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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2017, 9:57 am

Using Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, I am a VERY basic SeaMonkey user i.e. few or no extensions.

I've read the comments here and also read the release notes about SeaMonkey 2.46. As a result, I am (nervously) wondering if updating to 2.46 is wise for someone like me who doesn't have the time and probably not the know-how to manage work-arounds if they're needed.

Should I go ahead and update to 2.46 with my PCs?

Thanks for any thoughts/advice!
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Post Posted January 2nd, 2017, 10:44 am

I still say this - viewtopic.php?p=14725839#p14725839

All the workarounds I can recall using for 2.46 wouldn't apply to you.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2017, 10:50 am

Peter Creasey wrote:Using Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, I am a VERY basic SeaMonkey user i.e. few or no extensions...

...Should I go ahead and update to 2.46 with my PCs?

All you need to do before updating is to back up your profile first and you should be backing that up periodically anyway. Doing this means that you can very quickly (5 mins) put everything back exactly as it was, if an update doesn't work out or suit you. You simply install the older version again and put back your saved backup.

So far, so good and you'll see that advice around a lot. What is sometimes missing is exactly how to do your backup very easily. So, here's how -

#1. SM Menu > Help > Troubleshooting Information > click 'Open Folder'/Directory, etc. button....and a Windows Explorer window will appear.

#2. Exit SM.

#3. The Explorer window is showing you all the files in your profile - if nothing else, just select the lot, copy them and paste them into a folder you've made in My Docs.

#4. However, a better way is the navigate up in that window (use the Up Arrow) until you can see by the window header that you are in Apps Data (about 4 clicks of the arrow) Select the folder called Mozilla and copy and paste it straight into My Docs or onto a flashdrive, etc. Somewhere safe anyway. Finally, rename that saved folder to Mozilla-2.40.

#5. You're done.

Having done that, you then update to SM 2.46.
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Post Posted January 2nd, 2017, 11:36 am


DISREGARD - I figured this out.


Frank, etal,

Okay, I did the update to 2.46 and (I believe) managed to select my desired search engine.

However, I lost my bar at the top with <Back> <Forward> <Reload> <Stop> <URL space> <Search><Print>. How do I restore this bar?

Thanks!
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Post Posted January 2nd, 2017, 11:58 am

Right click the menubar and make sure that Navigation Toolbar is checked. Or View -> Show/Hide.
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Post Posted January 2nd, 2017, 12:02 pm

Thanks, Frank, and everyone. All seems to be fine now.
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