Firefox instructions for MacintoshPresentation Transcript
How to collect your web history using Firefox on a Macintosh
Monica Bulger, Oxford Internet Institute
RIN Project, August 2010
Collecting your web history ~ We ask that you collect your web activities over a 2-3 day period. Choosing days when you are most actively working on your research (as opposed to teaching or service) would be ideal. ~ Please use login information provided in e-mail. ~ You may opt out or pause recording at any time.
Step #1: Select preferences from Firefox menu
Step #5: Define proxy settings Enter proxy address & port number Click OK
Step #6: Quit Firefox & re-launch
Step #7: Enter user name & password Please use the user name & password provided via e-mail Click OK
Step #8: Confirm that Firefox should remember password Click remember
Step #9: Use web regularly
Step #10: Pause proxy at any time Click “no proxy” button Click OK
Data generated Timestamp (unix) Website viewed
Frequently asked questions ~ The proxy server should not slow down your access beyond possibly a second or two. If a website fails to load, disable the proxy server. ~ Regarding privacy: We will not collect keystrokes. None of your personally identifying information will be recorded.
Frequently asked questions (continued) ~ If using multiple computers, please feel free to use our proxy server for each of them (even at the same time). ~ If you forget the password, or the password does not work, click “ c ancel ” when prompted for a password, enter the settings menu, and select “ n o proxy ” to disable the proxy server. Please send us an e-mail to receive a new password.
Many thanks for your help! Please contact Monica Bulger ( [email_address] ) if you have any questions or encounter any difficulties.