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Under normal circumstances, extensions compatible with Firefox version a.b will also be compatible with version a.b.n for all n. In other words, extensions compatible with 1.0 are also compatible with 1.0.1. Under normal circumstances, extensions compatible with Firefox version a.b will also be compatible with version a.b.n for all n. In other words, extensions compatible with 1.0 are also compatible with 1.0.1.
-Hence Firefox 1.0.1 ''shouldn&rsquo;t'' break any of your extensions. However, you may find that Fx brings up the dialog saying that it has disabled your extensions for compatibility reasons. You may then find that many (but not necessarily all) of your extensions have indeed stopped working, although they are not actually disabled in the Extension Manager. To resolve this, manually disable all broken extensions in the Extension Manager (by right-clicking each one in turn and choosing "disable"), restart Firefox, manually enable them all, and restart Firefox again. (''Reports indicate that this problem applies to Windows ME and Windows XP SP2 but not Windows 98, having upgraded Firefox over the top of an existing installation rather than uninstalling the original''.)+Hence Firefox 1.0.1 ''shouldn&rsquo;t'' break any of your extensions. However, you may find that Fx brings up the dialog saying that it has disabled your extensions for compatibility reasons. You may then find that many (but not necessarily all) of your extensions have indeed stopped working, although they are not actually disabled in the Extension Manager. To resolve this, manually disable and then re-enable all broken extensions in the Extension Manager (by right-clicking each one and choosing "disable", then right-clicking each one again and choosing "enable"), then restart Firefox. If you have a lot of extensions installed, you may find it quicker to browse to the folder <tt><[[Profile Folder]]>\chrome\chrome.rdf</tt> and delete each occurrence of <tt>c:disabled="true"</tt>, being careful not to delete any of the <tt>/></tt> symbols. (''Reports indicate that this problem applies to Windows 98/ME/XP SP2 having upgraded Firefox over the top of an existing installation rather than uninstalling the original''.)

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Broken extensions

Under normal circumstances, extensions compatible with Firefox version a.b will also be compatible with version a.b.n for all n. In other words, extensions compatible with 1.0 are also compatible with 1.0.1.

Hence Firefox 1.0.1 shouldn’t break any of your extensions. However, you may find that Fx brings up the dialog saying that it has disabled your extensions for compatibility reasons. You may then find that many (but not necessarily all) of your extensions have indeed stopped working, although they are not actually disabled in the Extension Manager. To resolve this, manually disable and then re-enable all broken extensions in the Extension Manager (by right-clicking each one and choosing "disable", then right-clicking each one again and choosing "enable"), then restart Firefox. If you have a lot of extensions installed, you may find it quicker to browse to the folder <Profile Folder>\chrome\chrome.rdf and delete each occurrence of c:disabled="true", being careful not to delete any of the /> symbols. (Reports indicate that this problem applies to Windows 98/ME/XP SP2 having upgraded Firefox over the top of an existing installation rather than uninstalling the original.)