Intro to Firefox
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Intro to Firefox

Downloading and Installing Firefox

Firefox's Features

Importing Preferences

Tabbed Browsing

Popup Blocking

Searches: Integrated and Keyword

Live Bookmarks

Themes and Extensions

Additional Resources

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Tabbed Browsing

Tabbed Browsing 

Tabbed browsing allows more than one webpage open in one browser window and easy switching between webpages of interest. Additionally, tabbed browsing allows you to load content-heavy pages in the background, while you continue to browse quicker loading pages.   

Here are two ways to open a blank new tab to browse with. You can either use the keyboard command Ctrl+T or you can click on the File Menu and select New Tab.

This will add another toolbar under the bookmarks, the Tab Toolbar. This toolbar will show the titles of the various pages open in the tabs that you can click between with your mouse. You can also switch between tabs by pressing Ctrl+Tab at the same time.

To close the currently opened tab, there are several options. At the end of the tab toolbar, there is an . By clicking on this X, you can close the tab. Another way to close a tab is to right click on it in the tab toolbar and select close tab from the options provided. Additionally, you can close the currently open tab by clicking on the File Menu and selecting Close Tab while that tab is displayed.

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