Background Tabs (shown in red)
let you open pages to read later without leaving the current page
The Mozilla Firebird browser makes browsing easier than ever before with best Tab-Browsing around.
Tab-Browsing changes the way you use the internet by allowing you to open links on a page in
background "Tabs" and then read them when you're ready. No confusing new windows, no need
for context menus, just hold down Ctrl when clicking a link, or use your
middle mouse button (if you have one). Tab-Browsing is central to the Mozilla Firebird browser,
you can set your home page to be a group of Tabs. You can open an entire folder of bookmarks in Tabs.
"Open in Tabs"
opens contents of Bookmarks Folder in Tabs
Browsing with Tabs makes browsing the internet faster and more efficient. You can concentrate
on reading each page without the confusion of having to switch between windows. As you're
reading each page, links you have opened in background Tabs load, so when you're ready to read
them they've already loaded and you don't need to wait.
Tab-Browsing can be likened to a TiVo DVR with two tuners - record two programs while you watch
another - but in the case of Tab-Browsing you can download many pages in the background while you
read the first. TiVo has changed the way people watch TV, and likewise Tab-Browsing is a revolutionary
change to the way you browse the internet. Mozilla Firebird brings you the simplest, most intuitive version of
Tab-Browsing you will find.
Better Bookmarks and History.
Mozilla Firebird's Bookmarks
Window makes organizing your Bookmarks easy.
Mozilla Firebird makes it easier to organize your Bookmark collection with its handy Bookmarks
manager (Bookmarks, Manage Bookmarks... menu item). Create folders to group
similar items, and add annotations to remind yourself of why you bookmarked a particular item
later. Sort on any of a number of properties including Name, Location, Date Last Visited, etc.
Mozilla Firebird also lets you associate a Keyword with any bookmark so you can open it by simply
typing its keyword in the Location Bar of the browser.
Both Bookmarks and History are available as convenient Side Bar panels for quick access. Simply
hit Ctrl+B for Bookmarks, and Ctrl+H for History. Links open
with a click.
Mozilla Firebird offers the best set of keyboard shortcuts about. Ctrl+L
quickly focuses the Location Bar. Ctrl+K the Google Bar. Ctrl+T
opens a new tab and Ctrl+S does what it should do - save the current page. A
full set of keyboard shortcuts is available
Type Ahead Find in Action
Mozilla Firebird also features sophisticated 'Type-Ahead Find' for links that make it easier
for users with accessibility needs (such as those using screen readers, or even laptop users
with inconvenient pointing devices) to select links. Simply start typing the name of the link that
you want to select and Firebird will shift focus to it.
Firebird helps you fill out web forms
and remembers what you've searched for
Mozilla Firebird remembers what you've filled in web forms, to make searching for things again, or filling
out things like your name and address a simple process. Mozilla Firebird also features a handy Password Manager
that automatically fills out user-name/password fields on sites that require you to log in.
Mozilla Firebird feels more responsive in day-to-day browsing than competitors like Internet Explorer.
Pages appear on screen sooner, and there are fewer annoying lock ups. The effect is a browser that
Customizing Toolbars in Mozilla Firebird
Set up your toolbars the way you want them. Have just a thin strip with everything on one bar.
Have a set of toolbars with every option available within reach. Mozilla Firebird's toolbars are fully
customizable so you can have it the way you like it. Choose View, Toolbars, Customize...
and simply drag on the items you want. Mozilla Firebird even lets you create new toolbars. Third party
extensions often add Toolbar items to the Customize Palette as well.
Mozilla Firebird is easily extended
Mozilla Firebird's user interface can be extended by developers using industry standards
Debugger and Document Inspector. A full list of existing extensions is available
here. Extensions are easily installed.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Mozilla Firebird is built on the Mozilla Gecko layout engine, one of the fastest layout engines available today.
Mozilla Firebird stops annoying popup windows dead in their tracks. Experience the web
as it was supposed to be - peaceful, convenient, accessible.
Icon showing that popups
have been prevented from opening
Some sites make legitimate use of popup windows. When Mozilla Firebird blocks a popup window,
it displays an icon in the status bar. Clicking this icon shows a breakdown of the popup(s)
that Mozilla Firebird stopped when loading the current page. You can then allow some or
all of the popup windows to be shown.
Aside from preventing popup windows, Mozilla Firebird will also stop a number of other actions
that have been annoying web surfers for years, like status bar tricks (e.g. animating status bar
tickers, and spoofing that prevents you from seeing where links really go). We've designed
Mozilla Firebird so that the standard settings offer the least annoyance.
Controls for these settings can be found in the Web Features page under
Mozilla Firebird puts an
end to annoying web page tricks
Mozilla Firebird comes with the same sophisticated of controls as Mozilla that allow you to
Find Stuff Faster
Mozilla Firebird's Google Bar
remembers previous searches
Much of the time you spend using a web browser is spent looking for things. That's why
Mozilla Firebird has the best search functions of any browser. Ctrl+K takes
you to the Google bar. Enter what you're searching for and hit Enter to search Google. Entering
a search into the Location bar does an "I'm feeling lucky" Google search (that is, it automatically
loads the first result returned by Google for that search).
Mozilla Firebird's collection of Smart Keywords make it easy to look up words in the
Dictionary, check on stock quotes, etc. Just type the
keyword, then the word, stock symbol or other value in the Location Bar, and hit Enter. A full
list of Mozilla Firebird's supported Smart Keywords is available here,
and if they aren't enough for you you can make your own!.
Mozilla Firebird's Smart
Keywords lets you find things faster.
Mozilla Firebird's "Find Stuff Faster" mantra is more than just skin deep. Other parts of the
browser have been engineered with search in mind. Take Tab-Browsing - run a search in one tab, then
open search results in background tabs, and flick between them to compare. Bookmarks and History
have QuickFind bars that let you quickly locate a bookmark in a long list, or a place you visited
several days ago. Mozilla Firebird's handy browser context menus also let you instantly search for selected
Bookmarks QuickFind in action
Your privacy is important to us. Mozilla Firebird makes it easy to
keep track of information that the browser has stored while
you've been surfing, such as things you've
typed into forms, Cookies, files you've downloaded, pages you've visited (History), and so on. You
can quickly clear any of these things from the Privacy panel of Tools,
Options. If you're using a public or shared computer, you can also instantly clear all
stored information with a single click.
Mozilla Firebird has sophisticated
More Space for Pages
We place a great deal of importance on space for web pages in Mozilla Firebird. That's why our browser
has more space devoted to web pages than Internet Explorer, Opera, or Mozilla. Mozilla Firebird offers
2% more space to web pages than Mozilla, 4% more than Internet Explorer, and a whopping 10% more than
Opera. (Standard configurations tested, sidebars closed, window maximized at 1600x1200). You can get even
more space by rearranging the content of the toolbars. Mozilla Firebird also offers a Full Screen mode
(Press F11 to enter/exit) that devotes even more of the screen to the web page.
Simplified User Interface
We've put a lot of thought into making using Mozilla Firebird easy and obvious. Browsers like Mozilla and
Opera seem to be focused more on esoteric features, at the expense of all-round usability. That's why we
have created a browser that works in the simplest and most straight-forward
way out of the box. Defaults have been carefully chosen so you don't need to spend time setting up
the browser. Menus and dialog boxes are kept clean and free of options that only a marginal number of people
use. If there's a feature that Mozilla or Opera has that Mozilla Firebird lacks, it's probably for good reason.
But if you really do need a particular enhancement, a large number of quality
extensions are available for free.
Personalize With Themes
Jazz up your browser with stylish Themes
Mozilla Firebird supports a large number of quality
themes which can be downloaded for free. These themes can change the appearance of everything from the browser
window, to dialog boxes, buttons, menus, etc.
Industry Leading Standards Support
Mozilla Firebird has world beating support for W3C standards like CSS, DOM, etc. Where browsers like
Opera may fail on a dynamic page, Mozilla Firebird usually succeeds.
Fast to Get, Fast to Use
Less than 3 minutes to download over a broadband connection, Mozilla Firebird can be yours in no time at all.
Mozilla Firebird starts up and runs much faster than Mozilla because of its significantly optimized code.