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How do I enable already downloaded extensions for other users on my home system?

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I installed some extensions (e.g. flagfox) while logged in to my user account. I have admin access on my home network running Ubuntu. How do I make these extensions available to other users on the network? Surely they don't each need to download/install a separate copy?

I installed some extensions (e.g. flagfox) while logged in to my user account. I have admin access on my home network running Ubuntu. How do I make these extensions available to other users on the network? Surely they don't each need to download/install a separate copy?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
  • The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
  • The demo print plugin for unix.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060308 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.11

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the-edmeister
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You are using an old version of Firefox that is no longer being maintained.

Extensions installed via a web page install trigger are automatically installed to the the Profile that was being used. "Global" installation needs to be done manually.

Read the "notes" here for above 2.0.0.7 and Gecko 1.9.2 (which is Firefox 3.6).
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Command_Line_Options#-install-global-extension_.2fpath.2fto.2fextension

You are using an old version of Firefox that is no longer being maintained. Extensions installed via a web page install trigger are automatically installed to the the Profile that was being used. "Global" installation needs to be done manually. Read the "notes" here for above 2.0.0.7 and Gecko 1.9.2 (which is Firefox 3.6). <br /> https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Command_Line_Options#-install-global-extension_.2fpath.2fto.2fextension
cor-el
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See also https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Installing_extensions