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How do I open an .xpi file

by scubajon16 / October 27, 2012 11:21 PM PDT

I would like to install "Cocoon" for Firefox but it comes down as an .xpi file and my pc cannot open it. Advice please.

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Re: xpi-file
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 11:56 PM PDT

In Firefox, go to Tools>Add-ons, search for cocoon and click the install button. That's the standard way to install add-ons.

Kees

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Hi Kees, thanks.
by scubajon16 / October 28, 2012 2:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: xpi-file

I had downloaded it from Downloads.com where I saw it when looking for something else. I had an email saying there was an update for Firefox, but I have a rule, I never install from a link in an email. I always go to the web site or Downloads.com to install. Whilst there I think I had a senior moment and forgot all about "add-ons" in the Tools section and tried to install it from the link in downloads!. Thanks for reminding me. Cheers j

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It should work also ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 28, 2012 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Kees, thanks.

if you select Firefox as the program to open it with, I think. But I just never do, because the method above works quite well.

Kees

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