Firefox 3.5 Tab Mix Plus Add On

Finally firefox 3.5 has been released on June 30th, the next major version of its popular open source Web browser. I will not be discussing the features available in the new browser as many forums have already done this. I have just installed the browser (over my existing 3.0.x version)  and came across an inconvenience which is mentioned below.

Tab Mix Plus Not working

This Add-on is very important for me and was disappointed a bit. So I checked the forums and installed latest dev build. Unfortunately this didn’t work at all. I went back to the forms to see if I could find some solution for this. There were many people saying that this build did not work. One member had suggested to uninstall the old version first and do a fresh installation. So I took a backup of the profiles directory and completely uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled the new version.

Once installed I then downloaded and installed the latest Build . Now I needed to restore my old tab mix settings. Below are the steps I followed

  • Open the `profiles` directory in …\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
  • Open the backed up profiles directory
  • copy `sessionbackups` directory to your profile directory
  • copy session.rdf file to your profile directory

This is all that’s needed to get tabmix plus up and running .. 🙂

I had my passwords synced using xmarks, so all I had to do was install the add-on and re-sync the data back to my local machine.

It is unfortunate that I had to do a fresh installation to get tab mix working, but I feel that it is worth it .. and hope this helps anyone who is facing the same problem as I did .. 🙂

Cheers !