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Microsoft Internet Ballot screen candidates

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After a long run of anti-trust suits, Microsoft has finally come to an agreement with the EU about how to solve the internet browser problem. The problem is that Microsoft delivers Windows bundled with Internet Explorer, which competing software developers claim is a breach of anti-trust laws.

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Firefox: Auto export bookmarks

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In Firefox 3, bookmarks are automatically saved. The only problem is the way they are stored, as they are stored as places.sqlite, as opposed to saving them in HTML. You can change this easily however, by doing the following:
 

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Firefox – Displaying saved passwords

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One of the pracctical functions in Firefox is the option to save passwords. This also has a backward function, in that you can find out what your saved password is. To do so, simply go to the login-page in question. Then right-click the site and select View Page Info. Go to the Security-tab and find the button View saved passwords. Then click the button View passwords to see all saved passwords.
 
Now, as I’m sure I’m not the only paranoid browser around, here’s how to set a master password to protect your saved passwords:
 

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Firefox – Use keywords for specialized search

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You’re sitting in front of your computer, surfing the web, and you find a website, let’s say this one, that has a nifty search function which you want to use. However, you don’t want to open the website every time you want to use the search. This is where keyword browsing comes in handy.

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Firefox – Change the close-button for tabs

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There has been so many discussions about where to place the close-buttons for tabs that Mozilla has created a config key for this specific option.
 
To access the key, open a new tab, enter about:config then press enter. In the filter search for browser.tabs.closeButtons. Change this value according to your choice and the following table:
 

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