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What Are Extensions?

Extensions are essentially mini-programs that are written to add some kind of extra functionality or features to the browser. Extensions add a wide range of features—some add icons to the toolbar while others add items to the context menus. Some actually run as powerful applications within Firefox. Some examples of extensions that run as applications include ChatZilla, Mozilla Calendar, and the Mozilla Amazon Browser.

Third-party extensions are written in the XPI (Cross Platform Installable File) format, which means they install as an add-on to the Firefox browser. In all cases, you must download the extension and install it in the browser before it can be used. Installed extensions are managed via Firefox’s Extension Manager interface, discussed later in this chapter.


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