If I upgrade from Firefox 3.5.8 to 3.6 will my current favorite add-ons cease to function as they did with previous major upgrades? I really hate doing that and my current version work fine.
I must be getting old, I used to jump on every major upgrade with abandon, but I am getting more wary.
Anyway, anyone have experience with this?
I'm on 3.6 It required an
I'm on 3.6
It required an update on Firebug.
Web Dev Bar seems to work just fine.
I also have ChatZilla, FireFTP, ColorZilla, and others that seem to all work just fine.
Not sure what other plugins you have.
Im on 3.6 also. I use Pixel
Im on 3.6 also. I use Pixel Perfect (not sure why I still have that) SenSEO, and YSlow, and they all work.
My absolutely, №1, can't
My absolutely, №1, can't function without it addon is Card Games (solitaire). I also have Small Screen Renderer. Neither works on newer versions of Firefox. But, fear not. Install Nightly Tester Tools. So far, I've been able to override all compatibility issues without any hoohah. It's designed for folks who like to run the nightlies.
A user in another forum
A user in another forum posted that after the upgrade she could no longer preview her site in FX from DW. I work in DW do I'm going to wait.
My unfavouratist word in the
My unfavouratist word in the English language is Upgrade
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Thanks for all the advice. I
Thanks for all the advice. I decided to try the upgrade on my laptop and it worked fine, keeping all the add-ons I cared about with no problems.
Since that went well I just did it on my main system and it seems to be fine.
Most of the problems with
Most of the problems with extensions come from the fact that the install.rdf (iirc) has a maxversion the extension has been tested with and works with. You can change it yourself which in 99% of cases stops the "This addon is not compatible with this version of firefox" - most extension developers are quick to release a new version that works, the only change being a bumped maxversion.
Thanks for the advice.
Thanks for the advice. Fortunately it doesn't appear necessary to worry further since all the add-ons I was using before work fine with the new version.
I tend to wait to upgrade
I tend to wait to upgrade until I'm sure that Firebug and Web Dev Tools are compatible, and they generally tend to be fairly rapidly if it's even required, but those two extensions oh plus html validator I couldn't function without now
Although, the prompted update
Although, the prompted update has only been around for a few days, FF3.6 has been out since Jan. If a plugin hasn't been updated by its author already, it probably won't be.
I am also using the Fire Fox
I am also using the Fire Fox and the add ons facilities they provided that is so useful to work while and i am using 3.5.2 right now and i do not have any problem while working on that.
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