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 2022-04-05T13:57:00Z weekly 10 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> 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>