GMail Manager Firefox 7 Not Working – Update

Once again, Mozilla upgraded Firefox to a new version which is apparently Firefox 7.0.1. And once again, because Mozilla upgraded Firefox, a lot of my plugins and addons that I use on a daily basis end up breaking. Most importantly, Gmail Manager to manage multiple email accounts for all of my clients. This is ridiculous that Mozilla keeps upgrading Firefox for what appears to be no particular reason considering the browser is still extremely slow. My preferred browser is Google Chrome since it’s so much quicker, but Gmail Manager or an equivalent plugin is not available currently for Chrome.

Anyways, you probably came here because you upgraded to Firefox 7 and now GMail Manager does not work for you. Well, you’re in luck because I have found the solution straight from the Mozilla extensions page:

http://minus.com/dGiqh21zjjZdk.xpi

or you can patch it yourself.

1. find the xpi file and extract it with an unzip utility. The path will be something like C:\Users\yourlogin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\somerandomid.default\extensions

2. edit install.rdf and change this line
<em:maxVersion>6.0.*</em:maxVersion>
to
<em:maxVersion>7.0.*</em:maxVersion>

mine is 6.0.* because I’ve already patched this previously. Yours might be 5.0.* . If you haven’t done the previous patch, read backwards in this thread until you see the instructions detailed.

3. Zip the contents back up, and rename with an xpi extension. It’s important to note that the final zipped file does not include the top level directory {582195F5-92E7-40a0-A127-DB71295901D7} but just the files within it.

I have posted the completed patch here so if you are lazy, just use that. But I won’t use anybody elses patch. It’s super easy for someone to put nasties in there! Be warned!