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To check your Firefox settings click on Tools then Options.

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The General tab

Your homepage should be displayed in the locations(s) text box, for example

  • Firefox should check to see if it is the default browser when starting is ticked.

Click on Check Now to confirm.

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The Privacy Tab

This tab will give you all information on previous browsing.


The number of days can be altered by changing the input date, in this case 20days.

  • To clear browser History simply click on Clear browser History Now.

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The Content Tab

  • Block popup windows ticked
  • Warn me when web sites try to install extensions or themes ticked
  • Load images ticked
      - for the originating website only NOT ticked
  • Enable Java ticked
  • Enable Java Script ticked

Fonts & Colours

  • Default Font is set to Times New Roman
  • Size is set to 16

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The Tabs Tab

  • A new tab in the most recent window is selected.
  • Force links that open new windows to open is ticked
  • Hide the tab bar when only one web site is open is ticked
  • Select new tabs opened from links is ticked
  • Warn when closing multiple tabs is ticked

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The Downloads Tab

Download Folder

Save all files to this folder is selected. This can be change by clicking on Browse.

Download Manager

  • Show Download Manager when download begins is ticked
  • Close the Download Manager when all downloads are complete is NOT ticked

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The Advanced tab


  • Allow text to be selected with the keyboard is NOT ticked
  • Begin finding when you begin typing is NOT ticked
  • Resize large images to fit browser window ticked
  • Use autoscrolling ticked
  • Use smooth scrolling is NOT ticked

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  • Firefox ticked
  • Installed Extensions and Themes ticked
  • Search Engines ticked
  • Automatically download and install the update is selected
  • Warn me if this will disable extensions or themes ticked

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  • Use SSL 2.0 ticked
  • Use TSL 1.0 ticked
  • Use SSL 3.0 ticked
  • Select one automatically is Selected


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After you have checked your Firefox Settings click OK.

Firefox will establish your connection automatically to Madasafish.

Click on Connection Settings.

  • Direct connection to the Internet is selected.

Click OK

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Download History

  • Remove files from Download Manager is set to Manually

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  • Remember Passwords is ticked

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Saved Forms

  • Save information I enter in forms and the Search Bar is ticked

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  • Disk space for the cache is set to 50MB

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  • Allow sites to set cookies is ticked
  • For the originating site only is ticked
  • Unless I removed cookies set by the date is NOT ticked
  • Keep Cookies is set to Until they Expire

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