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I screwed up Firefox (but it's fixed now).

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by aimeeandbeatles, May 19, 2009.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I had a theme installed, and it was open-source. So I renamed it to a ZIP, opened it up, and edited one of the graphics. Then renamed it back to an XPI file. But when I opened up Firefox, it came out a bunch of garbage, at the top of the screen was just a bunch of icons. So I got into safe mode and uninstalled it and now it's working again.

    Any ideas what I did wrong? My guess is that the ZIP file was the wrong type.
     
  2. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    You messed around with files without knowing how the structure of the archive worked and how the whole thing worked?
     
  3. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Well, I did google it first. It said to rename the JAR file to a zip. But there wasn't a JAR file, but an XPI. So I googled XPI and it said it's just a zip file. So I renamed it, opened it up and found it worked, edited the graphic, then renamed it back to an XPI. And that's when the weirdness happened.
     
  4. againsttheflow

    againsttheflow unpolitically uncorrect

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    How on earth do you graphically edit a *.zip file?
     
  5. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    Any questions? :scan:
     
  6. againsttheflow

    againsttheflow unpolitically uncorrect

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    Ok my confusion came from the wording in the second paragraph.
     

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