Upgrading to Firefox 2

By Jungchen
Oct 25, 2006
  1. Hi everybody
    I'm still using Firefox 1.5.07
    But I intend to upgrade to its new 2.0 version...

    My Problem is, what is the simplest way to get all my extensions and themes (maybe also search engines and settings) transfered to the new browser...
    I really don't wanna go download every single extension again and configure all those little things...

    Anyone? Suggestions?
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Just click "help>check for updates" and let it download the update. It should then update firefox and keep your extensions(if your extensions are not compatible it will check for newer ones and install them).

    Or if you want, you can just download firefox from and install it. It will update your current install.
  3. Jungchen

    Jungchen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I'm sorry but this does not seem to work...
    When I try to update Firefox from 1.5.07 to 2.0 by clicking update under Help... It says no updates available... But the new version is already out, isn't it?
  4. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 222

    its not really need to go trough help/update
    just download the installer and install
    the whole stuff (like extensions, bookmarks, search engines, etc) will be in place
    ofc, some extensions will be out of date and will need update
    Firefox will check for new versions of extensions next after install is complete and will install it

  5. Jungchen

    Jungchen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67


    I'm using extensions such as Session saver and tab plus...
    But I read that the new Fox will hold this features in its standard version?
    Is it necessary to keep those extensions? Are they not a bit redundant?
  6. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 222

    i don't know what that add-ons doing and cant give you a popper advice
    just install FF2 and see that they work or not
    you can enable/disable/uninstall them under Tools/Add-ons menu

  7. Jungchen

    Jungchen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ok Thanks
    I'll try and I post back when I'm finished... :)
  8. Jungchen

    Jungchen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    It's done... I'm running Firefox 2.0
    Though some of my extensions had to uninstalled in the process...
    Notably Session saver, which I always found quite useful...
    (the new spell checker in Firefox 2 is correcting me while I'm typing... GREAT!)
    Anyway, Firefox is the greatest browser ever...
    And this new version seems even faster than the previous one...
    Though it still takes some time to turn Firefox on, when you have a few extensions...
    No other complaints...
    Everyone should be using this great browser...
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    For each big version of Firefox released, it only shows up as an update a few days later. For one, It's a way to lower the download surges after each new release.

    It also leaves plug-in writers enough time to write new versions of their plug-ins so that once the new Firefox release is available as an update, extensions & themes are also available via the same update.
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