FireFox Extension Development

 

How to FireFox extension development environment setup.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/Setting_up_extension_development_environment

Basically, you setup another profile.

You then setup that environment for development manually or using an extension that sets those parameters automatically.

Install these two extensions

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/developer-profile/ 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/devprefs/

 

Be sure to read on how to package your extensions.

 

cd myexample 
zip -r ../myexample.xpi * 
cd ..
ls *.xpi

 

For more information see  

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons

 

Run this command line to start the FireFox profile on OSX, terminal window will display debugging information. 

/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -no-remote -P dev &

 

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