There have been quick a few issues for users trying to upload photos in Facebook using Windows Vista and Firefox. Page load simply comes to a halt and Firefox crashes when adding photos and creating new albums. Until Firefox and/or Vista and/or Facebook has a true solution, here is a quick fix that works just as well.
1. Install IE Tab add-on for Firefox
Install the IE Tab add-on for Firefox – this add-on will allow you to open a Firefox tab that emulates Internet Explorer (IE). Web designers and developers use this powerful tool to see how web pages are displayed in IE while using Firefox.
2. Right Click and Open Link in IE Tab
After installing the add-on, Firefox will ask to be restarted. After that, you will be able to use Vista and Firefox to upload more photos to Facebook. Simply right click on ‘Add More Photos’ and you will see a tab menu pop up like so:
Click on ‘Open Link in IE Tab’. This will open a new Firefox tab that emulates IE. The Facebook album application will load so you can now create and upload new photos to your Facebook account. Note: You will be asked to log in to Facebook again in the new IE tab but it’s definitely easier than having to open the real IE. Double Note: The Firefox IE Tab add-on will also resolve crashes that occur during new photo album creations in Facebook.
That’s it. No more crashing when uploading photos or creating new albums in Facebook when using Windows Vista and Firefox.
Since many web applications are developed with Microsoft’s default web browser in mind, being able to bring back IE functionality of some web pages inside Firefox can be a huge time saver. The above Facebook issue is just one great example. Even if you do not have Facebook crashing issues when using Firefox, the IE Tab Add-on is still a tool worth installing.