The Mozilla Foundation released the latest update of their flagship web browser Firefox with little notice or fanfare.
Recent updates have happened automatically. But, in this case, the update didn’t come to my computer until I went looking for it. Perhaps I went looking before the update got to me.
I had heard that they made some changes in v15, including a fix for a memory leak that had been an issue for a while.
They’ve removed the "check for updates" option from the Tools menu, or maybe it was the Help menu. Either way, it’s gone.
But, if you pick Help from the menu bar and then click on About Firefox, the program will automatically check for the latest update.
That’s how I got version 15. It even automatically updated without losing the web sites in my Firefox tabs, where previous versions required you to exit Firefox and restart Firefox.
Firefox is still my preferred alternative to Internet Explorer. I like the way it works.
I use Opera occasionally. One of these days, I’ll try Google’s Chrome web browser, but they lost me at the beginning with their obnoxious EULA that claimed the rights to anything I sent through the web browser. I heard that it changed pretty quickly, but I haven’t gone back.
If the Firefox menu bar is not displayed, just press and release the Alt key to display it. Once it’s displayed, if you want to show it all the time, click on View, Toolbars, Menu Bar.