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Firefox For Dummies Blake Ross

Firefox For Dummies By Blake Ross

Firefox For Dummies by Blake Ross

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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.

Firefox For Dummies Summary

Firefox For Dummies by Blake Ross

  • Firefox For Dummies gives you the inside scoop on the exciting new browser from the Web wizard that got it started. The book's author, Blake Ross, began developing Firefox as a teenager. Once available to the world, the simple and powerful tool was an instant hit claiming a sizable share of the Web browser market with over 140 million downloads.
  • In this book Blake not only gives you the lowdown on how to use Firefox for safe Web searching, but he also shares his insight into how the product came to life. It's a combination of practical tech insight and a good story that is rare in computer books.
  • Topics covered include downloading and installing Firefox, creating a home page, searching with Google, creating customized themes and toolbars, using tabbed browsing, downloading and saving files, maintaining security and privacy, eliminating annoying popups, and adding Firefox extensions.

About Blake Ross

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 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 to hear when it launches.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Fired Up 5

Chapter 1: Why You Should Fire Your Old Browser 7

Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around Firefox 19

Chapter 3: Setting Up Firefox 27

Part II: Ready, Aim, Firefox 41

Chapter 4: Finding Information Online 43

Chapter 5: Bookmarking Great Sites 55

Chapter 6: Returning to Sites You've Visited 77

Chapter 7: Browsing with Tabs 87

Chapter 8: Filling In Forms Quickly 99

Chapter 9: Blocking Popup Ads 111

Chapter 10: E-Mailing with Thunderbird 117

Chapter 11: Downloading and Saving Files 137

Chapter 12: Printing Web Pages 153

Chapter 13: Finding Additional Help 169

Part III: Outfoxing Hackers 175

Chapter 14: Clearing Your Tracks 177

Chapter 15: Staying Safe Online 191

Part IV: Dressing Up the Fox 213

Chapter 16: Setting Your Options 215

Chapter 17: Finding Your Dream Theme 229

Chapter 18: Tailoring Your Toolbars 235

Chapter 19: Controlling the Way Web Sites Look 247

Chapter 20: Extending Firefox 257

Part V: The Part of Tens 267

Chapter 21: Ten Secrets to a Foxier Web 269

Chapter 22: The Ten Best Firefox Extensions 283

Appendix A: Firefox Menu Reference 301

Appendix B: Firefox Keyboard Reference 323

Appendix C: Firefox Drag-and-Drop Reference 337

Index 343

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Firefox For Dummies by Blake Ross
Used - Very Good
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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