Friday, May 08, 2009

Using firebug on firefox 3.5 beta

I updated to Firefox 3.5 beta a while ago, and almost all extensions became incompatible. And today, I just couldn't avoid not using firebug (I had Firebug 1.3.3) , so decided to make it 'compatible'.

This is what I had to do:
  1. OSX, find the install.rdf file at ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/profiles/xxxxxxx/ (On Windows, I guess it should be at C:/Documents & Settings/username/Local Settings/Application Data/Firefox/profiles/xxxxxxx/ )
  2. Find a node like 3.0.*
  3. Change the version number in the above node to to 3.5.*.
  4. Save the file, and restart Firefox. Firebug should now be active, and available for use!

Of course there might be something new in firefox3.5 that isn't compatible with Firebug1.3.3, so it might give u some unexpected errors. I've been using it for a while, and its alright at my end. But use it at your own risk :P


Chris said...

an easier way (to make all incompatible extensions work):

about:config --> set "extensions.checkCompatibility" to false

if an extension is giving you problems, disable it until there is an update ;D

Arul said...

sounds neat. Didn't notice that one!


Arul said...

ok, just in case someone tries the extensions.checkCompatibilty - That setting is not available by default. You'll have to right click on the settings page, and create a new > boolean, and then set the value to false.