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  Configuring Mozilla:

To take advantage of everything the Internet has to offer, it necessary to configure your browser properly.  Mozilla has a variety of options to help you get as much out of the Internet as possible.  To configure Mozilla, follow these steps:

On the Toolbar, click Edit and select Preferences from the menu.


The Preferences window opens.  On the left is a column of categories.  When you highlight a category, information pertaining to that category is displayed on the right.

Configuring the Home Page:

Click Mozilla to open its submenu.

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

Location  =  enter the URL of the homepage you'd like to see when you launch Mozilla.  In this example, I entered


Clearing the History and Location Bar:

Highlight History.

To the right, you'll see Browsing History. The history is a list of web pages you've visited.  You can delete the History by clicking Clear History.

The Location Bar History (commonly referred to as the Address Bar) contains a list of web addresses you've typed.  You can clear those here.


Deleting the Cookies:

Click Privacy & Security to open its submenu.

Highlight Cookies.

Enable cookies to suit your needs.  Please note that you will need cookies enabled to use our home page and web-mail features.  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.

Important:  you should clear the cookies periodically.  A full cookie folder can decrease browsing performance dramatically.

To delete the cookies, click the Manage Stored Cookies button.




Enabling Java & JavaScript:

Click the Advanced category to expand its submenu.

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, check the box Enable Java.


Highlight Scripts & Plugins.

To enable Mozilla to use JavaScript, check the box Mozilla.


Clearing the Cache:

Highlight Cache.

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

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


Setting 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, etc. from reaching your computer. 

To enable the proxy, follow these steps:

Highlight Proxies.
Mark the circle Manual proxy configuration.

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

Click OK when finished.


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