Dress Mozilla up with new appearances!. Yes, you can download new
skins and install them so that next time you start Mozilla, it will
have a different look.
Mozilla comes standard with two themes, Classic and Modern. These
themes were designed for an enjoyable browsing experience but soon
developers realized that people might desire to dress-up their
browser to meet their own particular tastes and thus provided a means
for independent designers to develop their own themes. You can take
advantage of new on the edge state of the art themes to tailor your
taste. To install new themes on Mozilla:
Before installing the themes, launch Mozilla.
Software Installation has to be enabled in advanced
Themes can be automatically installed from the
Alternatively, themes are supplied as xpi files; meaning they
can be downloaded and installed later.
Tabbed browsing gives you a better way to surf the net. You no longer
have to open one page at a time. With tabbed browsing, open several
pages at once with one click. And now your homepage can be multiple
Ctrl-T opens a new tab.
Ctrl-PgUp and Ctrl-PgDn cycle between tabs.
Right-click on a link to Open Link In New Tab.
Save a window of tabs as a group bookmark by going to
Bookmarks, File Bookmark and checking “File as
group” when you go to the bookmark, all the tabs
will open at once.
Set tabbed browsing preferences in Edit / Preferences /
Navigator / Tabbed Browsing.
Pop up window blocking:
You can configure Mozilla so pop-up windows will not open. Popup
blocker lets you surf the web without intrusion. Advanced popup
blocker notifies you when popups are blocked. You can also block
pop-ups on a site per site basis.
Open the Mozilla Preferences window.
Select the Advanced Category and then Scripts & Plugins.
In this window, uncheck (disable) the Open Unrequested Windows.
Disable Move or Resize Existing Windows.
Uncheck Raise or Lower Windows.
If installing plug-ins without root permissions, use $home/.mozilla/plugins
instead of the plug-ins subdirectory where Mozilla is installed. You
may have to create this directory first. Mozilla Firefox also uses
$home/.mozilla/plugins for this. Java and Flash are already installed
system-wide at CCRMA. You should not need to re-install any plug-in. If
that is the case please contact the system administrator. You can go
to the plugindoc.mozdev.orgweb page for
instructions and additional support about Mozilla plug-ins.
The privoxy daemon comes standard on most Linux distributions and
chances are that it might be configured and running on your
workstation. Privoxy can block annoying adds and animations but it can
also prevent useful information on you browser so it must therefore be
tested on favorite web sites so that it behaves accordingly.
Privoxy (man page)
is a web proxy
with advanced filtering capabilities for pro- tecting privacy,
modifying web page content, managing cookies, control- ling access,
and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet
junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and can be
customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has
application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.
These are the steps for using Privoxy in Mozilla:
In the Edit menu go to | Preferences | Advanced | Proxies |
Select “Manual Proxy configuration”
Type 127.0.0.1 on the “HTTP Proxy” space and 8118 on “Port” space.
Type 127.0.0.1 on the “SSL Proxy” space and 8118 on “Port”
After doing this, flush your browser's disk and memory caches
to force a re-reading of all pages and to get rid of any ads that
may be cached. You are now ready to start enjoying the benefits of
A cookie is a small amount of information used by some web sites. A
web site that sets cookies will ask your browser to place one or
more cookies on your hard disk when you visit the site. Later, when
you return to the site, your browser sends back the cookies that
belong to the site. You can specify how cookies should be handled by
setting your cookie preferences and by using the Cookie Manager. To
change cookie preferences:
Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
Under the Privacy & Security category, choose Cookies. (If no
subcategories are visible, double-click the category to expand the
Click one of the radio buttons:
Disable cookies: Choose this to refuse all cookies.
Enable cookies for the originating web site only:
Choose this if you don't want to accept or return Foreign
cookies. Cookies received through email (when the message
contains a web page) are treated as foreign cookies.
Enable all cookies:
Choose this to permit all web sites to set cookies on your
computer and receive them back during subsequent visits. Note:
If you select this option, and later choose to reject all
cookies, you may still have some older cookies stored on your
computer (though no new ones will be set).
To view detailed information about cookies:
Open the Tasks menu, choose Privacy & Security, and then
choose Cookie Manager.
Choose View Stored Cookies from the submenu. The Cookie
Manager window opens with a list of all the cookies stored on your
To see details for a particular cookie, click on it:
Name, means the name assigned to the cookie by its
Information, is a string of characters and the
data a web site tracks for you. It might contain a user
key or name by which you are identified to the web site,
information about your interests, and so forth.
Host or Domain, this item tells you whether the cookie is a
host cookie or a domain cookie.
Path, This is the file pathway. If a cookie comes from a
particular part of a web site, instead of the main page, a path
Server Secure, indicates whether the cookie was
sent over a secure server. If a cookie is secure, it will only
be sent over a secure (https) connection. Before sending a
secure cookie, your browser checks the connection and will not
send if the connection is not secure.
Expires, is the date and time at which the cookie is
Using the Password Manager:
Password Manager can help you by storing your user names and
passwords on your computer's hard disk, and entering them for you
automatically when you visit such sites.
When you enter your user name and password at a web site a dialog
box appears asking, "Do you want Password Manager to remember this
logon?" You can choose the following options:
Yes, the next time you return to the web site you'll see that
your user name and password are already filled in.
Never for this site, password Manager will not ask in the
future if you want to save your user name and password for that
No, password Manager won't remember the user name and
password, but will ask again the next time you visit the site.
Password Manager saves your user names and passwords on your own
computer in a file that's difficult, but not impossible, for an
intruder to read.
Becareful if you provide personal information such as your name, phone number,
or email address to a web site, because it is free to store that information
in its database and use it later. A web site might use this
information to improve its service to you or target advertising to
your interests. A web site could sell the information it has gathered
to other companies.
To turn on encryption for your stored sensitive information:
Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
Under the Privacy & Security category, choose Web Passwords. (If
no subcategories are visible, double-click the category to expand
In the Encrypting versus Obscuring section, select "Use
encryption when storing sensitive data."
Click OK. If you haven't previously set a master password, a new
dialog box appears and leads you through the process of setting it.
Make Mozilla behave like Netscape:
On the top [ hhtp:// ] blank address space just type: [
Scroll down to general and look for:
Change its value to: [ netscape 7.0 ]
Alternatively, you can look for the filter blank line and
type: [“general.useragent” ]
Scroll down and look for: “ general.useragent.vendor”
If “general.useragent.vendor” is not in the list:
right-click and select new and type,
[ general.useragent.vendor ]