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
required. Galeon uses
Mozilla's HTML and image renderer and plug-in
system to display Web and multimedia content.
To launch Galeon, go to => => => .
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
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.
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 from the
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