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JSSh (Firefox 3.0) with Optional Port Number

Tagged with: — ondrej at 8:15 pm on Sunday, November 9, 2008

One of the ways how to remotely control Firefox is to use the JSSh (JavaScript Shell) plug-in. To successfully install the plug-in, it is necessary to find a suitable version for your Firefox version (1.x, 2.x, 3.x) and platform (Linux, Mac, Win). That is sometimes not so trivial…

Additionally there is a limitation in the plug-in: its communication port number cannot be (easily) changed, so it is not possible to start more JSSh (and Firefox) instances.

First, the actual status is described, later a new version of the JSSh plug-in is provided with examples.

(There is more where this came from … )