Proxy servers are either public services that promise to bypass content restrictions on the internet or are imposed on private networks by the administrator (this is the case for corporate networks) who wants to control and optimize the access to the internet. Regardless of the need to use a proxy server, when you use a web browser, you may have to set this up. This tutorial shows you how to set a proxy server in all the major browsers for Windows: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.
A useful tool that any decent web browser offers is private browsing. This feature has a different name, depending on the browser that you are using. Google Chrome calls it Incognito, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge name it InPrivate, Firefox and Opera name it Private browsing. In this article we show you how to enable private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check if you are browsing privately or not:
How to emulate a mobile device in a desktop browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Internet Explorer)
There are websites which offer more options and features when visited on mobile devices. When that happens, and you use a desktop browser, you get frustrated because of the limited user experience you get. Other times, you may want to test and see how a website looks on a particular mobile device like the iPhone, the iPad or a Pixel 2 smartphone. Here is how to view (and test) a mobile site on a desktop PC:
Starting with Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Microsoft Edge has a Dark Mode which you can enable. When using this mode, the title bar, the tabs, and the menus from Microsoft Edge from gray or white to black. Also, the text you see in the menus and other places turns from black to white. Here is how to turn the Dark Mode on and off, in Microsoft Edge:
When you are at work, you are more productive if you can see the text messages that you receive on your Android smartphone, on your PC, and reply from your PC. Until recently, this was possible only with paid third-party apps. Now, you can do it for free, using at least two services. Google offers the best of them, and it is named "Messages for web." Here is how to use this service to view the messages from your Android smartphone, send and receive SMS, and MMS messages, using a web browser, on any PC you wish:
Do you need to visit websites and web services that rely on the old Java technology? Did you install Java on your computer but your browser says that Java is not present on your system? Why isn't Java working as it should and how do you make it work in your favorite web browser? These are the questions that we are going to answer in this guide. We show you how to enable Java in all the major web browsers where that is still possible. If Java is not working for you on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, read on:
SmartScreen Filter, Windows SmartScreen or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version that you are using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want to turn off the SmartScreen Filter, here is how it's done:
LastPass helps your security by making all of your passwords different. Keeping up with that data might become essential to your ability to quickly login to many of your accounts. Ideally, you would have all your passwords stored in LastPass. However, there may be situations in which you also have some of your passwords stored in a CSV file. If you find yourself in such a situation, you might want to import those passwords to LastPass.
Web browsers, including popular ones such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and even Internet Explorer, can store your passwords. It is a useful feature to have in your web browser, as it makes it easier for you to sign into your online accounts. However, if you are considering changing your primary web browser, or switching to a password manager, you might want to move all your passwords from the old web browser to the new one. A tedious way is to do it site by site, password by password.
When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term "cookies." Many websites inform you about using cookies, and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these "cookies" are not exactly a sweet dessert, you may not know precisely what they are and what their purpose is on the internet. This is why, in this article, we explain what cookies are, what they do and how they work, and what kind of cookies are most frequently used on the internet.