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I want to switch back to Firefox 3.0.4

Recently, my Firefox updated to 3.0.6. Since then my Screengrab add-on hasn't worked reliably, the find function doesn't always work either, and I am completely unable to attach documents to emails I send using Gmail (I am still able to do this if I use IE).

So I want to go back to 3.0.4. How do I go about doing this, and what do I have to do to ensure that my bookmarks, add-ons, etc transfer over?

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  • Lauren Chang Feb 12, 2009

    Hi Bruxy! Thank you so much for that information! It was exactly what I needed. Of course, my Screengrab! and my ability to upload attachments are currently working fine, wouldn't you know. I'm sure they'll be acting up again though, and I appreciate the great advice.

    Thank you to Misterixas too! I was unaware of FileHippo and will keep it in mind for any future needs.


  • Misterixas May 11, 2010

    There are always older versions of popular programs at FileHippo

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_firefo...

    Or OldVersion:

    http://www.oldversion.com/Mozilla-Firefo...

    I hope this should help

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Hi Lauren!

before downgrading, which is not really recommended being that the latest version is usually more secure than the older ones, check to be sure that you have updated all your addons after upgrading. best to do this regularly if you don't already.

you may want to have a look here: Firefox 3.0.6 Release notes

there you will find info on Uninstalling Firefox, which explains how to do it as well as letting you know that your profile settings won't be deleted, it also tells you where to find these files on your system.

there is also a category for 'known issues' but i didn't notice anything in there about the e-mail attatchment problem you're having... this may be due to one of your addons or a conflict between two or more of them... a good way to figure out if this is the case is to launch firefox insafemode (you don't have to change any of your settings permanently)and go to your g-mail account to see how things are working there... also try the find function while you're in safemode. there's more info on this in the 'troubleshooting' section.

if you're still having trouble with one or both of these, you may want to make a bug report to firefox. if it's all fine, then it's most likely an add-on problem, in which case...

...you'll want to disable all your addons and then add them back in one at a time... since Screengrab is giving you trouble, i'd put that back first and test your g-mail and your find feature. and as you enable other addons, see how Screegrab and the rest behaves until you find the one that id causing you trouble.

additionally, in the case of Screengrabber, you may want to go to the firefox addonpage and see if the developer or any users have made notes about bugsor incompatibilities with the FF upgrade or other addons, or to the devloper's support page/forum.

if you still want to go back to an older version of firefox... you can find all the previous releases here:
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

you'll have to uninstall the curent version and then install the older one into the same folder. you should have all your settings back again once you do, but do make a backup of everything before uninstalling just to be sure.

if you need to reinstall any or all of your extensions, you should be able to do this by pointing the installer to the local folder, then be sure that you have them all up-to-date.

let me know if any or all of this works for you, or if you need more help.
bru*

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota Feb 12, 2009

    ps... if you go to the ftp page with the older versions, please scroll down until you find the readme file... it's very short, but you should read it before proceeding with a downgrade. : )

  • Kathleen Bota
    Kathleen Bota Feb 12, 2009

    glad i could help, Lauren, and thanks for the cool rating! :-)

    i do have to wonder why it's all ok again... maybe this happens when you have some other (or several other) program running that is sharing some kind of system file, or are on another website in the same browser window that is running some confilicting scripts or using another one of your addons.... just a thought... you can try using the dom inspector or the page error module in firefox to see what the problem is if it happens again.

    if you have any more trouble or questions on this just give me a shout!
    bru*


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