After downloading xpi files and installing them into TB, is it necessary
to keep the actual downloaded files or can they be deleted once installed?
They can be deleted.
The zippy is a compressed collection of installer script and data files
I archive all software installers -- including XPI and MAR files -- on a
flash drive. If I ever have to recreate my configuration (e.g., for a
new PC), I won't have to search the Web for the files.
This can be very important if you have old applications that you like
very much and that still perform what you want them to do. I have such
applications for which the installers are no longer available except
from my flash drive.
Of course, when I get a new version of something, I then delete an older
version. But I keep the immediately prior version in case the newest
version turns out to be buggy.
On a 2 GB flash drive, I'm currently using about 1.4 GB. This includes
archiving all the strange fonts I have collected.
David E. Ross
< http://www.rossde.com/> >
On occasion, I might filter and ignore all newsgroup messages
posted through GoogleGroups via Google's G2/1.0 user agent
because of spam from that source.
If you have multiple computers, and you want the same extensions on all
of them, you can use the same .xpi file and avoid downloading. Handy
for those with lots of computers, and/or slow connections.
I keep several files (mostly freeware) that I install on a bunch of
computers on a 16GB flashdrive, but that wasn't what the OP asked. He
wanted to know if XPI-files can be deleted after installation. They can.
Thank you all.
Or just use something like MozBackup.
Why are you telling this to me?
Did not know that. What "extension tab"?
I thought that, unlike Firefox, one needed to download the xpi first to
install in TB.
xposted to .general; f/ups to .general
Actually there are two issues afoot here; one is that the attribution
and quotes got screwed up so there is apparent 'faulty' attribution, but
I would rather address the issue as if the attribution were intact.
I believe that 'saying something' after and/while also attributing
someone else's message should not be interpreted by anyone including the
persona who's words immediately precede what the poster says as being a
statement 'to' the last attributed.
That is, in my interpretation, Tarkus was not 'talking to' s|b.
Instead, Tarkus was talking to the readership in general and he was
using s|b's words for context to aid him in what he had to say.
That is, Tarkus was saying that in addition to the message which s|b
conveyed, there was also another solution which the general readership
So, to my way of thinking, 'Why are you telling this to me?' is a
'mistake' - mistaken interpretation. Tarkus wasn't telling that to
you/s|b - Tarkus was telling that to all of us, which only incidentally
includes you as well, since you s|b are part of the general readership.
... should not be interpreted by anyone including the persona whose
words immediately precede...
Not if you have FF5.
This is one of those 'useless changes' people have been complaining
about. It certainly makes getting extensions into TB MUCH nicer. It
also installs its own updates to those extensions.
Because I so enjoy conversing with you.
TB5 has an extension tab. However, you can do the same thing in earlier
versions with the extensions window. Just note that it's not obvious
when it's downloading. You'll get the standard installation popup when
it's ready to install, but that's it.
On 7/31/2011 1:37 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
> On 7/31/2011 3:05 PM, Jeff*******wrote:
>> On 7/31/11 3:25 PM, Tarkus wrote:
>>> On 7/30/2011 9:40 AM, s|b wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:37:15 -0400,Jeff*******wrote:
>>>>> > After downloading xpi files and installing them into TB, is it
>>>>> > to keep the actual downloaded files or can they be deleted once
>>>> They can be deleted.
>>> You can save yourself the trouble by letting TB download them. (Drag the
>>> link to your extensions tab.)
>> Did not know that. What "extension tab"?
>> I thought that, unlike Firefox, one needed to download the xpi first to
>> install in TB.
> Not if you have FF5.
That should be TB5. Has its own download capability for extensions.
I am running Thunderbird 3.1.11 in Windows 7.
I guess I need to upgrade.
Yes. If you wait a couple of weeks, it will be TB6. Grin.
Not a bad idea, but you can still drag links to the extensions window in
TB3, to have it download them for you. Same as TB5, except it's now in
a tab instead of a window.
Guess I should wait for TB6 and let them fix the bugs. Then I will only
need to deal with the newest ones introduced by FF6 ..... ;-)
Besides, I hear that TB5 is real slow.
I think that would depend on the number of email accounts, how big the
folders are for each account, how many RSS and Blog feeds, newsgroup
accounts and subscriptions, whether Global Search and Indexing is
enabled, CPU speed, RAM. internet connection, how often folders are
compacted, and probably a few variables I missed.
With one email account, 2 news accounts with 6 newsgroup subscriptions,
Global Search and Indexing enabled on my 1.8Ghz AMD with 2 GB of RAM, it
opens in very quickly for me.
Earlybird on openSUSE 11.3 Linux
VERY few users have speed problems with FF5. I never noticed any
slowdown with it. I suspect 'local factors' are causing those problems
for some users. Unfortunately, those who have the problem don't seem to
come back here and report on their success, or failure, when we make