Firefox and WebApps

Symptom

You want to install Marketplace apps for your Firefox Desktop.

You are working with IGEL Linux 5.06.100 and Firefox 31 or higher.

Problem

When you install such an app, a progress bar appears and is running endlessly, but the selected app is not being installed.

Solution

This is intended by IGEL because it may cause problems. The reason is that the partition holding all Firefox profiles is only 50 MB large.

If you nevertheless need to install a Webapp, switch the respective registry key:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to System > Registry.
  2. Search for the registry key browserglobal.app.webapps_enabled.
  3. Activate Enable installation of webapps.
  4. Click Apply to confirm the setting.
  5. Install the Marketplace app in the usual way.

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