Firefox Growl

Growl and Firefox

Well, about an hour ago I checked in some code into the Growl subversion repository for an extension that will get Growl working with Firefox. There is still a minor issue with it, and sadly the issue prevents it from working, but I think that can be solved sooner rather than later.

As of now, the only thing it does is enable the download complete notification to work. You might say “but we’ve already got that!“, but I assure you that my approach is much better. First of all, it doesn’t require that you have growlnotify installed anywhere. It uses the same code that I’m using for Bug 362685, with a few changes for it to work on the 1.8.0 and 1.8 branches (Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 respectively).

I’m starting off small, but it can get much more advanced as things go on. This will, of course, be more useful for extension authors (as consumers) as opposed to browser functionality (the only thing nsIAlertsService is used for is the download complete notification). I can add more notifications down the line though, and I also plan to support at least Thunderbird, and maybe even Sunbird too! I’ll try to keep anyone interested in this updated here.

By Shawn Wilsher

The man behind the site.

4 replies on “Growl and Firefox”

Sadly, I haven’t been able to get Growl working for Firefox 2.0, and I can’t find any instructions! Is there any chance that you could be a bit more specific about what it is that you’re doing to get it to work?

I’m just trying to disable the firefox “Downloads complete” window all together, but I can’t find how… Any help? btw, I’m using

Dang!! I think I just found it..

“There is already a hidden pref to do this. Go to about:config and change the pref “” from true to false.”

I wonder now how would this setting affect Growl… hmmm…

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