68. Browse Web Pages

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If you've used any web browsers in the past (Especially Netscape's old web browser or any of the recent Mozilla browsers), using Firefox should be a breeze for browsing web pages.

Before You Begin

67 About Mozilla Firefox

Start Firefox

From the NLD desktop, select the Firefox Web Browser icon in the top panel. The Firefox window opens.

Enter URL

To enter a URL (a web address that you know), select the current address; then type the URL in the Address box and press Enter.

Follow Web Link

Click a link on a web page to follow an internal link to a new page or to an external link.


You don't have to type the whole URL, meaning you can type www.sitename.sufffix (such as .com, .org, and so on.). You don't have to enter the HTTP://.

Perform a Google Search

To quickly perform a search using Google type your search terms in the Google Search box and then press Enter.


You can use the Back and Forward buttons as needed when you are browsing the Web. To see a list of sites that you can go back (or forward) to, click the drop-down list button next to the Back or Forward buttons. You can also select the Go button to view a list of recently visited sites. Select a site in the list to go to that site.


Downloading pictures and files with Firefox is straightforward. To save a picture on a web page, right-click on the picture and select Save Image As; then save the image to a folder on your computer. (You can also use the Set As Wallpaper command on the shortcut menu to make the picture your desktop background.) To download a file click on the file download link and then specify a location for the downloaded file. The Download Manager window opens showing the progress of the download. To open the downloaded file (this works especially well with RPMs, because Red Carpet opens after you enter the root password), select the downloaded file in the Download Manager window and then select Open.

Close the Firefox Window

After you have finished working in the Firefox window, click the Close button to close the window.

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    Novell Linux Desktop 9. User's Handbook
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Users Handbook
    ISBN: 0672327295
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 244
    Authors: Joe Habraken

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