Which is better for your computer: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox?
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A patent application filed by Microsoft has revealed that a user can “opt-in” to use a certain browser (or “browser” in Microsoft parlance) when browsing on Windows or MacOS.
In the patent, a “preferences page” lists a number of “browser preferences,” which can be selected from the “Privacy Settings” menu.
“The preferences page may include a link to the web page or to a webpage from the user’s Internet service provider (ISP),” the document says.
This is where Mozilla Firefox or Chrome come in.
Mozilla and Chrome have become fast friends since Microsoft began working with them on Firefox in 2015.
“We were extremely happy to work with Mozilla to make sure that we were able to bring these two browsers together,” said Brendan Eich, chief executive officer of Mozilla.
The two companies have developed a partnership that has seen Firefox adopt features from the Chrome browser in the past, including “fast scrolling” and “background video,” which allows a user to quickly navigate between different tabs without leaving the page.
“It’s really important that we get to this next level of security and privacy,” Eich told Ars.
“As we move forward, the two of us are really excited about bringing a browser to market that we can use across a wide range of platforms.”
The new “browser preference pane” allows users to turn on or off “tracking” or “tracking cookies,” according to the document.
Tracking cookies allow websites to collect information about a user’s behavior, including the time spent on the page, when a user navigates to a specific location, and more.
In Firefox, for example, users can turn off cookies by clicking on the “about:cookies” button.
Chrome, meanwhile, lets users turn off tracking by selecting the “disable tracking” option in the “settings” menu in Chrome.
In Microsoft’s filing, Microsoft outlined several ways in which it could “enable or disable” a “browser feature,” including by using “a preference pane,” a “sandbox” or a “feature.”
The feature can then be “enabled or disabled” by the user by “selecting the ‘choose’ option from the ‘browser’ menu” and then “select [a browser] from the list.”
The “preferred browser” in the document is called “Firefox Webkit,” and it appears to be a “new” browser that is not yet compatible with previous versions of Firefox.
The document describes a “tabbed browsing experience,” which means that the user has to “select the ‘tab’ menu item from the browser” to access the browser’s “features and options.”
“If you enable ‘tabbed viewing,’ the tabbed browsing experiences are unavailable when the ‘preferred browsing’ feature is enabled.
If you disable ‘tabbing,’ the tabs and browsing experiences return to their defaults.”
The document also says that users can “switch between tabs or browse pages using the tab key,” and that “tabs can be switched between active and passive browsing mode.”
A tabbed view is useful in cases when a computer is used for a large amount of browsing, like for surfing the web, browsing a website or using video calls.
But the document also describes how the tabbing can be “deactivated,” which is to say that users “can opt out of tabbing and browsing” by disabling the “tabbing” feature.
“If the ‘opt-out’ option is selected, a tab will remain active when you exit the tab and the browsing mode,” the document said.
Eich said Microsoft is not planning to release a Chrome-based browser in its current form, but the “browser pane” concept seems to be an interesting one.
“There are some features that people want to be able to do,” he said.
“One of them is ‘tabs and browsing’ but the other is the browser pane.
I think the ‘pencil icon’ is interesting.
They’ve shown it on the desktop.
But I think a user might not want to have to be in a browser and then open a webpage in Chrome.” “
A user might want to use Chrome, because it’s such a powerful browser.
But I think a user might not want to have to be in a browser and then open a webpage in Chrome.”
Eich added that he is “excited” to see what kind of browser Microsoft might bring to market.
“I think there are some compelling reasons to be excited about it, so we’ll just see,” he told Ars in an interview.
“In terms of being able to build that [browser] product, it would be a great thing.
I’m not sure if we’re going to get that to market, but I would be excited to see it.”
A patent application filed by Microsoft has revealed that a user can “opt-in” to use a certain browser (or “browser”…