No offense, but I just can’t use 3.0 anymore for development. -_-‘
If it wasn’t for the fact that my Greasemonkey scripts only selectively work now (I’ve yet to figure out why some of them work and some of them don’t — and these are simple, simple scripts)…
Or that my favorite extension, TabMixPlus hasn’t been fully updated yet and is still just a development copy and could be causing problems…
It’s that Firebug doesn’t work correctly (the 3.0 version is still in beta, and is sometimes erratic as hell when I’m developing) — this is the deal breaker. I need Firebug for web development, and if it doesn’t work correctly, that’s a problem. If it’s not the fact that my watch variables I’ve set are constantly disappearing, it’s the fact that when I go to another tab briefly and come back to the my development tab, Firebug ceases to be responsive.
So, for now, I’ve moved back to Firefox 2.0 — I haven’t uninstalled 3.0, though. I’m actually running 2.0 from a portable copy (via PortableApps.com). I’ll keep updating 3.0 in the hopes that these issues are slowly fixed, and then move back over to it — I mean, I do like the new version, trust me. If it’s not the “AWESOME BAR” it’s the new extension and plugin controls. And if it’s not that, it’s the speed and memory usage — it is a lot faster than 2.0.
But, anyway — Firefox 2.0 portable. Now, the problem with running it from a portable copy is you can’t use your old profile (if you’ve saved it via FEBE or something). Firefox 2.0 portable doesn’t support the “-profilemanager” flag to load the profile manager — for all I know, it can’t do it at all because of the way Firefox Portable was designed. So, the question is: how to get my old saved Firefox 2.0 profile (via FEBE .fbu file) into my copy of Firefox 2.0 portable so that I can use it?
Easy — an FEBE .fbu file is just an archive; unpack it with your favorite unpacker. (These instructions are for Windows, by the way.)
Now, in your Firefox Portable folder, navigate to “/Data/profile”. Save everything in this folder as an archive first, just to be sure — delete everything in this folder afterwards.
Finally, copy everything in the unpacked FEBE .fbu file to the “/Data/profile” folder in your Firefox portable folder.
Then, restart and you’re done! Now, happily develop away.