Mozilla Announces New Add-ons Categories, Retires One Category
Article by George Norman
On 31 Aug 2010
The Mozilla-developed Firefox browser is already a properly good piece of software. It looks great, it is quite fast (and getting faster with each new release), and it is incredibly easy to use. No matter how great the Firefox browser is, you can always make it a little bit better by using an add-on. Add-ons are small applications that allow you to change the way the browser looks, feels and functions.

You can find all the Firefox add-ons you want in one centralized location: addons.mozilla.org (AMO for short). On AMO you will find the add-ons are neatly organized in categories; this is a good system that will help you easily and rapidly find the add-on you want.

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The Mozilla Add-ons team has recently announced a few changes to the structure of AMO. The team has announced the addition of 3 new categories to the AMO site. The three new categories in question are as follows:
The Mozilla Add-ons team also announced that it will soon retire the Toolbars category . It seems this category did not prove to be very useful, so it will get the boot. The Add-ons team explains:

“We plan to remove the Toolbars category very soon. This category is a bit of a misfit as it doesn’t actually describe the function or purpose of the add-ons in it. Consumers aren’t like to come to the site thinking “I’d like a toolbar but don’t really care what it does.” After we have automatically tagged all of these add-ons with “toolbar“, we will delete this category.”

In related news, Mozilla recently rolled out the 4th Beta version of Firefox 4. Firefox 4 Beta 4 comes with syncing capabilities, since Firefox Sync is built into the browser.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Add-ons, AMO
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