I used all sorts of add-ons and extensions for Firefox, (I’ll get around to writing a blog post on that soon too). Since I do a lot of web-development, I switch between Firefox and Internet Explorer frequently during a build.
To make this easier, I’ve been using Grayson Mixon’s IE View Lite. But with the latest upgrade (version 1.3.2), it broke in Firefox 2.0! (This made me sad)
I’d been holding out for the next upgrade – to see if that would fix the problem… but nothing came.
So I emailed Grayson to see if there was a potential fix in a future release; which he promptly replied:
IE View Lite 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 are Firefox 3 only. If you want to continue using Firefox 2, you should use IE View Lite 1.3.1, the only difference being compatibility updates for Firefox 3 that broke backward compatibility.
I’ve now uninstalled version 1.3.2 – reverting back to 1.3.1 – and everything is good again! (Thanks Grayson).
It does concern me that support was dropped for Firefox 2.0 in favour of version 3 (which is still only in beta) – cutting out a large proportion of the user-base. But I guess once Firefox 3 has shipped, no one will be bothered anyway.