Posts Tagged ‘Sidebar’

Project Eraser – Reduce Google Chrome Complexity

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Both Google and Mozilla have been busy reducing the complexity of their browsers lately. I wonder if this is partially a reaction to Microsoft’s Edge browser?

Google back in mid-2015 announced the start of Project Eraser, an initiative to make the Google Chrome browser less complex by removing obsolete or rarely used features. The project has not been reported wildly on in the news which is somewhat surprising. The company began inspection of code and features in Chrome 43 to find opportunities to remove code from Chrome to keep it simple and maintainable.


Otter Browser Beta 3 Brings Sidebar and Other Improvements

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

This is the first time I’ve heard of the Otter Browser, but what the heck, it’s always nice to have plenty of browser options …

When Norwegian company Opera Software announced the retirement of the company’s own Presto engine in favor of WebKit and shortly thereafter Blink, some users of the browser decided to take matters in their own hands and create a spiritual successor of the Opera browser. The core reason for the decision was that the new official version of Opera lacked several of the features that set the old Opera apart from other browsers.


Google Rolling Out Search Tools on Top

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

For the most part, this seems like a minor cosmetic change … I’d be more impressed if Google just fixed it so I wasn’t bombarded with ads and email regarding things that I search for.

If you are in the US You may have noticed a change on Google Search in the last few hours where the traditional sidebar has been moved to the top of the search results right beneath the search form. The sidebar offered quick links to various specialized searches, like Google Shopping, News or Images, as well as tools that one could use to limit results to a certain time frame or to other factors such as location, reading level or sites with images.


Microsoft Fix-It to Disable Gadgets in Windows 7 and Vista

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

It’s hard to tell if they’re doing this to improve security, or if they’re just trying to push users towards the Metro interface …

Rumor has it that Microsoft is going to kill gadgets in Windows 8, and while nothing has been confirmed yet it seems like a move that aims to get users to work with the Metro interface and the apps it provides. There could be another reason though, and it comes in form of a security advisory for Windows Vista and Windows 7.