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Extensions add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping the applications small to download.

Extensions are different from plugins, which help the browser display specific content like playing multimedia files. Extensions are also different from search plugins, which plug additional search engines in the search bar.

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General (applicable to all Mozilla apps):

Firefox 

Thunderbird

SeaMonkey

 

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Community

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XUL, JavaScript, XPCOM, Themes, Developing Mozilla

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<p><strong>Extensions</strong> add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping the applications small to download.</p>
<p>Extensions are different from <a href="/en/Plugins" title="en/Plugins">plugins</a>, which help the browser display specific content like playing multimedia files. Extensions are also different from <a href="/en/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox" title="en/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox">search plugins</a>, which plug additional search engines in the search bar.</p>
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<table class="topicpage-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h4 name="Documentation"><a href="/Special:Tags" title="Site Tags">Documentation</a></h4> <p><br> <strong>General</strong> (applicable to all Mozilla apps):</p> <ul> <li><a href="/en/Setting_up_extension_development_environment" title="en/Setting_up_extension_development_environment">Setting up an extension development environment</a> <small>A few essential setup tips that make extension development easier.</small></li> <li><a href="/en/Extension_Packaging" title="en/Extension_Packaging">Extension packaging</a> <small>How to package your extension for downloading and installation.</small></li> <li><a href="/en/Installing_extensions" title="en/Installing_extensions">Installing extensions</a> <small>How to programmatically install extensions.</small></li> <li><a href="/en/Submitting_an_add-on_to_AMO" title="en/Submitting_an_add-on_to_AMO">Submitting an add-on to AMO</a> <small>How to distribute your add-on using the AMO web site.</small></li> <li><a href="/en/Extension_Frequently_Asked_Questions" title="en/Extension_Frequently_Asked_Questions">Extension Frequently Asked Questions</a> <small>Common questions and answers about extension development.</small></li> </ul> <p><a class="internal" href="/En/Extensions/Firefox" title="En/Extensions/Firefox"><strong>Firefox</strong></a> </p> <p><a class="internal" href="/en/Extensions/Thunderbird" title="En/Extensions/Thunderbird"><strong>Thunderbird</strong></a></p> <p><a class="internal" href="/En/Extensions/SeaMonkey" title="En/Extensions/SeaMonkey"><strong>SeaMonkey</strong></a><a class="internal" href="/En/Extensions_support_in_SeaMonkey_2" title="en/Extensions_support_in_SeaMonkey_2"><br> </a></p> <p> </p> <dl> <p><span class="alllinks"><a class="internal" href="/Special:Tags?tag=Extensions" title="Special:Tags?tag=Extensions">View all pages tagged with "Extensions"...</a></span></p> </dl></td> <td> <p>Community</p> <ul> <li> <p>View Mozilla extension development forums...</p> </li> </ul> <p>{{ DiscussionList("dev-extensions", "mozilla.dev.extensions") }}</p> <ul> <li><a class="link-irc" href="irc://irc.mozilla.org/extdev">#extdev IRC channel</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/?c=11">MozillaZine forum</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="/devnews/index.php/categories/about-addons" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/editor/fckeditor/core/editor/devnews/index.php/categories/about-addons/">about:addons newsletter</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="/web-tech" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/editor/fckeditor/core/editor/web-tech/">Mozilla's Web-Tech blog</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://mozdev.org/mailman/listinfo/project_owners">mozdev project owners</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://planet.mozilla.org/" title="http://planet.mozilla.org/">Planet Mozilla</a></li> <li><a href="/en/Extensions/Community" title="en/Extensions/Community">Other community links...</a></li> </ul> <p>Tools</p> <ul> <li><a class="link-https" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6622" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6622">DOM Inspector</a>,  used to inspect and edit the live DOM of any web document or XUL application (Firefox)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://www.hacksrus.com/%7Eginda/venkman/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/">Venkman</a>, a JavaScript Debugger (<a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/216" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/216">Firefox version</a>, <a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/216" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/216">Thunderbird version</a>)</li> <li><a class="link-https" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7434/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7434/">Extension Developer's Extension</a> a suite of tools for extension development (Firefox)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://console2.mozdev.org/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://console2.mozdev.org/">Console<sup>2</sup></a> enhanced JavaScript console (<a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1815" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1815">Firefox version</a>, <a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/1815" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/1815">Thunderbird version</a>)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://www.gijsk.com/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.gijsk.com/">Chrome List</a> navigate and view files in <a class="external" href="chrome://" rel="freelink">chrome://</a> (<a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4453" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4453">Firefox version</a>, <a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4453" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4453">Thunderbird version</a>)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://webdesigns.ms11.net/chromeditp.html" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://webdesigns.ms11.net/chromeditp.html">Chrome Edit Plus </a> a user file editor (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensionwiz/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensionwiz/">Extension Wizard</a> a web-based application that generates an extension skeleton (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li> <li><a class="link-https" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1843" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1843">Firebug</a> a variety of development tools (Firefox)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://getfirebug.com/releases" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://getfirebug.com/releases">Chromebug</a> combines elements of a JavaScript debugger and DOM (Firefox)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://hyperstruct.net/projects/mozrepl" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://hyperstruct.net/projects/mozrepl">MozRepl </a>explore and modify Firefox and other Mozilla apps while they run (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li> <li><a class="link-https" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1729" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1729">Execute JS</a> an enhanced JavaScript console (Firefox)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://xpcomviewer.mozdev.org/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://xpcomviewer.mozdev.org">XPCOMViewer</a> an XPCOM inspector (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li> <li><a class="internal" href="../../../../En/JavaScript_shells" rel="internal">JavaScript shells</a> to test snippets of JavaScript</li> </ul> <span class="alllinks"><a href="/Special:Tags" title="Site Tags">View All...</a></span> <p>Related Topics</p> <dl><dd> <a href="/en/XUL" title="en/XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="/en/JavaScript" title="en/JavaScript">JavaScript</a>, <a href="/en/XPCOM" title="en/XPCOM">XPCOM</a>, <a href="/en/Themes" title="en/Themes">Themes</a>, <a href="/en/Developing_Mozilla" title="en/Developing_Mozilla">Developing Mozilla</a> </dd></dl></td> </tr> </tbody>
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