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    Default Firefox - best practices for updating, and installing/updating Add-ons

    I know ForceField tends to cause a lot of issues with regards to installing/updating Add-ons, and updating Firefox itself.

    Stupidly, I updated Firefox 3.0.6 to 3.0.7 internally within Firefox's Help > Check for Updates feature, and needless to say my user profile got corrupted so I had to revert to an earlier backup. I'm sure the best way to update Firefox would be to close all of its instances so ForceField can back off, and upgrade Firefox using its own full installer. I've never had issues upgrading directly, although I know some prefer to uninstall the previous version before installing the new one.

    I have a little trouble with Add-ons however, and it's probably linked with virtualization. I remember trying to update an Add-on internally ('Find Updates'), and no matter how many times I restarted Firefox the Add-on wouldn't update and kept giving the message of having to restart Firefox. I cleared the virtual data and started Firefox again, and it updated.

    Clearly virtualization causes a few problems, and I'm wondering what's the best practice for its use.

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    Message Edited by Sensory on 03-09-2009 06:39 AM

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    Default Re: Firefox - best practices for updating, and installing/updating Add-ons

    Hi!very easy, when you have to update .... turn OFF virtualization and update firefox and/or your add-on.Once finished you can open your normal browser.Have a look at the manual, it contains a lot of useful examples:http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/me...dUserGuide.pdf Cheers,Fax

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    Default Re: Firefox - best practices for updating, and installing/updating Add-ons

    <blockquote><hr>fax wrote:
    Hi!
    very easy, when you have to update .... open an unprotected browser (close the others) and update firefox and/or your add-on.
    Once finished you can open your normal browser.


    Have a look at the manual, it contains a lot of useful examples:
    http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/me...dUserGuide.pdf


    Cheers,
    Fax
    <hr></blockquote>
    OK that's simple enough, although I had trouble when my computer had a forced restart (power cut). Starting Firefox again lead to a few troubles such as bookmarks not working (Ctrl+D doing nothing), and browsing history not saving at all. I tried clearing virtual data and restarting Firefox, but this didn't seem to work. To fix the problem I closed Firefox, cleared virual data, disabled ForceField, reverted to an earlier profile backup, updated all my Add-ons etc. and then re-enabled ForceField with virtualization.

    I'm certain virtualization is causing a few conflicts at times, and I'm not sure exactly how clearing virtual data works. At the moment I'm afraid to ever clear my virtual data in case it happens to clear all my changes such as new bookmarks, browsing history, custom settings etc.

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    Hi!have you readthe manual? It will help you to get a better picture on how ZAFF works.Cheers,Fax

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    I read the entire manual, and in theory I know how it's supposed to work, and in theory I shouldn't be having the problems I've been having; however, due to having had problems, I'm concerned with how to deal with Firefox and Forcefield when the system crashes whilst both are actively running.

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    Hi!then you should know that bookmarks are not removed unless you are using a "private browser", what will be cleaned is the add-on that you have installed while in the protected mode.When you see that the browser is unstable then its good you try to clean the virtual data. Cheers,FAx

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