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:
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.
Do Not Track or DNT is a web browser setting, that requests that a website or web application disable its tracking of the user. When DNT is enabled in your web browser, the web browser signals all websites that you visit, and the third-party services that they are using, that you do not want to be tracked. Here is an explanation of how DNT works, and how to turn it on in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer:
Third-party cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. However, their origins are on other domains. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services to offer you targeted ads that are based on your browsing history and your web searches. However, these cookies can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services.
In recent months, security researchers have discovered techniques that let hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptocurrency mining even after the user has closed the window with the offending site. By doing this, they generate money in cryptocurrencies using your computing resources, without your consent. If you have a slow PC or many open apps, this can represent a significant issue. In its newest version, the Opera web browser included a feature that helps you block such techniques with just a click. Here's how it works and how to enable this feature:
To navigate the internet, you must use a web browser which usually has a navigation toolbar and a browsing area in which you can see the websites you visit. That is called window mode, but it is not the only way in which you can use the web browser. There is also the fullscreen mode which renders websites over your entire display area. Whether because the monitor is too small and the resolution too high or for any other reason, it seems that there is never enough screen space available on our displays.
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 calls it Private Browsing with Tracking Protection, while Opera names 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:
Are you using the Opera web browser and you want to change the default search engine from Google to Bing, DuckDuckGo or something else? Here are three methods for changing it so that, each time you search for something in Opera's address bar, the search engine that you want will return your search results:
NOTE: This guide was created using Opera version 49. If Opera updates dramatically and this guide no longer works for you, do not hesitate to leave a comment and we will update it as soon as possible. Thank you!
If you take your laptop or tablet to lots of places, including corporate networks that use proxy servers, you need to know how to set a proxy server, so that you can access the internet. This tutorial shares how to set a proxy server in all the major browsers for Windows: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Opera. There's plenty of ground to cover, so let's get started: