Firefox to Clean Up After Itself

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Posted on April 10, 2005 3:25 PM in Browsers
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Remember how I complained about Firefox not cleaning up after itself last month? Well, according to Asa Dotzler, that will no longer be the case in the next 1.0 release.

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Ryan on April 10, 2005 at 7:25 PM:

Ah, that is wonderful news. I currently have 4-5 copies of Firefox "installed" on this laptop. It bugs me eerytime I look at the add/remove software screen, but I haven't worked up the motivation to clean it out myself yet. I hope the install is smart enough to delete _all_ of the old versions.

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Bernie Zimmermann on April 10, 2005 at 10:20 PM:

Yeah, it's uber-annoying. In the past I've had to uninstall the new version I just installed, re-install the old version and then uninstall it so it would remove the old icon. Then I'd reinstall the new version again. Talk about a pain in the butt.

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nordsieck on April 16, 2005 at 1:08 AM:

I just got 1.0.3 pushed to me, and it seems like everything is cleaned up. Another good part is that 1.0.3 is a true patch instead of a munged full install. Yay for progress!

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