File Extension XPI

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File Extension XPI

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File extension XPI is used for zip files download as plug-ins for web browsers Mozilla and FireFox. These zip files may contain programs used to enhance the browser or application. Files may include the Alexa and PR indicator, add-ons for theme or any other types of plug-ins essential for the browser. Mozilla FireFox can be installed on systems using different platforms including PC, Mac, and Linux.

XPI is often referred to as XPInstall. These tiny programs are designed to enhance the features of the application. Files can be downloaded directly from the Mozilla FireFox browser through the "Tools" menu or by visiting the manufacturer's website. A plug-in is installed automatically after downloading.

With the popularity of the browser, a lot of developers are creating plug-ins to work with it. This includes the hundreds available of webmasters and ordinary users for a wonderful browsing experience.

Users who have been following versions of Mozilla FireFox claimed that there were some spywares on some XPI package. Reports were also received regarding the vulnerability of the browser from attacks. But all these issues were addressed with the newly released version of the browser.

Applications that can render this file extension include Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Application Suite, SeaMonkey, and Mozilla Thunderbird. Popular to many bloggers is the ScribeFire extension that can be installed on Mozilla FireFox to help manage blogs.

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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Extension Details
  XPInstall (Cross-Platform Install)
Opens with
  Mozilla Firefox
  Mozilla Application Suite
  Mozilla Thunderbird
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