- Select Help -> Check for Updates…
- Click “Download” when it tells you that a new version is available
- Wait a few seconds for the new version to download, then click the button to “Restart and Install Firefox”
- Wait a few seconds for the install and for Firefox to check for extension compatibility
- Restart to a page that tells you that you’re using the upgraded version
Start to finish of maybe 5 minutes. Works the same on both Mac and PC. Well done, Mozilla.
I certainly can’t think of a single good reason to install the IE 7 beta that’s out. The only time I use IE now is for work-related sites where I have to run it. No way am I going to mess with a beta on my only PC. Running IE 6 is scary enough. “Oh, sorry…couldn’t report the payroll this week because I installed a beta version that doesn’t work with ADP.” That’ll go over well. Yeah, I know I can call in the payroll, but that’s not the point. This version is not aimed for the everyday user. I’ll wait. I probably won’t upgrade until sites I need start requiring it over IE 6, so it’ll be a while.
Only downside of the Firefox upgrade is that I didn’t think about the fact that Roboform usually takes a few days to upgrade its extension for the new version. So I got a message that both Onfolio and Roboform were not compatible with the new version. Dang. At least the Onfolio incompatibility was easily fixable. Here’s a page on the Onfolio site that explains the workaround.