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Firefox kiosk mode December 10, 2006

Posted by powerfirefox in Addons, Firefox, Website.
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Want to use Firefox in your work, but you think only IE can run in kiosk mode!
Try the Public Fox or R-kiosk extensions.
With Public Fox you can lock the about:config menu, options dialog, addons manager, and prevent unwanted downloads with one central password

USE: For Public Computers

On the other hand, with R-kiosk you lock down the window – it will have no menu’s at all! You can use user_pref(“rkiosk.navbar”, true); to add the nav bar.
–Quoted from addons.mozilla.org:
Notice that the user can still close Firefox with for example Alt-F4 and get access to your computer. You might want to prevent this with a suitable utility program for your operating system.

USE: For Workplace (make homepage the company website, but don’t allow browsing to other pages)

Kiosk Extensions

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Hello December 2, 2006

Posted by powerfirefox in Firefox, Website.
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Welcome to my powerfirefox.co.nr blog, if you read the post on my website you see that this is the address to my new blog. Here are some listings that I have in the news section that I think should be a blog post not a news post.

12.02.06

For anyone (like me) that doesn’t like how the Firefox 2.0 user interface looks, you can try the theme Winestripe which makes the UI just like 1.5! This is a highly recommended theme for people who want to switch back to 1.5 because of the new ‘look’. You can also try No Tab Close Button, to get rid of the “X” on each tab (I actually like the “X” on each tab…)

11.30.06

I’ve put together a list of my recommended addons. Mozilla may have a list of addons but I feel that some of them aren’t really that good. NUMBER 5 (dl link)- FoxyTunes, great extension for smooth music playing though your favorite browser. NUMBER 4 (dl link)- NoScript, firefox is safer with NoScript – use this extension for a safer browsing experience! NUMBER 3 (dl link)- FireFTP, a small FTP client for Firefox features a great UI plus the ability to transfer files while browsing is perfect. NUMBER 2 (dl link)- IETab, windows user – want to update though Firefox ~ view ie only pages ~ test your page in IE… NUMBER 1 (dl link)- AdBlock Plus, this is by far the best adblocker for Firefox – inprovments from regular adblock are not having to use Fliterset.G updater + better adblocking!

Thanks for Reading!
-powerfirefox admin