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garykanine PSI Beta 3.0
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Ran Beta 3.0 just this morning, and it found no updates to be made. Being the suspicious type, I then did the Scan Again thing, and then it came up with a hit for both Firefox and Thunderbird updates (both 10.0.3, strangely enough).

The point being, it didn't find the updates when I first clicked on it, but only when I manually did a rescan. About 1 minute between the finish of the first scan and then when I initiated it on my own with the rescan option.

Just thought I'd pass it on.

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Anthony Wells RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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Hi ,

Are you using a Firefox "Release Channel" version or the ESR for organisations version ??

For more information see here :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/123...

Anthony



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garykanine RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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Using Firefox 10.0.3 ESR.

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Anthony Wells RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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Hi ,

Are you part of an "organisation" that has chosen to use the ESR version of Firefox or has the PSI loaded it for you ??

This is a problem for other users of the Release Channel version 11.0 :((

The PSI 3.0Beta is quite buggy and fortunately your keen eyes spotted one ; it is a Beta and it's lack of settings mean that I will not use it in it's present state .

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garykanine RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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I'm not a part of any organization - I'm just a senior user. Insofar as how it came to be the Firefox ESR version, I'm not really sure. That's just the last version which was updated using Beta3.0.

Hope this helps.

And, thank you for the compliment! These old eyes needed that, believe me!

Would you recommend reverting to a previous version, which one?

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Anthony Wells RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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Hello ,

Thanks for your update . You are not the only person who seems to have been switched to the ESR channel with 10.0.3 rather than the Release channel version 11.0 after using the PSI "auto-update" system ; you cannot deselect it in the 3.0Beta .

Mozilla have just now made available the ESR channel so that only "security" type updates are added in an update . You will probably have noticed that the everyday Release Channel has gome from version 4 to version 10 pretty quickly ; going up to 11.0 is part of that same system and changes which might affect it's use in an organisation can be included without too much hassle . A regular member of this Forum , wr , is still using the 3.6.x platform version last time he was here but that platform will become unsupported fairly soon .At the moment , at least your 10.0.3 is "secure" as in fully patched .

Secunia have not come back to the Forum to say whether they have dealt with the "auto-update" bug , so if you "update" to 11.0 then the PSI Beta may well still try to revert you to 10.0.3 and you cannot stop it . If you do want 11.0 (my personal preference) you will need to reinstall the PSI version 2.x and deselect "auto-update" for Firefox .

If your eyes are as aged as mine , I would suggest the Firefox add-on "NoSuint" which allows differential page and text zoom and can be memorised for each and every website as is your need . I love it :-

https://urandom.ca/nosquint/

Come back if you need more advice .

Take care

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Anthony Wells RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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Hello again ,

I have just come across this article which Mogs has posted in his Cyberclips thread (CClip 84) which gives some more info on the future updating of Firefox by Mozilla . My experience of Google Chrome's silent auto-updating has (to date) been very good and while in principle I would prefer a confirmation box I can accept the process as is ; so I shall let Firefox do the same and see how it goes .

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225235/Moz...

This will not change the problem of "potential" clashes with the obligatory PSI 3Beta auto-updating of the said browsers .

Hope this is useful .

Anthony

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piaqt RE: PSI Beta 3.0
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"Simplified"? Try dumbed-down and s-l-o-w. I like to know what's going on under the hood. The new GUI is much less informative. Yucko.

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