Evil Roy where are you ? Need help with Firefox !

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  1. mart

    mart Strong Ash

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    Can`t get Firefox browser to update and need it to access an important site !
    I tried but the update just sits there and does nothing ! Or can you recommend another browser !
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Maybe this will be of some help.

    https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/the-latest-version/firefox

    I would get the extended support version, it is a bit more stable.

    A lot of security is going on since Google got hacked, and those that emulated google chrome browser in some ways may be having some fits. Plus the standard version of Firefox can have buggy updates. The extended support version is sort of "Locked" into a known stable version where the standard Firefox is more freewheelin'.
     
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    Thanks DM,,, I will try it tomorrow ! Which version do I need ?
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Go on that link it has the lastest number of Version:release:update or however they do those three numbers. I hold my nose and use chrome, because I do business on it. Duckduckgo is another private browser like firefox but they get clunky the further from advertising money that they get. Microsoft (Edge) has a well supported security as does chrome, and I do not venture outside those two for my daily business.
     
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    Evil Roy In Flower

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    What version of Windows are you running? If you're using WIndows 10, Microsoft Edge is already installed. It has one great feature. It allows you to install the latest version of Firefox.

    1. Close FIrefox and start Edge. It's the blue swirly circle at the bottom of the screen. Put the mouse pointer on it and it'll pop up and say "Microsoft Edge". Click it one time and Edge will start.
    2. Type "mozilla firefox download" into the search bar. The top result should be a link to download Firefox. Click that, too.
    3. Click the blue box that says "Download Firefox". After a few seconds, a box should appear that says "Downloads" and gives you the option to "Open file". Click "Open file".
    4. It may ask if you want to allow the program to make changes to your computer. Click Yes.
    5. The latest Firefox will install and start running. All of your bookmarks and history will be preserved and the latest Firefox will be installed.

    If you're running something other that Windows 10, try using Internet Explorer. It should be pretty much the same.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there Evil. Is Toni OK as we haven't seen her here for a while and we miss her?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I am here...FINALLY. Had a really bad case of the flu that really knocked me down, I gave it to Randy, he gave it back to me, then I gave it back to him and it went back and forth between us for a while. no not covid...thank goodness. We are finally recovered and catching up with what is going on in the outside world. Guess at my age it hit really hard. but I think it liked me so much it didn't want to leave.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    YAY you're Back!! :smt026 Sorry to hear that you've both been so unwell but so pleased that you've recovered and are back with us.
     
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    what is Edge and how do I close firefox ? I do not have any swirly thing at bottom ! ??
     
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    Evil Roy In Flower

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    What version of Windows are you running?
     

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