Is it right that my Applications file contains all these: Firefox Firefox 4.0.1.dmg Firefox 7.0.dmg Firefox 23.0.dmg?
My Mac OS X ver 10.6.8 has not allowed me to automatically update Firefox whenever I am asked by Firefox to do so. So I have been trying to get around this by manually downloading the latest Firerox versions. In my Applications folder I now have the following files: Firefox Firefox 4.0.1.dmg Firefox 7.0.dmg Firefox 23.0.dmg
If this is correct, why does About Firefox still say I have Firefox 7.0 ?
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
- Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
- The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0
see: Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version and that doesnt just apply to sites.
If there are problems with updating or with the permissions then best is to download the full version and trash the currently installed version to do a clean install of the new version.
Download a new copy of the Firefox application and save the disk image file to the desktop
- Firefox 23.0: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html
- Trash the current Firefox application (e.g. open the Applications folder in the Finder and drag the Firefox application to the Trash) to do a clean (re-)install
- Install the new version that you have downloaded
Your personal data is stored elsewhere in the Firefox profile folder, so you won't lose your bookmarks and other personal data when you uninstall and (re)install Firefox.