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Post Posted June 18th, 2014, 4:30 am

Hello!

It's really frustrating that I can't install or even download some addons because they're marked not compatible with my ff version and the install button is greyed. I can decide for myself what's compatible.
Can I force enable the install buttons? With a script or addon.
There's supposedly addons compatibility reporter. But that adds crap/bloat that I have no care for. I just want the install buttons enabled.

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Post Posted June 18th, 2014, 4:37 am

avada wrote:Hello!

It's really frustrating that I can't install or even download some addons because they're marked not compatible with my ff version and the install button is greyed. I can decide for myself what's compatible.
Can I force enable the install buttons? With a script or addon.
There's supposedly addons compatibility reporter. But that adds crap/bloat that I have no care for. I just want the install buttons enabled.


Your asking in wrong place - check with / in the palemoon forums.

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Post Posted June 18th, 2014, 4:46 am

And Compatibility reporter is not some huge bloating addon the download is only 112k. Your choice run through hoops download the XPI's or install an addon
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Post Posted June 18th, 2014, 6:50 am

I think you can download estensions from AMO as .xpi files instead of installing them directly if you disable javascript using NoScript and use right click-->Save Link as.

I've run into the issue you're talking about sometimes,but now I can't reproduce it:I can always download even incompatible addons with my setup,I think it may be because of NoScript,or possibly blocking cookies,frankly I don't know exactly how I've circumvented this.

Maybe changing temporarily the user agent could also work?

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Post Posted June 20th, 2014, 9:06 am

Drumbrake wrote:I think you can download estensions from AMO as .xpi files instead of installing them directly if you disable javascript using NoScript and use right click-->Save Link as.

I've run into the issue you're talking about sometimes,but now I can't reproduce it:I can always download even incompatible addons with my setup,I think it may be because of NoScript,or possibly blocking cookies,frankly I don't know exactly how I've circumvented this.

Maybe changing temporarily the user agent could also work?

But only from the main section it seems. Which most of the time means only the latest version. The versions section only redirects there.

malliz wrote:And Compatibility reporter is not some huge bloating addon the download is only 112k. Your choice run through hoops download the XPI's or install an addon

Package size is not quite correlated with bloat. Installing functionality which I never use is a waste of resources anyways.

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Post Posted June 20th, 2014, 7:41 pm

avada wrote:
malliz wrote:And Compatibility reporter is not some huge bloating addon the download is only 112k. Your choice run through hoops download the XPI's or install an addon

Package size is not quite correlated with bloat. Installing functionality which I never use is a waste of resources anyways.

You make no sense at all...... first you want something to make installing out of date extensions possible and then you claim you will never use it? Seriously think your just being difficult for effect.
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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 1:31 am

malliz wrote:
avada wrote:
malliz wrote:And Compatibility reporter is not some huge bloating addon the download is only 112k. Your choice run through hoops download the XPI's or install an addon

Package size is not quite correlated with bloat. Installing functionality which I never use is a waste of resources anyways.

You make no sense at all...... first you want something to make installing out of date extensions possible and then you claim you will never use it? Seriously think your just being difficult for effect.

I'd use neither of the addons actual features. It's claimed that the website will let me install all the incompatible addons too if I have it installed. (It would require the detection of the addon).
Anyway, just tried it and it doesn't work. (anymore?)

BTW it made loading the addons section like 5-10 times slower...

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 7:40 am

Actually, there's a remarkably simple fix for this. Even though the download button is greyed out, it's still clickable. Click it, a pop-up page will warn that the add-on is marked as incompatible, but there's an "Install anyway" link there. Click that and the add-on should be installed. No hacks or tweaks necessary.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 8:28 am

Trippynet wrote:Actually, there's a remarkably simple fix for this. Even though the download button is greyed out, it's still clickable. Click it, a pop-up page will warn that the add-on is marked as incompatible, but there's an "Install anyway" link there. Click that and the add-on should be installed. No hacks or tweaks necessary.

Ummm. No. It may have been at one point. Memory's a bit fuzzy. Now it's just text with a button like background.
Look lik it's easiest to get the link from the source with the inspector.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 8:28 am

Moved to 3rd-party builds as the OP is apparently not using an official Firefox build.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 9:06 am

avada wrote:
Trippynet wrote:Actually, there's a remarkably simple fix for this. Even though the download button is greyed out, it's still clickable. Click it, a pop-up page will warn that the add-on is marked as incompatible, but there's an "Install anyway" link there. Click that and the add-on should be installed. No hacks or tweaks necessary.

Ummm. No. It may have been at one point. Memory's a bit fuzzy. Now it's just text with a button like background.
Look lik it's easiest to get the link from the source with the inspector.


Hmm, image taken just now. Seems to work fine here!

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 9:22 am

Weird. It doesn't work like that here not with PM24, not with FF24. (Empty profiles) Which addon is that? Does it work like that for Greasemonkey 2.0? (Trying with v24)

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 9:43 am

Strange! I've just restarted PM in Safe Mode to disable all of the add-ons and it still works for me just as it does in the image above.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 10:17 am

In SeaMonkey, if the extension/theme claims to work with your version, the button is green. If the extension/theme works up to SeaMonkey 2.1, the button is gray but clickable like Trippynet's image above. If the extension/theme is compatible with anything less than SM 2.1, the button is gray and not clickable.

Turning off JavaScript will turn the button blue in all cases and clicking it will try to install in SeaMonkey. Right clicking it will allow you to download the extension/theme. I'm sure it would do the same in Firefox.

So, the button does different things depending on how far back the add-on claims for compatibility. Turning JavaScript off will allow you to bypass the page's checking system. Firefox or SeaMonkey may still not allow the extension to be installed, though.
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Post Posted June 21st, 2014, 1:13 pm

You can bump up the max version for the target application in the install.rdf file inside the .xpi file. I like the tip about disabling the checking system. I was using User Agent Switcher to get around the blocks.

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