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How This Book Is Organized

Firefox Hacks is divided into nine chapters, organized by subject:

Chapter 1, Firefox Basics

This chapter covers beginner end-user features, without attempting to reproduce the Firefox Help system. It's a brief tour of the browser from a number of different user perspectives.

Chapter 2, Security

This chapter covers the security arrangements that affect how Firefox interacts with the Web. It describes how to raise and lower security in a number of different ways.

Chapter 3, Installation

This chapter explains how to install Firefox your way, rather than the standard way. It provides installation tactics suitable for a number of lifestyles and organizational settings.

Chapter 4, Web Surfing Enhancements

This chapter explains how to make Firefox work harder for you as an information-gathering tool.

Chapter 5, Power Tools for Web Developers

This chapter examines Firefox as a testing and development tool for web page design. Web developers love Firefox.

Chapter 6, Power XML for Web Pages

This chapter is for more advanced web application projects, where programming or medium-weight XML technology is needed. It describes how to connect content to XML standards and code.

Chapter 7, Hack the Chrome Ugly

This chapter looks under the hood of the Firefox installation and finds that with only a drop of programming energy, you can make major changes to the browser.

Chapter 8, Hack the Chrome Cleanly

This chapter explains how to properly prepare fancy Firefox enhancements, such as extensions and themes.

Chapter 9, Work More Closely with Firefox

Firefox is a complex tool and a building block of the Web. If you hope to modify that building block to suit yourself, then you'll need help getting started. This chapter describes how to connect to the core technology and the people already involved in its development.

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