Chrome extensions hellscape

I’ve been experiencing reduced performance with Firefox for a few releases now. This decrease in performance happens even with a clean profile. So, I began testing other browsers. Two of them are Chromium and Brave. They are nice and whatnot, but they have two issues in common: they threaten browser engine diversity (remember the Internet Explorer dominance days and how that negatively impacted the web?) and the Chrome Store hellscape. There are a lot - and I mean a lot - of proprietary extensions on the Chrome Store....

março 11, 2022 · 2 minutos · Bruno Miguel

#LPT: access Firefox's 'about:' pages

To access all the Firefox’s about: pages, just type about:about in the address bar.

dezembro 17, 2019 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel

A few notes about Opera and Vivaldi

These are a few notes about Opera and Vivaldi web browser’s when compared to Firefox, after using both for a week. The good sleek interface (both but I became more fond of Opera in this regard) functionality (both) some sort of adblocker included (both) integrated VPN in Opera (although I have mixed feelings about this, since it’s proprietary as far as I can tell) The bad resource usage bigger than Firefox in my system (both) slower than Firefox, using default configs (both) proprietary (both) The following specs were used when testing both browsers:...

agosto 22, 2019 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel

Must have extensions for Firefox

I’ve been a Firefox user since version 1.0, and the Mozilla Suite before that. Shamefully, I also used the infamous Internet Explorer long before that crap evolved to something close to a browser but not quite and still shitty. During all my years with this browser, I’ve come to use a handful of extensions that I consider essential. The list has changed over the years and has taken many forms. The current one is as follow:...

agosto 9, 2019 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel