...I'm new to K-Meleon and was just wondering wether there is any possibility of using/installing Firefox Add-ons??
...I had switched to Opera last year, but they just can't manage to solve some flash-app problems, so I really fed up with bug reports all the time.
But even if I droped Firefox, I sorely miss some of the Add-ons, e.g. flash video downloaders ("FVD Suit") or "Stylish" where you can customize pages like Facebook or studiVZ, but the codes only seem to work with Firefox =( every attempt to integrate the designs with Opera or K-Meleon failed.
And another little problem: the "Plauderkasten" (kind of chatbox) in studiVZ dosen't work properly, I've tried to allow all sort of cookies, but after the window has opened, it won't finish loading.
1.) Firefox Addons/Extensions can not be installed. K-Meleon is no Firefox clone. K-Meleon has a GUI that is not based on Firefox XUL
. K-Meleon is merely using the same rendering engine as Firefox. So some talented ppl have adapted Firefox Extensions for K-Meleon's use but that is not possible with all Firefox Extensions.
Mozilla plugins are another matter. Most are recognized by K-Meleon at their default install location. If not Firefox Extensions that are Mozilla plugins can be usually extracted from their installers. XPI is just another name for Zip. They will work after they are placed into ./K-Meleon/plugins.
2.) Flash is notorious for its many bugs - that is not just an Opera problem.
The Flash Player must be updated often.
3.) Firefox CSS hacks can be also used in K-Meleon's userdefined.css Bearbieten, Konfiguration, Benutzerdenfinierte Stilvorlage. The files and their usage is identical since both Browser use a Mozilla GRE (Gecko Rendering Engine
Stylish exists for K-Meleon http://kmext.sourceforge.net/ext7.htm
F3 & keyword: stylish
disrupted the creator of kmext@SF.net
control websites visuals and content display manner through custom css styelsheets for every site. get styles there: http://userstyles.org/
menu entry: tools>stylish
extra notes: extension uses components. please read FAQ for install help.
versions supported: 1.1.x - 1.5.x -1.6.x
Flash video downloads are possible for K-Meleon via hacked Flash-plugins and K-Meleon extensions.
4.) For "Plauderkasten" try with Extras, Browserkennung, Firefox.
If that does not work for K-Meleon 1.5.4 try with the stable "Letzte Entwicklerversion" @ http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php?switchlang=de
that is 1.6beta2en-US and also with the setting that camouflages as Firefox.
Cave when You try to install 1.6 You need to create an new install folder. K-Meleon setup will always offer to install into the K-Meleon folder, where the last install was. This will overwrite Your current install - which is no good. So chose a new, unique name like K-Meleon1.6beta2en-US instead.
You get most of 1.6's menus to appear in German if You copy the .locales folder from 1.5.4 to 1.6beta2. Also synchronise the two skins folders if You intend to use the same Profile for both versions (the profiles are compatible).
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2011 05:51AM by guenter.