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Firefox and Thunderbird: Beyond Browsing and Email by Peter D. Hipson

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Appendix A. Glossary

Mozilla and Open Source have added an entirely new set of buzzwords, acronyms, and definitions to the world of computers. Many are only of interest to programmers and developers (okay, geeks), but others are useful to the general user.

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#anyname

An IIRC chat channel. If you have ChatZilla installed, clicking these links opens ChatZilla and logs you in to the channel.

about:buildconfig

A special link that, when typed into Firefox’s location bar, displays information about the build.

about:cache

A special link that, when typed into Firefox’s location bar, displays cache (both memory and page) settings and information.

about:config

A special link that, when typed into Firefox’s location bar, displays the user’s preferences and allows ...

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