HowTo get ColorZilla Eyedropper working on Ubuntu Feisty

If you want to use ColorZilla on Ubuntu Feisty it may not work out of the box. So here is a little tutorial to get it running. (I am using Firefox on Ubuntu Feisty) -> Should be upgraded to now 🙂

Now the Eyedropper-Tool should work. I waited a long time for such a tool =)

EDIT: Seems that other extensions are too affected such as greasemonkey or firebug. An alternative would be to install firefox the normal way and do not use the ubuntu-firefox version but I heard there are some problems with sound and flash… You can download the current one here: libxpcom* for Firefox ColorZilla (VS von, VS


15 Responses to “HowTo get ColorZilla Eyedropper working on Ubuntu Feisty”

  1. 1 gnioot October 17, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Cool! thanks for the tips!

  2. 2 Anony October 24, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks for the fix!

    The only problem now is that every time Ubuntu updates firefox it breaks the eydropper part of colorzilla and we have to go follow these steps to fix it again 😦 Using Gutsy and FF here, which supposedly will be replaced by next week.

  3. 3 jimig October 25, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Thanks. Worked flawlessly but you already knew that.

  4. 4 Iñaki November 6, 2007 at 10:14 am

    After copying those libxpcom files, both Colorzilla and HTML Validator started working, thanks!

    I’m using Ubuntu Gutsy with Firefox

  5. 5 Samm November 26, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you very much 🙂 This tip is much better then “install firefox from”, provided on colorzilla page.

  6. 7 jack December 27, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Didn’t work for me :(.
    I downloaden and copied the files from libxpcom* for Firefox ColorZilla (VS von into usr/lib/firefox and after that installed the latest colorzilla. Firefox wouldn’t start. Luckily I copied those files to another folder.

    I’m using Ubuntu Studio (Gutsy – 64 bit version)) with the latest Firefox

  7. 8 stg January 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    i can confirm that in this solution does not work for Ubuntu Firefox (Gutsy 32 bit).

  8. 9 Kokesh February 5, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    For Swiftfox change it to:
    sudo cp libxpcom* /usr/lib/swiftfox

  9. 10 Bakyt Niyazov February 11, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    WOW. Thank you!!! Man! It helped me!

    Can you help me with HTML Validator? I can’t get it working (
    all necessary libraries are installed official FAQ couldn’t help.

    Please …

  10. 12 nakolah April 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Ahh ! Thanks, this is finally working, I can work again 😀 !

  11. 13 anonymous employee April 20, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    isnt there an eyedropper tool on the OS level in ubuntu? i had it before but don’t remember if it was KDE or gnome. currently running gnome and not seeing it. it ran on the top panel.

  12. 14 Степа July 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Даа…. В этом блоге хоть комментаторы вменяемые А то пишут обычно в коменты чушь всякую.

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