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Using Firefox 8.0.1 but home screen says I'm not using the latest vestion. Why?

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I recently upgraded to Version 8.0.1 but when I launch Firefox the homepage tells me; You're not on the latest version of Firefox. Upgrade today. When I open About Firefox that says; "Firefox is up to date". It doesn't appear to be causing any other problems but something is clearly not right.

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Hi aidanmac,

It looks like you are definitely running the latest version. I found this post by cor-el that explains what is going on:

"That text about not running the latest Firefox version is hard-coded on the www.google.com/firefox site that previous Firefox used as the home page and Google doesn't seem to maintain that page anymore. Current Firefox versions no longer use that Google site as the home page, but use the build-in about:home page as the home page. So Google assumes that you use an older Firefox version if you still visit that site and warns you about that and suggests to update. You can use another page as the home page like about:home or www.google.com or www.google.com/ig (iGoogle)."

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Hi aidanmac,

It looks like you are definitely running the latest version. I found this post by cor-el that explains what is going on:

"That text about not running the latest Firefox version is hard-coded on the www.google.com/firefox site that previous Firefox used as the home page and Google doesn't seem to maintain that page anymore. Current Firefox versions no longer use that Google site as the home page, but use the build-in about:home page as the home page. So Google assumes that you use an older Firefox version if you still visit that site and warns you about that and suggests to update. You can use another page as the home page like about:home or www.google.com or www.google.com/ig (iGoogle)."

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Many thanks Matt_G. It's just a minor annoyance that I can probably learn to ingore.

aidanmac