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  • 1.
    • Enhancing Your Use of the Internet with Browser Extensions
  • 2. Enhancing Your Use of the Internet with Browser Extensions
    • Browser extensions allow a Web browser to perform tasks it was not originally designed to perform.
    • Plug-in: integrated browser software that the browser uses to display or play a specific file that you request.
  • 3. Helper Applications
    • Helper applications: programs installed on the user’s computer that the browser starts and uses to “help” display or play a file.
    • Add-ons: include tools that enhance your browsing experience, such as toolbars or programs that block pop-up ads from opening.
  • 4. Enhancing Your Use of the Internet with Browser Extensions
    • Helper applications are independent programs that are stored on your computer and are activated automatically when needed.
  • 5. Plug Ins
    • Plug-ins do their work inside the browser and do not activate a standalone program that is stored on your computer.
    • When you install a Web browser, many popular plug-ins are often installed with it.
  • 6. Browser Extensions
    • Browser extensions are often grouped into categories based on the type of content they deliver. These categories are:
      • Document and productivity
      • Image viewer
      • Multimedia
      • Sound player
      • Video player
      • Three-dimensional (3-D) graphics
  • 7. Document and Productivity Browser Extensions
    • 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.
  • 8. Browser Extensions
    • If you have Acrobat Reader, a browser can use it to display and print files with .pdf extensions.
    • 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.
  • 9. Image Viewer Browser Extensions
    • 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.
  • 10.
    • Image viewer plug-ins also display different picture file formats.
    • 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.
  • 11. Multimedia Browser Extensions
    • Multimedia contains browser extensions that appeal to most of the senses.
    • The Flash Player lets your Web browser display simple animations, user interfaces, static graphics, movies, sound, and text.
    • The Shockwave Player is a more fully featured browser plug-in that you must download and install.
  • 12. Examples
    • Scooby doo
    • Harry Potter
    • Mustang world
  • 13. Sound Player Browser Extensions
    • Sound player browser extensions, such as Beatnik, and Real Player , let your Web browser play sounds.
    • Real Player is a free plug-in that plays streaming audio and video files over the Internet.
    • Beatnik delivers high-quality interactive music and sound on the Web and in many wireless devices.
  • 14. Video Player Browser Extensions
    • Video player browser extensions deliver movies to Web browsers over the Internet.
    • QuickTime was one of the first movie players developed. It plays video, sound, music, 3-D, and virtual reality for both Macintoshes and PCs.
  • 15. Movie Players
    • Other widely used movie players include RealPlayer and Windows Media Player.
    • 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.
  • 16. 3-D Browser Extensions
    • 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.
  • 17. VRML
    • With VRML you can navigate and interact with a three-dimensional scene.
    • VRML sites are used for gaming and product and location tours.
    • Extensible 3D (X3D) is the next generation open standard for 3D on the Web.
  • 18. Finding Browser Extensions
    • A good way to locate browser extensions is to visit a download site such as Tucows.
    • 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.
  • 19. Commonly Used Browser Extensions
  • 20. Summary
    • There are different categories of browser extensions that you might need as you use the Web.
    • information presented in this tutorial to create a environment in which to enjoy the Web’s many resources and games on your own computer.