I would like to switch to the release channel from the beta channel, but the option to switch does not appear in the Help>About window. Is there another way to change channels?
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Thanks, cor-el. But does this mean I'm stuck on the beta channel? Is there no way to get back to the release channel?
You can install the Firefox 5 release version if you want to go back to the release channel or you can edit the file channel-prefs.js in the defaults\pref folder or change the pref app.update.channel to release and try to update. Don't know if the latter will work.
my update channel is
in defaults\pref\channel-prefs.js but when I want to update It find Firefox 6 beta. how can I change this?
app.update.channel is old and no longer used. A easy way to get back to release channel is to install Firefox 5.0 as cor-el mentioned.
There are no new Firefox release updates at moment if you are using Windows or Linux anyways as the 5.0.1 and 3.6.19 was just to have a couple workarounds for Mac OSX 10.5 and 10.7 users.
Uninstalling and reinstalling a program is the "easy" solution? What a joke. Why was this feature removed with no corresponding UI update to explain how to switch channels?
When is the Mozilla knowledge base article going to be updated? https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/how-do-i-swit
Way to drop the ball here Mozilla.
This burned me, as I was on the aurora channel. There had to be a better way of handling this - at least I'm not alone in wishing there was a clear, user-facing message to give users alternate approaches or a one-time option to switch back to a release channel. The ease of switching to dev channels made it a lot easier for a non-technically minded user to take the plunge, thinking their altruism would help the developer community.
Stranding those users and telling them they have to reinstall their browsers doesn't reward the desired behavior, right?
Sorry to be so blunt, but "non-technically minded user"s have no business using pre-release builds, if they aren't up to dealing with changes like that. "Altruism" is a road block to development, IMO - if you ain't helping, you're holding up progress.
In the time it took you to register here and post, you could have downloaded and installed a release version.