Tech Tips: Incompatible Firefox Add-ons

Have you ever upgraded your version of Firefox and found that your absolutely necessary add-ons are incompatible? I know I have, and it’s absurdly annoying…but I’m not sure if many of you have experienced this pleasure.

Tips after the break.

Well if you are in dire need of an incompatible add-on, there are a few ways to override this snag:

  1. The easiest way is to download an add-on developed by Mossop called “Nightly Tester Tools”.
  2. The moderately easy way, and the way reccomended for those who don’t like to installed unneeded add-ons, is to edit the about:config and add the boolean string “extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6” and the value “false“, details here at howtogeek.com
  3. The more complex way is to download the add-on to your computer and edit the installation file manually to force compatibilty as laid out here, also at howtogeek.com

These steps will get you on the fast track to using those add-ons you so desperately need.

4 thoughts on “Tech Tips: Incompatible Firefox Add-ons”

    1. That is generally a bad idea as well. Theme development will rarely match the latest versions, while the security updates in the browser are rather important.

      Take a look at http://www.getpersonas.com/ where you can take the default theme and apply a simple skin to change the look. That will be compatible regardless of future updates.

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