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    I have searched the internet and this site but have not found a discussion of this- in digital photography it is very useful to see this information and the Opanda plug-in is a great way to see this. They have a plug-in for Firefox but it has not worked for any version beyond 3.5. I have tried the plug-in with 3.6x under WinXPsp3 and Win7Pro to no avail- when I install ver 3.5 it does work so I know it is ver 3.6x specific. I am not sure what settings could be affecting this so any help is greatly appreciated.

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    When developers write Firefox extensions, they include a range of versions for which the extension will install and run. This has to be updated every time there is a major new release. Developers often stop working on a project, and stop releasing updated versions of an extension. And this leaves users such as yourself with the choice of finding a new extension, delaying your upgrade, or "hacking" the version range in the extension. (Most externsions are hackable, but there's no assurance that the extension actually will work with the new version. Without thinking through its functionality, I don't know whether it's worth trying in this case.)

    While you ponder this option, or search for comments from others who have hacked the version range, you could take a look at two other EXIF-related extensions and see whether either meets your needs: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/tag/EXIF

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    Thanks- I actually use the EXIF Viewer that is the first on the list and it works but I really prefer the layout of the Opanda viewer.

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    So, probably you will want to hack the extension. The first page in these Google results didn't load for me, but you can read it using the "Cached" link: site:mozillazine.org edit xpi version number - Google Search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    So, probably you will want to hack the extension. The first page in these Google results didn't load for me, but you can read it using the "Cached" link: site:mozillazine.org edit xpi version number - Google Search.
    Thanks- I followed the instructions but it did not work. I changed "<em:version>2.0</em:version>" to "<em:version>3.6</em:version>" but it still did not work (the current version is 3.6.3). I also changed it to 3.0 but it still does not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Rose View Post
    Thanks- I followed the instructions but it did not work. I changed "<em:version>2.0</em:version>" to "<em:version>3.6</em:version>" but it still did not work (the current version is 3.6.3).
    Try something higher than 3.6.3, such as 3.9. Does that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    Try something higher than 3.6.3, such as 3.9. Does that work?
    Thanks but still does not work. I guess the author has stopped support so I will live with the other plugin for Firefox on Win 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Rose View Post
    Thanks- I followed the instructions but it did not work. I changed "<em:version>2.0</em:version>" to "<em:version>3.6</em:version>" but it still did not work (the current version is 3.6.3). I also changed it to 3.0 but it still does not work.
    Try reading http://kb.mozillazine.org/Updating_add-ons
    a) Verify your version modification
    b) Try disabling version checking (at your own risk of course).
    Windows XP SP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryB View Post
    Try reading http://kb.mozillazine.org/Updating_add-ons
    a) Verify your version modification
    b) Try disabling version checking (at your own risk of course).
    Thanks- the add on is not flagged as incompatible, it just does not show up on a right click of the picture. Now, this is only in Win7 Pro; it does appear in WinXP Pro sp3. Any idea why only Win7?

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    I'm confused ...
    [quote name='Steve Rose']
    They have a plug-in for Firefox but it has not worked for any version beyond 3.5. I have tried the plug-in with 3.6x under WinXPsp3 and Win7Pro to no avail
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    [quote name='Steve Rose']
    this is only in Win7 Pro; it does appear in WinXP Pro sp3.
    [/quote]


    Also, are you referring to an extension or a plug-in? Where does it come from?
    If PowerExif from www.opanda.com then they only claim support for XP and Vista (no mention of Win 7).
    Windows XP SP3

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