Firefox Scrapbook Add-On Custom Workaround Fix

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

PROBLEM
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.

BACKGROUND
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.

QUESTION
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.

NOTE:
ScrapBook Plus Homepage
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/scrapbook-plus/
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.
Jerry LAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

COBOLdinosaurCommented:
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.

Cd&
0
Jerry LAuthor Commented:
This works:
Firefox ESR (Special Release) 7.0.9

FYI:  It breaks Awsome Screenshot Addon.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Jerry LAuthor Commented:
No other solution was provided.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Development

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.