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How to restore Google Chrome's missing buttons in Windows 8

If you've installed Chrome in the new OS, you've probably noticed something missing: minimize, maximize, and close buttons.

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How to switch back to Firefox's old download manager

If you're not happy with the new download manager that debuted in Firefox 20, it's easy enough to recover the old version.

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How to decrease the spacing in Chrome's bookmark lists

No, you're not imagining it: Google just starting padding your bookmarks. Here's how to undo the change.

Browser engine forking isn't the end of the world

Announcements from browser makers last week may recall the bad old days of browser incompatibility, but this isn't IE6 all over again.

With Firefox 22, Mozilla escalates the tracking battle

Third-party cookies are automatically blocked by default in this early browser release.

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Revamped mobile browser engines rev up rivalries

There could be big changes coming to the fiddly and sometimes annoying Web browsing experience on cellphones.

Google Chromium project leaves WebKit to work with Blink browser engine

The Chromium Project is splitting with WebKit, an open source project created by Apple in 2001. Google will instead work on its own rendering engine called Blink, taking the new engine’s initial codebase from WebKit, a practice called forking.

Mozilla, Samsung collaborating on the browser of the future

Experimental engine for next Web coming to Android, ARM processors

on techhive.com

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Chrome update polishes spell-check and fixes bugs

Improved spell-checking and several key security fixes are among the highlights of Google's latest browser release, Chrome version 26.

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Websense: Most Java-enabled browsers vulnerable to widespread Java exploits

Most browser installations use outdated versions of the Java plug-in that are vulnerable to at least one of several exploits currently used in popular Web attack toolkits, according to statistics published by security vendor Websense.

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The Swedish word Google doesn't want you to know about

Google pushed the semi-official Swedish Language Council to not accept a new popular term "ogooglebar," meaning un-googleable.

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Ad industry threatens Firefox users with more ads if Mozilla moves on tracking plans

The online ad industry attacked Mozilla over its decision to block third-party cookies in a future release of Firefox, calling the move "dangerous and highly disturbing," and claiming that it will result in more ads shown to users.

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Reduce tab clutter in Chrome with OneTab

This incredibly handy extension not only consolidates lots of open tabs, but also dramatically reduces memory usage.

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Mobile browsing increases 26% in 3 months in steady climb

Mobile-based browsing has tripled in the last two years, and is making significant inroads on traditional Internet access from personal computers, according to statistics from a Web metrics company.

Mozilla: Has Firefox become too customizable?

Currently, there are numerous options with potentially 'disastrous' consequences, one Mozillian says.