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How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

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How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

Please tell me how to get my google toolbox back after I downloaded firefox 5


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Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

I have just installed the Compatibility Reporter add-on - it can enable the other add-ons considered as incompatible. It seems to work fine - after restarting Firefox twice (as required) it magically brought back my Google Toolbar and even Google Gears. You can find it here: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../?src=api]

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Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

Be patient - wait till Google updates the toolbar, so it's compatible with the latest Firefox version. I'm waiting for this as well, but there's nothing we can really do.

New User

Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

Do you not think that Firefox should liaise with Google before releasing new versions. I can no longer access my bookmarks stored with my Google account, very frustrating. Of if they can't be bothered liaising then they could at least add a warning before the new version download. I miss the form spellchecker too!

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Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

That would be a good idea. They could first show a new version to other web developers (Google, Yahoo etc) so they could at least start updating their software to be compatible. Then, after a couple of days delay the browser could be released to public.

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Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

But isn't this typical of FireFox nowadays - shoot first and think later. Depressing that they know of incompatibilities but don't tell you until it's too late.


Same happened with v 4, and that took a long time to fix. Why bother entering a version race when they can't handle the important details?


There again, it's free and you get what you pay for nowadays.

Very sad!

New User

Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

very very frustrating...all of my bookmarks are in the google toolbar. There should be a warning before installation...i'm going to have to revert to the earlier version. i love firefox but this was not well thought out

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Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

I can't believe that a worldwide company such as Firefox and Google don't sort this out before releasing updates............Doh..........Come on get with the programme we're in the 21st century........

New User

Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

I have just installed the Compatibility Reporter add-on - it can enable the other add-ons considered as incompatible. It seems to work fine - after restarting Firefox twice (as required) it magically brought back my Google Toolbar and even Google Gears. You can find it here: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../?src=api]

New User

Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

Is there a reason why add-ons break with updates? Not all add-ons break with updates, so does this mean some developers of add-ons knowingly restrict their add-ons to certain versions?

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Re: How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

I've installed the compatibility reporter which has got the toolbar working, but I can't enable the Google new tab page. It was working before I upgraded to 5 and there's no longer an option in settings.