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9. Work More Closely with Firefox > 95. Make Extensions Work Outside Firefox

Make Extensions Work Outside Firefox

Extensions are designed for Firefox, but sometimes you can use them elsewhere.

Individuals might move nimbly to Firefox, but organizations can take far longer. Some folks out there are still trying to escape Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 5.0. A typical slow upgrade path is Netscape 4.xMozilla Application Suite 1.x (classic theme)Firefox. You don’t have to wait for Firefox to start benefiting from extensions, though. A significant number of extensions also work with the Mozilla Application Suite (MAS) and possibly in other tools as well.

In principle, you can design an extension [Hack #84] to install on all Mozilla-based applications. In practice, the extra development effort required to provide portability discourages most extension creators.


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