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Authors: Nigel McFarlane
ISBN-13: 9780596009281, ISBN-10: 0596009283
Format: Paperback
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Date Published: April 2005
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Nigel McFarlane

NIGEL MCFARLANE is a science and technology writer, analyst, and programmer. He is the author of many articles on Web, XML, JavaScript, and other technologies, and his work has appeared in periodicals such as DevX, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Builder.com. Nigel is also the author of Instant JavaScript and Professional JavaScript. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Book Synopsis

"Firefox Hacks" is ideal for power users who want to take full advantage of Firefox from Mozilla, the next-generation web browser that is rapidly subverting Internet Explorer's once-dominant audience. It's also the first book that specifically dedicates itself to this technology.

Firefox is winning such widespread approval for a number of reasons, including the fact that it lets users browse faster and more efficiently. Perhaps its most appealing strength, though, is its increased security something that is covered in great detail in "Firefox Hacks,"

Clearly the web browser of the future, Firefox includes most of the features that browser users are familiar with, along with several new features, such as a bookmarks toolbar and tabbed pages that allow users to quickly switch among several web sites.

"Firefox Hacks" offers all the valuable tips and tools you need to maximize the effectiveness of this hot web application. It's all covered, including how to customize its deployment, appearance, features, and functionality. You'll even learn how to install, use, and alter extensions and plug-ins. Aimed at clever people who may or may not be capable of basic programming tasks, this convenient resource describes 100 techniques for 100 strategies that effectively exploit Firefox.

Or, put another way, readers of every stripe will find all the user-friendly tips, tools, and tricks they need to make a productive switch to Firefox. With "Firefox Hacks," a superior and safer browsing experience is truly only pages away.

The latest in O'Reilly's celebrated Hacks series, "Firefox Hacks" smartly complements other web-application titles such as Google Hacks and PayPal Hacks.

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A Web browser is a much more complex piece of software than you may realize on first examination, and Firefox -- with the core Gecko engine surrounded by a large wrapper written in XUL and JavaScript -- provides a fertile ground for any number of changes and enhancements. Firefox Hacks does a good job of mapping out the boundaries of this space.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Firefox basics1
Ch. 2Security39
Ch. 3Installation76
Ch. 4Web surfing enhancements113
Ch. 5Power tools for Web developers157
Ch. 6Power XML for Web pages199
Ch. 7Hack the chrome ugly267
Ch. 8Hack the chrome cleanly299
Ch. 9Work more closely with Firefox330

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