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1. Firefox Basics > 1.2. Get Oriented

Get Oriented

Before starting our journey, there are a few things you need to know: how to find Firefox files, how to install an extension, and how to set a preference. You don’t need this information to read a web page, but it’s vital for most of the hacks in this book.

Finding Firefox Files After Installation

After installation, Firefox puts its files in two important directories. The first is the install area , also known as the application area , which gets the general-purpose bits, such as the Firefox programs themselves. The second is the profile area , which gets user-specific information, such as bookmarks. Table 1-1 lists the default locations of these two areas on different operating systems.


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