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  Configuring Galeon browser:

To take advantage of everything the Internet has to offer, it necessary to configure your browser properly.  Galeon has a variety of options to help you get as much out of the Internet as possible.  The first time you launch Galeon, you're presented with the New User screen.

Click Next to continue.

Note:  if you've already completed the "New User" information and would like to jump directly to the browser, click here.

 

If you have used any of the browsers in the list below and would like to import the bookmarks and preferences, you can do so here.

Click Next to continue.

 

You can choose the bookmarks and toolbar contents for which you'd like Galeon to create shortcuts.  This can be extremely convenient and make your searching less tedious.

Click Next to continue.

 

Here you can choose which protocols you'd like Galeon to manage.  If you have your own FTP client, you won't need to check the "ftp" option.

Click Next to continue.

 

Configuring the Proxy:

There are several reasons why you would enable the proxy settings.  One of these reasons is content filtering.  You can filter websites to stop unwanted sites dealing with pornography, violence, gambling, etc. from reaching your computer. 

To enable the proxy, follow these steps:

If you don't know the address and port, contact your ISP's support center.

Note:  if you do not wish to configure the proxy, simply click "Next".

Click Next to continue.

 

You've completed the initial configuration.

Click Finish.

 

To change or add to Galeon's settings after the initial configuration, follow these steps:

On the Toolbar, click Settings and select Preferences from the drop-down menu.

 

The Preferences window opens.

In the left-hand column are a variety of categories.  Clicking on a category expands its submenu displaying various options.  Highlight an option in the submenu to access its options.  The options are located to the right of the column.

Setting the Home Page:

To the right, you'll see Home Page.  This is the page that will open up when you launch Galeon.

URL  =  enter the address of the homepage you'd like to see when you launch Galeon.  In this example, I entered http://www.netfaqs.com/.

 

In the left-hand column, highlight History.

Clearing the History:

To the right, you'll see History. The history is a folder with a list of web pages visited in a specified amount of time.  As in the case below, "30" days.  You can specify how long you'd like Galeon to keep these pages.

You can delete the History by clicking the Clear History button.

 

In the left-hand column, click the Advanced button and highlight Network in its submenu.

Configuring the Proxy:

There are several reasons why you would enable the proxy settings.  One of these reasons is content filtering.  You can filter websites to stop unwanted sites dealing with pornography, violence, gambling, etc. from reaching your computer. 

To enable the proxy, follow these steps:

Mark the circle Manual proxy configuration.

If you don't know the address and port, contact your ISP's support center.

Note:  The proxy address and port are available from your ISP's support center.

 

In the left-hand column, highlight Filtering.

Blocking Popup ads:

Popup ads are those small, annoying, unsolicited windows that open while your surfing from page to page.  Galeon can help block pop-up ads.  To do this, uncheck the box Allow popups.

Note:  you'll also want to clear your cache so the popups that have already "popped up" are deleted from the system.  Click here to learn about clearing the cache and cookies.

Enabling Java & JavaScript:

Java and JavaScript are an integral part of the Internet.  Many pages utilize Java and JavaScript; therefore, to enjoy all these pages have to offer, you should enable them.  Without enabling them, your browser won't be able to display these pages properly or at all.

To enable Java and JavaScript, check the boxes Allow Java and Allow JavaScript.

 

In the left-hand column, highlight Persistent Data.

Cookies are a necessary evil.  In fact, many sites require that you have cookies enabled (bank sites and credit unions, for example).  If cookies are disabled, you will not be able to access these sites.  Other sites gather personal information from you through cookies.  To help prevent this, mark the circle Accept from current server only.

Clearing the Cache & Cookies:

All Internet sites you visit are stored on your computer for quicker access later or for viewing offline.  This includes images, text, and cookies.  You clear them by clicking both Clear Disk Cache and Clear Memory Cache.

Note:  If you are having trouble surfing or can't surf at all, clearing the cache may solve this problem.

 

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