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 2021-07-07T14:06:00Z weekly 10 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#src=feed">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#src=feed">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#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5d4122a2-9abe-4cbc-bd83-d4313b64947c 2021-04-24T18:08:00Z 2021-04-24T18:08:00Z EdgeDeflector 1.2 addresses installation woes The new EdgeDeflector version 1.2 introduces a new installation flow to accommodate Windows 10 further locking down user file and protocol association settings. <p>I’ve just released EdgeDeflector version 1.2. EdgeDeflector is a small utility program that prevents Windows 10 from force-opening links in Microsoft Edge instead of your default web browser. The new version address installation challenges and behavior that causes misclassification by anti-virus programs.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edgedeflector-12update.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:fd139d96-76ea-4280-9424-bd86526a7548 2021-02-02T14:58:00Z 2021-02-02T14:58:00Z Why Firefox for Android logs you out of everything all the time Firefox for Android “forgets” to send SameSite=Strict cookies to websites, causing them to log you out and forgot you ever visited them in the past. <p>I’ve been increasingly frustrated with Firefox for Android, my preferred mobile web browser. I’ve repeatedly had to re-login to some websites and had various problems with cookies since last year’s release of the new Firefox codenamed “Daylight.” Websites forget me between each visit and I get the “new visitor” experience every time. I finally worked out what’s going wrong.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-samesite-cookies-android.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p>