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26 Feb 2010   #1

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firefox package

when i first registered with sevenforums there was a thread about packaging firefox with all of it's add-ons and tweaks. i cannot find it now, so i will start a new thread. like a lot of firefox users i have several add-ons installed. i have also made several tweaks in about:config. what i would like to know is there any way after i have installed all of my add-ons, set my preferences for them, and done my about:config tweaks if i can package this setup so when i have to install firefox again i can simply click the installer, install and be good to go? this way i would not have to go get the add-ons again or do all my tweaks every time i do a reinstall.


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26 Feb 2010   #2

 
 

I don't have this issue at all. Every time a new version of FF comes out, I simply download it (usually through FF's update function), install it and everything is preserved. Its worked that way for quite some time now.
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26 Feb 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gildor View Post
I don't have this issue at all. Every time a new version of FF comes out, I simply download it (usually through FF's update function), install it and everything is preserved. Its worked that way for quite some time now.
what issue? i did not say nor imply that i was having problems. once every 6 months i reinstall windows. i wipe my c drive at least 3 times and do a fresh install of everything. i would like to be able to simply package ff, my add-ons, and my tweaks so when i go to install it in the freshly install os i do not have to reinstall all of my add-ons and preform all of my tweaks.
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26 Feb 2010   #4

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

I did a very quick Google search, skimmed over this result and believe it contains what you want:

Create Custom Firefox And Thunderbird Installations
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26 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Why not use portable firefox it does exactly what you want I have been using it over 3 yrs now all my config & addon options remain intact & I can use any amount of copy on any computer, I even carry one on my usb pen drive when I am out on road.
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26 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I did a very quick Google search, skimmed over this result and believe it contains what you want:

Create Custom Firefox And Thunderbird Installations
looks like that addresses the add-ons. it takes a copy of ff that has not been installed yet and adds the add-ons, however it is not what i am looking for. i would still have to set my preferences for each add-on and manually do all of my tweaks. i am looking for something that will either look at my current ff install and package it all for me or something that will walk me through packaging my current install.
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26 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
Why not use portable firefox it does exactly what you want I have been using it over 3 yrs now all my config & addon options remain intact & I can use any amount of copy on any computer, I even carry one on my usb pen drive when I am out on road.
is the current portable version 3.6? if it is then this should solve my problem. i could keep it up to date, and when i reinstall windows copy it to the program files folder and create a desktop shortcut. not exactly what i wanted, but an alternative i can live with. plus i get to take my browser setting with me. thanks.
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26 Feb 2010   #8

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

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26 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
thanks for the help. looks like i found a solution i can live with. i am going with the portable ff. please read my previous post. thanks again.
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26 Feb 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gildor View Post
I don't have this issue at all. Every time a new version of FF comes out, I simply download it (usually through FF's update function), install it and everything is preserved. Its worked that way for quite some time now.
what issue? i did not say nor imply that i was having problems. once every 6 months i reinstall windows. i wipe my c drive at least 3 times and do a fresh install of everything. i would like to be able to simply package ff, my add-ons, and my tweaks so when i go to install it in the freshly install os i do not have to reinstall all of my add-ons and preform all of my tweaks.
In that case, use the add-on FEBE. Its a FF back-up application. It backs up everything: profiles, bookmarks, etc. When you do the new install, install FEBE, then recover from your back up file and you are done.
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