Manually "installing" those xpi extension files?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Galaxy, Jun 28, 2004.

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    Galaxy Guest

    There's one thing that concerns me with Firefox, I've installed a few
    extensions but they call for web installs which is something I don't
    care for at all.

    I've saved those xpi files locally to my hdd. Is there a way to
    manually "install" these?

    Galaxy, Jun 28, 2004
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    Jan Steffen Guest

    In Mozilla you can just drag'n'drop them to your browser window.

    Jan Steffen, Jun 28, 2004
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    Galaxy Guest

    KEWL!! It seemed to work just fine in Firefox, too! <dancing a jig>
    This is coming along very nicely! I'm making the switch from IE quite
    well. Esp. since I was on Netscape 6 and then 4.79 today at the
    office! Phew, Firefox is heaps better for me. It seems to be much
    more intuitive. And that's after years of using 4.79 (I recognized it
    from way back when <g>!).

    The _only_ 2 things I'm not yet reconciled to, but maybe there's a fix

    - Firefox's personal toolbar folder shows icons only after one has
    visited the site. I really love how one can assign icons to an IE
    shortcut. Made my life so much easier. Any way to do something
    similar in Firefox, even if it's with another extension?

    - when saving full webpages, IE automatically puts the URL where the
    saved page comes from. Is there an extension to do that in Firefox???
    All saved html pages are missing this vital information.

    Galaxy, Jun 29, 2004
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    mike555 Guest

    ==== sounds like you collect text from webpages (like me) I think you
    will like the extention " SendTo " from the site .. works great in .9.1 FireFox , it saves
    the highlighted text , and the website URL , and the time and date ...
    what more could you ask ? hope this helps... Mike555 ===
    mike555, Jul 2, 2004
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    Galaxy Guest

    Thanks! I've had it for a few days now and it works great! I don't
    get that options box that is shown in the screenshot as I'd like to
    change the program it sends text to, but other than that, it works
    very well.

    Galaxy, Jul 3, 2004
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    MLC Guest

    sabato 03/lug/2004 _Galaxy_ in
    you can get its options window from the extension manager, clicking on its
    first icon on the right (similar to a v): if you hover a little the mouse on
    it you see a tooltip saying "options".
    MLC, Jul 3, 2004
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    Galaxy Guest

    Awesome!! Thanks so much, that did the trick!
    Galaxy, Jul 3, 2004
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