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FileZilla ingredients easy to use FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) SH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) (Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and more) IPv6 support supports resume and transfer of large files powerful site manager and transfer queue bookmarks drag & drop support configurable transfer speed limits filename filters network configuration wizard remote file editing keep-alive HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support logging to file

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developer browser tools

Mozilla RText Firefox ingredients regular Web expression technologies search support and replace find Cross-platform in files and Replace support in files supports all character encodings Security supported by the JVM configurable document Tabbed interface browsing (tabbed, MDI or list view) editor supportsPop-up multiple blocking fonts simultaneously Download bracket matching manager current Liveline Bookmarks highlighting customizable interface Find (icons, aslook you and typefeel, color scheme, etc.) Mycroft Web Search syntax highlighting for over 20 languages Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plug-ins Customizability

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office browser suite

Mozilla GoogleFirefox Docs ingredients Web technologies Documentssupport Cross-platform spreadsheets, support presentations Security importing Tabbed or sent browsing via email saved to the user’sPop-up computer blocking in a variety of formats saved Download to the Google manager servers Liveauto-save Bookmarks Find revision as you history type tagging & archiving Mycroft forWeb organizational Search purposes sharing, opening, andSmart editing Keywords by multiple users (same time) notified of changes Enhanced to any search specified capabilities regions via e-mail ISO standard OpenDocument Microsummariesformat support support for proprietary Liveformats Titles such as .doc & .xls uploadSession and share Restore PDF files. Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plug-ins Customizability

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film browser editing

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film browser editing

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animation browser

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A customization wizard that appears during first log-in for users, asking a few questions to customize Mint based on the user’s level of knowledge and comfort with various Linux components. It currently asks if the user wants to enable or disable fortune-cookies in the terminal, and if the root account should be enabled or disabled.

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Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, cnet.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management. Other notable features include private browsing (better known by the netizens as “prøn mode“). It was added to firefox in version 3.1, and hides browsing history from the other users of the same computer.

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