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Registry to install extension to FireFox 24

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Hi, I want to deploy a FireFox extension automatically to a box via the Windows registry. Before FireFox 23, I am using the steps in https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Adding_Extensions_using_the_Windows_Registry to add an extension.

I deploy the extension to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions and create a registry to point to this.

It worked pretty well until FireFox 24.

In Firefox, it seems it does not recognize the extension deployed in this manner. When I open FireFox, click Extensions, I see nothing.

Do you know if there is any step change in https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Adding_Extensions_using_the_Windows_Registry for FireFox 24?

Hi, I want to deploy a FireFox extension automatically to a box via the Windows registry. Before FireFox 23, I am using the steps in https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Adding_Extensions_using_the_Windows_Registry to add an extension. I deploy the extension to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions and create a registry to point to this. It worked pretty well until FireFox 24. In Firefox, it seems it does not recognize the extension deployed in this manner. When I open FireFox, click Extensions, I see nothing. Do you know if there is any step change in https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Adding_Extensions_using_the_Windows_Registry for FireFox 24?

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ideato
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Hello windwind, any luck if you create the registry key again ?

thank you

Hello windwind, any luck if you create the registry key again ? thank you
cor-el
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See: *http://mike.kaply.com/2013/04/24/major-changes-coming-in-firefox-21/ *http://mike.kaply.com/2013/05/13/more-major-changes-coming-in-firefox-21/

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this seems to the key.. FireFox changes the location to store the extension.. Thanks

this seems to the key.. FireFox changes the location to store the extension.. Thanks

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i tried to reinstall registry before. it did not work. cor-el's suggestion helped.

i tried to reinstall registry before. it did not work. cor-el's suggestion helped.