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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