Installing Ubiquity

To install Ubiquity for development purposes to your default Firefox
profile, just enter the root directory of your Ubiquity source code
checkout and run:

  python install

If you have a separate profile that you'd prefer to install the
extension under, such as 'testing', you can add that as an optional

  python install --profile=testing

Using Ubiquity

Once Ubiquity has been installed, you should be able to start up
Firefox and press Ctrl+Space or Alt+Space (depending on your OS).  A
command entry window should pop up, which--for the time being--is the
primary way through which Ubiquity commands are entered. Now type
'help' and press enter.  The page that shows up should guide you from

Uninstalling Ubiquity

Just run "python uninstall", optionally specifying a profile
name/directory if necessary.  Alternatively, you can also uninstall
the extension through the normal Firefox addon management UI.

Building an XPI

To build an XPI for Ubiquity, just run:

  python xpi

This will create an XPI with the name "ubiquity-<version>.xpi", where
"<version>" is taken from the contents of the "em:version" element in the
"ubiquity/install.rdf" file.

Test Suite

Once the extension is installed, the Ubiquity test suite can be run at:


Alternatively, the suite can be run from the command-line with:

  python test