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Book cover image of Firefox and Thunderbird: Beyond Browsing and Email by Peter Hipson

Authors: Peter Hipson
ISBN-13: 9780789734587, ISBN-10: 0789734583
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Que
Date Published: October 2005
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Peter Hipson

Peter D. Hipson is a teacher, author, consultant, electrical engineer, and developer; who is a strong proponent of the open source initiative, and believes that open source software is to be the way of the future. He teaches computer science at Franklin Pierce College, has written more than a dozen books, including three books on the Windows registry. He is also the author and developer of a number of Windows application programs. His computer hardware experience includes many different computer platforms, from PCs to main-frame computers, as well as patents in CPU technology and security.

Book Synopsis

There's a new browser in town: Firefox is quickly becoming a leading alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you are new to Firefox and want to see what all the buzz is about, Firefox and Thunderbird: Beyond Browsing and Email is the guide that you need. By focusing on how to configure and customize Firefox and Thunderbird, this book will show you how to quickly get a hold of the less intuitive features that most new users struggle to figure out. You will discover which of Firefox's many options should be adjusted, which shouldn't, and how to locate many hidden preferences that will ultimately create a better browsing experience. The author's tips and tricks will teach you how to adjust the browser's appearance and behavior, and how to install the most popular extensions to maximize the browser's performance.

You'll also be introduced to Firefox's e-mail client companion, Thunderbird. You'll cover Thunderbird's built-in spam filters, calendar, and customizeable layout and toolbars. Personalize your e-mail with tips and tricks dedicated to getting the most out of Thunderbird, and learn how to make it work together with Firefox for a seamless online experience.

You can even find out how to contribute to the development of Firefox and Thunderbird. A special section on Web development will show you how you can add new extensions, themes, and customizations to each one and make an impact on the future of Firefox and Thunderbird.

Table of Contents

1Hitting the ground running with Firefox9
2The power of tabs and bookmarks31
3Finding information with Firefox49
4Managing profiles65
5Taking control of your browser77
6Power Firefox tricks and techniques103
7Themes and plug-ins131
8Making extensions work for you147
9Changing preferences and settings165
10Hitting the ground running with thunderbird181
11Organizing email with Thunderbird203
12Fighting spam217
13Customizing Thunderbird for power users227
14Web development with Firefox249
15Creating your own theme269
16Writing an extension289
Mozilla's tools for developers
Browsing the code
The future of Firefox and Thunderbird

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