Why Firefox


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This is a presentation for librarians on why to use Firefox. Mostly the presentation goes over search engines and add-ons.

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Why Firefox

  1. 1. Why firefox?<br />Add-ons and more<br />LeAnn Suchy, Metronet<br />leann@metronet.lib.mn.us<br />
  2. 2. www.mozilla.com/firefox<br />Works best with web 2.0 tools<br />Customizable<br />More secure than IE<br />
  3. 3. This is a customizable search box in the Firefox browser.<br />
  4. 4. There are currently almost 800 different search engines you can add.<br />Some come automatically – Google, Wikipedia, Creative Commons, etc.<br />
  5. 5. I recommend adding:<br />Google Scholar<br />Internet Archive<br />Webster<br />YouTube<br />Amazon<br />Shmoop<br />IMDB<br />Delicious<br />Twitter<br />
  6. 6. To search for more to add,click on “Manage Search Engines…” and then…<br />click on “Get more search engines…”<br />
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  8. 8. Add-ons: More than search engines<br />Over 5,000 Add-ons can interact with your browser<br />Almost anything you’d want your browser can do can be done with an Add-on*<br />*they can’t actually do your work, sorry <br />
  9. 9. Easy YouTube Video Downloader<br />Download videos with a simple click.<br />
  10. 10. FireShot<br />Use a PC and want to be able to take screenshots and add text to them?<br />
  11. 11. Hyperwords<br />Instantly search, share, or translate words or phrases.<br />
  12. 12. TwitterBar<br />Have something to share on Twitter but don’t want to go into Twitter to share it?<br />
  13. 13. Scrapbook<br />Want to take a snippet of a website and save it? And even add highlights and notes? Miss Google Notebook?<br />
  14. 14. Zotero<br />Free bibliographic manager<br />
  15. 15. Adblock Plus<br />Sick of all the ads on the Internet? Don’t want to see them?<br />
  16. 16. ScribeFire Blog Editor<br />Update one or more of your blogs from any website<br />
  17. 17. Colorful Tabs<br />Make tabs easier to see by adding some color<br />
  18. 18. Overall: Makes life easier<br />Add-ons take some initial investment (finding them, learning how to use them), but will save time in the long run.<br />More suggested Add-ons:<br />PC Mag’s Best Firefox Add-ons<br />Add-ons for the Reference Desk<br />Lifehacker’s Must-Have Add-ons<br />