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1. Firefox Basics > 4. Identify and Use Toolbar Icons

Identify and Use Toolbar Icons

This hack explains the mystery icons that sometimes appear on Firefox toolbars.

It’s up to you whether you take advice or not. Firefox delivers a number of passive warnings and cautions to you in the various toolbars of the browser window. Here’s a rundown of what those things mean.

Tip

If you choose one of the many themes offered by Firefox’s Theme Manager, then all the icons will likely appear different. Their locations will be the same, though.

This hack describes only the Firefox-specific icons that are different from standard browser icons:

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This is the standard icon for a Mozilla Extension, Plugin, or Theme. Extensions are small add-on pieces of logic (or whole applications) that can be run or used as part of general web activity. If you have installed one or more extensions into Firefox, then something is going to work differently from the default behavior.


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