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Updating to current version of FireFox
I have been using Firefox ver. 65.0 for yeas and i'm very happy with it. Except certain sites require me to update, such as Chase.com. I have read about some users saying that they were not happy after updating and wanted to switch back to their old version. 1. how would i be able to switch back to my current version if I find I don't like the most current version? 2. Will the user interface be much different for the current version and is there a way I could just view the current user interface before downloading/installing? 3. After switching to the current version, will my settings, auto loading tabs(for email,etc), pocket list of saved articles and other settings be transferred? Since I have never asked a question before, I have no idea where your response will be found. So i have included my email just in case it is not obvious where to find your response. [email removed from public] thank you very much for any help!!!
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Just download the current version and install in a different directory than your current install. Then you can use sync to get your profile into the new Firefox. I always suggest running multiple versions of Firefox with Sync so that your data is not in just one browser. If an update goes BOOM your data may be lost. see old screenshot
Thank you for the fast excellent reply. Do you mean if I save and install the update in a different directory I would be able to run either version!!??? And .. I have not yet looked at the two links you included but I will in the morning. Do I need to somehow sync my computer to have a COPY of all my old Firefox settings and saved Pocket list/articles transferred to the new downloaded version or will it be done automatically?? Again thank you for your previous fast excellent reply!!!
On my Win11 laptop, here are the install paths for 3 versions of Firefox. see screenshot I cannot speak on Pocket because I never used it. This page shows what can be synced across devices. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-information-sync-firefox
My browsers on my Win11 laptop. see screenshot