Add-on updates on startup halt completion of Firefox v.3.x loading - Mozilla

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  1. Add-on updates on startup halt completion of Firefox v.3.x loading

    When Firefox is initiated, when an Add-on update automatically pops up,
    the update successfully installs, but Firefox doesn't complete loading,
    and must be again manually started by clicking its icon.
    Previously (2.0.0.12 and earlier), after the Add-onupdate completed,
    Firefox would finish loading. Is this by design or a glitch?

  2. Re: Add-on updates on startup halt completion of Firefox v.3.x loading

    "dAVEr" wrote...
    > When Firefox is initiated, when an Add-on update automatically pops up,
    > the update successfully installs, but Firefox doesn't complete loading,
    > and must be again manually started by clicking its icon.
    > Previously (2.0.0.12 and earlier), after the Add-onupdate completed,
    > Firefox would finish loading. Is this by design or a glitch?


    The manual restart can be a bit of a pain since so many things have
    been improved, but I do experience that sometimes, since Firefox
    does come up after manual start I wouldn't worry about it,. You have
    updates for Firefox, and you have updates for extensions. I take it
    you are using 2.0.0.14 but I do experience that sometimes in Minefield
    (Firefox 3.0pre Nightlies).

    I would recommend installing "Quick Restart" extension, where it will
    help you is if you purposely want to take Firefox down and restart. You
    are less likely to have to check Windows Task Manager to see if Firefox
    is running or running but has no CPU time, but won't start.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3559

    --
    HTH,
    David McRitchie, extensions I use are briefly documented on my site
    Firefox Custom: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm



  3. Re: Add-on updates on startup halt completion of Firefox v.3.x loading

    David McRitchie wrote:
    > "dAVEr" wrote...
    >> When Firefox is initiated, when an Add-on update automatically pops
    >> up, the update successfully installs, but Firefox doesn't complete
    >> loading, and must be again manually started by clicking its icon.
    >> Previously (2.0.0.12 and earlier), after the Add-onupdate completed,
    >> Firefox would finish loading. Is this by design or a glitch?

    >
    > The manual restart can be a bit of a pain since so many things have
    > been improved, but I do experience that sometimes, since Firefox
    > does come up after manual start I wouldn't worry about it,. You have
    > updates for Firefox, and you have updates for extensions. I take it
    > you are using 2.0.0.14 but I do experience that sometimes in Minefield
    > (Firefox 3.0pre Nightlies).
    >
    > I would recommend installing "Quick Restart" extension, where it will
    > help you is if you purposely want to take Firefox down and restart. You
    > are less likely to have to check Windows Task Manager to see if Firefox
    > is running or running but has no CPU time, but won't start.
    > https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3559
    >

    No, the first in this thread was about FF 3.x Beta, and now 3.0 final.
    Perhaps a more detailed scenario: Previously to 2.0.0.12 (I think that
    is when the glitch started), when any click occured that would initiate
    Firefox for the first time since any cold boot, the Add-ons (or just
    "Extensions") Updates box at first appeared to affirm or deny
    installation of newly-available fixes. Clicking "Install" would
    automatically execute them in the order listed, then Firefox would
    continue to load normally.

    Now the Firefox load completion simply doesn't occur unless another
    shortcut or link (e.g., within an email message)is clicked upon. In
    brief, it is as if the completion/continue lines of code in the updater
    script where inadvertently omitted or disabled by a simple punctuation
    error in the script.

    It is a minor irritation (seemingly easily fixed), in that it requires
    monitoring the update process, rather than just clicking on "install"
    then "returning" back later from some other task, assured that Firefox
    will be "up and rarin' to go". In other words, it unnecessarily
    interrupts the usual work flow.

    Nonetheless, automatic notification of any and all available update for
    installed extensions or themes is a terrific feature in any case. Bravo!
    -d

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