Home Technology Tech News & Updates Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta 1

Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta 1

Firefox 4

Today, Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta 1 to the public. Some technology enthusiasts have already downloaded and using the Firefox 4 nightly build but if you are scared of bugs and inconsistencies that might occur, this is a good opportunity to test the new Firefox 4 as the Beta should be more stable to test and try out.

Check out what’s new in Firefox 4 and also how to force the add-ons to be compatible in Firefox 4 Beta 1.

Firefox 4 new features

  • New UI:
    Firefox 4 UI New

How to force the add-ons compatibility with Firefox 4 Beta 1

Thanks to the techie people at Neowin.net forum thread, here is a short instruction on how to force compatibility add-ons with Firefox 4.

  1. On the URL field, type about:config
    You should see a warning screen since you are going to modify Firefox inner settings. Click on the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button to continue.
    Firefox 4 addons compatible
  2. Right click anywhere and choose New-Boolean
  3. Type: extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b  and set it to false as the value.
  4. Go to Firefox’s add-ons menu, you should see that it requires a restart to re-enable all the add-ons.
  5. Restart Firefox and enjoy :)

Alternative way to make add-on works in Firefox 4 Beta 1

Simply install a Firefox extension called “Add-on Compatibility Reporter“. Probably easier than the manual way above? :)

Been using Google Chrome on my Windows 7 machine for months so this is a good reason for me to use Firefox again on it just to play around.

You may also like