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Windows 7: Mozilla to Force FF Update

03 Jun 2011   #61
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Some people don't like programs making changes to their system that they don't know about and can't easily stop. It is the same reason a lot of people don't apply windows updates automatically.It is about having control over your machine.
I can understand that but I've rarely encountered an update for Windows or Chrome that caused issues that required me to prevent them from auto-updating/installing.

I keep hearing of some folks where they say how a Windows Update patch completely blew up their OS and all... and my comment to that is, if their machine did that, then it's very likely their software installation integrity was already compromised and was in dire need of servicing/repair/reloading/re-imaging.


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03 Jun 2011   #62
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

mckillwashere, +1
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03 Jun 2011   #63
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I personally like to have control over my windows updates. I have had occasions where too many updates at once caused failures where feeding them in two or three at a time worked fine. I also had a BSOD doing a large number of updates at once but the actual cause of that was a dodgy memory stick. I wouldn't have the same problem with program updates of course but it is still nice to know and perhaps time them more conveniently especially if a restart is required.
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03 Jun 2011   #64
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

As much as I myself like Firefox 3.5 i have taken the jump to Firefox 4. You can get themes but there isn't as many you can pick from but there are still some nice ones you can use. Here is the link for the themes for Firefox 4.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...rowse=featured

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05 Jun 2011   #65
Zirro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Why all the fuss?
Just install the Firefox Addon Compatibility Reporter and most of your old addons will still work.
The addon sidebar /dialog will say they are not compatible but they will work. All except one of my addons even work in Firefox Nightly v7.0a 64-bit.
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05 Jun 2011   #66
brotherboard

Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I used FF 3.5 and upgraded to 4. I have never had single problem with either of them. I never lost bookmarks or anything else.
Add block plus, Flashblock, and Ghostery make the browser for me. I would not consider going back to IE. Also, anything to do with Google and it's nefarious tracking bugs is out of the question.
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05 Jun 2011   #67
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
I used FF 3.5 and upgraded to 4. I have never had single problem with either of them. I never lost bookmarks or anything else.
Add block plus, Flashblock, and Ghostery make the browser for me. I would not consider going back to IE. Also, anything to do with Google and it's nefarious tracking bugs is out of the question.
another good reason to stay away from anything google. everytime i type something into googles search box it trys to give me what it thinks i meant. i f'in know what i meant leave what i'm typing in the search box the f alone.
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05 Jun 2011   #68
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DalekOverSeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
I used FF 3.5 and upgraded to 4. I have never had single problem with either of them. I never lost bookmarks or anything else.
Add block plus, Flashblock, and Ghostery make the browser for me. I would not consider going back to IE. Also, anything to do with Google and it's nefarious tracking bugs is out of the question.
another good reason to stay away from anything google. everytime i type something into googles search box it trys to give me what it thinks i meant. i f'in know what i meant leave what i'm typing in the search box the f alone.
You can easily turn instant off. Just go to Search Settings and click the radio button
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06 Jun 2011   #69
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I am running FF 3.6 and I do not want to upgrade to FF4. I tried it with my laptop and I am not happy with the changes. I know there are fixes to make it more like FF3.X with the interface, but it still is not close enough for me.
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10 Jun 2011   #70
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
It's free, so they have little interest in supporting anything old.

I think they should just leave the 3.5 users alone, let them continue using it, and just drop support.
Free? They make $50 million a year ...

Firefox – A $50+ Million Cash Cow
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