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    Firefox 12.0 Available

    Mozilla hasn't updated their official site, but v12.0 is up on the FTP server.

    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html

    You can copy and paste the download link. Then change 11 to 12, and it should download version 12.0

    Here's an example for the US English version,
    http://download.mozilla.org/?product...win&lang=en-US

    Version 12.0 does ask to install an updater service (silent updates).


    For those that want the ESR version, 10.0.4 is out as well. ESR doesn't have the silent updater service option.
    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...tions/all.html

    Same deal. Copy and paste, then change the .3 to .4

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    The silent updater adds these system changes to XP (I assume Vista, 7 and 8 are similar):


    Launched updater.exe[2648]
    Low-level Drivers and Services
    Registry Key hkey_local_machine\system\CurrentControlSet\services
    Subkey MozillaMaintenance has been added

    Launched firefox.exe[3128]
    Low-level Drivers and Services
    Registry Key hkey_local_machine\system\ControlSet001\services
    Subkey MozillaMaintenance has been added

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    For anyone (like me) who has a need to keep manual control of Firefox 12's updates, here is a screen shot showing what to do (under Options.) Additionally, you could also disable the MozillaMaintenance service (which I have chosen to do.)
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    Looks like the Mozilla site has been updated.

    I'm also a manual updater, but I guess Mozilla is trying to address the update complaints. Chrome has been doing silent updates for a while.

    The ESR version does not have the Maintenance Service.

    *Note that if you unchecked "Install Maintenance Service" during install,
    the "Use a background serivce to install updates" box will not be in the Advanced - Update tab.

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    Got it. All installed with no problems. Thanks MK

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    *Note that if you unchecked "Install Maintenance Service" during install,
    the "Use a background serivce to install updates" box will not be in the Advanced - Update tab.
    True, but when I manually updated via the internal FF 11.0 updater, I was not offered the option to bypass the installation of the updater service. So some will see the option, many will not.

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    Ah, that's a good point. I ran the Firefox Setup 12.0.exe manually.

    You can also uninstall the Mozilla Maintenance Service by running C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\Uninstall.exe

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    One more thing. FF 3.6.28 was the last update for 3.6. Any users still on that version (or earlier) should start seeing a "Major Update" message.

    If you really need to stay on 3.6,
    go into Tools - Options - Advanced - Update. Uncheck Automatically check for updates to: Firefox

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    I installed version 11 something on my laptop and it crashed, three times. After that I removed it and installed Opera.

    Have they fixed the problem of crashing now in FF?
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    I've never had such a problem with any version of Firefox, PL. V.11 was absolutely rock solid for me, on my laptop, Windows desktop and Ubuntu desktop. It may be that you have a plug-in that was causing you the problems.

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    I haven't heard of a major crashing bug with FF11. Chrome has been way more crashy for me.

    Tried Opera a few times, but just couldn't get with it.

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    FF has never crashed for me. Opera, well I can not stand it.
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    I can't figure out FF so it will keep my tabs open. In Opera, I have every webpage I use and everyone stays up on the top until I close it. Even when I close Opera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photolady View Post
    I can't figure out FF so it will keep my tabs open. In Opera, I have every webpage I use and everyone stays up on the top until I close it. Even when I close Opera.
    So you want to save your tabs when FF closes? The Session Manager Add-on might be what you want.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ssion-manager/
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/firefoxs-session-manager/

    Tab Mix Plus also has a session manager, along with a lot of tab tweaks.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../tab-mix-plus/

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    You can also uninstall the Mozilla Maintenance Service by running C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\Uninstall.exe
    Thanks for that! Did not know that existed!

    FWIW... I have never had any FF crashes either. It's been my fav for quite some time. (I am running Chrome at work because I want some experience with it. But I don't like it as well as FF.)

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