Want to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge? Good luck with that!
When it comes to changing your default search provider from Bing to Google or vice versa, pretty much every web browser offers an easy way to do so, all but the Microsoft Edge.
As it turns out, Microsoft has made it as hard as possible to get rid of the Bing. So how exactly do you do that in Edge?
If you open Advanced Settings, and pick the “Change search engine” option, the only search engine that will be there is Bing, not only that but you won’t even be able to add any other provider.
As I’ve been using Vivaldi browser more and more, there have been some things that annoyed me and for which I though there was never a setting (with the exception of sidebar).
In any case, today I’d like to share with you 4 tips that (at least in my eyes) make browsing experience much better.
Transforming it from this
And it might actually work.
If you’ve been wondering what kind of magic tricks can be self-taught in order to speed up your reading experience, then BeeLine Reader might very well be something worth checking out.
So what is it all about? Basically, once you install the extension and click on a little button that will appear in your bookmarks bar, the text will be reformatted into something like this:
Now here’s something awesome.
If you don’t feel like entering your real email or phone number when signing up with some (especially dodgy) web site, then MaskMe is the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s how it works:
When you install the add-on and signup on any new website, it will allow you to generate “fake email” address, which then will forward confirmation link (or any other information) to your real inbox. The result? You real email address won’t be sold to email marketers and when you do start receiving spam, you can delete the fake one at any time.
If you are concerned about your privacy after reading Mozilla’s statements, here is a simple tip to disable all telemetry data collecting. Go to:
Settings > Advanced
Click on the “Data Choices” tab
Uncheck the “Enable Telemetry” box
That’s it, as simple as that.
Recently, Mozilla has published a list of the top 12 Firefox extensions of 2012. Unlike the majority of such recommendations, the following post actually includes a couple of new and less known extensions. Mostly because it’s one add-on per month rather than the top 12 extensions by downloads. So, grab that mouse of yours and start clicking.
Here is a list of the more useful ones:
Good news for consumers and bad for Android developers.
If you’ve been annoyed by a boatload of ads on your applications and a possible battery drain, then your life is about to get easier. Thanks to the recently released Adblock Plus application for Android, it will block both web site and in-app ads.
The best part? Adblock Plus is free and requires no rooting.
Fix what’s broken.
Just yesterday, I have encountered a strange issue with the release preview version of the Internet Explorer 10. For some strange reason, it won’t copy or paste data from or to the web site.
Thankfully, I have found a cause and a simple way to fix that.
Good news, we have just released a new version of FavBackup for you to play with. No major changes, just additional web browser versions support.
- Added Google Chrome 16 Support
- Added Firefox 7 and Firefox 8 Support
- Added Opera 11.60 Support
This is a guest post by Mark Subel.
It’s that time of year where the ghosts and goblins come out and we get ready for Halloween night. Kids are making last minute changes to their costume and parents haven’t yet figured out what they’re wearing to the Halloween party. Whatever the case, you won’t run out of options for dressing up your browser this Halloween season. Firefox, IE and Chrome users have a wealth of options for decorating their browsers this year with several amazing Halloween themes available online. Here are our favorite Halloween themes for your browser: