How to use incompatible add-ons in firefox 3
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 07-10-2008 at 21:43
Unable to give up "Right Encoding"?

Not willing to stop using "Tab Groups"?

Well, me too! Here's what needs to be done.

Type about:config in the address bar and hit the "I 'll be careful, I promise!" button when prompted. Right click anywhere and add a New -> Boolean variable named extensions.checkCompatibility setting its value to False. Do the same naming the new variable extensions.checkUpdateSecurity.

Restart firefox and you are ready to go!
Posted by skarab on 08-10-2008 at 11:17
I have tried this myself. You are bound to run into problems eventually, as Fx gets updated to newer versions and extensions are never checked for compatibility. The best, but more advanced solution, would be to manually edit the extension's install.rdf file. I suggest you do this for Tab Groups and your other beloved extensions, then turn the compatibility check back on.
Posted by Manolis Platakis on 08-10-2008 at 19:16
You are right as always :). I tried to do so with tab groups but failed miserably.

You can find tab groups modified to be compatible with firefox 3.0 in an experimental version over here. I did so and it seems to be running ok. You have to register to be able to download and install it.

How about Tab Kit? Has anybody used it?
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