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firefox for dummies
Firefox For Dummies
byBlake Ross
John Wiley & Sons 2006 (360 pages)
ISBN:0471748994

Written by one of the inventors of Firefox, this hands-on guide will introduce you to the ins and outs of the Firefox browser, and show you how to make your online world safer, easier, and a lot more fun!

Table of Contents
Firefox For Dummies
Introduction
Part I - Getting Fired Up
Chapter 1 - Why You Should Fire Your Old Browser
Chapter 2 - Finding Your Way Around Firefox
Chapter 3 - Setting Up Firefox
Part II - Ready, Aim, Firefox
Chapter 4 - Finding Information Online
Chapter 5 - Bookmarking Great Sites
Chapter 6 - Returning to Sites You've Visited
Chapter 7 - Browsing with Tabs
Chapter 8 - Filling In Forms Quickly
Chapter 9 - Blocking Popup Ads
Chapter 10 - E-Mailing with Thunderbird
Chapter 11 - Downloading and Saving Files
Chapter 12 - Printing Web Pages
Chapter 13 - Finding Additional Help
Part III - Outfoxing Hackers
Chapter 14 - Clearing Your Tracks
Chapter 15 - Staying Safe Online
Part IV - Dressing Up the Fox
Chapter 16 - Setting Your Options
Chapter 17 - Finding Your Dream Theme
Chapter 18 - Tailoring Your Toolbars
Chapter 19 - Controlling the Way Web Sites Look
Chapter 20 - Extending Firefox
Part V - The Part of Tens
Chapter 21 - Ten Secrets to a Foxier Web
Chapter 22 - The Ten Best Firefox Extensions
Appendix A - Firefox Menu Reference
Appendix B - Firefox Keyboard Reference
Appendix C - Firefox Drag-and-Drop Reference
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Sidebars


Back Cover

Make your online world safer, easier, and a lot more fun, for free!

Firefox is a lot like a For Dummies book — designed to make things easier for the rest of us. Now, one of the guys who invented it shows you how to use the browser made for people, not programmers. This book shows how you can view multiple Web pages at one time, how you can easily move your favorite links and bookmarks from your old browser into Firefox, how Firefox keeps you safe online, and much more.

Discover how to

  • Acquire and install Firefox
  • Make the transition from another browser
  • Use Firefox's innovative tabbed browsing
  • Manage bookmarks with ease
  • Maintain online privacy and security
  • Customize your browser

About the Author

Blake Ross began working at Netscape at 14 and cofounded the Firefox project two years later to make the Web easy to use for plain old human beings. He also cofounded the SpreadFirefox.com community evangelism project, which has changed the face of software marketing and distribution. Blake was featured on the cover of Wired Magazine in early 2005, and he has since been featured in dozens of international publications and television shows to promote computing simplicity. He is on leave from Stanford University, where he is an undergraduate.



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About the Author

Blake Ross discovered computers when he was 4 and hasn't had time to eat since then. He began working at Netscape at 14 and cofounded the Firefox project two years later to make the Web easy to use for plain old human beings. He also cofounded the SpreadFirefox.com community evangelism project, which has changed the face of software marketing and distribution. Blake was featured on the cover of Wired Magazine in early 2005, and he has since been featured in dozens of international publications and television shows to promote computing simplicity. He is on leave from Stanford University, where he is an undergraduate.

Blake is currently working on a new project with some of the original Firefox team. If you enjoy Firefox, you'll enjoy what's coming next, so sign up at http://www.blakeross.com to hear when it launches.

Dedication

For my family, who taught me everything I know. Except the computer stuff.

Author's Acknowledgments

Many thanks to my family and friends for sticking by me and putting up with my crazy hours (the sun is rising as I write this).

Thanks to Mark Enochs and Steve Hayes at Wiley for reminding me to actually, you know, finish this book, and for putting up with the idiosyncrasies of a first-time For Dummies author. Likewise, this wouldn't have happened without Virginia Sanders and James Russell, who rigorously reviewed the book and fixed every sentence-ending preposition you can think of. (Almost.)

Many thanks to Jatin Billimoria for helping to plan and write the book when my time was sparse.

Thanks to the MozillaZine community for their generous contributions to the book.

And finally, thanks to everyone at Mozilla who helped take Firefox to the top: Mitchell Baker, Chris Beard, Asa Dotzler, Rafael Ebron, Brendan Eich, Ben Goodger, Joe Hewitt, Chris Hofmann, Dave Hyatt, Dave Hyatt's closet, Paul Kim, John Lilly, Scott MacGregor, Marcia Knous, Gervase Markham, Stuart Parmenter, Jesse Ruderman, Brian Ryner, Mike Shaver, Boris Zbarsky, and everyone else. On to the next 100 million!

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