Gizmodo: How to Stop Too Many Tabs From Taking Over Your Browser

Gizmodo: How to Stop Too Many Tabs From Taking Over Your Browser. “Browser tabs. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. They’re both incredibly useful and an extremely annoying suck on your productivity and your computer’s system resources. But perhaps there is a way to use multiple tabs the way the universe intended without letting them run roughshod over your life.”

Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google. “In 1995, at the dawn of the Internet era, Marc Andreessen famously predicted that his rocket ship of a startup, Netscape Communications Corporation, would soon reduce Windows to ‘a poorly debugged set of device drivers.’ Netscape is, alas, long gone, and Andreessen’s bold assertion is just a footnote in the great book of Internet Quotes, but it eventually came true. Sort of.”

PC World: Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week

PC World: Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week. “Microsoft said in November that the new Chromium-based Edge would begin replacing the ‘traditional’ Edge, which uses Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML to render pages. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft’s Modern Life & Devices Group, told PCWorld that the process would begin on January 15.”

BetaNews: Firefox 72 improves site notifications tool, rolls out picture-in-picture video to Mac and Linux

BetaNews: Firefox 72 improves site notifications tool, rolls out picture-in-picture video to Mac and Linux. “Mozilla has released Firefox 72.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 68.4 and Firefox ESR 68.4.0. Mac and Linux users gain the picture-in-picture video feature introduced for Windows in Firefox 71. Fingerprinting scripts are now blocked as standard with this new release, while intrusive pop-up notifications from websites have been confined to the Address Bar to prevent disruption when browsing.”

BetaNews: Error codes are coming to Chrome to help get to the bottom of Aw, Snap! messages

BetaNews: Error codes are coming to Chrome to help get to the bottom of Aw, Snap! messages. “When Chrome crashes, a message reading Aw, Snap! appears — and it’s not particularly helpful. Mindful of this, Google is going to introduce error codes to the browser to help users determine what has gone wrong.”

Wired: Tweak These Google Chrome Settings to Level Up Your Browsing

Wired: Tweak These Google Chrome Settings to Level Up Your Browsing. “Chances are you spend a lot of your computing time inside a browser window, and quite possibly inside a Chrome tab; Google’s browser has come from nowhere in 2008 to dominate the browser landscape on desktop and mobile. Part of Chrome’s appeal is its ease of use, but it also has more advanced features just below the surface that can help you do more in less time. To give your time online a boost, try these Chrome tips and tweaks.”