Browser

Chromium's "Show Url" is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/23/chromiums-show-url-is-the-most-useless-thing-i-have-ever-seen-in-a-browser/

a week ago

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the […]

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Firefox to burn FTP out of its browser, starting slowly in version 77 due in April

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/20/firefox_deprecates_ftp/

a week ago

Already sin-binned it in 2018, will keep it around in extended support until 2021, and is way behind Chrome

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Mozilla will remove FTP support in the Firefox web browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/19/mozilla-will-remove-ftp-support-in-the-firefox-web-browser/

2 weeks ago

Mozilla plans to disable and later on remove support for the FTP protocol in the organization's Firefox web browser this year. Discussions about ending FTP support date back to 2015 when Google […]

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Vivaldi introduces ad-blocker in latest browser snapshot

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/16/vivaldi-introduces-ad-blocker-in-latest-browser-snapshot/

2 weeks ago

Vivaldi continues its work of integrating protective features into the company's web browser. The company launched tracking protection in a recent snapshot to block known trackers automatically when the feature is enabled. […]

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Microsoft adds option to change New Tab search provider to new Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/15/microsoft-adds-option-to-change-new-tab-search-provider-to-new-edge-browser/

2 weeks ago

Microsoft updated the list of features recently that it plans to introduce into the company's new Chromium-based Edge browser in the coming months. Some of the features are planned for a March […]

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Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/12/firefox_74_aims_to_contain_facebook_tighten_security/

3 weeks ago

Prompt to install enhanced extension is the first thing you'll see

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What is Opera Browser Assistant and how to disable it?

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/12/what-is-opera-browser-assistant-and-how-to-disable-it/

3 weeks ago

If you have a version of the Opera web browser installed on your devices there is a chance that Opera Browser Assistant is running. Additionally, you may also notice, at least on […]

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Vivaldi adds a clock with alarm and timer to browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/09/vivaldi-adds-a-clock-with-alarm-and-timer-to-browser/

3 weeks ago

The latest snapshot of the Vivaldi web browser displays a clock in the status bar of the browser that supports alarm and timer functionality. One of the things that I like about […]

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Microsoft adds Chrome themes support to new Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/06/microsoft-adds-chrome-themes-support-to-new-edge-browser/

4 weeks ago

Users of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser which the company released in January 2020 officially will soon be able to install themes designed for Google Chrome in Microsoft's web browser. […]

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New Microsoft VS Code browser editor update – better Go, Python language, Docker support

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-microsoft-vs-code-browser-editor-update-better-go-python-language-docker-support/

a month ago

Microsoft has released a new version of Visual Studio Online, its browser companion to the popular VS Code editor.

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If you're serious about browser privacy, you should probably pass on Edge or Yandex, claims Dublin professor

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/27/edge_and_yandex_browser_privacy_shame/

a month ago

Merging search and address bar means more data for the tech giants

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Microsoft improves Easter Egg Surf game in new Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/27/microsoft-improves-easter-egg-surf-game-in-new-microsoft-edge-browser/

a month ago

Did you know that Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser has an Easter Egg? If you follow certain instructions to the letter, you will unlock a Surf game that is integrated in […]

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Study finds Brave to be the most private browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/25/study-finds-brave-to-be-the-most-private-browser/

a month ago

Are you concerned about your web browser sending data back to the company that created it? A new study, Web Browser Privacy: What Do Browsers Say When They Phone Home?, looked at […]

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Breaking bad... browser use: New Mexico accuses Google of illegally slurping kids' private data via G Suite

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/21/new_mexico_sues_google/

a month ago

Web giant hits back, says allegations are 'factually wrong'

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Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/20/chrome_deploys_deeplinking/

a month ago

It's not a bug, it's a feature, explains the Chocolate Factory

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Forcing us to get consent before selling browser histories violates our free speech, US ISPs claim

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/20/maine_isp_lawsuit/

a month ago

That ain't the way life should be, Maine responds

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Open in Browser is a Firefox extension that opens PDFs, images directly instead of downloading them

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/17/open-in-browser-is-a-firefox-extension-that-opens-documents-and-images-directly/

a month ago

Firefox as you know, has built-in support for viewing some document formats like TXT, PDF, XML and image formats. But sometimes you get a download dialog open up, instead of the content […]

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Waterfox web browser sold to System1

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/14/waterfox-web-browser-sold-to-system1/

2 months ago

It appears that the Waterfox web browser has been sold to System1 recently, the same company that bought the Startpage search engine some time ago. To be precise, Startpage was bought by […]

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Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/07/chromium_edge_blocks_microsoft_rewards_extension/

2 months ago

Virtue is its own reward

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How to change the font size and type in the new Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/03/how-to-change-the-font-size-and-type-in-the-new-microsoft-edge-browser/

2 months ago

Microsoft released the first stable version of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on January 15, 2020 for Windows and Mac OS X. The browser shares the core with Google Chrome and […]

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