Firefox is 'Web browser software' - you use it to view web pages: at first glance, it's similar to Internet Explorer. For home use, download it from the Mozilla web site.
Firefox 4's Interface
By default, Firefox's menu bar is collapsed into an orange shape at top left. If you'd like a conventional menu:
Select the orange shape
Look for and select 'Options'
Select 'Menu bar'
Firefox's menu bar should now appear. It can be hidden once more - select 'View/Toolbars' and remove the tick from 'Menubar'.
Firefox 4 and 'Reload page'
It's moved to the right hand end of the 'Address bar'. You might like to put it back next to the 'Back' and 'Forward' controls:
Look to the toolbar containing the address bar.
Look carefully for a 'Neutral' place on the toolbar and right click it. Then, from the context menu 'Customise'.
A panel appears - but look back to the menu bar itself and the 'Reload' control now appears to the right of the address bar.
Drag it from that location and drop it to the left of the address bar and that is where it will stay.
Help with Firefox
Why use Firefox? It's easy to use. It also offers a range of features that are a good fit to academic and productive working methods. If you need insight into how web sites work, Firefox provides a range of teaching, learning and productivity tools
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