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Tuesday February 4th, 2003

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#6 Moz can already active plugins without restarting

by tjwhaynes

Thursday February 6th, 2003 8:58 AM

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You can get all the way there already - it's just not as nicely packaged.

Install the plugin as normal (so that can be nice or fiddly depending on the plugin you are trying to configure and most of the praise or blame for that lies with the plugin packagers). Now to activate the plugin I have a bookmark containing the following Javascript instead of a URL

javascript:navigator.plugins.refresh(true)

Now the new plugins will be available without having to restart. Now all we need is a standardized plugin installer that calls this at the end of a successful installation.