Mozilla 1.6 Support Page


Installing Mozilla 1.6

Installing Mozilla 1.6 is normally very simple. Just start
mozilla-win32-1.6-installer.exe and follow the steps.

First, the files used to install Mozilla will be extracted...

The Setup Wizard will say Welcome. Click on [Next] to start.

You will of course need to agree to the Software License Agreement. Click on [Accept] to continue.

You can now choose between installing the Browser only, the Complete Mozilla Suite, or a custom selection. This is also where you choose a different installation folder if you do not want the default. Click on [Next] to continue.

Mozilla normally starts up with Windows and hides in the Tray area until you need it, so it is fast to load. Unless you are short on memory space, check beside Use Quick Launch, then click on [Next] to continue.

Mozilla is now ready to install. Click on [Install].

The installer will show you its progress, and as soon as it is finished, launch Mozilla.


Configuring Mozilla 1.6

The first time Mozilla runs it will ask if you if you want it to be the default Browser. Click on [Yes] unless you need to run IE most of the time (you can always run IE for one or two sites later).

Mozilla will come up displaying a homepage for the browser itself.

We recommend setting your homepage to or to some other site that is useful to you.

Now to set your homepage permanently and block popups. Click on the Edit menu, then on Prefereneces menu,

First, click on the [Use Current Page] button in the middle of the dialog.

Your homepage will now appear beside Location: and the button will grey out.

Now, on the left side of the dialog, under Category, click on the plus sign ([+]).
beside Privacy & Security, then on Popup Windows.

To block popups, just click the checkbox beside Block unrequested popup windows.

If you need to access a site that uses popups, you can temporarily or permanently allow them. Click on the Tools menu, then on the Popup Manager submenu, then either allow popups from that site or you can go into the Popup Manager to fine-tune what you want to allow.

If you prefer not to type in passwords every time you return to a site that you log in to, you can have Mozilla store them for you.

First, at the left of the dialog, click on Passwords, then click the checkbox beside Remember passwords

A word of warning. If you use any sites where it would matter whether someone impersonates you, such as a bank, government, or insurance site, you should also click the other checkbox beside Use encryption when storing sensitive data. The first time a password is saved for you, you will be asked for a master password; it will be needed before any of the others will be retreived, so somebody else sitting down at your computer cannot login as you.

Of course, you can also leave both checkboxes unselected, and Mozilla will not try to store your passwords for you.

If you prefer your browser to look a little less 1990s, you can change from the Classic Theme to the Modern Theme.

Go to the View menu, then to the Apply Theme submenu, and select Modern.

A dialog will appear to tell you that the theme will change when you restart Mozilla. Just click[OK].

When you restart Mozilla, the theme will be sleeker and much less grey...      BBS 42      News      AUP     FAQ     

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