Mozilla Firefox installs plugins twice

  grussell 20:26 22 Sep 2006

I have just switched over from using IE to Mozilla Firefox and have come across a problem where I want to open video or audio files on the web and its tells me i don't have the required plugin. So it then asks to install the plugin being Real Player or Windows Media Player which i already have installed on my computer but doesn't seem to pick them up.

Your help would be appreciated.

  ade.h 20:32 22 Sep 2006

That would be because the plugins were installed before Firefox, thus have not integrated with it. I suspect.

  lotvic 20:37 22 Sep 2006

I have the same prob.
What is the best/only course of action please?

  terryf 20:41 22 Sep 2006

go to add/remove and take out all 3 then re-install firefox, then the other 2

  ade.h 20:44 22 Sep 2006

Yep, as above I would think.

  mammak 21:29 22 Sep 2006

I have found firefox really troublesome latley for this same reason I have stuck to Opera it dont seem to have so many problems as IE or firefox, might just be me though!

  beynac 21:31 22 Sep 2006

IE and Firefox need their own versions of most plug-ins. For example, you need an IE Flash and a Firefox Flash.

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