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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:38 AM

Maybe some help appreciated, but mainly just bitching about browsers...

My primary browser is Opera and the default one for linking from email is Firefox. I also have Vivaldi and Brave installed, and the hated Edge is floating around somewhere. Truth is, I kinda like Edge now that it's a real browser. And Bing brings up a bunch of "interesting" things to play with if you're not in a hurry.

All of them now use the Chrome engine, so I don't need Chrome and more Google shit and spyware, but can use most Chrome extensions.

BUT...

Every single one of them has this horrendous habit of erasing my open tabs when I close it. Fortunately, they keep the history so I can find them again, but Vivaldi even wiped that out for a while until someone noticed. Firefox fixed the problem until the last update, and Opera just started losing stuff. Firefox has a "restore last session" button that sorta works.

In the Settings, they ask if you want to open with the last session of a new session-- every one of them I say save the old session. Opera and some of the others allow you to open a new secure/private session, and sometimes it gets confused and keeps that one instead of the one with tabs.

AAAAARRRGGGHHHH-- WHY DOESN'T THIS SHIT JUST DO WHAT YOU TELL IT TO DO???

My Motorola Android phone does the same thing-- keeps moving stuff around on the screen so I have to chase it. A couple of times it took me so long to find the phone button they hung up.

"Lock screen" must have some secret meaning.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:39 AM

1. Edge is constantly updating and erases my settings.

It's very annoying.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:01 AM

2. I hear you

I mainly use Firefox, kept manually updated, and a pile of obscure Add-ons to customise Tab focus, closing & opening positions and other personal irritants.

There used to be a great FF add-on called TabMixPlus that did all this and more but it stopped development and they have realeased a couple of limited add-ons which are helpful but not perfect.

You can search FF add-ons for 'Tab' and put together your own personal set of tweaks.

Edit to add: I think the term you describe is called 'Session Manager'.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:06 AM

3. FF and Brave, Edge when I "have to use a version of chrome" for work stuff

I really liked the new edge before it became edge chrome.

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