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    1. Which web browser do you use?

      Most of the world seems to be settled around Chrome and Safari these days. I remember using Firefox a long time ago myself but then everyone started switching to Chrome and that also turned out to...

      Most of the world seems to be settled around Chrome and Safari these days. I remember using Firefox a long time ago myself but then everyone started switching to Chrome and that also turned out to be a natural path of least resistance for web developers like me who had to test web apps in local environment.

      This switch happened in circa 2015-16 if I recall correctly, many other browsers have evolved since then and people are looking at alternatives. The Android Kiwi browser, for example, is a great alternative for power users on mobile who need plugins but Chrome won't allow that. Other alternatives have evolved too like Brendan Eich's Brave browser which seems to be promising. Anyone here tried that yet?

      I have half a mind to go back to Firefox but I recently learned about how Mozilla Corp is also funded by Google and that turned me off. Wouldn't you rather want to deal with the Devil directly instead of the Devil's assistant or sidekick!

      And then there are also those who use Garibaldi, Midori, etc. but I can't go that purist way. I'm way too dependent on the digital way of life and sites like amazon and flipkart won't work in those browsers. What do you think should be the right path ahead from here?

      24 votes
    2. If you have more than ten tabs open they’re not tabs anymore they’re bookmarks wasting RAM

      If you have more than 10 tabs open they’re not tabs anymore they’re bookmarks wasting RAM Alternatively: Hot take: if you need extensions to manage your tabs, you’re poorly imitating bookmarks...

      If you have more than 10 tabs open they’re not tabs anymore they’re bookmarks wasting RAM

      Alternatively:

      Hot take: if you need extensions to manage your tabs, you’re poorly imitating bookmarks while wasting RAM.

      This post brought to you by someone with 62,101 bookmarks. (1,234 of them are duplicates.)

      22 votes
    3. Question about using AppleTV+ in Firefox browser

      For the life of me I am unable to find the "up next" area to watch things I have added to watch. The left top of the screen has the AppleTV+ logo, and the right top has the settings. Can any of...

      For the life of me I am unable to find the "up next" area to watch things I have added to watch. The left top of the screen has the AppleTV+ logo, and the right top has the settings. Can any of you help me get this sorted?

      3 votes
    4. Tab viewer/organizer?

      Weird question, but does anyone know of a simple tab viewer or organizer for Firefox (bonus points if it works on iOS)? I have... way too many tabs open, and I want to see what I can bookmark...

      Weird question, but does anyone know of a simple tab viewer or organizer for Firefox (bonus points if it works on iOS)? I have... way too many tabs open, and I want to see what I can bookmark before closing rather than having to either close everything or manually check each tab.

      11 votes
    5. A "reverse spell checker" in Firefox

      I was reading the topic about ableist language: Replacing ableist and mental health exclusive language I realized that, regardless of my opinion on the use of certain words like "crazy" or...

      I was reading the topic about ableist language:

      Replacing ableist and mental health exclusive language

      I realized that, regardless of my opinion on the use of certain words like "crazy" or "insane", there are almost always better words that can be used to make my writing better, even if it's just a random comment on Tildes.

      What I would really like would be an extension that supports adding words to a custom dictionary, and will then highlight those words with a reminder not to use them. It would be even better if I could, per word, provide a custom reason not to use that word.

      I searched around a bit, but could not find an extension that does this. Unfortunately, LanguageTool does not support such a feature.

      6 votes