May 9, 2011

Firequery, Firelogger, Firebug 1.7, Firefox 3.6 Portable

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — michaelangela @ 4:42 pm

Just a note, when installing Firequery and Firelogger in Firefox 3.6 (portable version) I ran into the “requires additional items” error. It turns out that my Firebug was 1.7bx which is beyond the 1.7 requirement for these plugins which causes them to fail. To get them working (though I haven’t completed tested them yet of course) you just have to go to the install.rdf files for both and make a couple of tweaks. In Firefox 3 you can right click on the extension in the add-on window and go to the extension’s install directory. Open up the install.rdf in a text editor and change




and restart. Now to test…


  1. This was great info! Finally, someone solved this.

    You should modify how to update this though, in my FF3.6.* I can’t right click the add-on, and updating the install.rdf in the extensions directory did not do anything if it was already installed.

    Instead, I had to download the extension to my desktop, open the .xpi in Winzip, modify the install.rdf there and save it. Then open the .xpi in FF to install it.

    Also, instead of changing it to 1.8, I changed it to 1.7.*, since it’s more accurate to do so (1.7.1 is probably advised).

    Comment by vol7ron — May 31, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    • Hey there vol7ron,

      My primary development platform is OS X and so the portable version I used was also the OS X version which I should have clarified. Thanks for the clarification for Windows users though!

      Comment by michaelangela — July 1, 2011 @ 5:42 am

  2. @vol7ron
    Thanks for adding the more accurate steps!

    Comment by Michael Graybeal — June 9, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

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