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Ff3 Add-ons Being Weird..


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#1 lhamil64

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:51 PM

On "Download Day" I installed Firefox 3, but none of my add-ons are working correctly. When I go to Tools -> Add-ons most of them say "This addon will be (un)installed when firefox is restarted" but when i click Restart or manually restart the browser, nothing changes (except that some addons that i said "Cancel" to come back to try and install or uninstall again) i really want these addons back because one of them is Adblock Plus which isn't working and that is one addon that i really appreciate. If this is a known issue you can also point me to a website where the problem is resolved.


Mod Edit: Topic moved from All other Apps to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

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#2 mvs

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:45 AM

To disable Firefox 3`s compatibility check (and use the old addons) do the following:

* Enter about:config as website address and click the warning away.
* Right click into the window and choose New -> Boolean
* Give it the name extensions.checkCompatibility and set it to false

Now your Firefox 3 will also load old extensions.


alternatively we can install nightly tester tools add-on, which can be used to
force compatibility for uncompatible addons ...

Edited by mvs, 19 June 2008 - 11:46 AM.


#3 lhamil64

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

It's not that the add-ons aren't compatible (some of them were but I might find compatible versions) but they just arent installing. All of them have a status of "This addon will be installed when firefox is restarted" no matter how many times i restart.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 10:30 PM

^ sorry , have you tried reinstalling firefox ...

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnos...Clean_reinstall

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:14 PM

I also think you you should reinstall FF. I also installed FF3 on "Download Day" and during install got a message saying that the Google Toolbar I had with FF2 was not compatible with FF3 and would be uninstalled. It then installed a compatible version and it and my other addons are all working fine. Today I got a message saying that there was a new version of Stumbled Upon available. I use AdBlock Plus + NoScripts + Google Toolbar + Stumbled Upon + Veoh Browser Plugin as addons.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

Actually, i tried reinstalling last night. All the add-ons are still saying to restart. I really wish there was some way that i could force-uninstall all my addons and start from scratch

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:42 AM

^ please follow the link at post #4

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:15 AM

You will need to do a complete removal of all Firefox components, including your present profile. Be sure to save your bookmarks to a separate file before the uninstallation.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:40 AM

I just fixed it lol. All i did was go into C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox and there was a folder called "extensions" and i just cut the files from that folder into a seperate folder and when i restarted there was only 2 addons and Firefox said they were installed. I can start adding my add-ons again!




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