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Firefox There are a lot of Internet web browsers available, but none as configurable, extendable, or one might say personable as Mozilla Firefox. It's open source web browsing at it's finest. Mozilla is a non-profit organization dedicated to making your experience on the web whatever you want it to be.

Firefox
Add-Ons
Firefox has thousands of add-ons available [categorized and searchable on this website]. Extend it's capabilities, theme it, make it work the way you do. C4C pre-installed just two add-ons by default; FoxFilter parental control and GNotifier; an extension that changes Firefox notification "pop-ups" to match the ones used in Lubuntu.

Bookmarks
Bookmarking a web page is as simple as selecting "Bookmark This Page" or pressing [Ctrl]+[D] when the web page has loaded. Alternatively, right-click anywhere on the main body of the web page to access drop-down menu selections that include bookmarking (click the "star" icon). Built-in organizing allows you to categorize your bookmarks on the fly (while you're browsing). Hit the "Choose" selection to save in a pre-existing category (C4C loaded-up Firefox with hundreds of categorized bookmarks already), or select "Organize Bookmarks..." to use the "Library" where you can organize and re-organize bookmarks anytime. Backup, restore, import, export, add, delete, rearrange... You can also try one of the many bookmarking add-ons to extend bookmarking capabilities even further.

Firefox

Preferences
Firefox Preferences gives you access to all sorts of settings. Control which plugins do what, what applications to use for which media type, how tabs are used, if and how your Internet activity is tracked and by whom. You can clear recent history too; over the past hour, day, week, or everything. Many more settings are available through the Preferences.

Search Bar
By default, the top search engine is DuckDuckGo. But, this is easily changed and or rearranged with other searches. Click the icon to the left of the search box to switch to one of the other preset options, or choose “Manage Search Engines” to get many more choices. When you begin typing into the search bar, a dropdown menu of filled-in suggestions (based on popular searches from other users as well as your own search history) will appear. If you see one that fits, click it with your mouse.

The source code of Firefox is available under various free and open source licenses. Most of it is available under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL).

More Firefox: Contribute, Customize, Extensions, Getting Started, Linux Tagged, Search Tools, Support, Themes



FileZilla
FileZilla client software is a fast file transfer client supporting FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). FileZilla features bookmarking, drag and drop, HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support, resume and transfer of large files, remote file search and IPv6 support.

FileZilla

FileZilla is free and open source software licensed under the GPL. Learn more about FileZilla on it's homepage and check out the FileZilla Documentation. Also see FileZilla's Forum and Wiki.



Gufw
Gufw A Firewall is your first line of defense from outside attack on your computer. Thankfully, most any *buntu (U/X/Lubuntu) comes with a firewall; IPTables. The firewall is not turned on; that is for you to do. IPTables is managed (via command line) by what's called UFW; Uncomplicated FireWall. To make it even more uncomplicated C4C includes Gufw for a nice graphical user interface. Gufw is free and open source software licensed under the GPL.



Pidgin
Pidgin is a Messaging/Chat client that can simultaneously connect to a very wide range of services. Out of the box, Pidgin supports AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, MySpaceIM, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo! and Zephyr. Even more services are available with plug-ins. Pidgin also supports several native features of the other IM services; like buddy icons, smileys, typing notifications and file transfers. Pidgin is free and open source software licensed under the GPL. Learn more about Pidgin on their website; Pidgin.im.



Thunderbird
Thunderbird features tabbed mail view, filtering, message archiving, folders, smart folders, calendar and scheduler integration, themes, personas and add-ons. You can also use Thunderbird as an RSS and newsgroup reader. Filter email searches based on from, to, timeline, and attachments. Open multiple search keywords and jump between result tabs. Smart Folders can be used to combine your Inbox, Sent, and/or Archive folders from multiple email accounts. Create a Virtual Folder from your search conditions and edit the name and conditions. Load emails and searches in Tabs; reorder emails and search result tabs and drag them to different windows.

Junk Mail Thunderbird has extensive, adaptive "junk" mail classification(s). Train Thunderbird to get rid of junk by using the "junk" and "not junk" buttons on incoming emails. Then use the Junk Mail Controls to make the process of moving spam to the junk mail folder automatic. Thunderbird also automatically blocks remote image requests unless and/or until you tell it not to, depending on the sender(s). And Thunderbird warns you when you click on a link in an email that will take you to a different Web site than the one indicated by the URL.

Thunderbird

WebMail Note: Thunderbird supports POP and IMAP. You'll likely have an easier time using webmail with a web browser like Firefox (see above). To use webmail (AOL, GMail, Hotmail, Libero, mail.com, Yahoo) with Thunderbird, you'll need the WebMail add-on. Or, see more Thunderbird webmail solutions on this page.

Thunderbird is free and open source licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2. Visit the Thunderbird HomepageWiki and Add-ons Pages.



Transmission
Transmission is a lightweight BitTorrent (file-sharing) client. It offers a simple GUI interface to download and seed (re-upload) torrent files, torrent file creation, encryption, a built-in web server (to remotely control Transmission), peer exchange, local peer discovery, magnetic links, queues, automatic port mapping, DHT, NAT-PMP, UPnP and µTP port forwarding, user-controlled global and per-file bandwidth limits, simultaneous multi-line trackers and more. All this this in an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use package that has a lower memory footprint than most any other BitTorrent client available.

Transmission

Transmission is free and open source software licensed under the GPL and parts under the MIT License. Learn more on the Transmission Project official Homepage. Read How to Use BitTorrent in Linux on TECHSOURCE. Also see the Transmission Forums, Wiki and Third Party Add-Ons.



Other Internet
(not included, but possibly useful to you)

BitTorrent clients Deluge, Flush and qBittorent; E-mail clients Claws Mail, Evolution , Geary, and Sylpheed; Instant Messaging clients Empathy, Gajim, qutIM, SimIM and Swift; News Readers Tin, NewsMole and Pan Newsreader; FTP apps BareFTP and JFTP; RSS Readers Liferea and RSSOwl; and WYSIWYG HTML editors Arachnophilia, BlueGriffon and SeaMonkey.

Also see NetworkDevices on the Ubuntu Community Help Wiki.



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