How to update Firefox on a Mac using OS X for a new Mac user?
I am a new Mac user, so this is inexperience talking as much as anything else. I have Firefox set to automatically update itself, and I keep getting this window that appears to drag the Firefox icon into the Applications folder. I have dragged it over there, but Firefox still isn't updating. When I try clicking on the Firefox icons in the Applications folder, they simply either download again or they are document files. What do I do to get Firefox to update itself on my Mac?
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Not sure how often
This started when...
I guess a Firefox update became available
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Sorry, I should have posted that I did try that as well. It said to go to the main Firefox page for updates, and I downloaded the update from the main page. Same thing happened. I get the prompt to drag the Firefox icon to the applications folder - and nothing happens. Firefox does not update.
Download a new copy of the Firefox program and save the DMG file to the desktop
- Firefox 4.0.x: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html
- Trash the current Firefox application to do a clean (re-)install
- Install the new version that you have downloaded
Your profile data is stored elsewhere in the Firefox Profile Folder, so you won't lose your bookmarks and other personal data.