This is a pretty neat feature coming to Microsoft Edge. You hit CTRL + SHIFT + W and it brings up a little rectangle that you can position over some content you want to copy. If you’ve ever fought with a browser when trying to select text, but missed something like the first character – […]
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I needed to grab a report that listed all hyperlinks on a web page, so I wrote a browser extension to do it for me. Get LinkReporter in the Edge store. Grab LinkReporter in the Chrome Store. How to use Link Reporter Once you’ve installed the extension: Open any web page that you want to […]
There’s a really neat extension for VS Code that allows you to run Microsoft Edge browser tools. You can use this in conjunction with your own project, or even as stand-alone. It uses browser automation behind the scenes, so it does depend on you having Microsoft Edge installed on your machine. You can add the […]
I’ll be honest, it has taken a day or two to retrain my cerebellum for this one, but it is totally worth it. Modern day displays happen to be wider than you need. Horizontal real estate is in surplus and is cheap, but vertical space is more valuable. That’s why Microsoft Edge is getting a […]
There is a cool new feature in Microsoft Edge that pastes links with rich formatting. If you copy a link from the page or from the address bar, it will paste in a rich format, so instead of seeing https://www.example.com/ you’ll see Example Website (example.com) and it will already be linked to your selected destination. […]
There’s a feature in Google Chrome and the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge that navigates back or forward through your browser history when you swipe. It navigates on touch interactions, and also on track-pad interaction. If you use some web-based tools that feature horizontal scrolling (such as online Kanban boards) – this becomes infuriating. […]
Full disclosure. I’m about to discuss Microsoft browsers and I’m a Microsoft MVP. More importantly, I’ve been using web browsers since before either Firefox or Chrome existed, and for ten years I haven’t used a Microsoft browser as my default. So, read on and let’s talk about browsers! Browser history If I go back a […]