Firefox 4 is Getting Auto-Updating

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Blues22475

Do not care if Firefox has an auto-update feature. This will make things easier for me as I don't need to keep track of updates. Moreover, the option to turn off auto-updates doesn't really affect me. 95% of the time I update I am really not that impacted by the update (or nothing goes wrong).

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jamesdixon

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Vano

Weird...and how is it different then what we have now in v3.6?

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Bucket_Monster

I was about to post the same thing. I guess if you can't specify an option to ask you if you want to update that would be the difference. But that sounds like more of an invonvenience than a benefit. I always just update mine when I receive a notification, but I could see how some people wouldn't in case it breaks addons.

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Mighty BOB!

Ehhh... Is this going to screw up my addons?  The only reason I don't always immediately install major Firefox updates is because often 1-3 of my addons won't be compatible with the latest version.  "Incompatible" addons get disabled, so I wouldn't want this autoupdater to download and apply a major update and then automatically disable some of my addons.

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Airheadq

Actually, with a little config hack, you can disable version checking and compatibility checking. I find that most add-ons even older ones will still work with the newest version. So I can safely update, skip the checks and everything is pure gold.

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Mighty BOB!

Yeah I've never taken the time to look up how to do that. :P

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leorick

I'm glad we will have the option to turn it off. I just don't like the idea of having no control over it. I don't use Chrome because of Google Update. I can't seem to get rid of it. I know it's legit but i feel like it's some nasty rootkit that won't reveal itself to me.

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hagbard

Firefox 3.X already does this, and it annoys me every time I need to quickly open my browser, only to have to wait for an update to apply that I never chose to download. I'm pretty sure I've disabled it on most of my computers.

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nmanguy

Firefox already does this. Every time there's a new release, it updates the next time I launch the browser. This means it's never more than 24 hours outdated, not three WEEKS,

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leper1983

Auto update meaning it doesn't require any input from the user.. right now firefox requires you to accept whereas the new feature doesn't unless you disable it

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nmanguy

I can't remember Firefox asking for confirmation. All it does is say "Hey, so I have this update that I already downloaded for you, I really suggest you install it now but if you don't, that's okay too, I'll just install it automatically next time you start."

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Emeraldflame

I am running have been using firefox since 3.0 and never once have I had it ask for a conformation on an update. Whenever I launch the browser it tells me it is applying updates and then it brings up the new version. I am now at 3.6.8 with out ever clicking a conformation. So I am pretty sure it already has auto updates.

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