Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to an earlier post by KenB - I'm using WootWatcher in FF8 with no issues whatsoever. Here's how to make yours work too:

1) Right-click on the above "Add to Firefox" link
and "Save link As" in order to download the woot_watcher-1.0.7-fx.xpi file.

2) Use 7-Zip (from 7-zip.org) to open this .xpi file.

3) Drag the "install.rdf" to your desktop and edit it with any text editor of your choice.

4) Change this line..
<em:maxVersion>3.6.*</em:maxVersion>
to be this instead....
<em:maxVersion>8.0.*</em:maxVersion>

5) Save your edits and drag the "install.rdf" back into the 7-Zip window to replace the old install.rdp.

6) Close 7-Zip, then Drag-N-Drop the newly modifed
woot_watcher-1.0.7-fx.xpi file into one of your Firefox Tabs. It will install automatically.

7) After you restart FF4, you'll be WootWatching once again!!

Thanks Ken!

shopaddon = Woot Watcher Rated 3 out of 5 stars

@Christopher Strecker: I think the shopaddon.com people actually stole the code from Woot Watcher without even bother to remove "Woot Watcher" from the Options windows. I happy that it works, but it's a little shady.

WootWatcher works perfectly in FF4 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's pretty ridiculous this Add-On is
"Not available for Firefox 4.0",
especially when all it takes is one simple edit to one file in order to make it so.

I'm using WootWatcher in FF4 with no issues whatsoever. Here's how to make yours work too:

1) Right-click on the above "Add to Firefox" link
and "Save link As" in order to download the woot_watcher-1.0.7-fx.xpi file.

2) Use 7-Zip (from 7-zip.org) to open this .xpi file.

3) Drag the "install.rdf" to your desktop and edit it with any text editor of your choice.

4) Change this line..
<em:maxVersion>3.6.*</em:maxVersion>
to be this instead....
<em:maxVersion>4.0.*</em:maxVersion>

5) Save your edits and drag the "install.rdf" back into the 7-Zip window to replace the old install.rdp.

6) Close 7-Zip, then Drag-N-Drop the newly modifed
woot_watcher-1.0.7-fx.xpi file into one of your Firefox Tabs. It will install automatically.

7) After you restart FF4, you'll be WootWatching once again!!

Have fun!

KenB

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I used to use it all the time but the new Firefox 4.0 does not support it. Is there a fix for this or is there a way for me to go back to a prior Firefox version?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ryan - that worked great for me. Thanks!

Another Fix... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Open wootwatcher.js from wootwatcher.jar (see other reviews on finding and updating this) and find the following block:
var t = response.getElementsByTagName("title");
if ((t != null) && (t.length > 0)) {
item = t[0].firstChild.data;
}
Update it to the following:
var t = response.getElementsByTagName("title");
if ((t != null) && (t.length > 1)) {
item = t[1].firstChild.data;
}
else {
t = response.getElementsByTagName(nsPrefix + "product");
if ((t != null) && (t.length > 0)) {
item = t[0].firstChild.data;
}
}
Woot basically added another Title element to the XML that specified the title of the feed. My change will use the second title element in the feed (which should be the actual item name) and if for some reason that doesn't exist, it will try and use the product tag which is what you would see under the price and condition on Woot.com.
And if you can't figure out how to do this, maybe you shouldn't be messing around with any of it to begin with.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

THANK YOU Mr Strecker! It's great to have this back again.

This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I was trying to find a better solution for this issue and I found the addon by http://shopaddon.com/ basically they built the Woot Watcher functionality into their Woot BOC addon.

I installed it and it was not working correctly it said "Woot - One Day - $0.00" I emailed the developer about it this morning and he has already fixed it! Make sure you get version 2.2.0

It is a shame that the developer has abandoned this addon, but I am happy to have another one that works again.

it works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

must repackage(with altered .js file) , rename, (.jar) and drop/overwrite the old wootwatcher.jar file..

The Fix Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Follow InvisiBill's Fix below.

wootwatcher.jar can be found (on my Vista machine) in C:\Users\TheBoss\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ehxsbysf.default\extensions\{a92aadf8-193f-4a62-8740-5cce81775afc}\chrome

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I second this comment:

It used to show the product name in the status bar however now it just says "Woot! - One Day, One Deal - $PRICE" How do I get the product back??

I've used Woot Watcher for several years, methinks, and it's really useless this way. It used to be so useFULL!

Please fix, kind developer!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It used to show the product name in the status bar however now it just says "Woot! - One Day, One Deal - $PRICE"
How do I get the product back??

Invisibill's FIx Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used 7zip to repackage
content directory to content.zip
rename wootwatcher.jar
drag back into the appropriate extensions directory an overwrite old wootwatcher.jar
restart Firefox
YAY

Steps for Invisibill's fix Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Worked for me.
Go to where the jar lives...C:\Users\buff\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7vwwwrr.default\extensions\{a92aadf8-193f-4a62-8740-5cce81775afc}\chrome for me

Extract wootwatcher.jar by changing extension to zip and extract to desktop

make the edit that bill said to content/ wootwatcher.js, replace:
getElementsByTagName("title")
with:
getElementsByTagName(nsPrefix + "product")

save
zip up content to content.zip
rename content.zip to wootwatcher.jar

rename C:\Users\buff\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7vwwwwr.default\extensions\{a92aadf8-193f-4a62-8740-5cce81775afc}\chrome\wootwatcher.jar to wootatcher.jar.old so you have a backup should things go wrong

drag new wootwatcher.jar from desktop to C:\Users\buff\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7vuiiirw.default\extensions\{a92aadf8-193f-4a62-8740-5cce81775afc}\chrome

Restart Firefox
DONE!

InvisiBill's Fix Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Could InvisiBill or Ulm please add some details about how to apply this fix? I found wootwatcher.jar and was able to extract and edit wootwatcher.js, but how do I recreate the archive? I tried using WinRar and now WootWatcher doesn't display anything.

InvisiBill's Fix Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Could InvisiBill or Ulm please add some details about how to apply this fix? I found wootwatcher.jar and was able to extract and edit wootwatcher.js, but how do I recreate the archive? I tried using WinRar and now WootWatcher doesn't display anything.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

InvisiBill's fix worked for me, and now Woot Watcher appears to be fully functional again.

4 stars until someone maintains it again.

Another fix Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you open up wootwatcher.jar and edit wootwatcher.js, replace:
getElementsByTagName("title")
with:
getElementsByTagName(nsPrefix + "product")

The feed apparently has two title tags now, and the addon shows the feed's title rather than the item's title. The woot:product tag is slightly different from the displayed item name, in that it usually includes a model number and such. Some people may actually prefer this extra info.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I tried the fix recommended by zoneydruid ... didn't work either. Made it worse actually: "Woot! - One Day (NaN%) - undefined"

Memory Leak? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Ran this plug-in on all of my PC's, and was wondering why my Firefox memory usage would jump up to 900MB - 1.1GB after a half day of browsing.

Removed it from my laptop a few hours ago, and memory usage is still at 300MB.