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Make Google Toolbar Work with Newer Versions of Firefox
Posted: December 08, 2011
If you are a Google Toolbar fan as well as a Firefox browser fan then I'm sure you were not happy when Google announced that they would not be supporting their Google Toolbar in version of Firefox above 4.0.
Google said the reason for this was that "many features that were once offered by Google Toolbar for Firefox are now already built right into the browser" but who knows for sure if that's the real reason or not.
With that being said, if you still want to use the Google Toolbar in Firefox then it will still work and there doesn't seem to be any incompatibility issues to report. All you need to do is install an add-on in Firefox and then install the toolbar itself.
The first step to getting this working is to install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter for Firefox from here. This add-on allows you to enable incompatible extensions for "testing" purposes. You install it just like any other Firefox plugin and then restart your browser.
Next you will need to install the Google Toolbar from a site such as filehippo.com since trying to install it from Google's website will just give you a message saying "Google Toolbar for Firefox is only supported in Firefox 2.0 through 4.0" and not allow you to install it the normal way.
After you install the Google Toolbar from filehippo.com you should be all set. If you go into Tools and then Addons you will notice it listed there with a message saying it's incompatible with your version of Firefox. You can just ignore this message and carry on like it was the good old days!
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