How to install Google Toolbar on Firefox 19, 20, 21 and 22 onwards?
Mozilla Firefox and Google Toolbar, you need them both
Update : This works flawlessly with all latest versions of Firefox browser. It has been tested with Firefox 23 and 24 as well as other previous versions of Firefox.
I have been using Firefox browser for the last 8 years and gradually it has become a part and parcel of my online life. I cant think of using any browser other than Mozilla Firefox right now, unless something remarkable (both fast and secured) comes out. Nowadays I stopped comparing Firefox with other browsers (see how loyal I am). But sometimes ago google stopped upgrading google toolbar for the new versions of mozilla firefox which made my life miserable. As a webmaster I need Google Toolbar to check backlinks, pagerank of my websites as well as of other websites including my competitors’ too. Though there are many free plugins or extensions to check google pagerank but none of them is as good as google toolbar. So when google stopped their support for firefox browser I started to find a way so that I can use them both.
Google Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox
Google toolbar offers many features like different search options, bookmarking, docs, news and around 22 buttons to help you to search orkut, docs, calender, finance, product search, video, map search etc and an auto fill option to help you to login quickly to your favorite websites. It also helps you to share your favorites with other popular online communities. It also offers a pagerank bar which enables you to check the pagerank of the site, cached snapshot of the page, finding similar pages and backward links. So I cant ignore the toolbar as well as my favorite browser. So I started looking for an alternative way to make google toolbar compatible with the versions of Firefox.
I always upgrade firefox when an upgrade is available. If you dont know whether you are using the latest version of firefox then go the ‘Help’ button and click ‘About Firefox’. It will show which version you are using and whether any update is available or not.
How to make Google Toolbar compatible with Firefox?
Firefox always checks after every upgrade whether the plugins, extensions and themes are compatible with the new version or not. And you might have seen that after the upgrade it shows that google toolbar is not compatible with the firefox so automatically becomes disabled. If you tried to enable manually you wont succeed, because of the compatibility feature of firefox. So we have to disable the compatibility feature of firefox to enable google toolbar but how?
You dont have to go through the codes or neither you need any coding knowledge, just install the Check Compatibility plugin/add-on, and voila, google toolbar is running as before with firefox latest or any version. Morever the Check Compatiblity plugin doesn’t require a restart, so isn’t it the easiest way to enable google toolbar for your firefox browser?
Just remember before upgrading to any new version of firefox you must have google toolbar installed earlier. And download and install Check Compatibility plugin before upgrading Firefox.
Just a warning, do this at your own risk. I will not be responsible if you face any difficulties or data loss or any risk later. I found this way to make the both working easily and smoothly. If you know or come across any other way do not hesitate to share with me.
Update: It works smoothly with the Firefox 24 version. It works fine also with the earlier versions of firefox like 20, 21 and 23.