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FireFix automatically updates Firefox to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.

  • Downloads Firefox nightly build from Web server
  • Mounts the disk image
  • Creates a backup of the previous version on disk
  • Copies the new nightly build to its default location
  • Option to launch the new version of Firefox
  • Option to undo latest install and revert to last version
  • Option to show the change log for past week
  • Preserves the user's search plugin settings
  • Makes backups of bookmarks and cookie files
  • Optionally more...

What's New

Version 1.9:
  • Updated for new Minefield builds
  • Re-enabled disk image mounting on OS X 10.3.9 (untested)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here

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Mok.In.Touch™ Member IconComment+24
Mok.In.Touch™
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I wonder why do people want to whine so much about something that is still under the ongoing developement.

If it is good, they have to find something that they don't like, so they can whine about it. And of course, if it's bad, they will bitch all day. Don't forget, every developer puts up the warning as: "Use at your own risk". So you download the software, you use it, then bitch at yourself if it's not your liking.

Get a life..........all those whiners out there.

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Version 1.8
Freese1 Member IconComment+1
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v.1.6. I´m using MacOSX 1.4.2. Just installed it and I tought it would not work at all, there was no "Choose your browser" dialog box. Then I started Exposee and realized that the dialog box was open, but not in the viewable rate of my monitor. It appeared by default somewhere at the bottom left of my monitor, in an unreachable region. I changed my monitor resolution to 1280*1024 but I´m still not able to click on it. Seems like a bug! Any workarounds or suggestions?

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Version 1.6
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Anonymous
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Delete the FireFix.plist file in your Preferences folder. That will center the window on screen and you will be asked to locate Firefox.

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Anonymous
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Change the nightly build location under the preferences tab to:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-1.6a1.en-US.mac.dmg

Working as of Oct 9, 2005 (10/9/2005, Version: 1.5)

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Version 1.5
Paul Courtade
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Tried suggested update location change but FireFix gives and error finding update image disk.
(10/10/05 10:16 PM)

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Anonymous
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I've had no trouble with 1.4 until it stopped retrieving nightlies on 8/16.

Saw no 1.0+ nightlies past 8/16 at Mozilla. They now seem to say 1.6a1 at:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

I'm wondering if that might be a little too bleeding edge, or if that's just where things are now.

(G4 under 10.4.2)

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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Change the nightly build location under the preferences tab to:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-1.6a1.en-US.mac.dmg

Working as of Oct 9, 2005

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Anonymous
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FireFix v1.4 does absolutely nothing when I run it. There's no "Choose Your Browser..." dialog box, the prefs don't appear, and when I (attempt to) quit my system error beep sounds with nary a message to be seen. I'm running 10.4.1.

???

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Version 1.4
Freese1
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v.1.6. I´m using MacOSX 1.4.2. Just installed it and I tought it would not work at all, there was no "Choose your browser" dialog box. Then I started Exposee and realized that the dialog box was open, but not in the viewable rate of my monitor. It appeared by default somewhere at the bottom left of my monitor, in an unreachable region. I changed my monitor resolution to 1280*1024 but I´m still not able to click on it. Seems like a bug! Any workarounds or suggestions?

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Anonymous
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Using the 1.4 version, my Firefox does not get updated. The application downloads everything, mounts the deerpark image, but when Firefox starts, it is still version 1.0.4.

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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Thanks for the support for OS X widgets.

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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I think that Deer Park may be causing some problems with FireFix - didn't seem to update properly today, and just left me with a mounted disk image. Hopefully this can be fixed before too long!

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Version 1.3
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Anonymous
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At first, I could not believe the problems some people reported about errors. But I have now found out that the tar.gz files downloaded from .Mac are in fact corrupt. The sympton of this corruption is that there is a stray Readme file and the app generates the ominous 1708 error. I could not reproduce that, because the .tar.gz file I put on my local iDisk is just fine, only the version transferred to .Mac is broken (and it affects only files in the Public folder). This is a nightmare. Anyway, I just archived the files to .zip and changed the link on MU.

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Version 1.3
Jvhvr
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Did you report this to Apple ADC ?
This seems a mayor bug !

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Anonymous
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Applescript error, program not working.

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Version 1.3
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Date 20 Apr 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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