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Firefox - Quick Start
This article explains how to begin using the web browser Firefox.
Firefox is a web browser
Firefox is a web browser like Mozilla, Netscape Navigator, or Internet Explorer: it allows you to view documents on the World Wide Web. The web is an expansive group of resources connected via the set of telecommunication backbones known as the Internet.
Firefox is the most secure, feature-rich browser available
Firefox provides a number of advantages over better known browsers. Besides being more stable, secure, and customizable, it also offers advanced features such as pop-up blocking, integrated web searching, tabbed browsing, and granular performance optimizing controls.
To launch Firefox in Windows, go to Start > Programs > Mozilla Firefox > Firefox.
To launch Firefox in Mac, go to Applications > Firefox.
Firefox in three quick steps
- To go to a web page, type its URL (for example, http://itservices.uchicago.edu) into Firefox's address bar and press Enter on your keyboard.
- To bookmark a page, go to Bookmarks > Bookmark this page; thereafter, you can access that page quickly through the Bookmarks menu.
- To place a bookmark on the browser's toolbar, drag the page icon (immediately to the left of the URL) to the Personal Toolbar (directly below the address bar).