Fix Delicious bookmark add-on problem with Firefox 4

Warning info_blue Major text on this post is copy pasted from someone else’s original post

Delicious bookmark add-on has long been my well-utilized tool in Firefox; but problem arose as I shifted from Fx3 to Fx4. This plug-in did not work and Firefox add-on manager displayed an warning saying, “Delicious Bookmarks add-on 2.2.106 is incompatible with Firefox 4.0”. I noticed the problem with earlier beta releases of Fx4 and hoped that this issue would be resolved before the release of the stable version, but it did not.

So, I googled and found some help text as quoted below:

  • From the menu of Firefox select Help > Troubleshooting information
  • On this new tab, near the top, you’ll see a field called Profile Directory. Click the button in the field to launch Finder (File Explorer for Windows)
  • In the window which has popped up navigate to the extensions folder.
  • Inside that should be another folder named “{2fa4ed95-0317-4c6a-a74c-5f3e3912c1f9}”.
  • Inside this is a file called install.rdf Open install.rdf in any plain text editor.
  • Around line 8 you should see some XML which looks like this:
    em:maxVersion=”4.0b3pre” />
  • Update this to:
    em:maxVersion=”5.0″ />

    (See we removed the changed the version?)
  • Save the file and restart Firefox.

The original post mentioned to change the version to 4.0 only by removing b3pre part. But, for updates of Firefox 4 it did not work properly. So, I changed it to 5.0 and started to use Delicious once again Smile


4 thoughts on “Fix Delicious bookmark add-on problem with Firefox 4

  1. If you do not have delicious add-on already installed from a previous version, you need to copy it from someone else’s (one of your friend maybe) add-on directory. You can find the same folder “{2fa4ed95-0317-4c6a-a74c-5f3e3912c1f9}” by following first 4 steps. Copy it to your computer’s appropriate location (similar procedure).
    If your friend have already solved this problem then you will find delicious add-on working fine next time you start Firefox 4. If not been solved, or you friend is still using FF3 then you have to proceed with remaining steps.

    Happy bookmarking


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