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Adding Extensions using the Windows Registry

For Netscape?

Anyone knows how similar (install via registry) can be done for Netscape? (and any other forks of FF). TIA. --Rrjanbiah 22:35, 23 August 2006 (PDT)

If their product is Toolkit-based (like the latest version of NS), uses the extension manager, and didn't disable this feature specifically, it should just work. Otherwise, this question has little to do with MDC, since it is fork-specific. --Nickolay 05:42, 25 August 2006 (PDT)
"it should just work"--Does it mean that we don't have to add it to any other key, say HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Netscape\Extensions? TIA. --Rrjanbiah 07:25, 25 August 2006 (PDT)
Right, sorry. The common format is Software{{ mediawiki.external('VENDOR\\') }}NAME\Extensions, where VENDOR and NAME are obtained from nsIXULAppInfo in products based on the same platform as Firefox 1.5. I don't know Netscape-related details. You might want to check the code dealing with registry in components/nsExtensionManager.js and try to figure out the key name from there. --Nickolay 10:35, 25 August 2006 (PDT)


I have to update that this registry based extension installing doesn't seem to be working with NS (tried various combinations of reg keys). Thanks. --Rrjanbiah 07:44, 30 August 2006 (PDT)


What about updating ?

the page tells us how to install or update an extension but doesn't deal with updating. how does it work with this method ?

I ran into this problem. I changed the registry entry to point to a different directory with an updated version of the extension, but the new version is not getting installed.


Installing - is the registry key HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions created during Firefox install?

Can someone clarify whether this key exists at Firefox intall or whether it needs to be created by the first extension that installs via this method?

Same question for the HKCU key too.

- Rory



todo: The main article should be updated with the information in this thread: http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...7d9708fd582d2f about how to force Firefox to notice changes in the install.rdf file.

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