How to Update Firefox Extensions (and/or Uninstall & Re-install Them)

Since we have a number of popular Firefox extensions, I frequently get asked how to update Firefox extensions. Rather that writing 3 emails a week I figure it was quicker to jot down a quick blog post. To update or uninstall an extension you first have to click into the add-ons panel.

When you get inside the extensions area (by following the path highlighted above) you will see an Add-ons window with a Find Updates button at the bottom of it. That is an easy way to update many extensions at once.

The other way to update or uninstall is to scroll on an extension and click on it.

  • If you left click, Disable and Uninstall buttons will appear.
  • If you right click on an extension you will see a menu pop up with the option to Uninstall the extension. This menu also gives an option for you to Find Update.

Any time you do an update or uninstall you have to restart Firefox for it to take effect. If you uninstall an extension that you want to reinstall, go to the source where you downloaded it from to be able to reinstall it again. Instructions for installing an extension are well laid out on the SEO for Firefox page.

Published: September 28, 2008 by Aaron Wall in internet

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Comments

February 6, 2012 - 9:18am

Dear,

i cannot use rank checker on firefox 3,6 and mac os x 10.4. Unfortunatly i cannot upgrade firefox cause os.
Before i use rank checker with great satisfaction but for a strange reason the addon is disappera. Where i can install the proper version of rank checker for firefox 3,6?

Best regards

February 18, 2013 - 12:31am

I've used it for over a year. Last month it stopped giving me results, despite changing from5 sec. to 10 sec. delay between queries. Uninstalled, Reinstalled, no change.

Is Google blocking this tool?

February 18, 2013 - 11:32pm

...we are looking into it.

September 21, 2016 - 1:27am

Hi. For some reason my SEO Xray stopped working. Any advice how to fix it? other features seem to work.

September 28, 2016 - 10:06am

....we've struggled to troubleshoot the issue because if we can't replicate it then it is hard for us to fix it. For many people updating to the latest version of the extension has fixed the issue, but for some small percent the issue still exists. I am not sure if it is a conflict with a different Firefox extension, a conflict with an ad blocker, a conflict with security software, or what though. :(

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