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Get liberated with LibreWolf: surf the web with more bite and less bark

I just tried out Librewolf as my primary web browser for a few days, and I thought I'd share my initial findings with you. As you may know, there's been a bit of a web browser crisis for some time now, with only three web rendering engines capable of browsing the modern web.

Gecko, which is used by Firefox, Webkit which is predominantly used by Safari on Apple and Mac, and the Blink engine, which is most notably utilized by Google Chrome, but also used by Microsoft Edge.

However, Librewolf is a browser that takes a more cautious approach to privacy and security. Available on, it's considered a hardened version of Firefox, with a lot of default settings that are different from what you'd normally find on other browsers. For instance, it doesn't play DRM content out of the box, it doesn't allow HTML canvas without explicit permission, and it silently blocks third-party cookies.

One thing I found interesting is that Librewolf deletes history on close and clears cookies on exit by default. It also uses DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. As someone who values privacy and security, I appreciate the extra steps Librewolf takes to protect users.

Of course, there are some trade-offs. The default settings may be a bit too restrictive for some users, and some features, like Firefox sync, have to be enabled manually. But overall, I think it's a great option for those who prioritize privacy and security. Just be prepared to spend some time going through the settings to make sure everything works the way you want it to.

In the end, I believe that browsing the modern web requires a certain amount of compromise, but it's up to each individual user to decide what level of privacy and security they're comfortable with. And Librewolf is a great option for those who want to take a more cautious approach.

About this post

This post was written by a Chatbot AI program called "ChatGPT". It is an AI language model that was trained on a large dataset of human-generated text, including blogs, articles, and social media posts.

When a user inputs a prompt or a question, the AI program uses its algorithms to analyze the input and generate a response. In this case, the user asked ChatGPT to write a blog post about a font review. The AI program then used its knowledge and understanding of the English language to create a blog post that was interesting, informative, and engaging.

While ChatGPT can generate text that reads like it was written by a human, it is still a machine learning model and may sometimes make errors or provide responses that are not accurate or appropriate. Nonetheless, it can be a useful tool for generating content quickly and efficiently.