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Author Topic: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?  (Read 3379 times)

urlwolf

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We all know that most addons work on newer versions of FF.
One just have to unpack, change the max. FF version number, repack, and install.

Problem is, the FF addons website (trying to be smart :) ) gets your FF version and plain won't let you get the damn file!

So, how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
Thanks

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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 03:45:42 PM »
btw, the addon I want is this ;)

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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 03:49:21 PM »
never mind, happened to have FF 3.0.7 somewhere :) Sorry about the silliness.

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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 04:34:34 PM »
Well in case you're wondering - in FF3.5 you can scroll down to the 'Release Notes' section and click on the latest version - then shows a list of all versions with "Add to Firefox" links against each.

Also if you enter about:config, you can set preference extensions.checkCompatibility to false and then won't need to unpack/repack etc. (if the preference doesn't exist you need to create it)..

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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 05:00:37 PM »
I find it easier to download a FF addon with a non-firefox browser
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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 06:00:36 PM »
I find it's easier to get them from here: http://forum.addonsmirror.net/

That way you can right click and save target to download the .xpi file.

The one you are looking for is here, although I believe the version they have posted is slightly older than the one posted at the Mozilla site.

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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 01:56:16 AM »
We all know that most addons work on newer versions of FF.
One just have to unpack, change the max. FF version number, repack, and install.

Problem is, the FF addons website (trying to be smart :) ) gets your FF version and plain won't let you get the damn file!

So, how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
Thanks

If you login to the Addons site you can install any of them. Also, if you install the "Nightly Tester" extension it has an override feature that allows you to install any extension no matter how old. Of course they all might not work.

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Re: how do you download a 'for a previous version of FF' firefox addon?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 05:28:30 PM »
I find having FireFox v2 on another box handy. You can buy a copy of it on a CD from On-Disk [on-disk.com] for under four dollars if you can't find yours.