This document explains how to "install" Firefox and Thunderbird extensions using the Windows Registry. This mechanism is designed to make it easier for third-party installers to register extensions with Firefox and Thunderbird.
Note The mechanism described in this document requires Firefox/Thunderbird 1.5 or later.
Installation is performed by writing a Registry entry under one of the following keys:
For Thunderbird, replace
The ID of the extension must be used as the name of the Registry entry. The Registry entry must have a type of
REG_SZ, and its value must be an absolute path to the folder containing the extension. For example, to install the extension described here, create a Registry entry with name equal to
firstname.lastname@example.org and value equal to