Versions of TFF and FF

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12 Feb, 2017 06:16 PM

I have FF 2.0.0.20 and didn't realize it had been updated for 10.4.11, your site seems to be saying I should have the highest FF to begin with, 3.6 I believe, and then apply the TFF to that version. I've been using Safari, FF and Opera depending on what I wanted to do, and have started running into lots of snags, and just tried the TFF build I happened to have downloaded some years ago (17.0.11) and what do you know, my browsing has improved greatly, so thanks a lot! Since this is my current configuration what would be the best path to the most up to date combination? I'm running a G5 PPC with 10.4.11, 1.6GHz with 2GB RAM.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 13 Feb, 2017 03:19 AM

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    Glad it helped you. To get to the most current version, which is 45.7, I'd recommend the following to keep your profile intact (all are downloadable from https://sourceforge.net/projects/tenfourfox/files/ ):

    • Backup your profile and bookmarks. You can do this by simply duplicating the Firefox folder in your home directory/Library/Application Support.
    • Download 24.7.0 and run it once.
    • Download 31.8.0 and run it once.
    • Download 38.10.0 and run it once.
    • Download 45.7.0 and run it. Your profile should be fully upgraded. Check that your bookmarks and settings have transferred. If they have, you can delete the copy of the Firefox folder; you don't need it anymore.

    By running each version inbetween, this ensures that any small changes to the profile that happened from version to version are properly reproduced. Note that after this process your profile will not be compatible with earlier versions (particularly Firefox 3.6 and prior), and you should delete those browsers from your system. If you have a need for Firefox 3.6, Camino has the same rendering engine and will not be affected because it has a separate profile.

  2. 2 Posted by Mark on 13 Feb, 2017 01:29 PM

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    Thanks for the reply. Just to be clear, are you saying I should first get Firefox 3.6, and once I install that, then apply the TFF updates?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 13 Feb, 2017 08:20 PM

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    Sorry, I misunderstood, I thought you were already on 3.6. However, if you already ran 17.0.11 once, your profile was already updated past 3.6, so you don't need to. Just make sure you don't run anything before 17.0.11 once you begin this process.

  4. 4 Posted by Mark on 15 Feb, 2017 04:58 AM

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    OK, I'll stipulate I'm dense. Are you saying it doesn't matter what version of Firefox I am starting with, that the TFF updates give all the functionality that the newer versions of FF do? Looking forward to seeing how much better things get when fully upgraded, since I've already gotten back some lost attributes.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 15 Feb, 2017 06:18 AM

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    No, I'm saying you already ran TenFourFox 17.0.11 once (didn't you?), so the intervening versions of Firefox are no longer required. You can proceed as if you were running 17.0.11 to start with, since it already did any necessary alterations to your profile, and go directly to 24, 31, 38 and then 45.

    If I still misunderstand your question, please be explicit.

  6. 6 Posted by Mark on 17 Feb, 2017 04:09 PM

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    Fully upgraded now, all browsing problems cleared up. I was starting to think I'd have to bite the bullet and buy a new computer. Thanks a lot for the help!

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 22 Feb, 2017 06:39 AM

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    You're welcome! I'll close this ticket. No reply is needed (if you reply, the ticket will automatically reopen).

  8. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 22 Feb, 2017 06:39 AM.

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