firefox from backports

Tom Adelstein adelste at
Wed Jun 8 21:18:25 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 22:55 +0200, Simon Santoro wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a fresh firefox 1.0.4 from the Backprots, and it does
> not let me install *any* extension at all.
> When I click a .xpi link from (or locally, wherever),
> the usual "Software Installation" window shows up, and after I press
> "Install Now", the "Extensions" window comes, but the list is and
> remains empty.
> On the other hand, plugin installs are working (i.e. Macromedia Flash).
> I've tried to remove ~/.mozilla/ and to reinstall firefox, but that
> doesn't help.
> I also wiped my profile and created a new one, with no results.
> Has anyone seen this ?
> And is there a way of installing extensions by hand ?
> Thanks in advance

Try this:

In the address window of Firefox type about:config

Scroll down to general.useragent.vendorSub

Change the string to 1.04.

Try that and see if it works.

Please let me know.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list