Problems with Firefox 1.5 extensions

by oneafrikan on December 19, 2005

Is anyone having any problems with installing extensios for Firefox 1.5?
… and don’t tell me to go to Tools > Options > Content > Warn me when… ‘cos even when I add “addons.mozilla.org” to the allowed exceptions list, it doesn’t seem to change anything…

Anyone?

Updater:
Turns out I had to create a new profile to get it to install extensions (thanks to Norman for the tip).

So, this is what I kinda did to keep it as smooth and painless as possible:
zipped up old profile
deleted old profile
edited ini file in “C:\Documents and Settings\Gareth\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox” to delete old profile
restarted Firefox to create new profile
closed firefox down to copy and paste old stuff accross
extracted zip file into “test” folder
one by one, went through each file with a text editor, to see what it was for.
ended up transferring bookmarks file and bookmarks.bak file
decided not to carry formhistory accross
left Pres as is…
carried accross cookies.txt and signons.txt
The final issue was that I had about 20 tabs loading as my home page when starting up Firefox, so I found them in the old prefs.js file (you’re looking for browser.startup.homepage), copied accross to a text file for safety’s sake, then opened up Firefox and pasted into the home page input under Options > General > Home page > Locations.
All done, then went to addons.mozilla.org and installed my favourite extensions ;-)

2 comments

Don’t forget key3.db if you want to be able to use signons.txt :-P

by Norman Rasmussen on December 19, 2005 at 5:52 pm. Reply #

Thanks Norm – done ;-)

by Gareth Knight on December 19, 2005 at 6:29 pm. Reply #

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