urn:uuid:9190562f-aa35-5c13-b890-f566df47645c Topic: Web Browsers – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-07-10T13:26:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:210a619d-598e-4152-a92c-2f942e163c47 2022-07-10T13:26:00Z 2022-07-10T13:26:00Z On-device browser translations with Firefox Translations Firefox can now do offline and privacy-preserving translation of eight languages with more on the way. Powered by open-source and machine-learning. <p>The Mozilla Firefox web browser is finally beginning to catch up in a market where every competitor has an online language translation service feature. Firefox recently debuted its long-awaited privacy-preserving on-device translation service.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-translations.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c8a7dafd-113c-4d69-924c-66f0f2d86a46 2022-06-12T22:00:00Z 2022-06-12T22:00:00Z The Current Version of Popular Browsers API (powered by Wikidata) Need an API to get the current version numbers for the stable and extended support releases of Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari? Wikidata got your back. <p>What’s the current stable version of Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari? Your browser automatically checks for and keeps itself up to date. However, sometimes you need to find the latest version numbers for other uses. How do you get the latest version numbers of the most popular web browsers?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/latest-browser-versions-api.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:795a9d32-a7c5-4765-86db-418785fa8100 2022-04-05T13:57:00Z 2022-04-05T13:57:00Z Samsung devices incorrectly handle CSS @media hover queries Samsung devices incorrectly handle CSS <code translate=no>@media hover</code> queries The CSS @media hover query detects hover-capable input devices. Samsung touchscreens on Android gives unexpected results by pretending to be a computer touchpad. <p>The <code>hover</code> <code>@media</code> feature query lets you check if a device’s primary input device supports hovering interactive elements. It became part of the web platform as of CSS Media Queries Level 4. The <code>hover: hover</code> query should match on devices with a mouse cursor (e.g. a touchpad), and <code>hover: none</code> should match touchscreens (mobile devices). Unfortunately, Samsung devices say their touchscreens are touchpads.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/css-media-hover-samsung.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:69da5b31-500a-4db1-b5cd-c003cb4ad92e 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z The web is overrun by pop-ups and blockers haven’t worked in years You can now expect every website to inundate you with pop-ups for email lists, promotions, and privacy theater. (No, the GDPR isn’t to blame.) Enough is enough. <p>Virtually all web browsers have a built-in feature to suppress an annoyance from the early days of the web: pop-ups. However, the pop-up blockers of yesteryear no longer work on today’s web. There are pop-ups everywhere gating our entry into virtually all websites. What happened to the pop-up blocker?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/pop-up-blocker.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:cba509bc-0230-4930-b93d-c582db705cb4 2021-11-11T10:11:00Z 2021-12-13T14:09:00Z Windows now blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links Microsoft doubles-down on its user-choice hostile web browser behavior; blocks competitors from opening links from many Windows apps and web experiences. <p>Something changed between Windows 11 builds 22483 and 22494 (both Windows Insider Preview builds.) The build changelog makes a few mentions of changes to the protocol and file associations/default apps system. However, it omitted the headline news: You can no longer bypass Microsoft Edge using apps like EdgeDeflector.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/microsoft-edge-protocol-competition.html">Read more …</a></p>