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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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Through this whole discussion, it strikes me as odd that Thunderbird has the exact feature I'd wish Firefox had too. It is somewhat baffling that it can't be easily implemented since both programs share a common framework afaik.

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This is a major frustration.  I want to know what is in the update you are pushing before I place it on my system.  I want to know if this is something I need to deal with right away or is it something that touches on things I am not likely to interact with.

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One More Update Option

When there are Firefox updates available, the only options I get are Download or Dismiss.  Why are these the only options offered?  How about a Definition option that tells users what's in the download? If I don't know what's in the Download, I'm clicking Dismiss every time.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I can search Mozilla for what's in the Download, but have you actually tried it?  It's like going down a rat hole.  Please offer a one-click link to what's in Downloads.  Thanks.

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Providing Better Upgrade Information

This is a long-time grumble and, I would think, easy to fix.

When I get a notification to download an upgrade, there's no information in that notice regarding what sort of upgrade I'm being offered and there's no link to find out "What's new" before I install it. 

Is the upgrade from 110 to 111?  Or from 111.0 to 111.0.1? 

Whether I choose to upgrade "right then" might depend on the "level" of upgrade... from xxx.0 to xxx.0.1 is an easy yes, but, from 110 to 111 I might want to take a look at what's changing before I say yes... I may simply want to wait a few weeks for the bugs to be worked out on a top-level release.

Also.... If I say "no" to the update notice, then go Help --> About, I'm given another chance to upgrade, but, the "What's new" link in that screen is for the revision that's already installed.  Where's the link to find out what's new in the revision I'm being offered, before I install it?

Thanks for making great products... and for indulging this rant. 😉

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(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)