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where's the plugin directory on firefox 3.6.13 on librix?


I can't find the plugin directory to install plugins

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Installed Plug-ins

  • This is the DjVuLibre-3.5.21 version of the DjVu plugin.See DjVuLibre.
  • mplayerplug-in 3.50Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
  • The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13

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Firefox can find plugins in various places. One of them is the plugins folder in the Firefox installation folder.

You have other plugins installed, so you can see the path of them on the about:plugins page if you first set the pref plugin.expose_full_path on the about:config page.
It is best not to leave that pref set to true as it exposes that full path to web servers, so reset that pref to false after you are done with the about:plugins page.

You can open about:plugins and about:config via the location bar, like you open a website (about: is a special protocol to access some build-in pages).
If you get a warning when opening the about:config page then you can confirm that you want to continue.

See "Manually uninstalling a plugin" in Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Issues_related_to_plugins#Identifying_installed_plugins

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