browsers

Disable Pocket Integration In Firefox To Save Memory

Firefox is a great browser, and Pocket is a great tool for saving articles to read later. But if Pocket’s integration with Firefox (currently in Beta and Nightly versions) doesn’t thrill you, here’s how to disable it and keep it from eating your precious memory.


Ask LH: Is Microsoft Edge Any Good?

Dear Lifehacker, I heard that Microsoft is releasing a new browser with Windows 10. What’s new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?


Get The Old Chrome Bookmark Manager Back

The newest version of Chrome features a fancy new bookmark manager and interface that’s all about thumbnails. If you’re not a fan of that snazz, Techdows points to a flag you can switch to get the old interface back.


How To Use Private Browsing Mode On Every Platform

Private Browsing limits the amount that your online browsing habits are tracked and recorded. Here’s how to enable it for every major platform.


Opera Mini Gets Android Overhaul

Opera’s latest mobile browser concentrates on speed and an improved Android experience, as it tries to double its Android market share.


Activate YouTube's New Transparent Player With This Cookie

Google is currently experimenting with a slick new transparent player. If you want to activate it for yourself, you can do so with a simple cookie edit.


The Challenges For Spartan's 'Kill Internet Explorer' Mission

Love it or hate it, Internet Explorer (IE) has been Microsoft’s window on the web for almost 20 years. In the rapidly evolving online world this is a ripe old age, and now Microsoft has decided it is time for IE to hand over the baton.


Create A Separate Chrome User Account To Reduce Distractions

It’s easy to get distracted when the first thing your browser shows you in the morning is Facebook, Twitter or your favourite site. Reduce the clutter by adding a separate, work-only account to Chrome.


Google Will Use Pointer Events In Chromium

If you’re a Google Chrome user on a Windows tablet, you may have noticed that scrolling can be a little quirky with just touch inputs. Google’s plan to fix this involves borrowing a feature already in Internet Explorer.


Microsoft Changes Approach To Help Project Spartan Kill Internet Explorer Faster

Back when Microsoft announced its plans for its new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10, it also outlined how it would continue to support Internet Explorer for businesses who depended on features for older versions. Now those plans have changed.