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January 19, 2008

the other geeky way to get and install the firefox 2 DOM Inspector extension after installing firefox

first version: http://Himself.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/installing-firefox-dom-inspector-without-having-to-custom-install-firefox/

new fun version:

Repackage this debian binary into an XPI to install to firefox 2

(instructions assume Windows XP, but will work for any OS essentially)

download this debian binary: http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/web/firefox-dom-inspector

don’t have debian? don’t worry. you’ll need 7zip
open firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb (or whatever is current) in 7zip

or right-click-drag firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb to 7zFM.exe

drag firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb to 7zip

extract: data.tar.gz

open data.tar.gz to extract the DOM Inspector extension folder

open: data.tar.gz

browse to: .\usr\share\firefox\extensions\

extract the folder: inspector@mozilla.org

(for santiy sake check the RDF)

DOM Inspector RDF

yup… that’ll do nicely

using your zip capable archive tool zip the newly extracted inspector@mozilla.org folder

(correction: zip contents of the folder)

change the zip extension to xpi

drag the newly created xpi into firefox to install the DOM Inspector extension

or download DOM Inspector for firefox2: inspector@mozilla.org.xpi

http://www.zshare.net/download/66631420154ad3/

or

http://rapidshare.com/files/84948437/DOM-inspector-for-firefox2.xpi.html

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for a slightly less complicated unpack the zip in this directory

http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/contrib/

unpack: inspector@mozilla.orgzip contents to xpi

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