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Tech Tips: Firefox Browser


It can be very handy to have multiple browsers on your computer so that you can test out webpages using different browsers; sometimes a website will behave differently in one browser compared to another.


About Firefox: The Firefox browser is an open-source product of the Mozilla Foundation, and Firefox has been around since 2002. Firefox was the first browser to offer tabbed browsing, which of course is now a browser standard. Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization, so that makes Firefox a very different product than the Google search engine or Apple's Safari. You can find out more about Firefox at Wikipedia.


For this tip, you will install the Firefox web browser on your computer and set up the basic Firefox Preferences.


STEP ONE: Install Firefox. To install Firefox, just go to the Firefox website and follow the instructions there. If you need some help, check out the Firefox Installation Help Pages.


STEP TWO: Set Preferences. From the Firefox menu, select Preferences and see if there are some features you want to configure. There is also a wide range of security options that you can set regarding tracking, cookies, etc. and you can also configure the homepage default, along with what appears when you open new tabs. I've got my Firefox set up to use DuckDuckGo as the homepage, for example:


Your thoughts. Write up a blog post with your thoughts about using Firefox. Have you ever used Firefox in the past? What are your first impressions? What are your priorities in terms of browsers and the features that are important to you? Do you have any thoughts about similarities/differences between Firefox and the browser(s) you currently use?


To finish up, make sure to include the phrase "Tech Tip: Firefox" in your blog post title and use "Tech Tip" as the label on the post; then you can do the Declaration. 


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