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Summary of add-ons / extensions for Firefox Portable Legacy v.2.0.0.20

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fergus
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Summary of add-ons / extensions for Firefox Portable Legacy v.2.0.0.20

This question is about Firefox Portable Legacy v.2.0.0.20 but hope it will not be dismissed as irrelevant. I use this and Thunderbird v.2.0.0.24 as I cannot stand the more modern versions.
Usually I use Firefox on a stick on my own/ family machines with Admin privs so Flash and other add-ons get loaded almost invisibly.
Now on a borrowed machine I cannot listen to the BBC or Classic FM (radio) or watch YouTube videos (some/ all?) or watch BBC TV ... probably other missing utilities.

Can anybody provide links to ... "standard" add-ons for Firefox v.2 that will fill these gaps? Flash, Shockwave, ... other players/ viewers ... and also, sorry, tell me where to locate them?

Now realise that "true portability" is something I have been fooling myself I possess. Still a long way short ...

Thank you.

Fergus

What's the difference between an add-on and an extension?

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I also use it

I have also the latest legacy version, as I still use sometimes w98 and there such thigs work well.

As there are thousands of addons, one can not have one single list. On the addon website, you often have to go to search for older versions compatible, but you may find all you need.
Things like flash are often difficult, as this is separate software and older systems not supported any more.

Otto Sykora
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There's a difference between

There's a difference between add-ons/extensions and plugins. Exactly which one do you need?

Add-ons/Extentions include: Firebug, NoScript, Adblock Plus, TabMixPlus
Plugins include: Flash, Shockwave, Silverlight, WMP Player

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flash etc.

first go to :
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html

you can search there for older versions

But, flash is in fact not portable, it is designed to be installed on the local machine.

There are some workaround, after installation of flash on the local machine, navigate to ...system32, macromed, flash and copy npswf32.dll to the plugin folder of the portable version. Used to work for many people including myself, but someone reported it did not work.

It used to work this way with shockwave to, but the current versions can not be copied this way any more.

The problem with this utils is, that one needs often rather recent version and they are kind of prepared for a particular operating system today, so you may get one working on one computer but might not work well on other etc.

I am not aware of any freeware replacement for flash which could be installed on a portable drive.

So sorry, what you are looking for is not existing in that form.

Otto Sykora
Basel, Switzerland

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