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Aurora Australis is absolute garbage - I would like to downgrade.

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The new Aurora Australis is absolute garbage. None of my prospector addons work anymore, my most important standard addons (Tab Mix Plus, Stratiform, just to name two) are now nonfunctional, I am physically unable to change tabs using mouseclicks, and the User Interface is glitchy, primarily in that some icons are completely transparent and are as such invisible. If I wanted an overly simple, unintuitive interface, I would have downloaded Chrome or Safari. Can I please get a download for the most recent version of Aurora pre-29 (Australis)? Thank you.

The list of problems includes: Tabs are now unclickable. They can be closed and navigated via keyboard, but are not accessible via mouse Many addons do not work, including: Prospector - LessChrome Prospector - OneLiner Prospector - SearchPreview Tab Mix Plus Stratiform Any and all personas do not fully cover the UI Icons are invisible, including Tab Groups New Tab Add to Bookmarks

The new Aurora Australis is absolute garbage. None of my prospector addons work anymore, my most important standard addons (Tab Mix Plus, Stratiform, just to name two) are now nonfunctional, I am physically unable to change tabs using mouseclicks, and the User Interface is glitchy, primarily in that some icons are completely transparent and are as such invisible. If I wanted an overly simple, unintuitive interface, I would have downloaded Chrome or Safari. Can I please get a download for the most recent version of Aurora pre-29 (Australis)? Thank you. The list of problems includes: Tabs are now unclickable. They can be closed and navigated via keyboard, but are not accessible via mouse Many addons do not work, including: Prospector - LessChrome Prospector - OneLiner Prospector - SearchPreview Tab Mix Plus Stratiform Any and all personas do not fully cover the UI Icons are invisible, including Tab Groups New Tab Add to Bookmarks

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ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

Hello ColeHardTruth, yes you can do that, but because Australis is in Aurora and if you downgrade you can go to Beta or the Release you must change the channel you are now. This you can do if you change/edit the channel-prefs.js in the Installation directory

see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/App.update.channel

Installation directory and where the channel-prefs.js is, for your 64-bit win is :

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref

see also : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Preferences/A_brief_guide_to_Mozilla_preferences

thank you

Hello ColeHardTruth, yes you can do that, but because''' Australis is in Aurora''' and if you '''downgrade you can go to Beta''' or the '''Release''' you must change the channel you are now. This you can do if you change/'''edit''' the '''channel-prefs.js''' in the [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installation_directory Installation directory] see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/App.update.channel Installation directory and where the channel-prefs.js is, for your 64-bit win is : C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref see also : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Preferences/A_brief_guide_to_Mozilla_preferences thank you

Modified by ideato

James
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1598 solutions 11291 answers

ColeHardTruth wrot: Can I please get a download for the most recent version of Aurora pre-29 (Australis)?

Might as well use the Beta channel builds for 28.0 then which is where the Firefox 28.0 is on currently since the move/merge of versions on the four main channels. Firefox 29.0a2 started on the Aurora channel as of Feb 4.

It is currently 28.0b1 and there is usually nine to twelve beta builds for each version lately. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/all/

'''ColeHardTruth wrot: Can I please get a download for the most recent version of Aurora pre-29 (Australis)?''' Might as well use the Beta channel builds for 28.0 then which is where the Firefox 28.0 is on currently since the move/merge of versions on the four main channels. Firefox 29.0a2 started on the Aurora channel as of Feb 4. It is currently 28.0b1 and there is usually nine to twelve beta builds for each version lately. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/all/

Modified by James