Google Browser Sync Fix
I use the Google Browser Sync plugin for Firefox. This plugin allows you to sync your bookmarks and passwords on Firefox with a Google server. I find it invaluable for quickly getting back up and running after a reinstall. And I do a few of those 🙂
Recently, anyone trying to install the plugin will have seen one or both of the following:
- When hitting “Agree and Install”, nothing happens – no pop up warning, no install, nothing
- When hitting “Agree and Install”, you are told that the plugin is not available in your country.
When I hit the first problem in the list, I was a little perturbed. All my passwords and bookmarks were available, just not to me. So I searched Google and found the answer. Ironic, no?
Here are the steps taken by me and by others:
Go to Anonymizer.com first of all. You will see an address bar for which you wish to anonymously browse. Put http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/extensions/toolbar/google-browsersync.xpi into the address bar.
And lo! You can download and install the plugin. Hope this helps more than just me.