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



Firefox address-bar search: restoring Google

Firefox is a nice browser, everyone agrees, and many of its default features are really cool. One of the cool features of it is the address bar. In default setting, when you do not put a valid address it uses the Google I’m feeling lucky search and it often redirects you to the web-page you really want to go.

Many Firefox plug-in tend to change this and set it to Yahoo! search or some other engine; in such case you might want to restore the original behavior. I suffered this problem, and the remedy is pretty simple.

Restore Google I’m feeling lucky in Firefox address-bar

  1. Open Firefox browser
  2. Type about:config in address bar and press enter
  3. Search for configuration key keyword.URL
  4. Right click on the configuration key keyword.URL and choose Reset from the shortcut menu.
  5. That’s all. From now onwards Firefox uses Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky when you type keywords in URL bar.


Other Search Engine Keys for Firefox

If you don’t  want to go back to Google and use some other engine instead you may find this list useful:

Photo Viewer Background Color problem in Win7

Today, I faced a problem with the background color of Windows Photo Viewer. It was oddly yellow! yak… do you want to see all the pictures on a yellowish background and even all the transparent .pngs having this yellow thing? I guess not. okk, you may not face this problem unless you are using Windows 7 and not until you have installed the optional update for your display (monitor) from Microsoft.
It is actually a bug and distorts the look of the image especially ones with some transparency designed for white backgrounds. I hope Microsoft will solve the issue; untill they solve do it manually,
  • go to Control panel » Color Management » All Profiles
  • at the bottom of the list under ICC profiles, there should be a profile that is called sRGB IEC61966-2.1. If not, add it.
  • If there is another profile for display listed, like a Samsung or Dell profile, delete it.

Hope, this should fix the problem. You can read more about the problem here. Until then let me thank the internet community and people and forums that helped me find this out.