Epic Web browser has just released – on July 15,2010.Epic is powered by Firefox.Epic came with a lot of exciting features.
Features of Epic Web Browser
Currently Epic is available for Windows only(*.exe) but it’s clearly indicated on the official website(of Epic) that – Epic for Linux and Mac is under development.So we will have to wait for the Epic’s Release -Debian Executable(*.deb) for Ubuntu.
Install Epic Web browser on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10
If you are using Ubuntu and windows in Dual Boot mode(Ubuntu 10.04/9.10 with Windows 7/Vista/XP) Then you can easily install epic on windows 7 for new surfing experience OR you have installed windows on Ubuntu by using Virtual Box then also it’s ok.For others(Those who have installed Ubuntu only) there is a quick ways to use Epic – By using Wine on Ubuntu.If you have installed wine then it’s ok just right click on the file and select ‘open with wine windows program loader’ to begin installation.In the second case,install wine first and then install epic with wine as described above.
If you are going to change your operating system(windows to ubuntu) or just browser then naturally you don’t want to loose all the settings(bookmarks,saved password,proxy..).So this post is aimed to explain you to import the Internet Explorer settings into Mozilla Firefox in few steps.
Importing Internet Explorer Favorites and Bookmarks to Firefox
1. Open Internet Explorer and click on File->Import and Export.
2. Then Export the settings of Internet Explorer in the file name “bookmark.htm” and save it to Desktop.
3. If you are migrating from Windows to ubuntu then restart the computer.Next,boot through ubuntu,then mount the windows partition and go to Desktop to get the “bookmark.htm” file otherwise skip this step.
4. Now you can easily import the settings to Firefox through Import and Backup Wizard.Click on Import html.. and then a new window will appear,select from html file through which you will be able to select the file bookmark.htm for importing the settings of internet explorer.
If you try to install Firefox plugins then you will have to wait for 3 seconds then only you can click on Install Now button i.e It takes three seconds to become active.It may annoy you if you are the users who install plugins frequently.
What is the reason of this 3 sec Delay?
Actually this is for security reasons because it prevents you from clicking automatically without reading for what purpose this plugin stands and whether this is trusted(verified) or not;because some plugins may act like a spyware.If so then your sensitive data(form or login or others) can be compromised very easily through the help of fake or untrusted plugins.So this 3 sec delay will give you a chance to read that what plugin you are going to install and whether it is safe or not.
How to remove this 3 sec installation delay in Firefox
1.Open Firefox and type “about:config” in the address bar(If it ask for security risk..then click on yes I understand security risks).
2.Now,Type “security.dialog_enable_delay” in the Filter Text box.
3.Then double click on the value(In the result) field to change.Set it to zero if you want to eliminate delay (or select 2000 for 2 seconds delay or 5000 for 5 sec delay or whatever you want.Unit is millisecond).
4.That’s all ..now you can close the about:config tab and install the plugins without any delay.
NOTE : Be careful while installing plugins!!
Mozilla Firefox comes with a spell checker for ensuring that you have written all the words correctly in boxes and forms(In feedback or commenting or in post) on any website.Whenever you will write some incorrect word in the form then it will be underlined in red.
By default,the Firefox Language is set to United States English which may annoy other users who use other English like United Kingdom English,Australia English or Canada English as their primary language.To solve this problem you can install other Language-pack(includes dictionaries of different languages) and later change the Language settings of your browser to work the spell checker as expected.
Installing Firefox Spell checker add-on/plugins on Linux,Windows or MacOSX
Use these simple steps to install extra dictionaries for your language(If it is not installed)
1.Open Firefox Browser.
2.Type the Following address in the address bar OR Click Here
3.Now choose your language and click on Install Dictionary to install the selected language pack.
4.Installation will finish within minutes.Then Restart the Firefox.
Change Settings of Spell checker in Mozilla Firefox
1.Right Click on the word and then click on languages.
2.Now select your language from the list.
Firefox is already one of the fastest browser available but if you are a linux user then there is something more for you.Yeah! There is special optimized compile of firefox that is customized according to the hardware platform(Intel and AMD),you may say it as a faster version of firefox.Its name is Swiftfox.At this time it is available for linux users only and it is available in a installer format that you can download fr0m its website.You won’t have to worry about the plugins or ad ons because it will import every thing fr0m the existing one i.e fr0m the installed version of firefox.
How to get swiftfox :
Download swiftfox (fr0m its website)
How to install swiftfox in Ubuntu 10.04 :
1.Download Debian package and click open with .deb package installer.
2.After the completion of downloading the installation will begin.
3.Then an option will come like install package(top right corner in window).
4.Click on install package.Installation will complete within few seconds.
5.Access it fr0m Applications->Internet->swiftfox.