Can you force Firefox to let a “not compatible” plug-in run? — MileWideBack
I updated to Windows 7 Pro (from Vista) last night, and after re-installing Firefox, found that the extension I use the most (and practically rely on) is not working (it is "compatible" according to Firefox, just not doing anything). MileWideBack basically turns the far left of the screen into a giant Back button (which also allows tab switching and closing using a mouse wheel). I've used this extension for about 4 or 5 years now (I think) so being stuck without it is quite a pain.
The page at addons.mozilla.org says that the extension hasn't been updated since October 2006, so I'm not hopeful for a fix to come out any time soon. Also- one other reviewer says that they're experiencing a similar problem (on Windows 7 Ultimate). I've tried disabling all other extensions to see if there were any conflicts, but it hasn't worked.
I'm wondering if anyone knows WHY this is happening with Windows 7, and if anyone has any ideas how to go about fixing it? If not, I'm thinking it might be easy (ish) to replicate it (maybe using Jetpack) and would appreciate any pointers on how to go about doing that...