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OMG, I can hack a Firefox extension!

OMG, I can hack a Firefox extension!

Believe it or not, I used to be able to develop and program a computer (and yes, I can choose the perfect time). Admittedly, nothing more complicated than BBC Basic, HTML and adjusting a Javascript code, but I did think I’d lost those skills.

I was – and am – a huge fan of the LJ Hook Firefox extension. It basically allows me to add HTML code to a Firefox text entry window via a simple right-click – but it doesn’t work out-of-the-box in Firefox 3.

Tonight, since I couldn’t sleep and am still coughing/spluttering/snorting/having difficulty breathing, I ended up fiddling with the extension, having vaguely remembered reading a blogpost about tricking Firefox into installing old extensions.

And somehow, I’ve managed to get LJ Hook to work – and even slightly improved it by letting it work on all websites. Now, I’m wondering about the ethicacy of uploading an improvement to someone else’s extension when it’s not Creative-Commons licensed but the original author seems to have disappeared…

1 Comment

  • Jennifer

    I found you b/c I too could not get LJHook to work with the newest release. Honestly, if you credit the original author and note the changes you made, it's now yours. I'd post it and then um…tell me 🙂

    I will be following the instructions in the link you provided and see what I can do with it. Thanks for that btw!

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