Friday, December 02, 2005

Firefox 1.5 Upgrade Note

Mozilla Corporation - Home of the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client

Just a quick note on upgrading a current Firefox installation to 1.5.

At first I was hesitant to upgrade to 1.5 and risk loosing my extensions and settings. However, Firefox didn't let me down.

You can install the new Firefox right over your current version (same/default location). It has a built in mechanism to handle your currently installed extensions (and of course your bookmarks and all saved everything). It was an extremely clean install/upgrade. Everything ported over great.

If a compatible version of a currently installed extension is not yet available, the installer will tell you and disable the extension temporarily. Firefox will notify you when a compatible version has been released. I had about 2 dozen extensions installed, and only 5 of them did not have a compatible version yet. It seems all the popular/major extensions have a 1.5 version available so most folks shouldn't even notice.


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