๐ŸŒ Browsers

I've settled on, surprisingly, MS Edge as my primary browser. The bits I like:

  • It allows me to have a separate instance signed in with my work profile, and another one with my personal profile. So I'm quite happy segregating bookmarks, extensions, etc across both those instances.
  • The chrome family of browsers have the best Print to PDF option. I use this once in a while to archive great pages (like LWN's weekly news).

Great extensions

  • Bitwarden: This is my password manager so I can't live without this one.

  • Vimium: If you're a Vi person (I'm an Emacs guy usually), this will make you feel right at home in the browser. There's nothing as peaceful as using j/k to scroll, f to highlight links and open them, etc, all from the keyboard.

  • Dark Reader: Just turned this on now and my eyes are thanking it already. Dark mode everywhere!

  • uBlock Origin: Adblocker of choice. Set it up, forget about it. It's only when I see someone else's browser that I realize how improved my own browsing experience is.

  • Bazqux Reader: My RSS reader of choice, and this extension simply lets me open links in the background. Good for opening a bunch of tabs early in the morning.

  • Don't Fuck with Paste: Because some websites think they're being really clever, disabling Paste in the name of security.

  • Enable Right Click: Same as above, for right clicking.

  • Open a new tab, enter about:config
  • Search for browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground
  • Double click on 'false' to set 'Value' to 'true'
  • Go to NewsBlur and open a story with 'o' and see it load in the background

(from newsblur's Goodies page)