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Yes, but the problem is that doing that doesn't make the extension compatible, it simply overrides the compatibility check. I managed to install an old favorite "Prefbar" (prefbar.mozdev.org) -- originally made for Mozilla Suite -- using the Nightly Tester Tools extension, but the problem is that its "customize" GUI is broken in Firefox/1.5. So, I have to either hand-edit its .rdf config file, or use the GUI in Mozilla Suite to make changes, and then copy the .rdf file from my Mozilla profile over to my Firefox profile.
The majority of incompatible widgets that concern me are themes rather than extensions -- but that's just because I'm doing a lot of 'support' for other users on my network whose themes appear to be incompatible. Of course, sometimes the extension or theme truly *is* still compatible, but the 'acceptable version range' check values simply needs to be updated.
Again, I suspect that the number of compatibility problem encountered on new Firefox releases is going to drop off precipitously as the product matures, and most popular themes and extensions will be updated soon, so this is just a minor bump in the road. I'm actually very pleasantly amazed that I can notice such a speed-up in the 1.5 release -- even though I've already tweaked-in network speedups using about:config for previous versions, and I like the new features. Plus, using Firefox makes my old Netscape 2.0 soul feel warm. :)
There is a big border at the bottom of the screen which covers 30% of the monitor, WHAT A MESS.
Do you really think your screen resolution is so special? What you describe sounds very much like a broken theme or extension.
[edited by: encyclo at 12:06 am (utc) on Dec. 2, 2005]
[edit reason] appropriate language please [/edit]
Tools -> Options -> Content: Checkbox - Warn me when web sites try to install extensions or themes
Add trusted sites to the list in the "Exceptions" dialog, if desired, to avoid the warning dialog.
You can also go to the url "about:config" and right-click toggle the preference "xpinstall.enabled" if the above doesn't work for some reason (Type "xpinstall" into the filter to make finding the preference easier).
I'm happy with xpinstall enabled, and warnings from everywhere except mozilla.org, but you can certainly lock it down if you prefer.
The rendering of the default theme in phpbb (all tables) is now different and the column containing the "poster details" at the left now collapses to just the size necessary to contain the details. I believe the markup includes a width, which now appears to be handled differently for whatever reason. It all seems to now depend upon whether there is content to utilise all of the width specified or not, and if not, it seems to now collapse to just that width required.
That's the only different I have noticed.
The only thing that appears in the "filler area" is a single red "^". Nothing in the area is clickable or selectable.
I tried an uninstall and fresh install but the area remains.
While trying out All in One Gestures, received input that Tab Mix Plus and MiniT also support tab scrolling. Aha! It was MiniT that I had. Evidently it was dumped completely with the Firefox update. Also got dumped on another machine that I updated. I have three extensions 'disabled' as not yet compatible, but MiniT just completely disappeared. I do have a file with a list with all of the extensions that I keep, but didn't think that any were missing, so didn't check it.