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 Post subject: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:47 pm 
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had a pig of a job getting FF plugin 1.5.5 to work with FF10(.0b1)

the Add-on Compatibility reporter 1.0.2 stops disabling the compatibility check at versions greater than 9.
so if you are faced with this problem you need to do the following.

-type about:config in the address bar
-right click anywhere and select New > Boolean
-call it 'extensions.checkCompatibility.10.0' no quotes
-set it's value to 'false'
-restart
-go to add-ons
-enable


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:39 am 
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flagpole wrote:
had a pig of a job getting FF plugin 1.5.5 to work with FF10(.0b1)

the Add-on Compatibility reporter 1.0.2 stops disabling the compatibility check at versions greater than 9.
so if you are faced with this problem you need to do the following.

-type about:config in the address bar
-right click anywhere and select New > Boolean
-call it 'extensions.checkCompatibility.10.0' no quotes
-set it's value to 'false'
-restart
-go to add-ons
-enable


I didn't have that problem with FF10.
I just went into the configuration file ...
C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\Firefox\extension\install.rdf
and changed the max version to 10.* and then restarted FF. Viola!!!!

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
xmlns:em="http://www.mozilla.org/2004/em-rdf#">

<Description about="urn:mozilla:install-manifest">

<!-- Required Items -->
<em:id>fdm_ffext@freedownloadmanager.org</em:id>
<em:name>Free Download Manager plugin</em:name>
<em:version>1.5.5</em:version>

<em:targetApplication> <!-- Firefox -->
<Description>
<em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id>
<em:minVersion>1.5</em:minVersion>

<em:maxVersion>10.*</em:maxVersion>
</Description>
</em:targetApplication>

<em:targetApplication> <!-- Netscape -->
<Description>
<em:id>{3db10fab-e461-4c80-8b97-957ad5f8ea47}</em:id>
<em:minVersion>8.0</em:minVersion>
<em:maxVersion>8.1</em:maxVersion>
</Description>
</em:targetApplication>

<!-- Optional Items -->
<em:creator>FreeDownloadManager.ORG</em:creator>
<em:description>Free Download Manager integration with Firefox browser.</em:description>
<em:homepageURL>http://freedownloadmanager.org/</em:homepageURL>

</Description>
</RDF>


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:34 am 
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that is most odd. because ff doesn't parse the rdf except at install time. so changing it for an installed extension is not supposed to do anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:18 pm 
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flagpole wrote:
that is most odd. because ff doesn't parse the rdf except at install time. so changing it for an installed extension is not supposed to do anything.

In my opinion it's normal for the way FDM add-on is installed. Firefox watches for files in its extensions subdirectories only - and there is only unchanged "fdm_ffext@freedownloadmanager.org" file there. That's why I always ask to close Firefox and turn off Firefox monitoring in FDM before installing a new FDM version.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:03 pm 
flagpole wrote:
that is most odd. because ff doesn't parse the rdf except at install time. so changing it for an installed extension is not supposed to do anything.


Hate to say it but you are absolutely wrong. That's how FF determines if the extension is kosher.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:06 pm 
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flagpole wrote:
that is most odd. because ff doesn't parse the rdf except at install time. so changing it for an installed extension is not supposed to do anything.

In my opinion it's normal for the way FDM add-on is installed. Firefox watches for files in its extensions subdirectories only - and there is only unchanged "fdm_ffext@freedownloadmanager.org" file there. That's why I always ask to close Firefox and turn off Firefox monitoring in FDM before installing a new FDM version.


Totally wrong Alex!!! FF also looks elsewhere. As an example, and there are many more BTW, AVG is another one that sometimes needs to be tweaked when FF updates.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Guest wrote:
flagpole wrote:
that is most odd. because ff doesn't parse the rdf except at install time. so changing it for an installed extension is not supposed to do anything.


Hate to say it but you are absolutely wrong. That's how FF determines if the extension is kosher.

i'm not really interested in arguing with some forum guy. but if you have an extension that is installed and marked as incompatible and you edit the <em:maxVersion> it will not become compatible. you have to do it prior to installation. it seems pretty obvious that FF would not parse all the extensions at launch to check compatibility. that would be stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:27 pm 
Thank you flagpole it worked like a dream


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:15 am 
It worked brilliantly for me too, thanks very much flagpole, just like magic. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:39 pm 
I may be doing it wrong but Flagpole's solution only seems to work for a single session then FF10 declares it incompatible again.

phrozen ghost's solution also works and appears to be permanent.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:00 am 
Thanx for advices! Works great with ff10.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:35 pm 
Thanks! I added the first rec into the registry and then saw the second one to change the install file. Not sure which worked but its working now..


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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:45 am 
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First, thanks go out to you here who have made a great effort to get this working correctly. It's really silly to me that the core product (FF) who black-listed the FDM as 'incompatible' for causing freezes way back in 2008, is itself, often a terrible memory leaking hog of resources. :x

REF: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=408445

Anyhow, I have followed both suggestions here to no avail, and I am hoping that someone here might have some other suggestion for me? :P

I am posting a couple screen caps to show you that I did in fact perform the requested to mods, but also to show that I am still not able to use the plugin and that it's being blocked.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Your FDM installation is broken. You should have installed FDM add-on for Firefox version 1.5.5 now.
It was explained more than once how to reinstall FDM properly. Read other topics, please.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefox 10
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Hi Usher,

Thank you for taking the time to help me, diagnose (Dx) my problem, and for the suggested Rx. :wink:

Usher wrote:
Your FDM installation is broken. You should have installed FDM add-on for Firefox version 1.5.5 now.


My FDM install is now intercepting all downloads (including Torrent downloads), from FF, IE, Chrome, and Opera on my PC now. Here are the steps I took to get it working (in case anyone else finds this thread with the same problem):

SOLUTION:
  1. First I uninstalled the FDM extension from FF, and then
  2. I used Revo Uninstaller to completely remove FDM and all registry traces of it, including
  3. removal (double-checking that there were none) all remaining config files/folders from the HDD.
  4. Then I performed a fresh clean install from the latest stable version posted on this website.
  5. I did not reverse the two modifications I had made in FF, per the above suggestions.

Usher, thank you also for attempting to point me to some other additional helpful resources:
Quote:
It was explained more than once how to reinstall FDM properly. Read other topics, please.


... unfortunately, after performing a few queries using the search tool here, and also browsing the threads manually, I was unable to find the exact post you were talking about. Since I am new here, it may be a "Sticky" post (as is customary in help forums these days, for the benefit of easy reference to noobs), but it may be that I'm overlooking something.

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To Everyone Else here,

Would it not benefit all of us, if the atmosphere was more warm and inviting (forgiving and tolerant)? It's just an idea, no biggee.

Once again, I personally appreciate all of you here, who generously have shared your knowledge in these forums. Thank you so much, your small efforts really do make a big difference for many of us, even if we aren't always brave enough to try and raise our own voices as well, in gratitude.

~p


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