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6.2. Galeon

Galeon is a Web browser that is based on Mozilla. It is only a Web browser and does not feature email, newsgroups, or anything other than Web browsing and searching. This can be useful if you want to browse the Web without the need to email or chat with others. Galeon also has some extra features that are not included in Mozilla.

To use Galeon, a working installation of Mozilla is required. Galeon uses Mozilla's HTML and image renderer and plug-in system to display Web and multimedia content.

To launch Galeon, go to Main Menu => Internet => More Internet => Galeon.

The first time you launch Galeon, it will take you through the configuration process.

Figure 6-5. Configuring Galeon

During the initial configuration, you have the option of importing bookmarks and preferences from Mozilla or other Web applications you may have installed on your system. You can also configure Galeon' personal toolbar with bookmarks, integrated search features, and even browser navigation shortcuts.

Once you have finished your configuration of Galeon, the main browser will appear.

Figure 6-6. Online with Galeon

Using Galeon is much like using Mozilla. There are navigational buttons for moving from one visited webpage to another using the Forward, Back, and Home buttons, as well as Reload and Stop buttons to refresh a webpage and stop it from loading, respectively.

Like Mozilla, Galeon also has a navigational tab feature that can help you avoid having your desktop cluttered with browser windows. Multiple pages can be stored in a single Galeon window, and you can switch between them by clicking on the each tab. To launch a new Tab, use the [Ctrl]-[T] key combination or select New Tab from the File menu. To close a tab, click the X button within the tab, or right-click the tab and choose Close Tab from the drop-down menu. The tabbed browsing mode can be configured in the Tabs page of the Preferences Window, which is accessible by choosing Settings => Preferences from the browser's main menu.

For additional information or help with Galeon, click Help on the top menu bar. From there, you can choose to view the Galeon FAQ and Galeon manual.

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