June 13, 2011

Channel Switcher Removed From Firefox 5 and 6

A little over a month ago we reported Firefox 5 Aurora allowed you to Switch on the fly among Aurora, Beta, and Release versions. On May 26, 2011, Bug 659972 – Remove channel switching UI was filed. Seems this new feature was more trouble than any benefits it would gain. Biggest issue is users would install a Nightly, Aurora or Beta build which once installed would show in the Windows Programs list with the ‘build name’. But, if the user changed the channel they were on, Windows would reflect this. For example say the user installed Aurora 5.0a2 and later…

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