Mozilla Issues Another Update
Mozilla has issued another update to its Firefox Web browser to correct "stability" problems in version 1.0.5, as I discussed in yesterday's blog post about this. Firefox users can download the update manually from Mozilla's site.
This update does not contain security fixes, but Mozilla urges users to update anyway because the new version includes tweaks that make the browser play nicer with other applicatons and Firefox extensions.
Mozilla recommends that you back up your Firefox profile before applying the update. This is probably more of a cover-your-rear-type recommendation than anything, but if you've never done it, now would be a good time. If you need help finding your profile folder, see these instructions. Mozilla says you need to close out Firefox and any other Mozilla appplications first, so it might not be a bad idea to print out those instructions. Or, you could just open them in different browser or cut and paste them into a word-processing application or text document.
The usual methods of updating -- either clicking on the red arrow in the upper right corner of the browser window, or by clicking on the "Check Now" tab under "Tools", "Options," "Advanced" -- don't seem to be working at the moment. At the time of this post, clicking on the "Check Now" tab returned a "No Updates Found" message. So for now, the only update option appears to be to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. Here are instructions on how to do just that. If you're not experiencing any problems with the latest version of Firefox, and you're not comfortable with backing up your profile and reinstalling, you can safely wait a few days until Mozilla posts the updates to its auto-updater.
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