Firefox (which I've just done to Firefox 3.0.1, because of the security issues with 3.0)?
For those who don't know it yet, here's a tip: you can often make Firefox add-ons compatible with upgraded versions of Firefox just by using the fab free MR Tech Toolkit extension from MR Tech (formerly known as MR Tech Local Install) - even if the writer of the extension hasn't provided an update for it yet.
How to make a Firefox extension compatible with a later version of FirefoxBe warned that this doesn't necessarily work, and if it doesn't you may need to uninstall the add-on in question or wait for the author to produce an update. Still, it's worth trying, and it's worked for almost every extension I've tried it with. Here's how:
- Install the MR Tech Toolkit addon (for beginners: how to install a Firefox add-on).
- Restart Firefox.
- Go to the menu Tools > Add-ons.
- Rightclick on the desired extension (which will have a big exclamation mark against it if it's not compatible with the updated Firefox), then choose "Make compatible"
- OK the next box (having first ticked "Don't ask me again" if you don't want the box to pop up again for other extensions):
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each add-on you want to try to make compatible.
- That's it! Handy trick, eh?
- (If when you right click an addon you don't see a "Make compatible" menu option, then sorry, even MR Tech can't fix it and you'll have to wait for the author of the add on to update it.)
- my fave extension TabMixPlus
- the Mippin sidebar
- CLEO and FEBE (to backup my Firefox settings and extensions)
- Spiderzilla (to backup my blog).