The modification to the xpi file, install.rdf, with min being 1.0 and max 4.0 will work. However, this took a number of unsuccessful attempts. What I finally did was disable all the other add-ons, then re-enabled one by one. Several other add-ons conflict and cause location navigator to do nothing.
I have used this extension for years and have really loved it. Latest FF updates have prevented it from working now. I have tweaked the usual settings in the xpi file to get it to install but the toolbar button to activate/use the add-on does not do anything. I have also modified the manifest file but it did not seem to work either. Settings can be viewed from the tools pulldown and the toolbar button is present so I know it is there. I would love to keep this extension going but apparently it is not being maintained by the author. Maybe someone can take it over?
Okay, I noticed the "fix" links and reviews from before either don't work or have bugs. Thanks to another reviewer on another extension who suggested a fix for that extension not being up to date, here's an easy fix that works just fine.
1. Download the .xpi to your computer 2. Open it up using a zip program (I used 7zip, which is a free software solution that works great with no ads). 3.You'll see a file named "install.rdf". Right click on the file and click "Edit". This should open up the file in notepad/wordpad. 4. Look towards the bottom of the code for "maxversion" preceded by a number (in this case it's 3.0). You want to change this number to 3.* This will make it so that FireFox will recognize the extension as being up to date. 5. Close and save the file, and then close the program. Then you'll open up FireFox, go to the "File" menu, and select "Open File" and then choose the extension .xpi file and load it up. It will then install like normal and work like it's supposed to.
Getting this to work with recent versions of Firefox is dead simple.
1. Open a new tab. Go to about:config. 2. Right-click and create a new Boolean named "extensions.checkCompatibility". Set this to False. 3. Close the tab. 4. On this page, click on Older Versions. Click the install button for 0.6.2. It will now install normally.
The only glitch I've noticed with Firefox 3 is that when you add a location, the first time you want to increment it you have to first hit Cancel, then add again before it actually works. Not sure why that's the case.
If someone has hacked this to work on Firefox 3+ could you please post it on a filesharing site or somewhere? I am not running Windows and, apparently, Firefox does not like when I make the required changes in another OS. TIA.
- télécharger le fichier .xpi - faire un clic droit sur le fichier et choisir Propriétés - regarder tout en bas de l'onglet Général, si vous voyez un bouton "Débloquer" il faut cliquer dessus puis fermer la fenêtre par OK
- lancer Winzip - cliquer sur Ouvrir et sélectionner le fichier .xpi - faire un clic droit sur le fichier "install.rdf" et choisir d'ouvrir avec Notepad (Bloc-note)
- dans le contenu qui apparait : aller à la 5eme ligne en partant du bas : 3.0 et modifier comme ceci 4.0
- faire Fichier/Enregistrer puis fermer la fenêtre du Bloc-note
- un message de Winzip s'affiche : "Le fichier a été modifié, voulez-vous le mettre à jour" : cliquer sur OUI - fermer Winzip
Maintenant : - clic droit sur le fichier .xpi et choisir Ouvrir avec...Firefox pour l'installer - puis redemarrer Firefox :)
ça fonctionne ? chez moi : OUI :)
Réglages éventuels une fois installé : Menu Outils/Modules complémentaires - sélectionner la ligne Location Navigator et cliquer sur Options - onglet Incrémenter : cliquer sur Numérique - Minimum 1
MERCI à : the7seal, RickyGold, qq187y1y, Jason Galyon et bien sûr richwklein.
Like "RickyGold" I was also having trouble getting his version to work with 3.01. I also tried his method but I kept getting stuck when I tried to install it by "File - Open File" The installation window would pop up, I'd hit the "Install" button and it would go to the installation tab but it was always blank. I knew it had to be a problem with the way I was repacking the .xpi file. Here's how I solved the problem. I never unpacked/unzipped the file.
-Open Winzip or Winrar or Winace or whatever compression agent you have.
-Open a new archive (for winzip "File - Open Archive"
-Select "location_navigator-0.6.2-fx.xpi" and click "Open". There is no need to rename to a .zip file. This will bring up all the goodies in the .xpi file without having to change the file extension to a .zip (You with me so far?)
-Now right-click on the "install.rdf" file and select "View with NOTEPAD.EXE". This will bring up all the code in the install.rdf file so you can change it.
-From here I did just like RickyGold said. I changed the 5th line from the bottom from 3.0 to 4.0 so it should look like this 4.0
-Save your changes "File - Save"
-The next screen you should see will be your winzip freaking out saying you've changed something in the install.rdf file and asks you if you want to update the .xpi file with your new changes. This is the part where you say "Yes"
-Now you're basically done. Don't extract anything. Your changes are done. Just close winzip and "File - Open File" from Firefox and it should install just fine.
If you have any problems don't come crying to me. This ends my technical knowhow. Thanks to RickyGold, qq187y1y, and Jason Galyon who did all the real work. And like they all told you. Try this at your own risk.
I couldn't get it to work applying "Jason Galyon" and/or "qq187y1y" suggestions.
Then I tried increasing the "em:maxVersion" value, and that worked for me (I changed it from 3.0 to 4.0)
Complete walkthrough follow: - Downloaded the original .xpi file - Renamed the .xpi file to .zip - Uncompressed it in a temporary directory - Edited the "install.rdf" file at the line "3.0" changing "3.0" to "4.0" (it's 5 lines above the end of file) - Packed back again and renamed to .xpi - Installed in FireFox 3.0.1 via "File - Open File" menu.
Do it at your own risk, as I did - although it seems working well to me. I also asked the author to kindly update the original add-on, since I found it really useful.
All the above applied to: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
I was really thrilled when I saw the fix posted here to make this add-on work with FF 3.0.1 . I used it for quite some time 'till FF 3 came along... I edited the chrome.manifest file after extracting the jar file to /chrome and changed the first line in the install.rdf to "", zipped it again with winrar (no compression) and changed the file extension to .xpi . However, when I opened the file with FF, I could click "install" but the install screen remained blanco (instead of showing the progress bar etc). I restarted FF but it seems it just wasn't installed... Can anyone tell me if I made a mistake with the re-zipping or if anything else needs to be altered?
Follow jason gaylon's instructions before installing, you must also extract the contents of the \chrome\urlnav.jar file to the \chrome directory edit the chrome.manifest file by removing all "jar:" and all "urlnav.jar!/" strings The first line should now read "content urlnav chrome/content/urlnav/"
To change this extension to work with Firefox 3 (stable) perform the following steps: download the xpi open the xpi (a zip file) with an uncompress utility modify the install.rdf xml value to 3.0.* re zip the file and ensure the name is the same as before in firefox, open up the file and install enjoy
I really love this extension and am very surprised by the lack of reviews for it. It makes cycling through many websites much much easier. Since I've updated to FF3 I've missed this extension most of all. I hope its compatibility is updated soon!!