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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 7:18 AM CST
Yesterday I upgraded to Firefox 8.0.
As much as I love Firefox, I hate version 8.0...it's slow beyond reason and freezes every half hour at least.

I tried a system restore to a couple of days a ago...but it's STILL there!!

How else can I go back to an older version of Firefox?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 10, 2011 7:31 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Here's the page that contains older releases of Firefox:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 7:38 AM CST
Thanks Dave!! How old is the 3.6 version, do you know? It's the only one I'm seeing...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Nov 10, 2011 7:45 AM CST

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I really don't recall. I left the 3.x branch quite a while ago - maybe a year?
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Thumbs up Thank you sooo much!!

I wonder will they ever get 8.0 working properly?

Off to download...
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 8:03 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! it worked!!

Thanks again Dave!!

Is there someplace a person can check for reviews of updates before they download them?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Nov 10, 2011 8:12 AM CST

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None that I know of, sorry. I'm glad you were able to downgrade successfully. Thumbs up
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Nov 10, 2011 1:02 PM CST
I downloaded 8 yesterday and it seems to have improved the speed . No problems so far. There are a couple of reviews which mostly say it's an improvement on 6 and 7 . Google Firefox 8 reviews. There was also a comparison of the 5 most popular browsers.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Nov 10, 2011 1:21 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'm using FF 8 also and don't really notice any difference.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 1:22 PM CST
Wonder why it gave me so many issues here then?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Nov 10, 2011 1:32 PM CST

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Shrug!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Nov 10, 2011 3:50 PM CST
Looks like I'm using FF 8.0 and it works fine.

I don't know anything about computers, but I think sometimes upgrades aren't quite compatible with some other program you might have- an antivirus program or a firewalll, or something of the sort. Not long ago I was using a version that was extremely slow on some sites. We got rid of an antivirus program (AVG I think?) and then it worked fine. Sometimes it seems to be process of elimination.

Karen
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 6:19 PM CST
Ever since I downgraded I've been getting this error message:

plug-incontainer.exe has encountered a problem...and my 'puter freezes. After a bit of googling, I've disabled all of the java plug-ins (about the only thing I could understand LOL) but it hasn't worked. Any ideas?
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Nov 10, 2011 6:30 PM CST
I had to go look it up.
Will this page help?

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/708305?page=8

Shoe
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Nov 10, 2011 6:32 PM CST
Sorry, this one is more up to date. (I noticed the other page was from a year ago)

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/893897
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Nov 10, 2011 7:00 PM CST
urg...thanks Shoe. Still doesn't make any sense...I need a simple 2 click fix!!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 10, 2011 7:05 PM CST
I have FF 8 as of this morning and everything is fine for me. At one point FF suggested that I disable 2 McAfee addons which I did.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 11, 2011 1:54 PM CST
Lee Anne, what OS do you have? Vista? Windows 7? & so forth. Then google Firefox 8 (or whatever version) followed by the name of your OS + the word "problems". See what you come up with. Then do the same with your antivirus in the search text.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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NJBob
Nov 11, 2011 3:27 PM CST
What version did you go back to , you may have gone to one that is to old to support your programs.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
Image
threegardeners
Nov 11, 2011 3:36 PM CST
I went back to version 3.6
I'm using Windows XP

It only gives me trouble when I'm checking my Yahoo e-mail...so I just haven't been checking it. *Blush*

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