The subject is not mis-spelled.
Well, it might be a little, but I did that on purpose.
Allow me to explain: This lesson is not about food. It’s about data storage.
Data (preferably pronounced DAY-ta) is information.
In the context that we will be discussing it today, data is information that is stored in electronic memory.
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They say that email is dying, but I have yet to see evidence to back that particular claim.
On the average weekday, I receive and send an average of 50-75 emails from one or another of my email addresses.
It quickly becomes difficult to manage multiple email addresses, so I have a simple solution.
Similar to the widely-known Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird is a program that allows you to manage both emails and news feeds.
And the great news?
Thunderbird runs (for free) on both Windows and Linux!
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Your mouse has a lot of potential.
It can run through tubes, climb ladders, gobble food…
Oops. Wait. Wrong kind of mouse.
Seriously, though, your computer mouse can be used for much more than a pointing device that sometimes clicks on things.
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Not all mice are created equal, but their performance is primarily based on operating system settings rather than the hardware.
Not only do mouse settings provide useful options such as allowing a slower double-click speed, but many are fun to experiment with, too.
Mouse settings are also (and I probably shouldn’t be telling you this) a quick-and-easy way to play practical jokes on other people.
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I find mice to be a controversial subject.
Some people think they’re cute; other people hop onto the nearest elevated surface (while shrieking).
Today, our subject is all about the mouse in your house.
Hint: It’s the one with the tail that’s plugged into your computer.
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Firefox provides a set of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to perform common tasks quickly.
You can open and close windows and tabs, navigate through pages and open tabs, create bookmarks, open history, zoom in and out, and much more, with just a few keystrokes.
For those of you unfamiliar with how keyboard shortcuts work, I would recommend reading my introduction to the subject really quick.
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Firefox add-ons are applications that allow you to enhance your browser by adding functionality and style.
You can check the weather and news, block ads, download videos, take full-page screen shots, customize tabs, play games, compare prices, backup, interact with social media, and so much more, just by utilizing Firefox add-ons.
From your menu bar, simply click Tools > Add-ons, and you can browse or search through the hundreds of thousands of add-ons available.
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After installing Firefox, my first move is to enable the menu bar by right-clicking the tab bar and selecting Menu Bar.
In my experience, the menu button (found on the navigation bar and characterized by 3 horizontal lines) lacks several valuable options that are found on the menu bar.
With the menu bar now visible, I can find Tools > Options and explore the options available.
Here, decisions are made such as what home page you see every time the browser starts, what directory files are downloaded to, and whether or not your passwords are saved.
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The Firefox browser is open source software, so it’s free, and there are versions that work on either Windows or Linux.
Firefox comes packaged with Fedora, as well as most other versions of Linux, so Linux-users should already be covered.
For Windows-users, you can download the latest version of Firefox from the Mozilla website.
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A browser is the computer program that you use to browse the internet.
Browsers work by reading files that are written in a mark-up language called HTML, which tells the browser how to structure a web page.
Browsers also interpret CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which turns basic web pages into the colorful, aesthetically-pleasing web pages we all know and love.
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