View Full Version : upgrading firefox

20-12-2004, 02:24 PM

I currently have Firefox v8, and am quite happy with it, but as version 1 is out, I thought I might as well upgrade

Is there anything I should be aware of?

is it simply a case of installing overtop of?

or will i need to remove existing installation and then reinstall?

and as for extensions will i need to reinstall them?



20-12-2004, 02:48 PM
You will loose your extentions, some of these can be replaced now and given time I'm sure the rest will be avaliable as well.

20-12-2004, 02:53 PM
Hi Nigel

Version 0.8 to 1.0 has quite a few changes. It would be best to backup your bookmarks by going Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > File > Export and save the bookmark.html onto your desktop. If I remember rightly, version 0.8 consisted of the extracted folder only (no exe self-installer), so you just need to delete the old Firefox folder to remove it.

Don't try to keep any old themes/extensions as they most likely will no longer be compatible. You will find 1.0 manages themes/extensions differently, so just use in the inbuilt tools to download more.

Once you have 1.0 installed, import your saved bookmarks via Manage Bookmarks > File > Import.