How to install and configure Firefox in Windows

February 3, 2009

  1. Download Firefox by clicking here.

  2. Proceed through the install. When you are finished, check the “Launch Firefox Now” option.

  3. You can now import all of your bookmarks and settings from Internet Explorer.

  4. If you wish, you can make Firefox your default web browser.

Now that you have it downloaded and installed, here are some plug-ins.

  1. Go to this list of plug-ins for Firefox

  2. Search for “Adblock Plus” and download it. This plug-in allows for the blocking of many pop-ups and advertisements on websites. Upon reloading Firefox, subscribe to the “Easylist USA” for the sites to block. Note: Sometimes, a pop-up which you actually need will be blocked. To disable the pop-up blocker on a given website you can click on the “ABP” stop sign in the top right corner of Firefox and disable it for a given site.

  3. Search for “Download Statusbar” and download it. This plug-in makes downloads much more efficient and simple.

  4. If you use Exchange email interface, download the “IE Tab” plug-in. This will allow sites that are “supposed” to only run in IE to run under Firefox.

  5. Search for “PDF Download” and download it. This makes it so anytime you click on a PDF link, you can open it in the web browser, save it directly, or view it externally; it makes the viewing and management of PDF files much easier.

  6. If you wish to download some cool themes, go to the Firefox theme directory, and then you can browse through different themes. I personally use “Aero Fox”.

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