what’s wrong with version 14?
FF does that from time to time. Mozilla, unlike Google Chrome or IE is non-profit so I don’t have a beef with them. I just dowloaded thru torrent season 1 of Walking Dead in 1080 resolution and there is no problem..
Er, i mean, ummm, my neighbor’s kid gave me a copy of Walking Dead season 1. Yeah, that’s it (cough)
The latest public version of FireFox is 14.0.1.
i got force fed 14 this morning
“I immediately turned off auto updates”
What the heck is ‘auto updates’?
(No software stays on my machine for even 2 minutes if auto updates can’t be disabled!)
Frequent unannounced automatic updates are becoming the norm for software.
FF has this great idea that they need to put out a new version every 4 to 6 weeks or so. Plays havac with add-ons, especially the older ones which require manual tweaking of the "install.rdf" files to make them work.
I finally bit the bullet last week and upgraded from version 3 which had its last security upgrade in late April. Of course my screen buttons arrangement was completely scrambled; I got most of them back the way I wanted but still working on a few. Also, a whole bunch of add-ons were made "incompatible" with version 13. Then version 14 came out a few days later. Grrr...
At the end I found an add-on that makes older add-ons compatible with new versions:
Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks 1.3: "Reinstates the extensions check Compatibility preference without respect to the current application version." Of course, you have to be careful when "forcing" older apps to work with newer versions; most work o.k. but sometimes, though rarely, the results may be unexpected.
Oh, one more thing, because new versions of FF don't have a "status bar" at the bottom, some favorite FR apps won't work (such as "Word Count Plus") even with the compatibility check disabled. Activating the "Add-on bar" solves that problem.
I tried FF13, but it would not load a certain add-on, so I had to revert to FF12.
Recent Adobe Flash Player upgrades (ver 11 series) have played havoc with FF. I finally got Flash 10 to work with FF12.
Mozilla’s rapid release creates more problems than it resolves. I will be glad when they finish that insanity.
I noticed FF14 jumped to FF14.01 nearly as soon as FF14 was released.
This happened to a co-worker today. Screwed up a bunch of his add-ons.
The layout to the newer versions suck in a major way. My brother got stuck with a version that has no Address bar and no button in the upper left to get to any options. You can’t even type in a web site or turn on any tool bars. If you people like it then why not just USE IE as that is what newer versions of Firefox want to emulate. Fire fox is now a browser for dummies.
I honestly don't know how the average person keeps their computer functioning safely anymore. I get frustrated with the lack of functional quality and
I'm a computer nerd that dates back to punch cards and green screens, then 300 baud acoustic phone couplers, teletypes, dial up bulletin boards, LANS, OO, the Web, ASP, SAAS, cloud, blah blah, and so on
I think it’s you. FF14 didn’t turn on FF Auto Updating on any of my 3 machines.
Computers are cheap.
Keep one for important information AND NEVER CONNECT IT TO THE INTERNET
And keep another for crursing. If it gets infected re-image it.
No one needs a virus protection.
PING for your tech list
Thanks for the info. I’m running Windows 2000 Professional on an older machine and I am constantly being bugged to upgrade my operating system to accommodate a newer version of Firefox. I have no intention of doing that.
If you had autoupdates on, it isn’t a “stealth” update.