Understand and Power Pack Your Firefox! - Part 2
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Security : Yes, This is the biggest point of Firefox and that is it is a much secure browser. The reason why it is more secure is because it doesnt support ActiveX and which is considered to be the main cause of problems for the people. Also, it does'nt use Microsoft's Java VM which itself has some security problems. And, the biggest point is that it is not integrated with Windows so even if someone gets to find out holes and bugs in Firefox, they wont be able to take control over the whole Operating System.
Just not this there are lots and lots of people who believe that Firefox is the most secure browser and SCANIT (a security company) also believes it, you can visit there online guide on what to do when browser is Hijacked and see the very first POINT!
Less Bugs : Well, it is a fact that if a software is big and has lot of coding in it then it is bound to have more bugs than the one which is smaller in size and weight. It is just not me who is saying this you can ask any programmer and he'll confirm this for me :). And this point is true in the case of Firefox. It is way smaller than other browsers and only weights around 5 MB and if you compare it with other browser Giant then you'll notice that the difference is very big in size.
Build For Standards : Firefox has great support for W3C standards like CSS, DOM, etc. and it is considered as the best in all the other browsers available.
Well, these are some of the biggest reasons why exactly Firefox has become the world fav. in such a short time period. If in case you are still wondering and thinking that what else you can know more about firefox then simple go to Google or any other search engine and make a quick search on anything related to firefox..may be "why firefox is better".
After, all these good points I present you with one great URL which will certainly help you in gaining more knowledge related to firefox and will keep you updated as well and that is Firefox Facts.
Now, we come to that part of this technical guide which will tell you which extensions to use with firefox for a better browsing experience :
FoxyTunes : This extension lets you control major music applications right from the browser itself. It supports many music players and here is a list of few amongst them WinAmp, iTunes, Yahoo Music Engine, foobar2000, Windows Media Player, Musicmatch, Quintessential, J. River, jetAudio, XMPlay, MediaMonkey, Media Player Classic, Sonique, wxMusik, Real Player, XMMS.
Click here for screenshots of Foxytunes.
Google Toolbar : This is already a well known extension and I've already spoken about it in a must read info on Google Toolbar For Firefox.
Click here for more info on Google Toolbar.
Click here for screenshots of Google Toolbar.
Click here for more info on GreaseMonkey.
IE Tab : No matter how popular Firefox will become but still the major market share is with Internet Explorer and there are sites which demand you to visit the site using Internet Explorer only. so, this extension allows you to visit those sites from within Firefox itself. It starts to use Internet explorer as the rendering engine.
Click here for more info on IE Tab.
Click here for screenshots on IE Tab.
Nuke Anything Enhanced : This extension lets you remove unwanted material from the website. It can be anything, just select it and select the option of nuking it. This can come handy while you are trying to print a page and want to remove unwanted material. It has the option of nuking things permananetly so if you are bugged by an image then you can nuke it permanently.
Click here for more info on Nuke Anything Enhanced.
I hope you found this technical article informative and hope that future version of the tech. articles will also enligthen your knowledge. Please wait patiently to see the newer part of this massive series of the articles.