Modify Firefox 1.5 to work with all extensions

For all of those who just downloaded Firefox 1.5 and can’t get your extensions to work. This is a simple modification of Firefox’s configuration to trick the extensions to work. No need to manually edit the extensions to get them to work. Currently all the extensions I use work except the bookmark sync extension that I so dearly want to.

  1. At the location bar, enter: about:config. This will show you a list of Firefox internal preferences.
  2. Right-click on the list, select New > String
    Enter “app.extensions.version� (without quotes) for the preference name.
  3. Then, enter “1.0� (without quotes) as the value for app.extensions.version.
  4. Restart Firefox 1.5, then enable those disabled Firefox extensions.
  5. Restart Firefox 1.5 again to active the extensions. Done.

Personally I think this is the best solution because you can always go back and delete the string later rather then fiddling with the extensions.

[UPDATE]

if you change 1.0 back to 1.5 Spoofstick [and potentially others] will continue to work and can also look for updates.

Thanks wgc