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How to get more from Mozilla Firefox 4

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Step 11. Private browsing is useful on shared PCs where you don’t want others to see your browsing history. This mode won’t save cookies, cache files, passwords, history, download information, search queries or form data from your session. To start Private Browsing, click the Firefox button and choose ‘Start Private Browsing’.

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Step 12. It’s easy to get confused when you have lots of open tabs, which can also unnecessarily consume system resources. In Firefox 4, when you type in the URL of a tab that’s already open, it gives you the option to ‘Switch to tab’ rather than open a second identical tab and make matters more confusing.

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Step 13. Firefox 4 leaves some old favourites unchanged; ‘Find’ is one of them. It’s a useful tool that aids in scanning long web pages for particular content. Click the Firefox button and choose ‘Find’. Type the text you’re looking for into the bar at the bottom of the screen and choose to match finds one by one or ‘Highlight all’.

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Step 14. There’s a lot more to explore in Firefox 4 than we have room to discuss in these pages. A good place to start is the Options menu. Click the Firefox button and choose Options, then work your way through its General, Tabs, Content, Applications, Privacy, Security, Sync and Advanced tabs.

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