Firefox Extensions - Install

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  1. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Normally, I install Firefox Extensions, using Firefox itself, but I don't like to do this ON-LINE.
    I know that you can download the installation files for extensions.
    I did this with MSIE in the past, but I wasn't able to install them.
    Is there a way to install these downloaded extensions ? If yes, how ?
    And what about plug-ins, also possible ?
    TIA
     
  2. Lamehand

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    Have you read the KB at mozillazine?, there is a whole chapter about this stuff.
    I usually install these things online, i have no experience with downloading and installing a XPI.

    Lamehand
     
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    For extensions, you usually have the option to right click the XPI link and do a "save link as". Save it to where ever you like on your PC. Then in Firefox go to Tools\ Extensions. At the bottom of the Extensions window click on Install and point it to the newly downloaded XPI. Hope this is what you are needing to know.
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    Well, that won't work. The extension window has only an uninstall button, not an install button. :oops:
     
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    ooops, forgot I have the Mr Tech. extension installed, I think that is where the install option comes from. Try this. With the Extension window open, drag and drop the XPI file into it.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

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    I found another solution, but I have to write it down how I did it LOL. Thanks anyway.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    This is, how I did it :

    1. I downloaded all Firefox Extensions, I needed with MS Internet Explorer, NOT with Firefox.
    2. On the first extension (.xpi-file), I right click and choosed "Open with"
    3. Firefox was missing. So I added Firefox.exe first.
    This is a one time operation, because Firefox wasn't included in the "Open with" window.

    After that :
    1. I right click on the first extension again.
    2. I choose "Open with"
    3. I choose Firefox and the normal installation menu for extensions appears.
    4. I click the "Install Now" button and the extension is added to Firefox.
    Repeat this for each extension.

    After step 3. it works like an on-line installation of extensions with Firefox.

    Instead of "Open with", you can also use "Open", which opens the normal installation menu for extensions immediately.
     
  8. Lamehand

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    I've read in the KB that after you download the XPI it's possible to drag it into an open firefox window and then it must install itself. After you restart firefox then the extension should be up and running.


    greetz
    Lamehand
     
  9. ErikAlbert

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    OK. I will try that one too. I don't use drag often.
    From now on, I can install firefox extensions OFF-LINE and that's what I wanted. :cool:
    Thanks.
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    If you open Firefox and you drag the .xpi-file into the Firefox window, the extension is also installed.
    I've tested this with two new extensions. :cool: :)
    Sometimes, I get what I really want, it makes my day. :)
     
  11. TheQuest

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    Hi, ErikAlbert

    The Drag and Drop to the Extensions box is much faster, as said by Lamehand.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  12. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Third solution - download file, open Firefox, go to File, Open File (Ctrl + O), find your file and open it, simple.
    Mrk
     
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