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Introduction to Firefox. Chris Lerch Library Technical Services RIT. What is Firefox?. Firefox is an open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation Firefox 0.8 debuted in February 2004 Official 1.0 release November 2004 Next major release 1.5 November 2005

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Introduction to Firefox

Chris Lerch

Library Technical Services

RIT


What is Firefox?

  • Firefox is an open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation

  • Firefox 0.8 debuted in February 2004

  • Official 1.0 release November 2004

  • Next major release 1.5 November 2005

  • Current Version 2.0 release October 2006

  • Version 3.0 in Beta

  • www.getfirefox.com


Open Source

  • Free!

  • Runs on various platforms

    • Windows

    • OS X

    • Linux

  • Customizable

    • Add-Ons

    • Themes


Tabbed Browsing


Tabbed Browsing

  • One window, multiple web sites

  • Can be dragged and re-arranged

  • Behavior can be controlled via Options menu

  • Right clicks are your friend!


Toolbars

  • Navigation

    • Can be customized

  • Bookmarks

    • Used for frequently visited sites

    • Can be embedded in folders

    • Drag sites there or use “Organize Bookmarks” in the “Bookmarks” Menu

    • Bookmarklets

  • Third party: Google, Yahoo, etc.


Customization

  • Themes

  • Extensions

  • Plug-Ins

  • Searches

  • www.get firefox.com

  • del.icio.us /rrlctech/firefox


Themes

  • Change the look and feel – colors, fonts, buttons, etc.

  • Some are dependant on OS and Firefox version.


Extensions

  • Literally thousands of ways to customize your browsing experience

  • Some popular ones:

    • Adblock Plus

    • IE Tab

    • Foxmarks

    • Forecastfox

    • CustomizeGoogle


Extensions

  • Library extensions:

    • LibX

    • Zotero


Plug-Ins

  • Allows Firefox to play and display various media (videos, PDFs) from within the browser.


Search

  • You can customize your search toolbar with thousands of search engines:

    • IMDB

    • Amazon

    • Wikipedia

    • Flickr

    • Make one for your Library


Version 2.0 Features

  • Built in phishing protection

  • Session restore

  • Inline spell checking

  • Improved interface

  • Better memory management


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