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Block Customer Service Chat Pop-ups With This Browser Extension

Chrome and Firefox: Pop-ups are back, baby! They offer 10% off, they ask you to subscribe to newsletters (sorry), they pull up a chat window so customer service can help you spend your money. If those chat pop-ups freak you out, try blocking them with the Hello, Goodbye extension.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Manage Lots of Browser Tabs With This Chrome Extension

If you do all your work in a browser, you can end up with dozens of tabs in one window. You could open new windows for different projects and shove tabs around, or develop the monk-like discipline to stop opening tabs. Or you could manage them practically by treating your browser like an operating system. […]

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How to Notice and Avoid Dark Patterns Online

Have you ever noticed how online accounts are incredibly easy to sign up for, but can be hair-pullingly difficult to close? Sometimes the Close Account option is right where you’d think it would be, but other times you have to hunt it down, clicking through menu after menu until you finally find out that you […]

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Make Wikipedia Your Peaceful, Scholarly Home Page

If you like just a little distraction when you start up your browser, if you find Twitter and news sites too in-your-face, but a blank page too mundane, try Wikipedia. Yeah that’s right, we just linked to Wikipedia, like it’s some obscure site we found. Because if you only end up there through Google results, […]

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Use Smooz to Actually Browse the Web One-Handed

I’m not a big fan of browsing the web on my phone, mainly due to my browser’s terrible control scheme. Everything is too spaced out. The keyboard’s at the bottom of the vertically oriented display, essential controls are tucked into hard to reach corners, and I don’t want to risk dropping my phone by performing […]

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How to Open Chrome Links With Your Keyboard

We wrote about Vimium, the Chrome extension that adds customizable keyboard shortcuts, back in 2010 and 2012. But I think we buried the lede: If you install Vimium, you can open links without using your mouse, and without hitting the tab key over and over. If you browse the web a lot, you probably use […]

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Why You Should Switch From Google Chrome to Firefox

Since its debut, Chrome has grown in popularity, though its once-stellar reputation has taken a bit of a hit as of late. Examples of Chrome-only sites are more and more common, reminiscent of the days when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominated the web browser market. It’s been shown to be a massive memory hog as…Read more… […]

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How to Use Firefox’s Killer New Screenshot Tool

If you’re not taking screenshots of your computer screen much, remembering which key combos to hit might be more confusing than convenient. If you hate keyboard shortcuts, Mozilla’s new Firefox Quantum browser makes it incredibly easy to capture what’s on your screen thanks to its built in Firefox Screenshots service.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Reset Chrome to Stop Automatically Opening Apps

Apps opening automatically from Chrome is supposed to be a convenience—but sometimes it’s just annoying. Dealing with an intrusive iTunes window when you just wanted to see an app screenshot can be irksome, especially since iTunes doesn’t even handle apps anymore. Sometimes you just want to copy an email address, or…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Get Tor’s Browser Update to Stop Leaking Your Real IP Address

Certain users of the privacy-minded Tor web browser should download the app’s latest update, which adds a temporary fix to prevent the browser from leaking identifying information, namely IP addresses. The TorMoil bug, as named by the security research company that discovered the vulnerability, We Are Segment, can…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Sites From Harvesting Cryptocurrency From You

Your browser might be doing someone else’s dirty work behind your back, mining cryptocurrency for malicious individuals using your desktop or laptops to create the digital currency, which can potentially be exchanged for real cash. According to Wired, hackers have found a way to inject Javascript-based cryptocurrency…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Why You Should Embrace Multi-Account Web Browsing

Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching accounts. Thanks to the new (and overdue) Mozilla-made Multi-Account Container extension, you won’t have to worry about remembering which account you’re logged into. If you’re unconcerned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Why You Should Embrace Multi-Account Web Browsing

Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching accounts. Thanks to the new (and overdue) Mozilla-made Multi-Account Container extension, you won’t have to worry about remembering which account you’re logged into. If you’re unconcerned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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