I've used #Firefox for a long time and don't really have an issue, but I know there were some actions that people didn't like, not open sourcing Pocket, that ad for a VPN, etc.
I do think it's a shame that #Mozilla takes money from Google, and there's some telemetry on by default.
What do you think of the points in this video or other criticism? I don't know anything about the creator, which is part of the reason that I'm asking here.
Betanews: Mozilla says Firefox Android beta and nightly testers can now try out browser extensions https://betanews.com/2023/09/29/mozilla-says-firefox-android-beta-and-nightly-testers-can-now-try-out-browser-extensions/ #FirefoxAndroidextensions #FirefoxAndroidNightly #FirefoxAndroidBeta #FirefoxAndroid #webbrowser #Developer #Article #Firefox #Mozilla
Vivaldi also seems to have an insane amount of UI customization. I didn't get deep into it yet, but I was very delighted to find out I could actually change the location of the tab-closing "x" button from the left end of the tab (default) to the right end (the way I prefer). Nice.
Vivaldi is making a pretty darn solid first impression with me. Surely I'll need to play with it more, but I can see it becoming my main browser over Safari or Firefox.
Installed Vivaldi browser on my Mac today. I'm honestly quite impressed. Everything feels snappy, and being Chromium-based, it plays nice with sites that Safari sometimes stumbles on.
I didn't install any extensions on it, but its built-in adblock seems more than adequate. No ads in youtube by default!
On paper, its Web Panel feature seemed unnecessary and gimmicky, but now I can see how it could be useful. I should actually try using it.
It’s not dead! In fact, it was re-activated as a #LinuxFoundation project and is being actively developed with the goal in mind to “provide an independent, modular, embeddable web rendering engine, allowing developers to deliver content and applications using web standards. ”
I wish it a bright future! There is hope! 😻
I know we're not supposed to use #GoogleChrome anymore, but does anyone know how to unshittify Omnibox autocompletion in #Chrome 118?
It used to be that typing "a r s" would autocomplete to "arstechnica.com" which is one of my bookmarks. now it autocompletes to "arstechnica.com/some/story/i/read/3/weeks/ago.html?tracker=crap"
Great to see #FireFox getting some credit for not being based on #Chromium @mozilla congrats on the well deserved achievement, and keep up the great work on making the best and most secure by default #webbrowser
Top 3 iOS 17 Features: Enable on Your iPhone Now: iOS 17 is here with new features like automatic code cleanup, live voicemail transcription, and private browsing with Face ID. https://shut.net/2023/09/19/news-top-3-ios-17-features-enable-on-your-iphone-now?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #AppleInc #Mobileapp #Patchcomputing #IPhone #Webbrowser
🧑💻It looks like you are using an ad blocker💾
How to remove stupid "It looks like you're using an ad blocker" message from websites, and why they're a stupid idea in the first place.
Read More 👉https://ncot.uk/it-looks-like-you-are-using-an-ad-blocker/
#adverts #WebBrowser #website
It looks like you are using an ad blocker
Why yes I am. And let me also introduce you to my friend “developer mode”.
First we see the slightly offensive box on our screen and notice it’s just some kind of overlay.
And with some school kid hacker skills we find the bit of HTML responsible for the overlay
And find the parent DIV
And then delete it…
Then for bonus points find the container for the text box…
And make that go away.
Pro tip: If you run a website and you think blocking people who are using ad blockers is a good idea, you are wrong, you are an idiot. Either we just disable your ad blocker blockers, or we go somewhere else. You are but one website amongst several billion that Google suggested, it’s so very easy to go somewhere else.Related posts: Image Shortcode TestUpdated WebsiteHow to disable Chrome’s ssl and hsts warnings1990s Web Culture – How the Internet used to be
Chrome feiert 15. Geburtstag mit neuem Look und umstrittenem Cookie-Ersatz
https://www.derstandard.at/story/3000000186324/chrome-feiert-15-geburtstag-mit-neuem-look-und-umstrittenem-cookie-ersatz #Webbrowser #Browser #Chrome
Oh drat, I thought I'd give the #Vivaldi browser a shot, but it doesn't (yet) seem to have automatic profile selection based on a URL.
I wanted it to use a profile based on a URL pattern.
*.youtube.com would launch/use a profile that I use for various Google related activities.
I know that other browsers have that feature already. I use it routinely (but I was considering switching my primary browser).
🧑💻1990s Web Culture – How the Internet used to be💾
Let's jack into the 'net, surf the Information Superhighway and go visit the global village in this video taking a look at mid 90's Internet culture.
Read More 👉https://ncot.uk/1990s-web-culture-how-the-internet-used-to-be/
#Internet #WebBrowser #website
Unsurprisingly, the team behind the #Vivaldi browser have confirmed that #Google's new Topics API in #Chrome, which will mine your browser's history for your interests and report that data to sites that request it, will not be enabled in their #browser:
Start migrating to Firefox, because Google wants to track everything you do, but call it "privacy":
#Google #Privacy #WebBrowser #Ads
«Dass Windows 11 bald alle Links mit dem Standardbrowser öffnet, gilt nur für den Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum, also der EU und der EFTA ohne die Schweiz.»
— Interessant, dass die Schweiz 🇨🇭 nicht dabei ist, aber das Fürstentum Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 🤔 Da hilft bestimmt ein Registry Key :mastocheeky:
Nur in Europa: #Windows11 wird Standardbrowser künftig ausnahmslos akzeptieren | heise online https://www.heise.de/news/Windows-11-akzeptiert-Standardbrowser-kuenftig-ausnahmslos-aber-nur-in-Europa-9290520.html #MicrosoftEdge #DefaultBrowser #Browser #Webbrowser
This is actually something besides the #webbrowser I'm ok with #Mozilla doing, it's basically an #advertising campaign for them anyway - Ask Microsoft: Are you using our personal data to train AI? https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/microsoft-ai/
There’s no perfect browser. They have to make money and no one wants to charge/pay for products. So we pay with our privacy.
I’m trying @Vivaldi because they’re a top candidate for browsing privacy.
But I didn’t know how much I’d love this browser. Especially their “workspaces” feature. It’s a productivity masterpiece. They also have a built-in translation widget. Two really meaningful features.
#Frontend / #webbrowser question.
I observed a very odd behavior of google chromes Page translation where the text of 2 buttons which are close to each other is mixed up. Like, part of the first button text is appearing at the second button, on therefore the full text of the second one is appearing in the first button
Any Idea what can cause this?
Microsoft Edge, is getting full of "extra's" that border on Bloat, so they are trimming some, although some people feel they are getting rid of the wrong ones. the following are being removed:
- Math Solver
- Picture Dictionary
- Grammar Tools
- Kids Mode
Bing chat sidebar, Microsoft loans, shopping helper, and integrated games are staying put.
Cookies löschen in Chrome – so klappt es auf dem PC und Mobilgeräten https://www.t-online.de/digital/internet/id_100209862/cookies-loeschen-in-chrome-so-klappt-es-auf-pc-und-handy.html #Webbrowser #Browser #Chrome #Cookies
#Webbrowser: Update für #GoogleChrome dichtet hochriskante Sicherheitslücken ab | Security https://www.heise.de/news/Webbrowser-Update-fuer-Google-Chrome-dichtet-hochriskante-Sicherheitsluecken-ab-9282328.html #Patchday #ChromeBrowser
Das läuft wohl nicht so gut mit dem alten Sicherheitskonzept. #Chrome #Webbrowser
Google will den Webbrowser Chrome jetzt wöchentlich aktualisieren. Dadurch sollen Sicherheitsupdates schneller bei den Nutzerinnen und Nutzern landen.
I wished @BNetzA and @verbraucherzentrale would aggressively go after sites violating #NetNeutrality :loading: and doing #discrimination against users for using specific (still maintained!*) #WebBrowser|s.
Remember August 13, 1996 (27 years ago)? That's when Microsoft thought it would be fun to release Internet Explorer 3!
In a world where other browsers were like sleek sports cars, IE3 was the well-meaning family van. Sure, it got the job done, but let's face it – there were snazzier options out there.
Yet, IE3 brought its own quirks to the table, leaving us with fond memories of countless pop-ups.
I like It there! I find it to be a mix between #SecondLife and #VRChat! :ablobthinking:
Unfortunately, I've not been able to interact a lot with people, just a quick hey with a person that warned me that my mic was not working, so I fixed it but they went away in no time :ablobnervous:
I suggest to everyone to have a look! It's inspiring! A bit empty.... but #inspiring!
Have you ever explored it? Do you like it? :aphotoblob:
Quoting the linked article from @Vivaldi
Why Vivaldi browser thinks Google’s new proposal, the Web-Environment-Integrity spec, is a major threat to the open web and should be pushed back.
After 11 years and 15 days from 2012-07-12, I am proud to present the first real release of MoeNavigator - a web browser written from scratch in C++. Its engine (called MoeNavigatorEngine) is also written from scratch:
🍏 MacOS 9.0.4 in your Web browser! 👀
PowerPC emulation with some games and utilities
I don't remember how I arrived at this https://www.macintoshrepository.org Web site today, but I had fun playing with this online emulator for a little while. It's a little slow, but I still enjoyed it. Give it a try ✌ 😁
I haven't used my old Macs in a long time.
#Apple #Macintosh #UMAX #S900 #PowerPC #MacOS #Web #Emulator #WebBrowser #Browser #Retro #RetroComputing #Gaming #GameDev
I'm kind of having a #WebBrowser conundrum. #Chrome is spyware. Un-Googled #Chromium insists on signing me out of YouTube constantly and feels a little unfinished. #Edge is just swaps Google spyware for Microsoft. #Firefox feels sluggish on desktop and doesn't work with certain sites. #Brave is alright but their crypto crap and dependence on ads gives me pause. #Vivaldi just has way too much going on and feels slow compared to other chromium derivatives. I guess it's time to give #Mullvad a try.
UNVT Portable - Portable MapServers For Disaster Response
" ‘UNVT Portable’ is a package for RaspberryPi that functions as a map hosting server and can be freely accessed from a web browser within a local network.
It is mainly intended to function in an offline environment during times of severe disaster, and is expected to play an active role... where disaster response headquarters are set up to assess the situation and respond to disasters by combining aerial drone images taken after a disaster occurs with OpenStreetMap and various open data tile data sets prepared in advance…”
#GIS #spatial #mapping #gischat #portable #mapserver #raspberrypi #raspberry #hosting #server #webbrowser #localnetwork #onsite #disasterresponse #hardware #solution #opensource #openformat #responsecenter #disasterresponsecenter #headquarters #readyresponse #mobile #mobileoffice #emergencyresponse #emergencymanagement #emergencypreparedness #risk #hazard #onlinemapping
Most people will tell you that there are only two actively developed web browsers, Firefox and Chromium, and that all others are built on the source code of one of these two (or at least their rendering engine). But I'm aware of at least 2 working browsers that (AFAIK) are not based on either;
* Dooble: https://textbrowser.github.io/dooble/
* Privacy Browser: https://www.stoutner.com/privacy-browser-pc/
Am I wrong about these? (Edit: yes) Anyone know of others?
Loving the Arc browser more and more - the most recent update allows ridiculously easy per-site customisation. I can change the appearance, hide entire elements, or select them and full on re-write the CSS for it.
No longer needing to use a browser extension like Dark Reader - it's all built in now 😅
Hang on, was Vivaldi browser really just featured at #GoogleIO?
Find out why here ⬇️
Statcounter says Apple's Safari has overtaken MS Edge as the second-most-popular browser. (Chrome, of course, is on top by a wide margin. Firefox, sadly, still lags behind.)
Alright, the Arc Browser is finally starting to click with me.
Setting up different spaces with unique profiles (Allowing me to be signed into multiple Google accounts at once, for example), coupled with being able to favourite split views, has allowed me to context switch with EASE.
Add the two-finger trackpad swipe to hop between the spaces and I'm flying.
Starting to love this thing.
NCSA Mosaic Turns 20
(as @sanguish points out, Mosaic is now 30 (edited because I can’t math). I should have pointed out that this article was written TWENTY years ago)
If you can remember, what has been your journey for your default #WebBrowser choice?
Mine is the following:
1. Internet Explorer
I imagine I switched a few more times than this, but generally I think this is pretty close to being accurate.
Is Edge actually a bad web browser or are people just resistant to change?
(Note my use of the word "bad" and not "evil"—I know it uses Chromium under the hood & is maintained by Microsoft. To rephrase, does Edge provide a good web browsing experience?)
#webBrowser #userExperience #opinion
There's a new web browser on the block (it's basically 1995 all over again 😁). If you want to try it, here's a link that's good for 5 people. Currently macOS only (other OSes coming in future), so please only use up an invite if you're on a Mac.
I have only just installed it, so can't tell you if it's the greatest thing ever or a complete waste of time, you'll have to figure that out yourselves...
Seems worth checking out. Thanks for sharing, @chriscoyier!