Browsing the Internet with Firefox
Firefox* is becoming the Web browser of choice. It has all the
familiarity of other browsers, plus added features such as security and
To start Firefox, click
. When starting
Firefox for the first time, you need to agree with its licence agreement
and click .
With features like tabbed browsing, pop-up window blocking, and download
and image management, Firefox combines the latest Web technologies. Its
easy access to different search engines helps you find the information
you need. Enter a URL in the location bar to start browsing.
To open an empty tab in Firefox, press Ctrl+T and type a
new URL. To open a link in a new tab, click the link with your middle
mouse button. Right-click a tab to access more tab options. You can
create a new tab, reload one or all existing tabs, or close a single tab
or all tabs. You can also change the sequence of the tabs by dragging
and dropping them to a new position.
Finding Information on the Web
To start a search on the Web with the Google* engine, type your
search keywords in the integrated search box on the right of the location bar, then press
Enter. The results display in the window.
To use a different search engine, click the G icon in the search box
to open a list of other search engines.
Click the desired engine, then press
Enter to start the search.
You can also search the current Web page for keywords. To do so, press
to open a bar at the bottom of the window.
Enter your search keyword there and use the buttons to the right of the
box to search in different directions or to select all hits in the
Downloading Files with Firefox
If you download a file with Firefox, the Firefox download manager
starts and saves this file to the folder configured in Firefox
. By default, your desktop is the
destination folder for downloaded files. Firefox shows your finished
downloads in the window.
You can open the downloaded files directly from the
window or from the destination folder. To
clean up the history of downloaded files, click .
Configuring Firefox Preferences
To adjust the default download folder or to activate or modify the
pop-up blocking feature, click
From here you can also configure numerous other settings such as
appearance, language, privacy, and tab options. Click the icons and set
the options on each page according to your preferences. Click
to apply the changes.