Bye Bye Chrome, Hello Firefox!

Bye Bye Chrome, Hello Firefox!

I've probably been using Chrome since it came out a little over 10 years ago. Around that time you were either using Internet Explorer or FireFox/Safari on a Mac. Chrome has been a great workhorse for development these past ten years.

However, the time has come to move on. I am not going to get into the details, but I am going to show you some nice alternatives for some of the features I will be missing from Chrome.

First head on over to to download the latest version of Firefox.

Once installed lets install an extension to replace the "Profiles" feature of Chrome. We're going to install the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension. This will allow us to have a similar experience to Profiles in Chrome but I feel it gives me a better experience.

Here is a quick explanation from the extension page:

The Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension lets you carve out a  separate box for each of your online lives – no more opening a different  browser just to check your work email!  Here is a quick video showing you how it works.

In Chrome we would have been getting this same functionality by using a new window for each profile.

Firefox running with the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension. Shown is the drop down to open the different containers.

As you can see from the screenshot we now have multiple types of containers we can choose to open a new tab in. Also you can set it so when you visit a particular URL it automatically opens that URL in one of your containers.

As of this post being published I've used Firefox for about a week straight on my desktop and mobile. Will keep updating this as I go along with more customization.