Monday, March 15, 2010

Enabling incompatible add-ons in Firefox 3.6

It may be so 2008, but, I do love my Firefox with my choice selection of add-ons. That's why I was dismayed to find out that Firefox 3.6 has caused quite a few of them to be disabled due to incompatibility.
Today, I got tired of waiting for the new releases, so I decided to enable incompatible add-ons - I recalled doing it when I switched to version 3 by using the old extensions.checkCompatibility. This post used to be a big help.

It seems however, that the semi-official way of doing this in Firefox 3.6 is by installing the "add-on compatibility reporter".

If you would like to allow incompatible add-ons in Firefox 3.6 without installing this additional plugin, you now need to add the version name to the preference name, like so; extensions.checkCompatibility.{version}. Check out the Mozzila documentation here.

So, to summarize if you want to bypass Firefox's compatibility checking and allow your favorite add-ons to run.
  • Type about:config into Firefox’s address bar and click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
  • Right-click anywhere in the list and select New > Boolean.
  • Type extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6 and click OK.
  • Select false and click OK.
  • Restart your browser.

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