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Enhancing installation of Mozilla® Firefox extensions

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Discuss the enhancing of Mozilla Firefox extensions in detail.

Mozilla Firefox is one of the best web browsers available now. Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser from Mozilla Group. We can make our Internet surfing faster and safer with the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Mozilla Firefox offers lots of features that improve the performance of the browser. Mozilla Firefox is available in different editions and you must always try to use the latest version. In addition to the advanced facilities offered by Mozilla Firefox, we can add additional functionalities to our Firefox by using Firefox extensions. Firefox extensions are small add-ons that enhance the performance of Mozilla Firefox. We can customize our Mozilla Firefox with these extensions in order to meet our requirements. We can download and install the extensions for Mozilla Firefox quite easily.

Different methods to install Mozilla Firefox extensions are explained below:

  • Installing Manually
  • Installing Through ‘Install Toolbar’ Button
  • Installation Tips

Installing Manually

To install Mozilla Firefox extensions, go to the download page. In that page, click on the link ‘Install now’. A dialog box would appear; click on the ‘Save to Disk’ option and save the extension in any of the hard disk location. This file should be in the format .xpi file. After the downloading of file, open Mozilla Firefox from the ‘Program List’ and choose ‘File’ menu at the top of the window. Then select ‘Open a file’ and browse the downloaded file from the list. After opening the saved extension file, a ‘Software installation’ dialog box will appear. Then click on ‘Install Now’. After the installation is over, restart Mozilla Firefox to complete the installation process.

Installing Through ‘Install Toolbar’ Button

Another method to install Mozilla Firefox extension is that you can use the ‘Install Toolbar’ button. We can download the ‘Install toolbar’ button from Firefox’s website. After installation, open your Mozilla Firefox and select the ‘View’ tab at the top of the page. Then select ‘Toolbars’. In the Toolbar window, click on ‘Customize’ or you can right click on any of the toolbars other than ‘Bookmark’. Then drag the ‘Install Toolbar’ button to any of the toolbar and click on the ‘Install’ button. An install add-on window will be displayed; select the extension that you want to install. Then double click on the extension to open it and click on ‘Install’.

Installation Tips

We have to notice several things while installing Mozilla Firefox extensions. While downloading the extension, make sure that it is compatible with Mozilla Firefox. Some of the extensions will not be compatible with some versions of Mozilla Firefox. Similarly, after downloading the extension file, right click on the file to perform a virus scan to make sure that it is not an infected one.

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