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Firefox Hacks (Hacks)


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Publisher Comments:

Firefox Hacks is ideal for power users who want to take full advantage of Firefox from Mozilla, the next-generation web browser that is rapidly subverting Internet Explorer's once-dominant audience. It's also the first book that specifically dedicates itself to this technology.Firefox is winning such widespread approval for a number of reasons, including the fact that it lets users browse faster and more efficiently. Perhaps its most appealing strength, though, is its increased security something that is covered in great detail in Firefox Hacks.Clearly the web browser of the future, Firefox includes most of the features that browser users are familiar with, along with several new features, such as a bookmarks toolbar and tabbed pages that allow users to quickly switch among several web sites.Firefox Hacks offers all the valuable tips and tools you need to maximize the effectiveness of this hot web application. It's all covered, including how to customize its deployment, appearance, features, and functionality. You'll even learn how to install, use, and alter extensions and plug-ins. Aimed at clever people who may or may not be capable of basic programming tasks, this convenient resource describes 100 techniques for 100 strategies that effectively exploit Firefox.Or, put another way, readers of every stripe will find all the user-friendly tips, tools, and tricks they need to make a productive switch to Firefox. With Firefox Hacks, a superior and safer browsing experience is truly only pages away.The latest in O'Reilly's celebrated Hacks series, Firefox Hacks smartly complements other web-application titles such as Google Hacks and PayPal Hacks.

Book News Annotation:

An expert on this open-source Web browser offered by the non- profit Mozilla Foundation orients users to Firefox basics, then offers 100 "hacks" (innovative problem solutions/adaptations) for topics including security, migrating between different operating system versions, Web surfing enhancements, and integrating Firefox with other tools. The last hack lists suggestions for ensuring Firefox's continued success. Readers are invited to submit hacks for future editions.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Nigel McFarlane is the author of Rapid Application Development with Mozilla (Prentice Hall, 2003) and Instant JavaScript (Wrox, 1997). As a freelance technology writer and an active member of the Mozilla community, he has also written over 50 articles and tips on Mozilla and related technologies and has written or contributed to a number of books.

Table of Contents

CreditsPrefaceChapter 1: Firefox BasicsChapter 2: SecurityChapter 3: InstallationChapter 4: Web Surfing EnhancementsChapter 5: Power Tools for Web DevelopersChapter 6: Power XML for Web PagesChapter 7: Hack the Chrome UglyChapter 8: Hack the Chrome CleanlyChapter 9: Work More Closely with FirefoxColophon

Product Details

Mcfarlane, Nigel
O'Reilly Media
McFarlane, Nigel
Computer software
Internet programming
Internet - Security
Internet - Browsers
Web search engines
Internet - General
CourseSmart Subject Description
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Print PDF
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9 x 6 x 0.94 in 1.16 lb

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