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1tane1
 
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2018, 1:31 am

Hello,
My company changed its internet security firewall. I recently changed my computer and now I cannot visit the add-on page of firefox. This page is blocked and so I cannot install extensions.
Do you have any idea about how to find the extension from another website or install extensions with a setup file?
I need these extensions
imacro
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MarkRH

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Post Posted March 2nd, 2018, 3:20 am

On the Add-ons page, if you click the Gear Icon drop-down, you can install one from a File. Just browse to where the .XPI file is located. So, you can download and save the extension from another system and copy it over to a USB stick or something. Of course, depending on where you work, they may not like you doing that either.

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Post Posted March 2nd, 2018, 3:28 am

Good way to get the sack if you get caught
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
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1tane1
 
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2018, 4:49 am

MarkRH wrote:On the Add-ons page, if you click the Gear Icon drop-down, you can install one from a File. Just browse to where the .XPI file is located. So, you can download and save the extension from another system and copy it over to a USB stick or something. Of course, depending on where you work, they may not like you doing that either.

That method worked great, thank you very much =D>

malliz wrote:Good way to get the sack if you get caught

If I work fast then the company wins :)

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Post Posted March 2nd, 2018, 6:21 am

malliz wrote:Good way to get the sack if you get caught

1tane1 wrote:If I work fast then the company wins :)


Good luck with that. I'm sure management will see it as a win. :roll:

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Post Posted March 4th, 2018, 7:28 am

Why are you using such an outdated Firefox 46 version?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0

You can look at the Firefox 52.6.0 esr version if you need to use extensions that aren't compatible with Firefox 57+.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/all/

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Post Posted March 4th, 2018, 7:45 am

Why are you using such an outdated Firefox 46 version?

written from a user with
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0

ofc i can see a small difference.

1tane1
 
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Post Posted March 5th, 2018, 11:43 pm

dickvl wrote:Why are you using such an outdated Firefox 46 version?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0

You can look at the Firefox 52.6.0 esr version if you need to use extensions that aren't compatible with Firefox 57+.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/all/

Well because electronic signature is compatiable with this version of firefox in my company. I don't know the details and it seems stupid :|

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