Excel xls spreadsheets no longer open from links in Firefox 3.6.8 for Mac OS 10.6.4

My website contains links to MS Excel xls documents. In the past, I have always been able to open those Excel docs from within Firefox. But after I got a new Mac Mini with Mac OS 10.6.4 and MS Office 2008, my links no longer worked on the Mac OS platform.

You need to use the command line switch -safe-mode in the Terminal to start Firefox 3.6 versions in Safe Mode.
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode
*http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode
The last Firefox version that runs on Mac OS X 10.4 is Firefox 3.6.28.
For an unofficial Firefox 17.0.5 ESR compatible version (TenFourFox) that runs on PowerPC Macs with OS X 10.4.11 or OS X 10.5.8 you can look at:
*http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/
*http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37761/tenfourfox
*http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox//wiki/ReleaseNotes1705
*http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox//wiki/PluginsNoLongerSupported
*http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox//wiki/QuickTimeEnabler
*http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox//wiki/AAATheFAQ

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