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Firefox for windows update/download
I have been using Firefox for 64bit Windows (now Win 11) for years. Occasionally, when I open Firefox a message will appear informing me that a new version is available, and it gives me a choice to download it or not. I normally select not to download it, and instead go to Help/About which then automatically checks my version to determine whether or not it is up to date. Lately, that has not been working properly, or at least not the same as it used to work.
Today the message opened to tell me a new version was available. I closed that message, and went to Help/About which showed my current version, 100.0.1, is "up to date". So I then went to the mozilla website, and found that there is a later version, 101.0, available. As you can see by that the auto check in Help/About seemed to not have worked correctly. So, wanting to be up to date, I attempted to download the new 101.0 version. When I clicked on Download it immediately displayed the message, "Your download was interrupted. But all is not lost. Your system may not meet the requirements for Firefox, but you can try one of these versions."
No matter how many times I tried, it continued to give me that message without allowing me to download the 101.0 version. So I went back to Help/About to try that again. It still said my version 100.0.1 is "up to date". I started over on Moxilla.org, and instead of immediately trying to download I clicked on "See Release Notes". That displayed the release notes for 101.0, and when I clicked on "Windows 64 Bit" in that screen it did download the Firefox installer which I saved to my hard drive.
I then ran that Firefox installer which informed me that Firefox was already installed, and suggested I update it instead which I accepted. The installer supposedly did it's thing, but now when I go to "Help/About Firefox" it shows that I still have version 100.0.1 installed AND it is still "up to date".
So what gives? Is there really a new, 101.0, version? If so how do I update to it?
Respectfully, James Belkiewitz firstname.lastname@example.org
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That can be quite normal. Usually when a new major version is released, like in this case Firefox 101, automatic updates are throttled and only a limited audience is offered the new version to check for issues with the new version. This is done to make it possible to halt updates in case of problems that need to be fixed in one or more minor updates (101.0.1) to avoid that too many are confronted with these issues.
this new update is terrible everything you try to open lags for ever !!!!!! slower then a snail going backwards seems the dev's really pushing users now to go to a other browser ... it has the same crappy slowness as that Google Chrome browser (1 of reasons i do not use chrome!!!) now it seems Firefox even more integrated the crap from there... ... give people when there is a update the easy reverse in case it it gives problems!!!! other hand will lose more users and the references will go from not to good anymore to bloody bad!!!!