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Old 03-28-2011, 12:18 AM   #21
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Your bookmarks, settings, themes, color scheme, add-ons, history, etc. exist in your profile, not in the program. In Win XP, that would be

C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Application Data\Mozilla Firefox\profiles\randomalphanumeric

In Win 7, it's in a similar place. That folder is never touched by upgrades.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #22
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This is why I use SeaMonkey browser and Thunderbird for mail. I update every time Sea Monkey brings up the new version and I have never lost a favorite site or any other bookmarked items
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Dollyce, did you ever get Firefox 4?
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #24
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Dollyce, did you ever get Firefox 4?
No. I'm so reluctant to rock the boat. All of my precious toolbar bookmarks! I don't completely trust their software transition to be seamless and without troubles. I just don't need the aggravation at the moment. Know what I mean?

My current version of FireFox is working just fine for me!

You know the old saying: If it ain't broke, don't fix it, fool!

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I "upgraded" my Windows Live email program a few upgrades ago...and it was a NIGHTMARE. The previous version had worked so perfectly for me. Then comes along THE DUD. I worked with the Microsoft Tech Support people for weeks on end...trying to sort out the issues. (BTW I was not alone...many other folks were having problems, too). Anyway, I finally gave up. It was just a crapola program. THEN lo and behold...months & months later...they issue another "upgrade" version...which I instantly jumped on. How could it be any worse? And FINALLY, the new version is working very good, with nice bells and whistles.

I have read pros and cons (on the internet) about FireFox 4 being buggy.
Many folks are bellyaching about troubles with it. Mainly, the transition.
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Any MS product upgrade is a PitA, especially the first couple versions. That's why we wait for the latest version of Windows to come out, then upgrade to the previous version unless it's known to be so buggy that it's not worth it. Then we just wait...
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Any MS product upgrade is a PitA, especially the first couple versions. That's why we wait for the latest version of Windows to come out, then upgrade to the previous version unless it's known to be so buggy that it's not worth it. Then we just wait...
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Okay, thanks! I did the update today and they always show you the next one and I wondered if you'd done it yet. I'll wait. I don't need the aggravation either!
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I updated to FF4 a month ago, and now I'm going back to the last version which is, to my mind, a lot easier to deal with and is just as fast.
I hate losing the back "history" on the forward and back arrows.
Also I miss seeing the padlock, like to confirm that that page is secured.
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