Hacking Firefox

Hacking Firefox : More Than X Hacks, Mods and Customizations

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They dreamed of a better browser...and before you could say 'explore no more', Firefox was born. But already you want more. Tighter security, greater functionality. A custom installation for Linux. Maybe even that unique extension you've always dreamed of creating. Well, if you want to tweak the Fox, here are over 400 pages of ways to do it. From hacking profile settings to cracking links and cleaning out the cookie jar, this is the stuff that puts you in control. This book presents step-by-step instructions for these hacks and dozens more. It discusses about: settings, content, and extension hacks; hacking the interface and themes; performance boosters; anti-phishing and security hacks; tool bar and status bar tweaks; navigation, download, and search hacks; hacks for common plugins; and, extension and theme creation.
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Product details

  • Online resource | 430 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 26mm | 680.4g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764596500
  • 9780764596506

Table of contents

Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction.i Part I: Basic Hacking. Chapter 1: Hacking Firefox Boot Camp. Chapter 2: Hacking Around Manually. Chapter 3: Hacking Extensions. Chapter 4: Hacking Themes and Icons. Part II: Hacking Performance, Security, and Banner Ads. Chapter 5: Performance Tweaks and Hacks. Chapter 6: Hacking Security and Privacy. Chapter 7: Hacking Banner Ads, Content, Images, and Cookies. Part III: Hacking Menus, Toolbars, and the Status Bar. Chapter 8: Hacking Menus. Chapter 9: Hacking Toolbars and the Status Bar. Part IV: Hacking Navigation, Downloads, and Searching. Chapter 10: Hacking Navigation and Tab Browsing. Chapter 11: Download and Plugin Hacks. Chapter 12: Search Hacks. Part V: Installation, Automation, Tools, and Tricks. Chapter 13: Hacking Installation and Deployment. Chapter 14: Backing Up and Managing Your Profile/Settings.7 Chapter 15: Hacking Tools for Web Programmers. Part VI: Creating Extensions and Themes. Chapter 16: Understanding Mozilla Programming. Chapter 17: Creating Extensions. Chapter 18: Creating Themes. Index.
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About Mel Reyes

Mel Reyes, a veteran of technology and programming, is an avid fan and user of Firefox and all its predecessors. He programs in several languages, works with a variety of technologies, and runs MRTech.com, which provides free technology news, support, tips, and software. He works in several industries helping clients with web, desktop, and database application development. Mel can be reached by e-mail at mel@mrtech.com.
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