That can’t be right. I just got a message saying Firefox needed to be restarted in order to apply updates - nothing abnormal about that, but the post-update page I was shown said this:
Firefox Community Beta Program
You’re part of the Firefox Community Beta Program! During the run up to Firefox 2, we released beta builds and release candidates for wide testing and feedback as part of a community beta program. Anyone who downloaded and installed these pre-release versions of Firefox became part of this beta program and was automatically updated to the Firefox 2 final release.
To ensure the continued quality of Firefox 2, we have updated your Firefox to the latest pre-release version of the next security and stability update. We consider this release stable but are actively looking for new issues.
If you are participating in this program, thanks for your continued help. Please report any problems or issues at our community feedback web site at
http://feedback.mozilla.org or through the mozilla.feedback.firefox.prerelease newsgroup.
The final release of Firefox 220.127.116.11 will take place shortly after we complete wide testing through this program. All press inquiries should be directed to
To exclude yourself from the beta program, simply download and install the latest stable production release of Firefox from
Is it just me, or is this a bad move? Pushing a Beta out as an automatic update? since when has that been a good idea?
I just got an auto-update, but it didn’t say anything about being a Beta version.
This is the page I got. (I’m on a Mac, btw.)
Maybe in your preferences you’ve got a box checked that says you’re willing to be a beta tester or something? I don’t see any such thing in the preferences panel, but it’s a thought.
Same as jackelope. I just updated on two computers, and nothing about a beta.
That’s the first thing I checked. Can’t see anything there.
I’m posting this from a different computer - and I just got the ‘new updates are ready to install’ message - I think it’s about to do the same here.
Interesting… it updated to 18.104.22.168 (same as the other computer), but I just got the generic message
Jackelope linked to above - I guess either the pre release testing they mentioned is now done, or maybe I got sent to an info page someone had forgotten to rewrite…
My home and work Firefoxes updated, and I was leery, but I didn’t get the Beta message, either.
You must be special.