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Can't find link to Firefox Beta (Dev/Nightly) on new site (mid 2017) anymore

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I was about to download the latest Beta for testing, but can't seem to find any link on the new site structure to other versions than stable anymore. I tried via ...

Homepage => download CTA; Side Navigation => Firefox => Firefox for Desktop; Side Navigation => Firefox => Support => Firefox => _link_ "Systems and languages" underneath CTA

... without any luck.

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Update! While checking all those links again I found one path to old sides and links: ... => Support => Firefox => _link_ "What's New"(1) underneath CTA => Pre-release downloads (top nav)

Why isn't there an easier way, one directly from the new homepage/side navigation?

(1) links currently to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/54.0/releasenotes/

I was about to download the latest Beta for testing, but can't seem to find any link on the new site structure to other versions than stable anymore. I tried via ... Homepage => download CTA; Side Navigation => Firefox => Firefox for Desktop; Side Navigation => Firefox => Support => Firefox => _link_ "Systems and languages" underneath CTA ... without any luck. --- Update! While checking all those links again I found one path to old sides and links: ... => Support => Firefox => _link_ "What's New"(1) underneath CTA => Pre-release downloads (top nav) Why isn't there an easier way, one directly from the new homepage/side navigation? (1) links currently to: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/54.0/releasenotes/

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I noticed there is now a link to the Beta, Developer, and Nightly versions from the home page. Awesome. To whomever is responsible and Mozilla in general, thank you! You rock. This is very much appreciated by me.

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cor-el
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You can find all Developer Editions here:

The beta versions are still on the releases website where they always have been.

Use win64 in the product for 64 bit versions. Note that you may not always get the latest version when there is a shift to the next major version.


You can find all Developer Editions here: *http://download.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/devedition/releases/ The beta versions are still on the releases website where they always have been. *http://download.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/ * https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/all/ * https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-beta-latest&os=win&lang=en-US * https://download.mozilla.org/?product=devedition-latest&os=win&lang=en-US Use win64 in the product for 64 bit versions. Note that you may not always get the latest version when there is a shift to the next major version. ---- *https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/04/simplifying-firefox-release-channels/

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cor-el, thanks for providing all these useful links. I might not have made myself entirely clear, my question was more regarding finding a link to pre-release versions by browsing https://mozilla.org.

If a more novice user wants to test something using beta how would she/he get to the download link starting from Mozilla homepage?

cor-el, thanks for providing all these useful links. I might not have made myself entirely clear, my question was more regarding finding a link to pre-release versions by browsing https://mozilla.org. If a more novice user wants to test something using beta how would she/he get to the download link starting from Mozilla homepage?
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That would be the Channel web page: *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/#developer *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/#nightly
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Why is Mozilla.org so fiendishly difficult to navigate? It is one of the nicest looking websites, but if you are looking for special or uncommon content, then find that content is very difficult. This becomes especially difficult when a search function is not immediately available when visiting. And the "Channel" web page is not listed as such in the Website directory. Honestly, I would give this website at least a 9 on appearance, and close to a 0 for navigation.

Why is Mozilla.org so fiendishly difficult to navigate? It is one of the nicest looking websites, but if you are looking for special or uncommon content, then find that content is very difficult. This becomes especially difficult when a search function is not immediately available when visiting. And the "Channel" web page is not listed as such in the Website directory. Honestly, I would give this website at least a 9 on appearance, and close to a 0 for navigation.
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cor-el, thanks again - still providing the links here is beside my point. I tried to stress the fact that it is hard to get to these pages when landing on mozilla.org main page and looking for links to those pages. Hope that makes it more clear. Maybe this should rather be filed as a bug against mozilla.org instead of discussed via SMO!?

cor-el, thanks again - still providing the links here is beside my point. I tried to stress the fact that it is hard to get to these pages when landing on mozilla.org main page and looking for links to those pages. Hope that makes it more clear. Maybe this should rather be filed as a bug against mozilla.org instead of discussed via SMO!?
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There definitely seems to be a trend in web design to reduce the number of navigation paths.

It would be nice to have pre-release versions under "Get Involved" since beta testing is an important way to contribute.

There definitely seems to be a trend in web design to reduce the number of navigation paths. It would be nice to have pre-release versions under "Get Involved" since beta testing is an important way to contribute.
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My earlier criticism was perhaps too sharp but it was produced by a period of several minutes of accumulated frustration. The questions asked in this comment thread should be unnecessary and what they address should have been incorporated into the design of the website, in my opinion. At least the Mozilla website is as beautiful as it is frustrating, for whatever that is worth.

My earlier criticism was perhaps too sharp but it was produced by a period of several minutes of accumulated frustration. The questions asked in this comment thread should be unnecessary and what they address should have been incorporated into the design of the website, in my opinion. At least the Mozilla website is as beautiful as it is frustrating, for whatever that is worth.
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FYI, I just filed bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1381298 which you can follow ;)

FYI, I just filed bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1381298 which you can follow ;)
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Interesting. Oh does the Ftp site have what your looking for ? https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

Interesting. Oh does the Ftp site have what your looking for ? https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/
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I noticed there is now a link to the Beta, Developer, and Nightly versions from the home page. Awesome. To whomever is responsible and Mozilla in general, thank you! You rock. This is very much appreciated by me.

I noticed there is now a link to the Beta, Developer, and Nightly versions from the home page. Awesome. To whomever is responsible and Mozilla in general, thank you! You rock. This is very much appreciated by me.
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