any firefox version 4+ sucks and australis (24+) is awful. but chrome with default settings is privacy breach.
to quickly migrate from firefox to chrome lowering privacy issues, you need at least do following things.
grab “For IT managers” msi package from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/business/browser/
install chromium from here:
scroll to the bottom in folder with bigger number and download chrome-win32.zip from it. in second case there is no autoupdate
2. make links
there is list of available command line switches here http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/
windows has stupid limitation in 256 symbols for .lnk commandline, so bigger list wont fit in it. so, make a .cmd batch file:
start /d "c:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito --disable-application-cache --disable-gpu-shader-disk-cache --disk-cache-size="0" --no-pings --no-first-run --disable-remote-fonts --disable-background-mode --disable-metrics --disable-metrics-reporting --disable-logging --new-http --lang="en"
and user data will be saved to “AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\” in your windows profile folder. to prevent this, you may set path to profile manually, adding –user-data-dir switch:
if your organization use proxy server, just add following
to reduce privacy breach, i propose use of following addons:
locate it’s settings (in my case it is file “C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\File System03\p00000000″
) and replace them with contents of firefox’s patterns.ini file from your firefox profile (adblockplus\patterns.ini)
last bit is tricky. to properly locate chrome’s adblockplus settings file you may consider adding to adblock list few custom filters. go to
“add you own filter” screen ( chrome-extension://cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb/options.html ) and type some:
try to search this string in files in your profile. open your chrome profile and type
findstr /sinp "||ohinternet.com^" *
output will be something like this:
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data>findstr /sinp “||ohinternet.com^” *
Profile 1\File System03\p00000000:234:text=||ohinternet.com^
Profile 1\File System03\p00000000:7523:||ohinternet.com^
so our file is “C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\File System03\p00000000″
closest to NoScrpit as possible
quick turn java/cookies/images on/off
no need to comment, i think
to force reload files from server and prevent ETag user tracking.
shortest list as possible. cheers (-: