Friday, 20 March 2015

Microsoft Phasing out Internet Explorer - Chrome is successor

I was not too excited about the phasing out of Internet Explorer brand by Microsoft. The main reason is it is going to be the same browser going to be pushed on to the laptops with Microsoft Windows installed, but with a different name.

The reason I thought I would write about Internet Explorer brand is not completely because of the re-branding of Internet Explorer, but with a question that got answered within me that who is going to be the successor of Internet Explorer.

I bet it is going to be Google Chrome. Google Chromes performance lives up to the brand name - Internet Explorer. It is as slow as a dead snail nowadays. I wonder how Google have let its browser to degrade to this level.

Finally I installed Firefox which is still doing better.

Friday, 6 March 2015

[Solved] Firefox asks intranet password

I have installed firefox and set it as my default browser. When my laptop is connected to my company LAN and when I happen to open an internal URL, firefox always prompts for password.

I did the following and now firefox does not ask for password.
  1. Open the firefox tab and type in the address bar - about:config
  2. Click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.
  3. Find network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris in the list
  4. Type the internal website URLs as a comma separated string and click OK