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Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by bachcole » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 pm

I want to install the latest FireFox. I get messages now and then saying that I am way out of date. What should I do? Assume that I am the stupidest person to every ask a stupid question on this forum.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by jimallyn » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:46 pm

I assume you have the Update Manager on your system? Install whatever version of Firefox it offers.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:51 pm

I put the Panel Applet for Update Manager on my PC...

makes it easy to just " one click " and immediately see what is available.

Firefox is usually available for Mint 18.3 Cinnamon within a day or two of them releasing it for Windows.

My version is 58.0.1 at the moment which seems to be the latest version looking at this screenshot.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by bachcole » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:26 am

In the "Menu" menu, I see "Package Manager" and "Software Manager", but no "Update Manager". In the lower right corner, there is an icon that says "Your system is up to date". It used to ask me to click on it so as to update my system, but it hasn't said that in a very long time. My system is "Linus Mint 17.3 Rosa".

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by karlchen » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:31 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:51 pm
My version is 58.0.1 at the moment which seems to be the latest version looking at this screenshot.
Hm. As a matter of fact, all which your screenshot illustrates is that Update Manager does not offer any Firefox update at the moment. No more, no less. :wink:
By the way, on my Ubuntu 14.04.5 (which translates to Mint 17.x) Firefox is on version 58.0.2, received from the official Ubuntu repos.
Mint users, however, do not have to despair. The Mint repos offer 58.0.2 as well. :D
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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:34 am

This all sounds, as if there is anything wrong n your system.

Click this icon, it opens the update manager. In the toolbar of the update manager click to refresh. What happens?

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by karlchen » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:00 am

Hello, bachcole.
Would you mind telling us which verison of Firefox you are using on your Mint 17.3, please?
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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by bachcole » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:36 pm

54.0 (64-bit)

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Moem » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:41 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:51 pm
I put the Panel Applet for Update Manager on my PC...

makes it easy to just " one click " and immediately see what is available.
I'm not sure how and why you did that... it's there by default.
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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Spearmint2 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:10 pm

Click on Menu, then in search box type update and you will see a place to clk on to open it.
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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by bachcole » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Spearmint2, I got the Update Manager now. It says "Your system is up to date."

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:19 pm

bachcole wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Spearmint2, I got the Update Manager now. It says "Your system is up to date."
Well, it isn't. Try this.

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sudo apt-get update
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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:14 pm

bachcole wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:42 pm
I got the Update Manager now. It says "Your system is up to date."
Before or after clicking the refresh icon in the update manager?

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by bachcole » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:00 pm

After I click the update icon as many times as I wish.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Cosmo. » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:03 am

Please provide a screenshot of the update manager preferences -> levels and preferences -> ignored updates.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by bachcole » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:11 am

I don't know how to do a screenshot, and when I go to "update manager preferences -> levels and preferences -> ignored updates." it is blank.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:46 am

bachcole wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:00 pm
After I click the update icon as many times as I wish.
You need to click Upgrade icon too. :wink:

PS. It would good to know your update sources.

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by jameskga » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:07 am

This is an interesting thread
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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by vansloneker » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:38 am

The pressing 'out-of-date' message that TS urges to look for an update has all the style of a virus or hack but is in fact caused by 'aushelper'. Aushelper is a so-called 'feature' of Firefox to force updates on you.
Be warned that if you update from FF54 to the current Quantum version of Firefox you probably loose most if not all of your add-ons and browser customizations.

The features basically are a set of nags to spy on your behaviour, sell you to pocket and as said push updates on you. The features are located in /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features
Simply removing the unwanted feature will do and does not affect the browser.
Unless stated otherwise Mint 18.3-64 XFCE

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Re: Firefox starting from the beginning.

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:00 am

bachcole wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:11 am
I don't know how to do a screenshot
Open the preferences and press alt-print.

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