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When will FF4 work with Windows Live Writer?


Windows Live wrote an F extension "Blog This" that worked fine with v306 FF.

Any idea when it might work on v4 of FF?

Regards, Chuck Billow

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Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

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The extension is available here and claims to have the latest version working with Firefox 4 (up to 4.0b8pre).

Add-ons are usually created by third-party developers from around the world, so the best way to get help with an add-on is to look for support links on the add-on's homepage or contact the developer.

The support site for the extension is at windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=9 and has forum means of support which you could try for this purpose.

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Gryllida, have that one, and it doesn't truly work either. I'm not at all sure, but it could be that it was built around Win-7 32-bit, and when Windows Live is installed on 64-bit, it puts Live Writer in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.exe", so that the extension isn't able to find it.

I sure hope a fix is in the works.

Thanks, Chuck

Rock 0 solutions 7 answers

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I've not had a single problem with Windows Live Writer working with Firefox 3.16 or 4.0b12. I'm using 32bit XP Professional. That might make a difference.

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I think it might be a 654-bit issue. I was happily using it before as well (Admittedly on FF3.6).

In Win-7 64-bit the Live apps are moved to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live".

Maybe the extension is looking in "C:\Program Files\Windows Live" and doesn't know what to do.

MS gives no choice about where to install the apps, so one can't experiment with this idea at all. I dunno.

There has been an update extension as of October 2010 that is said to work with FF4b8; It doesn't though with b11.

Oh my...