PubSub For Firefox – Problems

Out of interest, has anyone tried the PubSub extension for Firefox? I installed it in the office on Thursday evening, shut down the machine, booted up on Friday and you think Firefox would work? No chance!

Several restarts, try safe mode, try reinstalling Firefox up to the latest version – still no go. Solution? Trawl through the Application Data\Mozilla\Default\Extension\Blah Blah Blah depths of the unknown when it comes to Mozilla’s folder naming structure, root out the plugin folder (sorting by date helps here to match up when you messed up) and removing that dodgy extension.

“If you have experienced problems with the sidebar after upgrading to Firefox 1.5, please download the latest version from the link above.”

It LOOKS like it works well with Firefox but after the effort I went through to get the browser back up and running I think I’ll pass… Pity too…


  1. Malcolm Pollack June 12, 2006 at 5:48 am


    I’m Malcolm Pollack, one of the developers at PubSub, and I’m sorry you have been having trouble with the Firefox sidebar. The Firefox sidebar has so far never been much more than a beta version; it is currently undergoing a design revision, though I must say it usually works without any difficulty. I’ll be glad to look into the problem, if you’d like to contact me.

    Meanwhile, we also have a PubSub sidebar for IE, which is more fully supported, if you’d like to give that a try. You can download it at:

    Regards, Malcolm

  2. Ken McGuire June 12, 2006 at 7:41 am

    Malcolm, thanks for the response. Wasn’t really expecting to hear from anyone to be honest, was just trying to gather some feedback. I would be be a bit reluctant to try again under FF, just for the initial effort of having to remove it, and I’m afraid my Internet Explorer usage is either for testing pages or online banking so I don’t have the day-to-day use of it any more to warrant adding the sidebar to it. I can provide brief stats on the system if they’re any good for your own feedback. However relectuant, I may revisit at a later stage, was just disappointed it didn’t fire up straight out of the box 🙂

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