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LibX for MIT: Installation help

Recent Firefox issues

March 2017

3/17 UPDATE: Reinstall LibX here to resolve this issue (you must reinstall from this page - auto-updates won't work).


NOTE: The LibX extension becomes disabled when upgrading to more recent versions of Firefox (52+).

Download LibX 2.0

Install MIT Lib X:

Browser requirements:

  • Firefox 5 (minimum) or
  • Google Chrome

After installation:

If LibX asks you to “select a LibX edition,” type “MIT,” select the MIT Libraries version, and you’re set!

If you have trouble installing it, follow installation help for Chrome or Firefox.

Still having problems? Ask us.

Having trouble installing LibX?

Follow the steps below for help installing LibX in Chrome or Firefox, or watch this video:

Installing LibX in Firefox

It can be a little tricky to install LibX 2.0 in Firefox.  First, download LibX for Firefox. You'll need to have a recent version of Firefox (5+).

After you install LibX in Firefox, you may not see the LibX icon in your browser.  To make it show, click "View," then "Customize..."

 

Installing LibX with Firefox

Then, in the "Customize Toolbar" window, find the "LibX 2.0" icon and drag it into your browser's toolbar, at the top of your window.

Installing LibX in Firefox

You can either drag the icon to your Firefox bookmarks toolbar (if you have it showing), or to the right of your address bar, like this:

Installing LibX in Firefox

If you click the icon, you should see a box that asks you to "Search for a LibX edition."  (If you click the icon and the box is empty, upgrade your version of Firefox and try again.)  Enter "MIT," and choose "MIT Libraries Edition":

Installing LibX in Firefox

Next, click the link for "Load this edition."

Installing LibX in Firefox

After you load the MIT edition, your LibX icon should look like the MIT "M".  Clicking that MIT icon will open the LibX search box:

Installing LibX in Firefox

LibX is more than a search box!  Learn more about LibX.

If you have any trouble installing LibX in Firefox, ask us.

Installing LibX in Chrome

Installing LibX on Google Chrome is fairly straightforward. First, download the program for Chrome.

After installing, you'll get confirmation in Chrome that LibX was installed, and an arrow will show you where the LibX icon is:

Installing LibX in Chrome

 

After you load the MIT edition, your LibX icon should look like the MIT "M".  Clicking that MIT icon will open the LibX search box:

LibX search in Chrome

LibX is more than a search box!  Learn more about LibX.

If you have any trouble installing LibX in Chrome, ask us.