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LibX for MIT: Installation help

Firefox/LibX issues

November 2017: If you have upgraded to FireFox 57, LibX will no longer work due to a major change in their add-on framework

We will post here when the developers of LibX have an upgrade available - for now, we recommend you use the LibX extension in Chrome browser.

An alternative solution may be to use Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), which will be supported by Mozilla until June 2018.

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.

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.