The custom profile of firefox in selenium causes incompatibility of addons


Now this is tricky. I am trying to do WAP testing using firefox and selenium. For that I've created a custom profile and installed a plugin called modify headers. When I launch the profile manually, the addon works fine. But, when I use it with Selenium RC, then, Firefox disables the plugin, saying that it is incompatible with Firefox 3.6.6. This is ridiculous.If I open the same firefox profile manually, the plugin works fine. Also, when I update plugin (in the profile launched by ff),I installs a compatibility patch and works fine after restarting FF. But, when I close firefox and launch the same profile from selenium, it again gives the same problem. Please help, a lot of my test cases are based on WAP. You can also suggest alternatives to this plugin.

Thanks and Regards

You can try disabling extension compatibility checking in Firefox (using your Selenium profile):

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and hit enter
  2. Click "I'll be careful".
  3. Right-click anywhere on the list.
  4. Select New > Boolean
  5. Enter "extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6" as the preference name
  6. Select false