Switching from Internet Explorer


The Windows version of Firefox is designed for an easy transition from Internet Explorer. It supports nearly all of the Internet Explorer 6.0 keyboard shortcuts and offers similar toolbars, menus, and colors.

Keyboard shortcut differences

There are just two minor keyboard shortcut differences to be aware of if you're switching from Internet Explorer, as you see in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1: Keyboard Shortcut Differences

Action

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Select Location Bar

Ctrl+Tab

Ctrl+L, Alt+D, F6

Open Location

Ctrl+O

Ctrl+L, Alt+D, F6

Terminology differences

A rose by any other name might work for Shakespeare, but computers are less forgiving. Table 3-2 describes some of the differences in terminology between Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Table 3-2: Differences in Terminology

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Internet Options

Options

Temporary Internet Files

Cache

Favorites

Bookmarks

Address Bar

Location Bar

Refresh

Reload

Links Bar

Bookmarks Toolbar

Explorer Bar

Sidebar

Copy Shortcut

Copy Link Location

Save Target As

Save Link As

Set as Background

Set as Desktop Background

Feature differences

Firefox does not support these Internet Explorer features:

  • Content Advisor

  • Privacy Report

  • Synchronize

  • Web Content Zones




Firefox For Dummies
Firefox For Dummies
ISBN: 0471748994
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 157
Authors: Blake Ross

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