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Why does the version number in "About FF" not display the full number, i.e. 25.10?

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Currently, when I click on Help, then About Firefox, the version number is shown as 25.0. I am on the Beta channel and know that I'm using the latest version - 25.11 - so I'm curious as to why the program doesn't show the complete version number. It's a minor thing, but if you went to the trouble to insert code to display the program version number, then why not make it complete?



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That's not how versioning works, there is Firefox 25.0b10 but not Firefox 25.10. I believe going to about:support will show you the current version, if all else fails, just make sure you are up to date.

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In the Troubleshooting Information screen (about:support) click on Show Update History.

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You can also open Help > Troubleshooting Information and click Build Configuration to open the about:buildconfig page.
If you click the Built from link under Source then you can see which beta version you currently have.

  • Automated checkin: version bump for firefox 25.0b11 release. DONTBUILD CLOSED TREE a=release

(you have to check for updates if you still have beta 10)

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While I appreciate the responses and directions to find the version number, I don't think my original question has been answered. Why isn't the full version string displayed on the "About Firefox" display screen? I use to write programs in VB6 and always included the code to display the program version (and build date) on an information screen for the user.

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Firefox never did display full beta information in About Firefox, and as of somewhat recently Firefox doesn't display the full version information for even the release versions.