Firefox 4 beta 1 has arrived and the beta 2 is also available for download unofficially from the FTP server. It has some awesome new features like tabs on top, a unified menu and many behind the scene changes. However, there is a word of caution before you jump into using it. The latest Firefox beta has add-on support disabled by default.
This move ensures that users are not facing trouble because of unsupported add-ons. However, that can be an issue at times and here is an easy workaround to install add-ons.
To install older add-ons,
- First, you need to install an add-on named “Add-on compatibility reporter”.
- Then, restart Firefox as prompted. This will enable the add-on.
- Next, you need to restart Firefox once more. Finally, this allows you to install add-ons.
- In the browser address bar type in “about:addons” to get the Add-on Manager.
Now you can install any older add-on as you could earlier.
The add-on compatibility reporter is used to report add-on compatibility. So, if you are using the Compatibility Reporter add-on to enable older add-ons, please report their compatibility. This will help Mozilla improve your user experience in return.