The last version of firefox is out, but an extension that I use daily (QuickProxy) has not been updated yet. In fact, it should work but it is considered ‘not compatible’ by firefox and thus, is automatically de-activated.
The workaround (at your own risks !) is to bypass the security that enforces the compatibilty of extensions.
- Open firefox and enter “about:config” in the URL bar.
- Right click in the page, then “new->boolean”
- enter “extensions.checkUpdateSecurity” as the preference name in the dialog
- set it’s value to false.
- Create a similar entry called “extensions.checkCompatibility” set to false too.
Be careful when testing unsupported extensions, you may want to activate them one by one ! However do not hesitate to try, I have been able to succesfully use QuickProxy this way for more than a month….
For the record, the list of all the about:config options of firefox.
[EDIT:] The extensions.checkUpdateSecurityallow the download of extension without SSL, and is not related to firefox version check. It should remain to true http://kb.mozillazine.org/Extensions.checkUpdateSecurity.