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Can I downgrade Firefox WITHOUT having to uninstall it first?

I recently upgraded to Firefox 3.6. I discovered that one of my crucial add-ons, Screengrab, is not compatible with 3.6. So I need to downgrade, ideally back to 3.0.17.

I have read online that I have to uninstall 3.6 first, then reinstall 3.0.17. However I do not want to do this because I have hundreds of important bookmarks, cookies, and saved passwords.

Does anyone know another way to do this? Is it possible to downgrade without uninstalling first?

Alternately, does anyone know of a good screen grab program that is compatible with Firefox 3.6? Don't suggest SnagIt, which is way too slow.

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  • Lauren Chang Feb 03, 2010

    So I reinstalled Screengrab (which does state that it is compatible with 3.6, as vanherringto says) and I was able to take and save a print screen. But the image appeared with a gray background. I think that at this point, it's a problem that must be resolved by Screengrab's creators. Looking online, I see that several others are having the same problem as well as a variety of other issues. But I really appreciate all the help and I will try Silverdragon's suggestion later on.

  • Lauren Chang May 28, 2010

    Hi Adnan. The new version of Screengrab worked! Thanks so much!

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I read your problem too late but I think I still have some useful info for you:

First of all the new version of Screengrab resolves this issue according to the developer (I didn't test this). Click here for the page.

You can download older versions of Firefox from here.

If you want to back-up bookmarks, try the follwoing:

In Firefox 3.6, press Ctrl+Shift+B and Organize Bookmarks Window will open or you can open it from Bookmarks menu. On the top look for Import and backup option. Press this button and I hope you can figure out the rest. Note that if you export bookmarks as HTML you may be able to use them with ANY other browser.

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Well it may be possible to Co-install it to another directory, NOT into the same one existing now... So install FF, into say C:\FireFox3.0.17.1 and then once installed, go to that directory look for Firefox.exe and run, double Click, from there, this will work... IF you add anything to FF, make sure you choose the RIGHT place to install. The "Other" FF, is in Program Files.

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Screengrab is compatible with Firefox 3.6. I just checked. See here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1146

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