Jul 11, 2007
Let see what things we have in Firefox that we miss in IE 6.0:
1- Tabbed Browsing:
Are you just crazy about those many IE windows that have just opened and messed up your taskbar? Then you really miss tabbed browsing.
In Firefox, you can open each link in a new tab and all tabs work under the same browser window. You can organize tabs, rearrange them and just close them if you want.
2 - Find & Replace is so cool:
The new find and replace just at the bottom of your browser window will be the greatest tool you might need while browsing pages with so many sub items and text. Just like Google tool-bar, you can type and as you type Firefox highlights matching text in your browser.
3- Zoom in/Out
You can now easily zoom in/out and increase the text size by simply using Ctrl++ or Ctrl-- on a web page:
4- Session Management:
A big addition to a browser and you all miss this in IE. Session manager simply saves the state of the open tabs, their URL s and the cursor position in each page. Shocked with a power outrage? Computer shutdown? or anything else that has just crashed your browser? No need to worry! The next time you launch Firefox, you will be able to restore your previous crashed session and navigate to the place you were browsing before the crash happened.
You can also manually save sessions and later open them in your browser.
5- Auto update:
I know. IE just look and works the same even after 7 years since it was first released on Windows XP! And you are just tired of it.
Remember, Firefox is an open source browser and it is secure because all new flaws and bugs are fixed in less than a weak and is updated frequently.
The browser has a self-update feature that looks like this :
6- Add-on manager:
Yes, you have it in IE, but Firefox is just different. You can add "add-ons" to this browser from an online resource of more than 2000 items. And they are easily downloaded, installed and automatically updated from within the browser. Besides, if you don't like an add-on, you can easily disable or uninstall it from the inside of the add-ons manager.
Want to add a new look and feel to your Firefox? Want your browser look like IE 7? Just download from an online resource of more than 1000 themes and change the entire look of your browser within seconds!
8- Tab mix plus ( a powerfully add-on):
Firefox has built in support for tabbed browsing. However, if you are not content with the default tab handling, you can download Tab mix plus and let this powerful extension handle everything in your browser.
Tab Mix Plus has support for session handling too and you can choose among many of its features just for free.
9- Built-in RSS support
We know that we miss this in IE. With Firefox built in RSS support, you can just subscribe to an atom feed and have updated bookmarks in your browser second by second.
I don't want to talk a lot about it. However, Firefox is a winner here. Unlike IE, Firefox is not integrated with your operating system, which means harmful add-ons cannot do anything to your operating system or do harmful I/O disk operations. We see also some phishing support and the ability of browser in handling your login information with an acceptable level of security.
11- Privacy protection:
This one is just the feature i really like and use a lot. You have visited just those private websites today, and don't want anyone else know about it? Well, if you have done it with IE, then you cannot do anything about it. Deleting history and Files and cookies wont do so much. Others can just find out a cash of your website on your hard disk easily!
Firefox has a new approach to this. The "Clear Private Data" section will shred just all those bad pieces of data you want to lose, simply by click of a button:
12- Clipmarks integration:
Clipmarks is a new evolution in web clipping. And with Firefox you will really enjoy its integration because of the speed and flexibility of this extension.
You can simply select sections of web pages you like, they are marked with a green rectangle on them as clipped.
And then you can save, blog or email the web parts you have selected very easily:
Just clicking the "Post to Blog" will do all the thing you would need for blogging. This really saves you time and money and is a big challenge for other browsers.
And Firefox is not just what i said here. You have to discover it yourself and feel how the web looks different with this great open-source browser from Mozilla.org
Jul 6, 2007
Just go to www.Firefox.com to learn how web browsing can taste with Firefox!
Once you download and install Firefox, you wont go back to the old mal-ware in your windows OS.