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Diigo Firefox extension problem with Firefox Portable

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peter_pan
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Diigo Firefox extension problem with Firefox Portable

Every single extension I installed so far worked flawlessly with Firefox Portable, but now there is one extension that does not.

It is the Diigo Firefox toolbar extension and it works *almost* as it is supposed to. There is just one drop-down list in a pop-up window that just doesn't show when I click on the little downward arrow to the left of the entry field. Clicking there does nothing, nothing happens. However, in the non-portable version of Firefox the drop-down list does show (same version number for portable and non-portable version of Firefox).

So, I now wonder what this could be due to? What difference between Firefox Portable and normal Firefox could cause this "misbehavior"?

Bruce Pascoe
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To answer the question in your other thread... yes, FFP uses the same binaries as standard Firefox. However, that doesn't mean they're the same. Because the copy of Firefox in FFP is launched differently (i.e. with command-line switches) than a standard copy, it can behave differently.

However, that's not the cause of the problem here. The cause of the problem is likely that the extension is tied to a drive letter. It's likely stored the contents of that pulldown list in a file somewhere, and the full path of that file is saved--including a drive letter. The drive letter for your USB key has changed, and Diigo can no longer find the file with the contents of the pulldown list.

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OK, thanks for the reply.

OK, thanks for the reply. That may help me or the extension maker to solve the problem.

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