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Web Browsing Tips

Sometimes it feels as if we live our lives in a web browser! Here are some tips to keep you safe and efficient.

Trouble Opening PDF's from Firefox? A recent update to Adobe products broke Firefox's ability to open PDFs for some users. Here's how to fix it, plus an add-on to let you look at PDFs right from Firefox.
Google Search Extras Google has some nice special features built into its Search bar. Here are a few to get you started, and pointers to more.
No Internet Connection? Are you File Sharing? If you're having trouble getting a connection to the outside world from your computer despite the fact that you're connected to an on-campus network, check your file sharing software.
Safe Browsing Your computer is a goldmine to hackers. What should you be doing to protect it? Keep reading to find out.
Having Trouble Upgrading Firefox? Mozilla recently introduced Firefox 3.6, but you must explicitly install it--and sometimes the installation process has a little glitch. Here's what to do.
Cookies and Cache Web browsers store information on your computer. This is generally helpful, but can occasionally cause problems. Find out when to clear and when to keep.
Tabbed Browsing Do you get overwhelmed by the number of windows you open up in your web browser? Using tabs can keep things more manageable.
Don't Save Passwords! If you're a Thunderbird or Firefox user and have ever allowed them to save your password, you might want to think again. Try this...
Making Web Browsing a Little Easier on the Eyes If you struggle to read the print on web pages, there's an easy fix for making it larger. You can make it smaller, too, if you're so inclined.
Tabbed Browsing Do you get overwhelmed by the number of windows you open up in your web browser? Using tabs can keep things more manageable.
Using a Master Password in Thunderbird or Firefox Recently we told you why we don't like users to save their passwords in Thunderbird or Firefox. If you still want to save your passwords, set up a Master Password to protect yourself.
Firefox and its Many, Many Updates Have you noticed that Firefox is coming out with a new version every few weeks? Some issues may arise with these quick changes.
Too Many Cookies for The Hub? We've heard from a few people receiving an error about too many browser cookies when logging into The Hub. We're working on a fix, but in the mean time it's easy to free up cookie space in your browser.
Tabbing through the Web Here's a quick tip for navigating through forms on the web--or anywhere else, for that matter.
Do Those Google Changes Really Matter? If you've used Google recently--and who hasn't--you may have noticed their announcement of privacy policy changes effective Thursday, March 1, 2012. Yes, these changes matter, and you should consider them right now.

 

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