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Video: Make old add-ons work with Firefox betas

If you like to play around with Firefox betas, you'll find that most of your add-ons usually don't work with the prerelease software. However, there's a trick to make add-ons work--an about:config hack that lets your old add-ons work with Firefox beta releases.

In my IT Dojo video, Firefox about:config hacks that can speed up and customize your browser, I demonstrate several Firefox about:config hacks that can potentially speed up your browsing experience, force Firefox to spellcheck all text boxes (not just those with two or more lines), and eliminate the annoying countdown when installing add-ons.

Unfortunately if you like to play around with Firefox betas, you'll find that most of your add-ons usually don't work with the prerelease software. However, there's a trick to make add-ons work in the beta version. In this episode of CNET's show Hacks, Executive Editor Tom Merritt shows you another about:config hack that lets your old add-ons work with Firefox beta releases.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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