Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Firefox Campus Edition: Firefox for Kids

What is Firefox Campus Edition?

Firefox Campus Edition combines the Firefox web browser with special extras that give you streamlined access to music, cool sites and useful research tools. It's a way to get the most out of the web that's been created just for students. And it's free!

What extras are included?

FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.

StumbleUpon lets you channel surf the Internet to find great websites, videos, photos and more based on your interests.

Zotero helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.

How do I get started using the Campus Edition?

First, download Firefox Campus Edition. After installing the Campus Edition, click on the Firefox icon to get started. The Campus Edition comes pre-installed with three useful add-ons for Firefox. You don't need to download any additional software to get started. For specific instructions on each add-on click here.

I'm already using Firefox. Should I still download the Campus Edition?

No. If Firefox is already installed on your computer, it's best to just download add-ons individually:

Are there detailed instructions available for using the add-ons included with Firefox Campus Edition?

Yes, there are.

What are add-ons?

Add-ons are small pieces of software that can add new features or tiny tweaks to your Firefox. They can add new search engines or dictionaries in other languages, change the look of Firefox with a new theme, and much more.

Where can I find more add-ons?

Visit the Firefox Add-ons web site, where you can choose from hundreds of different, free add-ons. We've got a list of some of our favorite add-ons to get you started.

What operating systems does the Campus Edition work with?

Firefox Campus Edition works on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows platforms. You must have administrator rights to install the Campus Edition.

How do I uninstall the add-ons that are included with the Firefox Campus Edition?

We're sorry to see you've changed your mind! There are a few easy steps to uninstall an add-on.

  1. First, open the Add-ons dialog box by going to Tools->Add-ons

  2. Next, click on the Extensions button on the top

  3. Then, select the add-on you want to uninstall by clicking on it

  4. Click "Uninstall"

  5. Restart Firefox

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