To my shock, I realized how much I depended on firefox and how it has become a virtual OS for my daily needs when none of the plugins worked. I use the following plugins daily
- Grease Monkey
- Google Tool Bar
- S3 Organizer for Amazon S3
These plugins are absolutely essential for my work. I have got so used to not installing software , instead installing plugins for Firefox, that Firefox is the new OS and upgrading firefox is like upgrading the OS.
So make sure your plugins are supported before upgrading Firefox.
Now about the downgrading process. Un-install Firefox 3, then download the previous version of Firefox from Mozilla releases website.
When I just installed the release 2 over the existing Firefox 3 release, the browser just wouldn’t open up. It kept on crashing. So make sure you un-install the existing Firefox 3 installation and then install firefox 2. The only saving grace is, all the plugins are intact, inspite of the un-installation process.
Update : One of the readers pointed out that FireBug works in Firefox 3, but it the automatic update doesn’t do the job.
firebug does work in FF3 you just have to go to the Firefox add-ons page and get it from there. For some reason the updater doesn't do it.