firefox3: where are hidden the plugins settings?

Pierre Frenkiel pierre.frenkiel at
Sat Oct 4 08:18:23 UTC 2008

  On Fri, 3 Oct 2008, NoOp wrote:

>> If you are looking for where Fx3 (Ubuntu version) gets all of it's
>> default preinstalled plugins from, look in
>> /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins.

    sorry, it seems I also needed some coffee: pine sent the unmodified reply...
    No, I'm not looking for where FX3 gets its plugins, but how it chooses the one
    it will use: in your list, you have totem and mplayer plugins: which one
    will be use?

    I have totem, mplayer and helix plugins. When I keep only one of them,
    (removing all others), Fx3 actually opens the remaining one, which proves
    it is able to do that.

    When I re-install the 3, it opens mplayer, but I would like to use helix, as
    in that case it's the only one which works. How to do that?

> /home/<user>/.mozilla/firefox/plugin.dat
    according all my tests, it seems that it is not an input file for FX3,
    but an output file: It doesn't care of any modification  I do, and
    overwrites it.

Pierre Frenkiel

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