1. Customise and refine your gmail account:
2. Install wordweb software for offline instant access for dictionary meanings and alternative words while writing documents
3. Install Adobe Flash plugin, Quicktime and Microsoft Silverlight plugins for non-prohibitive access to all webpages.
4. Preset webpages to be loaded when you open a new browser using the settings in the browser.
5. Block pop-ups from the browser settings with exceptions to certain sites.
6. Have a handy searchbox (google/bing/yahoo) in the browser.