Checking my installed version of Firefox

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Checking my Firefox version.

We support only: FF ESR 52.6

I need to know what version I have installed.

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At the top menu, click on Help, and from the dropdown click on "About Firefox."

Firefox status info
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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To check which version of Firefox you have installed, click the three lines on the top right of the FireFox browser, then click Help, then click About Firefox - You will get a window telling you which version you have installed.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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I assume 58.02 can co-exist with ESR 52.6.

Any trick to downloading the ESR version?

Just click the button?
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
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That's all that should be required.

Before doing a Firefox upgrade, however, it's well to go out and do a little research on what new features you'll get with the upgrade.  I'm still at version 38 because later versions keep getting bigger and bigger (Firefox can take up 400 MB of memory with no sites open!)  Newer versions also have some features that are "not to my advantage," and I don't want to have to dig out how to disable them.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I need the update, since that's the only version are software is supported on.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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It does not seem 52.6 is necessary the version the download will give me.

Any way to say, explicitly?
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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Yes; you can get archived versions at their web site.

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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Yep, you can get a direct download of the version you need here;

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.6.0/releasenotes/

There should be no need to uninstall, just install straight over the top of your existing installation.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I found the correct version, but it wants to install in :

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

Shall I uninstall the other one and clear out that folder?
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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I assume that's where your current installation is?  If so, go ahead and install into that folder. The new version will overwrite the files that need updating.

If you clear the folder, you may lose some custom configuration options.

Regards, Andrew

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