The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 November 2004

The big Mo

I downloaded the full 1.0 release of Mozilla Firefox (dated 7 November), and it installed without a hitch. I like it fine.

(Update, 2:45 pm: The following paragraph has been superseded — see Comments.)

[O]ne irritant from the pre-release version inexplicably remains: there's still a link for "Mozilla Firebird Help," and it points to a page that's since been moved. I assume this will be fixed at some point, though for some reason I had assumed it would be fixed by now.

Posted at 10:44 AM to PEBKAC


Did you remove your previous version before installing 1.0? Failing to do this "will cause errors," according to the documentation.

I've been following that rule for the last couple of upgrades, and not all of the errors have gone away. I blame the Windows registry for those.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:34 PM on 26 November 2004

Anyway, the reason I asked is, I don't have that "Mozilla Firebird Help" link. Is it in your bookmarks?

If so, I'm betting it's there from a previous version (removing previous versions doesn't affect your bookmarks).

Posted by: McGehee at 12:36 PM on 26 November 2004

Good call: I'd removed the pre-release version, but it found bits and pieces from an earlier Firebird, and presumably sucked it in from there.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:49 PM on 26 November 2004

I am now running Firefox 1.0 on a Mac with OS X 10.3. It runs fine and supports all of TypePad's optional features for creating posts, including copy & paste rich text format, spell check, etc. Very slick.

Safari, Apple's own browser, does not support TypePad anywhere near as well.

Posted by: The Proprietor at 5:52 PM on 26 November 2004

What? No link?

Posted by: Tig at 8:51 AM on 27 November 2004

Well, you can have this one, if you need it.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:54 AM on 27 November 2004