Installing or Upgrading Ad Inspector for Firefox

Document created by catherine.racette on Feb 13, 2017Last modified by catherine.racette on Sep 4, 2017
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If you have previously installed Ad Inspector for Firefox, use the "Upgrading" instructions below to first uninstall the previous version before following the "New Installation" instructions. If this is the first time you are installing it, start with the "New Installation" instructions below.

Browser Version: Before installing Ad Inspector, confirm the browser version is the latest version (at minimum, version 40). Update browser version to conform if needed.

Upgrading Ad Inspector

Uninstall previous versions prior to installing the current version.

Uninstall Ad Inspector

  1. Open a Firefox browser window.
  2. Open the Firefox browser menu and click Add-ons.

    The Add-ons Manager screen is displayed in a separate tab of the browser window.
    Note: If the Extensions screen is not automatically displayed, then click Extensions on the left navigation panel. The Extensions screen displays the list of Firefox add-ons installed on your computer.
  3. On the left navigation panel, click Extensions.

  4.  

    The Extensions screen displays the list of Firefox add-ons installed on your computer.

  5. Locate PubMatic Ad Inspector and click the Remove button corresponding to it.

  6. Click the Restart Now link next to "Ad Inspector has been removed" message to restart the browser and complete the uninstall process.

New Installation of Ad Inspector 

If you have not installed a previous version of Ad Inspector or you have just uninstalled a previous version and are ready to install a new version, follow either the Automated or Manual instructions provided below.

There are two methods for installing Ad Inspector:

  • Automated Installation - installs the Ad Inspector file with prompts for restarting the browser to complete the installation.
  • Manual Installation - downloads a zip file to manually unizip and install Ad Inspector from the xpi file.

Automated Installation

To install Ad Inspector automatically:

  1. Select Ad Quality | Ad Inspector from the main navigation.
  2. Click the plus sign to the left of the Add to Firefox button  to download the"xpi" file and begin installation of Ad Inspector.
  3. Click the Allow button in the dialog box to acknowledge the installation. If this dialog box is not displayed, verify that you have the latest version of Firefox installed on your computer.
  4. Click the Install button when prompted to confirm the installation.

    If this dialog box does not display or if you encounter an issue during installation, manually install Ad Inspector.
  5. Click the Restart Now button to complete the installation.


Once the browser has been restarted, the installation is complete.

Manual Installation

Use the instructions below to manually install Ad Inspector.

  1. Select Ad Quality | Ad Inspector from the main navigation.
  2. Click the  button to download and open the Ad Inspector installer zip file.
  3. Open the Firefox browser menu and click Add-ons.

    The Add-ons Manager screen will display in a separate tab of the browser window. 
  4. Click the Settings icon and select Install Add-on From File.
  5. Browse to the location the pubmaticadinspector.xpi is saved to and open the file. Click Install when prompted.
  6. If presented with a Firefox browser pop-up, click Allow.
  7. When prompted, click Restart Now.
  8. Upon restart, the installation is complete. The browser will display the Extensions tab and display Ad Inspector in the list.
  9. Follow instructions for Adding Authorization Key.

 

If the Extensions screen is not automatically displayed, then click Extensions on the left navigation panel. The Extensions screen displays the list of Firefox add-ons installed on your computer.

Verifying Ad Inspector Installation 

Once the Ad Inspector installation has completed successfully, the Add-ons Manager | Extensions tab will show that Ad Inspector is installed :

You can also access Ad Inspector using either of the following ways:

  • Right-click anywhere on the web page, and select Ad Inspector.
  • Click the Ad Inspector  button in the bottom right "Add-On bar" notification area of the browser.
  • On the browser’s menu bar, select More Tools | Ad Inspector.

To view the installed version of Ad Inspector, license expiry date, and URL to access the associated documents, perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click the button in the bottom-right "Add-On bar" notification area of the browser (or right click anywhere in the browser screen, select Ad Inspector and then click the Settings icon.
  2. Select About Ad Inspector.
    The following dialog box is displayed on which the user can view the Ad Inspector’s version, license expiry date, and URL to access its documents.

Additional Documentation

Installing or Upgrading Ad Inspector for Firefox 

Managing Authorization Keys in Ad Inspector for Firefox 

Inspecting Ads and Using the Ad Inspector Panel in Firefox 

Blocking Ads in Firefox 

Known Issues & Limitations for Ad Inspector in Firefox 

Inspecting Ads and Using the Ad Inspector Panel in Firefox (Includes Downloading Call Trace Details)

Using the Ad Inspector Preferences Menu (Firefox) 

Using the Ad Inspector Overlay Options (Firefox) 

Emailing Details of the Reviewed Creative (Firefox) 

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