The latest Ubuntu 8.04 just shipped with Firefox 3 beta. It has disabled many of my beloved plugins. Completely by accident I ran across a workaround for broken firebug and thought this was a workable solution. Other than the time involved in modifying all my plugins and reinstalling them in all of my firefox profiles.
Then when viewing the download page for a favorite plugin I learned that I could just enter
into my address bar and
change app.update.incompatible.mode = 1
set it to
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