Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird Released

Sunday December 24th, 2006

Security and Stability updates for Mozilla products based on the Gecko 1.8.0 branch have been released.

Firefox 1.5.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until April 24, 2007. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 2.

For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox Release Notes and the Mozilla Thunderbird release notes.

#21 I'm having SAME problem

by pavlograd

Tuesday January 29th, 2008 10:55 AM

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I have also been using Thunderbird and Firefox for 3 or 4 years now (it seems) and have never had a problem until the last few weeks. I hadn't reloaded XP for almost a year, and things were getting 'messy', so I decided to start clean again. I installed registered XP Pro and downloaded the latest Thunderbird and Firefox. I had copied off my profiles from TB and saved them to my external drive. After installing TB, I copied over my profile from before.

This was the first week or so of January. After this, my computer would 'lock up' when I tried clicking on an HTML link in an email and expect it to open a page in Firefox. I thought I had done something wrong with Windows or some installation, so, before I installed a bunch of applications, I decided to start over. I installed XP the 2nd time (on a newly formatted disk) and I am still having the same problem. The problem even seems to happen when I make IE7 my default browser, but eventually, the page comes up. With Firefox as the default, I usually have to reboot to unfreeze Thunderbird.

Is there any way we can get the next oldest version of TB and try it and see if it works okay just to prove that it isn't my machine? Firefox and IE7 work fine when I'm just browsing within them and not trying to go to a link from within an email.

Thanks, Steve