Firefox Scrapbook Add-On Custom Workaround Fix

Posted on 2013-09-27
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Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Metal Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate
Virtual Machine: Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
Mozilla Firefox v23.0.1
Add-On: Scrapbook Plus v1.9.23.40 (disabled)
VMware Player
Netgear Router
Anti-Virus: Avast & Malwarebytes

1. Scrapbook Plus claims to not work in Firefox v18.0 and above.
2. Firefox updates automatically and does not check which Add-On's are incompatible.

The Add-On (Scrapbook Plus) was actually working on Firefox versions past v18.0, but after upgrade to Firefox v24.0 it stopped working. This is an essential Add-On for me.

1. I would like to know how to
         a) allow Firefox to check for updates, but
         b) turn off automatic updates, and
         c) make it so when an update does happen, Add-On compatibility is checked.

2. Please help me figure out how to force Firefox to allow enabling of Scrapbook Plus.

BTW: Another developer once showed me how to manually force Add-On's to be compatible with new Firefox versions, but I cannot remember how nor find the notes. It had something to do with finding the Add-On *.ini file (or other setup file, *.xml ?), and changing the Firefox compatibility version number, it was a simple text edit.

ScrapBook Plus Homepage
ScrapBook Plus is a modification of Gomita's extension named ScrapBook (v1.3.3.7).
The latest Firefox release, which is supported, is ESR 17.0.9.
Question by:WizeOwl
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from the FFmenu bar >> tools >> options  >>  advanced >>  update tab >> there are your settings

Trying to hack the settings to make an incompatible old addon work is guaranteed to screw up other things.  You need to find a replacement for the addon if it is no longer supported, an you running out of time on XP as well.  Its days are numbered.


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WizeOwl earned 0 total points
ID: 39545243
This works:
Firefox ESR (Special Release) 7.0.9

FYI:  It breaks Awsome Screenshot Addon.

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