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    Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    New versions of Firefox have just been released. Firefox2.0.0.2 and Firefox 1.5.0.10 are security and stability updates.

    Vista users should upgrade to 2.0.0.2 as it includes a number of Vista compatibility updates.

    You can download the new versions from the above links or wait for the automatic update system to upgrade you within the next 24-48 hours. Alternatively you can use "Help > Check for Updates..." to get the new version.

    If you have Firefox 1.5.0.x iit will offer to upgrade you to 1.5.0.10 but within the next few weeks they plan to turn on the major upgrade system which will offer 1.5.0.10 users the option to upgrade to 2.0.0.2 or stay with 1.5.0.10. Support for Firefox 1.5.0.x is due to end on April 24th 2007.

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    The 2.0.0.2 upgrade seems to have brought back an old problem relating to the DDE settings Firefox adds to the registry.

    October 2004: http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...t&Number=413261
    July 2004: 'Locate Link Browser' message in Outlook (Mozilla,

    So, "heads up" all you Firefox fans.

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    It's worth pointing out that the Firefox 2.0.0.2 update causes the disabling of the Java Console 6.0, but not the Java Run-Time-Environment 6.0 itself.

    In other words, the Java functionality remains. (I've never wanted to use its console anyway!)

    John

    PS to Jefferson - all the settings in the threads you point to seem to be OK on my machine...
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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    Technically it is not the Java Console that has been disabled, just the menu item in Firefox being removed.

    When Java Runtime Environment 6 is installed it adds an extension to Firefox that adds a menu item to the Tools menu to open the Java Console. There is an error in the set-up file for the extension that only lists it as compatible with Firefox 2 and not Firefox 2.0.0.* - This causes the extension to be disabled when you upgrade Firefox which causes the menu item to be removed from Firefox.

    This extension is hidden so will not appear in the add-ons manager. The extension is installed in the application directory rather than the profile folder. If you look in the extensions folder within the application directory (default location C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxextensions) the extension will be in a folder called {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    I don't suppose I've really understood how this Java thing works, because there's also another icon in (Windows XP) Control Panel called Java, which brings up a window called Java Control Panel!

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    There are indeed far too many details in that control panel relative to the number of Java programs I encounter. But the Update Now button was useful. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    For some reason, the Flash Player refuses to install in Firefox 2...

    (And Adobe Reader won't install in Explorer - so I have to use both browsers on the same site at times)

    It's very strange - I don't know if it's vista related or not.

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    Tony, I installed the latest version (2.0.0.2) of Firefox and I have a question. Why is there a 2 inch space at the bottom of the homepage. To me that seems like wasted space. Is there a reason, or is it peculiar only to my copy?
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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    This is probably caused by using an incompatible extension. For how to deal with that and other possible causes see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Gray_bar_below_status_bar

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    Flash player 9 should work in Vista.

    You have probably done this already but make sure you have the latest version Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28 (you need to open that link using Firefox to get the version for Firefox, if opened in IE it gives you the IE version)

    When installed it should place 2 files into the Firefox application directory, if using the default installation paths the files are:
    C:Program FilesMozilla FirefoxpluginsNPSWF32.dll
    C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxcomponentsflashplayer.xpt

    You can also try the Adobe Flash Player Support Center for troubleshooting.

    Adobe Reader 8 should work OK with IE7, the Adobe knowledge base article for troubleshooting PDF display problems in web browsers is http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase...x.cfm?id=328233

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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    Thank you, Tony. I will check my installed extension tomorrow and return to let you know if I found the culprit.
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    Re: Firefox new version (1.5.0.10 & 2.0.0.2)

    I decided to try and fix this tonight. This is what I did, I printed the mozillaZine Gray bar below status bar article. Checked the extensions I have against the list and deleted two, closed FF but they were still there so I rebooted. That took care to that. Reopened FF, the bar was still at the bottom of the page. I went into Firefox Safe Mode and selected Disable all add-ons, and Make changes and restart. I found out about FF Safe Mode from the mozillaZine Knowledge Base. I had seen that option in FF on the Start menu, but I had no idea what it was used for, now I do.

    Lo and behold the bar had disappeared. My next step is to put the remaining extensions back, one at a time, close and reopen FF and see if I can find which one caused the problem in the first place.

    Thank you so much for the link.
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