Sometimes, I just feel, Firefox is a bit too orthodox, you need to restart after almost installing any add-on and the add ons that work in the stable version may not work in the newer beta versions.
Bloggers like me would definitely want to try Aurora or Nightly builds but actually none of the add ons work in these builds. But fortunately, there’s a method to make any add-on work even in testing builds of Firefox.
Making incompatible add ons work in Aurora and Nightly
Initially, when you install Aurora or Nightly, it’ll check for compatible add ons, if any. After installing, go to the Add ons manager and it’ll show the incompatible add ons there.
- Now, head on to Add ons store and get the Add-on Compatibility Checker.
- Install it and after restarting Firefox, it will start compatibility checking tests, and after the tests are over (takes not more than 10 seconds), you need to restart once again.
- Now, in the Add ons manager you can enable all the incompatible add ons (see image below)
- You can also help the Mozilla team by sending them feedback about how the add on works in the testing versions of Firefox. For that, click on Compatibility > Select between This add-on still works and This add on no longer works.