Pentadactyl from source

Freedom from mice with Pentadactyl

Pentadactyl’s home page doesn’t do it justice. FFMF’s (Freedom From Mice Freaks) love it, but the stable version is out of date and documentation on how to use recent versions is sparse.

Don’t tell 'em I told you, but using development versions isn’t all that risky

Installing Pentadactyl from source

  1. cd in your home directory.

  2. git clone brings the whole dactyl suite.

  3. cd dactyl

  4. Firefox will likely shout an error message to the effect that you are running a version too old to be compatible. Tweak it by upping the XML targetApplication/maxVersion in pentadactyl/install.rdf.

  5. make -C Pentadactyl xpi. The resulting xpi file will be in the downloads folder.

  6. Recent versions of Firefox require xpi signing. If it causes trouble, about:config and set xpinstall.signatures.required to false.

  7. Choose install xpi from file in the extensions page.

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