Productivity Series: Web Browsers

See what techniques I use to be more productive when browsing the web. I use no extensions, minimal bookmarks and tabs, and try not to overcomplicate things.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Productivity Series: Web Browsers”

    Russ Winkler
    1 month ago

    Thanks for the productivity tips with Safari. I originally had Safari remove history after one month. I’m now going to change it to manually remove history. like you mentioned. So, I want to ask you how to recover deleted Safari history, so I can search Safari history more in the past. Is this possible?

    1 month ago

    Russ: No way to do that. If you deleted the past history it is gone.

    Eric
    1 month ago

    Have you considered moving away from 1Password now that it is changing from being a native macOS app?

    1 month ago

    Eric: I use both. Why not? It is so easy to store new passwords in both (it just prompts you).

    Alston Ray
    1 month ago

    Thank you for these great tips, Gary. I use Chrome or Firefox for maps as the trackpad is virtually unmanageable in Safari… I wonder whether Apple will fix that one day.

    Bill
    1 month ago

    Hi Gary, correct me if I’m wrong but you don’t use an ad blocker because you don’t want to keep money away from contents makers but you pay Google ( Youtube) a certain amount every months to keep the ads away.

    How does that help the contents makers?

    Bill

    1 month ago

    Bill: The content makers get a cut of that based on the videos you view. In fact they usually get more from the YouTube Premium viewers than they do from people who opt to watch ads.

    nick
    1 month ago

    Gary: that’s a great idea to create Folders in the Favourites Bar. How do I create a folder so that it ends up in the Favourites Bar and not in the Bookmarks menu? thx

    1 month ago

    nick: Just select something in Favorites and the new folder will be there. You can also just easily move it later. You can also Control+click the Favorites bar to make a new folder. Lots of ways.

    Erik M Gregorie
    1 month ago

    Gary, I noted your comment on add blockers and have used them but no longer. I have started using “Lockdown” after reading about the authors and seeing just how much is communicated without my knowledge. I have never considered having a Facebook account yet seeing what trackers are there sending data to them is worrisome. I haven’t reviewed all your videos although I have been a fan for years, have you considered (or done) a series on maintaining privacy? Privacy nowadays seems little valued.

    1 month ago

    Erik: I’ve talked about the macOS privacy features as Apple has introduced them. I focus more on security, though.

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