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Windows 7: Mozilla to Force FF Update

16 May 2011   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Mozilla to Force FF Update

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Computerworld - Mozilla plans to push 12 million users of the aged Firefox 3.5 to a newer version next month by taking the unprecedented step of automatically upgrading their browser.

Firefox 3.5, which debuted in mid-2009, is already on life-support: Mozilla gave users their last version 3.5 security patches three weeks ago.
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And pushing me even more to Chrome.

One of my biggest peeves is auto-update software.


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16 May 2011   #2
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

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.
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16 May 2011   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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.
I don't think that day is far off. They are at 4 now and plan to release 5 soon. 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.
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16 May 2011   #4
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

No problem for me. See no reason in maintaining less secure 3.5. Its a bit like using last years virus definitions.
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16 May 2011   #5
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

And the only way you can stop auto-update of chrome is to use a portable version.
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16 May 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...another reason why i use chromeplus

Mozilla to Force FF Update-autoupdate.png

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...)


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16 May 2011   #7
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
And the only way you can stop auto-update of chrome is to use a portable version.
My Chrome doesn't auto-update. Go into MSConfig.exe and uncheck the google/chrome autoupdate under the startup tab.
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16 May 2011   #8
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
And the only way you can stop auto-update of chrome is to use a portable version.
My Chrome doesn't auto-update. Go into MSConfig.exe and uncheck the google/chrome autoupdate under the startup tab.
Ah yes! Didn't think of that, but then I don't mind the auto update as I run the beta anyway.
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16 May 2011   #9
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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.
I know that some, though maybe not all Firefox "themes" are available in 4.x as Extensions/Addons.
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16 May 2011   #10
kado897

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Personas works with FF4 now and that has lots of themes.
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