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Status: In review

Mozilla, why don't you provide us with relevant information when prompting for an update?
I long for times back when the link was displayed

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ptoye
New member

Not at all, I suppose - I rather lost track of the discussion. A senior moment.

AlfoMora
Making moves

Suppose that when checking for Firefox updates (without automatic installation), notifications were received about the release of new versions, and there was also a switch / switch for this in the settings. I think a lot of people have thought about it.

Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
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JohnHawkinson
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FIrefox's update mechanism prompts me when there is a new update available, and asks me to make a decision, but doesn't give me enough information to easily make that decision. It should say more.
 

Screen Shot 2022-06-03 at 07.52.20.png

(I have "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" set, because I am always afraid of an update breaking critical work without my knowing or testing it.)


There are two pieces of information that I want that are missing from the "Update available: Download the latest version of Firefox" popup box, which offers "(Dismiss) [DOWNLOAD]" choices.


1. The first missing information is the version number FF proposes to update to. Knowing whether today's update is to 100.0.3 or 101.0 makes a big difference, because minor updates are much less likely to make major changes or break add-ons, and more likely to be security-related. Also, knowing the version makes it much easier to find the more information about the upgrade.

2. The second missing information is a link to the Firefox release notes, i.e. to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/ or to the specific version release notes, like https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/101.0/releasenotes/ for FF 101.0. Generally speaking, I want to read the release notes before deciding whether to take the update RIGHT NOW, and figuring out when is a good time to do it. (And of course, knowing the version number makes it easier to find the right release notes)

Here's a rough mockup of what it might look like:

ff upgrade mock.png

 

Thank you!

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Jon
Community Manager
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Venetia
Employee
Employee

Yes - you make a very good point about 1) Letting users know what update it is 2) linking to the releases notes. Our team will review this idea and we'll let you know how we plan proceed! Thank you!

 

JohnHawkinson
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Thanks! Also I apologize if my message seems weirdly context-free, I failed to find this topic when I searched, so created a new topic, but Jon properly moved it into this pre-existing topic.

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Jon
Community Manager
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101
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Please!  If you have the time to post an 'update' - add the version number.  I've received 'popups' upon opening the browser...stating a new version is available.  I download the update and find, after installing the update, that I already have the update.  It should not be difficult for you talented folk to add the version number along with the update notification.  You use to do thatl..why the change?

 

al38
New member

I would like to know with each new version (and there are often) what this new version brings or modifies.

When we accept, we don't know at all what we accept

Thanks

J'aimerai connaitre  à chaque nouvelle version ( et il y en a souvent) ce qu’apporte ou modifie cette nouvelle version .

Quand on accepte, on ne sait pas du tout ce que l'on accepte

Merci