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    Default disabled incompatible firefox extensions

    i have firefox 8 opensuse 12.1
    how can i remove opensuse firefox extension, its disabled right now and i dont know what it does when its enabled nor if i need it.

    trackerfox is also disabled and no remove option

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    Default Re: disabled incompatible firefox extensions

    Hello diablo1,

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1
    i have firefox 8 opensuse 12.1
    how can i remove opensuse firefox extension, its disabled right now and i dont know what it does when its enabled nor if i need it.
    The SUSEfox extension is in the MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE package.
    By removing this package you'll remove the extension but also some bookmarks, openSUSE Software Search, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1
    trackerfox is also disabled and no remove option
    How did you install this extension?

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: disabled incompatible firefox extensions

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo1 View Post
    i have firefox 8 opensuse 12.1
    how can i remove opensuse firefox extension, its disabled right now and i dont know what it does when its enabled nor if i need it.

    trackerfox is also disabled and no remove option
    To see the packages on your system containing the word firefox, open a terminal and type:
    Code:
    zypper se -is firefox
    I haven't upgraded to Firefox 8 yet, but on my lap these packages were listed:
    Code:
    S | Name                               | Type    | Version      | Arch | Repository       
    --+------------------------------------+---------+--------------+------+------------------
    i | MozillaFirefox                     | package | 7.0.1-2.1.2  | i586 | openSUSE-12.1-Oss
    i | MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE   | package | 5.0-7.3.1    | i586 | openSUSE-12.1-Oss
    i | MozillaFirefox-translations-common | package | 7.0.1-2.1.2  | i586 | openSUSE-12.1-Oss
    i | tracker-miner-firefox              | package | 0.12.5-3.4.1 | i586 | openSUSE-12.1-Oss
    My two cents would be that MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE and tracker-miner-firefox would be those two extensions and can be removed either through YaST or issuing this command (as root)
    Code:
    zypper rm MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE tracker-miner-firefox
    You could also consult Mozilla's own help pages here.

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    Default Re: disabled incompatible firefox extensions

    both extensions were in there. either they were in there from opensuse 12.1 or when i updated to firefox 8. i didnt install either
    you cant even enable trackerfox so not sure why its installed.
    is there a conflict and is it safe to remove trackerfox?

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    Default Re: disabled incompatible firefox extensions

    I removed trackerfox, and it was the only package that was removed. I think it allows tracker to index your bookmarks, or something like that. But it wasn't even compatible with Firefox 7, which comes with 12.1, so I removed it and locked it to prevent it from installing again. I honestly don't think I will experience any issues over it. Should be pretty safe.

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    ill probably remove it from yast next time on opensuse but how did you lock it?

    thanks

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    Default Re: disabled incompatible firefox extensions

    back_space is correct on all of the above instructions except you should use this command using a terminal application (terminal, Konsole, ect) instead:
    sudo zypper rm tracker-miner-firefox
    type in your root (administrator) password when prompted after the command --- as this is the extension that you want to remove, alternately you can use:
    su
    type in your root password
    zypper rm tracker-miner-firefox
    or:
    go to applications menu -> settings -> Install/Remove Software (Package Manager)
    type in tracker in the search box and hit enter
    and remove the tracker-miner-firefox application

    This will not do damage to your operating system at all. All it does is remove the TrackerFox extension.

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