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What is current Beta version?


I am currently running Beta version 13.0, i keep getting an update to go to Beta version 16.4. When i select to download all i get is a window that says connecting to update server. I have left it up for 24 hours in the past and get nothing. What is the Current Beta version? Is this a bug? is this a virus?

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i have rebooted, checked for updates on the computer, currently running. OSX 10.7.5

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The current beta is Firefox 16 beta 4

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This solved my issue. However, i wonder why the update reminder would not connect to the server, but the link you sent connected right away and was able download the newest version in minutes.

Do you have any explanation as to why the reminder update will not connect.

THanks for the quick help.

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You're welcome

Updating from an older beta version to the current beta version can be tricky, especially if you are on a rather old Firefox 13 beta version like you were.
We see more posts about problems on Mac with updating from an older Firefox release version to the current release, so it seems that this also happens on the beta update channel.

Question owner

Thanks, going to the site and doing the update worked fine. it is running and thus far i have had no issues, but i just did it. My biggest issue was getting the automatic notification to complete the action. actually i was surprised that i was that far behind as i normally do the updates, maybe they just did not take.

I will keep a closer eye on them from now on. THanks,

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