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    Firefox extensions? And a few questions...

    Now I use firefox mainly I want to take advantage of its extensions!

    However there are many that I think would be usefull but I doubt they all exist, so, Im windoering how does one go about making extensions?
    Im hoping its some sort of scripted thing, mainly becuase im lazy, and id rather not have to program stuff, as im rather lazy.
    ive looked onthe firefox site, but didnt really find anything..

    Also, is it possible to have two compleatly seperate installs of firefox without them interfeering with each other?
    The reson is that I like to have two browsers installed for different tasks.

    I use firefox for just normal browsing, but Id like to change my opera install - which I mainly use for forum broswing, becuase it remembers the sites after you close it and loads of other features firefox now has..to firefox.. but I want them to be comleatly seperate.. (as much as opera is to firefox )

    Now that firefox has so many good extensions, Id just like two installs of firefox...

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    You should be able to use two different profiles which should allow you to install different themes, extensions, bookmarks, cache, cookies etc. I don't think you can run the two at the same time. http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile should give you some info on this.

    As for extensions, they are non-trivial to code unfortuately. There are a few tutorials about but it really depends on the level of stuff you're trying to do. It's certainly not as easy as a bit of javascript or python.

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    To automatically start with a different profile, alter your shortcut to add the parameter "-p profilename"

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    Thanks for that

    For extensions, well one of the ideas I had would be a find tool, which would search the page and also the page source, but Ive thought of loads of other usefull (to me anyway) extensions..

    Im still interested in trying though. Have you gota link to any of those tutorials? always good to start with something simple, even just a utterly pointless "hello world" style extension

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    Some of the extensions I use are FoxyTunes, really useful, and Adblock.

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    Best one I've seen is http://extensions.roachfiend.com/howto.html tho I've not really got far with writing my own as I've got a feeling an integrated resuming download manager might be a bit more complicated than the examples given

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    firefox extensions are written in the same language as firefox itself, a langage named XUL. it's not trivial, but if you have programming experience it's fairly logical

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    firefox extensions are written in the same language as firefox itself, a langage named XUL. it's not trivial, but if you have programming experience it's fairly logical

    Dunno how I missed our posts

    Ive had a very quick read about XUL and it sounds good..if its not OOP - which I hate possibly more than anything elese ever created, mostly becuase I cant understand how to use it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by |SilentDeath|
    if its not OOP - which I hate possibly more than anything elese ever created, mostly becuase I cant understand how to use it...
    unrealscript is an excellent introductory OOP language - grab a copy of UT99 and run through some mutator tutorials

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