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Google toolbar was working in Firefox 11 and then went away!!

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Since the Google toolbar has continued to work on my wife's computer when she upgraded to Firefox 11, I decided to upgrade. It worked for a while and then disappeared. Could the difference be that she is using Windows 7 and I am using Windows XP? Thanks

Since the Google toolbar has continued to work on my wife's computer when she upgraded to Firefox 11, I decided to upgrade. It worked for a while and then disappeared. Could the difference be that she is using Windows 7 and I am using Windows XP? Thanks

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user633449 1539 solutions 10745 answers

Google has decided to stop releasing the Google toolbar for Firefox. As such, while it may work for some people, there is no support for it, and it is best to start planning for alternatives. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/google-toolbar-not-compatible-firefox has some of those known alternatives.

Google has decided to stop releasing the Google toolbar for Firefox. As such, while it may work for some people, there is no support for it, and it is best to start planning for alternatives. [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/google-toolbar-not-compatible-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/google-toolbar-not-compatible-firefox] has some of those known alternatives.

Question owner

But that doesn't explain why it worked and then disappeared.

But that doesn't explain why it worked and then disappeared.
user633449 1539 solutions 10745 answers

What version of Firefox were you using before upgrading?

What version of Firefox were you using before upgrading?

Question owner

Version 6.

Version 6.
user633449 1539 solutions 10745 answers

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Unfortunately since Google is not maintaining the extension anymore, it is likely they didn't have it set to be compatible with newer versions. Upon upgrading, the Google toolbar would be disabled. You can try installing this add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/, and see if it brings the toolbar back.

Keep in mind however, that continuing to use the Google Toolbar without support means you are open to both security holes and other bugs (ones that could potentially cause you to lose data) as Google won't fix bugs in the future. https://www.google.com/intl/en/toolbar/ff/index.html

Unfortunately since Google is not maintaining the extension anymore, it is likely they didn't have it set to be compatible with newer versions. Upon upgrading, the Google toolbar would be disabled. You can try installing this add-on [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/], and see if it brings the toolbar back. Keep in mind however, that continuing to use the Google Toolbar without support means you are open to both security holes and other bugs (ones that could potentially cause you to lose data) as Google won't fix bugs in the future. [https://www.google.com/intl/en/toolbar/ff/index.html https://www.google.com/intl/en/toolbar/ff/index.html]
bopp 0 solutions 3 answers

I had the same problem and find on web no solution.

For me worked delete two files in directory GoogleToolbarData: searchhistory.xml and features.properties. Firefox shouldn't be started as you delete these files.

Directory GoogleToolbarData is in your Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/<your profile> and is OS-depending.

WinXP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Data aplikací\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>.default\GoogleToolbarData

Win7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>.default\GoogleToolbarData

I had the same problem and find on web no solution. For me worked delete two files in directory GoogleToolbarData: searchhistory.xml and features.properties. Firefox shouldn't be started as you delete these files. Directory GoogleToolbarData is in your Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/<your profile> and is OS-depending. WinXP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Data aplikací\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>.default\GoogleToolbarData Win7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>.default\GoogleToolbarData

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Question owner

I deleted the files, but still don't have the toolbar. Any suggestions?

I deleted the files, but still don't have the toolbar. Any suggestions?
bopp 0 solutions 3 answers

do you have Google Toolbar in Menu/View/Toolbars ?

do you have Google Toolbar in Menu/View/Toolbars ?

Question owner

No, it has gone away, along with the toolbar.

No, it has gone away, along with the toolbar.
bopp 0 solutions 3 answers

You have another problem than I had. I had Google Toolbar in Toolbars, but it does nothing if I activated it or deactivated. Google Toolbar wasn't to see.

Sorry, I cannot help you. :-(

You have another problem than I had. I had Google Toolbar in Toolbars, but it does nothing if I activated it or deactivated. Google Toolbar wasn't to see. Sorry, I cannot help you. :-(