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Dumping Google Chrome: Three things you need to do if you're serious about it

Shifting away from Google Chrome is hard.

Regular readers will know that I've been engaged in a drawn-out process of dumping Google Chrome for several months. My last month of living and working off-grid while on my travels in Scotland made that more urgent because of how power-inefficient Google Chrome is when running on my laptops. When you're relying on a battery power station and solar panels, getting an extra 90 minutes or so of runtime makes all the difference.

If you’re like most people, you’re probably using Google Chrome as your default browser. It’s hard to fault Google’s record on security and patching but privacy is another matter for the online ad giant.

The problem is that Google Chrome is less a browser and more a mini operating system that does so much. It's also a repository for a lot of data that are needed to function in the modern world.

Shifting to a new platform is super hard, and I find myself coming and going between different browsers, which itself is causing more problems because I'm spreading tabs and data in different places.

I spent some time looking at what the pinch points were in making the shift and came across three things that I needed to do to pave the way for a clean break.

Here's what I needed to do.

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