Install extension to all Firefox profiles in my Ubuntu user account?

  • learner

    There are 2 Ubuntu user accounts.

    I have about 6-7 Firefox profiles in my Ubuntu user account.

    I want to install an extension into all of them but not into Firefox profiles of the other Ubuntu user account.

    How do I?

  • Answers
  • Manuel

    Start Firefox with every profile and install the extension...

    firefox -P 
    firefox -ProfileManager

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  • Maxim Veksler

    I'm building a "generic configuration script" for our ubuntu installations.

    Coming to firefox there are some cool extensions I wish everyone to have (firebug, elasticfox-ec2tag and co...).

    How can I have these extensions installed automatically into the firefox profile?

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  • enzotib

    See this page, in particular:

    If you want to do a silent administrative install that immediately makes the extension available to limited users, you need to uncompress the .xpi file yourself (as a ZIP file) to an appropriately named (extension's ID) folder. On Linux/Unix platforms you can use a helper script to determine extension IDs in an automated fashion.