Extensions

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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.

Documentation


General (applicable to all Mozilla apps):

Firefox 

Thunderbird

SeaMonkey

Fennec(mobile browser)

View all pages tagged with "Extensions"...

Community

  • View Mozilla extension development forums...

{{ DiscussionList("dev-extensions", "mozilla.dev.extensions") }}

Tools

... more tools ...

Related Topics

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><a class="external" href="http://starkravingfinkle.org/blog/2009/05/resources-for-fennec-add-on-developers/" title="http://starkravingfinkle.org/blog/2009/05/resources-for-fennec-add-on-developers/"><strong>Fennec</strong></a>(mobile browser)</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> <h3>Community</h3> <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> <h3>Tools</h3> <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> edit the live DOM  (Firefox and Thunderbird)</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</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</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 development tools</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://www.gijsk.com/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.gijsk.com/">Chrome List</a> 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</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</a>)</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 extension skeleton generator (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li> </ul> ... <a class="internal" href="/en/Setting_up_extension_development_environment#Development_extensions" title="en/Setting up extension development environment#Development extensions">more tools</a> ...<br> <span class="alllinks"><br> </span> <h3>Related Topics</h3> <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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