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Friday, September 29 - October 6, 2006

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Is there anyway, via plug in or extension, for Firefox to mimic the functionality of IE in this respect?
The IETab (Opens IE in a Firefox tab) should be able do this if you set it to always open "file://*" URLs in an IE tab. The appearance with a FireFox tab isn't quite the same as having a completely separate Explorer window. However, it's functional and does allow for the Explorer to be handling the display of the folder contents, and all of the right-click context menu support is present so it should meet my needs.
What is the valid location and things needed to to release a Mozilla extension on Mozallia site?
You must remove update URL from the install.rdf and use a known to AMO minVersion/maxVersion.
No confirmation that the answer given worked yet.
Is it possible to open the URL in a new tab?
var tab = getBrowser().addTab( url );
// And if you want it to load in foreground:
getBrowser().selectedTab = tab;
Is it possible to read the html-code of the current URL/site?
Yes, this is possible. Use the DOM API (http://www.w3schools.com/dom/default.asp has a good tutorial).
Not the best answer but a good starting point for the question asker to do some research towards the answer.
Why does his extension not able to read the contents of a folder and then produce a segmentation fault after his extension reads preferences in Thunderbird?
The person was missing a method call to getService.

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