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I need to manually add a plug in and `i do not see any way to do it. I tried dragging and dropping but it just sits in limbo.

I need to manually add a plug in and `i do not see any way to do it. I tried dragging and dropping but it just sits in limbo.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Web based SlingPlayer for streaming from Slingbox
  • Facebook Video Calling by Skype
  • Provides information about the default web browser
  • Shockwave Flash 14.0 r0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • iPhoto6

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0

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Romain 16 solutions 139 answers

Okay, so during my searches I didn't found anything due to my restricted accesses. I'm gonna continue this evening. But in the case where I really find nothing, I would advice you to contact the addon's editor on its website which is sling.com if i'm not wrong. IMO, I think it would be the best solution.

Okay, so during my searches I didn't found anything due to my restricted accesses. I'm gonna continue this evening. But in the case where I really find nothing, I would advice you to contact the addon's editor on its website which is sling.com if i'm not wrong. IMO, I think it would be the best solution.
the-edmeister
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Try this:

  1. Right-click this hyperlink - http://plugin.slingbox.com/downloads/pc/1.5.1.119/webslingplayer.xpi - and use Save Link As... to save it to your drive.
  2. Then drag that XPI file into the Firefox browser window to install it. Or, you can use (File) > Open File and navigate to where you saved that file, then use Open to install it.


edited for formatting

Try this: # Right-click this hyperlink - http://plugin.slingbox.com/downloads/pc/1.5.1.119/webslingplayer.xpi - and use '''Save Link As...''' to save it to your drive. # Then drag that XPI file into the Firefox browser window to install it. ''Or, you can use (File) > '''Open File''' and navigate to where you saved that file, then use Open to install it.'' ''edited for formatting''

Modified by the-edmeister

cor-el
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There has been a change in where Firefox searches for plugins and the plugins folder in the Firefox program folder is no longer scanned for plugins, so Firefox won't find them anymore if they are installed in the plugins folder instead of the "browser\plugins" folder that Firefox now scans.

You can set the plugins.load_appdir_plugins pref to true on the about:config page to make Firefox scan the "<install>/plugins/" directory for plugins.

You can alternatively move plugins from "<install directory>\plugins\" to "<install directory>\browser\plugins\" (create this folder when missing) to make Firefox find them again.

See also:

There has been a change in where Firefox searches for plugins and the plugins folder in the Firefox program folder is no longer scanned for plugins, so Firefox won't find them anymore if they are installed in the plugins folder instead of the "browser\plugins" folder that Firefox now scans. You can set the plugins.load_appdir_plugins pref to true on the about:config page to make Firefox scan the "<install>/plugins/" directory for plugins. You can alternatively move plugins from "<install directory>\plugins\" to "<install directory>\browser\plugins\" (create this folder when missing) to make Firefox find them again. *http://www.ghacks.net/2013/05/15/why-you-may-have-lost-access-to-plugins-or-extensions-in-firefox-21/ *http://mike.kaply.com/2013/04/24/major-changes-coming-in-firefox-21/ See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/windows-media-or-other-plugins-stopped-working

Modified by cor-el