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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3 Web Browsers
I couldn't wait any longer for the Firefox add-on Snap Links to be updated for Firefox 3, so I changed the supported version number myself to make it work.

On your Mac, assuming you've installed Snap Links, quit Firefox and navigate to your user's Library » Application Support » Firefox » Profiles » [random].default » extensions » snaplinks@snaplink.net folder. In that folder, open install.rdf in a text editor. Change the MaxVersion number from 3.0beta number to just 3.0 and save the file. Now launch Firefox, and Snap Links should appear in the addon list as available now.

[robg adds: I hadn't installed Snap Links before, but was able to find an installable version for Firefox 3 on the Snap Links Version History page. I just installed the 0.0.4 version listed there, and it's working fine with my Firefox 3.0 installation. There are also some links in the comments to the plug-in to pre-modified versions, if you'd rather not edit the code yourself.]
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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: polaritypictures on Jul 11, '08 01:07:20PM

I Tried to alter the version number in the Windows Version on vista and xp, but wouldn't take. Firefox refuses to notice the install.RDF changes of the file, so no availability of the plugin.

Using the unsupported compatibility line add will allow install of the .4 version, but when restarted will be unavailable again unless you change the version history. Firefox's extension update check is a picky one.



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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: neier on Jul 11, '08 03:37:47PM

In FF2, I could never make Snap Links work correctly. That is, releasing the mouse button would not cause the selected links to open. The only way to get links to open was to drag the mouse outside the firefox window. This is the case on various Macs at home and at work.

Do others see the same problem? And if so, is it still a problem in FF3?



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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: polaritypictures on Jul 11, '08 11:56:41PM

fixed for xp. download the .xpi file and decopress it with stuffit expander, the folder will have the four items in it, just edit the install.rtf file. change the version number from 0.0.4, add a .1 to it such as 0.0.4.1. and change the max version to 3.0 and no beta numbers. save it and find the snaplink@snaplinks folder in xp/vista and replace these four files with the corrected ones, should be available and working fine. I tested(on xp) and does work correctly now. Don't have a vista machine to test on so :P



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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: sachxn on Jul 14, '08 03:21:02AM
It worked for me on Mac. I think it is for Mac only.





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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: polaritypictures on Jul 14, '08 12:33:01PM

no the hint works for mac and windows, but the process is somewhat different for XP. Somehow it won't see the update to the install file. So a workaround was needed.



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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: DMCrimson on Jul 21, '08 11:41:33AM

Just install either Nightly Tester Tools or MR Tech Toolkit - both of them extensions provide means of forcing compatibility. No need to find the extension from the depths of the profile folder and mess with Install.rdf (one typo and it will go wonky....) nor other tinkering (although I like it that way:).



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Make the Snap Links add-on work with Firefox 3
Authored by: expertqtp on Jan 08, '09 04:16:25AM

I think the hint works for both Mac and windows.

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