Getting Started with Browsing the Internet with Ubuntu 13.10

The most common task by far that the average user uses a computer for is to browse the Internet. With this being the case it would only make sense that Ubuntu 13.10 make it easy and simple to browse the Internet. Ubuntu 13.10 along with many other Linux distributions comes with Firefox as the default web browser. This tutorial will show you how to get started with browsing the Internet using Firefox in Ubuntu 13.10.

To open Firefox simply go to the Dash and search for Firefox. Click on the Firefox icon to open it as shown below.


When Firefox opens up the default homepage will be a custom Google search page. The browser will look as shown in the image below.


On the top of the browser you will see the address bar that you can type in the address of the website that you are wanting to navigate to. The screenshot shown below shows navigating to the Ubuntu homepage.


On the right you will see a search bar that you can type in keywords that you are wanting to search for. For example, you can search for “Ubuntu” and you will even be given search suggestions as shown below.


If you go to the top panel you will see many options such as checking your browsing history or the File menu. Here you can also access your bookmarks as shown below.


One of the most common things that people want to do is to change their homepage to something else. If you want to do this, open the Edit menu and click on Preferences.


From there you can change your homepage. You can also change many other settings here.


This should be able to get you started with browsing the Internet using Firefox on Ubuntu 13.10. If you have any questions or comments about browsing the Internet with Firefox on Ubuntu 13.10 feel free to leave a comment below and I will reply as soon as I can.

If you have a friend that is new to Ubuntu 13.10 and could benefit from this tutorial be sure to share this with them.