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To: OldDeckHand
I have been a Firefox user since 1.0. Been happy with it. Rarely use anything else. I've tried Safari and a few other browsers - not happy with them. Back to Firefox.

Yesterday, my auto notice informed me that a Firefox upgrade, 3.6.16, was available. I did the upgrade.
As soon as it was finished a screen came on that pretty much demanded that I should upgrade to the new, improved, faster, funner 4.0.
I did....and the trouble began. 4.0 SUCKS...SUCKS BIG TIME

I lost all my add-ons....All my bookmarks...all my 'helper' links in my tool bar. GONE!

I use these items extensively...EVERDAY...ALL DAY.

Then the long process of trying to get back to where I was began. XP has its 'restore' feature....yeah...I used it. Finally, after 3.5 hours of lost time, I got 3.6.16 installed and operable....BUT STILL NO ADD-ONS, BOOKMARKS AND HELPER LINKS IN MY TOOL BAR.

I still like and use Firefox...but 4.0.....FUHGEDDABOUTIT FOR NOW!
37 posted on 03/23/2011 7:33:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Tainan

Do you have the FEBE addon? It saves your Firefox settings automatically.


48 posted on 03/24/2011 12:47:38 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("We are an 'entitlement' society and we need to move towards being an 'empowerment' society"-H. Cain)
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To: Tainan

Some of my extensions didn’t upgrade but everything else turned out fine for my switch.


63 posted on 03/24/2011 6:30:41 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Tainan

Not sure what happened with your install. But because of your post, I tested the upgrade on my work laptop (which is getting replaced next week anyway). It had add-ons and plug-ins as well as a few bookmarks.

After the upgrade, all bookmarks are still there, all add-ons are still there, although a few were not compatible, but were still listed with a note that they will upgrade when there is a compatible version.

So far, all seems to be working fine with 4.0.


68 posted on 03/25/2011 6:34:08 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Tainan

I going to guess you have seen the light of doing BACKUPS.

Lots of ways to accomplish that. For example, I export Firefox bookmarks, and email them to myself. Also sync them. Also the ordinary home directory backups (which will include the add-on configurations). Also image backups to memory sticks.


73 posted on 03/25/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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