GMail Manager 0.6.4.1 for Firefox 6 Stops Working

GMail Manager Not Working – Update September 10, 2011

It seems that every time Firefox updates to a new version, my favorite plugin GMail Manager stops working. I use the plugin multiple times a day to check multiple email accounts and switch Google User accounts with a click without having to type in my password each time. Anyways, I updated to Firefox 6 today and then of course GMail Manager 0.6.4.1 stopped working because it is not compatible with the new Firefox. I tried multiple solutions on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/gmail-manager/reviews/by editing the .XPI file (pasted below which may work for you, but not for me) –

1. Browse to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\A RANDOM CODE IS HERE.default\extensions\
2. Locate the file {582195F5-92E7-40a0-A127-DB71295901D7}.xpi, rename it to {582195F5-92E7-40a0-A127-DB71295901D7}.zip and extract the files to a temporary location.
3. Open the components folder, look for the file gmServiceGmail.js and use a text editor to modify these 2 lines:
this._loginURL = “https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginAuth”;
should be changed to this
this._loginURL = “https://accounts.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginAuth?service=mail”;

this._loginURL = “https://www.google.com/a/” + this.domain + “/LoginAction2”;
should be changed to this
this._loginURL = “https://accounts.google.com/a/”+ar[1]+”/LoginAction2?service=mail”;
4. Save the file, overwrite the existing gmServiceGmail.js
5. Open the file install.rdf with a text editor and change the line:
<em:maxVersion>4.0.*</em:maxVersion>
to
<em:maxVersion>6.0.*</em:maxVersion>
6. Save the file, overwrite the existing install.rdf.
7. Rezip all files you extracted in step 2 and name it {582195F5-92E7-40a0-A127-DB71295901D7}.xpi
8. Replace the old {582195F5-92E7-40a0-A127-DB71295901D7}.xpi for the 1 you just adjusted and restart FireFox

However, this did not work for me but I eventually found a way to fix it. Here is the link to download GMail Manager Version 7 – http://minus.com/mNLgH8BrL/. Just download it and choose to open it with Firefox, Install, Restart Firefox and bam! it should work exactly as expected.

GMail Manager Mail Snippets Preview No Longer Working on Firefox 3.6.1.2

GMail Manager is my favorite Firefox add-on, but unfortunately it isn’t 100% compatible with the latest version of Firefox, which is currently 3.6. The snippets no longer appear when you hover over the account in the status bar. I checked the official GMail Manager add-on page on the Mozilla website and it appears that I am not the only one with this problem, and as of right now, the developer has not updated it. One user said that he created a fix called “gmanager-internero.xpi” available for download on his website, but I tried installing it and it only crashed my browser. Obviously, not the solution and hopefully not a virus! So, has anybody gotten GMail Manager snippets to show up on Firefox 3.6?

UPDATE – I have come across the solution! It is a hacked version since apparently the original developer has abandoned the project (which is a damn shame), but a developer named “Mook” has come to the rescue. Here is what you need to do in order to get mail snippets to work again in Firefox 3.6. YOU HAVE TO DO ALL THE STEPS, OTHERWISE YOUR BROWSER WILL CRASH!

1. Download and install Mook’s version of GMail Manager from this link – http://github.com/downloads/mook/gmail-manager/gmanager.0.6.1.0.1.20101101.mook.xpi

2. Turn off Google Buzz for every account that you will be using GMail Manager for. You can turn off Google Buzz by scrolling all the way to the bottom of your inbox and click the link “Turn Buzz Off”.

3. Once you’ve done both of the steps listed above, you will have a working version of GMail Manager with fully working mail snippet previews!

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How Much Does Google Know About Me and You?

How much does Google know about me and you? I think it’s pretty safe to say that Google probably knows more about us than most of your closest friends and family members do and certainly more than any other website on the Internet. Obviously, Google stores its search engine query history in their massive data warehouses for up to 18 months. So while you may have never told another soul, Google doesn’t forget about that mysterious ailment that you were searching for “how to cure embarrassing rash” a year and a half ago. They can easily tie a specific user to a specific query with cookies and/or IP addresses.

And if you think you are out of the clear because you don’t use Google as your primary search engine, chances are that Google still knows pretty much everything about you because you most likely have used these services or come across websites that use these services and thus enables Google to track your activity:

– GMail – As of December 2009, Gmail had 179 Million users log into their site at least once monthly. Even if you don’t use Gmail, I’m willing to bet that you have emailed somebody who does. And thus, your conversation is tracked by Google.

– Google Analytics – By far the most popular website analytics service on the Internet. In fact, I just wrote a separate post about how many websites use Google Analytics about this. It is estimated that Google Analytics tracks 80.4% of websites on the Internet. So unless you only visit the same 20% of the Internet, you can count on the fact that Google Analytics has tracked your usage across several different websites.

– YouTube – Already the world’s second most popular search engine, YouTube is the premier destination for the red hot online video market. In fact, YouTube said they serve OVER 2 BILLION video views each and every day. That is insane!

– Google Maps – It is reported that Google Maps gets 55 Million unique visitors each month in the United States, which is significantly higher than MapQuest’s 38 Million unique visitors.

– Google AdSense – I can’t seem to find any statistics on exactly how many websites use AdSense to monetize their sites, but I think it’s safe to say that if it isn’t the most widely used website advertising network, then it is definitely in the Top 3. Anytime you view a website with Google AdSense and/or banner ads displayed by DoubleClick, you are being tracked by Google.

– Google Chrome – Google Chrome is already the third most popular web browser, behind only Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, with its 7.16% marketshare of the worldwide Internet usage.

– Google Docs – More and more users are moving from desktop software such as Microsoft Office to using cloud-based document software, and Google Docs is the most widely used in this market.

– Google Android – Google’s mobile OS has already taken over the top spot from Apple’s iPhone. And as more and more Android-enabled cell phones continue to flood the market, the more popular Google’s mobile OS will be.

– Google Toolbar, Google Earth, Google AdWords, Blogger, Picasa, and on and on and on…

Basically Google dominates the Internet and most likely your online life as well. And since Google is tracking your online activity, keep in mind that anything you search for or visits to any websites can potentially one day be made public!

GMail Manager Not Working – GMail Manager Firefox Add-On Plugin Stopped Working

Why is the Gmail Manager not working!!! The GMail Manager add-on for Firefox which I so heavily rely on has stopped working for the past week. Apparently the reason why it stopped working is because Google changed something on their end regarding authentication because several other Firefox plugins for Gmail stopped working recently as well. I have scoured the web for answers and have found several other people discussing the same problems, but nobody has any solutions! This is driving me nuts!