Turn off Compatibility Check for Extensions in Firefox

22 03 2009

Want the latest and greatest Firefox build but find that when you install it, none of you extensions work anymore? WEll here’s the simple solution – although this is not always guaranteed to work, in my case, it helped a lot.

Step 1: Open a new page and type about:config in the address bar

Step 2: Right click on the page and select New > Boolean

Step 3: Enter extensions.checkCompatibility as the name

Step 4: Choose False

All done! Now restart Firefox, and you should be good to go!

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CyberSearch – Search from Firefox Address Bar

3 07 2008

[Firefox only] I stumbled into this application the other day and decided to give it a whirl – and boy, is it ever handy. It places the power of Google Search services such as image, news and web search in the address bar of Firefox to allow for easy searching from any web site you please.

The coolest feature though, is the fact that you can restrict the results to a specific domain such as “en.wikipedia.org” which will only display google results for that web site. Also, you have the ability to place your favorite favicon in the results of the drop down menu. Check out the video below to see the add-on in action.








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