Introduction: Open DownThemAll (Firefox Extension) Directly From the Unity Launcher
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In my first Instructable I would like to share with you a solution I found to open the well known Firefox extension DownThemAll directly from the Unity launcher by right clicking on the Firefox icon.
So let's get started!
Step 1: Terminal
I suppose you have Firefox and the extension installed.
Launch your favorite Terminal. Then type in the following line and enter your password when prompted:
sudo gedit '/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop'
This will open the Gedit editor but off course you can use any other.
Step 2: Find the Right Place
After the editor opened search for the end of the first section called:
Step 3: Add Some Lines
Create a new Section by entering the following lines:
[Desktop Action OpenDownThemAll] Name=Open DownThemAll Name[de]=DownThemAll starten Exec=firefox -chrome chrome://dta/content/dta/manager.xul OnlyShowIn=Unity;
Please adapt the text to your language. For example for English it could look like this:
Now we have to add this new section (action) to the bottom of the first section like this:
And we are done.
Step 4: Try
Right click on your Firefox icon and you will find a new option. With only one more click you now can open the extension without having to open Firefox first.
I hope this little trick is useful. If you have any questions and/or suggestions please write them in the comments and I will try to respond ASAP. Thank for your attention.
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