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cant sign in to google toolbar for firefox!

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I run firefox 3.6.22 I Have the google toolbar installed igoogle is my homepage

igoogle is signed in and when I start up firefox it starts up as it should and and logs in. On my home page I can access my mail etc. The problem is that the google toolbar is no longer automaticaly signed in. When I try to sign in it acts as though it is signing in but it dosent. It dosent say that the pasword or user name is rong it seems like it is loging in and dosent notefy me of any problems. I cant seem to fix this

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  • With Firefox closed, open the \extensions\ folder in your Profile folder, then locate this folder and open it.
    {3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}
  • Then you need to open the \lib\ folder to see the toolbar.js file. Open that file in a simple text editor program.
  • Save the edited file. Then start Firefox.
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Google changed the login domain for their accounts, which broke the Google Toolbar. They're gonna need to fix the Google Toolbar extension, which probably won't happen because in July they announced they aren't going to support Firefox 5.0 and newer versions. But you can fix it yourself if you're a little familiar with programming.

With Firefox closed, open up toolbar.js in the Google Toolbar extension with a decent text editor.

Find: www.google.com/accounts

and replace ALL with: accounts.google.com

Start Firefox.

Login through the toolbar. Enjoy.

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Could you tell me where to find toolbar.js? I am unable to locate it in both the modzilla folder and google toolbar folder on my c drive. Thanks

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  • With Firefox closed, open the \extensions\ folder in your Profile folder, then locate this folder and open it.
    {3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}
  • Then you need to open the \lib\ folder to see the toolbar.js file. Open that file in a simple text editor program.
  • Save the edited file. Then start Firefox.
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Thanks, saved my day :) Claus

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@the-edmeister

Wonderful solution, works like a charm, thanks very much

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OUTSTANDING I have been to dozens of pages with people whining about this problem over the last 2 months and not one with even an attempt at a solution and then I found yours.

As a computer professional, it is very easy to see why the change affected all of us, yet I wonder why Google never emailed us (except that they want us to use Chrome... sigh).

The fact that you found this one file (very isolated) and realized that the domain had changed is nothing short of genius and I thank you since Google seems to have no problem not supporting the toolbar for FireFox anymore, but I want to keep using it and we will all be relying on people like you to help us!

Thanks again for your outstanding intestinal fortitude and stick-to-it-iveness. I am so happy I do NOT have to use the bookmark gadget on my igoogle page anymore.

AWESOME!

Thanks!

Peace!

Eric