Customizing Firefox

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In this article are some ways you can customize Firefox to better suit your needs.

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Rearrange, hide, add, and remove toolbars and toolbar items (icons, buttons, text boxes, etc.) in Firefox. For more information, Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars


Add-ons are small pieces of software which change or add to the appearance or functionality of Firefox. There are three kinds of add-ons: extensions, themes, and plugins.

Extensions: Extensions add new functionality to Firefox. 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 while minimizing the size and appearance of the application itself. Themes: Themes modify the appearance of Firefox and allow you to personalize it to your taste. A theme can simply change the appearance of toolbar buttons, or it can completely change the look and feel of Firefox. Plugins: Plugins help Firefox perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files. Plugins are slightly different from extensions, which modify or add to existing functionality. A typical purpose of a plugin is to add multimedia capabilities, such as the ability to embed and play videos on a web page.

For more information, see Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox.

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