Some websites offer dedicated mobile versions that are designed for the smaller screens on smartphones and tablets. But sometimes these mobile versions don’t have all the information or options we need. Here’s how to request and view the full desktop layout of a website in Safari for iOS 9.
The new Microsoft Edge Web browser features a nice start page by default that provides easy access to Bing search, user account settings, local weather, news, and more. But some users want to use a custom start page, such as Google, when they launch Edge. Here’s how to set up a custom start page in Edge.
Google Chrome uses an online installer by default, which ensures that you receive the latest version of the browser each time you install it. But what if you don’t have access to the Internet, or are stuck on dial-up and don’t want to wait hours for the browser to files to download? Here’s how you can grab the Chrome offline installer, which you can keep in your software kit and use to install Chrome under any conditions.
The new Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 uses Bing as the default search engine. While Bing has its fans, many users prefer to use Google. Due to Microsoft’s use of the OpenSearch standard, however, Google and other popular search engines aren’t yet available as valid search providers. Until Microsoft and Google can fix this, here’s a workaround to make Google your default search engine in Edge.
The address bar in Google Chrome is the central location for not only navigating to known URLs, but also for conducting quick Web searches. Normally, typing a query into Chrome’s address bar will initiate a Web search with your search engine of choice (Google, by default). But you can also configure Chrome to save site-specific search shortcuts, which let you instantly search within a given site without having to visit that site first. Here’s how to set it up.
Google has long been the default search engine in Safari for OS X, but privacy concerns have led many users to seek an alternative. Here’s a quick tip on how you can change the default search engine in Safari.
After announcing in 2013 that it would provide support for Chrome on Windows XP through “at least April 2015,” Google this week clarified its commitment, pledging to support the browser on the aging operating system through the end of the year.
Recent versions of Chrome share a common print window across all platforms, which is great for those who use Chrome on multiple devices. But the new look clashes with the default OS X print window for those who are primarily Mac users. Here’s how to force Chrome to use the standard OS X print window instead.
The new Spartan Web browser is finally available for testing in the latest build of Windows 10, but Internet Explorer is still set as the default Windows browser. For those who really want to test Spartan to its limits, here’s how to set it as the default browser in Windows 10.
Private browsing is an important feature of Safari in iOS that can keep your browsing habits hidden from others who use the same device. The steps to enable private browsing are slightly different on the iPad and iPhone. We’ve already discussed private browsing on the iPhone, so here’s a brief tutorial on using the feature on the iPad.