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Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

Cliff_Jordan
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Registered: 01-08-2007

Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

I know some of you may think it foolish, but I tend to trust software I've used for sometime update itself. Yesterday morning I received a "security update" from Firefox and allowed it to install. I bit later I noticed that the green button for my Trusteer Rapport software had disappeared from toolbar - the software was still running but not checking anything. Going to the Trusteer website I see that Firefox 5 was only going to be supported by the end of this month - but I thought I still had Firefox 4. NO! The security update was in fact an update to Firefox 5 (see below).
Anyone know why there has been such a rapid version change and why it was called a security update?
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Steve
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Re: Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

Talked about here...http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,96522.msg815896.html#msg815896
Explanation here...http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2011/06/21/mozilla-delivers-new-version-of-firefox-first-web-browser-to-support-do-not-track-on-multiple-platforms/
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Re: Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

But basically Mozilla have just move the decimal point so instead of going from Firefox 4.0 to 4.1 they have gone from 4 to 5.!
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Re: Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

It means that Trusteer report needs an upgrade to work - Kaspersky has the same problem (note I disabled Firebug as I don't use it normally)
It will sort itself out eventually when a new version is released
Steve
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Re: Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

Quote from: ReedRichards
But basically Mozilla have just move the decimal point so instead of going from Firefox 4.0 to 4.1 they have gone from 4 to 5.!
I know, Crafty isn't  It, I reckon they were all out of cake and needed more Wink
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Cliff_Jordan
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Re: Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

Thanks for the pointers to further info.
I read elsewhere that this is a new tactic by Firefox too rapidly reach a version number higher than 9 - for some reason Roll eyes
Cliff_Jordan
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Re: Firefox 4 - blink and its gone!

Update.
New Trusteer software now available - downloaded, installed and I now have my green button back on the toolbar of FF5