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google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

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google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

google toolbar does not work and will not download to firefox 5.0.

Moderator edit - 07-23-2011
The Google Toolbar "will not be supported on Firefox 5 and future versions."
http://googletoolbarhelp.blogspot.com/2011/07/update-on-google-toolbar-for-firefox.html

http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?answer=1342452&topic=15356%29

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

The GTB 7.1.20110512W version works in Firefox 5.0 by using the Compatibility Reporter extension, I tried it myself due to the large number of postings about the GTB this morning.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

Thats because the old installed version of googletoolbar has a file named install.rdf that declares the max supported version of firefox to be 4.0.

To fix this ,just open the install.rdf file with notepad and change maxVersion from 4.0.* to 6.* (see the image i've also uploaded)


Now, in order to find the correct install.rdf file do the following:

Go to folder : C:\Users\[your user name here]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[sometext].default and search for the install.rdf file (im using windows 7)

Windows search will find many install.rdf files (one for each addon you have installed on firefox) so make sure that you find the install.rdf that has the line

Google Toolbar for Firefox

in it. For this install.rdf file just rename the max version as stated above , restart firefox..and vualla! Google toolbar is back!

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

OK clever

but for everyone else - it needs to happen without messing about. Think about it.

And for info, in French it is

"et voila !" or, "and there it is"

Ok? Smart arse?

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

You should be talking to Google.

Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

Thanks for the spelling correction francis.

Its not a clever solution, its a technical solution that is meant to be quick and dirty. If you desperately need the toolbar apply the fix, else its a matter of time until google team uploads an update that will support firefox 5.

Cheers

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

The GTB 7.1.20110512W version works in Firefox 5.0 by using the Compatibility Reporter extension, I tried it myself due to the large number of postings about the GTB this morning.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/

Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

Dear A. Joom: Thanx for the excellent quick fix. :-)

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

Thanks A.Joom! Worked geat for me. I had to do a bit of searching for the correct file since I have XP. For anyone with XP, best is to do a right click on C:\Documents and Settings\[your user name here]\Application Data\Mozilla folder and click on Search... and write install.rdf in the top search window and click on Search. Some install.rdf files will show up in folders easily identifiable to various software or apps, some not. You have to open (with notepad) each install.rdf file not easily identifiable to a particular app and find the one that has the Google Toolbar for Firefox line. Once you've got the correct install.rdf file, change, like A.Joom says, the maxVersion from 4.0.* to 6.* and close it and save it and restart Firefox. Actually, I did a reboot of my computer and now my GTB is showing up ok, but a simple restart of Firefox might have worked also, I guess. The few bugs that might show up with the GTB restored this way should be resolved with the installation of the next versions of the GTB. Hopefully.....

and ps: btw, francis_lucey, if you want to be pointy, your "voila" requires a grave accent on the a like so: "voilà".

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

Works perfect. Thanks

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Re: google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

Woo Hoo