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Updating Firefox with the 'Shell:' patch

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#1 mellonhead



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Posted 14 July 2004 - 09:20 AM

I am trying to update the .9 Version of Firefox with the 'Shell:' patch, from the Mozilla website. It says to click on the "update' button, then select 'install'. When I click on it I just get a new tab that says 'Untitled' that's blank. The link is not connecting properly. I have a Kerio firewall with firefox.exe granted TCP outbound access, and nothing seems to be blocked in the log.

Anyone have an idea? Not a big deal, 'cause I can simply install the .92 version over my existing install.... but just curious.

#2 Stilcho



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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:32 PM

when I updated mine (0.9.1), I just went to the offical main page and used thier security update link. everything went well, also there is a instruction there if it's installed right. might want to check that. I didn't used the update features in FF. so far so good.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:29 PM

Odd. Have you disabled the XPI installer somehow? It should trigger the XPI installer dialog.
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#4 Acsell


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Posted 14 July 2004 - 06:18 PM

You could try this-

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Software Update -> Allow websites to install software


Another thing you could try-

save the *.xpi file to your desktop (right click on the link>save link as)

right click on the *.xpi file and select "open with" double click "firefox" (or, if it isn't listed go to "choose program" and double click firefox from the long list)

Edited by Acsell, 14 July 2004 - 06:49 PM.

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#5 mellonhead



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Posted 15 July 2004 - 08:22 AM

Ahh.... I did disable the "allow websites to install software" option (sounded rather like a dangerous Microsoft option to me). So I'll give it a try.

The download-and-'open with Firefox' thing I tried, unsuccessfully.

Thank-you for the tips!

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