I am looking for ways to browse securely over the internet, while not giving any data to corporations (including my ISP) that is unwarranted and also preventing malware (like the CryptoLocker ransomware epidemic in late 2012). [more inside]
posted by theobserver
on Jan 19, 2014 -
I want to read web sites by flipping through a series of letter-size pages (like you do with PDFs), instead of scrolling one long page. Right now I'm just printing sites as PDFs and reading them in Acrobat, but is there a way to make the browser do it instead? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator
on Nov 26, 2013 -
Is there a way to access random pages fetched from archives of the Onion? Something similar to Wikipedia's "random article" function? [more inside]
posted by willie11
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I love using the Chrome to Phone
extension to send websites from Chrome to my Android phone. Does anyone know of a program that does the reverse?
posted by Aanidaani
on Nov 17, 2012 -
Is there an easy way to archive all the content of web pages I visit, saving the pages to my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Are there any Firefox (or Chrome or Safari, I guess) add-ons that will allow me to make a blank tab that I can type text into? In other words, any extensions that will allow me to take notes inside FF rather than in another program?
posted by OmieWise
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Ok so I'm overseas for awhile, horrible internet; is there a way store webpages automatically so I don't have to reload them next time? I view page, what i see is saved?? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by rmathew1
on Aug 5, 2011 -
There are any number of mobile devices which can be used to read ebooks, go online, play games, etc etc, but is there a cheap bare-bones alternative for people who just want a mobile device for reading HTML files they transferred onto it?
(Be lenient if this is a stupid question, I'm not particulary tech-savy)
posted by quizblorg
on Mar 6, 2011 -
I'm digital arts student who wants to visualize internet addiction.
How do I log browser activity: not just history...but back, forward, scrolling, and the seconds between each action? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser
on Jan 23, 2011 -
How can I download my Google web history in a way that maximizes the data's usability? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn
on Jul 22, 2010 -
I don't want to remote control my PC's desktop (via LogMeIn), I just want to remotely web browse... [more inside]
posted by blahtsk
on Jun 3, 2010 -
I access the internet in a university halls of residence, with internet access provided by the university. How much of my web browsing is private? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 1, 2010 -
What really is the difference between a new tab or a new window while using an internet browser? Does opening a tab take up less RAM than a new window or is it merely more convenient?
posted by zzazazz
on Feb 9, 2010 -
Can I make Firefox 3.5 never remember history (but still save cookies and cache pages) for certain domains automatically but remember history normally for everything else? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Jul 22, 2009 -
How can a competent but not technical geek person browse internet as securely and privately as possible, keep files private on a pc etc? Linux distro? specifics - [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Internet safety for beginners. Where do I find a simple guide to print out for my techno-phobe father? [more inside]
posted by giraffe
on Aug 22, 2008 -
What is your formula for finding the most active online forums for discussions about very specific subjects? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Is there an easy way to manage extensive amounts of .eps & .ai files (Adobe Illustrator) into a .pdf catalog format? I often buy vector pack cds that come with vast amounts of eps/ai files but there is almost always a single .pdf file that has a catalog of all the files in one for easy browsing. Is there a tool that does this automatically?
posted by cheero
on Sep 19, 2007 -
How does one go about hiring someone to create a specific Greasemonkey script or Firefox extension for them? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Sep 6, 2007 -
How can I download/cache web pages that require cookies and/or a login for later reading in Firefox (or IE).
Is there a spider plugin for either browsers, or a stand alone program that will support authentication? [more inside]
posted by tiamat
on Jul 3, 2007 -
I think the title explains it all:
I'm looking to get a list of all files in a specific directory from a web server- www.site.com/docs/. The thing is, there's an index.htm file in that directory so if I browse to it, I just get the index file. Is there any way to find out the names of all files in that directory, scripting or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by newatom
on Apr 20, 2007 -
SoftwareFilter: help me find a good way to view Firefox pages offline for MacOSX. [more inside]
posted by rmm
on Dec 31, 2006 -
For the sake of my productivity and my sanity, I need to block certain websites that eat up waaaaay too much of my time. I use Firefox (specifically, Deer Park) on a Mac. How can I do this? Oh, and there's a twist inside... [more inside]
posted by logovisual
on May 23, 2006 -
Whats your favorite (social) bookmarking site? Please read details inside. [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Mar 20, 2006 -
At work we use Bonsai
to browse our source control tree. Bonsai isn't that great of a product and FishEye costs a lot and is overkill for my needs, anyone know of any other good tools in this space? [more inside]
posted by aspo
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Suddenly every time I open a new Internet Explorer (6.02) window, it shuts down all the other IE windows that are currently open. This stinks, and is something that only began about 3 or 4 days ago. It's so bad that when I select 'Open in New Window,' that also closes down the original window. What's going on and how can I fix this?
posted by NYCnosh
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Lately when I attempt to view web-based .pdf files, I get nothing but a blank screen. I am running Firefox 0.9.3 with Adobe Reader 7.0. Any suggestions?
posted by LilBucner
on Jun 18, 2005 -
I need, for sentimental reasons, a few old issues of Hustler magazine from the late 70s/early 80s. The problem? I'm not sure of the issue dates and it's not the kind of thing my local library carries. Where can I browse through old Hustlers? [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on May 12, 2005 -
I'm really tired of all the advertising and dancing crap that clutters up most news/magazine web articles. I find myself constantly searching for a "Printer Friendly Format" link so that I can read the article in a column wider than 1 inch and not paginated in such a way as to maximize ad views.
Is there any utility, web site, firefox extension, something, that can take me to the "PFF" right away?
posted by de void
on May 9, 2005 -
What blogs do you read? I'm on the search for intelligent, thoughtful blogs like everyone's favorite, Metafilter. Sure, there's Fark
, and Linkswarm
to name a few, but these sites are a bit chaotic and, frankly, too big. The Fark I started reading years ago now has too many silly local stories--why are so many about dumb criminals?
I'm also not looking for personal blogs, but more community-based. Any suggestions?
posted by zardoz
on Feb 16, 2005 -
I really love using Firefox instead of IE as my browser, but I'm having problems with Firefox at work. About half the time I try to use it at work, it won't load anything. It tells me that the page timed out. Whenever this happens, I have to browse with IE instead until Firefox starts working again, several minutes later. I have no problems with Firefox at home. I've heard this is a firewall-related issue, but I don't really understand. Is there a way to fix this?
posted by Tin Man
on Aug 13, 2004 -
I just gave up on two pages in quick succession; the first hung while it waited and waited on something from akamai, which was apparently taking a nap just then, and the second while it waited and waited on something from doubleclick, equally asleep. Like I care whether a page manages to do its dirty background business with doubleclick. Is there any browser that has a [SKIP IT] button you can click that means "give up on what you're trying to get right now, skip over it, go on and load the rest of the page"? Would such a button be feasable?Or have I been missing something that's been in front of me all the time?
posted by jfuller
on Jul 28, 2004 -
I am doing some temporary work in an office, and I am stuck using Internet Explorer. Is there some kind of Java applet I can use to replicate tabbed browsing? I can't install any kind of extension for IE, so thats a no go.
posted by Orange Goblin
on Jul 28, 2004 -
Norton AV keeps finding java class files that that have viruses and trojans: byteverify, backdoor.Hacarmy, Js.Exception.Exploit. How do I keep them off my system?
I use both IE and firefox/firebird
posted by srboisvert
on Feb 16, 2004 -