Installation

Overview

The Annozilla software consists of three extensions:

Quick install

For a quick installation, you can

For more details, read on.

Details

For Mozilla users: Both the annotations service and Annozilla can be installed in one of two ways:

If you have not already installed the extension, then you will be prompted during installation and asked for your chosen destination.

For Firefox 1.0+ users: The latest versions of the extension will install automatically into the "personal chrome" area. This means that, if you have different users on the same machine, they will all need to install Annozilla separately.

Firefox users gain all the benefits of the Firefox Extension Manager, including automatic updates to newer versions of the software.

If you are running both the Mozilla suite and Mozilla Firefox, then you will need to install all these extensions separately.

Installing the Annozilla packages

The latest versions of these components are as follows:

To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site (annozilla.mozdev.org) from installing software on your computer.

Firefox users will need to allow installation from this site before proceeding, if they have not previously done so.

You can specify which web sites are allowed to install software. Type the exact address of the site you want to allow and the click Allow.

Select Allow, then OK, to allow installation from this site.

You should see a screen like the one shown below. Please accept this by clicking on 'Install' if you want to install the package.

Mozilla screenshot

A web site is requesting permission to install annozilla-[version].xpi. Malicious software can damage your computer or violate your privacy. You should only install software from sources that you trust.

Firefox screenshot

A web site is requesting permission to install annozilla-[version].xpi. Malicious software can damage your computer or violate your privacy. You should only install software from sources that you trust.

Mozilla users only: If you have not previously installed the extension, you will be asked for the destination of the installation:
You can install Annozilla in two ways:...

If the extension is already installed on your system, then the software will automatically install the new version in the same location as the old one.

The usual legal disclaimers apply, I am not responsible for any damage Annozilla might do to your machine, and stuff like that.

Firefox users can get extra functionality by downloading the Spellbound extension (which provides spelling checking functionality) and an appropriate dictionary. See the Spellbound page for details.