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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 4:57 am

How can I download a *.xpi file for an AddOn but NOT install it?

On the following example page I do not find a approriate "Download" link:
(Neither in Firefox nor IntExp):

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ge-hacker/

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 5:15 am

Usually, I right click and select 'Save As' or whatever.
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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 6:43 am

Try disabling javascript.

Similar thread: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2953535

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 7:58 am

Never mind. What jscher2000 suggested is much easier.
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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 8:01 am

I also usually right-click the green button > Save Link As.

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 8:52 am

If you're not using a *FF* web browser, or if you have a screwy useragent, like the OP, right-clicking the "green button" (aka, the Green Wall of Death), gets you nowhere.

Using the /versions/ (or even the main) page, & disabling JavaScript, then right-clicking, Save Link As, is usually effectual.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 9:51 am

if not firefox and not chrome not possible. firefox > save as, chrome with "extension source viewer"

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 11:36 am

Is it possible to copy/save the .xpi files for specific extensions from an existing system and use the .xpi roster file in a new installation of Firefox on a clean system?
Placing them in the proper location before hand. Does a saved profile accomplish this?
Same version of Firefox on both old and new system.

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 12:00 pm

Grumpus wrote:Is it possible to copy/save the .xpi files for specific extensions from an existing system and use the .xpi roster file in a new installation of Firefox on a clean system?
Placing them in the proper location before hand. Does a saved profile accomplish this?

Yep and use the info in the Help>Troubleshooting Info. to give you the proper extension names as well as the gibberish GUID names that you'll see them as in the extensions folder.
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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 12:01 pm

yes, is possible, if it is signed. (no, i dont write about using unsigned extensions because it makes firefox vulnerable)

yes, you can extract extensions from a profile, either packed or unpacked*.
* -> pack as ZIP and rename to XPI (file-extension)
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Post Posted October 2nd, 2017, 12:04 pm

Thank You - Frank and Brummelchen.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2017, 8:12 am

That's an easy one. "Right click-save as" is available. Try saving this Black Shine one to disk:
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Post Posted December 4th, 2017, 9:47 am

noway1 wrote:That's an easy one.

Yep, it was easy over 2 months back as well - viewtopic.php?p=14769053#p14769053
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Post Posted December 4th, 2017, 11:28 am

Frank Lion wrote:
noway1 wrote:That's an easy one.

Yep, it was easy over 2 months back as well - viewtopic.php?p=14769053#p14769053


Sorry about that. Is there a moratorium on responding to open threads that are 2 months old? I guess I could start a new one. However, I would be eager to read your solution to downloading the Black Shine theme I mentioned in my related post above.

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Post Posted December 4th, 2017, 11:38 am

Two month old threads are not that old. The objectionable bit here was posting a link to persona/theme that has nothing to do with the OP's question. It that was not "advertising" it was easy to perceive it as such and therefore to consider it off topic.

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