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mosthigh 11-11-2008 01:53 AM

Updating Mozilla/Firefox so Hotmail will work
 
I am trying to update Mozilla Firefox 3.03 on my Hotmail site. I got the update in a .tar bz2 archive format with many (220) files.
Now that they're all there in the archive manager, where do I go from there? If I say "select all" to extract, it opens another window ("extract" window) asking where to extract to...this is where I get lost. I'm guessing it needs to be installed into the existing Mozilla/Firefox application folder...just not sure.

I am unable to use aspects of hotmail (like composing letters!) unless I upgrade Mozilla browser.
Is there another way to update without the archive?
Can settings be changed (through "tools" or "settings") to accommodate Hotmail?

lurid 11-11-2008 02:27 AM

First, what distribution are you using? Most will let you update your programs through your file manager, thus avoiding the problem of using that .tar.bz2 archive all together.

If not, I've downloaded and checked out that archive, and it should be pretty easy to install it if for some reason you can't update by any other means.

knudfl 11-11-2008 02:51 AM

Lots of posts about Hotmail :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ers-sw-619463/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=Hotmail

> > LQ Search > hotmail ... and please have a look at
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lurid 11-11-2008 12:29 PM

After reading those and trying it myself, it doesn't seem like upgrading to 3.0.3 is going to help. I'm using 3.0.3 and I'm having the same issue. (I typically use gmail to compose, so I hadn't noticed until now.)

minamanda 11-11-2008 04:54 PM

Type about:config in a new URL and search for general.useragent.vendor and switch it to Firefox and Windows Live Hotmail will work.

Hope this helps


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