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By Nigel McFarlane

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There are even rare cases in which there's nothing at all that you can do to escape security limitations. It's a case-by-case environment. Security concerns and installation processes are two related but different things. This chapter discusses security only. Chapter 3 describes gritty modifications to the Firefox install process. Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 describe a form of programming that's also a blend of installation and security. See those chapters to go 51 52 further with the chrome. Hack 11.

A summary of the process goes like this. A theme is delivered as a single archive of small files. xpi extension, but it's actually in ZIP format. These files are copied into the Firefox profile area. Some registration and housekeeping is done. The theme is detected the next time Firefox starts up. If you know the URL of such an archive, you can simply download it to disk separately from XPInstall and have a look inside. Figure 1-10 shows Firefox after FireCat PalePinkPaws has been installed and chosen as the current theme.

Each icon indicates a different severity. Red means that a security problem with your browser has been detected at the moment, and you should grab the recommended fix by clicking on the icon. The other severities don't require any action, but it's good practice to keep your browser fully up to date. That makes these icons go away. A subset of these icons appears in the Mozilla Extension Manager and Theme Manager dialog boxes. " Hover over the icons with the mouse to remind yourself what they're for.

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