabilitySearch");
else {

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We have Windows 10 Enterprise on various versions 1703, 1709 and 1803.  We have an external website we use which was recently updated by a third party.  When we log into the site, some features do not work as the code appears to be newer and IE defaults to document type 7 on mostof our machines.  If we log in and switch the emulation to IE 11 once logged in, it works fine but this is only a temporary fix.   Some of our machines work fine and others don't.  We have ruled out Windows updates based on the fact that machine with exact same updates, some work some don't. We have cleared caches from within IE and reset IE from within IE with no luck of the application working.  We have also removed "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" in an attempt to reset IE but it doesn't appear to fully reset.  On further testing, we have found that if we create another user profile on the same machine, it works fine so this may be related to the user profile.  Another thing noticed is it may be related to using Microsoft tools to pull and plant profiles on computer rebuild but we have not made this determination 100% but new builds without copying profile seem to be the ones working fine.  Are there any other suggestions to try or any other way to fully reset IE for a specific user profile?  Unfortunately, we have hundred of machine and while we need a solution, we would also like to be able to automate it as creating new profiles on every machine would mean complete reconfiguration of …
is there a firefox for windows browser
re fresh extension

I found reload every
but error because it says does not work with my (newest) version of firefox
Change in behaviour of remote desktop login (RDP) with Google Chrome.
In the last couple of weeks my remote login from home computer to work has changed with Google Chrome browser (but not Firefox or Microsoft Edge).
The new behaviour is:  instead of opening a separate RDP application it opens a remote session in a Chrome browser window itself   .
This is annoying as multiple steps are then needed to get the browser to show the remote desktop in full screen mode.
I'm running Win 10 Pro 64 bit and Google Chrome Version  68.0.3440.106 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I have included images of the RDP session starting and logging in. Previously with Google Chrome (and still with Firefox and Microsoft Edge) a separate RDP task icon appears on the task bar with full-screen capability.
While auditing Active Directory user accounts, we discovered that outside staff who use either Firefox or Chrome to access our public facing SharePoint 2013 site don’t have accurate LastLogonDate time stamps. Staff who use IE11 or Edge have accurate LastLogonDate time stamps.

After authenticating (Claims/NTLM), all users (IE11, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome) can access SharePoint pages just the same.

Is there a setting within SharePoint (or IIS) that will force Firefox and Chrome to update the AD attribute of LastLogonDate?
Are there SharePoint (or IIS) logs that can be efficiently audited to obtain the same information?
How to turn off the Citrix Receiver detection and will it kick off users or cause any downtime?

Our users are constantly getting prompted to download Citrix Receiver, when they are prompted to their username/password from our Citrix StorFront Portal.  Even if they already have Citrix Receiver installed.  The web browsers that always prompt them include:
- Chrome
- FireFox
- Safari

It appears since Google Chrome has disabled NPAPI and that affects the users who access Citrix Receiver from the web and who use Chrome on Windows and Mac.   The following web site explains why that is: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2015/03/09/preparing-for-npapi-being-disabled-by-google-chrome/?_ga=2.177611429.1460706266.1533593524-1957491665.1532986705

In the past I remember working with a Citrix Consultant that disabled the Citrix Detection feature and that allowed everyone to no longer get prompted, no matter which browser they chose to use.  I am not sure what the consultant did exactly; but, I found on the web:
.  In StoreFront console > right-click the Store > Manage Receiver for Web > Configure > Deploy Receiver, you can turn off Receiver detection.

I have 2 questions:

Question1:  Can I disable the Citrix Receiver detection with the above instructions, in StoreFront?

Quesiton2:  Will the above mentioned changes cause any already connected user to disconnect?  

Quesiton3:  Will the StoreFront server require  some serives to be restarted before the …
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What steps need to be taken to enable cookies within the Google Chrome web browser?

When I logon to a Comcast Cable modem I get the message shown below that cookies must be enabled in order for me to access the cable modem.

Please provide me with the steps on how to enable cookies within the Google Chrome web browser.

Enable cookies in Chrome
Summary: Firefox does not display some web pages properly on Windows 10 64-bit PC. Significant troubleshooting already done. Looking for a solution.


I am trying to come back to Firefox after getting frustrated with Chrome. I installed the latest 32-bit version (64.0.1) although I also saw the same problem with the latest 64-bit version (now uninstalled.)

The New York Times (nytimes.com) home page displays properly. Pages inside their website do not display properly. I see the page briefly and then it disappears and the browser window is entirely a white screen. The pages display normally in Chrome and Internet Explorer. Here are some example URLs:




This also occurs with some other web pages. For example, on the following page none of the text displays on Firefox:


Clicking the Read Mode icon produces a mostly-blank page with the statement that the file failed to load.

There is no redirection – Firefox does not forward to any other page – it just displays a blank page with the expected URL.

The only extensions installed are: AdBlock Plus, Copy PlainText, LastPass. The only plugins installed are OpenH264 and Widevine, as automatically installed by Firefox.

Cannot connect to Outlook Web Access through Chrome.

When  I try to connect to https://xxx.xxxx.com I get the error message: 'this site can't be reached' and on the firewall the incoming transaction is blocked indicating it is a http: connection.

When I connect to the same site/URL using i.e. or MS Edge, everything works as expected.
What steps need to be followed to create a group policy to set Google Chrome to have all 21 defaults (so it will be the default web browser) on all Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers within my domain?

I have already added the Chrome Administrative templates (https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/187202) to my Server 2016 group policy templates and have gone to the User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Google |  Google Chrome | Set Chrome as the Default Browser | Enable section to set Google Chrome as the deault web browser. I got these steps through my other question here.

However, even after the group policy has refreshed on the Server 2016 servers and Windows 10 computers Google Chrome still isn't the default web browser.

So I am now looking for a way of setting Google Chrome to have all 21 defaults (so it will be the default web browser) on all Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers.

How can this be done?

Google Chrome defaults
I've updated the central store in Windows 2012 domain with admx files for Chrome. Edited policy, but pcs never get the policy since they don't have the admx file locally.
Question : How do the pcs get these admx files ? The settings in the template cant apply I assume since they don't have the file.
Where may I download Java version 1.8.0_121c for a Windows 7 64-Bit PC?

I am trying to find a specific version of Java to download and install on my work PC.  My new company uses ZENworks and this Java file keeps trying to install itself on my pc; but every time it initiates the installation all Internet browsers abruptly close (without any warning).

That can be counter-productive and disastrous if I am making any configuration changes on an appliance via the web interface and not able to save any configuration changes.  It does not appears that the java installation file is copied to the network anywhere and I have been tasked with finding a safe web source to download the file again.

I am not sure if this is a jre1.80.121c or a jdk....  or whatever.  There seems to be a variety of flavors of Java software to choose from.  I am concerned about downloading these files from unknown/unverified web sites as well.  Can someone direct me to a safe web page where I may download Java version 1.8.0_121c for a Windows 7 64-Bit PC?

I recently had to deal with a client's pc which had been hijacked via the browser. It all started with an email with a ransom threat about having recorded the user going to Pron site and sending it to their contacts. The hacker did obviously have keylogger installed because they did successfully identify the login password for the Windows account. That account luckily was locked down in Standard User mode. However the infection got through on Chrome's extensions which had a number of dodgy looking ones. I am still a little bewildered how a hacker can still install tools without the admin password and logged in as Standard user.
Anyway, that's a secondary question.
My main question is can someone suggest a good program/tool/extension that can protect against dodgy extensions? I would prefer not to use all in one solutions like Internet Security that various vendors sell, but a specific program that's particularly fine tuned to dealing with web browser protection.

I have put in a query to an online database and have collected quite a bit of data via copy-paste of each page of results.  For the most part, each record displayed on each results page shows six different fields.  However, approximately 5% of the records have a different number of fields -- 5 or 7 but occasionally 4.  It is time-consuming and tedious to add and remove carriage returns in preparation for doing a Text to Table conversion in MS Word.  I need to find a better way of processing this data.  Here are the ideas I've had:

1. Learn data scraping.
2. Write a text processing script to add carriage returns as needed, and to flag records that have too many carriage returns.  This would allow me to make the needed adjustments more efficiently.
3. Find a utility that puts the data neatly into a table.  (So far I've used the Data Miner Chrome extension but am not expert in using it yet.  I've gotten fairly good results with it on some sites and disastrous results on the site I'm currently working with.)
4. Get better at using a macro-creation tool such as Auto It or MouseRecorder.  (I've used this sort of tool in a primitive way so far. )
5. I wonder whether saving the html rather than doing a plain text copy action could be part of a better process.

If you can help me with at least one of these, I'd like to hear back with some guidance.  Also, if you can think of a fifth approach, I'm all ears.

I have made simple MS Word macros with a bit of VBA editing.  I …

how do I ad addon video download helper for firefox

that page does not have a download link
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What are the best methods to change the default web browser from Internet Explorer (or Edge) to Google Chrome via group policy?

I need to make sure that I can make this change using group policy so that all Windows 10 and Server 2016 servers will change their default web browsers to Google Chrome.

All of these computers already have Google Chrome installed but it is not yet the default browser.

We also need to make sure that if any users change their default web browser that the group policy will automatically reset their default web browser back to being Google Chrome.
All, we have an issue where Internet Explorer opens and closes no errors. No matter if I run it as another ID or admin it opens then closes. We have tried everything. I am opened to suggestions. I always give points to all if you have a good suggestion. :)
Chrome takes between 6-12 seconds to load if it even loads, sometimes it errors out.  The internet works fine for other computers, and even other browsers on the same computer.
The PC is running windows 10, latest update, and also the newest update with Chrome.

I have tried to uninstall, reboot and reinstall chrome, and same issue.
I have ran CCleaner and cleaned up the PC, same problem perists.
I have stopped the cryptosvc service, and that was stopped, it seemed to work fine, but I need this service started because my AV program relies on this service.

I have come across these two sites that looks like this issue is a bug.  What puzzles me is that other computers are running on the newest version of the OS and Chrome, and don't have this issue.  Even with my own PC, it works fine, so far, I just have one computer with this issue.


When starting chrome, in the status bar, it just says "establishing secure connection"

Any idea's how to resolve this issue?
I had a pretty good setup with my Google Chrome with bookmarks and such setup nicely. Unfortunately I went into my Google Chrome on my Android and may have screwed up royally. Suddenly all my bookmarks were gone and I had ones from years ago. Like 5 years ago from another machine. I was surprised. SO I went to the Well of Knowledge and found that I must have set the bookmarks in my phone unententionally and I will have to find the Bookmark Files to return them. Only problem is on my machine. I can find no bookmarks when searching.
Windows 10 I assume professional since I upgraded from 7 Pro to Win 10
Google Chrome Version 67.0.3396.99 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Samsung Android Galaxy S6

Can my original version of Bookmarks from a week ago be retrieved or am I Doomed?!
Hello Certificate Experts,

We have a test intranet website that is an exact replica of our production intranet site.  The marching order came down to secure the test intranet site in preparation for securing the production site.  I generated the CSR for the test intranet site in IIS Manager.  I then took the certificate request and generated the SSL certificate for the site via our enterprise CA.  I imported the certificate onto the web server and then configured the test site to use the certificate.  I verified I could hit the secure test intranet site via IE with no problems.  I tried hitting the test intranet site with Chrome and I get a warning, but I can click through the warning and hit the site.  In looking at the warning, Chrome sees the certificate generated by our enterprise CA as being invalid.  While research into why Chrome sees this certificate as invalid, I ran into several different articles/posts indicating that for Chrome to recognize our internally generated certificate as valid it had to have the subject alternate name field.  I opened certmgr.msc on the web server and generated a new CSR with a SAN attribute.  I used the new CSR to generate a new certificate from the enterprise CA.  I imported the new certificate onto the web server via certmgr.msc.  I viewed the properties of this certificate and verified it did in fact have a subject alternate name attribute.  I then went into IIS Manager and removed the first certificate from the binding of the test…
We have a Yahoo Store and are trying to activate their "secure server" feature which will run our website ona secure server and display our URL as https://

I've spends hours getting rid of any content (images, scripts, etc.) coming from an unsecured server by moving this content to Yahoo's server. Finally I was able to get rid of any "blocked content" warnings when testing the pages in the secured mode.

Unfortunately, after making the new setup live, some browsers, like Firefox and Safari, are showing the site as Secure while Chrome and Opera are still showing it as unsecured. Chrome did change it warning from "this site is not secure" to "this site is not fully secure." (underline mine).

Yahoo techs tried to tell me I must get rid of any external links to unsecure (http://) .  My questions:
(1) Are external links to unsecured websites (<a href="http://example.com">) allowed?
(2) Has anyone come across this problem with Chrome where they're being overly strict on what constitutes a fully secured website and, if so, what code are they calling unsecured when other browsers consider it secure?

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.