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Re: Tabbrowser Extensions

Mark Grieveson wrote:

Please help me uninstall Tabbrowser Extensions. I feel like Mozilla has caught a disease, and I can't get rid of it. Please see http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabextensions/index.html.en to know what I'm speaking of. I tried pressing the "uninstall" button that comes included with the so-called Tabbrowser Extensions program, but that failed. I tried installing Extension Manager (with Extention Uninstaller) and running it to remove Tabbrowser Extensions, but that failed. I tried removing the directory "tabextensions" and the file "tabextensions.js", but they just reappeared. It was like trying to remove a malignant tumour, only to have it reappear.

Anyway, I use Debian Linux 3.1 (Sarge), with Mozilla 1.7.8. I have Tabbrowser Extensions version 1.14.2005.040701. I've tried to reconfigure, and reinstall the Mozilla package, but that does not work. I was going to completely remove Mozilla (including the config files) and then reinstall, but this was not an option with the Debian package system. The entire Gnome Windows Desktop Environment relies upon Mozilla; so, removing Mozilla would also remove the entire Desktop Environment of my computer.

It's probably the "gnome" package that is dependent on Mozilla, not the "entire Gnome Windows Desktop Environment"; the difference is that "gnome" is a virtual package that makes for easy installation of the entire Gnome experience; removal of the virtual package does not actually remove any of the Gnome stuff; it only removes the "easy installer option" for Gnome. (Others have explained it much better than I just did.)

As I understand it, an extension can be installed system-wide or on a per-user basis. If your extension is installed for your user rather than for system-wide, removing/reinstalling Mozilla won't do you a bit of good, as that affects the system-wide stuff.

You might try creating a new user and logging in as that user and firing up Mozilla; is Tabbrowser installed?

Then report back.


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