This tutorial explains how to create a toolbar extension for the Firefox web browser. Before reading this tutorial, please understand the following two points:
1. This tutorial is rather long.
2. Creating a Firefox extension is easy.
Please do not think that because this tutorial is lengthy, creating an extension is a difficult task (it's not). The size of this tutorial is due to the fact that I explain every step in detail. In addition, a great deal of material is covered. My intended audience are those who have never written an extension for Firefox. Hopefully you will find this to be a useful resource. Although it took me a while to write, I have enjoyed every bit of the process.
FINALLY! A decent tutorial on this! The Moz/FF guys sure aren't terribly forthcoming with this kind of thing, and they ought to be.
Needed: An archiver (Winzip, or any that can create ZIP files (not rar or sit or zoo or..); A plain text editor - MS Word will NOT work; Firefox; and a healthy dose of patience. ;)