Migrating to Mozilla Firefox:

Migrating to Mozilla Firefox:

A combination of multiple security vulnerabilities and the emergence of more modern browsers, Internet Explorer has started to look vulnerable.

According to estimated statistucs  100 million users have already switched over to other browsers mostly to is Mozilla Firefox.

Firefox is a fast, lean tabbed browser .

WHY NO TO INTERNET EXPLORER

  1. VULNERABLE TO SECURITIES TIME AND AGAGIN DUE TO ITS IMMENCE POPULARITY IS THE HACKER’S FIRST LOVE .
  2. scripting component  ActiveX , use of VBScript and browser helper objects (BHOs) that has been heavily exploited by hackers.
  3. a hacker who breaks into IE may not only have hacked your browser but may also be able to gain access to the operating system itself as it is too close to the core of the Windows operating system.
  4. Microsoft’s record for responding to reported flaws in IE has been checkeredMicrosoft’s record for responding to reported flaws in IE has been checkered , belated and some times hap hazard.
  5. Internet Explorer 7 is only available to those using Windows XP SP2 or later. Users of earlier versions of Windows have to IE6, a version which has proven highly vulnerable to exploitation.
  6. Although IE7  add-ons just can’t becomparable to the 1000+ free extensions available for Firefox.

Install Firefox Extensions

More than 1000 free extensions available. Make Google search on “Firefox extension” or “Firefox add-ons.”  and also on this link.

FEW SUGGESTIONS ON FIREFOX EXTENSIONS

Use this selection as the guide and donot limit yourself on these and if you know more then let me know also.

 1. A lightweight RSS and Atom reader :  SAGE


  2.Useful for keeping Firefox open but hidden : Minimize to Tray


  3.Opens the current web page in Internet Explorer    :  IEView Lite

  4.quickly bookmark a site to any folder  :  Ad Bookmarks Here

5.Tweaks Firefox to run faster  on broadband  :  Fasterfox

6.Saves tab sessions on demand when Firefox closes. : Session Saver

7.Much more control over tab working Tab Mix Plus

8.Filters ads from web pages : Ad Block


9.  It allows  to re-install  old extensions by bypassing compatibility testing.   :“Nightly Tester Tools”


10. FLASH BLOCK :STOPS MACROMEDIA FLASH CONTENT ON THE PAGE .

11.NO SCRIPT : BLOCKS VARIOUS ELEMENTS LIKE JAVA SCRIPT , JAVA , PLUG INS INCLUDING FLASH FROM WEB PAGES .

12 PERFORMANCING  : INTEGRATES FIREFOX WITH POPULAR BLOGGING PLATFORMS LIKE BLOGGER , WORD PRESS , ETC.

13.  FIREFTP:  ALLOWS FIREFOX TO ACT AS AN FTP CLIENT AND EXPLORE FTP SERVERS .

14. FLASH GOT: ALLOWS FIREFOX TO BE CLOSELY INTEGRATE WITH THE DOWNLAOD MANAGER IN THE SYSTEM .





INSTAL THEMES

Firefox offers many free downloadable themes. To access to new themes select Tools/Themes from within Firefox and then click on “get more themes.”



INSTAL PLUG-INS:


ADOBE ACROBAT READER  ,    APPLE QUICK TIME ,     MACROMEDIA FLASH PLAYER  ,    REAL PLAYER ,         SUN JAVA PLUG INS  AND          

WINDOW MEDIA PLAYER


FOR MORE PLUG-INS CLICK ON ME !


FIREFOX SHORTCUTS:


Firefox uses pretty much the same keyboard shortcuts as Internet Explorer .  For full list click    HERE





TO MAKE A CLONE OF INTERNET EXPLORER:


If you want to make it even more like IE then click   HERE


TO SET UP  ROBO FORM :

It depends upon your choice , you’ll have to install the RoboForm Mozilla adaptor first. For this CLICK ME


PROBLEM SOLVING  :


If you run into problems first hand  go to  FIREFOX FAQ


For more serious problems then in the second place go to  FIREFOX FORUMS





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SUNKUMAR KOTHARI

EDITOR OF FREEWARESPACE







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