GMail Manager 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 stopped working because it is not compatible with the new Firefox. I tried multiple solutions on 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 = “”;
should be changed to this
this._loginURL = “”;

this._loginURL = “” + this.domain + “/LoginAction2”;
should be changed to this
this._loginURL = “”+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:
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 – Just download it and choose to open it with Firefox, Install, Restart Firefox and bam! it should work exactly as expected.


6 Responses to “GMail Manager for Firefox 6 Stops Working”

  1. gileramxr on September 13th, 2011 2:59 am

    Gmail managner 0.7 works, thank you very much.

  2. gileramxr on September 13th, 2011 7:18 am

    Buf, be carefull with this new version. Gmail advised me that my account had an “unsual activity” and forced me to change my password. The big problem now is that I can’t return to my old pass because Gmail don’t let repeat passwords.

  3. Swanny on September 13th, 2011 10:32 am

    brilliant! this issue always seems to creep up. thanks for the time you put into fixing/sharing this!

  4. Chad Ehlers on September 14th, 2011 12:52 am

    The issue I have is that v0.6.4.1 will work for email accounts that use Google Aps. But when I upgraded to v0.7 now only * accounts are accepted and work.

    So now I have to choose which one is more important. Personal (, semi-personal (Google App), or work (Google App).

    Would like to see it work the way it used to

  5. tripleM on September 14th, 2011 3:10 pm

    Thank you, it was really annoying me that it kept asking for my password and not work. Editing the .xpi didn’t work for me but version 7 did the trick

  6. finkel epstein on September 15th, 2011 6:50 pm

    Well, it stopped working AGAIN as of Sept 15th .. why the hell is this program so finicky????

    I’m not comfortable, nor familiar enough to be getting into the heart of these programs and retyping code … thanks for the link …

    Hope the next incarnation works

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