Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I would like to install this SQLite Manager plug-in for Firefox on Mac OS X. However, the page advertising the plug-in does not offer the customary "get addon" link (or whatever it's called). There is only the possibility of downloading files.

Such as:

SQLiteManager_0.5.0b5.xpi

How do you use that to install the plug-in?

share|improve this question

5 Answers 5

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I believe you just drag-and-drop it to the addons window. Not on a Mac at least, though.

However, it also works on PC when you go to File -> Open and locate the XPI file. Does that work on a Mac?

share|improve this answer
    
Sorry. Long day. Drag and drop didn't work. Had zero effect. Any other way to do it? –  Ethan Aug 1 '09 at 2:35
    
@Ethan - Ammended my response. –  MiffTheFox Aug 1 '09 at 16:03
    
Yes, File > open worked. Thanks. –  Ethan Aug 1 '09 at 19:20

All you have to do is open the file in Firefox. The installation will then start (you may have to allow it by clicking yes or ok on a bar that appears on top).

Either go File -> Open, or drag the file into the address bar, etc.

share|improve this answer

Just double-click the XPI file from the Finder.

share|improve this answer
    
That didn't work for some reason. Thanks, for the suggestion, though. –  Ethan Aug 1 '09 at 19:21

You can also drag-and-drop the link into the address bar.

share|improve this answer

I actually like Mr. Tech Local Install to do it, because in addition to install from file, it overrides version check etc...

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.