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Old 05-11-2009, 04:27 AM   #1
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How to make firefox add-ons universally and not just on a particular user


How to make firefox add-ons universally and not just on a particular user

I have install firefox add-ons no-script on root, but when I login as normal user the no-script add-ons is not installed.

Do anyone know how to make firefox add-ons universal?

thanks a lot!
 
Old 05-11-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by redhatwannabe View Post
How to make firefox add-ons universally and not just on a particular user

I have install firefox add-ons no-script on root, but when I login as normal user the no-script add-ons is not installed.

Do anyone know how to make firefox add-ons universal?

thanks a lot!
It's all about where you put them. A FFx plugin for only one user goes in the home directory of that user (
Code:
~/.mozilla/plugins
to be exact). If you want them available system-wide then they would go somewhere like:
Code:
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
or
Code:
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
This may vary from one system to another but it should be easy enough to find on yours.
Since I get FFx directly from the FFx website my own are in:
Code:
/opt/firefox3/plugins
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-25-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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from http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installing_extensions

i downloaded the noscript-1.9.2.8-fx+sm+fn.xpi into /root/download/firefox/add-ons/noscript/

from http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installing_extensions

"-install-global-extension "<path-to-extension>\extname.xpi"
"

I have done the following

Code:
/usr/bin/firefox -install-global-extension /root/download/firefox/add-ons/noscript/noscript-1.9.2.8-fx+sm+fn.xpi
"Copy the .xpi file into the <installation directory>\extensions folder."

Code:
cp -p /root/download/firefox/add-ons/noscript/noscript-1.9.2.8-fx+sm+fn.xpi /usr/lib/mozilla/
I login as other users
[
When you start your Mozilla application again, it displays an installation dialog, asking "The following items were found in your Extensions folder. Do you want to install them?"
]

the above happens but I was still not able to install. I'm using centos 5.3

thanks

Last edited by redhatwannabe; 05-25-2009 at 11:18 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 04:27 AM   #4
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Your method sound wildly more complicated than the way I do it. What version of Firefox are you using? The noscript extension that I use is a java application. Can't you use the Tools->Add-ons menu item in Firefox to install it?
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