Works OK Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ken W's
link work with 3.6

Now obsolete Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This has been a great add on that didn't work with newer versions and isn't updated anymore. I really missed it an now just discovered Firefox 4 has this function build in. So you can either wait 3 months or so until Firefox 4 is officially released or get the beta version. No need for this extension anymore...

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Working English Version for FF3.6.x Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This a link to the English version which I modified to work properly for Firefox 3.6.x:

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

On my Mac still works (w/ FF 3.6.8) even though says it's not compatible in add-ons page (previous comment was re: W7 laptop)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This has been a must for me. Firefox 4 Beta 3 already has this functionality!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

A year without an update and a student web page that no longer exists. I'd say this one's dead, kids.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

KenW you rock my man! I have really missed this add good to have it back. I use it all the time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanx KenW! The english version is working so far on ff 3.6.3. I use this tool a lot more than I thought I would. Thanx to the developer who wrote this too!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the tip bur2000 - works perfectly. I was hating 3.6 there for a few days without this add-on. FTU is one of my all-time favs!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

sly131 -

Thanks, it works. It probably would be nice if it could be in English as well as German. Any chance you could post an English language version as well?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


download this fixed xpi and have fun

3.6 Max ver+ Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Manifest aside, the install.rdf file must have a max version of 3.6 or more. The install.rdf must be edited in notepad first, or the install must be forced by Nightly Tester Tools.

It doesn't work for me Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hi, I'm trying to follow your suggestions but all I get is a "Fetch Text URL 1.6.4 cannot be installed because not compatible with Firefox 3.6." error (translated from italian).

Now, this is what I've done:
- download of fetch_text_url-1.6.4-fx.xpi file
- copy/paste the suggested 6 rows of text in a new file, called it chrome.manifest
- open the xpi file with IZArc, dragged manifest file inside it
- dragged xpi file over FF window

FF begins to install, I click on Yes, but after few seconds I get the error.
I tried to remove install.rdf or install.js file from xpi, but nstallation doesn't even start... so where am I wrong?

chrome.manifest no go here Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I followed the instructions given by nachdenki, however I am getting an "install scrip not found" error when I attempt to install the extension in FF.

Are the six lines of text all that is to be in the "chrome.manifest" file? Or are those lines to be added to the example shown at ?

Further, is "install.js" to be left in the .xpi, or is the "chrome.manifest" file to replace it?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yes, I did the same thing. An xpi is actually recognized by WinRar as a .rar. I don't know if WinZiip will open it, but WinRar does (add the .xpi file association to WinRar, or browse with WinRar to the xpi and open it)

Making the manifest file worked for me. I'm surprised the developer hasn't posted this yet. It's such an easy change.

HELP Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a really useful extension that should be part of the FF base code!

I am not clear on what I have to do to make this work. What does "zipped it back up as an xpi" mean? Did you make the file a zip file and rename it to xpi file extension?

nachdenki: YES Works with 3.6! Rated 5 out of 5 stars


I'm no dev. The best I had done before was extract and manually alter max versions in the rdf's before Nightly Tester Tools. However, your code did the trick. I copied and pasted it to a txt file, renamed it chrome.manifest, and zipped it all back up as an xpi and I have fetch text back in the 3.6 FF context menu!

I hope the original dev hasn't left this behind (post grad?). It's one of my faves.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To make this work with FF 3.6.* you need to create a chrome.manifest inside the .xpi instead of the deprecated .rdf files (see: It worked for me.
I posted an example code for the chrome.manifest of this extension here:

I've been using this extension for ages and it's pretty useful, hopefully there'll be an official update someday.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

one of my favourite addons, saves al lot of time