Category: browser

How to enable privacy settings like tracker blocking in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and more

How to enable privacy settings like tracker blocking in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and more

Some of you may not think about your web browser all that much. These days, however, it could be worth considering why you use what you use — and how you could benefit if you switch. One of the central features that you should consider is privacy. Most browsers offer at least some level of […]

Tip: Here’s how to fix the horrible new Opera Picture in Picture video player

We recently noted that one of the best features of the Opera browser, besides the free VPN, was its sophisticated Picture in Picture video pop-up, which worked on all video, was intuitive and easy to activate, and offered a large number of user controls. Not long after, it appears Opera disabled this feature, and reverted […]

Microsoft is trying to fix mouse-wheel scrolling on Chromium

One of the distinctive features of the EdgeHTML rendering engine was butter-smooth scrolling, both with your fingers and with the mouse scroll wheel. The move to the Chromium rendering engine has meant switching to a much more abrupt type of scrolling, but Microsoft’s engineers are trying to fix it. A new commit by Microsoft to […]

luruke/browser-2020: Things you can do with a browser in 2020 ☕️

It’s almost 2020, and browsers can do amazing stuff. This repo contains a non-exhaustive list of less-known features implemented in browsers today. This list isn’t intended for a technical audience; instead it wants to be a “I don’t know we could that in a browser” list. In many cases, listed features aren’t yet part of […]

Microbrowsers are Everywhere ◆ 24 ways

You’ve seen it everywhere – that little thumbnail preview of a website mentioned in a tweet, the expanded description in a Slack channel, or in WhatsApp group chat. Figure 1: The preview shown in a group chat provides a hint of what the real webpage looks like These link previews are so commonplace that we […]

Google adds Sharing hub in Chrome Canary

Google has added a new Sharing hub in Chrome Canary for Android. The Sharing hub contains three options — “Send to your Devices,” “QR Code,” “Copy link,” and “More”. Currently, these options are available on the share sheet in Chrome stable. In order to be able to see the Share hub, you’ll have to enable […]

Microsoft Edge Insider extension download page went live for a moment

Back in April, Microsoft removed the Edge Insider Extension from the Microsoft Store as the company made the switch to Chromium to re-work on the Edge browser. Microsoft has since then been working on a new Edge Insider Extension for the Chromium-based Edge and it now looks like the company is very close to release […]