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How do I get off of the beta channel?
I have two versions of Firefox installed on my work PC, the regular one for my everyday browsing and the Developer's Edition for my work with the regular one being my default browser. For some reason, through no effort on my part, I ended up on the beta channel for the regular browser.
That was OK until the latest beta (version 90) started showing an extremely annoying bug. On a daily basis, on average, it will stop loading pages for no reason. For that reason, I'd like to get off of the beta channel and get back to using the release version. Would uninstalling the beta version and installing the release version do that for me? Or will I somehow end up back on the beta channel and get upgraded to the beta version again? (If I do have to uninstall the beta and install the release, I want to keep all of the settings, bookmarks, plugins, etc. that I have in that browser. I have the Dev Edition browser set up to never sync, so it has a different set of settings, etc., which I don't want carried over to the other browser.)
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Once the beta release reaches release candidate stage then it looks like a release version as this is to verify that the actual release gets compiled properly and works as expected, but still has the beta update channel (channel-prefs.js is not affected). This is currently the case with 90.0 beta that no longer shows as 90.0b12, but as 90.0 release. If you actually had DE and not beta then updates would have halted for a while until the first 91.0b1 version would be released. So it looks that you do not have a Developer Edition (aurora update channel), but have a beta version (beta update channel). To switch the update channel, you need to install the full version of the release you want.
So how *do* you get out of beta?
You can install the current release if you currently run a Beta or other pre-release build. You can also opt to have both versions installed in their own program folder and with their own profile if you want to test out the next release.
You can find the full version of the current Firefox release (90.0.2) in all languages and all operating systems here:
Installing the latest release (currently 91.0) got me off of the beta channel. Hopefully, it stays that way, as I also have the Developer's Edition installed in another directory (for which I want to stay on the Aurora channel).
Installing the latest release (currently 91.0) got me off of the beta channel.
Isn't the current release still 90.0.2? I think 91 is still in beta until next week.
> Isn't the current release still 90.0.2? I think 91 is still in beta until next week.
According to the Help->About box, it says that I'm on 91.0, not 91.0b. (And it doesn't mention anything about being on the beta channel.)
Modified by rah.69
That 91.0 version is still Beta. Firefox 91.0 is currently in release candidate build 1 (RC 1) state to prepare for the next update. In RC state Beta behaves the same as release, but is should still say update channel Beta. Once 91.0 has been released and the first 92.0b1 version has been released, you will be updated to 92. DE doesn't update during this release candidate stage and thus stays at the last beta version until it updates to the next major release (92).