I recently downloaded Firefox 6 Aurora (alpha). But this version does not have Firebug extension compatible with it. I cannot re-install Firefox 4 as it's download is blocked (company policy). Is there any way I can revert to firefox 4 by means of updates?

Thanks. Sid

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    Those Firefox folks are completely off their rocker nowadays. Firefox 5 isn't even ready for release yet. Why are they dedicating resources to developing version 6? You're not going to beat Chrome by screwing up priorities. – Cody Gray Jun 2 '11 at 17:07
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    Stop trying to circumvent IT policy at your workplace. At worst you'll be terminated, at best you'll piss off the people that control your access to everything. – MDMarra Jun 2 '11 at 17:10
  • Install Firefox 4 just like you did it the you installed it the first time? – Daniel Beck Jun 2 '11 at 17:37
  • @Daniel Beck - First time when I installed Firefox, it was not blocked. – Sid Jun 2 '11 at 18:30
  • @SidCool - Did they block your access for installing alpha software? Go back to IT and tell them you screwed up and need to install a browser that works. – P.Brian.Mackey Jun 2 '11 at 18:37

No, unfortunately this is not possible. There is no way to "update" from Firefox 6 to Firefox 4.

Not only does that defy intuition (such would not be an update!), but it's technically impossible as well. The code base for version 6 is undoubtedly very different from the code base for version 4.

Download and install version 4 the same way you were able to download and install the alpha release of version 6. That wasn't an in-place upgrade, either. Use the same methods to get around your company's security policy, or ask your administrator to do so for you.

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Normally different Firefox version are installed side by side. Maybe you still have Firefox 4 on you drive?

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  • If you could edit your answer to say where he might look for the older version, that would probably be helpful. – nhinkle Jun 2 '11 at 21:49

I think you can get Firebug for that verison of Firefox:

Check out this blog post

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  • It did not work. It still says Firebug is not compatible. – Sid Jun 2 '11 at 18:31

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