Is It Time To Change Your Browser - Mozilla Firefox?

Due to the constant security problems, ad-ware scares and browser hijacks I stopped using Internet Explorer a little while back (it was about the same time as when I re-wrote most of this site to make it more friendly to other browsers!). What I didn't realise is that there are still a lot of people that not only have never used Firefox, but have never even heard of it! Here are some more reasons why it pays to make the change:-

  • The first time you run Firefox, you will be given the option to import your current settings and bookmarks from Internet Explorer. This makes it easy to give Firefox a try without investing a lot of time tweaking it to your liking.
  • The best feature of Firefox is tabbed browsing. This enables you to open multiple websites each in its own individual tab in a single browser window.
  • There is also a handy Software Update section that allows you to have Firefox automatically check for updates to both itself and to any extensions you have installed.
  • You can customise the look and feel of Firefox. Customise the main browser toolbar and select which toolbars are visible. Under View > Toolbars > Customize... you can then drag and drop the browser's control icons as you like. You can also control the appearance of the Status bar at the bottom of the browser and the main Navigation and Bookmarks toolbars at the top. Don't forget that the main Navigation toolbar includes its very own search box that you can associate with any search engine you prefer and that takes you straight to your results. Themes? There are tonnes of free ones to download!
  • It allows you to browse a bit more freely without worrying about running into a site that will allow the site owner to take control of your computer for her own nefarious ends.

I think once you have made the change you wont go back!