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Old 07-28-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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firefox plugins

Hello !

i have installed mplayer and its mozilla plugin using apt. i can see that they have been placed into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

But strangely then do not appear when looking at the firefox >preferences > plugin window ?!

How can I check whether they still work ? eg when going to to view some quicktime. it doesn't play.

I have installed the w32codecs.

anything I forgot to check or forgot to do?

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since when was there a "firefox >preferences > plugin" window?? enter the phrase "aboutlugins" in your address bar and that should report all known plugins to firefox on your system. You might need to create a symlink from the real plugin to the direct firefox plugin dir (although firefox will search for usual suspects so you shouldn't really need to)
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there is an area for plugins in preferences..

it is obscure, but there on the downloads section, near the bot of the sreen, above the cancel and ok buttons.

the following link explains what this area is SUPPOSED to be for.

when (if) working, it allows you to keep your plugins, but allow you to 'control' them (ie shut flash off) seperately (rather than deleting the plugin).

i am going to look into to this further because it would be great to control (esp. flash crap).

i know (in opera anyway) that if you tell macromedia to stop playing, it ignores you (ie as far as playing info from the same advertisers, etc).

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Type about:plugins in the address bar. that will tell you what plugins you have installed.

The simplest way to control Flash is to install - flashblock: index,
FlashBlock extension
The Edit>preferences>downloads>plugins show the mime types not the actual plugins.


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