How to Install Plugins in Firefox

How to Install Plugins in Firefox. Plugins allow you to extend the abilities of Firefox beyond simply viewing Web pages. They allow you to view movies, play games and read documents. Install plugins in Firefox to get the most out of Firefox and your Internet experience.

Install Plugins In Firefox

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Open a new browser window using Firefox.

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Go to the Firefox plugins Web page (see Resources below).

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Browse through the list of plugins that are available. Choose from items such as Shockwave, Windows Media Player and Quicktime.

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Look beneath the plugin you'd like to download. Find your operating system and click the version number link listed beneath it. You'll be re-routed to the downloads page for the specific plugin you wish to add.

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Look for the 'Download' or 'Download Now' button and click it. You may be prompted to save a file. Click 'Save File.' A dialog box will show the download progress. When the download is complete, click 'Clean Up.'

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Open the plugin after it finishes downloading. If you left the default setting in place, the plugin will be on your desktop. Simply clicking the icon will install it in Firefox.