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Like Google's Chrome, Mozilla To Silently Update Firefox 4
8/7/2010

CWmike writes "Taking a page from rival Google's playbook, Mozilla plans to introduce silent, behind-the-scenes llc.cite this source roget's ii: the new lexicon



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document.write("") updating to Firefox 4. The feature, which has gotten little attentiveness from Mozilla, is currently 'on track' for Firefox 4, slated to ship before the end of the year. Firefox 4's silent update will only be offered on Windows, Mozilla has said. Most updates will be downloaded and installed automatically without asking the user or requiring a confirmation. 'We'll only be using the major update dialog box for changes like [version] 4 to 4.5 or 5," said Alex Faaborg, a star




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advance bar , but this is an use issue as opposed to a [user interface] one; ideally the update could be applied in the background.' Unlike Google, Mozilla will let users change the default silent service to the more fixed mode, where the browser asks compliment before downloading and installing any update."



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