The open source browser is getting faster and faster by the month
Microsoft Edge has added back a setting that lets you block autoplay audio and video on website. The setting also allows you to add exceptions. Learn how to use it.
Mozilla won't abandon Microsoft's tried and tested platform anytime soon
The e-commerce giant is asking users about their web browsing preferences
Chat, perform searches, summarize webpages, draft content, find related resources and more from the browser's sidebar
"It feels good to be at the dance"
In addition to useful features like tab suspension, a built-in ad blocker, and CPU usage monitor, the Sidekick browser main feature is a 'distraction blocker' to replace bad habits with productive ones.
Microsoft's solution works on Nvidia and AMD graphics cards
Beta runs on WebView2 engine and includes cookie permissions skip function
Microsoft is trying just about anything to get users off of Chrome
Why it matters: Despite holding a 65% share of the global desktop-browser market share, Chrome still has a reputation for being a massive resource hog that consumes memory and battery life like there's no tomorrow. But Google is now rolling out a previously announced set of features that should help to address these issues.
Apple requires all iOS browsers to use WebKit, for now
Cooperation should ensure fair and accurate benchmarks across Safari, Chrome, and Firefox
The last Firefox update of 2022 looks back at 40-year-old audio tech
New functionality should help users on laptops with lots of tabs open
Starting with version 108.0.5359.95, Google Chrome now allows you to find bookmarks, tabs, and your browsing history from the address bar. Just type "@bookmarks" or "@tabs" or "@history" in the address bar and start looking for open tabs and websites you've visited before.
A hot potato: Mozilla has started accepting Manifest V3 add-ons for the code-signing process of the AMO store. From June 2023, Chrome will only accept MV3 extensions and crippled ad-blocking tools. Mozilla will continue to support full-featured (MV2) ad-blockers like uBlock Origin anyway.
What just happened? Researchers with Guardio Security uncovered a "vast campaign" of malicious data-collecting browser extensions. The analysts dubbed it "Dormant Colors" because of the malware's focus on color and style themes --- Action Colors, Power Colors, Super Colors, and so on. Dormant Colors consists of 30 different extensions that millions of users have downloaded.
Around 10% of Windows systems still use Win 7
The latest Firefox release has added PDF editing capabilities, including writing text, drawing, and adding signatures. FF 106 also includes a new shortcut button to quickly go to private browsing mode.
The text can be replaced with fraudulent URLs, addresses, or other malicious information
It's just for debugging, they swear