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    Question How to downgrade Firefox 5 to 4?

    I thought I would find this everywhere but I haven't. I upgraded to Firefox 5 when it came into Mozilla's stable PPA but about 60% of my plugins are not working. I've tried forcing compatibility using the Nightly Tester tools but still have tons non-functional. Is there a safe procedure to downgrade to v4.x? Is there a PPA with 4 still available (Mozilla simply removed it entirely). I'm using Lucid 10.4.2 32bit.

    I'm normally pretty careful on upgrades but this one got past me. This new release schedule is going to kill Firefox if they don't solve the plugin issue.

    Thanks for any advice.
    David

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    Exclamation Re: How to downgrade Firefox 5 to 4?

    Be warned that Mozilla no longer supports Firefox 4. So, among other problems, it will no longer get security updates.

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    Re: How to downgrade Firefox 5 to 4?

    Yeah, thanks Tim. I understand this and won't keep it for longer than I have to. I just use a lot of those plugins daily in my work and it's really frustrating right now. As soon as the plugin situation is sorted our or the main ones I use are updated, I will move back (assuming I can downgrade).
    David

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    Re: How to downgrade Firefox 5 to 4?

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...lity-reporter/
    this addon can disable the check witch will re-enable the addons
    the nightly testers tools addon can also do this
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    Re: How to downgrade Firefox 5 to 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...lity-reporter/
    this addon can disable the check witch will re-enable the addons
    the nightly testers tools addon can also do this
    Thanks. This seems to have fixed most of the plugins. I'm not sure what my problem with Nightly Tester was, but this really helped -- appreciate it.
    David

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