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jooliaan

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 11:04 am

<a href="http://forum.mozillaitalia.org/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=96">Adr3a</a> one of the members of our <a href="http://forum.mozillaitalia.org/"> Italian Support Forum about Mozilla.org Products</a> has found <a href="http://members.lycos.nl/mozillafirefox/"> here</a> an <a href="http://members.lycos.nl/mozillafirefox/extensions/Uninstaller%200.1.xpi">extension allowing to easily uninstall all kind of extensions</a> from Firefox (and Firebird).

We at www.mozillaitalia.org have tested it and it works perfectly :)

<b>Under Windows XP:</b>
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<b>Under Linux:</b>
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Maybe you already know about it but, just in case you don't, I think that it is a very useful tool and for this reason I'm posting here this message.

Of course a special thank is for <a href="http://chrispederick.myacen.com/work/firefox/">Chris Pederick</a> writer of this extension!

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 12:59 pm

Awesome! Thank you!
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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 1:04 pm

Waitaminute - what version of the Uninstaller extension and what version of JSLib are you using? Every time I use it on a trunk build it breaks my chrome horribly until I close and reload the browser.
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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 1:08 pm

Cool. I installed the extension, then used it to uninstall itself. It's in working order, I'd say. :D

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 1:28 pm

WTH?

Why is it working for so many people, but not me?

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 2:21 pm

I'm using Uninstaller 0.1 with jslib 0.1.141...

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 2:31 pm

What version of jslib is in the Extension Room?
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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 2:39 pm

0.1.141, I believe... at least it says so here.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 2:39 pm

Weird, very weird.
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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 3:55 pm

This probably doesn't help TheOneKEA, but it works for me too. Using Firefox from the 12 of Feburary.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 4:03 pm

Recent trunk builds are flaky. Try the milestone.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 7:23 pm

It doesn't work for me either. When I tried to use it, it just shut down Firefox and I had to restart it.

The extension was still there when I checked after restart.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 7:29 pm

It craps out on extensions that aren't written that well (with respect to keeping track of what they did to install). See this thread for more:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=45835

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Post Posted February 21st, 2004, 6:30 pm

why not make this into a patch, and get it reviewed to be submitted

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Post Posted February 21st, 2004, 7:09 pm

Jackpot89 wrote:why not make this into a patch, and get it reviewed to be submitted

Because it's most likely a hack to uninstall files. Ben (or somebody else) wants the extension functionality changed altogether so this doesn't require a hack, I think.

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