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Getting Google Toolbar back in Firefox versions over 4.0


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#1 yabbadoo

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

Firefox are updating their versions rapidly and the Google Toolbar has now disappeared from versions above 4.

I stuck with FF 3.6 until forced to update to FF 11.0 on 24 April 2012 when Mozilla withdrew support. I knew I would lose my Google Toolbar, but luckily there was a brilliant tweak available, which I used. This is shown in links :-
http://www.itsabhik.com/tech/how-to-enable-google-toolbar-in-firefox-10-11-12-13.html
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http://davidcocke.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/google-toolbar-on-firefox-11.html

I now have my Google Toolbar back with all the buttons just as previous on my FF 11.0

I use the Google Toolbar all the time, it is important to me. I know that many users hate toolbars, but each to his own.

This note is OK if you have FF 4.0 or below, but if above then I presume that the Google Toolbar will not install because the max-value is set at 4.0, so you cannot do the surgery and change it to 11.0 or 12.0.

The only way I see to get round this, is to install FF 3.6 or 4.0, do the surgery and then update to FF 11.0 or 12.0.

YES, I do believe that if you insert 12.0 instead of 11.0, then the Google Toolbar will appear on FF 12.0 - one user has confirmed this.

I am sticking with FF 11.0 until I get another ultimatum from Mozilla to update to FF 12.0, but have already inserted 12.0 in readiness.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

Google isnít updating it because many of its features have made their way into Firefox itself. Hereís the official announcement:
http://googletoolbarhelp.blogspot.com/2011/07/update-on-google-toolbar-for-firefox.html

For Chrome, itís the same thing. Features like bookmark sync and translation, once in Google Toolbar, are baked into Chrome itself.
Itís true that not all the Google Toolbarís features are in the browsers now. For the features you miss, you can find other extensions.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Google isn’t updating it because many of its features have made their way into Firefox itself. Here’s the official announcement:
http://googletoolbarhelp.blogspot.com/2011/07/update-on-google-toolbar-for-firefox.html

For Chrome, it’s the same thing. Features like bookmark sync and translation, once in Google Toolbar, are baked into Chrome itself.
It’s true that not all the Google Toolbar’s features are in the browsers now. For the features you miss, you can find other extensions.


I suppose it is old hat, but getting the Google toolbar to work in any version of Firefox is easy. You can tweak the the script as I described in my OP, but better to do this :-

Simply install the Check Compatibility plugin/add-on, it doesn’t require any restart. And voila, now Google toolbar is running as before with Firefox latest or any version - go to :-
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/

Just remember before upgrading to any new version of Firefox you must have the Google toolbar installed. And also download and install the Check Compatibility plugin before upgrading Firefox.

Edited by yabbadoo, 01 December 2012 - 06:02 PM.





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