One theme I have seen is that lots of people are fed up with the frequency and intrusiveness, as they see it, of Firefox and Thunderbird updates.
I really can’t stand being nudged none stop as away to prob me to update
my Firefox browser. Is their Anyway I can disarm this as I am strongly
considering going back to Internet Explorer. No offense to who generated
this idea, but it is brutal.
Why so many updates or is Mozilla gathering in formation on us?
do you really have to release an update every two or three days?
this is ridiculous. how about you TEST the software until it’s stable
and not make everyone upgrade the browser every 3 days.
im starting to not want to use FF because of the merciless update structure.
Updates and more updates and more…
what’s the point of this one exactly?
you keep sending me these stupid updates. i dont want updates. i dont
like something that interrupts my gaming and screws it up. i want an
option to stop all notifications. if i need an update i can look for it
I am so tired of updates every week. This is as bad as Microsoft and
it’s constant updates. If you can’t get it right the first time, give it
up. I can see updates here and there, but every week is ridiculous.
Switching to Safari.
I am tired of the constant stream of Firefox updates. It didn’t used
to be this way.
If you can’t get it right any more, then it’s time for me to switch to a
Next time I see an update, I am changing.
The reason I started using your product many years ago was to get away
from popups and intrusive web sites and browsers. Now that is what you
have become. And you keep adding crap daily. I am off the find the new
product of what you use to be.
I understand that you are trying to provide a product that is bug free
and as “cool” as you can make it, but having to update twice a month or
even once a month is a pain. I am also a frequent deployer in the
military and quite often we can’t get fast enough internet speeds to
download the update. It just seems excessive. Starts making me wonder
how good a product is if you have to send a better version every couple
Firefox updates are too frequent!
You think that’s a lot? All of those were posted in the last 24 hours. And we only had 100 feedback in that time.
I don’t think we’re doing enough to explain to users why these updates are important.
How about a snippet on the start page which simply says:
Why does Firefox update itself so often?
and which leads to a page which explains?
And we should move to silent updates by default, a la Chrome. As long as we don’t abuse the privilege by installing unrelated software, then I think this is a reasonable extension of the trust users put in us when they install the software in the first place.
Incidentally, the installation of unrelated software is another pet hate of many Hendrix users. The Yahoo! bundle in the Flash updater annoys a lot of people. But commonly, they blame us – either for the Yahoo stuff, or for McAfee, or for something else. They think it’s us who is doing it. How can we avoid getting the blame for this bad business practice on the part of other companies?