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How to find out if my add-ons are compatible with new firefox version before i install?

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How to find out if my add-ons are compatible with new firefox version before i install?

Is there a way to discover whether any of my current add-ons will be disabled/incompatible *Before* I upgrade to a newer version of Firefox?

Whenever I've updated Firefox, I haven't found out until After the new version is installed that my favorite 'must-have' add-on is incompatible and there is no viable/satisfactory alternative to it. The loss of Certain add-ons is, for me, a deal-breaker to upgrading. And it's a royal pain to downgrade to the previous version to retrieve my add-on.

I don't know if addiction to particular add-on(s) is common - I figure I can't be the only one . . . ? It would be So helpful if there were a database or list that shows which add-ons are/are not compatible with which versions of Firefox. Is there such a thing? If not, could one be created?

Thanks for your help!

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Regular User

Re: How to find out if my add-ons are compatible with new firefox version before i install?

Hello,

Add-ons listed in this gallery only work with Mozilla-based applications, such as Firefox, Firefox Mobile, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird. However, not all add-ons work with each of those applications or every version of those applications. Each add-on specifies which applications and versions it works with, such as Firefox 2.0 - 3.6.*. For Firefox add-ons, the install buttons will indicate whether the add-on is compatible or not.

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Re: How to find out if my add-ons are compatible with new firefox version before i install?

Firefox 9.0.1 is a real old version and is no longer supported - Firefox 24.0 is the current release version.

Open the Add-0ns manager tab and click on More for each extension that you have installed. Near the bottom of each "More" there should be a link that will take you to the download page where you can verify compatibility.

Or use this extension - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/is-it-compatible/ - but I'm not sure how well it will work when you are so many versions 'behind the curve'.