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Chrome Browser and Comic Book

by Barbara J. Feldman November 4, 2008

Chrome is a new browser from Google, built to compete with Internet Explorer and Firefox. Why bother with a new browser if you already have one that works? Google explains that Chrome was built from the ground up to be faster, more secure, more stable and better equipped to handle today’s demanding web-based applications. Learn […]

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Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

by Barbara J. Feldman September 10, 2008

Because it is so much more efficient to keep your hands on the computer keyboard (and skip any extraneous mouse usage), any time you spend memorizing a few keyboard shortcuts will end up saving you a lot of time. This About.com page has a nice collection of Firefox shortcuts. For example, use ALT-D to jump […]

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How to Customize Your Browser History Settings

by Barbara J. Feldman July 1, 2008

Although the history functions of Firefox and Internet Explorer are not perfect, they do offer some settings to allow customization. Firefox lets you tweak the number of days history is kept, whether to remember data entered in forms, and whether to track downloads. Internet Explorer also lets you set the days history is kept, and […]

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How to Keep Your Search History Private

by Barbara J. Feldman January 15, 2008

Two ways to keep your browser’s search history private are to turn off auto-complete (also called auto-fill) and to clear your search history. Google provides step-by-step instructions for three popular browsers, and Leo Notenboom tackles the problem with plenty of screenshots.

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Campus Edition of Firefox

by Barbara J. Feldman September 12, 2007

For the back-to-school season, Mozilla has created a Campus Edition of Firefox bundled with three pre-installed plugins aimed at students. FoxyTunes lets you control your music player within the browser. Zotero collects and manages research citations. StumbleUpon introduces you to new websites based on your interests. If, you already have Firefox, you should download the […]

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Resizing Firefox Popup Windows

by Barbara J. Feldman August 21, 2007

Although it is my favorite browser, when left in its default configuration, Firefox often mangles the size of popup windows (so that some of the content is hidden) and disables manual resizing of the offending window. To change this, type “about:config” in the Firefox address bar. Then filter the results to “dom.disable” and scroll down […]

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