Ars Technica: An ancient Chrome tab trick just blew my mind. “If your browser is a catastrophe of tabs as mine is—I currently have six Chrome windows across three monitors with more than 100 tabs open, because tabs are the new bookmarks—then this thing I just discovered may be life-changing.” He says it’s an old trick, but I didn’t know about it!
BetaNews: Opera 47 (finally) adds bookmarks export, smoother video playback. “Opera Software has unveiled Opera 47.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a fast turnaround from Opera 46, taking less than the usual six-week development cycle to go from alpha to final release. As a result, the new release is light on major features, but does boast a number of improvements, including smoother video and exportable bookmarks. It also updates the underlying Chromium engine to version 60.”
PC World did a browser shootout comparing Edge, Opera, Firefox, and Chrome. “The web browser is by far the most important piece of software on your PC—at least for most users. Unless you’re at a workstation crunching numbers or editing the next Star Wars you probably spend the majority of your computer time staring at a web app or a website. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’ve always got the best tool for the job, and in 2017 that does not include Internet Explorer.”
Gizmodo: How To Block Super Annoying Website Notification Requests In Chrome. “Nowadays every other… site does it. You’re browsing the web, open a tab here, click a link there, and wham: Watchcartoons wants to 🔔! show notifications. YouTube wants to 🔔! show notifications. Facebook aches to—it must—🔔! show notifications. So what do you do? You block them, that’s what you do. God forbid you accidentally click ‘Allow.'”
PC World: 10 alternative browsers that prove there’s life after Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer. “Despite the seemingly small world of web browsers, there’s an entire alternative universe out there. All of them are fighting for your attention with unique features and specializations around new interface concepts, privacy, music, social media, and more. If you’re looking to shake up your web-surfing experience, consider these 10 great browsers not named Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer.”
Metafluff: The New Firefox and Ridiculous Numbers of Tabs. “I’ve got a Firefox profile with 1691 tabs. I started trying to write down why, but gave up for now. It was becoming an overly long exploration of product design and the future of the web. It’s Friday. Let’s keep things simple.”
Neowin: Browser market share reports emphasize that Microsoft Edge just isn’t good enough for users. “With the start of the new month, market share reports have started to come in. However, these reports don’t bring encouraging news for every company, especially not Microsoft. Data from two separate firms shows that the company’s Edge browser is only trudging forward, even though it comes bundled with Windows 10.”