Forcing an extension
November 17, 2006 3:23 PM   Subscribe

How do I trick Firefox 2 into using an extension from a previous build?

So, I updated to Firefox 2 and one of the extensions I use every day stopped working - LJlogin. It tels you which Livejournal account your logged in with, and lets you switch between them without even visiting the site.

There's a way to trick a firefox into using an extension from a previous build. How? I'm horrible at this stuff, but I loved that extension so much, I'll rip out firefox's guts to fix it.

Anyone have a link to such a thing?
posted by FunkyHelix to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Best answer: Grab an extension called MR Tech Local Install.
posted by Coolcan2 at 3:28 PM on November 17, 2006

Best answer: Or get the Nightly Tester Tools extension.
posted by IndigoRain at 3:35 PM on November 17, 2006

Or type "about:config" into the address bar, press enter, then right click > new > string, preference name = "extensions.checkCompatibility", then right click > toggle that preference to "false".
posted by spark at 3:55 PM on November 17, 2006

spark: I think you might mean: right click > new > boolean.

Now, follow-up: how do I delete the string I made?
posted by alexei at 7:48 PM on November 17, 2006

Answer: edit the file prefs.js in your firefox settings dir.
posted by alexei at 7:55 PM on November 17, 2006

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