Yet, I will try to keep this tutorial as simple as possible.
Caution: Take a backup of your Firefox Bookmarks, Saved passwords, extensions, adblock filters etc.
1. Uninstall any version of Firefox completely.
3. Launch the Firefox 4.0 and visit the link below with it.
4. Download and install Google Toolbar for Firefox from the above link with Firefox and “Allow” installing it when prompted.
5. Restart Firefox and you should see the Google Toolbar.
6. Click Start Menu>Run and type the following:
There should be a folder named something.default in it. Inside there would be folder called Extensions. Inside there should be folder named with some numbers. The total address would look similar to:
7. Edit the file install.rdf with notepad. Find
and replace it with
save it and close notepad.
8. Go to the lib folder and edit toolbar.js with notepad similarly. Find
and replace all with
Save it and close notepad.
9. Restart Firefox.
10. Go to Firefox menu>Help>About Firefox and update it to version 12.0, then again with similar procedure, update it to the latest version.
Now you have a working Google Toolbar in your latest Firefox.
In a nutshell:
Install Firefox 4
Install Google Toolbar
Edit install.rdf and toolbar.js files
Update firefox to the latest version.
To set Google Toolbar’s old speed dial, set your New Tab page and Home Page to
Thanks to Mr. David Cocke for his fantastic article, which was the base of this tutorial.
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