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just downloaded firefox, is it only a web search tool, or can i get it to look like ie when i open it.....when i say look like ie, i mean it shows news..weather...articles etc..

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"Tools" -> "Options" -> General - tab -> Home Page.
Enter the url you want to be your starting page with Firefox.

I don't exactly know what you're meaning with "look like ie" ..
If you could just clarify a little.

Firefox is like IE. It's a net browser. You can do the same things in it as you did in IE, though it's faster & not to mention - a lot safer.

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so i opened firefox, went to tools...ect... and made msn.com my home page in firefox...so now do i just click the firefox icon on my desk top? when i do it looks like my old ie w/o the google toolbar at top....by the way can i add the google toolbar on top of my new firefox page?

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just found the google search bar ...looks a little different than old.
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You don't have google toolbar on it?

Weird. I have it on my firefox, and it has been there since I started using it.

Yes, you can add it!
Go -> "Tools" -> "Extensions" -> Click on "get more extensions".

It will open a new window for it.. Then there's huge selection of different extensions you can get.
Then just search for Google toolbar.

Check out the other extensions too.
You'll need to re-launch FF when you have installed the toolbar in order to get it work.

Also, I recommend checking the Themes - tab at "Tools" - menu. Click on "Get More Themes". And it will do the same thing as for extensions. It will give you a selection of themes you can get to make your firefox look better...

And as I said, you can do almost anything as you did on IE. There IS few pages which don't work on Firefox, but I haven't bumped into those yet. (and I don't need them either.)

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rawe- thank you very much for your help, i have it set up now.

If yo have any other tips or tricks, please let me know!

seems like the only ting i lost was an auto fill icon on ie, it stored your info, and when youwent to a website that asked for your info it would fill it in with a press of a button.

anyway, thanks again

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Go to "Tools" -> Privacy - tab -> Saved form information.

There is other settings too, such as cookie's and others.
See from there ;)

Firefox does have the autofill.

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