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Windows 7: Mozilla to Force FF Update

22 May 2011   #31
mark39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Why are some people content to stick with the past? If we all did that we'd still be on Windows 3.1 and Windows 7 would never exist.


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22 May 2011   #32
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mark39 View Post
Why are some people content to stick with the past? If we all did that we'd still be on Windows 3.1 and Windows 7 would never exist.
In my case it is because FF4 does not function on my system. It locks up and freezes the system and is not compatable with some of the software I have. I had no issues with FF3 and used it regularly.
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22 May 2011   #33
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You get the same thing with the number of people clinging to XP. They are comfortable with it and don't want to move out of their comfort zone. The problem is that we all have to change at some time and the further you are behind the bigger the change.
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24 May 2011   #34
iRHardcore

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

After all, FF4 isn't all that bad!
I had a horrific issue with the version before 4. I cannot say off the top of my head which version that actually was unfortunately. The issue was that when I would have more than one tab open and I began scrolling on one of them tabs, for some annoying and unusual reason the tab I was scrolling on would jump into a new window.
I chose to upgrade to FF4, hoping that it would solve this issue, but to no surprise, nothing has changed.
On a brighter note though, I am very pleased with the new menu button at the top and the tabs at the top.
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25 May 2011   #35
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore View Post
I chose to upgrade to FF4, hoping that it would solve this issue, but to no surprise, nothing has changed.
Have you created a brand new profile?

I had some problems caused by left over garbage in my old profile.
I created a new profile and copied over the files that I wanted and it fixed the problem.
Strangely I didn't have any problems with the betas.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iRHardcore View Post
On a brighter note though, I am very pleased with the new menu button at the top and the tabs at the top.
I intensely dislike the new default UI.
"One button to rule them all." - Bah!

Worse, one of my favourite add-ons was updated for the new version and it lost the functionality that I originally installed it for.
Luckily I was able to retrieve a previous version from my backups and after altering its version number I was able to set FF4 up to suit my tastes.

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25 May 2011   #36
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Upgrade. Kill old versions of software and hardware. Above all, kill XP.
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29 May 2011   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

It's simple to me. Who ever owns the computer should make the choice. If a company wants to make their browser more secure then by all means go for it. Changing where all the little buttons and toots and whistles are located is not a upgrade to me. It's nothing but window dressing B/S. I tried FF4 and it lost all my settings and I didn't care to hunt and peck for 2 weeks trying to get it like I wanted it. Just because a program is free doesn't give the company the right to make my choices for me.
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29 May 2011   #38
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I've upgraded about a dozen systems to FF 4 on Win 2000, 2003, XP and 7 without any issues. Ubuntu 11.04 comes with FF 4 installed and works fine there as well.

I've seen complaints on various forums saying that FF 4 lost all Bookmarks and such, I've not lost a single Bookmark.
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29 May 2011   #39
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

this is good news for all those that are on 3.6.? and up. out dated browsers are one of the biggest security risk anyone can have. there is really no reason to be using 3.5 or below any more. all addons work with 3.6, and most now work great with 4.0.1. i'm not a fan of auto updates as i have everything set to be manually updated by me, but i would not cry fowl if i had an update forced on me because i'm putting other internet users at risk.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
I'm with you. Although it mentions 3.5, the day they force me up from my 3.6.6 to 4 so I can no longer use "themes" is the day I dump it.
as for the themes they work just fine with 4.0.1, so do the persona's. as for there being no great themes for ff try blue fox, bloodfire, toons, and many, many more.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
...another reason why i use chromeplus

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and when you do update, it keeps an old_chrome.exe available for use too.

(...although at the moment, there are a couple of minor bugs in taskbar previews in latest version...)
i'm sure there is a configuration file in about:config that can be modified to keep firefox from auto updating.
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01 Jun 2011   #40
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It's simple to me. Who ever owns the computer should make the choice. If a company wants to make their browser more secure then by all means go for it. Changing where all the little buttons and toots and whistles are located is not a upgrade to me. It's nothing but window dressing B/S. I tried FF4 and it lost all my settings and I didn't care to hunt and peck for 2 weeks trying to get it like I wanted it. Just because a program is free doesn't give the company the right to make my choices for me.
wtf ? what a nice way to think,..


thats rubbish, theres no stopping it though we'll be with Chrome 20 , IE 10 , Firefox 6 by the end of the year so yea go ahead and cry with your FF3.6

AND HELL, hopefully Windows 8
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