Using Firefox

Using Firefox

Using Firefox is a book designed to help you get the most out of the open source web browser Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox (originally known as “Phoenix” and briefly as “Mozilla Firebird”) is a free, cross-platform, graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and hundreds of volunteers. Its current release is Firefox 4, released in March 22, 2011.


Firefox strives to be a lightweight, fast, intuitive, and highly extensible standalone browser. Firefox has now become the foundation’s main development focus. Firefox includes an integrated pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, built in Phishing protection, support for open standards, an extension mechanism for adding functionality and localization for Firefox in different languages. Firefox also attempts to produce secure software and fix security holes promptly. Although other browsers have introduced these features, Firefox is the first such browser to achieve wide adoption.

Firefox has attracted attention as an alternative to other browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. As of January 2011, estimates suggest that Firefox’s usage share is around 30% of overall browser usage worldwide and is the dominant browser in Europe by some metrics. Since its release, Firefox has significantly reduced Internet Explorer’s dominant usage share.

Table of Contents

  • Installation
  • Browsing with Tabs
  • Searching and finding within documents
  • User preferences
  • Extensions
  • Plug-ins
  • Mouse shortcuts
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Privacy
  • Advanced configuration
  • Developers tools
  • Creating an extension
  • External Links

Book Details

Author(s): Samson Schneider
Format(s): PDF, HTML
File size: 994 KB
Number of pages: 42
Link: Download.

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