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Solved Saving Firefox extensions

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Johnny b, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    Before FF 57, extensions could be downloaded and saved, with out installing.

    But I don't see a way to do that now.
    Is there a way?

    I'm setting up a Win 10 computer and if possible, install extensions before I bring it online.
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You can go through part of the process as if you were going to install it on Firefox. When you get to the part with the "+ Add to Firefox" button, right-click on the button and choose "Save link as ...". Then save it as you would any other download.

    Also, download the Firefox installer.

    You will need to install Firefox on the new computer before installing any extensions. The downloaded extension should have a .api extension. To install it, launch Firefox and drag the file to the page display area of Firefox.
     
  3. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    Thanks. It turned out to be not straight forward.

    With No Script enabled on the computer I'm using to download the No Script extension, I kept getting a redirect to uninstall it.

    So. I uninstalled it and as you posted, the add link appeared and I was able to
    right click and save the extension.


    :rolleyes:

    I didn't have that issue with FF 56 and earlier LOL!
     
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