not compatible with firefox 5.0

Asked by Paul Frankfurter

I have installed Thunderbird 3.1.11 from using the Synaptic Packager. I am trying to replace Evolution in Messages Indicator applet with Thunderbird Mail and News. When attempting to download Thunderbird Indicator with Firefox 5.0, I get an error message that states: "Indicator could not be installed because it is not compatible with Firefox 5.0. Does anyone have a work around?

OS Ubuntu 10.4.2

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Best RodGer (rodger) said :

Hello. Try this:
Go to the link that you clicked and got the message you mentioned. Right click it and choose "save link as"
This way you will be able to download the
file. Then you should open thunderbird, tools menu --> addons.
There you should find a way (I can't be more specific as my installation is not a default one and some things may cause confusion instead of helping) to install addon from file.

I hope this solves your problem.

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Paul Frankfurter (paulwfrankfurter) said :


You suggestion worked very well for me and I was able to get the results I was trying to achieve.

Many thanks for your help.