removing addons


R

richard

I am currently using FF12.
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
 
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Ken1943

I am currently using FF12.
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
We go to the Firefox group and ask there.


KenW
 
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Paul

richard said:
I am currently using FF12.
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
In your search engine, type:

site:mozilla.org remove add-ons

and you'll find articles like this one.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Uninstalling+add-ons#w_how-to-remove-extensions-and-themes

"How to remove extensions and themes

1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu.
The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the
Extensions or Appearance panel.
3. Select the add-on you wish to remove.
4. Click the Remove button.
5. Click "Restart now" if it pops up.
Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

HTH,
Paul
 
R

richard

In your search engine, type:

site:mozilla.org remove add-ons

and you'll find articles like this one.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Uninstalling+add-ons#w_how-to-remove-extensions-and-themes

"How to remove extensions and themes

1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu.
The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the
Extensions or Appearance panel.
3. Select the add-on you wish to remove.
4. Click the Remove button.
5. Click "Restart now" if it pops up.
Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

HTH,
Paul
So what happens when there is no "remove" button?
how do you remove it?
 
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Paul in Houston TX

richard said:
I am currently using FF12.
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
FF I don't know. In IE8 I do that in the registry.
 
R

richard

Should look like this.

This is FF12, in the process of removing FlashBlock (an Add-On).
While the thing it controls (Adobe Flash), is a Plugin.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/6333/j37.gif

OS is Win2K in a VM, and FF12 is the last release it can run.

Paul
That is true in some cases.
The add one I see listed show only an enable/disable button.
I will post a screen shot.
 
R

richard

Should look like this.

This is FF12, in the process of removing FlashBlock (an Add-On).
While the thing it controls (Adobe Flash), is a Plugin.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/6333/j37.gif

OS is Win2K in a VM, and FF12 is the last release it can run.

Paul
http://1littleworld.net/images/addons.png

As you can see not all items have the same optioal buttons.
To remove the one item, I had to totall uninstall the program.
Which I already did once.
But probably did not delete the folder.

I have a hunch these buttons are added by the programmer, not by FF.
Hey like ok dude, if you don't give me the option of removing what I don't
want, you don't get my business.
 
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Paul

richard said:
http://1littleworld.net/images/addons.png

As you can see not all items have the same optioal buttons.
To remove the one item, I had to totall uninstall the program.
Which I already did once.
But probably did not delete the folder.

I have a hunch these buttons are added by the programmer, not by FF.
Hey like ok dude, if you don't give me the option of removing what I don't
want, you don't get my business.
But aren't those part of some other software ?

It looks like the Logitech, might be something you can handle from
Program Features (previously known as Add/Remove).

*******

In the pictures here, RealDownloader looks like it has installed
like a regular application. So it could be in Program Features.
Maybe that's why there isn't a button in Firefox. Control
is elsewhere.

http://apac.realdownloader.com/realdownloader/how_to_install.html

Paul
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

[QUOTE="Paul said:
I am currently using FF12.
[/QUOTE]

mozilla.support.firefox (carried by, of the servers I use,
news.mozilla.com and free.teranews.com) would be a better place to ask,
but ...
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
***^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^***
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
In your search engine, type:

site:mozilla.org remove add-ons []
"How to remove extensions and themes []
4. Click the Remove button.
[]
.... I had the same question, and it took some time getting through to
those on the 'group that there was no remove button for some of them -
or, at least, getting them to respond in an appropriate manner (i. e.
admitting that Firefox's presentation is a little odd).

The solution _seems_ to be - as others have sort of hinted - that the
items without a remove button are parts of other software that has to be
removed via Add/Remove programs in Control Panel (or whatever that's
called in 7).

In my opinion, if something has a hook into Firefox and Firefox has let
it, then Firefox ought to have some means of removing _the Firefox part_
completely. However, I suppose the disable function protects us - it's
just irritating that it's still there.
 
R

richard

[QUOTE="Paul said:
I am currently using FF12.
mozilla.support.firefox (carried by, of the servers I use,
news.mozilla.com and free.teranews.com) would be a better place to ask,
but ...
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
***^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^***
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
In your search engine, type:

site:mozilla.org remove add-ons []
"How to remove extensions and themes []
4. Click the Remove button.
[]
... I had the same question, and it took some time getting through to
those on the 'group that there was no remove button for some of them -
or, at least, getting them to respond in an appropriate manner (i. e.
admitting that Firefox's presentation is a little odd).

The solution _seems_ to be - as others have sort of hinted - that the
items without a remove button are parts of other software that has to be
removed via Add/Remove programs in Control Panel (or whatever that's
called in 7).

In my opinion, if something has a hook into Firefox and Firefox has let
it, then Firefox ought to have some means of removing _the Firefox part_
completely. However, I suppose the disable function protects us - it's
just irritating that it's still there.[/QUOTE]

In windows 7 it is called programs and features.
In that, I only have the option of uninstalling the entire program.
I believe it is the programmers who fail to give us those options.
Or maybe they just don't know how it's done.
 
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Evan Platt

I have a hunch these buttons are added by the programmer, not by FF.
Hey like ok dude, if you don't give me the option of removing what I don't
want, you don't get my business.
I'm pretty sure you not using their FREE browser is really not going
to hurt their bottom line.
 
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Evan Platt

I am currently using FF12.
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?
Maybe if you told what the names of some of these add ons are, we
could give answers without guessing.
 
B

Bob Henson

richard said:
http://1littleworld.net/images/addons.png

As you can see not all items have the same optioal buttons.
To remove the one item, I had to totall uninstall the program.
Which I already did once.
But probably did not delete the folder.

I have a hunch these buttons are added by the programmer, not by FF.
Hey like ok dude, if you don't give me the option of removing what I don't
want, you don't get my business.
I could be wrong, but I think they have changed their system and I don't
think that programs can do that if you update your Firefox to a vaguely
up-to-date version. Yours is so old that I would delete it altogether and
start again. If so, you need to uninstall the profile directory too - it is
not removed by the normal Windows uninstall - you can google for the
whereabouts of the directory. In Windows, it's under Mozilla in your
appdata directory.

However, failing that, you can remove the extensions individually by
finding the directory in which they are installed (as above - google for
the profile directory for your old version) and physically deleting them -
it may take a bit of doing to work out which is which, though - some are
obvious from their names, some are not. Restart the program, and they
should be gone. You could delete the lot and start again with the ones you
want, obviously avoiding the ones that you don't like - although I doubt
they're doing any harm, and you could just forget they are there and go
peacefully on your way.

You are quite correct that they should be easier to remove - but it's not
Mozilla's fault, it's the fault of the external programs that forced their
way in there. Realdownloader sounds like part of Realplayer, which most
folk class as spyware.

--
Bob
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

You know you're old when "getting lucky" means finding your car in the car
park.
 
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jbm

I am currently using FF12.
On some of the addons there is enable/disable only.
No remove option.
How do we totally remove the unwanted items?

Some of the Firefox add-ons appear in the Control Panel > Remove
Programs feature. They can be completely deleted from there, but if they
are used by other programs there could be a problem. However, disabling
add-ons from the add-on manager within Firefox does what it says, and
stops them dead within Firefox. No need to un-install unless you are
short of disc space.

By the way, Firefox is now up to Version 22.

jim
 

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