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  1. 1. <ul><li>Enhancing Your Use of the Internet with Browser Extensions </li></ul>
  2. 2. Enhancing Your Use of the Internet with Browser Extensions <ul><li>Browser extensions allow a Web browser to perform tasks it was not originally designed to perform. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-in: integrated browser software that the browser uses to display or play a specific file that you request. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Helper Applications <ul><li>Helper applications: programs installed on the user’s computer that the browser starts and uses to “help” display or play a file. </li></ul><ul><li>Add-ons: include tools that enhance your browsing experience, such as toolbars or programs that block pop-up ads from opening. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enhancing Your Use of the Internet with Browser Extensions <ul><li>Helper applications are independent programs that are stored on your computer and are activated automatically when needed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plug Ins <ul><li>Plug-ins do their work inside the browser and do not activate a standalone program that is stored on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>When you install a Web browser, many popular plug-ins are often installed with it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Browser Extensions <ul><li>Browser extensions are often grouped into categories based on the type of content they deliver. These categories are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document and productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three-dimensional (3-D) graphics </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Document and Productivity Browser Extensions <ul><li>Document and productivity browser extensions let you use a browser to read documents, such as files saved in PDF format and viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Browser Extensions <ul><li>If you have Acrobat Reader, a browser can use it to display and print files with .pdf extensions. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have installed Microsoft Office, a browser can start Word, Excel, and other Office programs to display files with extensions, such as .doc and .xls. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Image Viewer Browser Extensions <ul><li>Browser extensions from this category let the browser display graphics, such as interactive road maps or alternative file formats and viewers for GIF and JPEG files. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Image viewer plug-ins also display different picture file formats. </li></ul><ul><li>If a Web site indicates you need a specific image viewer plug-in to view something on its site, you can usually download it at that time, directly from that site. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Multimedia Browser Extensions <ul><li>Multimedia contains browser extensions that appeal to most of the senses. </li></ul><ul><li>The Flash Player lets your Web browser display simple animations, user interfaces, static graphics, movies, sound, and text. </li></ul><ul><li>The Shockwave Player is a more fully featured browser plug-in that you must download and install. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Examples <ul><li>Scooby doo </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter </li></ul><ul><li>Mustang world </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sound Player Browser Extensions <ul><li>Sound player browser extensions, such as Beatnik, and Real Player , let your Web browser play sounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Real Player is a free plug-in that plays streaming audio and video files over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Beatnik delivers high-quality interactive music and sound on the Web and in many wireless devices. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Video Player Browser Extensions <ul><li>Video player browser extensions deliver movies to Web browsers over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>QuickTime was one of the first movie players developed. It plays video, sound, music, 3-D, and virtual reality for both Macintoshes and PCs. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Movie Players <ul><li>Other widely used movie players include RealPlayer and Windows Media Player. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these players download a complete movie before playing it, while others use streaming technology to play a movie before it has been completely downloaded. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 3-D Browser Extensions <ul><li>Virtual Reality Modeling Language or VRML is an Internet programming language that creates three-dimensional environments that can mimic known worlds or define fictional ones. </li></ul>
  17. 17. VRML <ul><li>With VRML you can navigate and interact with a three-dimensional scene. </li></ul><ul><li>VRML sites are used for gaming and product and location tours. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible 3D (X3D) is the next generation open standard for 3D on the Web. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Finding Browser Extensions <ul><li>A good way to locate browser extensions is to visit a download site such as Tucows. </li></ul><ul><li>Many download sites group plug-ins by the functions they perform, which makes it easy to view the available plug-ins for the type of files you want to use. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Commonly Used Browser Extensions
  20. 20. Summary <ul><li>There are different categories of browser extensions that you might need as you use the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>information presented in this tutorial to create a environment in which to enjoy the Web’s many resources and games on your own computer. </li></ul>