Firefox 4 to feature auto-silent updates

By on August 9, 2010
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Mozilla will release auto-updates for its latest browser requiring zero user interaction.

Like Google Chrome, Mozilla is too planning to put a suppressor on updates for Firefox 4, where updates will be downloaded and applied automatically without any need for user interaction.

The ‘silent’ update feature is “on track” and will be included with the latest beta of the browser. The auto-updates will only be available for Windows, said Mozilla.

“We’ll only be using the major update dialog box for changes like [version] 4 to 4.5 or 5,” Faaborg said in a late July message on the “mozilla.dev.apps.firefox” forum. “Unfortunately users will still see the updating progress bar on load, but this is an implementation issue as opposed to a [user interface] one; ideally the update could be applied in the background.”

Those who dislike the feature will be able to turn it off, unlike Google Chrome which presents no such option.

Source: Mozilla (via ComputerWorld).


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