In the series of Firefox tips here is a new one to offer. As we know that Firefox 6 is already available for download before its final release, we started testing few tricks to make Firefox 6 better. Few weeks ago Google discontinued its support for Google Toolbar on Firefox 5 and higher versions. Firefox 4 users can still use Google Toolbar without facing any problem.
However Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 users can still use Google Toolbar. Since Google stopped providing support for Google Toolbar in higher versions of Firefox so Firefox automatically disables the toolbar add-on. In order to use the Google Toolbar in Firefox 5 and Firefox 6, you have to follow the below mentioned steps.
Enable or Run Google Toolbar in Firefox 5 and Firefox 6
- Open Firefox 5 or Firefox 6 (whichever version is installed on your system) and download a Firefox add-on named Add-on Compatibility Reporter.
- Install the add-on and restart Firefox.
- Download Google Toolbar and install it. Restart Firefox again.
NOTE: Google won’t allow you to download and install Google Toolbar directly from their website. To download Google Toolbar on your Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 follow the link given above.
- After installation you would be able to use Google Toolbar on Firefox 5 and Firefox 6.
After our rigorous tests, we didn’t find any issue using Google Toolbar on Firefox 6. Firefox will keep sending the incompatible add-on message but it will not affect the usage anyhow. For any other Firefox tips or tricks, leave your comments.