The Journey to Update Firefox from 1.0.7 to 1.5

Just a few weeks ago, Mozilla released Firefox 1.5 RC3. This seems to be the same as the final release. So, if you haven’t converted yet (mostly IE6 users) nor have tried out Firefox, now is the time.

Mozilla Firefox

I finally decided to update my Firefox version from 1.0.7 to the newest 1.5. I will be implementing this on my work PC as it has the most extensions installed. This should be interesting.

Here are the extensions:

  • Web Developer 0.9.4
  • Wizz RSS Reader 1.1.0
  • gTranslate 0.2.6 gTranslate 0.2.7
  • ShowIP 0.7.11
  • ColorZilla 0.8.2 (New version: 0.8.3)
  • Greasemonkey 0.5.3 Greasemonkey 0.6.2
  • fireFTP 0.88.3
  • Sitebar Sidebar 1.02
  • Tabbrowser Extensions 1.14.2005092501 (New version: 2.0.2005113001)
  • View Rendered Source Chart 1.2.03
  • ScreenGrab 0.6
  • HTML Validator 0.7.6
  • Autofill 0.2
  • IE Tab 1.0.5 (New version:

Here goes nothing, or something. To be continued

The striked-out extensions above were noted as incompatible with Firefox 1.5. Firefox Update automatically “disabled [them] until compatible versions are installed.” I then noted the newest, available version of the extension that is compatible with Firefox 1.5, as stated by Firefox Update.

Also to note, I needed to update my theme “Noia 2.0 (extreme)” as it was causing a display bug on the URL-address bar. This went from 2.88 to 2.991 and apparently fixed the display issue. This took a while to figure out. Maybe in the future, Moz-dev team can have a note to check one’s theme if there are any display issues being encountered.

All in all, the update went quite well. It seems that Firefox 1.5 loads a tad faster than its predecessor. I’m just bummed about not having some extensions: Sitebar Sidebar (which is my links depository) and Greasemonkey (which is one of the best extensions to have for a Firefox user).

Note: Greasemonkey 0.6.2 seems to be having bug issues at the moment. People have been addressing this issue, so there should be a fix soon. It’s probably going to roll out with version 0.6.4 of the extension.