Overlays.rdf cleaner?

Again and again I and others get into a situation where my extensions are no longer working. I'm not sure how, but I do. So I try to uninstall the extensions and reinstall them. But this rarely works. So I have to do some manual cleanup. Looking at the overlays.rdf files in chrome/overlayinfo directory I always find some references to some old uninstalled extension. I always also find left over references in the chrome/chrome.rdf file.

Wouldn't it be possible to do some kind of automatically cleanup of, at least, the overlays.rdf files?

Hasn't anybody written an extension that does some XUL/RDF cleanup of the Mozilla files?

Are anybody else having problems like these?

December 30, 2004 02:20 PM | Posted in Mozilla

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Never meet this kind of problem.
However, I'd like Firefox to remove the preferences created by the uninstalled extensions. Now I need to manually edit prefs.js...

Site icon Comment by minghong at December 30, 2004 05:38 PM | Permalink

Is there a bug filed for this? I've never had the problem either, but I guess a buggy extension could cause this.

I'd bet that buggy extensions cause most of the 'firefox stopped working' problems that people get. Obviously, Firefox can't stop this completely, but there are probably a few improvements that could be made to the extension system.

Comment by Paul Stone at December 30, 2004 06:08 PM | Permalink

I don't know offhand if this addresses your problem, but take a look at Chrome Cleaner 0.3:


(Note: Haven't tried it yet, so can't say if/how well it works)

Comment by dmccunney at December 30, 2004 06:57 PM | Permalink

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