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Firefox web browser

Firefox is an outstandingly good web browser for most common platforms, and is doing well by comparison with InternetExplorer due to its speed, security, support for web standards, and so on. It was formerly known as FirebirdBrowser, which is a spinoff of the MozillaBrowser.

Firefox has a handy, though heavyweight, extension called TabBrowser Extension that has a great feature to save your tab session state, i.e. remember all the tabs you had when it last closed. This seems more reliable now than it was, at least with Firefox 1.0 and the latest Tabbrowser Extensions.

As far as TWiki goes, Firefox should behave similarly to the older MozillaBrowser - see FirefoxBrowserIssues, and for older issues (which may no longer apply), MozillaBrowserIssues.

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-- RichardDonkin - 21 Nov 2004

Now that Firefox 2 is released, see FireFox2Improvements - best to head over to BrowserIssues and update the FirefoxBrowserIssues page if there are any issues to collect. Curious to see if the Firefox 1.5 stylesheet problem is fixed...

Firefox 2 includes the Session Saver feature that I had been using Tab Mix Plus for - will have to see how good it is.

Some handy extensions include Google Toolbar (essential), NoScript (block JavaScript except where needed), Adblock Plus, IE View, Firefox view (display page in IE or Firefox), Forecastfox (weather forecasts), PrintIt (context menu print), Allow Right Click, Foxmarks (synchronise your bookmarks across several computers via Foxmarks.com), McAfee SiteAdvisor and ChatZilla (IRC chat client).

-- RichardDonkin - 26 Oct 2006

One very useful new feature in Firefox 2.0 is that you can hit Ctrl/F to find text within an edit box, as mentioned in FireFox2Improvements. Also, the built-in Sesson Saver feature should recover any text in edit boxes, though I recommend you test this before relying on it.

-- RichardDonkin - 10 Nov 2006

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