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Hack Firefox

The free browser Firefox has gained millions of adherents since its release because of its security features, customizability, and features that Internet Explorer lacks, such as tabbed browsing. Here’s a grab bag of hacks for powering it up.

Internet Explorer has some serious problems. Because it’s intimately tied to Windows XP, it’s become a favorite source of malware-writers, who use its security holes not just to harm the browser itself, but also to get into the guts of the operating system. And it has a variety of security holes that never seem to get plugged.

In addition, it hasn’t gotten a face-lift or significant new features for years (other than pop-up blocking in SP2), and it’s starting to show its age. It doesn’t, for example, let you browse the Web with tabs, letting you visit multiple sites simultaneously by putting each site in its own tab.


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