Ars Technica: More than 200 browser extensions ejected from Firefox and Chrome stores. “Mozilla and Google are cracking down on malicious and abusive extensions available for the Firefox and Chrome browsers, respectively. The moves come in response to the recent detection of add-ons that turned out to violate the browser maker’s policies, despite review processes designed to weed out wares that are malicious or have the potential to be malicious.”
MakeUseOf: Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows. “If Microsoft Edge is one of the browsers you rely on for surfing on Windows, we recommend adding a few Edge keyboard shortcuts to your workflow. You can discover them all with our cheat sheet below!”
Gizmodo: Google’s Next Chrome Update May Cause ‘Modest Breakage’ To The Internet. “Version 80 of Chrome is coming to the stable channel of the browser, and with it, a change in the way cookies are handled. As the cookies crumble, it turns out, so does the Internet, with Google saying it hopes that it will cause only ‘a modest amount of breakage’ to websites.”
Make Tech Easier: 7 Best Firefox Extensions You Need to Use in 2020. “Ever since Firefox got its huge ‘Quantum’ update back in 2018, Mozilla’s popular browser has been on a resurgence. It’s faster than ever, and the back-end overhaul meant that extension developers had to redesign their apps to work with Firefox Quantum. Now that the dust has settled, there are tons of smoothly functioning Firefox extensions for you in 2020. Here are our picks for the best Firefox extensions you can use.” UNDO CLOSE TAB.
How-To Geek: How to Install and Use Extensions in the New Microsoft Edge. “The new Microsoft Edge browser, based on the Chromium project used by Google Chrome, brings a better browsing experience to Windows 10 PCs. One unique feature is the ability to use extensions from both Microsoft and Chrome Web Store. Here’s how to install and use them. You’ll need to download the new Microsoft Edge browser and install it before you begin.”
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.”
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.”