urn:uuid:9190562f-aa35-5c13-b890-f566df47645c Topic: Web Browsers – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-10-04T14:15:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:81ac9c1b-c0f3-4dcf-964b-f55e0379fc32 2021-10-04T14:15:00Z 2021-10-04T14:15:00Z Brave and Firefox to intercept links that force-open in Microsoft Edge Brave and Firefox implement support for the microsoft-edge: URL scheme. Brave to hijack Bing search links. Plus, the history of all this anti-competitive crap. <p>Microsoft has inadvertently re-heated the web browser wars with the company’s anti-competitive changes to Windows 11. It made it more difficult to change the default web browser and has expanded the use of links that force-opens Edge instead of the default browser.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/anti-competitive-browser-edges.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:e48ef64a-6199-4e6e-a159-7162fd46e1e3 2021-09-26T11:19:00Z 2021-09-27T04:12:00Z Brave reduces the page load performance cost of its adblocker The Brave browser has significantly cut the page load time overhead of its adblocker. Brave loaded pages slower than competing browsers without adblockers. <p>An adblocker doesn’t necessarily make your web browser load pages faster. The Brave browser introduced a shiny new and more performant adblocking system in late 2019. However, leftovers from its old system have remained in the browser and have quietly held back its performance potential.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ab-performance.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:99578e3e-0096-434e-81b7-10efe3fe2927 2021-07-07T14:06:00Z 2021-07-07T14:06:00Z Google’s unfair performance advantage in Chrome Google Chrome for Android gives Google Search (when set as the default search engine) a network performance-boost over competing search engines. <p>Google Chrome for Android has a feature that gives Google Search an unfair advantage over its competition. Sure, it’s the default search engine and that’s a huge hurdle to overcome for any competitor. However, Chrome also reserves a performance-boosting feature for Google Search exclusively.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-google-dse-preconnect.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:d764d4c0-29d5-4098-b1d8-76a563b61856 2021-06-03T12:52:00Z 2021-06-03T12:52:00Z A deeper dive into Chrome WebFeed Google hasn’t turned Chrome into a feed reader, but it does use Atom and RSS feeds to let visitors follow any website. Here are more details on how it works. <p>You should first read about the article Chrome experiment to let you Follow websites before you keep reading this one. This article goes deeper into the technical details of how Chrome WebFeed works.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-follow-feeds.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:dbe8732e-05a0-47a2-87a3-53b0d249e95c 2021-06-03T11:56:00Z 2021-06-03T11:56:00Z Chrome experiment lets you Follow news and website updates A brief history of where news/syndication feeds (“RSS“) went wrong, and how Google Chrome might just have found the right place for it in the Chrome web browser. <p>Google is experimenting with a new way to undercut the value of its fiercest “attention competitors” (Twitter and Facebook.) It’s also helping web publishers and the open web ecosystem at the same time. Here’s a brief history of the technology behind Chrome’s new Follow feature, and how it’s better than earlier attempts at building feeds into web browsers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-follow-websites.html">Read more …</a></p>