Whether or not you are already using Mozilla Firefox for Web browsing, it’s helpful to know how you can extend Firefox to more precisely meet your needs. Firefox Add-ons, such as themes and extensions, are small pieces of software that add functionality to Firefox. Add-ons enable you to customize Firefox’s interface, manage bookmarks on-line, display weather forecasts in your toolbar, and much more. In this week’s tech tip, we’ll provide some information to help get you started as well as recommend a few add-ons that seem impossible to live without.
In order to take advantage of Firefox add-ons, you’ll need to install Mozilla Firefox; if you already have Firefox, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version, found here. Once you install Firefox, you can visit the Firefox Add-ons page to browse and start installing add-ons. Keep in mind that you can access preferences, updates, and uninstall add-ons within Firefox by clicking on the Tools menu and selecting Add-ons. Then just click on the extension or theme that you would like to manage.
Colorful Tabs – With this add-on, each tab is colored a different color. These vivid colors make it easy to distinguish between tabs and they make your browser look pretty snappy too.
Forecastfox – Get customizable weather forecasts to display in any Firefox toolbar or status bar.