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How do I downgrade?

Heuristics will allow addons to keep working after upgrading they said. Firefox won't break your addons they said.

19->20 Firefox broke the addon (though installing the identical version again got it working again) 20->21 Firefox broke the addon again.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/SnapLinksPlus/

While they're trying to get the addon working, and for some a beta version works, for those of us who need these addons it means we need to downgrade Firefox. What's the best way to go about it? (PS: I don't care about security or what new features are in FF21 - I'd rather have working addons)

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New User

Re: How do I downgrade?

To downgrade you have to uninstall your current firefox version, and then install the new version.

Here you can find EVERY release since Firefox 1.5:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

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New User

Re: How do I downgrade?

It's supposed that before updating firefox asks you because your update might break compatibility with some of your addons. If your addon it's not show there, it might be a problem with the addon design, not with firefox.

Anyway a shorter answer, would be to disable automatic updates (Tools > Option > Advanced > Updates).

Site Moderator

Re: How do I downgrade?

Have you seen the Version 2.3.2 of Snap Links Plus extension released May 26, 2013 ? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/SnapLinksPlus/versions/

New User

Re: How do I downgrade?

Yes, it doesn't work.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I downgrade?

The 2.3.2 is set at maxVersion 21.* even as if the author updated it for Firefox 21.0

New User

Re: How do I downgrade?

Why is it such a hard question to answer? How do I downgrade firefox to a previous version? ie: where can I download v20, what files need to be transferred, are there any profile changes that may cause issues, etc?

New User

Re: How do I downgrade?

To downgrade you have to uninstall your current firefox version, and then install the new version.

Here you can find EVERY release since Firefox 1.5:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

Site Moderator

Re: How do I downgrade?

Here you can find EVERY release since Firefox 1.5:

Actually since Firefox 0.8. The even earlier release versions are not listed there because it was Firebird before for 0.6.x - 0.7 and Phoenix for 0.1 to 0.5.


The main reason why it is not encouraged to downgrade is due to the older versions not having the security fixes the newer releases have. http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/

The only secure versions at moment is Firefox 21.0 and the 17.0.6esr meant for for enterprise users.

Besides the author upgrade the Snap Links Plus extension for Firefox 21.0 and do you really need this extension that badly to potentially risk being vulnerable if you downgrade?

New User

Re: How do I downgrade?

From the Snap Links Plus page:

"Not available for Firefox 21.0"

"2.3.2 Beta 15 does not work correctly. Please Update."

Didn't work for me either, I stated that in my first post.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I downgrade?

I never mentioned the 2.3.2 beta version but rather the 2.3.2 release.

Did you not see the link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/SnapLinksPlus/versions/

Version 2.3.2 Released May 26, 2013 
The maxversion in install.rdf file in extension is 21.*

How is is not working for you? that is if you actually installed 2.3.2 release and not only the 2.3.2 beta and 2.3.1 versions.

The extension author stated he released version 2.3.2 for Firefox 21.0 release at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/snaplinksplus/k4E4a4Uyqew