Mar 29 2005
The browser wars have been re-ignited by Mozilla’s Firefox and this new book from O’Reilly, Firefox Hacks, (USD$24.95) explains how to customize its deployment, appearance, features, and functionality–delivering techniques, tools, and strategies for making the most out of Firefox’s flexibility.
Readers will learn how to:
- Make Firefox look different with skins, extensions, and themes
- Integrate Firefox with other tools, and safely migrate Internet Explorer bookmarks, history, passwords, and other data
- Browse anonymously, turn off caching, stomp on cookies, or flush and clear absolutely everything
- Install, use, and customize extensions, widgets, toolbars, and plug-ins
- Increase security by stopping all secret network activity, fine-tuning ports and sockets, digitally signing content, dropping security blocks, and more
- Play with preferences, install fonts and character support, govern image and ad display, and otherwise tweak the standard browser window
- Power up web pages with XML, using Mozilla SOAP, XML-RPC, and WSDL services, as well as MathML, SVG content, Xpath, and XSL
While much if this book appears to be targeted at Windows users escaping the bonds of Internet Explorer, Firefox’s key features are cross-platform. Read a sample chapter before making your buying decision.