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Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:56 am
by richietog
Since I really can't figure where to put browser section, I thought I would lump it in the PC section, since I don't have a Mac

Anyhoo, this tip specifically makes YouTube go all dark. Darkmode as it is officially called

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/youtube-has ... d=36521598

It has made viewing specially less eyes straining while watching YouTube videos. It makes the contrast pop out a bit more on HD videos as well. Also makes some videos stretch a little further to the edges of the screen and the gallery after the video has ended fill the screen. All you need is an account and Chrome browser for the PC (Windows) and Mac

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:07 pm
by richietog
For those too lazy (like me) to type with an iPhone, and want to upload pics and video to Instagram, here is a new way that was stupidly obvious to upload via pc (or mac)
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-post ... -computer/
Again, you have to have chrome, simply because the others didn't think of it. Also, you can look at any other website using this method

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:43 pm
by loughor
An interesting Firefox new feature to share files.

http://www.techradar.com/news/mozilla-l ... f-destruct

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:52 pm
by richietog
What's the point if it isn't password protected? Fair enough, you can archive files with a password, but there are some software that can crack those files

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:31 pm
by richietog
It says 11, I say 10 actually, new tips while using Chrome browser....can't I come up with anything other than Chrome....ffs
anyway, here are the 11 10 tips
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 89101.html

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:40 pm
by Wooster
Aye, some of them aren't exactly news. :/

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:38 am
by loughor
FF 55.0.2 yesterday. Not a drama in that. Today I clicked the down pointer thing in the address field to see selected last sites and Mozilla have put something extra at the bottom. It doesn't seem to add any value or contextual function, so change for the sake of change, because they can. That is the kind of change that riles me. I'm a grumpy old git using classic theme with the address above the tabs. When they change it too much from what I want, I'll just use Safari.

--edit--
Seems I wasn't the only annoyed person :D
Fixed - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1170688

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:12 am
by richietog
Firefox 8 for iOS added night mode. Kind of strange since iOS already has it. Albeit not the same

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:12 am
by Wooster
Firefox is still a bit of a clusterfuck for me.

It's got some serious lag problems (accessing a site can take up to 10* seconds) and on closing it results in a couple of 'not responding' warnings that have to be closed down as well.

Vivaldi, on the other hand, just rattles the sites up in short order.



*10 seconds is forever these days.

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:41 pm
by richietog
YouTube has darkmode across all browsers now...........brilliant, no more hacking into the browser's console

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:04 pm
by loughor
Firefox 56 changed the way Options (Windows) or Preferences (mac OS) are displayed. There are only four sections. If you want the old layout back, do the about:config thing and change browser.preferences.useOldOrganization frm false to true. Sorry about the zed there but it ia a Yank product after all, so they get to choose.

I see that FF 57 is due 14th November and will change stuff, like add-ons not working and the visuals (tab shape, etc.). On the plus side they claim it it very fast and memory efficient. For me, as a confirmed FF user using Classic Theme Restorer, if I don't like it straight away, it will have to go. Safari already gets used by me for rare stuff where FF falls down.

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:31 pm
by loughor
Has anyone tried FF 57 yet?

http://www.techradar.com/news/firefox-q ... n-you-back

I'm not going there yet. If Classic Theme Restorer is blocked then I'm not interested. I'll do some more research.

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 pm
by richietog
Just installed FF57. Do not know about Classic Theme Restorer, not installed it, but it looks new, bit like the smartphone version

EDIT: According to this, no
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... erestorer/

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:55 am
by loughor
Classic Theme won't work.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... erestorer/
Looks like I have the choice of sticking with 56.x and slowly go out of date/security or just go to Safari and get used to it. It is already my backup browser when FF just won't show things. Maybe I have too many blocker/privacy things but they don't mess up Safari, which also gets good performance reviews these days.

Re: Browsers tips and hacks (no, I'm not talking about breaking into other computers)

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21 am
by Wooster
The theme doesn't bother me one iota.
The bookmarks toolbar is there, a search box is there and the address bar is there...what else do you need? :/