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mellonhead

Updating Firefox with the 'Shell:' patch

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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.

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

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You could try this-

 

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

 

edit:

 

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)

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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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