Microsoft previews ‘chromified’ Edge’s group policies to win enterprise approval

Microsoft has unveiled a preliminary catalog of group policies for managing the still-under-development “full-Chromium” Edge, giving IT admins a glimpse at what they will be working with if they adopt the browser. “We’re still working on the list, but I’d like to share an early preview of the management policies …

The smarter way to capture screenshots in Chrome

For all of its features and web-spelunking utensils, Google’s Chrome browser is curiously missing one core function: the ability to capture a screenshot of a website you’re visiting. Or so it would seem. Here’s a little-known secret: Chrome actually has a supremely useful built-in command for capturing screenshots — no …

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla pitches add-ons, new enterprise group policies

Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 68 for Windows, macOS and Linux, packing more insights into the browser’s add-ons and adding a slew of new group policies that enterprise IT administrators can use to better manage the browser. Mozilla’s security engineers also patched 21 vulnerabilities, two labeled “Critical” and four marked …

Top web browsers 2019: Firefox flails as user share falls again

Mozilla’s Firefox took a user share beating for the second straight month, slipping under 9% for the first time since November 2018. According to web analytics vendor Net Applications, Firefox’s June user share fell seven-tenths of a percentage point to 8.9%. The month’s decline was the second-most since Net Applications …

Following Mozilla’s lead, Microsoft pushes Edge onto anti-tracking bandwagon

Microsoft is the latest browser also-ran to tackle Google’s leader, Chrome, by introducing anti-tracking expertise to Edge. Calling the feature “tracking prevention,” Microsoft described it in terms much like those used by rivals Mozilla and Apple, which have cookie blockers in place in their browsers, Firefox and Safari. “Tracking prevention …

Mozilla previews next-gen mobile Firefox for Android

Mozilla on Thursday released a preview of its next-generation browser for Android, prosaically naming it Firefox Preview. The browser, which ultimately will replace the current Firefox for Android browser – nicknamed “Fennec” – is powered by a new mobile engine, labeled “GeckoView.” Modular in nature, GeckoView is a combination of …

Mozilla takes swipe at Chrome with ‘Track THIS’ project

Mozilla this week touted Firefox’s anti-ad tracking talents by urging users of other browsers to load 100 tabs to trick those trackers into offering goods and services suitable for someone in the 1%, an end-times devotee and other archetypes. [ Related: Get serious about privacy with the Epic, Brave and …

Microsoft previews ‘full-Chromium’ Edge on Windows 7, Windows 8.1

Microsoft last week unveiled preliminary versions of its remade Edge browser for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. The preview builds for the older operating systems were marked as from the “Canary” channel, the least polished of the four eventual versions Microsoft will support. Two other more reliable channels …